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4 things to know about Hicham Benkaïd

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Stade Briochin formalized this Tuesday the signing of a new offensive piece in the person of Hicham Benkaïd. Here are four things to know about the 32-year-old Franco-Moroccan.

A league title in Ligue 2

After a stint at Saint-Dié, then a successful adventure (60 games for 9 goals) with Colmar in National, Hicham Benkaïd joined RC Strasbourg in 2016. A major player in the Alsatian reserve team, he won the 2017 CFA2 after scoring a whopping fifteen goals in twenty games. The same year, he appeared once with the first team which allowed him to be titled Ligue 2 champion like his teammates. The attacker, however, never managed to settle with the professionals.

Five successful seasons on the Orleans side

At the end of the contract with Racing, the player signed up in 2017 with US Orléans. Despite several injuries, Hicham Benkaïd is getting some interesting playing time in Ligue 2 even if he fails to prevent Wasps’ relegation to the lower tier in 2020. Last year, the Strasbourg native took part in 28 National matches for 5 goals and 5 assists. He had notably found the net on penalty against US Concarneau.

A technical profile

The 1m78 left-hander is a versatile attacker capable of playing up front, but also on the wing. Benkaïd has technical and dribbling skills well above average, which has also allowed him to wear the jersey of the French futsal team. Finally, the former Orléanais also has a good vision of the game which allows him to deliver very good balls for his partners.

Hicham Benkaïd will evolve with the Griffons

Without a club since July 2022, the 32-year-old Franco-Moroccan chose Stade Briochin to pursue his career. It will aim to give binding to an attack sometimes lacking in creativity. While allowing, we hope, the Griffons to stay in National!

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