Youssef Chippo

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Youssef Chippo
Personal information
Full name يوسف شيبو
Date of birth (1973-05-10) 10 May 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Boujad, Morocco
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 KAC Kénitra ?? (??)
1995–1997 Al Arabi ?? (??)
1997–1999 FC Porto 30 (2)
1999–2003 Coventry City 122 (6)
2003–2005 Al Sadd ?? (??)
2005–2006 Al-Wakrah SC ?? (??)
Total 152+ (8+)
National team
1995–2006 Morocco 62 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12-07-10.

Youssef Chippo (Arabic: يوسف شيبو‎‎; born 10 May 1973 in Boujad[citation needed]) is a retired footballer from Morocco. He was a renowned midfielder on the national squad during the 1990s, and was a member of the team that participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain[1] and the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Club career[edit]

Chippo began his career at KAC Kénitra. He spent two seasons at FC Porto where he began to display his talent in Europe.

In 1999, he signed for Coventry City in the Premier League[3] where he played alongside fellow Moroccan international Mustapha Hadji in midfield. Coventry City was relegated in his second season, but he remained at the club for two more seasons.[4] With Coventry City in financial trouble and looking to offload players, Chippo joined Qatari side Al Sadd on a six-month loan on 11 April 2003.[5][6][7] The loan was cancelled early at the end of June.[8] However, he played at Al Sadd until 2005.

On 24 February 2007 it was reported that Hibernian would be taking Chippo on trial, but three days later he had yet to show up.[9][10] In October 2007, Swedish club Hammarby IF also gave him a trial,[11] but he was not offered a contract.

International career[edit]

Chippo missed out on the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia, and had been out of the Morocco squad for two years, after falling out with the team's former coach, Ezzaki Badou. He was only called up to the team a few weeks ahead of the 2006 African Nations Cup by new coach Mohamed Fakhir.

Chippo had 62 caps with the Moroccan team prior to the 2006 African Nations Cup. The competition was his fourth Nations Cup finals, and purportedly his last, declaring his retirement from international competition after the cup.



  1. ^ "Youssef Chippo Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Youssef ChippoFIFA competition record
  3. ^ "Chippo naar Coventry City" [Chippo to Coventry City]. Voetbal International. 30 May 1999. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Youssef Chippo at Soccerbase
  5. ^ "Coventry reveals £20m debts". The Telegraph. 24 April 2003. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Chippo set to quit Sky Blues". BBC. 9 April 2003. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Chippo leaves Cov for Al-Sadd". ESPNFC. 11 April 2003. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Chippo returns to Coventry". BBC. 30 June 2003. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Hibs bag Chippo". The Scotsman. 24 February 2007. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Chippo no-show for Hibees trial". BBC. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  11. ^ Bergström, Kristoffer (21 October 2007). "Chippo, 79 landskamper, tränar med Hammarby: "Han är i bra fysisk form"". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 July 2016. 

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