Hamdi Kasraoui

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Hamdi Kasraoui
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Personal information
Date of birth (1983-01-18) 18 January 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Sousse, Tunisia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2009 Espérance 135 (1)
2009–2013 RC Lens 42 (0)
2013 CS Sfaxien 8 (0)
2014–2015 Stade Tunisien 18 (0)
2015–2018 CA Bizertin 46 (0)
Total 249 (1)
National team
2005–2012 Tunisia 38 (0)
Teams managed
2018– Tunisia (goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 22, 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 14, 2012

Hamdi Kasraoui (Arabic: حمدي القصراوي‎, born 18 January 1983) is a Tunisian football goalkeeper. He is currently the goalkeeping coach of Tunisia.

Club career[edit]

Kasraoui played for Espérance Sportive de Tunis until 25 May 2009, when he signed with French club RC Lens, which at the time had just secured promotion back to the Ligue 1.[1] He spent the 2009-10 season as the club's second-choice goalkeeper, behind Vedran Runje, making his Ligue 1 debut on 17 April 2010 in a goalless draw at OGC Nice after Runje was ruled out with an injury. After his debut, Kasraoui went on to appear in all of the club's remaining five league matches of the season.

Kasraoui decided to return to Tunisia in December 2012. Much appreciated in the northern club, Kasraoui announced his departure to his teammates leaving a message full of emotion in the locker room. For several days now, his signature in CS Sfaxien has been formalized by the Tunisian club on 20 December for a six-month contract. He won the Tunisian championship for the fourth time in his career.

He also signed a contract with Stade Tunisien in 2014 before joining CA Bizertin in 2015 where he remained 3 years before retiring in 2018.

International career[edit]

Kasraoui has 16 caps for the Tunisian national team, and played at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted by Germany and the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. However, he has been the second-choice goalkeeper both on club and international level. He was called up to the 2006 World Cup as a reserve for Ali Boumnijel. After Boumnijel retired from international football, Kasraoui became the first choice goalkeeper for Tunisia in 2008 African Cup of Nations but he has not been as successful as its predecessor.

He retired internationally in 2012.

Coaching career[edit]

He made his debut in his managerial career on 4 August 2018 when he was appointed as a goalkeeping coach of Tunisia national team with the head coach Faouzi Benzarti.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brief-Soccer-Lens sign Tunisian goalkeeper Kasroaui". Reuters. 2009-05-25. Retrieved 2009-05-25.

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