Tunisia national football team

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Tunisia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Eagles of Carthage
( نسور قرطاج )
Association Tunisian Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation UNAF (North Africa)
Head coach Nabil Maâloul
Captain Aymen Mathlouthi
Most caps Sadok Sassi (116)
Top scorer Issam Jemâa (36)
Home stadium Stade Olympique de Radès
FIFA code TUN
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 28 Increase 3 (16 October 2017)
Highest 19 (February 1998)
Lowest 65 (July 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 53 (10 October 2017)
Highest 24 (June 1978)
Lowest 103 (July 1988)
First international
 Tunisia 1–2 Algeria 
(Tunisia; 25 June 1957)
Biggest win
 Tunisia 8–1 Chinese Taipei 
(Rome, Italy; 18 August 1960)
 Tunisia 7–0 Togo 
(Tunis, Tunisia; 7 January 2000)
 Tunisia 7–0 Malawi 
(Tunis, Tunisia; 26 March 2005)
 Tunisia 8–1 Djibouti 
(Radès, Tunisia; 12 June 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 10–1 Tunisia Tunisia
(Budapest, Hungary; 24 July 1960)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (first in 1978)
Best result Group stage, 1978, 1998, 2002 and 2006
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 18 (first in 1962)
Best result Champions 2004
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2005)
Best result Group stage, 2005

The Tunisia national football team (Arabic: منتخب تونس لكرة القدم‎‎), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage or The Carthage Eagles), is the national team of Tunisia and is controlled by the Tunisian Football Federation. They have qualified for four FIFA World Cups, the first one in 1978, but have yet to make it out of the first round. Nevertheless, they created history in that 1978 tournament in Argentina by becoming the first African side to win a World Cup match, beating Mexico 3–1. They also held defending champions West Germany to a goalless draw before bowing out. They have since qualified for the three tournaments in succession, in 1998, 2002 and 2006: they were the only African team to appear at both the 2002 and 2006 tournaments.

Tunisia also won the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations, when they hosted the tournament.

History[edit]

Beginning (1928-1956)[edit]

Tunisian team in 1939

Before independence, an unofficial team was formed in 1928, comprising the best Tunisian players from the Tunisian League. The team's first match was on 11 March 1928, against the France national football B team; Tunisia lost 8-2. Their next friendlies, against the same team on 23 March 1930 and 26 March 1933, also resulted in heavy defeats: 0-5 and 1-6 respectively. Tunisia had to wait until 1939 for their first match win: a 4-1 victory over a team of amateur footballers of Paris.

The most capped players of this period are :

After independence (1957-1962)[edit]

Tunisia gained independence from France on 20 March 1956. The Tunisian Football Federation was founded on 29 March 1957 and became affiliated to FIFA and the Confederation of African Football in 1960. The independent Tunisia played their first match against Algeria on 1 June 1957, in the midst of the Algerian War; Tunisia lost 2-1.They played their first official match at the 1957 Pan Arab Games where they won the silver medal. Tunisia qualified for 1960 Summer Olympics which was their first international event; on July 24, 1960, the team experienced its biggest-ever defeat, losing 10-1 against Hungary. However, less than a month later, on 18 August 1960, Tunisia recorded their biggest-ever win: an 8-1 thumping of Taiwan.

Golden generation (1962-1978)[edit]

Habib Bourguiba, President of the Republic, amid the Tunisian side that won the Palestine Cup in 1973.

In 1962, Tunisia entered the African Cup of Nations qualification for the first time: the team successfully qualified for the tournament and went on to finish third. Three years later, Tunisia hosted the 1965 African Cup of Nations and reached the final, where they lost 3-2 to Ghana in extra-time. Despite this early success, Tunisia did not enter the Cup of Nations again until 1976, and did not qualify for one until 1978; in 1973, however, the team entered the Palestine Cup of Nations and won in dominant fashion, winning all six of their matches, scoring 19 goals, and conceding only three.

Tunisia in 1978.

