Allal Ben Kassou

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Allal Ben-Kassou
Personal information
Full name Allal Ben-Kassou
Date of birth 1941
Place of birth Rabat, Morocco
Date of death 29 October 2013 (aged 71–72)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
FAR Rabat
National team
1963–1972 Morocco[1] 52 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Allal Ben-Kassou (Arabic: علال بن قصو‎; 1941 – 29 October 2013 in Rabat) was a Moroccan football goalkeeper.

Ben-Kassou played club football for FAR Rabat in the Botola.

Ben-Kassou played for the Morocco national football team at the 1964 Summer Olympics where he played against Yugoslavia and Hungary[2] and at the 1970 FIFA World Cup finals where he played against West Germany and Peru.[3] He was an unused squad member at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He played 116 times for the Morocco football team.

In 2006, he was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African football players of the last 50 years.[4]

Also, Ben-Kassou was a sergeant of the Moroccan Army.


  1. ^ Morocco - Record International Players
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Allal Ben Kassou". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  3. ^ Allal Ben KassouFIFA competition record
  4. ^ "Meilleur joueur des 50 dernières années 14 Marocains en lice" (in French). Le Matin. 13 October 2006. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-08-29.

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