Khalid Boutaïb

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Khalid Boutayeb/boutaïb
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-04-24) 24 April 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Yeni Malatyaspor
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Bagnols Pont
2007–2010 Uzès
2010–2011 Bagnols Pont 14 (7)
2011–2012 Uzès 33 (13)
2012–2013 Istres 0 (0)
2012–2013Uzès (loan) 24 (6)
2013–2014 Luzenac 33 (8)
2014–2016 Gazélec Ajaccio 59 (12)
2016–2017 Strasbourg 34 (20)
2017– Yeni Malatyaspor 44 (14)
National team
2016– Morocco 22 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:37, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:52, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Khalid Boutayeb (Arabic: خالد بوطيب‎; born 24 April 1987) is a Moroccan professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor.[2]

Club career[edit]

Born in Bagnols-sur-Cèze,[2] Boutaïb started his career with spells at Bagnols Pont and Uzès, where he was part of the team that won promotion to the Championnat National in the 2011–12 season before joining Istres in the summer of 2012. Boutaïb made his professional debut in the 1–2 defeat to Clermont Foot in the Coupe de la Ligue on 7 August 2012, coming on as a half-time substitute for Ludovic Genest.

Boutaïb presents the particularity of being a gifted student as well. He obtained the maximal grade of 20/20 in mathematics in French High School exam. He chose however to continue his career as a football player.[3]

Out of contract with Gazélec Ajaccio, Boutaïb joined Racing Strasbourg on a one-year contract.[4][5]

Boutaïb signed with newly promoted Turkish Süper Lig side Yeni Malatyaspor in June 2017.[6]

International career[edit]

Boutaïb was born in France to parents of Moroccan descent. He announced his intention to represent Morocco at international level.[7] He received a call-up to the Morocco national football team for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches against Cape Verde, and made his debut as a late sub in a 1–0 win.[8]

In May 2018 he was named in Morocco’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 16 September 2018.[10]
Morocco
Year Apps Goals
2016 5 2
2017 9 4
2018 8 3
Total 22 9

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Morocco's goal tally first.[10]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 2016 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco  Togo 1–1 2–1 Friendly
2. 2–1
3. 1 September 2017 Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco  Mali 2–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 7 October 2017 Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca, Morocco  Gabon 1–0 3–0
5. 2–0
6. 3–0
7. 23 March 2018 Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy  Serbia 2–1 2–1 Friendly
8. 25 June 2018 Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia  Spain 1–0 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup
9. 16 October 2018 Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh, Mitsamiouli, Russia  Comoros 1–1 2–2 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Khalid Boutayeb". L'Equipe. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Article/Khalid-boutaib-des-maths-et-des-buts/726405
  4. ^ "Officiel – Khalid Boutaib rejoint Strasbourg". Goal (in French). 7 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Khalid Boutaib (GFC Ajaccio) à Strasbourg (officiel)". L'Equipe (in French). 8 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  6. ^ Khalid Boutaïb signs pre-agreement with Yeni Malatyaspor‚ getfootballnewsfrance.com, 8 June 2017
  7. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (22 November 2015). "Ajaccio striker Khalid Boutaïb eyes call-up to the Morocco team". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  8. ^ Football, CAF - Confederation of African. "CAF - Competitions - Q CAN 2017 - Match Details". www.cafonline.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Boufal left out of Morocco squad".
  10. ^ a b "Khalid Boutaïb". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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