Olivier Boumelaha

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Olivier Boumelaha
Personal information
Full name Olivier Hakim Boumelaha
Date of birth (1981-05-27) 27 May 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Mulhouse, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
free agent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998-2000 FC Basel 1 (0)
2000-2001 FC St. Gallen 2 (0)
2001-2002 Etoile Carouge FC 1 (0)
2002-2003 FC St. Gallen 8 (1)
2003-2004 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds 14 (4)
2004-2005 Al-Ittihad 15 (7)
2005-2006 IFK Mariehamn 5 (2)
2006-2007 PP-70 9 (7)
2007-2008 Al Ahli 10 (5)
2008 FC Gossau 9 (4)
2011 TOT FC

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:58, 23 December 2008 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Olivier Hakim Boumelaha (born 27 May 1981 in Mulhouse) is a French football striker of Algerian descent. He last played for FC Gossau in the Swiss Challenge League. He is the older brother of Virgile Boumelaha and Sabri Boumelaha.


Boumelaha began his career with FC Basel in 1998 but made only one appearance for the club before moving on to FC St. Gallen in 2000. He failed to break into the first team there, also, and after a short spell at Etoile Carouge FC, he signed for FC La Chaux-de-Fonds where he played 14 games over the course of the 2004/05 season. He then moved to the United Arab Emirates with Al-Ittihad in July 2004 where he scored seven goals in just 15 appearances. This caught the eye of many European clubs and IFK Mariehamn of the Finnish Veikkausliiga acquired his services the next season. He scored twice in five matches there, but never broke into the starting XI and dropped down to the Ykkönen (Finland's second division) with Tampereen Peli-Pojat -70 in 2006. He scored goals despite a relatively low number of appearances at PP-70 but returned to the Middle East during the Summer of 2007, this time with Al Ahli of Bahrain. After just one season with The Eagles, he made his way back to Switzerland with FC Gossau of the Challenge League, he left on 18 December 2008 Gossau and will go to Dubai.[1]


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