Nordin Jbari

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Nordin Jbari
Personal information
Full name Nordin Jbari
Date of birth (1975-02-05) 5 February 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position attacker
Youth career
SCUP Jette
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Anderlecht 1 (0)
1996–1997 AA Gent 30 (14)
1997–1999 Club Brugge 36 (10)
1999–2001 Troyes AC 33 (4)
2001 Aris Saloniki 4 (1)
2002 Troyes AC 2 (0)
2003 Grenoble Foot 38 6 (1)
2003–2004 Cercle Brugge 28 (11)
2004–2005 AA Gent 26 (6)
2005–2006 La Louvière 27 (2)
2009– Eendracht Heldergem
National team
1996–1997 Belgium 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 January 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 January 2008

Nordin Jbari (born 5 February 1975 in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode) is a Belgian football player from Moroccan descent. Just like Sanharib Malki, Jbari started his football career at local team SCUP Jette. Soon after, he went to the youth teams of Anderlecht. He made his début for the first team in 1995. Not getting too many chances at RSCA, Jbari decided to move to AA Gent, where he would only stay one year. During his period with Gent, Jbari would make his début as Red Devil. With this success, he went to Club Brugge, who were aiming more towards the top of the Belgian football competition. When his era at the blue and black side ended, Jbari decided to head for foreign football competitions.

Troyes AC was Jbari's next team. He stayed there until the winter break of the 2001-02 season, as he went on loan to the Greek team Aris Thessaloniki F.C.. Jbari then returned to Troyes and stayed there for a 6 further months, until Ligue 2 side Grenoble Foot 38 bought him. But only six months later, Jbari would be an unattached football player. Jbari then had a successful test period with Cercle Brugge, who had just promoted to the Jupiler League, right before the 2003-04 season, a.o. impressing and scoring in a friendly against Sint-Truiden. Nevertheless, he would sign a contract for one year due to him being prone to injuries. Jbari would become top scorer of the team, and thus raising the interest of other teams. At the end of the season, Jbari decided to go back to his former team AA Gent, who had offered him a better contract than Cercle. However, his move was not as successful as it was the first time he went to Gent. Jbari left and went to La Louvière only one year later. Sadly for Jbari, the team went bankrupt. He quit professional football and found a job.

In June 2009, Jbari announced that he would return to football, as he had signed an amateur contract with East Flemish lower league side Eendracht Heldergem.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Denmark Ole Budtz
Cercle Brugge top scorer
Succeeded by
Belgium Dieter Dekelver