In 1977, under new coach Abdelmajid Chetali, Tunisia qualified for the 1978 African Cup of Nations and, at the same time, their first-ever World Cup. Tunisia made the semi-finals at the Cup of Nations, beating holders Morocco along the way, but lost to Ghana in the semi-finals. In the third-place match against Nigeria, Tunisia initially took the lead, but when Nigeria scored a controversial equalizer in the 42nd minute, the Tunisians walked off the pitch in protest and Nigeria were awarded a 2-0 victory by default.

At the World Cup in Argentina, Tunisia made an immediate impact by coming from behind to beat Mexico 3-1, becoming the first African team to win a World Cup finals match. A few days later, the team held reigning champions West Germany to a 0-0 draw. Despite these impressive results, however, a 0-1 defeat to Poland in their final group match meant they were eliminated in the group stages.

Decline (1978-1994)[edit]

Following their first experience of World Cup football, Tunisia experienced a sudden decline. Between 1980 and 1992, the team managed to qualify for only two tournaments - the 1982 African Cup of Nations and the 1988 Summer Olympics - and in both they were knocked out in the first round. Tunisia managed to break the streak in 1994, qualifying for that year's African Cup of Nations, but were eliminated in the first round yet again, finishing bottom of a group containing the likes of Mali and Zaire.

Beginning of Resurgence (1994-2002)[edit]

Henryk Kasperczak guided his team to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup after 20 years.

After the team's poor performance at the 1994 African Cup of Nations, a new coach was appointed: Henryk Kasperczak. Under him, Tunisia qualified for 1996 African Cup of Nations and finished second in their group, putting them through to the quarter-finals. Tunisia went on to beat Gabon in the quarter-finals and Zambia in the semi-finals to reach their first major final in 31 years, but lost to host country South Africa 2-0.

Still under the leadership of Kasperczak, Tunisia reached the quarter-finals of the 1998 African Cup of Nations, where they were eliminated in a penalty shootout by host country Burkina Faso. The team also qualified for that year's World Cup after a 20-year absence: they again failed to advance from the group stages, losing 2-0 to England and 1-0 to Colombia, and drawing 1-1 with Romania. Kasperczak was sacked and replaced with Francesco Scoglio, who guided the team to the 2000 African Cup of Nations, where they finished fourth after losing to Cameroon in the semi-finals.

The following year, Scoglio departed to rejoin Genoa CFC, sparking a period of severe instability. Eckhard Krautzun initially took over and guided the team to a second successive World Cup qualification, but then resigned, citing interference from the Tunisian FA with his coaching. Henri Michel replaced him, but was sacked when Tunisia crashed out of the 2002 African Cup of Nations without scoring a single goal. Finally, Ammar Souayah took over in time for the 2002 FIFA World Cup; Tunisia could not better their 1998 performance, drawing 1-1 with Belgium but losing 2-0 to Russia and co-hosts Japan.

The Lemerre era (2002-2008)[edit]

Roger Lemerre, the most successful manager in Tunisia. He guided his team to win CAN 2004.

After the 2002 World Cup, former France manager Roger Lemerre took over, becoming Tunisia's fifth manager in less than two years. As well as steadying the ship, Lemerre was tasking with winning the 2004 African Cup of Nations, which Tunisia would be hosting. During the build-up to the tournament, the team established themselves as favourites with several impressive friendly results, holding France and Portugal to 1-1 draws and beating Sweden 2-1.

Tunisia-Ukraine match during 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Tunisia advanced unbeaten from the group stage, beating Rwanda 2-1 and DR Congo 3-0, and drawing 1-1 with Guinea. The team then beat Senegal 1-0 and Nigeria on penalties to face Morocco in the final, where goals from Francileudo Santos and Ziad Jaziri gave Tunisia a 2-1 win. Lemerre became the first coach to win two different continental tournaments, having previously won Euro 2000 with France. The victory gave birth to the Tunisian team's present nickname, the "Eagles of Carthage", and accordingly, the team's badge was changed to its current design, which incorporates an eagle.

