Youssef Chippo

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Youssef Chippo
Personal information
Full name يوسف شيبو
Date of birth (1973-05-10) 10 May 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Boujad, Morocco
Height 1.84 metres (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 KAC Kenitra ?? (??)
1995–1997 Al Arabi ?? (??)
1997–1999 FC Porto 30 (2)
1999–2003 Coventry City 122 (6)
2003–2005 Al Sadd ?? (??)
2005–2006 Al-Wakra ?? (??)
Total 152+ (8+)
National team
1995–2006 Morocco 62 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12-07-10.
† Appearances (Goals).

Youssef Chippo (Arabic: يوسف شيبو‎; born 10 May 1973 in Boujad[citation needed]) is a retired footballer from Morocco. He was a renowned midfielder on the national squad during the 1990s, and was a member of the team that participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain[1] and the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Club career[edit]

He began his career at KAC Kenitra and also spent 2 seasons at FC Porto where he began to display his talent in Europe.

His next stop came with Coventry City in the Premier League where he played alongside Mustapha Hadji, a fellow Moroccan international, in the middle of the park. He signed for them in 1999 and they were relegated in his second season, but he remained at the club for two more seasons[3] before leaving to play in Qatar.

In February 2007 it was reported that Hibernian had taken Chippo on trial, but he was released shortly afterwards. In October 2007, Swedish club Hammarby IF also gave him a trial, but he wasn't offered a contract.

International career[edit]

Chippo missed out on the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia, and had been out of the Morocco squad for two years, after falling out with the team's former coach, Badou Zaki. He was only called up to the team a few weeks ahead of the 2006 African Nations Cup by new coach Mohammed Fakkir.

Chippo had 62 caps with the Moroccan team prior to the 2006 African Nations Cup. The competition was his fourth Nations Cup finals, and purportedly his last, declaring his retirement from international competition after the cup.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Youssef Chippo Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Youssef ChippoFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Youssef Chippo career stats at Soccerbase

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