Nourdine Hmaimou: A game portfolio to reckon with

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The 19-year old young footballer from Poplar, London might be a star of his football club but he had quite a humble beginning. He started with training at the West Ham Development and then at Sporting Bengal Academy, under the guidance of retired English footballer, Anwar Uddin. With the support of his mentors and parents, he landed at a local London football club. That is where Nourdine’s professional soccer career took off and his soccer talents got first noticed.

In September 2015, he joined the Wealdstone FC, in the “Under 17” league for the 2015-2016 Season. As a 16-year old, aspiring soccer player, he had all the ambitions and gave his best shot to break into the senior team as fast as he possibly could. On his very first day at the club, he signed the contract and managed to get himself noticed. In his debut match against Ruislip Town FC, he scored 1 goal and managed 1 assist. This match remains one of the most memorable ones for the young footballer. Thereafter, with Wealdstone, he made appearances in 14 matches, scoring 9 goals and 4 assists in total. His outstanding performances in a short time exposed Nourdine to better training opportunities with the senior team. He continued playing for the U17 league until the end of the season. While at Wealdstone, he also debuted at the FA Youth Cup. Eventually, it was time for the rising soccer player to move to new pastures. But he did leave a mark with his performance.

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