Syam Ben Youssef

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Syam Ben Youssef
Syam Ben Youssef, Tunisia.jpg
Ben Youssef with Tunisia in 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-03-31) 31 March 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
1995–2004 US Traminots Marseille
2004–2009 Bastia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Bastia 4 (0)
2009–2011 ES Tunis 27 (3)
2012 Leyton Orient 9 (0)
2012–2015 Astra Giurgiu 67 (3)
2015–2017 Caen 35 (3)
2017– Kasımpaşa 15 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Tunisia U21 8 (0)
2010– Tunisia 33 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:35, 4 February 2018 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 January 2017

Syam Ben Youssef (Tunisian Arabic: صيام بن يوسف‎; born 31 March 1989) is a Tunisian footballer who plays as a centre-back for Turkish club Kasımpaşa in Süper Lig

Club Career[edit]

Born in Marseille, Ben Youssef passed by the Union sportif des traminots Marseille and the training center of SC Bastia.[1] He joined ES Tunis on a two-year contract on 12 August 2009 [2], he made his professional debut in the Tunisian championship on 12 September 2009, against CS Sfaxien (4–0) at Stade 7 November, and scored his first goal. On 14 December, he received his first convocation with the national team.

After playing few months in 2012 in England at Leyton Orient[3], he signed to FC Astra Giurgiu in Romania, where he remained three seasons, won 2013–14 Cupa României and discovered European competitions[4].

On 29 June 2015, free of any contract with the Romanian club, he committed for three seasons to SM Caen, he played his first match in Ligue 1 on 22 August against OGC Nice. He scored his first goal in the fifth day against Troyes AC.

On 5 July 2017, he agreed with the SM Caen to cancel his contract and joined the Turkish club Kasımpaşa SK for three seasons.

International Career[edit]

With the National team he started in 2010, collecting 30 appearances. He played his first African Cup in 2015, he participated also in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

On 17 November 2015, he scored his first goal with the Tunisian team in the second round of the 2018 World Cup qualification against Mauritania.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Tunisia's goal tally first.[5]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 November 2015 Stade 7 November, Radès, Tunisia  Mauritania 1–0 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification


ES Tunis
Astra Giurgiu


  1. ^ "Fiche de - Tunisie Ligue 1 2009/2010". (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Actualité Tunisie : News et info de la Tunisie - Radio Mosaique". (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-05. 
  3. ^ "O's Sign Defender Leacock". Leyton Orient F.C. 14 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Şi Astrei îi plac tunisienii!". Ziarul Prahova. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ben Youssef, Syam". National Football Teams. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 

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