Algerian international striker Andy Delort, 29, has had an outstanding season with Montpellier, who unfortunately missed out on the European wagon, finishing eighth in the table with 54 points. The Fennec scored 15 goals and distilled 10 assists in 30 games over the 2020-2021 Ligue 1 campaign. He finished as the top scorer and second African passer in the African top flight, behind his compatriot Zinedine Ferhat (Nimes).
Andy Delort has scored 15 goals this season in 30 games played, placing him eighth in the Ligue 1 top scorers’ chart, which is dominated by PSG’s French international Kylian Mbappé (27 goals). Nevertheless, the Algerian striker was the most prolific African player in the French top flight, ahead of Senegal’s Boulaye Dia (Reims), Nigeria’s Terem Moffi (Lorient) and Cameroon’s Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon), who each scored 14.
With nine assists, Andy Delort finished third in the league’s assists table behind his compatriot Zinedine Ferhat (28), who scored six goals and provided ten assists in 33 games for Nîmes Olympique. He comes behind Olympique Lyonnais’ Dutch international Memphis Depay (12 assists). Delort’s performances have earned him second place in the Marc Vivien Foé 2021 Trophy, which was awarded to Kinshasa-based Congolese international Gaël Kakuta, who plays for RC Lens.
However, Andy Delort has long been sidelined by Djamel Belmadi. However, according to sources close to the Algerian national team’s technical staff, Delort is expected to resume his place in the national team during the next training camp, which will start at the end of May and during which Belmadi’s protégés will play three friendly matches against Mauritania, Mali and Tunisia.