African Cup of Nations win qualified them for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, where they were eliminated in the group stage despite beating Australia, having already lost 2-1 to Argentina and 3-0 to hosts Germany. The following year they failed to defend their Cup of Nations title, losing to Nigeria in the quarter-finals, but did at least qualify for a third successive World Cup. Once again, however, they could not progress from their group, drawing 2-2 with Saudi Arabia but losing 3-1 to Spain and 1-0 to Ukraine.

In the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations the team were again knocked out in the quarter-finals, this time losing 3-2 to Cameroon. On 30 June 2008, Roger Lemerre left Tunisia after 6 years, the longest reign of any of the team's coaches. He was replaced by Portuguese coach Humberto Coelho.

Disappointments (2008-2014)[edit]

Tunisia-Mozambique on 6 June 2009 for 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Under Coelho, Tunisia failed to qualify for the World Cup and ended the country's streak of three consecutive presences in the tournament, after losing their final qualifying match to Mozambique. Coelho was sacked immediately after this defeat and Faouzi Benzarti took over; he too was sacked after Tunisia were eliminated from the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in the group stage, drawing all three of their matches.

Tunisian fans supporting the national team.

In June 2010, Bertrand Marchand was appointed manager on a two-year contract, with the goal of reaching the semifinals of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. However, qualification started badly, with two defeats against Botswana and a 2-2 draw against Malawi. Marchand was sacked in December, only six months into his two-year term.

The beginning of 2011 saw the Tunisian Revolution. Against this turbulent backdrop, and with little preparation under new coach Sami Trabelsi, the team surprisingly won the 2011 African Nations Championship, defeating Angola 3-0 in the final. Tunisia went on to qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations, but an extra-time defeat to Ghana knocked them out in the quarter-finals yet again. Tunisia fared even worse in the following tournament, falling in the group stages despite a 1-0 win over Algeria in which Youssef Msakni scored what was later voted the goal of the tournament.

In February 2013, Sami Trabelsi was replaced by Nabil Maâloul. Under Maâloul, Tunisia initially failed to make the World Cup qualification playoffs after a 2-0 defeat to Cape Verde national football team, but Cape Verde were found to have fielded an ineligible player and Tunisia were awarded a 3-0 victory, putting them through to the playoffs. With Maâloul having already resigned, Ruud Krol took over for the two-leg playoff, but Tunisia lost 4-1 to Cameroon and Krol himself then resigned.

Revival (2014-)[edit]

Georges Leekens was appointed coach in early 2014 to try and revive the team's fortunes. Early results were positive, including a 1-1 draw against Colombia and a 1-0 win over South Korea, both in friendly matches. Under Leekens, the team climbed from 49th to 22nd in few months in the FIFA rankings so the team regained its continental luster. Tunisia qualified for the 2015 African Cup of Nations and finished top of their group, but were eliminated in the quarter-finals after a controversial 2-1 defeat to Equatorial Guinea. In July 2015, Henryk Kasperczak returned as coach after 17 years, but was sacked after yet another quarter-final defeat at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, this time 2-0 against Burkina Faso. On 27 April 2017, Nabil Maâloul returned as coach, with the twin goals of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and reaching the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Home Stadium[edit]

The Stade Olympique de Radès in Radès the home stadium of Tunisia national team.

After the independence of Tunisia in 1956, the Tunisian national stadium was Stade Chedly Zouiten which has a capacity of 18,000 and hosted all the matches of the Tunisian team, it hosted also the 1965, 1994 African Cup of Nations and the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship before it was replaced after the construction of Stade El Menzah (45,000) in 1967 for the 1967 Mediterranean Games. Tunisia's first match at the stadium was played on 8 September 1967 against Libya. Tunisia won the match 3–0. This stadium became the new stronghold of the Eagles of Carthage. It hosted the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship and was completely renovated for the 1994 African Cup of Nations. It hosted also the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations. In 2001, the Stade Olympique de Radès was inaugurated as Tunisia's national stadium ahead of the 2001 Mediterranean Games. Located in Radès, the stadium has an all-seater capacity of 60,000. The first match at the stadium was played on 7 July 2001 against between ES Sahel and CS Hammam-Lif for the Tunisian Cup final. CS Hammam-Lif won the match 1–0, with Anis Ben Chouikha scoring the lone goal. Since that match, Tunisia has used the stadium for almost every major home game, including the 2004 African Cup final. The Tunisians often hosts their matches in Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet in Monastir which has a capacity of 20,000 for its excellent ground, whether in the African Cup of Nations qualification, World Cup qualification or friendly matches.

