Khalid Sinouh

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Khalid Sinouh
Sinouh at PSV. (June 2011)
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-05-02) 2 May 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Haarlem 46 (0)
1997–1999 Heerenveen 1 (0)
1999–2005 RKC Waalwijk 93 (0)
2005–2006 Omonia Nicosia 11 (0)
2006–2007 AZ 11 (0)
2007–2008 Kasımpaşa 23 (0)
2009 Hamburger SV 0 (0)
2009–2011 Utrecht 2 (0)
2011–2012 PSV 1 (0)
2012–2013 NEC 6 (0)
2013–2014 Sparta Rotterdam 38 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Morocco 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Khalid Sinouh (Arabic: خالد سينوح‎; born 2 May 1975) is a Dutch-born Moroccan former international association football goalkeeper.


Sinouh debuted playing for HFC Haarlem in the second highest level of the Netherlands at the age of 19 in the 1994–95 season. After three seasons playing for Haarlem, he signed for Eerste divisie club, SC Heerenveen in 1997. He only played one match in a year and a half for Heerenveen. RKC Waalwijk became Sinouh's new club in the middle of the 1998–99 season. The Moroccan keeper was the second keeper behind the experienced Rob van Dijk and for two seasons he had no appearances. After years on the bench, he played again in the season 2000–01 having three appearances.

The two seasons that followed, Sinouh took his chance by proving that he could be a trustworthy goalkeeper- as Rob van Dijk was. Between 2001 and 2003, the goalie played 23 matches. After the transfer of Rob van Dijk to PSV in the summer of 2003, the club decided to promote Sinouh to first goalkeeper of the squad. In the season 2003–2004, Sinouh played 33 league matches and the following season 34 and he proved that he was a skillful goalkeeper.

The goalkeeper of the national team of Morocco refused in the summer of 2005 to extend the contract with RKC Waalwijk. Sinouh wanted to play out of the Netherlands and for that reason he rejected offers of NEC Nijmegen and NAC Breda. However, he did not achieve to agree with any club and for six months he was unemployed. At the beginning of 2006, he agreed with one of the best teams of Cyprus, Omonia Nicosia and played in 11 matches. However, due to a bad game he had in his last appearance with his team, he was not used again until the end of the season where he finished his career in Cyprus, since he was no longer needed by Omonia.

He signed for AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2006. At the beginning of the 2006–07 season, he was not playing in the first six matches, but subsequently the injury of first team goalkeeper Joey Didulica, gave him the chance to gain the first keeper position and to help his team in their effort of winning the second position. He also made his debut in European competition, playing with Alkmaar in the UEFA Cup groups.

In April 2007, Sinouh was subject of controversy after he had threatened a journalist who had, in Sinouh's opinion, written negatively about Sinouh.[citation needed]

Sinouh joined Turkish club Kasımpaşa S.K. in 2007, but they were forced to release him in September 2008 after they failed to pay his wages.[1] He then went on trial with Scottish Premier League club Hibernian,[1] but failed to win a contract.[2] From July 2008 to 31 January 2009 was without a club after being released by Kasımpaşa S.K. and joined as third keeper to Hamburger SV, played here his second time under Martin Jol.[3] He is also member of the reserve team from HSV and played his first game here on 28 February 2009 against VfB Lübeck in the Regionalliga Nord. He previously played for AZ Alkmaar, RKC Waalwijk and Omonia Nicosia.

On 15 April 2011, he signed a one-year deal with PSV Eindhoven. He joined the club after the end of the 2010–11 season.[4] On 18 September 2011, Sinouh made his first Eredivisie appearance for PSV in a match against Ajax, replacing Przemyslaw Tyton who suffered a head injury in a collision with his own defender.

On 6 August 2012, Sinouh signed a one-year deal with NEC.[5]


He has been capped by the Moroccan national team four times in the years 2004 and 2005.


  1. ^ a b Hardie, David. Hibs boss mulls over deal for keeper Sinouh, Edinburgh Evening News, 10 October 2008.
  2. ^ Etherson, Brian. Hibs turn down trialist, Setanta Sports, 14 October 2008.
  3. ^ /* Hamburger SV */
  4. ^ "Goalkeeper Khalid Sinouh signs one-year deal with PSV". PSV Eindhoven official clubsite. 15 April 2011. Archived from the original on 24 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Sinouh (37) gekeurd door NEC (Dutch),, 6 August 2012

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