Dries Boussatta

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Dries Boussatta
Personal information
Full name Idriss Boussatta
Date of birth (1972-12-23) 23 December 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right winger
Youth career
De Spartaan
VVA/Spartaan
V&V Amsterdam
Ajax
Volendam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Telstar 2 (0)
1992–1994 Ajax 0 (0)
1994–1995 Haarlem 23 (4)
1995–1998 Utrecht 60 (2)
1998–2002 AZ 107 (7)
2002–2003 Excelsior 11 (0)
2003–2004 Sheffield United 6 (0)
2004 Al-Shaab
Total 209 (13)
National team
1998–1999 Netherlands 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Idriss "Dries" Boussatta (born 23 December 1972) is a Dutch former international footballer who played professionally in the Netherlands, England and the United Arab Emirates as a right winger. His son is Kamil Boussatta.

Club career[edit]

Born in Amsterdam, Boussatta played in the Netherlands for De Spartaan, VVA/Spartaan, V&V Amsterdam, Ajax, Volendam, Telstar, Haarlem, Utrecht, AZ and Excelsior.[1][2] He also played in England for Sheffield United, making 6 appearances in the Football League,[3] before ending his career in 2004 in the United Arab Emirates with Al-Shaab.[4]

International career[edit]

Boussatta earned three caps for the Netherlands between 1998 and 1999.[2] He also appeared in three unofficial matches for Morocco.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Boussatta is of Moroccan origin; he has publicly spoken about the discrimination his Muslim father received in the Netherlands.[5] In 2008 Boussatta became involved with a charitable foundation in Morocco.[6] In 2010, he owned a gym, a restaurant, and a coffee shop; he also worked as a player's agent.[7] In 2016, he was sanctioned to court by real estate company WPM who sued him for outstanding backpayments.[8]

In 2010, he was living in Amsterdam, and had a son and a daughter.[7] In 2016, he owned 6 coffee bars under the Buongiorno brand.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Frank Beijen. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Dries Boussatta". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  3. ^ "SHEFFIELD UNITED : 1946/47 - 2011/12". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Profile". Dutch Players Abroad. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  5. ^ a b Willem Vissers (5 November 2005). "Voetbal als bindmiddel" (in Dutch). Volkskrant.nl. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Boussatta heeft ogen nu wel open" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Oude kaas: Dries Boussatta" (in Dutch). AZ.nl. 31 January 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  8. ^ Oud-voetballer Dries Boussatta in rechtszaak verwikkeld rond koffiezaak - Parool (in Dutch)
  9. ^ Waarom ze volgens Dries Boussatta bij Ajax zijn doorgeslagen - HP De Tijd (in Dutch)