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Adel Gafiati

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Norwich Career: 2012-16
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Date of Birth: 13/09/1994 (Paris)
Nationality: French / Algerian

Biography

Adel Gafiati trialled with Norwich in the summer of 2012. A 17 year old defender, who can play on the left, right or in the centre, he was formerly with French side Nancy before joining Glasgow Rangers at the age of 16. He played for a Norwich City XI against Wroxham (0-0) and Lowestoft (2-2). This was turned into a permanent deal with the Canaries' Development Squad.

He was called up to the Algerian Under-20s in September 2012.

In April 2013, it was claimed that Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest, Reading, Borussia Monchengladbach, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Real Socieded, Malaga, Atalanta and Udinese were all watching the youngster

He made 24 appearances for the Under-21s during 2012/13.

Adel was on the bench for Norwich's FA Cup third round clash with Fulham on 4th January 2013.

He was loaned to League One side Oldham on 14th March 2014, along with Preston's Joel Byrom. Gafiati made just one appearance for Oldham.

On 13th May 2014, Gafiati signed a new two year professional contract with Norwich

On 10th June 2016, Norwich announced that they would not be renewing Adel's contract. This led to some outbursts by the player on twitter against the way the club was wrong. He returned to his homeland to sign for MC Oran

He returned to France to play for Noisy-le-Sac and Rodeo. in regional football before joining Ukrainian Premier League side Zirka Kropyvnytskyi in March 2018, making his debut playing all of a 0-0 home draw with Oleksandria.

On 24th November 2018, Gafaiti signed for Yeovil on a short-term contract

Adel and Yeovil were relegated to the National League on 27th April 2019 following a 2-2 draw with Northampton. Gafiati missed the game having been sent off, for the second time this season, in the 2-0 defeat to Crewe on 19th April. He had made 22 appearances for Yeovil. He was one of nine players released by Yeovil at the end of the 2018/19 season. He had played 22 games for Yeovil, scoring once.


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