Nabil Taïder

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Nabil Taïder
Personal information
Full name Nabil Sliti Taïder
Date of birth (1983-05-26) 26 May 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Lavaur, Tarn, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1999–2001 Toulouse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Toulouse 145 (4)
2007 FC Lorient (loan) 11 (1)
2007–2008 Stade Reims (loan) 24 (3)
2008–2009 Skoda Xanthi 29 (2)
2010–2011 Sivasspor 8 (0)
2012 Étoile du Sahel 9 (0)
2013 Como 0 (0)
2013– Parma 0 (0)
2013 Gorica (loan) 2 (0)
2014 Lokomotiv Sofia (loan) 3 (0)
National team
France U21
2009– Tunisia 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 2009

Nabil Taïder (born 26 May 1983 in Lavaur, Tarn) is a French-born Tunisian international footballer who plays as a midfielder.


Taïder was born in France to a Tunisian father and an Algerian mother of Kabyle descent.[1] His younger brother, Saphir Sliti Taïder, is also a professional footballer and is currently playing for Inter Milan.

Club career[edit]

Taïder began his career in the youth ranks of Toulouse FC. In 2001 he was promoted to the senior side and would go on to be a key player in the midfield for the French side. In six years at the club Taïder would appear in 144 league matches and score 4 goals. During the 2006/07 season he was loaned to FC Lorient and would appear in 11 matches and score one goal. The following season he went on loan to Stade Reims and was a key player for the club appearing in 24 league matches and scoring 3 goals. In 2008 he left France and joined Greece's Skoda Xanthi F.C.. In his first year with Skoda Xanthi, Taïder played in 24 matches and scored two goals. His second year in Greece saw him feature less frequently. As a result, he left the club during the winter transfer period.

On 8 January 2010, Sivasspor signed the Tunisian midfielder for the second half of the Turkish season.[2] While with Sivasspor, Taïder appeared in 8 league matches.

On 19 April 2011, Taider appeared in a reserve game for Championship side Bristol City FC. Nabil played an hour in a 2–1 defeat against Yeovil Town FC.

Taïder joined ND Gorica on 30 August 2013,[3] the paper was completed on 5 September 2013.[4]

International career[edit]

In 2005, at the age of 21, he attempted to join the Tunisia national football team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup,[5] however FIFA deemed him ineligible as he had played for France U21, as opposed to the Tunisia national football team, before the age of 21.[6] In 2009 he was finally able to debut for Tunisia. On 6 September 2009 he scored his first goal with Tunisia in a 2–2 draw against Nigeria.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 September 2009 Abuja Stadium, Abuja, Nigeria  Nigeria
1 – 1
2 – 2
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)


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