Goalkeeper Karima Benameur-TAIEB joined City in SEPTEMBER 2019
The France international made the move to Manchester from Paris FC on a one-year deal, bringing with her a wealth of European domestic and Champions League experience.
The 30-year-old, who helped the French B team to 2019 Turkish Cup glory back in March, had plied her trade in her homeland throughout her career, enjoying her most successful spell at Paris Saint-Germain, where she helped Les Parisiennes to three consecutive top-two finishes between 2012 and 2015.
Ready to embark on a new chapter with a new language, league and culture, Benameur relished the challenge and was particularly thrilled to have signed for City on such a historic week for the Club, ahead of the first professional women's Manchester Derby at the Etihad Stadium.
Born in Bédarieux, Benameur started her career at youth level with Montpellier HSC, continuing her development at the CNFE Clairefontaine training centre.
She made the step-up to senior football with a move to AS Saint-Étienne in 2007, where she spent two years at the Club before a brief spell with Rodez AF and a switch to Toulouse FC.
Following a one-year return to Rodez AF, the goalkeeper then transferred to the capital, where she would enjoy seven years with Paris Saint-Germain and Paris FC.
Having progressed through the youth ranks at an international level, Benameur also has five senior France caps to her name.
Following a successful debut campaign, she penned a contract extension and announced a change of name to Benameur Taieb, after adopting her mother's surname.
Date of birth
13 April 1989
4 September 2019