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Bassem Srarfi (Arabic: بسام الصرارفي‎; born 25 June 1997) is a Tunisian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Nice and the Tunisia national team.[2]

Bassem Srarfi
Personal information
Full name Bassem Srarfi
Date of birth (1997-06-25) 25 June 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Tunis, Tunisia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nice
Number 11
Youth career
Stade Tunisien
2014–2015 Club Africain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Club Africain 26 (6)
2017– Nice 53 (4)
2017 Nice II 4 (1)
National team
2018– Tunisia 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:02, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Srarfi started in the youth ranks of Tunisian clubs Stade Tunisien and Club Africain respectively, he subsequently made his first-team debut for the latter on 20 November 2015 in a Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 draw against EGS Gafsa.[2] Three games later, Srarfi scored his first professional goal in a 2–2 draw away to Hammam-Lif.[2]

NiceEdit

On 1 February 2017, Srarfi joined Ligue 1 side Nice.[3] The transfer was subject to international clearance, but it was successfully approved hours later by the French Football Federation and Tunisian Football Federation.[4] He made his Nice debut on 24 February in Ligue 1 against Montpellier.[2][5] He has also featured for Nice II in the Championnat National 2.[2] His first goal in French football came for Nice II, in a loss to Stade Montois on 28 October.[2]

On 29 November 2017, he scored his first goal for Nice's first team in Ligue 1, helping his team to a 2–1 win against Toulouse in stoppage time.[6]

International careerEdit

Srarfi received his first call-up for the Tunisia national team in August 2017, with Nabil Maâloul selecting him in the squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers versus DR Congo.[7] He was an unused substitute in both fixtures.[2] Srarfi made his senior debut for Tunisia in a 1–0 friendly win over Iran on 23 March 2018.[8] In the following May, he was named in Tunisia's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[9] He was selected in the final 23.[10] He made his World Cup debut on 28 June, as Tunisia exited the tournament with victory versus Panama.[2] Srarfi made Alain Giresse's squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 17 June 2019[2]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Club Africain 2015–16 Tunisian Ligue 1 17 3 0 0 1[a] 1 0 0 18 4
2016–17 9 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 4
Total 26 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 28 8
Nice 2016–17 French Ligue 1 5 0 0 0 5 0
2017–18 26 3 1 0 2 0 6[b] 0 0 0 35 3
2018–19 22 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
Total 53 4 2 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 65 4
Nice II 2016–17 National 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
2017–18 2 1 0 0 2 1
Total 4 1 0 0 4 1
Career total 83 11 3 1 4 0 7 1 0 0 97 13
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in the CAF Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

InternationalEdit

As of 17 July 2019[2][12]
National team Year Apps Goals
Tunisia 2018 10 0
2019 4 1
Total 14 1

International goalsEdit

As of 7 June 2019. Tunisia score listed first.[12]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 7 June 2019 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès, Tunisia 1   Iraq 2–0 2–0 Friendly [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Bassem Srarfi profile". Soccerway. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Srarfi to Nice, confirmation on hold". OGC Nice. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Srarfi gets the green light from the Tunisian FA". OGC Nice. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Bassem Srarfi profile". OGC Nice. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Le match, Les buts en vidéo, la stat'... Ce qu'il faut retenir de la victoire de l'OGC Nice à Toulouse (1–2)". Nice-Matin (in French). 29 November 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Russie 2018: Tunisie-RDC Liste des Joueurs Convoqués". Tunisian Football Federation. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Tunisia 1–0 Iran". Sky Sports. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Tunisia coach calls up 29 players for World Cup camp". Washington Post. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  10. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (2 June 2018). "Tunisia World Cup squad: Leicester City's Benalouane in 23-man squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Africa Cup of Nations: Tunisia beat World Cup finalists Croatia in warm-up game". BBC Sport. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Srarfi, Bassem". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 24 April 2018.

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