Sektioui in action for Porto (left)
|Full name||Tarik Sektioui|
|Date of birth||13 May 1977|
|Place of birth||Fes, Morocco|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
Moghreb Tétouan (Manager)|
Morocco U-19 (Manager)
|1999||→ Marítimo (loan)||2||(0)|
|2007||→ RKC (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Fes, Sektioui played two seasons at French club AJ Auxerre, failing to establish with the first team and also appearing sparingly for the reserves during his spell. He arrived at the Netherlands and Tilburg's Willem II in January 2000 from Swiss side Neuchâtel Xamax, going on to play a major role and eventually gaining captaincy.
In the 2004–05 campaign, Sektioui switched to AZ Alkmaar thus returning to the Eredivisie. During his two-year tenure, he scored some vital goals and formed an efficient attacking partnership with Shota Averladze.
After an uneventful loan stint in 1999 with C.S. Marítimo, Sektioui returned to Portugal in July 2006 after Co Adriaanse (also his coach at Willem II) signed him for FC Porto. He would find the adjustment difficult, and spent the second half of the season on loan to yet another Dutch team, RKC Waalwijk. On 3 February 2007 he played his first game, against NAC Breda.
Even though Adriaanse was gone, Sektioui was recalled for 2007–08, and was a key member of the squad coached by Jesualdo Ferreira that retained the Primeira Liga title with five matches remaining. On the fourth day of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, he scored arguably the best goal of the night after overtaking five Olympique de Marseille defenders before hitting home beyond the goalkeeper; Porto eventually reached the round-of-16, ousted by FC Schalke 04 on penalties.
On 2 July 2009, after having featured rarely for Porto during the campaign – 17 appearances all competitions comprised – Sektioui moved to Ajman Club in the United Arab Emirates, on a one-year deal. He retired after one season aged 33, but later went back on his decision and joined his very first professional club, hometown's MAS Fez.
- Sektioui secures AZ success; UEFA.com, 20 October 2005
- Sektioui set for Porto switch; UEFA.com, 13 July 2006
- "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups. Retrieved 7 February 2007.
- López leads Porto to Group A summit; UEFA.com, 6 November 2007
- Terik Sektioui joins Ajman of UAE; GOAL.com, 2 July 2009
- Alloudi hits hat-trick as Morocco rout Namibia; Mail Online, 22 January 2008