Mehdi Ben Slimane

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Mahdi Ben Slimane (Arabic: مهدي بن سليمان‎) (born 1 January 1974)[2] is a Tunisian former professional football forward.[3]

Mehdi Ben Slimane
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-01-01) 1 January 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth Le Kram, Tunisia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 AS Marsa
1996–1997 Marseille 19 (0)
1997–2001 SC Freiburg 72 (11)
2000Borussia M'gladbach (loan) 5 (0)
2001Al-Nassr (loan)
2002 Club Africain
National team
1994–1998 Tunisia[1] 34 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Having begun his career at AS Marsa in his native country he moved to France in 1996 to play for Olympique de Marseille. After just one season at the club, he joined 2. Bundesliga side SC Freiburg whom helped to promotion to the Bundesliga. He spent half a season on loan each at Borussia Mönchengladbach (in 2000) and club Al-Nassr (in 2001) before leaving Freiburg and returning to Tunisia, where he spent a season and half at Club Africain.

At international level, he played for the Tunisia national team and was a member of squad at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 1996 African Cup of Nations, and the 1998 African Cup of Nations.

Club careerEdit

In February 2000, Ben Slimane scored a brace for SC Freiburg contributing to 2–0 win against SSV Ulm.[4]

International careerEdit

Ben Slimane participated at the 1998 African Cup of Nations scoring twice for the Tunisian national team, one goal each against DR Congo on 12 February and against Togo on 16 February.[5]

Together with Freiburg teammate Zoubeir Baya, he represented his country at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[6][7]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 29 November 1995 Stade Chedli Zouiten, Tunis   Burkina Faso 3–0 3–0 Friendly
2 2 June 1996 Stade Régional Nyamirambo, Kigali City   Rwanda 3–1 1–1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 7 August 1997 Stade El Menzah, Tunis   Zambia 1–0 3–1 1997 LG Cup
4 12 February 1998 Stade Municipal, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso   DR Congo 1–0 2–1 1998 Africa Cup of Nations
5 16 February 1998 Stade Municipal, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso   Togo 2–1 3–1 1998 Africa Cup of Nations
6 16 October 1999 Stade El Menzah, Tunis   United Arab Emirates 1–0 1–0 Friendly

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mehdi Ben Slimane at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Ben Slimane, Mehdi" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 4 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Mahdi Ben Slimane". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 18 July 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Zwei Tore von Ben Slimane". Der Spiegel (in German). 5 February 2000. Retrieved 28 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Courtney, Barrie. "African Nations Cup 1998 - Final Tournament Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 28 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "The Tunisia Squad". BBC News & Sport. 3 May 1998. Retrieved 28 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "France '98: A Team By Team Guide". The Independent. 6 June 1998. Retrieved 28 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)