Sektioui in action for Porto (left)
|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 (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 club Neuchâtel Xamax, playing a major role with his team and eventually gaining club captaincy. In the 2004–05 campaign he switched to AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie, where he scored some vital goals and formed an efficient attacking partnership with Shota Averladze, being subsequently scouted by Stade Rennais F.C. 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) signed him for 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 side, RKC Waalwijk. On 3 February 2007 he played his first game, against NAC Breda.
Even though Adriaanse was gone, Sektioui was recalled 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 group stage of the UEFA Champions League 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 featured rarely for Porto during the campaign – 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.
- Primeira Liga: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
- Taça de Portugal: 2008–09
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2006
- Tarik Sektioui at footballzz.co.uk
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- PortuGOAL profile
- Tarik Sektioui at National-Football-Teams.com
- Tarik Sektioui – FIFA competition record
- Soccerway profile