Naïm Aarab

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Naïm Aarab
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-02-07) 7 February 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Brussels, Belgium
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Center Back, Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
AFC Tubize
RSC Anderlecht
NEC Nijmegen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 NEC Nijmegen 6 (0)
2008–2012 Larissa 52 (0)
2010–2011 Charleroi (loan) 29 (1)
2012–2013 Újpest FC 9 (0)
2013– Sint-Truidense 20 (1)
National team
2009–2010 Belgium U-21 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:03, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Naïm Aarab (born 7 February 1988 in Brussels) is a Belgian-Moroccan professional footballer currently playing for Sint-Truidense in the Belgian Second Division, as a Center Back.


Aarab ran through the youth ranks of AFC Tubize and RSC Anderlecht before joining the reserves of NEC Nijmegen. He received his first professional contract − a one-year deal − with NEC in 2007. Aarab made his league debut in a 5–0 loss against PSV Eindhoven, as an 84th minute substitute for Jonas Olsson.

He decided to leave NEC Nijmegen after not reaching a new agreement, and joined Larissa in the Greek Super League.

On 23 July 2012, Aarab joined Hungarian Nemzeti Bajnokság I side Újpest FC on a four-year contract.


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