Mustapha Zitouni

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Mustapha Zitouni
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Personal information
Date of birth (1928-10-19)19 October 1928
Place of birth Algiers, French Algeria
Date of death 5 January 2014(2014-01-05) (aged 85)
Place of death Nice, France
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1953 OM Saint-Eugène[1][2][3]
1953–1954 Cannes 38 (4)
1954–1958 Monaco 136 (2)
1962–1963 Chartres
1963–1967 RC Kouba
Total 174 (6)
National team
1957–1958 France 4 (0)
1958–1962 Algeria FLN
1963–1965 Algeria 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mustapha Zitouni (19 October 1928 – 5 January 2014) was a professional footballer who played as a defender. He played international football for both France and Algeria.

Career[edit]

Born in Algiers, French Algeria,[4] Zitouni began his career with OM Saint-Eugène.[1][2][3] He then played in France for Cannes, Monaco and Chartres.[5] While in France he represented the French national side.[6] He left his professional career in France in 1958 to represent the unofficial Algerian national side, which was then run by the National Liberation Front, a rebel group campaigning for Algerian independence.[7] While in Algeria he played football for RC Kouba.[5]

Later life[edit]

Zitouni returned to France, settling in Cote d'Azur and working for Air Algerie in Nice.[8]

He died on 5 January 2014, at the age of 85.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Disparition de Mustapha Zitouni, ex-pilier de l'équipe de football du FLN" (in French). France 24. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Mustapha Zitouni, l'ancien entraîneur de l'équipe du FLN, n'est plus" (in French). Le Matin d'Algérie. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Emouvant jubilé en hommage à Mustapha Zitouni à Alger" (in French). AllAfrica. 27 May 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Profile" (in French). FFF. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Mustapha Zitouni". National Football Teams. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Mustapha Zitouni - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 April 2008. 
  7. ^ James Copnall (21 April 2008). "Algeria pacesetters". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 April 2008. 
  8. ^ Xavier Breuil (24 January 2014). "Mustapha Zitouni – Bridging a cultural divide" (PDF). 14. The FIFA Weekly: 29–31. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Football: L'ancien joueur de l’équipe du FLN, Mustapha Zitouni, n’est plus - A la une". El Watan. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  10. ^ "Algerian Mustapha Zitouni dies, aged 85". BBC Sport. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.