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Saïd Boutahar (born 12 August 1982) is a retired Dutch footballer of Moroccan descent who played as a midfielder.

Saïd Boutahar
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-08-12) August 12, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
SDV Rotterdam
Excelsior
Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Feyenoord 2 (0)
2002–2003 Excelsior 30 (9)
2003–2004 RKC 33 (8)
2004–2007 N.E.C. 73 (12)
2007–2010 Willem II 104 (16)
2010–2011 Real Zaragoza 20 (2)
2011–2012 Al-Wakrah 18 (9)
2012–2013 Umm-Salal 17 (4)
2013–2014 Al-Wakrah 13 (3)
2014–2016 Al-Shamal 24 (5)
Total 334 (68)
National team
2000 Netherlands U18 1 (0)
2005 Morocco 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Rotterdam, Boutahar played alongside the likes of Robin van Persie and Mounir El Hamdaoui in the streets of the Kralingen neighborhood.[1] He made his debut in professional football, being part of the Feyenoord squad in the 2001–02 season. He also played for Excelsior Rotterdam, RKC Waalwijk, N.E.C. and Willem II.

He moved abroad to play for Spanish side Real Zaragoza in 2010 after he decided not to renew his contract with Willem II.[2] In 2014, he appeared to be one of 41 suspects to be involved in a 2011 match-fixing scandal around Zaragoza's win over Levante on the final day of the 2010–11 season which kept Zaragoza up.[3]

In 2011, he moved on to play in the Gulf and joined Al-Wakrah in Qatar.[4] He later played for Umm-Salal and Al-Shamal.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Youssouf Hersi
N.E.C. Topscorer
8 Goals

2004–2005
Succeeded by
  Andrzej Niedzielan