Player Details

Name

Belal Halbouni

Height

6' 2"

Date of Birth

12.29.1999 (24)

Birthplace

Ontario, Canada

Position

Defender
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Career Summary

A promising youngster at the centre back position, Halbouni was signed by Whitecaps FC in February 2024 after spending the last four years playing in Germany.

Halbouni agreed to a contract through 2025.

1.FC MAGDEBURG

'22-'24: Prior to joining Vancouver, Halbouni played two seasons as member of German side 1.FC Magdeburg. The product of London, Ontario started all eight of his appearances across all competitions for 1.FC Magdeburg II, posting a 7W-1L-0D record in his starts and scoring once.

SV WERDER BREMEN II

'19-'22: Halbouni’s first stint in Germany came with SV Werder Bremen II, where he started 27 of his 28 appearances across all competitions and helped the side record 11 clean sheets. In addition, the defender recorded three goals, as well as two assists, and wore the captain’s armband in seven matches for the second team.

FC LONDON

'17-'19: Prior to making the move to Germany, Halbouni played for League1 Ontario outfit FC London from 2017 to 2019. During that time, the Canadian-Syrian also spent the 2018 season with the Western Mustangs at Western University.

INTERNATIONAL

At the international level, Halbouni has made one appearance for Syria’s men’s national team, which came in a friendly against Jordan in September 2022. He was first called up to Canada’s men’s national team for a camp in Bradenton, Florida back in January 2021.