Moestafa El Kabir

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Moestafa El Kabir
Moestafa El Kabir.jpg
Personal information
Full name Moestafa El Kabir
Date of birth (1988-10-05) 5 October 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Targuist, Morocco
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 14
Youth career
2003–2005 Blauw Wit
2005–2006 Ajax
2006–2007 Feyenoord
2007–2008 Utrecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 NEC 21 (0)
2010–2012 Mjällby AIF 38 (16)
2011–2012 Cagliari (loan) 7 (1)
2013–2014 BK Häcken 32 (19)
2014–2015 Al Ahli SC 11 (3)
2015–2016 Gençlerbirliği 23 (9)
2016 Sagan Tosu 5 (0)
2017– Antalyaspor 1 (1)
National team
2015– Morocco 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2015.

Moestafa El Kabir (Arabic: مصطفى الكبير‎‎; born 5 October 1988) is a Moroccan[1] footballer as a forward. El Kabir holds a Dutch passport.


Early life[edit]

El Kabir was born on 5 October 1988 in Targuist, Morocco,[2] in the province of Al Hoceima. At this time his parents were on vacation in Morocco,[3] but 20 days after birth the family returned to Amsterdam,[citation needed]. Mustafa has five brothers and one sister.

Youth career[edit]

El Kabir began his career with Blauw-Wit Amsterdam. In 2005, he joined Jong Ajax,[4] a team he left after one year. He was offered a contract by Feyenoord, but the trauma of the abdominal muscles will not allow him to join the club. He signed with Jong Feyenoord for one year, then with FC Utrecht, where he was included in the reserves' team. He left FC Utrecht in the summer of 2008 to sign with the Eredivisie NEC Nijmegen on 3 June 2008.[5] He made his Eredivisie debut in November 2008, against NAC Breda.[6]


El Kabir on the pitch in casual clothes.

El Kabir played for the first time in the main body of the Nijmegen team in preparation for the season 2008–2009 during two exhibition games. Both against Vv Capelle as against RCD Espanyol he managed to score: against the Spaniards El Kabir scored during a raid in turn the only hit Nijmegen. He started here in the base. Then he played regularly at NEC and his contract was the end of 2009 to 2012 extended. Nevertheless, he was in both 2008 and 2009 because of his disciplined obesity.[7] He was also repeatedly put back to Jong NEC. In November 2009 he was finally put back to Jong NEC in January 2010 he was given a free transfer status.

On 8 February 2010, El Kabir was told he would not be playing any more matches for NEC, as result of disciplinary action. El Kabir was allowed to leave NEC for free, even though he has been contracted until 2012.[8] Erton Fejzullahu then informed Mjällby AIF about El Kabir being available and a contract was signed.

Mjällby AIF[edit]

When he signed for Mjällby AIF until 2015 where it was their first season in Allsvenskan since 1983. Media and many other experts had the team as a relegation candidate. But when the first half of the season 2010 was played, Mjällby were in the fourth position. (out of 16 teams) El Kabir scored his first goal for the club away against Örebro SK in the third round.[9] He did not score again until the seventh round away against BK Häcken.[10][11]

In the last game in Allsvenskan (round 14) before the World cup break on 15 May 2010, Mjällby AIF were playing home against Malmö FF. In front of friends and his brother, El Kabir scored the two first goals in the game which ended up in a 4–2 victory to Mjällby. On 4 July, Mjällby AIF once again played against Malmö FF, but in the fourth round of the Svenska Cupen. The result was 4–1 to Mjällby and El Kabir scored all four goals. During his time at Sweden, El Kabir lives in Sölvesborg and Fridhem in Högadal.


On 5 April 2011, Cagliari President Massimo Cellino announced that a deal had been made for the transfer of El Kabir to Cagliari for the 2011–12 Serie A season and had an option to him then for another three years to capture. He debuted with the new jerseys 11 September 2011 in away against Roma scored a goal in the race then finished second to 1 for red and blue. At the end of the 2011/12 season, El Kabir in Italy long struggled with injuries and Cagliari in May 2012 made known the option not to use so El Kabir returns to Mjällby.

Al Ahli[edit]

In July 2014, El Kabir joined Al Ahli SC on a one and a half year contract. He made his debut against Najran SC in the 2014–15 Saudi Professional League, in which Al Ahli SC had drawn 1-1. On 13 September 2014, Moestafa El Kabir scored his first goal for Al Ahli SC against Al-Khaleej.

Personal life[edit]

Moestafa is the older brother of Djurgårdens IF player Othman El Kabir.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 December 2014
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Total
2008–09 NEC Eredivisie 10 0 10 0
2009–10 11 0 11 0
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2010 Mjällby AIF Allsvenskan 24 10 24 10
2011 9 5 9 5
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2011–12 Cagliari Serie A 7 1 7 1
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2012 Mjällby AIF Allsvenskan 5 1 5 1
2013 BK Häcken 17 12 17 12
Saudi Arabia League Crown Prince Cup Asia Total
2014-15 Al Ahli SC Saudi Professional League 10 3 2|1 12 4
Total Netherlands 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Sweden 55 28 0 0 0 0 55 28
Italy 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Saudi Arabia 10 3 2 1 0 0 12 4
Career total 93 32 2 1 0 0 95 33


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  2. ^ "El Kabir om succén: "Tänker fotboll"" (in Swedish). 9 May 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Moestafa El-Kabir heeft zijn draai gevonden bij NEC" (in Dutch). forzanec.n. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Moestafa El Kabir". 20 September 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Moestafa El Kabir naar NEC" (in Dutch). Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Debuut Moestafa El Kabir in Breda" (in Dutch). Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "El Kabir opnieuw uit selectie NEC door overgewicht" (in Dutch). 9 November 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "El Kabir klaar met voetballen bij nec". Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Örebro 0—2 Mjällby AIF" (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "BK Häcken 0—1 Mjällby AIF" (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "El Kabir matchhjälte mot Häcken" (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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