Housni Benslimane

General Housni Benslimane (Arabic: حسني بن سليمان; born 14 December 1935, El Jadida) is a senior Moroccan Gendarmerie officer who has served since 1972 as the Commander-in-Chief of this unit. He also presides over the Moroccan Olympic Committee and was president of the Moroccan FA between 1994 and 2009.[1][2][3]

Housni Benslimane
حسني بن سليمان
Hosni benslimane gardien de but des FAR de Rabat en 1959.jpg
Lieutenant Hosni Benslimane, goalkeeper of AS.FAR carried by his teammates after the Throne Cup final
Head of the Royal Gendarmerie
In office
1970s – 4 December 2017
Preceded byBouazza Boulhimez
Succeeded byMohamed Harmou
President of the Moroccan Olympic Committee
Assumed office
Preceded byHassan Sefrioui
President of the Moroccan FA
In office
1994 – 16 April 2009
Succeeded byAli Fassi Fihri
Personal details
Born (1935-12-14) 14 December 1935 (age 86)
El Jadida, Morocco
Military service
Allegiance Morocco
Branch/serviceFlag of the Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie.svg Royal Gendarmerie
Years of service1957–present
CommandsCommander-in-Chief of the Royal Gendarmerie

Housni Benslimane played football for Moroccan club FAR Rabat serving as goalkeeper between 1958 and 1961.


Housni Benslimane is the son of Abdelkrim Benslimane the cousin of El Fatmi BenSlimane, the Pacha of Fes during the French protectorate era.[4][5] He is also the nephew of Abdelkrim al-Khatib,[6] uncle of Ismail Alaoui, the former president of the Party of Progress and Socialism and cousin of Saad Hassar.[7]

One of his cousins (Mohamed Benslimane grandson of Fatmi Benslimane by his son Toufik and Lalla Badra, the daughter of Moulay Hassan, a friend of Mohammed V who married an alaouite princess)[4] is married to Princess Lalla Zineb, the sister of Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco.[5]

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  1. ^ Leila El Attafi (2 April 2009). "Housni Benslimane quitte la présidence". Aujourd'hui le Maroc. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  2. ^ Omar EL ANOUARI (2005-07-25). "Le général Housni Benslimane reconduit à l'unanimité". La Gazette du Maroc. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  3. ^ MAP (2009-04-22). "Message de fidélité et de loyalisme à S.M. le Roi du général de corps d'armée Housni Benslimane". Le Matin. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b "العدد السنوي:كيف إقترن حفيد حفظة العرش بللا زينب إبنة شقيق الحسن الثاني". الأيام. August 2009.
  5. ^ a b "ما وراء الصورة الملكية الرسمية لزفاف مولاي إسماعيل". NadorCity. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  6. ^ Karim Douichi (18 February 2005). "La famille, le plus grand parti du Maroc". La vie économique. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Saâd Hassar, le " Joker "". Maghreb-Intelligence. 2011-06-17. Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.