Jaouad Zairi

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Jaouad Zairi
جواد الزايري
Personal information
Full name Jaouad Zairi
Date of birth (1982-04-17) 17 April 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Taza, Morocco
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Zakynthos
Number 7
Youth career
1997–2000 Gueugnon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Gueugnon 28 (4)
2001–2006 Sochaux 87 (5)
2006 Al-Ittihad (loan) 24 (8)
2006–2007 Boavista 6 (0)
2007 Nantes (loan) 8 (0)
2007–2009 Asteras Tripolis 42 (0)
2009–2011 Olympiacos 32 (2)
2011–2012 PAS Giannina 8 (1)
2012 Anorthosis Famagusta FC 4 (2)
2013–2014 Al-Nasr 5 (0)
2014 Monts d'Or Azergues Foot 3 (0)
2015 Football Club Vaulx-en-Velin 9 (2)
2015–2016 Zakynthos 24 (7)
National team
2000–2009 Morocco[2] 34 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 January 2010

Jaouad Zairi (Arabic: جواد الزايري‎‎; born 17 April 1982) is a Moroccan footballer currently playing for Football League club Zakynthos.

Early life[edit]

Zairi was born into a large family in Taza, Morocco.[citation needed] At the age of 2, his family moved to Mâcon, a small French city.[citation needed] In 1997, he moved to FC Gueugnon.[citation needed]

Club career[edit]

He joined the French Ligue 2 team FC Gueugnon at the age of 15.[citation needed] In the summer of 2001, he joined FC Sochaux and played for them until 2008. In January 2006 he was loaned to the Saudi club Al-Ittihad. He moved to Portugal (2006–2007) and played for one year with Boavista F.C.. He returned in France and played another year with FC Nantes (2007–2008) He moved to Greece and played with Asteras Tripolis (which plays in Super League Greece) for the 2008–2009 season.

Olympiacos[edit]

On 25 April 2009, Olympiacos announced the agreement with the player to be part of the squad from the 2009–2010 season . After a 2-season career with Olympiacos(when they won a Super League Championship), he was informed by Olympiacos' manager Ernesto Valverde that he was not to renew his contract with the club and that he was set free.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

He made a debut for Moroccan national team in 2000. He played in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2004 when Morocco made it to the finals but lost to their North African rivals Tunisia.

Zairi also played for Morocco at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[3]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Morocco's goal tally first.[4]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 June 2003 Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco  Gabon 2–0 2–0 2004 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 8 February 2004 Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Sfax, Tunisia  Algeria 3–1 3–1 (a.e.t) 2004 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 31 March 2004 Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco  Angola 3–0 3–1 Friendly
4. 9 February 2005 Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco  Kenya 1–0 5–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 2–0
6. 5–0

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaouad Zairi". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Zaïri, Jaouad". nationalfootballteams.com. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jawad Zairi Biography and Statistics". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 26 January 2011. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Zairi, Jaouad". National Football Teams. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 

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