El-Arabi in training at Caen in 2010
|Full name||Youssef El-Arabi|
|Date of birth||3 February 1987|
|Place of birth||Caen, France|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2002–2004||SC Hérouville Football|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 10 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
On 20 December 2008, El-Arabi made his debut for Caen, coming on as a substitute in the 76th minute against Lyon in Ligue 1. He played 2 more games that season (coming on in both as a substitute), and scored no goals (2008–09). The following season (2009–10) saw El-Arabi score 11 goals in 34 games (he came on in 11 of these games as a substitute) for Caen, as well as claiming eight assists, in Ligue 2. This season (2010–11) has seen El-Arabi score 17 goals in 38 games for Caen, as well as claiming five assists, in Ligue 1. After rejecting bids from Sevilla FC and Genoa C.F.C, he eventually signed for Al-Hilal FC in September 2011 on a four-year contract.
In the summer of 2012, El-Arabi made a €4.5 million move to Spanish side Granada CF. He scored his first goal for Granada CF in an official game away against RCD Mallorca in a 2–1 win. The goal came from a spot kick. In his first season he helped his side avoid relegation by scoring eight goals in 31 games. The 2013–14 season saw El-Arabi start in prolific form, the striker scored six goals in 11 games (nine starts), this includes a brace against Athletic Bilbao and his first La Liga hat-trick, where he scored all three in a 3–1 win over rivals Malaga CF. At the end of the season, he was nominated for the Best African player at the LFP Awards, losing out to teammate Yacine Brahimi.
On 5 September 2010, El-Arabi made his debut for the Morocco national football team, coming on as a substitute in the 65th minute for Mounir El-Hamdaoui, against Central African Republic national football team. He followed this up with games against Tanzania and Northern Ireland, in both games coming on as a substitute.
- Scores and results list Morocco's goal tally first.
- "Youssef El-Arabi". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- "gala de premios LFP 2013/14" [LFP Awards show 2013/14] (in Spanish). Liga de Fútbol Profesional. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
- Youssef El-Arabi profile at Soccerway