Kamel Zaiem

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Kamel Zaiem
Personal information
Full name Kamel Zaiem
Date of birth (1983-05-25) 25 May 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Ras Jebel, Tunisia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
CA Bizertin
Number 23
Youth career
2001–2003 AS Ariana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 AS Ariana 0 (0)
2003–2008 Espérance 63 (14)
2008 Partizan 6 (0)
2009 Al-Khor SC 8 (0)
2009–2011 Sfaxien 27 (5)
2011–2012 ENPPI Club 2 (0)
2012– CA Bizertin 28 (2)
National team
2006– Tunisia 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 September 2011

Kamel Zaiem (born 25 May 1983) is a Tunisian footballer. He currently plays for CA Bizertin in the Tunisian League.

Career[edit]

Zaiem started his career by playing with his home town club AS Ariana where he became professional in 2001. After two seasons playing with Ariana in the Tunisian second league, in 2003 he signed with one of the most popular Tunisian clubs, the Espérance Sportive de Tunis. Brough as a prospective young player Zaiem will play with Espérance 5 seasons and becoming an important club player. Until 2008, he won with Espérance 2 national championships and 3 cups.

By 2008 he had become a national team player, and after 5 seasons and a number of titles won with Espérance he decided to move abroad, signing with Serbian club FK Partizan. However tough competition in the midfield made Zaiem lack much chances to play, and he ended up leaving in the winter break after playing only 6 matches in the Serbian SuperLiga in 6 months, but not without collecting the "double" won by the club that season.

In early 2009 he decided to move to Arab football, joining Al-Khor Sports Club playing in the Qatar Stars League, but in next summer Zaiem will return to Tunisia and wear the shirt number 10 with Club Sportif Sfaxien. During his 2-year spell with Sfaxien, he played the 2010 CAF Confederation Cup final where they lost against FUS Rabat, a 3-2 in aggregate. After the first match having finished with a 0-0 tie, in the second match while the match was tie 1-1 in the start of the second half Zaiem gave the lead to Sfaxien by scoring a penalty in the 49 minute[1] however the Marrocan club scored two more goals in the second half making the final score of 2-3.

In summer 2011 Zaiem signed with Egyptian top league club ENPPI.

In the summer 2012 Zaiem signed with Tunisian league club CA Bizertin on a two-year contract.[2]

National team[edit]

Kamel Zaiem played his first match for the Tunisian national team in 2006. Whithin the two last seasons with Espérance he had started receiving regularly calls, and he was selected for the Tunisian team at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. By early 2011 he has played 13 matches for Tunisia, having scored twice.

Honours[edit]

Espérance
Partizan
Sfaxien

References[edit]

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