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.
|Date of birth||26 March 1979|
|Place of birth||Algiers, Algeria|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1997–2003||NA Hussein Dey|
|2005–2006||→ Gueugnon (loan)||30||(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)
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. He was released because his wife and child were rejected visas to come and live in Edinburgh.
Zarabi decided to return to French football, signing a contract with newly promoted Ligue 2 side Nîmes Olympique. On 1 August 2008 he made his debut for the club, starting in a Ligue 2 match against Stade Brestois.
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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.