Karim Essediri

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Karim Essediri
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Personal information
Full name Karim Essediri
Date of birth (1979-07-29) 29 July 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right back, Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Club Africain ? (?)
2001–2005 Tromsø 81 (6)
2002 Bodø/Glimt (loan) 13 (0)
2006 Rosenborg 8 (0)
2007–2011 Lillestrøm[1] 103 (1)
National team
2004– Tunisia 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:22, 18 November 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2006

Karim Essediri (Arabic: كريم السديري‎) (born 29 July 1979 in Paris) is a Tunisia former international footballer.

Career[edit]

Before joining Lillestrøm in 2006, he played for Rosenborg, Bodø/Glimt and Tromsø in Norway, Club Meaux and Red Star 93 in France, and Club Africain in Tunisia.

Essediri experienced a tough start at Tromsø, and was given partial blame for the club's 2001 relegation. The following year he was lent out to the another Norwegian club Bodø/Glimt. When he returned to Tromsø, he was not considered first-team material. However, the arrival of Per Mathias Høgmo as head coach made Essediri the starting right winger in Høgmo's counterattacking style of play. Essediri's pace made him an important figure in setting up Tromsø I.L.'s counterattacks, and he ended the 2004 season being among the top three for assists in the Premier League. Essediri had successfully turned from scapegoat in 2001 to hero in 2004.

Following his success at Tromsø, Essediri was picked for several matches for Tunisia, both in the World Cup 2006, and the 2005 Confederations Cup.

Having struggled to break into the Lillestrøm side, the 2009 season has seen Essediri convert to right back with success, and was a regular during the 2009-season.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2001 Tromsø Tippeligaen 21 2 5 1 26 3
2002 Bodø/Glimt 13 0 2 2 15 2
2003 Tromsø 14 0 4 2 18 2
2004 25 3 4 3 29 6
2005 21 1 1 0 22 1
2006 Rosenborg 8 0 3 0 11 0
2007 Lillestrøm 8 0 2 1 10 1
2008 16 0 2 0 18 0
2009 22 0 2 0 24 0
2010 29 1 3 1 32 2
2011 28 0 3 0 31 0
Career Total 205 7 31 10 236 17

Personal life[edit]

Essediri speaks French, Arabic and Norwegian.

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