Ferjani Sassi

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Ferjani Sassi
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Sassi lining up for Tunisia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Ferjani Sassi
Date of birth (1992-03-18) 18 March 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Aryanah, Tunisia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Zamalek
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 CS Sfaxien 83 (10)
2015–2016 Metz 39 (1)
2016–2018 ES Tunis 39 (7)
2018 Al-Nassr 8 (1)
2018– Zamalek 31 (9)
National team
2013– Tunisia 53 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:23, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:58, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

Ferjani Sassi (Arabic: فرجاني ساسي‎; born 18 March 1992) is a Tunisian professional footballer, who plays for Zamalek SC and the Tunisian national team as a defensive midfielder.

International career[edit]

Sassi played his first international game with the senior national team on 8 June 2013 in and against Sierra Leone (2–2), where he was part of the starting squad and played the entire match.[2]

He was in Tunisia's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia scoring a penalty in Tunisia's opening game against England.[3] Sassi was also deep in controversy after he tackled England striker Harry Kane in the penalty box which outraged England supporters.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 25 July 2019[5]
Tunisia
Year Apps Goals
2013 4 0
2014 6 1
2015 10 1
2016 5 0
2017 10 0
2018 10 2
2019 8 1
Total 53 5

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Tunisia's goal tally first.[5]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 October 2014 Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia  Senegal 1–0 1–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 12 June 2015 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès, Tunisia  Djibouti 4–0 8–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 1 June 2018 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland  Turkey 2–1 2–2 Friendly
4. 18 June 2018 Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia  England 1–1 1–2 2018 FIFA World Cup
5. 11 July 2019 Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt  Madagascar 1–0 3–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Honours[edit]

CS Sfaxien

Zamalek

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Sierra Leone vs. Tunisia (2:2)". National Football Teams. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  3. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (2 June 2018). "Tunisia World Cup squad: Leicester City's Benalouane in 23-man squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  4. ^ "FIFA World Cup 2018: England fans left fuming over Tunisia defender's rugby tackle on Harry Kane, watch video". TimesNowNews.com. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Ferjani Sassi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 14 July 2018.

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