Syam Ben Youssef

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Syam Ben Youssef
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Ben Youssef with Tunisia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Syam Habib Ben Youssef[1]
Date of birth (1989-03-31) 31 March 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Kasımpaşa
Number 5
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 58 (3)
National team
2008–2009 Tunisia U-20 8 (0)
2010–2019 Tunisia 48 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:58, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:55, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

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

Club career[edit]

Born in Marseille, Ben Youssef passed by the Union sportif des traminots Marseille and the training center of SC Bastia.[2] He joined ES Tunis on a two-year contract on 12 August 2009,[3] 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,[4] he signed to FC Astra Giurgiu in Romania, where he remained three seasons, won 2013–14 Cupa României and discovered European competitions.[5]

On 29 June 2015, free of any contract with the Romanian club, he committed for three seasons to Stade Malherbe 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 Caen to cancel his contract and joined the Turkish club Kasımpaşa S.K. for three seasons.

International career[edit]

With the Tunisia he started in 2013. 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.

In June 2018 he was named in Tunisia’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[6][7]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 17 July 2019[8]
Tunisia
Year Apps Goals
2013 2 0
2014 9 0
2015 12 1
2016 4 0
2017 12 0
2018 7 0
2019 2 1
Total 48 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Tunisia's goal tally first.[8]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 November 2015 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès, Tunisia  Mauritania 1–0 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 22 March 2019 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès, Tunisia  Eswatini 1–0 4–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Honours[edit]

ES Tunis

Astra Giurgiu

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Fiche de – Tunisie Ligue 1 2009/2010". www.kawarji.com (in French). Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Actualité Tunisie : News et info de la Tunisie – Radio Mosaique". www.mosaiquefm.net (in French). Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  4. ^ "O's Sign Defender Leacock". Leyton Orient F.C. 14 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Şi Astrei îi plac tunisienii!". Ziarul Prahova. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  6. ^ Crawford, Stephen (4 June 2018). "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". Goal. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  7. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (2 June 2018). "Tunisia World Cup squad: Leicester City's Benalouane in 23-man squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Syam Ben Youssef". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 14 July 2018.

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