It is for the Colmarian Ryad Boudebouz a childhood dream: at 10 years old he already wanted to become a professional footballer. He has always loved this sport, it is for him ” inexplicable pleasure »To have a ball in the foot, it is a passion more than a job.
In addition to being passionate, Ryad is kind, enthusiastic, modest and generous. Originally from Algeria, he does not forget where he comes from. He grew up surrounded by two brothers and a sister, in the Europe district of Colmar.
Let’s talk about his school career. Ryad followed a standard course, then he took a BEP accounting which he was forced to stop after signing a professional contract in 2008 with Football Club Sochaux-Montbéliard.
It was from that moment that his professional career began in Sochaux, where he remained from the age of 18 until 23, before moving to Bastia where he remained for two years. At 25, he was contacted by the Montpellier Hérault Sport Club with which he signed a two-year contract. At the end of his contract he left for Spain where he spent a year and a half at Betis Sevilla, then six months at Celta Vigo.
In 2019, he returned to France with AS Saint-Etienne. He is now entering his third consecutive season there. He who has been in both championships, what difference does he see between La Liga (Spanish) and Ligue 1 (French)? In his eyes, the difference is the technical quality demanded in Spain from an early age, while in France we train a lot of young people with physical qualities.
At the end of the contract, he will be forced to leave the Saint-Etienne club at the end of this season. Currently he is waiting. He is very patient and thinks about what he could do. He lives in the present moment and, for the moment, does not worry about the future. But he still lives off his passion and that is the most important.