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Look at him now: Life after Rangers for Bilel Mohsni

Look at him now: Life after Rangers for Bilel Mohsni - Features

Bilel Mohsni joined Rangers in the summer of 2013 on a free transfer from Southend United.

With Ally McCoist in charge, the Light Blues were playing their football in the Scottish League One following their demotion to the bottom tier just a few years prior.

Mohsni was just one of a number of names to arrive at Ibrox as they looked to rebuild the squad and, for the most part, he appeared to be a very good signing for the club.

In his first season, he became a regular in the Rangers team and made 28 appearances in the third tier of Scottish football, bagging himself 10 goals in the process.

The Tunisia international defender, who had helped crowned the club as champions, continued his fine form for the club in the next season, as he helped the Light Blues to a third-place finish after they were beaten in the playoffs by Motherwell convincingly.

In total, Mohsni made 61 appearances for the Ibrox outfit in his two seasons, scoring 13 goals and providing five assists, a record that is not too bad for a centre-back, per Transfermarkt.

And, he would have likely have played even more, if it were not for the poor disciplinary record he had.

The defender received a number of suspensions during his time in Scotland, as he had to miss the first two matches of the League One campaign after he headbutted Derby County’s Chris Martin in a pre-season friendly, per BT Sport.

Shortly after that, he found himself in trouble with the Scottish FA once again after an altercation with Hibernian’s Liam Fontaine which saw him charged with violent conduct and hit with a three-match ban.

In the Scottish Premiership promotion playoff final with Motherwell, Mohsni ended his time at Ibrox with controversy after he and Lee Erwin clashed on the field after the final whistle.

The Tunisian retaliated to being pushed in the back by kicking and punching the Motherwell player and fought with Fraser Kerr. Having been shown a red card following the conclusion of the game, he was handed a seven-match ban but left Rangers at the end of the season, per BBC Sport.

Since then he has had a number of spells with plenty of clubs over the years, with moves to Angers, Paris FC and Etoile du Sahel in France before returning to Scotland on a short-term deal with Dundee United.

After leaving the Tannadice outfit in the summer of 2018, in February 2019, he was picked up by Panachaiki who play in Greece’s second tier.

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