Aïssa Mandi

Squad No. 23
Date of Birth August 23, 1989
Age 33
Height 184cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Châlons-en-Champagne
Previous Clubs Stade Reims

Aïssa Mandi (born 22 October 1991) is an Algerian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Betis and the Algeria national team.

He will join Spanish club Villarreal CF on a free transfer when his current contract expires on July 1, 2021.  Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a right-back.

Mandi made his international debut for Algeria in March 2014. He was a member of the Algerian team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2015, 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, winning the latter tournament.

Mandi started to play football at the age of 8 at Stade de Reims. On 20 August 2010, he made his professional debut as a starter for the club in a Ligue 2 match against Le Havre AC.

On 5 April 2014, Mandi scored two own goals in a match against Paris Saint-Germain.

On 30 June 2016, Mandi signed a five-year deal with La Liga side Real Betis.