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
Sweden 1958
Did Not Enter - - - - - -
Chile 1962 Did Not Qualify 3 1 1 1 4 4
England 1966 Withdrew - - - - - -
Mexico 1970 Did Not Qualify 5 1 4 0 4 3
West Germany 1974 4 1 1 2 5 5
Argentina 1978 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 3 2 10 4 4 2 15 9
Spain 1982 Did Not Qualify 2 1 0 1 2 2
Mexico 1986 8 4 0 4 11 9
Italy 1990 10 4 1 5 10 11
United States 1994 6 3 3 0 14 2
France 1998 Group Stage 26th 3 0 1 2 1 4 8 7 1 0 15 2
South Korea Japan 2002 Group Stage 29th 3 0 1 2 1 5 10 8 2 0 28 5
Germany 2006 Group Stage 24th 3 0 1 2 3 6 10 6 3 1 25 9
South Africa 2010 Did Not Qualify 12 7 3 2 18 7
Brazil 2014 8 4 3 1 14 10
Russia 2018 TBD 7 6 1 0 15 6
Qatar 2022 TBD
Total Group Stage 4/20 12 1 4 7 8 17 103 57 27 19 180 84

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Appearances : 1
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999
South Korea Japan 2001
France 2003
Germany 2005 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 3 5 Squad
South Africa 2009 Did Not Qualify
Brazil 2013
Russia 2017
Qatar 2021 To Be Determined
Total Group Stage 1/10 3 1 0 2 3 5 -

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record
Appearances : 18
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Sudan 1957 Did not enter
United Arab Republic 1959
Ethiopia 1962 Third Place 3rd 2 1 0 1 5 4
Ghana 1963 Group Stage 5th 2 0 1 1 3 5
Tunisia 1965 Runner-up 2nd 3 1 1 1 6 3
Ethiopia 1968 Did not qualify
Sudan 1970 Did not enter
Cameroon 1972
Egypt 1974
Ethiopia 1976 Did not qualify
Ghana 1978 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 3 1 5 4
Nigeria 1980 Withdrew
Libya 1982 Group Stage 7th 3 0 1 2 1 4
Ivory Coast 1984 Did not qualify
Egypt 1986
Morocco 1988
Algeria 1990
Senegal 1992
Tunisia 1994 Group Stage 9th 2 0 1 1 1 3
South Africa 1996 Runner-up 2nd 6 2 2 2 10 9
Burkina Faso 1998 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 6 5
Ghana Nigeria 2000 Fourth Place 4th 6 2 2 2 6 9
Mali 2002 Group Stage 11th 3 0 2 1 0 1
Tunisia 2004 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 10 4
Egypt 2006 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 7 5
Ghana 2008 Quarter-finals 5th 4 1 2 1 7 6
Angola 2010 Group Stage 12th 3 0 3 0 3 3
GabonEquatorial Guinea 2012 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 0 2 5 5
South Africa 2013 Group Stage 12th 3 1 1 1 2 4
Equatorial Guinea 2015 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 2 1 5 5
Gabon 2017 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 6 7
Cameroon 2019 To be determined
Ivory Coast 2021
Guinea 2023
Total 1 Title 18/30 68 22 25 21 88 86

African Nations Championship record[edit]

African Nations Championship
Appearances: 2
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Ivory Coast 2009 Did not qualify
Sudan 2011 Champion 1 6 4 2 0 11 3
South Africa 2014 Did not qualify
Rwanda 2016 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 2 1 9 5
Total Champion 1/2 10 5 4 1 20 8

Arab Nations Cup record[edit]

Arab Nations Cup
Appearances: 2
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Lebanon 1963 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 11 1
Kuwait 1964 Did not enter
Iraq 1966
Saudi Arabia 1985
Jordan 1988 Group Stage 7th 4 0 3 1 3 4
Syria 1992 Did not enter
Qatar 1998
Kuwait 2002
Saudi Arabia 2012
Total Champions 2/9 8 4 3 1 14 5

