Ali Maâloul

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Ali Maâloul
Maâloul in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Sfax, Tunisia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Al Ahly
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2016 CS Sfaxien 157 (31)
2016– Al Ahly SC 61 (8)
National team
2013– Tunisia 54 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:07, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Ali Maâloul (born 1 January 1990) Arabic: علي معلول‎) is a Tunisian professional footballer who plays for Egyptian club Al Ahly and the Tunisia national team as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Maâloul in formed and made his debut with CS Sfaxien.

Since 2009, the player has joined the team and has been competing for his place in the starting lineup.

Slowly, Ali Maaloul took on more games, honed his skills more and had clear offensive characteristics. From season to season he took his foot in the starting line-up to become one of the pillars of his team and one of the pillars of the Tunisian national team, especially with his skill to carry fixed balls and register free kicks. Since the 2014–15 season, Ali Maaloul has become the first captain of CS Sfaxien.

In the 2015–16 season, Ali Maaloul became the scorer of the league with 14 goals in round 20, a record that has not been matched by any defender in the history of the Tunisian league. No defender has scored more than 9 goals per season.

As of July 2016, Maâloul joined the Egyptian club Al Ahly SC for a period of four years; the total amount of the transfer was $750,000.

International career[edit]

Maâloul made his international debut for the Tunisia on 6 July 2013 against Morocco.[2] He played his first African Cup in 2015, he participated also in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

In June 2018 he was named in Tunisia’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[3][4]

Career statistics[edit]


As of 17 July 2019[5]
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 7 0
2015 12 0
2016 11 0
2017 11 0
2018 8 0
2019 4 0
Total 54 0

Honours and Achievements[edit]


CS Sfaxien

Al Ahly SC



  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 14 July 2018. p. 31.
  2. ^ "National-football-teams profile". National-football-teams. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  3. ^ Crawford, Stephen (4 June 2018). "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". Goal. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  4. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (2 June 2018). "Tunisia World Cup squad: Leicester City's Benalouane in 23-man squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Ali Maâloul". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 14 July 2018.

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