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Nassim Akrour (Arabic: نسيم أكرور‎; born July 10, 1974) is a retired former Algerian footballer. At international level, he has represented Algeria. He is currently a youth coach at his former club Annecy

Nassim Akrour
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-07-10) July 10, 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Courbevoie, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Olympique Noisy-le-Sec
1997–1999 Sutton United
1999–2000 Woking 51 (19)
2000–2002 FC Istres 74 (32)
2002–2004 Troyes 44 (10)
2004 Le Havre 16 (2)
2004–2010 Grenoble 194 (54)
2010–2013 Istres 101 (28)
2013–2016 Grenoble 85 (40)
2016–2019 Annecy 69 (38)
National team
2001–2004 Algeria 18 (6)
Teams managed
2019– Annecy (U16 coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:14, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, August 7, 2012 (UTC)

Akrour is the all-time leading scorer of French club Grenoble Foot 38 with 94 league goals.[citation needed]

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Club careerEdit

Akrour was born in Courbevoie, France.

On July 15, 2010, Akrour signed a one-year contract, with an option for a second year, with Ligue 2 side FC Istres.

Akrour announced his retirement from playing in July 2019, and took up a role as youth coach with Annecy.[1]

International careerEdit

On December 5, 2001, Akrour made his debut for the Algerian national team as a 60th-minute substitute in a 1–1 friendly with Ghana in Algiers.[2]

Akrour was a member of the Algerian 2002 African Nations Cup team, who were eliminated in the first round after finishing last in their group. He played in all three of Algeria's games, starting in one, and scored one goal in the second group game against Liberia.[3]

He was also part of the Algerian 2004 African Nations Cup team, who finished second in their group in the first round of competition before being defeated by Morocco in the quarter-finals.

National team statisticsEdit

[4]

Algeria national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 2 0
2002 7 4
2003 5 2
2004 4 0
Total 18 6

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. January 14, 2002 Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria   Benin
3 – 0
4 – 0
Friendly match
2. January 25, 2002 Stade 26 mars, Bamako, Mali   Liberia
1 – 1
2 – 2
2002 African Cup of Nations
3. October 11, 2002 Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba, Algeria   Chad
1 – 0
4 – 1
2004 African Cup of Nations (qualification)
4. October 11, 2002 Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba, Algeria   Chad
4 – 1
4 – 1
2004 African Cup of Nations (qualification)
5. March 29, 2003 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola   Angola
1 – 1
1 – 1
Friendly match
6. November 14, 2003 Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria   Niger
6 - 0
6 - 0
2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A 45 ans, Nassim Akrour a décidé de raccrocher les crampons" (in French). footamateur.fr. 7 July 2019.
  2. ^ Algérie 1-1 Ghana Archived 2010-06-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Libéria 2-2 Algérie Archived 2010-04-05 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Player profile". National-Football-Teams.com.

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