Nadir Haroub

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Nadir Haroub
Personal information
Full name Nadir Haroub Ali
Date of birth (1982-02-10) 10 February 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Michenzani, Tanzania
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Right Defender
Club information
Current team
Young Africans FC
Number 32
Youth career
1994–2000 Young Africans FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Young Africans FC 0 (0)
2003–2005 Malindi FC 36 (0)
2006–2018 Young Africans FC 119 (7)
2009Whitecaps Residency (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2006– Tanzania 51 (3)
2008– Zanzibar 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 5, 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 5, 2011

Nadir Haroub Ali (born 10 February 1982) is a Tanzanian former footballer who last played for Young Africans FC as a defender.

Haroub's nickname Cannavaro is in reference to the way he plays the game as a defender similar to Fabio Cannavaro.[1]


On 13 August 2009 left Young Africans FC of the Tanzanian Premier League[2] who played from 2006 to 2009 on loan to Vancouver Whitecaps Residency,[3] formerly played one season in the Zanzibar Premier League.[4]

International career[edit]

Haroub represented the Tanzania national football team in qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations, and in friendly matches.[5] He capped 13 times for Tanzania in three different editions of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers (2010, 2014 and 2018).[6] Being Zanzibari, he played for the Zanzibar national football team in seven editions of the CECAFA Cup (from 2007 to 2012, and 2015).[7]

International goals for Tanzania[edit]

Scores and results list Tanzania's goal tally first.[5]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 March 2010 CCM Kirumba Stadium, Mwanza, Tanzania  Uganda 1–1 2–3 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 1 June 2014 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe 1–1 2–2 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 12 October 2014 National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  Benin 1–0 4–1 Friendly

International goals for Zanzibar[edit]

Scores and results list Zanzibar's goal tally first.[5]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 January 2009 Nakivubo Stadium, Kampala, Uganda  Tanzania 1–1 1–2 2008 CECAFA Cup


  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ -". Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  2. ^ "Jersey reprieve for Tanzania star". 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  3. ^ nizar khalfani and nadir haroub ali canavaro ready for canada trip
  4. ^ Yanga, Canadian club start talks over Haroub transfer
  5. ^ a b c "Nadir Haroub".
  6. ^ "FIFA-Turniere Spieler & Trainer - Nadir HAROUB". (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  7. ^ "SG Sonnenhof Großaspach". (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-22.

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