Sadok Sassi

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Attouga
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Personal information
Full name Sadok Sassi
Date of birth (1945-11-15) 15 November 1945 (age 68)
Place of birth Tunis, Tunisia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Club Africain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1979 Club Africain 417 (0)
National team
1963–1978 Tunisia 87 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 march 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 march 2008

Sadok Sassi (Arabic: الصادق ساسي‎), nicknamed "Attouga" (born 15 November 1945 in Tunis)[1] is a former Tunisian footballer. He was a goalkeeper and played for Club Africain and the Tunisian national team.[2]

Sassi is one of the most famous Tunisian football players, especially in Africa and the Arab world, and is widely known for his charisma and early success. His career began in 1963 at age eighteen, and he joined the Tunisian national team later that year as the team's goalkeeper at the 1963 African Cup of Nations.[3] In a sixteen-years career, Sassi earned an impressive five league titles, eight cups, including three for Tunisia and the Maghreb. In 1972, he was goalkeeper for the African team at the mini-World Cup, hosted by Brazil.[1]

The national team's undisputed first-choice goalkeeper for many years, he missed Tunisia's first World Cup appearance in 1978 through injury,[4] and was replaced by Mokhtar Naili. Sassi earned a total of 87 international caps.[5] He was awarded the African Football’s Silver Order of Merit by CAF.

After retiring he has worked as a General Manager for Club Africain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Qu'est-il devenu? SADOK SASSI alias ATTOUGA, Tunisiens du Monde, 7 January 2007.
  2. ^ Faouzi Mahjoub, Le football africain. Trente ans de Coupe d'Afrique des nations : 1957-1988, coll. « Je sais », éd. Groupe Jeune Afrique, Paris, 1988, p. 171.
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie; Cruickshank, Mark; Knight, Ken; Mazet, Francois; Morrison, Neil; Veroeveren, Piet; Stokkermans, Karel. "African Nations Cup 1963". RSSSF, 15 August 2013. Retrieved on 18 August 2013.
  4. ^ Sadok SassiFIFA competition record
  5. ^ Imed Kilani. "Sadok Sassi "Attouga" - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 

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