Ellyes Skhiri

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Ellyes Skhiri
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Skhiri playing with Tunisia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Ellyes Joris Skhiri[1]
Date of birth (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Lunel, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FC Köln
Number 28
Youth career
0000–2015 Montpellier
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Montpellier B 57 (3)
2015–2019 Montpellier 123 (10)
2019– 1. FC Köln 4 (1)
National team
2014 Tunisia U23 1 (0)
2018– Tunisia 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:30, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 July 2019

Ellyes Joris Skhiri (Arabic: إلياس صخيري‎; born 10 May 1995) is a Tunisian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln and the Tunisia national team.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Skhiri is a youth exponent from Montpellier HSC. He made his Ligue 1 debut on 21 March 2015 against Evian Thonon Gaillard replacing Paul Lasne in the extra time in a 1–0 away defeat.[4]

1. FC Köln[edit]

On 29 July 2019, Skhiri joined 1. FC Köln on a four-year deal.[5]

International career[edit]

Skhiri was born and raised in France to parents of Tunisian descent. He was called up to the Tunisia Olympic team several times.[6] Skhiri made his debut for the Tunisia Olympic team in a friendly against the Morocco U23 squad.[7][8]

Skhiri made his senior debut for the Tunisia national football team in a friendly 1–0 win over Iran on 23 March 2018.[9]

In June 2018 he was named in Tunisia’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 25 July 2019[11]
Tunisia
Year Apps Goals
2018 13 0
2019 10 0
Total 23 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ "France – E. Skhiri – Soccerway – Results, fixtures, tables and statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  3. ^ "FC VERPFLICHTET ELLYES SKHIRI". 1. FC Köln. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Evian TG vs. Montpellier – 21 March 2015 – Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  5. ^ "FC verpflichtet Ellyes Skhiri" (in German). 1. FC Köln. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Sélection Nationale Olympique : Maher Kanzari convoque 29 Joueurs – Fédération Tunisienne de Football". www.ftf.org.tn.
  7. ^ Vavel (13 October 2014). "La semaine des internationaux Pailladins".
  8. ^ http://www.lapresse.tn/31012016/93565/le-plan-b.html[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Internationals (Sky Sports)". SkySports.
  10. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (2 June 2018). "Tunisia World Cup squad: Leicester City's Benalouane in 23-man squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Ellyes Skhiri". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 14 July 2018.