Khaled Badra

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Khaled Badra
Personal information
Full name Khaled Badra
Date of birth (1973-04-08) 8 April 1973 (age 48)
Place of birth Kairouan, Tunisia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 JS Kairouan 0 (0)
1995–2000 Espérance de Tunis 84 (3)
2000–2001 Denizlispor 26 (1)
2001–2002 Genoa 16 (0)
2002–2003 Al-Ahli 18 (2)
2003–2006 Espérance de Tunis
2006–2007 Al-Ahli 40 (6)
National team
1995–2006 Tunisia 96 (10)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Tunisia
Africa Cup of Nations
Winner 2004 Tunisia
Runner-up 1996 South Africa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Khaled Badra (Arabic: خالد بدرة‎, born 8 April 1973) is a Tunisian former professional footballer who played as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Badra was born in Kairouan. After beginnings with his hometown's squad, Jeunesse Sportive Kairouanaise, he joined Espérance de Tunis in 1996. He made a name for himself in the country as a powerful and uncompromising centre-back,[1] 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[2] 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.[3] He decided to retire from international football in 2006.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Tunisia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Badra goal.
List of international goals scored by Khaled Badra
No. 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  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]

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

Al-Ahli (Jeddah)

Crown Prince Cup: 2002, 2007
Arab Champions League: 2003
Saudi Federation cup: 2007

Tunisia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC SPORT | WORLD CUP | Squad | Khaled Badra". BBC Sport. 22 May 2002. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Khaled Badra Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2009.
  3. ^ "Tunisia make African final". BBC. 11 February 2004. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Tunisia win Cup of Nations". BBC Sport. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 14 March 2011.

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