Top facts about Wissam Ben Yedder

Sun 25 April 2021 | 18:00

Here you would go through some intriguing top facts about Wissam Ben Yedder including his professional career and his life story.

Wissam Ben Yedder is a professional striker, who is most notably considered a big nightmare to play against. He had gained fame for his goal-scoring abilities as a member of


, UJA Alfortville, Sevilla and Monaco after developing his talent in futsal.

He was called up to the senior French national team in 2018 and he was also the top goalscorer in Copa del Rey in 2017. He has never played for one of Europe's giants but he is among those players that are getting better as time goes by. Wissam Ben Yedder will become one of the most sought-after transfer targets in Europe when the transfer window opens after lockdown.

The French international is set to leave Monaco with several clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool and


showing interest in the £40 million forward. He’s a striker, small in stature but tremendously fast, skilful and with an eye for goal.

We have come up with some of the most engaging

top facts about Wissam Ben Yedder

that would utterly satisfy your curiosity about such a wonderful player. It is to be hoped that you enjoy reading it as much as we did. Just make sure to stick around until the end.

Top facts about Wissam Ben Yedder that you might want to know

Here you would go through some intriguing top facts about Wissam Ben Yedder including his professional career and his life story. He is a French professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club AS Monaco and the France national team in the position of striker.

Wissam Ben Yedder facts in brief

General information

  • Full name

    : Wissam Ben Yedder

  • Nick name

    : Benyebut

  • Date of Birth

    : Aug 12, 1990 

  • Place of Birth

    : Sarcelles, France

  • Nationality

    : French, Tunisian

  • Religion

    : Muslim

Physical status

  • Height

    : 170cm

  • Weight

    : 68 kg

  • Hair Color

    : Dark brown

  • Eye Color

    : Brown

Football information

  • Net Worth

    : $1.5 million  - $5.5 million

  • Profession

    : Footballer

  • Foot

    : Right

  • Position

    : Attacker

Current Club

: AS



Wissam Ben Yedder childhood

He was born in Sarcelles, one of the toughest neighbourhoods around the French capital, before moving with his family to the suburb of Garges-les-Gonesse. In

Wissam Ben Yedder childhood

, ever since he first started kicking a ball, he had the same dreams as thousands of other children growing up in the suburbs of Paris – to play professional football.

He once stated that he had a tough childhood in as much as it was hard to be successful there while there were lots of talented young players with huge potentials so it was unlikely to come looking for players there.

Rather than playing with children of his own age, he was always looking to play at a higher level to test himself. He always remembers his memorable childhood when the older boys would ask him to play with them and say: ‘Hey, you’re playing on my team.’ This gave Ben Yedder a huge pride as well as a desire to keep improving.

Playing street football in the Parisian suburbs finally led Ben Yedder to take up futsal for two years before becoming professional. He credits the fast-paced game with improving his technique making him more comfortable in front of goal.

No doubt he is by no means ashamed of admitting the fact that growing up in a tough neighbourhood strengthened his own desire to succeed and play football at the highest level. Although he cherished his childhood experiences, he never forgot that he wanted to test himself on the football field at the highest level.

Wissam Ben Yedder family

In regard to

top facts about Wissam Ben Yedder

, he was born as the fourth child out of six children to his wonderful parents postured above. All members of Wissam Ben Yedder family looks to be devout Muslims by religious faith.

Wissam Ben Yedder’s upbringing at his family home and also his Futsal education was eventually conducive to his brilliant success. There is no dismal moment with the Wissam Ben Yedder family members who occasionally have get-together sessions via holidays in Tunisia.


Wissam Ben Yedder life story

it is fascinating to note that, his devotion to making sure his father, mother, brothers and sisters are comfortable exactly chimes with his commitment to his career.

Wissam Ben Yedder professional career


He began his career in amateurs UJA Alfortville, before joining Toulouse in 2010. He made 13 substitute appearances across his first two seasons, and ten minutes after his substitution with

Paulo Machado

, he netted his first goal for Toulouse on 21 April 2012 in an eventual 2–1 loss at Evian.

He totalled 71 goals in 174 games for them, surpassing André-Pierre Gignac as their greatest league scorer of the 21st century. On 30 July 2016, Ben Yedder got contracted with Spanish club Sevilla, for a reported €9 million fee in a span of five-year. He netted 70 goals in 138 games in three seasons. In Sevilla's UEFA Champions League campaign in 2017–18, he netted all three goals in a group stage victory over Slovenia's Maribor.

On13 March 2018, in the second leg of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League round of 16 against Manchester United at Old Trafford, Ben Yedder came on as a substitute in the 72nd minute and scored two goals in 4 minutes to help secure a 2–1 win and qualify Sevilla to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1958, and for the first time in the Champions League era.

Then a €40 million transfer to Monaco pursued in 2019, and he became Ligue 1 top scorer in his first season back. In December 2019, Ben Yedder won the UNFP Player of the Month award with four goals and two assists in four matches, including two in a 5–1 home win over Lille.

His first season in the principality was curtailed in early March 2020 in the face of coronavirus pandemic, but he finished as joint top-scorer alongside PSG's

Kylian Mbappé

with 18 goals from 26 games, hitting a new record for him in Ligue 1.

Internationally, he represented France at under-21 level and futsal. He made his full international debut for France in March 2018.

Wissam Ben Yedder net worth

If we take

top facts about Wissam Ben Yedder

into account it is worthwhile to mention that his income source is primarily from being a successful soccer player. Currently,

Wissam Ben Yedder net worth

is estimated to be around $1.5 million  - $5.5 million as of 2021, while in 2020 it was approximately $1 Million - $5 Million.

