Players - Carl Medjani

Carl Medjani
Birthdate: 15 May 1985
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Nationality: Algeria
Other clubs: Saint Etienne (1998-2003), Lorient (loan 2004-05), Metz (loan 2005-06), Lorient (2 / 2006-08), Ajaccio (loan 2007-08 + transfer 2008-13), Monaco (2013-14), Olympiacos (loan 2013), Valenciennes (loan 2014), Trabzonspor (2014-16), Levante (2016), CD Leganes (2016-17), Trabzonspor (2017), Sivasspor (2017-19), Ohod Al Medina (2019-)
Bought from: Saint Etienne
Signed for LFC: 08.08.2003
International caps: Algeria 15/0
Contract expiry: 12.08.2006
LFC league games/goals: 0 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 0 / 0

Player Profile

Medjani was brought to the club in 2003 by Houllier and loaned to second division Lorient in France in the 2004/05 season to gain experience, which he did in 19 out of 34 league games. Medjani has been captain of France's youth international teams for the last few years and lifted the respected Toulon trophy when France u-20 won it in the summer of 2005. Medjani was sold to first division Lorient in the summer of 2006. He only played nine league games in his only season at Lorient before being loaned and eventually sold to second division Ajaccio. Medjani played in 35 of Ajaccio's 38 Ligue 1 matches in 2011/12. In doing so, he passed a century of League appearances for the Corsican club. Medjani is of Algerian origin and played his first full international for Algeria in 2010.

Medjani spent a few years at Ajaccio before moving from Corsica to the French mainland and signing for Monaco in January 2013. He played in fifteen first-team matches for Monaco between February and the end of the season in May. He also continued to play in both competitive and friendly matches for his country, Algeria.

The central-defender had two loan spells during the 2013/14 season in addition to making 8 first-team appearances for his parent club, Monaco. He only played four times while on loan with Olympiacos in Greece in the autumn and was then loaned out to Valenciennes for the final part of the French season. Appearing for three different clubs in such a short space of time did not prevent him  being named in Algeria's squad for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.  He then signed a three year contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor, from where he moved to Levante in January 2016. He played fourteen times for them in the second half of 2015-16 but after their relegation he left on a free transfer and remained in the Primera Division by signing for newly promoted CD Leganes. After just eight appearances he was on the move again the following January, returning to Trabzonspor where eh remained just six months. Staying in Turkey Medjani joined Sivasspor and in January 2019 left on a free transfer for Saudi Arabia side Ohod Al Medina, where he scored three ties in fifteen appearances in the second half of the Professional League season.

Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005-2006 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
Total Started/substitutions
0 Started
1 On the bench
0 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Competition
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Lorient 2004-2005 France 2 25 0 25 0
Metz 2005-2006 France 1 23 0 23 0
Lorient 2006-2007 France 1 9 0 9 0
Ajaccio 2007-2008 France 2 35 1 35 1
Ajaccio 2008-2009 France 2 33 1 38 1
Ajaccio 2009-2010 France 2 31 1 34 1
Ajaccio 2010-2011 France 2 31 2 35 2
Ajaccio 2011-2012 France 1 35 2 37 2
Ajaccio 2012-2013 France 1 19 1 20 1
AS Monaco 2012-2013 France 2 15 0 15 0
Olympiacos 2013-2014 Greece 1 4 0 8 0
Valenciennes 2013-2014 France 1 16 1 16 1
Trabzonspor 2014-2015 Turkey 1 30 7 42 8
Trabzonspor 2015-2016 Turkey 1 8 1 12 1
Levante 2015-2016 Spain 1 14 1 14 1
CD Leganes 2016-2017 Spain 1 8 0 10 0
Trabzonspor 2016-2017 Turkey 1 13 0 15 0
Sivasspor 2017-2018 Turkey 1 22 0 23 0
Sivasspor 2018-2019 Turkey 1 15 0 16 0
Ohod Al Medina 2018-2019 Saudi Arabia 1 15 3 15 3
Total 401 21 442 22