Najeh Braham

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Najeh Braham
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-05-20) 20 May 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Bembla, Tunisia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
US Monastir
0000–2001 1. SC Göttingen 05
2001–2004 SV Eintracht Trier 05 50 (15)
2004–2005 FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 12 (1)
2005–2006 SV Eintracht Trier 05 24 (12)
2006–2008 Sportfreunde Siegen 1 (0)
2008–2009 1. FC Magdeburg 44 (18)
2009–2011 FC Erzgebirge Aue 30 (11)
National team
2003–2006 Tunisia 14 (4)
Teams managed
2014 I. SC Göttingen 05
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Najeh Braham (born 20 May 1977 in Bembla) is a Tunisian retired footballer and current manager.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Braham began his playing career with Tunisian side US Monastir. His first club in Germany was 1. SC Göttingen 05 . In 2001, Braham moved to Regionalliga Süd side SV Eintracht Trier 05, but only played in six matches in his first season. After Trier's promotion to 2. Bundesliga, the club looked to off-load him, but no interest was shown. In the next season, Braham had his breakthrough with Trier, scoring 13 goals in 29 matches and securing a mid-table finish for the club. However, in the following season, Braham hit a dry spell, not scoring once in all his 15 matches, leading to his transfer to newly promoted FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt in 2004.[2] But at Erfurt, Braham's problems continued, he only played in 12 matches, scoring once. Eventually the rest of the team declared itself displeased by Braham's egoistical way of playing, and he moved back to Eintracht Trier. Trier had been relegated to Regionalliga Süd, and Braham's 12 goals in 24 matches could not prevent the club from being relegated to the tier IV Oberliga Südwest.[3]

From the 2006–07 season onwards, Braham played for Regionalliga Süd side Sportfreunde Siegen, but played for the reserves in the tier V Verbandsliga most of the time. In the winter break of the 2007–08 season his contract was terminated, and on 22 January 2008 he signed for 1. FC Magdeburg. Despite the club missing out on qualification for the newly created 3. Liga, Braham extended his contract until 2011, but left the club on 13 July 2009 to sign with FC Erzgebirge Aue, after Magdeburg had told the player that he no longer played a role in their plans.[4]

International career[edit]

Braham has had 14 caps for Tunisia, he was part of the Tunisia squad that won the 2004 edition of the African Cup of Nations, playing in two matches and scoring once.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

In February 2014, Braham took over as manager at Göttingen 05.[6] He was released by the club in October 2014.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Braham, Najeh" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Najeh Braham" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Najeh Braham". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  4. ^ "FCM trennt sich von Spielern". mdr.de (in German). Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk. 4 June 2009. Archived from the original on 8 July 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Najeh Braham". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  6. ^ "1. SC Göttingen 05 präsentiert neuen Trainer Najeh Braham" (in German). Göttinger Tageblatt. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  7. ^ "1. SC Göttingen 05: Braham entlassen, Wagenknecht übernimmt" (in German). Göttinger Tageblatt. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2015.