Adel Chedli

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Adel Chedli
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Adel Chedli and Samira Magroun in 2012
Personal information
Full name Adel Ben-Bechir Chedli
Date of birth (1976-09-16) 16 September 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth La Ricamarie, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Centre Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 AS Saint-Etienne 33 (0)
1997–2004 FC Sochaux 153 (3)
2004–2005 FC Istres 24 (0)
2005–2006 1. FC Nürnberg 8 (0)
2006–2007 FC Sion 27 (1)
2007–2008 Al-Shaab CSC
2008–2010 FC Istres 36 (1)
2010–2012 Étoile Sportive du Sahel 48 (7)
2012–2013 Raja Casablanca 0 (0)
National team
1996–2012 Tunisia 45 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:21, 16 November 2009 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2006

Adel Ben-Bechir Chedli (Arabic: عادل الشاذلي‎‎, born 16 September 1976 in La Ricamarie, Loire, France) is a Tunisian football player currently playing for Moroccan club Raja Casablanca.

Football career[edit]

He was born and raised in France although joined the Manchester United academy in 1995. After 1 year at the club he earned his only first team experience in a closed doors friendly against Celtic. He went on to join AS Saint-Étienne and broke into the first team in 1996. In 1997, he was transferred to FC Sochaux for whom he played several years in the Ligue 1. It was during that time that also earned his first cap for the Tunisian national team. Before his move to Germany Chedli played for FC Istres. He left the club on a free transfer after they had been relegated to Ligue 2 after playing in 88 games.

At Nürnberg, Chedli had a rough first year and a hard time breaking into the first squad, at the end of the season he had played in only six Bundesliga matches and was at times demoted to the club's Bayernliga reserve team. His situation did not improve when Chedli was sent off twice in a short span, once with the reserves and once in friendly against the Kansas City Wizards. After the latter incident in which Chedli had kicked a Wizards player in the shins, he left the field cursing at Nürnberg first team coach Hans Meyer, an event that the Nürnberg press interpreted as insubordination and predicted an early release of the left midfielder whose contract with Nürnberg would have run until 2007. That prediction became true in July 2006, when player and team agreed on a termination of the contract.

International career[edit]

A French youth international, he made his debut for his native Tunisian side on 26 May 1996, a friendly match against Senegal. Due to nationality transfer was not allowed until the 2000s, he's entered the team again and been a regular with the Tunisian national team since 2003 and won the 2004 African Nations' Cup with the "Carthage Eagles". He was also a member of the Tunisian Confederations Cup team in 2005 and was a member of the squad at the 2006 World cup.[1]


  1. ^ Adel ChedliFIFA competition record

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