Sadok Sassi

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Personal information
Full name Sadok Sassi
Date of birth (1945-11-15) 15 November 1945 (age 71)
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 110 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 march 2008.
‡ 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]

He played both matches for the Tunisian national team 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Qu'est-il devenu? SADOK SASSI alias ATTOUGA, Tunisiens du Monde, 7 January 2007. Archived 19 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  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. ^ Khaled Abul-Oyoun; Mark Cruickshank; Ken Knight; Neil Morrison & Karel Stokkermans (3 October 2013). "African Nations Cup 1963". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Sadok SassiFIFA competition record
  5. ^ Imed Kilani. "Sadok Sassi "Attouga" - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 

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