Ibrahim Tahini

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Ibrahim Tahini
Personal information
Full name Ibrahim Khalil Tahini
Date of birth (1987-07-25) 25 July 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
0000–2001 FC Kallon
2002–2003 Old Edwardians
2003–2006 Falkenbergs FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Melleruds IF 45 (19)
2010–2012 IK Oddevold 40 (21)
2012 → Svarteborg Dingle IF (loan) 5 (9)
2012Vänersborgs IF (loan) 10 (14)
2013 Vänersborgs IF 18 (8)
2014 Vänersborgs FK 8 (3)
2014 IFK Åmål 8 (3)
2015 Stenungsunds IF 9 (3)
National team
2003 Sierra Leone U17 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 August 2015

Ibrahim Tahini (born 25 July 1987 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean footballer of Lebanese descent who plays as a forward. He is a free agent and his last club was Stenungsunds IF.[1]

Early life[edit]

Tahini was born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is of partial Lebanese descent and he is a graduate of the S. Edwards Secondary School in Freetown.[2]


He is a product of Sierra Leone's football club the Old Edwardians. Tahini was rated as one of the best young footballers in Sierra Leone during 2002 and 2003. He joined Edwardians after he completed secondary school in Freetown. Tahini played for six years for Old Edwardians and one year for Melleruds IF. In May 2010 he signed for another Swedish football club, the IK Oddevold from Uddevalla.[3]

In May 2012, due to lack of playing time, a disappointed Tahini and his club IK Oddevold first agreed to terminate his contract,[4] but then instead agreed to loan him out to lower league team Svarteborg Dingle IF .[5]

On 4 July 2012 Tahini joined Vänersborgs IF on a loan deal.[6]

He was last reported to be on a trial at FC Trollhättan.[7]


He is a natural left footed player who plays primarily on the left wing in midfield, but he can play at supporting striker position.

International career[edit]

Tahini was a member of the Sierra Leone Under-17 team that lost to Cameroon at the 2003 African under-17 Championship in Swaziland, where he started in all five games. He was also a regular starter for Sierra Leone during the 2003 Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Finland.[8] Tahini, along with Samuel Barlay, Obi Metzger and Alimamy Sesay, were Sierra Leone's key players during the African 2003 under-17 Championship in Swaziland and the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland.[9]

He made his senior international debut for Sierra Leone in a 2005 friendly match against Liberia in Freetown. He also featured for the Leone Stars (as the Sierra Leone national football team is known) during the 2005 Amilcar Cabral Cup (also known as Zone 2) held in Conakry, Guinea.


  1. ^ "Pressmeddelande SIF Herr". Stenungsunds IF. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ "GIF spanade in Ibrahim Tahini". arbetarbladet.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  3. ^ "Tahini - en succévärvning för Oddevold". Bohuslaningen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  4. ^ "Missnöjd Tahini lämnar Oddevold". Bohuslaningen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  5. ^ "Tahini klar för Svarteborg". Bohuslaningen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  6. ^ "Vänersborgs IF lånar Ibrahim Tahini". Bohuslaningen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  7. ^ "Tahini tränar med FCT". TTELA (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  8. ^ Ibrahim TahiniFIFA competition record
  9. ^ "FCT kan få sin egen Ibra". TTELA (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-05-16.