Abderraouf Zarabi

Abderraouf Zarabi (born 26 March 1979 in Algiers) is an Algerian international footballer. He currently plays as a defender for PK-35 Vantaa in the Finnish Ykkönen. He can play as a central defender or as a left-back.

Abderraouf Zarabi
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-03-26) 26 March 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Algiers, Algeria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
PK-35 Vantaa
Number 2
Youth career
1989–1996 IRB Ouargla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 IRB Ouargla
1997–2003 NA Hussein Dey
2003–2007 Ajaccio 18 (0)
2005–2006Gueugnon (loan) 30 (0)
2007–2008 Gueugnon 23 (0)
2008 Hibernian 7 (0)
2008–2011 Nîmes 86 (1)
2011–2012 JS Kabylie 22 (0)
2012 CS Constantine 3 (0)
2013 MC Oran 2 (0)
2013– PK-35 Vantaa 3 (0)
National team
2003–2009 Algeria 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Hibernian FCEdit

Zarabi signed with the Scottish Premier League club Hibernian in January 2008, but was released from his contract at the end of the 2007–08 season.[1] He was released because his wife and child were rejected visas to come and live in Edinburgh.[1]

Nîmes OlympiqueEdit

Zarabi decided to return to French football, signing a contract with newly promoted Ligue 2 side Nîmes Olympique.[2] On 1 August 2008 he made his debut for the club, starting in a Ligue 2 match against Stade Brestois.[3]

National team statisticsEdit

Algeria national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 5 0
2004 0 0
2005 0 0
2006 4 0
2007 7 0
2008 5 0
2009 1 0
Total 22 0

PersonalEdit

Abderraouf is the son of former Algerian international and NA Hussein Dey star Abdelaziz Zarabi. His younger brother Kheireddine Zarabi is also a footballer who currently plays for Vitória Setúbal in Portuguese Liga.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Abdel Zarabi". Hibernian official website. 21 May 2008.[dead link]
  2. ^ Nîmes : Arrivée de Zarabi Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ http://www.lfp.fr/ligue2/feuilleMatch.asp?saison=2008/2009&code_evt=D2&code_jr_tr=J01&num_ordre=7 Archived 2008-10-19 at the Wayback Machine

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