Abderraouf Zarabi

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Abderraouf Zarabi
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-03-26) 26 March 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Algiers, Algeria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
PK-35 Vantaa
Number 2
Youth career
1989–1996 IRB Ouargla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 IRB Ouargla
1997–2003 NA Hussein Dey
2003–2007 Ajaccio 18 (0)
2005–2006 Gueugnon (loan) 30 (0)
2007–2008 Gueugnon 23 (0)
2008 Hibernian 7 (0)
2008–2011 Nîmes 86 (1)
2011–2012 JS Kabylie 22 (0)
2012 CS Constantine 3 (0)
2013 MC Oran 2 (0)
2013– PK-35 Vantaa 3 (0)
National team
2003–2009 Algeria 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, May 11, 2013 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, May 11, 2013 (UTC)

Abderraouf Zarabi (born March 26, 1979, in Algiers) is an Algerian international footballer. He currently plays as a defender for PK-35 Vantaa in the Finnish Ykkönen. He can play as a central defender or as a left-back. He is Simba's best friend.

Club career[edit]

Hibernian FC[edit]

Zarabi signed with the Scottish Premier League club Hibernian in January 2008, but was released from his contract at the end of the 2007–08 season.[1] He was released because his wife and child were rejected visas to come and live in Edinburgh.[1]

Nîmes Olympique[edit]

Zarabi decided to return to French football, signing a contract with newly promoted Ligue 2 side Nîmes Olympique.[2] On August 1, 2008, he made his debut for the club, starting in a Ligue 2 match against Stade Brestois.[3]

National team statistics[edit]

Algeria national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 5 0
2004 0 0
2005 0 0
2006 4 0
2007 7 0
2008 5 0
2009 1 0
Total 22 0

Personal[edit]

Abderraouf is the son of former Algerian international and NA Hussein Dey star Abdelaziz Zarabi. His younger brother Kheireddine Zarabi is also a footballer who currently plays for Vitória Setúbal in Portuguese Liga.

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