Ezzaki Badou

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Zaki in 2009
Personal information
Full name Ezzaki Badou
Date of birth (1959-04-02) 2 April 1959 (age 56)
Place of birth Sidi Kacem, Morocco
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Morocco (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1978 Association Salé
1978–1986 WAC
1986–1992 Mallorca 161 (0)
1992–1993 FUS Rabat
National team
1979–1992 Morocco
Teams managed
1993–1994 FUS Rabat
1995–1996 WAC
1996 Association Salé
1996–1998 SCC
1998–2000 WAC
2000–2001 KAC
2001–2002 Maghreb Fez
2002–2005 Morocco
2006–2007 KAC
2008–2010 WAC
2010–2011 KAC
2012–2013 WAC
2013–2014 Olympic Safi
2014– Morocco

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Ezzaki Badou (Arabic: بادو الزاكي‎; born 2 April 1959), nicknamed Zaki as a player, is a Moroccan retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and the current manager of the Moroccan national team.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Sidi Kacem, Zaki represented Association Salé, Wydad Casablanca, RCD Mallorca and Fath Union Sport during a 17-year professional career. With the Spaniards, for which he signed in 1986 after being named by France Football as African Footballer of the Year,[1][2] he won promotion to La Liga in 1989[3] whilst winning the Ricardo Zamora Trophy.

Zaki appeared for the Moroccan national team in the 1986 FIFA World Cup and four Africa Cup of Nations. In the former tournament, held in Mexico, he helped his country to the round-of-16; additionally, he competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics.[4]

In 2006, Zaki was selected by the Confederation of African Football as one of the best 200 African footballers of the last 50 years.[5]

Managerial career[edit]

Zaki retired in 1993 at the age of 34, immediately becoming a manager. In 2002, after coaching a host of clubs, including former sides FUS and WAC, he was appointed at the helm of Morocco, leaving his post after three years[6] and returning in May 2014.[7]



Wydad Casablanca


Wydad Casablanca



  1. ^ "El fichaje de Ezaki Badou, en el aire" [The signing of Ezaki Badou, an uncertainty] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 16 July 1986. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "African Player of the Year". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Un Mallorca feliz y un triste Español" [Happy Mallorca and sad Español] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 3 July 1989. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Badou Ezaki". Sports Reference. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Meilleur joueur des 50 dernières années 14 Marocains en lice" [Best player of the last 50 years 14 Moroccans take the stage] (in French). Le Matin. 13 October 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Démission de Zaki" [Zaki resigns] (in French). Bladi. 18 October 2005. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "Morocco name former player Badou Zaki as new coach". BBC Sport. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "El Mallorca, finalista elemplar" [Mallorca, the perfect finalist] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 30 June 1991. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 

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