Ayoub El Kaabi
|Date of birth||25 June 1993|
|Place of birth||Casablanca, Morocco|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Hebei China Fortune|
|2018–||Hebei China Fortune||16||(8)|
|2019||→ Wydad Casablanca (loan)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:05, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Ayoub El Kaabi (Arabic: أيوب الكعبي) born 25 June 1993) is a Moroccan footballer who currently plays as a forward or winger for Wydad Casablanca, on loan from Hebei China Fortune and the Morocco national team. He was the top goalscorer of the CHAN 2018 taking place on home soil with 9 goals, thus making him the first player to reach that tally in a single competition having surpassed the previous record set by Zambia's Given Singuluma who had scored 5 goals in 2009.
In 2018, El Kaabi was purchased by Hebei China Fortune for a transfer fee of €5 million.
- Statistics accurate as of match played 9 September 2018.
- Scores and results list Morocco's goal tally first.
|1.||13 January 2018||Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca, Morocco||Mauritania||1–0||4–0||2018 African Nations Championship|
|3.||17 January 2018||Guinea||1–0||3–1|
|6.||27 January 2018||Namibia||1–0||2–0|
|7.||31 January 2018||Libya||1–0||3–1|
|9.||4 February 2018||Nigeria||4–0||4–0|
|10.||27 March 2018||Uzbekistan||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|11.||4 June 2018||Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland||Slovakia||1–1||2–1|
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