Youssef Rabeh

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Youssef Rabeh
Personal information
Full name Youssef Rabeh
Date of birth (1985-04-13) 13 April 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Rabat, Morocco
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Wydad Casablanca
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 FUS Rabat
2005–2006 Al-Ahli Jeddah
2006 FUS Rabat
2006–2007 FAR Rabat
2007–2009 Levski Sofia 57 (0)
2010 Anzhi Makhachkala 0 (0)
2010 Moghreb Tétouan 19 (1)
2011– Wydad Casablanca 56 (0)
National team
2008– Morocco 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 January 2015

Youssef Rabeh (Arabic: يوسف رابح‎; born 13 April 1985 in Rabat) is a Moroccan football player, who is currently playing for Wydad Casablanca.

Career[edit]

He is born in the capital of the Morocco Rabat and started his career in local team FUS de Rabat. In 2005 Rabeh signed for one year with Al-Ahli (Jeddah) from Saudi Arabia. In 2006 Youssef returned in FUS de Rabat for six months. In season 2006/2007 played in other club from Rabat - FAR. With this team Rabeh play final on CAF Confederation Cup in 2006 and is a vice-champion on Morocco in 2007.

Levski Sofia[edit]

In 29 July 2007 signed with Levski Sofia.

Rabeh had a few problem with police in Bulgaria, after some incidents in night clubs.

He became a Champion of Bulgaria in 2009.

On 15 August 2009, Rabeh was suspended from the first team after an arrest for drink related incident. However, after a poor performance of Levski's defense, he was allowed to return to the first team.

Rabeh became famous with his non-observance of the regime in Levski, which caused him to be transferred in Russian club Anzhi. Still, during his stay with the Bulgarian side, he received praise for his fine defensive skills and was nicknamed the "Moroccan Beckenbauer".[1]

Anzhi Makhachkala[edit]

On 8 February 2010, Levski transferred the Moroccan defender to FC Anzhi Makhachkala, he signed a three-year-deal.[2] Rabeh made his debut for the team from Dagestan in the 1:2 loss against Slavia Sofia in a friendly match, earning himself a booking for a foul on Petar Dimitrov. The match was abandoned in the 60th minute, following a number of complaints from FC Anzhi Makhachkala against referee decisions. Rabeh's disciplinary woes continued, as he purportedly ran away from his new team's training camp and refused to return. Moreover, he had allegedly borrowed some money from would-be teammate Todor Timonov just before leaving Dagestan,[3] and did not repay him. Thus, he did not make a single official appearance for the Russian side and eventually returned to Morocco.

International career[edit]

In 2005 he got to semi-final on FIFA U-20 World Cup with Morocco U20. He made his first cap with the Atlas Lions in the 4-1 victory over Mauritania on 11 October 2008.

Personal life[edit]

Rabeh was involved in several off-the-field incidents during his spell with Levski Sofia, including a three-year suspended prison sentence for drunk driving.[4]

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