Yassine Chikhaoui

Yassine Chikhaoui (Arabic: ياسين الشيخاوي‎, born 22 September 1986) is a Tunisian footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder in Étoile du Sahel .

Yassine Chikhaoui
Yassine Chikhaoui in 2007
Personal information
Full name Yassine Chikhaoui
Date of birth (1986-09-22) 22 September 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Radès, Tunisia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Étoile du Sahel
Number 28
Youth career
ES Radès
2002–2004 Étoile du Sahel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Étoile du Sahel 84 (14)
2007–2015 FC Zürich 116 (28)
2015–2017 Al-Gharafa 14 (1)
2017Al-Ahli (loan) 10 (2)
2017–2018 Al-Ahli 13 (4)
2018– Étoile du Sahel 35 (8)
National team
2006– Tunisia 41 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 September 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, February 14, 2017 (EST)

Club careerEdit

Etoile du SahelEdit

Chikhaoui became captain of Étoile du Sahel at the age of 19, which was a club record. Chikhaoui has achieved many things with Étoile du Sahel, such as winning the African champions league and being part of the squad when they took part of the international clubs championship.

FC ZürichEdit

Chikhaoui was signed by FC Zürich on a five-year contract on 23 May 2007.

During the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, it was reported that many clubs had scouts present to watch Chikhaoui (Manchester United, Bayern Munchen, Juventus ...).[1][2][3] Unfortunately, after impressing at the African Cup of Nations he was forced to take time out to get a recurring knee problem treated. On 26 April 2009, he completed his recovery by returning to play for the Zurich first team. Weeks later he cemented his comeback with a goal and contributed, as a late substitute, to helping his team win and stay top in the title race.

He was part of the 2013–14 Swiss Cup winning team and afterwards signed a new three-year contract until 2017. In the 2014/2015 season he was appointed team-captain.

Al-Gharafa Sports ClubEdit

On 3 August 2015 his transfer to Al-Gharafa Sports Club was announced.[4]

International careerEdit

He was called up to the Tunisian national team to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup at the age of 19.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Tunisia's goal tally first.[5]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 January 2008 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès   Zambia 1–2 1–2 Friendly
2. 8 January 2008 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès   Zambia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3. 4 June 2008 Tamale Stadium, Tamale, Ghana   Cameroon 2–2 2–3 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
4. 8 June 2013 Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia   Botswana 2–1 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5. 19 November 2014 Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia   Egypt 1–1 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6. 22 January 2015 Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyín, Ebebiyín, Equatorial Guinea   Zambia 1–1 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
7. 12 June 2015 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès, Tunisia   Djibouti 1–0 8–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
8. 2–0
9. 3–0
10. 17 November 2015 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès, Tunisia   Mauritania 2–1 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification



Étoile du Sahel
FC Zürich


  • Tunisian Footballer of the Year: 2006


  1. ^ "African Cup of Nations Talent Scout: Yassine Chikhaoui".
  2. ^ "Transfer targets: Five stars to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations".
  3. ^ "Yassine Chikhaoui is Killing it at FC Zurich".
  4. ^ "Chikhaoui leaves for Al-Gharafa". FC Zürich website (in German). 3 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Chikhaoui, Yassine". National Football Teams. Retrieved 14 February 2017.