Marouane Fellaini - Updated Dec 2023

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Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini is a Belgian professional footballer who currently plays for Manchester United in the Premier League and for the Belgium national team.

Early Life

Marouane Fellaini was born in Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium on November 22, 1987. His full name is Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui. He is 34 years old (as of 2022) under the zodiac sign Scorpio. Fellaini holds Belgian nationality and follows the Muslim religion.

Regarding his family background, he was born to Abdellatif Fellaini (Father) and Hafida Fellaini (Mother). Abdellatif’s father was a professional goalkeeper. He grew up with his twin brother, Mansour Fellaini. Fellaini began playing football for Anderlecht’s youth team at the age of eight.

Marouane Fellaini

Caption: Marouane Fellaini with his brother source: SportMob


Speaking of his academic qualification, there is no information available about his educational background. It seems that Fellaini might have completed his University level at a renowned University somewhere in Belgium.

Marouane Fellaini – Net Worth 2022

Hehas earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His net worth is expected to be $11 million in 2022. However, there is no mention of him working with any brands.

Career and Professional Life

Standard Liege

Fellaini started playing football professionally in 2006 when he turned 17 and joined the Belgian professional team Standard Liege.

He has achieved success with the team by winning the Belgian First Division and the “Belgian Ebony Shoe” Award for best player in the league. He played for the team for two seasons, totaling 84 matches and 11 goals.


Later, in September 2008, he transferred to the Premier League team Everton, where he made his debut on September 14, 2008, against Stoke City. On October 5, 2008, he scored his first goal for the team against Newcastle United.

With the team, he scored 9 goals in a single season. At the end of the 2008–09 campaign, Fellaini was named “Everton’s Young Player of the Season.” He spent five seasons in a row with the team, participating in 141 games and scoring 25 goals.

Manchester United

Moreover, On September 2, 2013, he transferred to Manchester United, rejoining his former manager David Moyes. In a game against Crystal Palace on September 14, 2013, he made his official club debut.

On November 5, 2013, Fellaini received a red card while playing against Real Sociedad in a Champions League match.

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Caption: Marouane Fellaini with Manchester United source: The Sun.

The Daily Telegraph listed him as one of the “10 Worst transfers of Premier League” despite the fact that he only made fifteen league starts all season.

On October 20, 2014, while playing for the club against West Bromwich Albion under the new leadership of Louis Van Gaal, Fellaini scored his first goal in a competitive match for the organization.

He started more games than the season before and was frequently spotted working with Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba, and Anthony Martial in the United midfield. He still represents the team.

International career

He has represented his country in a number of major tournaments at both the junior and senior levels. He was a member of Belgium’s under-23 team that finished fourth at the 2008 Olympics.

On 22 February 2007, he made his senior international debut against Italy in a friendly match. In the UEFA Euro 2008 qualification match against Portugal, he scored his first senior goal.

He has 80 caps for his country, scoring 16 goals. He gets along well with international teammates Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard.

Awards and Achievements

He has earned many awards and achievements throughout his career. While he was at Standard Liege, the team won the Belgian First Division in the 2007-08  season.

He earned many honors in the year 2018 including Best Belgian Player Abroad, Belgian Bronze Shoe, and Ebony Shoe. During his time at Manchester United, the club won the FA Cup in 2015-16.

Similarly, In the season 2016-2017, the team won three titles: EFL CUP, FA Community Shield, and UEFA Europa League. His national team, Belgium got third place in FIFA World Cup 2018.

Moreover, His Current team Shandong Taishan won the Chinese Super League in 2021. The team also won the Chinese FA Cup two times in 2020 and 2021. Fellaini won the Belgian Lion Award for Best Player Abroad five times in the year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, he is currently single. In 2016, he had a relationship with Belgian actress Gaelle Garcia Diaz. After dating for a short while, the pair split up.

Later, he was seen spending time with adult TV host Roxanne Jeffers, a “glamour girl,” but none of them disclosed their relationship. He is currently more concerned with his career than with finding a girlfriend.

Marouane Fellaini

Caption: Marouane Fellaini with Gaelle Garcia Diaz source: Twitter.

Body Measurements

Marouane Fellaini is very handsome and attractive, undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of about 6 feet 4 inches (1.94 m) and weighs about 80 kg (175 lbs). In addition, Fellaini has black pair of eyes and black hair color.

Marouane Fellaini – Social Media

Regarding his social media presence, Marouane Fellaini is active on his Instagram account @fellaini with 2.4 million followers. Moreover, Fellaini also has 2.2 million followers on Twitter and 5.5 million followers on Facebook.