Rafik Halliche

Football player from Algeria

Rafik Halliche (Arabic: رفيق حليش‎; born 2 September 1986 in Algiers) is an Algerian footballer who plays for Fulham in the Premier League as a central defender. An Algerian international, Halliche has represented the nation at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2010 World Cup. In the January 2008 transfer window, NA Hussein Dey's Halliche received interest from a number of French clubs, namely AJ Auxerre and Valenciennes FC. However, on 30 January, he signed a four-year contract with Portugal's S.L. Benfica, which immediately loaned him to fellow league outfit C.D. Nacional until the end of the season. On 30 March 2008, Halliche made his debut for Nacional coming on at half-time in a 2–0 home league win against União de Leiria. He would go on to make two more appearances as a starter for the club before going back to Benfica at the end of the loan, which was then extended for the entirety of 2008–09, and also the following season. On 16 August 2010, Halliche was reported to be linked with a move to Premier League side Fulham, for £1.3 million. On 23 August, Benfica confirmed the sale of the player, who signed a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Halliche made his official  ( Wikipedia article )


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