These are not great times at Hertha BSC, but this week there was a bright spot for the team from the 2. Bundesliga. In a well-attended Olympiastadion, Die Alte Dame qualified for the quarterfinals of the DFB-Pokal by taking penalties better than HSV. YouTube star Nader El-Jindaoui became one of the heroes of the evening.
El-Jindaoui came on as a substitute and scored his penalty. Because Hertha's goalkeeper Tjark Ernst saved one shot from the opponent, and the other four Herthaner also scored, it was enough for the victory.
The interesting thing about El-Jindaoui is that he, unlike the other players on the field, experiences his greatest fame through something other than football.
On YouTube, El-Jindaoui has 1.75 million followers, which he has accumulated over the years by making comedic videos, often featuring not only himself but also his spouse in leading roles. On Instagram, he has two million followers, and on TikTok, he has even surpassed 2.5 million. Only later did the general public discover that he could also play football exceptionally well.
El-Jindaoui previously played for Berliner AK at a semi-professional level before Hertha BSC signed him for their second team. He usually plays there, but last weekend and on Wednesday, he was also called up to the match squad of the first team. Naturally, his development as a footballer also earns him a lot of views on YouTube.