Sami Trabelsi

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Sami Trabelsi
Personal information
Full name Sami Trabelsi
Date of birth (1968-02-04) February 4, 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Sfax, Tunisia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Center back
Club information
Current team
Al Sailiya (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1993 Sfax Railways Sports 187 (6)
1993–2000 Sfaxien 191 (8)
2000–2001 Al Rayyan 22 (0)
2001–2002 Sfaxien 28 (1)
Total 428 (15)
National team
1994–2001 Tunisia 52 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2013 Tunisia
2013– Al Sailiya
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sami Trabelsi (Arabic: سامي طرابلسي‎) (born 4 February 1968) is a former Tunisian football player and the head coach of Al Sailiya in the Qatar Stars League.

He played for a few clubs, most notably CS Sfaxien.

He has 52 caps for the Tunisia national football team and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[1][2] After retirement as a player, he became an assistant coach for the Tunisia and coached national side for one match against France as a caretaker coach.

On March 11, 2011, Trabelsi was officially appointed as the manager of the Tunisian National Team.[3] But following the failure of the national team to get past the first round at the African Nations Cup 2013, Tunisia accepted Trabelsi's resignation,[4] and he was replaced by the Tunisian coach Nabil Maâloul.

On June 8, 2013, Trabelsi was named head coach of the Qatari side Al Sailiya.[5]

Playing career[edit]

Sami marked his debut in the club Sfax Railways Sports before joining CS Sfaxien. In 1998 FIFA World Cup, Sami became the leader of the Tunisian national team and he formed an undefeated defense line with Khaled Badra.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 12 February 2015
Team From To
G W D L Win %
Tunisia Tunisia 11 March 2011 8 February 2013 32 13 10 9 040.63
Qatar Al Sailiya 8 June 2013 Present 54 20 15 19 037.04
Total 86 33 25 28 038.37


  1. ^ Sami TrabelsiFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "England Hopes for British Weather". International Herald Tribune. 1998-06-15. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Trabelsi named as Tunisia coach". BBC News. 2011-03-11. 
  4. ^ Tunisia accept Trabelsi's resignation
  5. ^ "Al Sailiya unveil new coach". The official website of Qatar Stars League. Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 

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