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Al-Rayyan 2019-20 Home (BRAHIMI #8) Jersey/Shirt

£24.99

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This is a Nike Al-Rayyan SC 2019-20 home jersey featuring the name and number of star midfielder Yacine Brahimi.

Al-Rayyan SC compete in the Qatar Stars League and are based in the city of Al-Rayyan, located in central Qatar. The club were founded in 1967 and have traditionally been one of the best-supported clubs in Qatar. They have won the league title 8 times, the equal-second highest in the league’s history and have also won the Emir of Qatar Cup 6 times. Al-Rayyan’s most successful period was during the 1980’s, where they won 4 league titles, including with a negative goal difference in 1983–84, making them one of the only 6 teams in the world and the only Qatari team in history to achieve this feat. After a long title drought following success in the 1994-95, Al-Rayyan won their breakthrough title in the 2015-16 season and have finished in the top 4 in every season since then.

Yacine Brahimi has had a prolific career at both club and international level, playing in some of Europe’s top leagues as well as achieving success with the Algeria national team. Brahimi began his senior career with French Ligue 2 club Clermont in the 2009-10 season and later spent two seasons with Rennes in Ligue 1. In 2012, he was signed by Spanish La Liga club Granada CF, where he established himself as a key member of the team’s midfield. In 2014, Brahimi was signed by Portuguese giants FC Porto for a €6.5 million transfer fee and he had a highly-successful 5 seasons at the club, winning the league in the 2017-18 season and being regarded as one of the teams’ most important players. Following the expiration of his contract with Porto, Brahimi joined Al-Rayyan in 2019 and made an instant impact, becoming the league’s joint top scorer in 2019-20 with 15 goals from 22 matches. After initially representing France at youth level, Brahimi made the decision to play for Algeria, the homeland of his parents in 2013. He has gone onto play for Algeria in the 2014 World Cup as well as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where Algeria won their 2nd title.