Honours[edit]

This is a list of honours for the senior Tunisia national team

African Competitions[edit]

Coppa Africa.svg Africa Cup of Nations

African Nations Championship

  • Gold medal africa.svg Champions (1): 2011

African Games

  • Silver medal africa.svg Silver Medal (1): 1991
  • Bronze medal africa.svg Bronze Medal (1): 2007

Arabic Competitions[edit]

Arab Cup of Nations

  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Champions (1): 1963

Palestine Cup of Nations

  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Champions (1): 1973

Pan Arab Games

  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver Medal (1): 1957

Other Competitions[edit]

Mediterranean Games

  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold Medal (1): 2001
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver Medal (1): 1971
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Medal (2): 1975, 2013

Personnel[edit]

Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Tunisia Nabil Maâloul
Assistant Coach Tunisia Mourad Okbi
Tunisia Hatem Missaoui
Technical Advisor Tunisia Nader Daoud
Goalkeeping Coach Egypt Tarek Abdelalim
Fitness Coach Tunisia Jalel Herguli
Tunisia Mohamed Tounsi
Team Doctor Tunisia Souheil Chemli
Physiotherapists Tunisia Akrem Hbiri
Tunisia Majdi Turki
Tunisia Fathi Naoui

Managers[edit]

Name Nationality Years as Manager Best Results
Rachid Turki Tunisia Tunisia 1956–1957
Hechmi Cherif
Larbi Soudani
Habib Draoua
Tunisia Tunisia
Tunisia Tunisia
Algeria Algeria
1957–1960
Milan Kristić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1960–1961 Qualification to 1960 Summer Olympics
Frane Matošić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1961–1962 Bronze medal africa.svg 1962 African Cup of Nations Third Place
André Gérard France France 1963–1965 1st, gold medalist(s) 1963 Arab Nations Cup Champions
Mokhtar Ben Nacef Tunisia Tunisia 1965–1968 Silver medal africa.svg 1965 African Cup of Nations Runners-Up
Radojica Radojičić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1968–1970
Sereta Begovic Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1969
Ameur Hizem Tunisia Tunisia 1970–1974
André Nagy Hungary Hungary 1974–1975
Abdelmajid Chetali Tunisia Tunisia 1975–1978 1978 African Cup of Nations Fourth Place
Qualification to 1978 FIFA World Cup
Ameur Hizem Tunisia Tunisia 1978–1979
Hmid Dhib Tunisia Tunisia 1979–1980
Ryszard Kulesza Poland Poland 1981–1983
Youssef Zouaoui Tunisia Tunisia 1984–1986
Jean Vincent France France 1986–1987
Taoufik Ben Othman Tunisia Tunisia 1987–1988 Qualification to 1988 Summer Olympics
Antoni Piechniczek Poland Poland 1988
Mokhtar Tlili Tunisia Tunisia 1988–1989
Antoni Piechniczek Poland Poland 1989
Mrad Mahjoub Tunisia Tunisia 1990–1993
Youssef Zouaoui Tunisia Tunisia 1993-1994
Henryk Kasperczak Poland Poland 1994–1998 Silver medal africa.svg 1996 African Cup of Nations Runners-Up
Qualification to 1996 Summer Olympics
Qualification to 1998 FIFA World Cup
Francesco Scoglio Italy Italy 1998–2001 2000 African Cup of Nations Fourth Place
Eckhard Krautzun Germany Germany 2001 Qualification to 2002 FIFA World Cup
Henri Michel France France 2001–2002
Ammar Souayah Tunisia Tunisia 2002
Roger Lemerre France France 2002–2008 Gold medal africa.svg 2004 African Cup of Nations Champions
Qualification to 2004 Summer Olympics
Qualification to 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
Qualification to 2006 FIFA World Cup
Humberto Coelho Portugal Portugal 2008–2009
Faouzi Benzarti Tunisia Tunisia 2009–2010
Bertrand Marchand France France 2010
Sami Trabelsi Tunisia Tunisia 2010–2013 Gold medal africa.svg 2011 African Nations Championship Champions
Nabil Maâloul Tunisia Tunisia 2013
Ruud Krol Netherlands Netherlands 2013
Georges Leekens Belgium Belgium 2014–2015
Henryk Kasperczak Poland Poland 2015–2017
Nabil Maâloul Tunisia Tunisia 2017–present

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

This is a list of matches from the last twelve months and any future scheduled matches.

