Wahbi Khazri

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Wahbi Khazri
Personal information
Full name Wahbi Khazri
Date of birth (1991-02-08) 8 February 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bordeaux
Number 24
Youth career
1995–2003 JS Ajaccio
2003–2009 Bastia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Bastia 171 (31)
2014– Bordeaux 2 (1)
National team
2009 Tunisia U20 1 (1)
2012 France U21 1 (0)
2013– Tunisia 7 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Wahbi Khazri (Arabic: وهبي خزري‎; born 8 February 1991) is a French-born Tunisian footballer. He currently plays for Ligue 1 club FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

Club career[edit]

Bastia[edit]

A native of Ajaccio, Khazri started his career with local side Jeunesse Sportive Ajaccio before moving to SC Bastia. He received his first call up to the senior squad for their match against Amiens SC on 20 February 2009.[1] He made his debut in that match coming on as a substitute in the 85th minute for Ludovic Genest. Bastia scored the winning goal a minute later to win the match 1–0.[2] He scored his first career goal on 13 March 2009, in a 1–0 victory over Montpellier.[3] Wahbi quickly adapted to league play scoring again, a couple of weeks later, in a 3–1 win over Vannes.[4] He scored again, this time on the final match day of the season against Troyes, scoring the first goal in a 2–1 victory.[5] The loss meant Troyes would be relegated to the Championnat National.

Bordeaux[edit]

After five years in Bastia, Khazri signed a four-year contract with FC Girondins de Bordeaux in July 2014.[6]

International career[edit]

Youth teams[edit]

In 2009, Khazri made his debut for the Tunisia national under-20 football team.[7] However, in November 2011, he was called up by Erick Mombaerts to the France national under-21 football team for a pair of 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifiers against Romania and Slovakia.[8] In February 2012, he played his first and only game for the French side, against Italy, before being substituted by Frédéric Bulot.[9]

Senior team[edit]

In late 2012, Khazri switched his international allegiance once again, when he accepted a call-up from Sami Trabelsi, the Tunisian national team's coach, including him in the squad for the 2013 African Cup of Nations.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 18 May 2014.[11]
Team Season League[nb 1] Cup[nb 2] Europe[nb 3] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bastia L2 2008–09 13 3 0 0 13 3
L2 2009–10 31 2 2 0 33 2
N 2010–11 34 4 7 2 41 6
L2 2011–12 33 9 2 1 35 10
L1 2012–13 29 7 3 0 32 7
L1 2013–14 32 6 2 1 34 7
Total 171 31 16 4 0 0 187 35
Career total 171 31 16 4 0 0 187 35

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 March 2013 Stade Olympique de Radès, Rades, Tunisia  Sierra Leone 2–0 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 8 June 2013 Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia  Botswana 1–1 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 5 March 2014 Estadi Cornellà-El Prat, Barcelona, Spain  Colombia 1–1 1–1 Friendly
4. 19 November 2014 Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia  Egypt 2–1 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Honours[edit]

Bastia[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and Championnat National.
  2. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophée des champions.
  3. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baptême du feu pour Khazri
  2. ^ Amiens v. Bastia Match Report
  3. ^ Bastia v. Montpellier Match Report
  4. ^ Bastia v. Vannes Match Report
  5. ^ Bastia v. Troyes Match Report
  6. ^ "Wahbi Khazri signs for Bordeaux!". girondins.com. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Montpellier : vers l'assocation Saihi-Khazri". Topnet.tn. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Jérôme Negroni (28 February 2010). "Khazri : " Un beau match à jouer "". SC-Bastia.net. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Match : France – Italie". fff.fr. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Khazri switches allegiance to Tunisia". aljazeera.com. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Wahbi Khazri profile, footballdatabase eu, Retrieved 15 June 2012.

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