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|Full name||Karim Essediri|
|Date of birth||29 July 1979|
|Place of birth||Paris, France|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Right winger|
|2002||→ Bodø/Glimt (loan)||13||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:22, 18 November 2011 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2006
Essediri experienced a tough start at Tromsø, and was given partial blame for the club's 2001 relegation. The following year he was lent out to another Norwegian club Bodø/Glimt. When he returned to Tromsø, he was not considered first-team material. However, the arrival of Per Mathias Høgmo as head coach made Essediri the starting right winger in Høgmo's counterattacking style of play. Essediri's pace made him an important figure in setting up Tromsø I.L.'s counterattacks, and he ended the 2004 season being among the top three for assists in the Premier League. Essediri had successfully turned from scapegoat in 2001 to hero in 2004.
Having struggled to break into the Lillestrøm side, the 2009 season has seen Essediri convert to right back with success, and was a regular during the 2009-season.
Essediri speaks French, Arabic and Norwegian.
- Karim Essediri at National-Football-Teams.com
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