His market value stands at €25 million as of the ongoing football season of 2019-20. Likewise, he reached his highest market value of €30 million in March 2018. He gets about €1.3 million yearly salaries from his current Ligue 1 club AS Monaco. In addition to his football income, he also made his wealth through several sponsorship deals.

Earning millions of Euros, however, does not transcend into his glamorous dressing lifestyle. It seems that our humble millionaire footballer prefers to look simple and causal.

Wissam Ben Yedder personal life

Among top facts about Wissam Ben Yedder and in line with his personal life, one can suggest that just as many celebrities he keeps his love life private and much to the chagrin of his female fans, it is not speculated that he is just single.

As for a romantic relationship, there isn’t any sign of a strong female presence –other than a photo with a mysterious blonde woman who is probably his wife. They are postured standing under the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.

From the date the photo was published on social media, you can take a hint of the fact that both lovers have been together since after June 2017.

It might be interesting to know that his pet dolphin has a special place in our kind-hearted footballer affection. He is also a “Philippa” which is a name alluded to someone who is a lover of horses.

Wissam Ben Yedder social media

As far as

Wissam Ben Yedder social media

is concerned, he is active on Instagram with over 559 thousand followers. He is also active on Twitter but he made himself a bit distinguished with some of his memorable and somehow controversial tweets showing his audacious spirit.

Over the years, former Sevilla star Ben Yedder has taken potshots at Arsenal, Man United, and even

AC Milan

on social media. It is utterly clear that he does not afraid to say what he feels while rubbing salt onto the wounds of suffering footy fans.

When Sevilla fought back from three goals down to earn a 3-3 draw against Liverpool in 2017 he tweeted, 'hope @acmilan watched it' referencing the 2005 Champions League final.

Besides, after knocking

Manchester United

out of the 2018 Champions League, netting twice at Old Trafford, Ben Yedder abruptly shared a fan's tweet that predicted the Red Devils fate. He humorously captioned the tweet: "He knew even before me."

Likewise, Arsenal's Emirates Cup came under fire, with Ben Yedder taking offence to the competition's rules that meant the Gunners won the trophy, even though Sevilla won both their games.

He hilariously tweeted in 2017, 'We win 2/2 but we are not first. Give us back the cup Arsenal ahaha.' Then, when one fan tried to have a pop at him, Ben Yedder got even funnier. He wrote: 'Ahaha. Don't be mad bro. You may get your revenge in Champions Le...... Oh, wait.' Of course, Arsenal wasn't in the Champions League.

Wissam Ben Yedder character

If you take his personality traits into consideration you would certainly figure out why his character is regarded as one of the most impressive top facts about Wissam Ben Yedder.

He has a kind of resolved personality who is suffused with a strong determination to success .His motto in life is to “keep smiling” which explains the reason why he always tries to maintain a positive manner.

Football has always been an indispensable part of his life and he was continuously playing the sport when he was growing up, while he was not always blessed with the encouragement of his parents who would complain when he came home late.

Reading his own sayings in this regard is much more engrossing "You need to chase that success. I’ve always believed in my own success, I’ve always given myself the best chance to achieve that and I think the key is to have faith.

Never stop believing. Even when things aren’t going well, you have to keep believing that you’ll make it. It’s true that moving out of that fairly difficult environment, how we lived, which wasn’t easy, can be seen as a success.

And it’s a good thing. My goal has always been to succeed as a professional – I’ve always put myself in a position to be able to achieve that and even when that didn’t work out, I’ve always believed in myself.”

Wissam Ben Yedder, the most hated player in FIFA 20

Wissam Ben Yedder is infamous within the FIFA community for being pretty much the most hated player to face in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team - and it looks like real-life Ben Yedder is surely well aware of his virtual counterpart's reputation.

It might be regarded as one of the amazing top facts about Wissam Ben Yedder that EA Sports reveals the Team of the Season So Far promotional cards for Ligue 1 on 29 May of 2020, and of course, the Monaco hit-man was on the list.

Ben Yedder's astounding 97-rated card includes 97 pace, 97 shooting, 98 dribbling, 94 passing and 84 physical, making it one of the best in the game. Ben Yedder reacted on Twitter over the reveal of his own card in such terms "How many broken controllers with this one? Lots, I imagine. Lots and lots and lots."

The reason why Ben Yedder is that much feared in FUT is that as he is widely considered the most broken card in the game, his pace, dribbling ability and shooting prowess makes him the ultimate forward in that year's game, outside perhaps a few of the best icon cards. Ben Yedder is considered one of the ultimate "sweaty" forwards in the game, and is a nightmare to play against.

Wissam Ben Yedder and Coronavirus

Wissam Ben Yedder regarded as Monaco’s most dangerous striker tested positive for coronavirus on November 12, just a day after France’s fiasco of a fixture against Finland which saw Les Bleus fall 2-0.

After he was informed of his positive COVID-19 report, he did not attend training with the national squad and right away his isolation period started. He took to Twitter to share a message with his fans: “Thank you for your messages … a lot of disappointment obviously but I trust the team to do the job and above all protect yourself and pay attention to yourselves”

With Ben Yedder in isolation, Monaco missed the presence of their star striker and captain as they faced off against the oil money rich Ligue 1 leaders,

Paris Saint-Germain

on November 20 under the floodlights of Stade Louis II and finally they won scoring 3-2.


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