Ali Kaabi

Ali Kaabi (born 15 November 1953) is a retired Tunisian footballer.

Ali Kaabi
Ali Kaabi 78.jpg
Kaabi in 1978
Personal information
Full name Ali Kaabi
Date of birth (1953-11-15) November 15, 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth Tunisia
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1987 Al Hilal SFC 250 (38)
National team
1973–1982 Tunisia 72 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kaabi made 72 appearances and scored nine goals for the Tunisia national football team from 1973 to 1982,[1] and he participated in the 1978 FIFA World Cup. In Tunisia's first ever World Cup finals match, he scored a game-tying goal in a 3–1 win over Mexico, making Kaabi Tunisia's first-ever World Cup goalscorer.[2] He played as a defender.


  1. ^ Kilani, Imed (6 March 2012). "Tunisia - Record International Players". RSSSF.
  2. ^ "Africa savours its first victory". Retrieved 21 April 2012.

External linksEdit

Ali KaabiFIFA competition record