Romain Saiss is a French-Moroccan professional footballer and captain of the Morocco national football team, get to know his brief bio, professional career, age, height, wife, children, and net worth
Romain Saiss currently plays for Turkish Super Lig club Besiktas besides serving as the captain of Morocco’s national team.
Know Who Is Romain Saiss, His Age, Height, Wife, Club, Stats, Salary, Net Worth
Romain Saïss signs as new Besiktas player until June 2024, deal finally completed after medical in the morning. 🇲🇦🇹🇷🤝 #transfers
Saïss joins the club on a free move after spending 6 years at Wolves. pic.twitter.com/ChsTLgHe5U
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 15, 2022
Saiss has had quite a journey in his professional career, having played at some of the lowest leagues to finally play in UEFA’s European competitions.
Romain Saiss Brief Bio
Despite being a Moroccan, Romain Saiss was born in France on March 26, 1990. Although not much is known about his parents, what’s known is that Romain’s father was Moroccan and his mother was French, and both of them worked as restaurant owners.
Romain Saiss Age And Height
The Moroccan football captain is currently aged 32 years while standing at around 1.88 meters in height.
Romain Saiss Wife And Children
Saiss is currently married to Salma Rachid since 2016 and the couple reportedly have a son named Yanis.
Romain Saiss Net Worth
According to various sources, Romain Saiss has an estimated net worth of around $12 million.
He earns a €1,760,000 salary per season playing for Besiktas.
Romain Saiss Professional Career
Romain Saiss began his senior career with Valence in the Championnat de France Amateur 2 (fifth-tier). At that time, he supplemented his €500 monthly salary by washing dishes at his parents’ restaurant.
He went on to sign his first professional contract with Clermont and later a two-year contract with Le Havre in June 2013, both Ligue 2 clubs. Following the end of the contract, he signed a two-year contract with Ligue 1 club Angers.
Romain then moved to England in 2016 after singing a new four-year contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Back then, the team played in the EFL Championship. He made his debut on September 17 during a 2-0 win over Newcastle United. The following ear, on September 30 he scored his first goal for the club during a 4-0 win over Burton Albion.
Wolves eventually earned promotion to the Premier League back in 2018, following which Saiss made his Premier League debut. He played his first match in the Premier League on 22 September 2018 as a substitute during a 1-1 away draw against Manchester United. Romain then made his first Premier League start on 30 November during a 1-2 away loss to Cardiff City.
Romain then made his UEFA European club football debut as a late substitute in Wolves’ 2-0 home win against Crusaders. The match took place on July 25, 2019 and was a UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round. He scored his first goal in a UEFA European competition on October 24. The goal came as the opening goal during a 2-1 away win at Slovan Bratislava.
Following the end of his contract with Wolves on July 1, 2022, Romain Saiss announced his move away from the team on May 31, 2022. Altogether he played for six seasons with the club where he played 206 games. He now currently plays in Turkey in the Süper Lig club Beşiktaş, and made his debut on August 6.
Despite being born and raised in France, Romain Saiss chose to play for his native Morocco men’s national football team. He made his debut for the Atlas Lions during a 1-0 friendly loss to Togo back in November 2012.
Romain played his first major tournament for Morocco during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, reaching the quarterfinals. There he managed to score his first international goal during a 3-1 group stage victory over Togo.
The following year, Romain was a part of Morocco’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. There he played in two of the group games against Iran and Spain.
He finally earned his place as captain of the Atlas Lions during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when Morocco advanced to the last 16. Ever since, then Romain Saiss was again named as captain for Morocco’s 23-man squad in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.