Karim Laribi

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Karim Laribi
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-04-20) 20 April 1991 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Sassuolo)
Number 21
Youth career
2003–2007 Inter
2007–2009 Fulham
2009–2010 Palermo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Palermo 0 (0)
2010–2011 Foggia (loan) 28 (4)
2011–2012 Sassuolo (loan) 7 (1)
2012– Sassuolo 19 (0)
2014 Latina (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Italy U20[2] 4 (1)
2012 Italy U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 January 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 January 2014

Karim Laribi (born 20 April 1991) is an Italian football midfielder of Tunisian[3] ancestry. He currently plays for Bologna on loan from Sassuolo, in a co-ownership deal with Palermo. His father is Tunisian and his mother is Italian.

Club career[edit]

A youth product of Inter, Laribi left Italy in 2007 to accept a lucrative offer[according to whom?] from Fulham, where he spent two season as part of the club's own academy in England. He returned to Italy in 2009 as free agent[4] to become part of the Palermo squad that won the Campionato Primavera in 2010.

On July 2010 he was sent on loan to Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Foggia in order to get some first team experience; he played a total 28 games under the tenure of famous football master Zdeněk Zeman, scoring four goals in the season. On July 2011, Palermo accepted a loan offer for Laribi from ambitious Serie B club Sassuolo, with an option for his new club to turn the move into a co-ownership by the end of the season.[5] In 19 June 2012 Sassuolo acquired its ownership.[6] He was loaned out to Serie B side Latina in 8 January 2014.[7]

International career[edit]

Laribi is part of the Italian youth national teams, and made his debut with the under-20 team[2] in 2011.[2]

On 15 August 2012, he made his debut with the Italy U-21 team, in a frendly match against Netherlands.


  1. ^ a b "Scheda anagrafica di Karim Laribi" (in Italian). AIC.football.it. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Convocazioni e presenze in campo". FIGC.it. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Karim Laribi : 1991 - Italia" (in Italian). Generazione di Talenti. February 2010. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Laribi Signs Contract". Fulham FC. 22 April 2008. Archived from the original on 17 June 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "UFFICIALE: Sassuolo, dal Palermo ecco Cappelletti, Laribi e Terranova" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sassuolo calcio: Riscattati Laribi e Marzorati" (in Italian). calciomercato.com. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Karim Laribi è del Latina" (in Italian). U.S. Latina Calcio. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.