Who is Nayef Aguerd?

Nayef Aguerd is a popular Moroccan professional footballer who plays for the Premier League club West Ham United and the Morocco national team as a center-back. Aguerd has also played for FUS Rabat, Dijon, and Rennes.

Nayef Aguerd Career

Club career

Early career

He started his footballing career with the Mohammed VI Football Academy, prior to moving to FUS Rabat in 2014. Aguerd played a season with the club amateurs prior to signing his first professional deal with FUS Raba in Botola in 2014. In his first season with FUS RaBat, Aguerd was the runner-up of the 2015 Throne cup following losing the final against Olympique Club de Khouribga. He then scored his first goal for the team in a 3-1 win over Wydad AC on February 15, 2015. AGuerd scored his first continental goal in a 1-1 draw over UMS de Loum.


Following 4 seasons, Aguerd joined Dijon in Ligue 1. He then made his professional debut with Dijon in a 4-0 victory against Nice, scoring the first goal for his side on his debut on August 25, 2018.


He signed a deal with Ligue 1 team Rennes from Dijon for an undisclosed fee believed to e between €4m and €5m on August 14, 2020. Aguerd scored his first goal for the club in a friendly over Nice; the game ended in a 3-2 loss. He then scored his first league goal in a 4-2 win over Nimes on September 13, 2020. On May 17, 2021, Aguerd was placed in 11th place in the Prix Marc-Vibien Foe as the best player who represents an African national football team in Ligue 1.

He scored a header, which marked his first European goal, in a 2-0 win against Rosenborg on August 19, 2021. After a week, he scored again in the second leg over Rosenborg in the 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round. On May 16, 2022, he was placed 3rd as the best African player in Ligue 1 for the Prix Marc-Vibien Foe.

A photo of Nayef Aguerd
A photo of Nayef Aguerd

How old is Nayef Aguerd?

Nayef Aguerd is currently aged 26, having been born on March 30, 1996, in Kenitra, Morocco. He shares his birthday with famous people including Brooke Barry, Celine Dion, Kaden Roque, Anna Sitar, Piers Morgan, Eric Clapton, Sergio Ramos, Robbie Coltrane, Tracy Chapman, and Thomas Rhett, among others.

Nayef Aguerd Family

Who are Nayef Aguerd’s parents?

Nayef Aguerd was born and brought up by his parents in Kenitra, Morocco. He has not disclosed his family and parents’ information to the media.

Does Nayef Aguerd have siblings?

He has kept his family’s information very private and has not shared any with the media about his siblings.

Nayef Aguerd Education

Aguerd has not shared any information about his academic and educational background with the media.

Nayef Aguerd Partner

Aguerd has not been linked to any relationship to date and is currently single and not married. He has also kept information about his dating life very private.

Nayef Aguerd Kids

He is currently single and not married and does not have any children of his own to date.

Nayef Aguerd Height

Aguerd has an athletic, muscular, and physically fit body with a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.90 m) and a weight of 76 kg (167 lbs).

West Ham United

Nayef signed for West Ham United on a five-year deal for a fee of £30 million in June 2022. His fee was the 4th-highest paid by West Ham following those paid for Sebastien Haller, Kur Zouma, and Felipe Anderson, He then made his debut for the Hammers in a friendly over Reading, playing a total of 63 minutes of a 1-1draw at the Madejski Stadium on July 16. In Aguerd’s second game, a pre-season friendly over Rangers, he injured his ankle which required surgery on July 19. On October 19, he came back to training with the team three months following his injury. Aguerd made his competitive West Ham United debut in a Europa Conference League game over Silkeborg, which West Ham won 1-0 on October 27.

International career

On August 31, 2016, he made his debut for the Morocco national team in a friendly 0-0 tie with Albania. He then represented Morocco in the 2018 African Nations Championship, assisting his country to achieve its first CHAN title. Aguerd later scored his first goal against Sudan in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, he sent a sharp shot into the net from a cross on September 6, 2021.

Aguerd was then invited by Vahid Halilhodzic to represent Morocco in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. He started all of his matches in the group stages and scored an own goal in a 2-2 draw over Gabon. Aguerd was named in Morocco’s 23-man unit for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on November 10, 2022.

Nayef Aguerd Net Worth

Moroccan professional footballer Aguerd plays for Premier League club West Ham United and Morocco national team. He has been active from 2014 to the present and has a net worth of $5 million as of 2022.

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