Youssef Maleh


Youssef Maleh (born 22 August 1998) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Venezia, on loan from Fiorentina.

Youssef Maleh
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 22)
Place of birth Castel San Pietro Terme, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Venezia
(on loan from Fiorentina)
Number 29
Youth career
0000–2017 Cesena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Cesena 0 (0)
2018Ravenna (loan) 9 (0)
2018–2021 Venezia 38 (2)
2018–2019Ravenna (loan) 23 (1)
2021– Fiorentina 0 (0)
2021–Venezia (loan) 23 (4)
National team
2020–2021 Italy U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:45, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Club career


Maleh began his career at Cesena and made his professional debut while on loan at Ravenna on 27 January 2018, in a Serie C 1–1 draw to Teramo.[1] On 31 July 2018, he signed for Venezia and subsequently rejoined Ravenna on another loan for the 2018–19 season.

On 21 January 2021, Fiorentina announced the signing of Maleh on a permanent deal, while also confirming that he would finish the 2020–21 season at Venezia.[2]

International career


Maleh was born in Italy and is of Moroccan descent.[3] He made his debut with the Italy U21 on 3 September 2020, in a friendly match won 2–1 against Slovenia.

References


  1. "Game Report by Soccerway". Soccerway. 27 January 2018.
  2. "Maleh is a Fiorentina player". ACF Fiorentina. 21 January 2021.
  3. Carrara, Federico (September 11, 2020). "Chi è Youssef Maleh, l'italo-marocchino che piace alla Sampdoria".