Yahia Ouahabi

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Yahia Ouahabi
Personal information
Full name Yahia Ouahabi
Date of birth (1940-01-20) January 20, 1940 (age 78)
Place of birth Sidi-Aïssa, Algeria
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1951 – 1956 SS Sidi-Aïssa
1956 – 1957 AS Saint-Etienne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957 – 1958 Roanne ? (?)
1958 – 1962 AS Saint-Etienne ? (?)
1963 – 1971 JS Kabylie ? (?)
National team
???? – ???? Algeria ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yahia Ouahabi (born August 1, 1940 in Sidi-Aïssa, Algeria) is a retired Algerian footballer.

Career[edit]

Ouahabi started his playing career at age 11 with home-town team SS Sidi-Aïssa. At age 16, he left for France and joined the academy at AS Saint-Etienne where he turned pro and played until the age of 22. He also had a brief spell with Roanne in the 1957–58 season. On January 1, 1963, just after Algeria won its independence, he left France and moved back to Algeria and joined JS Kabylie. He played for JSK from 1963 until 1971, helping the team gain promotion from the third division to the second division and eventually to the top division. He is considered one of the best left-wings in the history of JSK. After he retired from playing, he coached JSK's junior team briefly before quitting football for good.[1]

Ouahabi received his first call-up to the Algerian National Team in 1956, at age 16. He was the youngest player on the team along with Hacène Lalmas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entretien avec Yahia Ouahabi" Berberes.com. Retrieved 24 March 2008