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 24 players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification against DR Congo in September 2017.[1]
Caps and goals updated as January 28, 2017 after the match against Burkina Faso.[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Aymen Mathlouthi (Captain) (1984-09-14) 14 September 1984 (age 33) 68 0 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
1GK Moez Ben Cherifia (1991-06-24) 24 June 1991 (age 26) 18 0 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
1GK Farouk Ben Mustapha (1989-07-01) 1 July 1989 (age 28) 14 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab

2DF Yassine Meriah (1993-07-02) 2 July 1993 (age 24) 10 1 Tunisia CS Sfaxien
12 2DF Ali Maâloul (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 27) 40 0 Egypt Al Ahly
2DF Syam Ben Youssef (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 27) 38 1 Turkey Kasımpaşa
6 2DF Rami Bedoui (1990-01-19) 19 January 1990 (age 27) 8 0 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
21 2DF Hamdi Nagguez (1992-10-28) 28 October 1992 (age 24) 12 0 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
2DF Oussama Haddadi (1992-01-28) 28 January 1992 (age 25) 3 0 France Dijon FCO
2DF Hamza Mathlouthi (1992-05-25) 25 May 1992 (age 25) 24 0 Tunisia CS Sfaxien
2DF Khalil Chemmam (1987-07-04) 4 July 1987 (age 30) 21 0 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis

14 3MF Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 25) 22 1 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
3MF Ghailene Chaalali (1994-02-28) 28 February 1994 (age 23) 3 1 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
13 3MF Ferjani Sassi (1992-03-18) 18 March 1992 (age 25) 33 2 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
3MF Karim Aouadhi (1986-05-02) 2 May 1986 (age 31) 9 1 Tunisia CS Sfaxien
3MF Hamza Jelassi (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 26) 1 0 Tunisia CA Bizertin
3MF Bassem Srarfi (1997-06-25) 25 June 1997 (age 20) 0 0 France Nice
10 3MF Wahbi Khazri (1991-02-08) 8 February 1991 (age 26) 32 11 England Sunderland

4FW Youssef Msakni (1990-10-28) 28 October 1990 (age 26) 45 6 Qatar Al-Duhail SC
11 4FW Nader Jabnoun (1992-01-06) 6 January 1992 (age 25) 18 4 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
4FW Yoann Touzghar (1986-11-28) 28 November 1986 (age 30) 3 1 France Auxerre
8 4FW Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (1991-06-21) 21 June 1991 (age 26) 28 4 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
23 4FW Naïm Sliti (1992-07-27) 27 July 1992 (age 25) 10 3 France Dijon FCO
18 4FW Anice Badri (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 27) 1 0 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up to the squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Rami Jridi (1985-04-25) 25 April 1985 (age 32) 17 0 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

DF Dylan Bronn (1995-06-19) 19 June 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Belgium K.A.A. Gent v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017
DF Aymen Belaïd (1989-01-02) 2 January 1989 (age 28) 3 0 England Rotherham United F.C. v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017
DF Chamseddine Dhaouadi (1987-01-16) 16 January 1987 (age 30) 10 0 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017
DF Zied Boughattas (1987-07-21) 21 July 1987 (age 30) 7 0 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017
DF Sliman Kchouk (1994-05-07) 7 May 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Tunisia CA Bizertin 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
DF Ali Machani (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 24) 2 1 Tunisia Espérance 2017 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
DF Ghazi Abderrazzak (1986-10-16)16 October 1986 (aged 30) 0 0 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 2017 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad

