Anouar Diba

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Anouar Diba
Anouar Diba 2012 1.jpg
Personal information
Full name Anouar Diba
Date of birth (1983-02-27) 27 February 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
vv Utrecht
FC Utrecht
2000–2002 NAC Breda
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Elinkwijk
2000–2007 NAC 113 (16)
2007–2009 Al-Wakrah 46 (14)
2009–2010 Al-Nasr 16 (1)
2010 FC Twente 2 (0)
2010–2011 Al-Wakrah 11 (9)
2011–2012 Lekhwiya 6 (2)
2012–2014 Al-Wakrah 35 (11)
2015– Al Kharaitiyat 28 (6)
National team
2006 Morocco 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Anouar Diba (Arabic: أنور ديبا; born 27 February 1983 in Utrecht, the Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer of Moroccan descent who currently plays for Al Kharaitiyat in the Qatar Stars League.

Club career[edit]

Diba is a forward who was made his debut in professional football during the 2002–03 season, being part of the NAC Breda squad. He spent five seasons with NAC in the Dutch Eredivisie[1] and had a short spell at FC Twente in 2010.[2]

In the winter of 2011, after sustaining a leg injury, Diba had to be treated in London, subsequently missing much of the league matches of his then-new club, Lekhwiya.[3] As a result, Diba was cut from the squad. While numerous news outlets had reported Diba's departure,[4] he himself had not received any official confirmation of being released by the club officials, and was first informed after receiving calls from his agent and friends. Before Diba's trip to London, Lekhwiya coach Djamel Belmadi had claimed Diba was one of the most prominent professionals in the team. This came as a surprise to Diba, as he was just 2–3 weeks from being released from the hospital.[5]

On 22 January 2012, Diba joined Al-Wakrah, signing a contract until the end of the season.[6]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Morocco in a November 2006 friendly match against Gabon.[7]


  1. ^ "Anouar Diba" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Diba snel weg bij Twente - NOS (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Al Wakrah moet ster Diba naar kampioen laten gaan en haalt Boutahar - ELF Voetbal (in Dutch)
  4. ^ "Dindane in, Diba out in Lekhwiya". Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  5. ^ ديبا: تعجبت من رحيلي بعد تأكيد بلماضي لي ببقائي (in Arabic). Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  6. ^ ديبا يوقع لنادي قطر الرياضي[permanent dead link]; Qatar Stars League, 22 January 2012.
  7. ^ El-Akchaoui in Marokkaanse selectie - Gelderlander (in Dutch)

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