Yassine Chikhaoui

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Yassine Chikhaoui
Yassine Chikhaoui in 2007
Personal information
Full name Yassine Chikhaoui
Date of birth (1986-09-22) 22 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Radès, Tunisia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
FC Zürich
Number 17
Youth career
ES Radès
2002–2004 Étoile Sahel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Étoile Sahel 84 (39)
2007– FC Zürich 98 (21)
National team
2006– Tunisia 35 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:31, 7 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 January 2015

Yassine Chikhaoui (Arabic: ياسين الشيخاوي‎, born 22 September 1986) is a Tunisian footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for FC Zürich. He is well known as being one of the best Tunisian footballers of all time, as well as having "Five Star Skills" and "Five Star Weak Foot" on the popular soccer video game FIFA 15. Many have compared his consistent work ethic and determination to that of Hannibal, the famous military general. [1]

Club career[edit]

Etoile du Sahel[edit]

Chikhaoui became captain of Etoile du Sahel at the age of just 19, a club record. Chikhaoui has actually achieved many things with Etoile du Sahel such as the African champions league and begin part of the squad when they took part of the international clubs championship

FC Zürich[edit]

Chikhaoui was signed by FC Zürich on a 5-year contract on 23 May 2007.

During the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, it was reported that many clubs had scouts present to watch Chikhaoui (Manchester United, Bayern Munchen, Juventus ...).[2][3][4] Unfortunately, after impressing at the African Cup of Nations he was forced to take time out to get a recurring knee problem treated. On 26 April 2009, he completed his recovery by returning to play for the Zurich first team. Weeks later he cemented his comeback with a goal and contributed, as a late substitute, to helping his team win and stay top in the title race.

International career[edit]

He was called up to the Tunisian national team to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup at the age of 20.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Tunisia's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 January 2008 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès  Zambia 1–2 1–2 Friendly
2. 8 January 2008 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès  Zambia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3. 4 June 2008 Tamale Stadium, Tamale, Ghana  Cameroon 2–2 2–3 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
4. 8 June 2013 Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia  Botswana 2–1 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5. 19 November 2014 Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia  Egypt 1–1 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6. 22 January 2015 Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyín, Ebebiyín, Equatorial Guinea  Zambia 1–1 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations



Étoile du Sahel
FC Zürich


  • Tunisian Footballer of the Year: 2006