Jaouad Zairi (Arabic: جواد الزايري; born 17 April 1982) is a Moroccan professional footballer who last played for Football League club Zakynthos in 2017. He represented the Morocco national team between 2000 and 2009, making 34 appearances and scoring 6 goals.
|Full name||Jaouad Zairi|
|Date of birth||17 April 1982|
|Place of birth||Taza, Morocco|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2006||→ Al-Ittihad (loan)||24||(8)|
|2007||→ Nantes (loan)||8||(0)|
|2014||Monts d'Or Azergues Foot||3||(0)|
|2015||Football Club Vaulx-en-Velin||9||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:48, 14 April 2020 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:48, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
Zairi was born into a large family in Taza, Morocco. At the age of 2, his family moved to Mâcon, a small French city. In 1997, he moved to FC Gueugnon.
Zairi joined the French Ligue 2 team FC Gueugnon at the age of 15. In the summer of 2001, he joined FC Sochaux and played for them until 2008. In January 2006 he was loaned to the Saudi club Al-Ittihad. He moved to Portugal and played for one year with Boavista F.C. (2006–2007). He returned in France and played another year with FC Nantes (2007–2008).
He moved to Greece and played for Super League Greece side Asteras Tripolis for the 2008–09 season.
On 25 April 2009, Olympiacos announced Zairi would join for the 2009–10 season. He won the 2010–11 Super League Greece with the club. After two seasons with Olympiacos he was informed by Olympiacos' manager Ernesto Valverde that he was not to renew his contract with the club and that he was free to leave.
- Scores and results list Morocco's goal tally first.
|1.||20 June 2003||Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco||Gabon||2–0||2–0||2004 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2.||8 February 2004||Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Sfax, Tunisia||Algeria||3–1||3–1 (a.e.t)||2004 Africa Cup of Nations|
|3.||31 March 2004||Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco||Angola||3–0||3–1||Friendly|
|4.||9 February 2005||Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco||Kenya||1–0||5–1||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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- "El Olympiacos gana la liga griega tras pasar por encima del AEK". Marca (in Spanish). 20 March 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
- Elkerf, Nassim (24 July 2017). "Image: Lions de l'Atlas: Jaouad Zaïri veut toujours jouer au football... en Indonésie!". sport.le360.ma (in French). Retrieved 27 September 2020.
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- "Zairi, Jaouad". National Football Teams. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
- "African Nations Cup 2004".