Khaled Badra

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Khaled Badra
Personal information
Full name Khaled Badra
Date of birth (1973-04-08) 8 April 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Kairouan, Tunisia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 JS Kairouan 0 (0)
1995–2000 Esperance de Tunis 84 (3)
2000–2001 Denizlispor 26 (1)
2001–2002 Genoa C.F.C. 16 (0)
2002–2003 Al-Ahli 18 (2)
2003–2006 Esperance de Tunis 0 (0)
2006–2007 Al-Ahli 40 (6)
National team
1995–2006 Tunisia 97 (12)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 June 2006.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2006

Khaled Badra (Arabic: خالد بدرة‎‎, born 8 April 1973 in Kairouan) is a retired Tunisian footballer, who recently retired from international football, he last played for Tunisian League side Espérance of Tunis. Reliable and strong in the tackle, he has even been labelled the Tunisian Desailly.

Career[edit]

After beginnings with his hometown's squad, Jeunesse Sportive Kairouanaise, Badra joined Espérance in 1996 and made a name for himself in the country as a powerful and uncompromising centre-back, who could also score from set pieces. He earned a call up to the Tunisian national football team for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta at the age of 23[1] and became a virtual ever-present after that. His good form for the national side was mirrored in Tunisian competitions, where he has led Espérance to continuous league triumphs.

His club football career has been varied – solid and loyal service interspersed by short spells abroad. He also played for Genoa C.F.C. in Seria B, Al-Ahli Jeddah in Saudi Premier League, and Denizlispor in the Turkish league. He plans to see out his career at Espérance.

International career[edit]

Badra featured in both 1998 World Cup and 2002 World Cup, as well as the three African Nations Cups in that time. His finest hour came in the 2004 African Nations Cup when Tunisia hosted the games. He scored two penalties in the semi final against Nigeria (one in normal time and another in the shootout), but also picked up a yellow card meaning he was suspended for the final.[2] He decided to retire from international football following this.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 April 1997 Independence Stadium, Windhoek  Namibia 2–0 2–1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 27 April 1997 Stade El Menzah, Tunis  Liberia 2–0 2–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 27 May 1998 Ernst Happel Stadion, Wien  Austria 1–2 1–2 Friendly
4 6 June 1998 Stade El Menzah, Tunis  Wales 2–0 4–0 Friendly
5 3–0
6 7 November 1998 Stade Olympique de Radès, Tunis  Zimbabwe 1–1 1–1 Friendly
7 7 February 2000 Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, Nigeria  Egypt 1–0 1–0 2000 African Cup of Nations
8 1 July 2001 Stade El Menzah, Tunis  Congo 1–0 6–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
9 15 July 2001 Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa  DR Congo 1–0 3–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 11 February 2004 Stade Olympique de Radès, Tunis  Nigeria 1–1 1–1 (5–3 p) 2004 African Cup of Nations

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

  • With Espérance Sportive de Tunis
Tunisian League: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006.
Tunisian President Cup: 1997, 1999.
African Cup Winners' Cup: 1998.
CAF Cup: 1997
African Cup Winners' Cup: 1998.
  • With Al-Ahli (Jeddah)
Crown Prince Cup: 2002, 2007.
Arab Champions League: 2003.
Saudi Federation cup: 2007.

Country[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khaled Badra Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Tunisia make African final". BBC. 11 February 2004. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 

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