Yassine Chikhaoui

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Yassine Chikhaoui
Personal information
Full name Yassine Chikhaoui
Date of birth (1986-09-22) 22 September 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Radès, Tunisia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
FC Zürich
Number 17
Youth career
ES Radès
Ariana
2002–2004 Étoile Sahel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Étoile Sahel 84 (39)
2007– Zürich 74 (14)
National team
2006– Tunisia 25 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:31, 26 February 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Yassine Chikhaoui (Arabic: ياسين الشيخاوي‎, born 22 September 1986) is a Tunisian footballer who currently plays as a winger for FC Zürich.

Club career[edit]

Etoile du Sahel[edit]

Chikhaoui became captain of Etoile du Sahel at the age of just 17, a club record.

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 ...).[1][2][3] 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.

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • Tunisian Footballer of the Year: 2006

Club[edit]

Etoile Sportive Du Sahel

References[edit]