Sektioui in action against Benfica (Luisão pictured right)
|Full name||Tarik Sektioui|
|Date of birth||13 May 1977|
|Place of birth||Fes, Morocco|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1999||→ Marítimo (loan)||2||(0)|
|2007||→ RKC Waalwijk (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He arrived at the Netherlands and Tilburg's Willem II in January 2000, from Swiss outfit Neuchâtel Xamax, playing a major role with the club, eventually gaining club captaincy. In 2004–05, he switched to AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie. There, he scored some vital goals, forming a deadly partnership with Georgian striker Shota Averladze, and being scouted by Stade Rennais and Borussia Dortmund.
After an uneventful loan stint in 1999 with C.S. Marítimo, in July 2006, Sektioui returned to Portugal, after Co Adriaanse (also his coach at Willem) retrieved him from AZ to join country giants F.C. Porto. He would find the adjustment difficult and spent the second half of the season on loan to yet another Dutch club, RKC Waalwijk. On 3 February 2007 he played his first match for RKC, against NAC Breda.
Even though Adriaanse was gone, Sektioui was recalled by Porto for 2007–08 and was a key member of the squad coached by Jesualdo Ferreira that retained the league title with five matches remaining. On the fourth day of the that season's UEFA Champions League group stage he scored, arguably, the best goal of the night, overtaking five Olympique de Marseille defenders before hitting home beyond the goalkeeper. Porto eventually reached the round of 16, ousted by FC Schalke 04 on penalties.
On 2 July 2009, after having appeared rarely for Porto during the season – only 14 appearances combined – Sektioui moved to Ajman Club in the United Arab Emirates, on a one-year deal. He retired after one season aged 33, but later went back on his decision and joined his very first professional club, hometown's MAS Fez.
- Tarik Sektioui at footballzz.co.uk
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- PortuGOAL profile
- Tarik Sektioui at National-Football-Teams.com