Karim Bellarabi

Squad No. 38
Date of Birth April 8, 1990
Age 32
Height 184mc
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Berlin
Previous Clubs E. Braunschweig

Karim Bellarabi (born 8 April 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays as a winger for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and the Germany national team.

In 2008, Bellarabi joined the under-19 side of Eintracht Braunschweig. He made his senior debut for them during the 2008–09 season, followed by two more appearances during the 2009–10 league campaign. He finally became a regular starter during the 2010–11 3. Liga season and attracted notice due to his performance.

After the season, he left Braunschweig for Bundesliga side Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Due to injury, Bellarabi missed most of the 2012–13 Bundesliga season. In 2013, he returned from Leverkusen to Eintracht Braunschweig, by now playing in the Bundesliga as well, on a one-year loan deal.

Bellarabi returned to Leverkusen at the start of the 2014–15 season. On 23 August 2014, he scored the fastest goal in Bundesliga history, just in 9 seconds, on the opening match of the 2014–15 season, away to Borussia Dortmund, he led the way to a 0–2 win.

On 17 February 2017 Bellarabi scored the 50,000th goal in Bundesliga history.

In July 2018 he collapsed in a pre-season friendly.

On 13 August 2020, he extended his stay at the BayArena until 2023 amid interest from other clubs.