Facts of Hannibal Mejbri
|Full Name||Hannibal Mejbri|
|Father Name||Lotfi Mejbri|
|Awards||Denzil Haroun Reserve player of the year 2020-21,African Revelation of the year(Africa d'Or)2021|
|Date of Birth||21,2003|
Hannibal Mejbri is a professional footballer who is currently playing for Birmingham City on loan from Manchester United. He plays as a midfielder.
Born in France, Mejbri plays for the Tunisia national team.
He is proud to represent his parents’ homeland
Mejbri rejected France’s U18s and U19s call-ups to represent his parents’ homeland, although he previously made 12 appearances for France at U16 and three appearances at U17.
On his decision to represent Tunisia, he said his decision was the best decision for his family and that he was proud of his decision.
The reason behind his decision is his love for his parent's country, and also he loves it too.
According to him, he does not know Arabic well but is not scared because he believes the higher the bar, the more one can improve, which can only help him gain experience.
He further added that his parents are glad that he chose Tunisia over France, which indeed is present to them, and glad too.
He is trying to build something in the future, not purely on the sporting side.
Mejbri made his international debut with Tunisia in the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup and even reached the final.
He was listed in head coach Jalel Kadri’s 26 –man squad for FIFA World Cup 2022.
World Cup debut at the age of 19
Mejbri made his World Cup debut at 19 and is the youngest in Tunisia’s World Cup squad.
He made his debut in Tunisia against Denmark for their opening match in Group D. He appeared in the last fifteen minutes, replacing captain Youssef Msakni.
The match finished with a scoreless draw. Mejbri will be facing Australia and France, the country he previously represented.
Manchester United fans were glad about his debut and expressed their happiness with positive tweets.
He comes from a family of athletes
Mejbri comes from a family of athletes. His sister played sports though it was not football but handball.
His father, Lotfi Mejbri, played football, and his elder brother played football in a club in Paris.
How did he develop a passion for football?
Since his older brother was playing football, he followed him. He was always playing against older boys.
He used to watch the exercise and then later at home, he used to do the same with a small plastic balloon.
That was when he started to develop a passion for football.
He was seven years old when he was going downstairs with his brother in the neighborhood when he had in his mind that he wanted to be in a football club.
His family never let him get distracted by fame
According to Mejbri, his family has always been next to him and always told him he needed to work hard.
However, he was under the spotlight at a very young age reaching the final of every tournament and winning the best player award at almost all the tournaments.
He was just 12 or 13 years at the time. But his family was always telling him to work hard.
Though people were talking about him, he tried not to swell his head and continued to work.
He realized later that he took pleasure but worked hard
According to Mejbri, he was working hard, but rather than that, he took more pleasure in playing. He was having fun, and he didn’t see it as working.
He was always having fun. He took pleasure, and while taking pleasure, he worked hard, which he says he realized lately.
He said he enjoyed passing drills, so he didn’t see it as work. It’s only now that he realizes he actually worked.
He waited for a long time before he signed Manchester United
From Monaco to Manchester, he waited for a long time before he signed, and he stopped playing football for four months which Mejbri describes as the dark side of football.
Within a year of signing with AS Monaco in 2018, he became disillusioned by the club, with his parents claiming that Ligue 1 club had breached the contract agreements.
It was that time when he told himself that football was not just on a pitch.
During that period, he was at home training and training and doing everything not to sink.
He stopped football and was training. He credits his older brother for being there for him to train him.
Otherwise, he would have stopped. Everyone in the neighborhood was curious to know if he quit football.
So, it was a relief for him when he signed with Manchester United.
Is he dating anyone?
Mejbri is currently single. He does not have a girlfriend as of now.
His net worth as of now is around $2 million, but the way he is rising as one of the promising talents, his net worth is sure to skyrocket in the coming days.
- He was born on 21 January 2003 in Ivry-sur-Seine, France. He is currently 19 years old.
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