MF Karim Laribi (1991-04-20) 20 April 1991 (age 26) 2 0 Italy A.C. Cesena v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017
MF Hamza Lahmar (1990-02-28) 28 February 1990 (age 27) 13 2 Tunisia ES Sahel v.  Morocco, 28 March 2017
MF Idriss Mhirsi (1994-02-21) 21 February 1994 (age 23) 4 0 France Red Star F.C. v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017
MF Ahmed Khalil (1994-12-21) 21 December 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Tunisia Club Africain 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Änis Ben-Hatira (1988-07-18) 18 July 1988 (age 29) 11 1 Unattached 2017 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
MF Iheb Msakni (1987-07-18) 18 July 1987 (age 30) 7 0 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 2017 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
MF Issam Ben Khémis (1996-01-10) 10 January 1996 (age 21) 1 0 England Doncaster Rovers F.C. 2017 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
MF Nejmeddin Daghfous (1986-10-01) 1 October 1986 (age 31) 0 0 Germany SV Sandhausen 2017 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
MF Issam Jebali (1991-12-25) 25 December 1991 (age 25) 0 0 Sweden Elfsborg 2017 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
MF Fabien Camus (1985-02-28) 28 February 1985 (age 32) 3 1 Belgium Royal Antwerp v.  Guinea, 9 October 2016

MF Ismail Sassi (1991-12-24) 24 December 1991 (age 25) 1 0 Cyprus AEL Limassol v.  Egypt, 11 June 2017
FW Saber Khalifa (1986-10-14) 14 October 1986 (age 31) 41 7 Tunisia Club Africain 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Ahmed Akaïchi (1989-02-23) 23 February 1989 (age 28) 29 9 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Hamdi Harbaoui (1985-01-05) 5 January 1985 (age 32) 15 4 Belgium Anderlecht 2017 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
FW Abdelkader Oueslati (1991-10-07) 7 October 1991 (age 26) 8 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Fateh 2017 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
FW Khaled Ayari (1990-01-17) 17 January 1990 (age 27) 0 0 Unattached 2017 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad

Records[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

Sadok Sassi is the most capped player in the history of Tunisia with 116 caps.
Most Caps[3]
# Player Caps Goals Career
1 Sadok Sassi 116 0 1963–1978
2 Radhi Jaïdi 105 7 1996–2009
3 Khaled Badra 97 12 1995–2006
4 Khaled Ben Yahia 95 5 1979–1993
Kaies Ghodhbane 95 6 1995–2006
6 Chokri El Ouaer 93 0 1993–2002
7 Riadh Bouazizi 92 3 1995–2006
8 Tarak Dhiab 89 12 1974–1990
9 Mohamed Ali Mahjoubi 86 17 1985–1995
Sirajeddine Chihi 86 4 1991–2001

Players in bold are still active.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Top Goalscorers[3]
# Player Goals Caps Career
1 Issam Jemâa 36 83 2005–2014
2 Francileudo Santos 21 41 2004–2008
3 Adel Sellimi 20 78 1991–2002
4 Faouzi Rouissi 18 57 1989–2001
5 Mohamed Ali Mahjoubi 17 86 1985–1995
6 Zoubeir Baya 16 83 1994–2002
7 Mohamed Salah Jedidi 15 32 1962–1965
Ziad Jaziri 15 63 1999–2007
9 Youssef Msakni 14 51 2010–
Mohieddine Habita 14 25 1972–1980
Hassen Gabsi 14 50 1997–2002

Players in bold are still active.

Historic Kits[edit]

Kit Providers[edit]

Name Start End
Germany Adidas 1970's 1992
Italy Lotto 1994 1998
Germany Uhlsport 2000 2001
Germany Puma 2002 2010
Switzerland Burrda 2010 2016
Germany Uhlsport 2016 present

Kit history[edit]

1978 World Cup
1998 World Cup Home
1998 World Cup Away
2002 World Cup Home
2006 World Cup Home
2006 World Cup Away

See also[edit]

Other football codes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liste des convoqués pour RD Congo vs Tunisie" (in French). Fédération Tunisienne de Football. 22 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Tunisia". 
  3. ^ a b Imed Kilani. "Tunisia – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 

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