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Youssef El-Arabi
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El-Arabi with Caen in 2010
Personal information
Full name Youssef El-Arabi
Date of birth (1987-02-03) 3 February 1987 (age 35)
Place of birth Caen, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Olympiacos
Number 11
Youth career
2001–2002 Caen
2002–2004 SC Hérouville Football
2004–2007 USON Mondeville
2007–2009 Caen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Caen 75 (28)
2011–2012 Al-Hilal 21 (12)
2012–2016 Granada 130 (44)
2016–2019 Al-Duhail 59 (76)
2019– Olympiacos 113 (60)
National team
2010– Morocco 46 (16)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:00, 13 November 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 30 March 2021

Youssef El-Arabi (Arabic: يوسف العربي; born 3 February 1987) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Greek Super League club Olympiacos and the Morocco national team.[1]

He began his career with hometown club Caen in Ligue 1, making his debut in 2008. After a season in Saudi Arabia with Al Hilal he signed for La Liga club Granada for a club record €5 million in 2012. He scored 45 goals in 134 official games before leaving for Al-Duhail in 2016. In three years in the Qatar Stars League, he was top scorer twice, and totalled 102 goals in 89 games across all competitions before returning to Europe with Olympiacos.

Born in France, El-Arabi chose to represent Morocco at international level, making his debut in 2010. He represented them at three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

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Super League Greece

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Olympiacos F.C.

Olympiacos F.C.

Olympiacos Club of Fans of Piraeus, known simply as Olympiacos or Olympiacos Piraeus, is a Greek professional football club based in Piraeus, Attica. Part of the major multi-sport club Olympiacos CFP, their name was inspired from the ancient Olympic Games and along with the club's emblem, the laurel-crowned Olympic athlete, symbolize the Olympic ideals of ancient Greece. Their home ground is the Karaiskakis Stadium, a 32,115-capacity stadium in Piraeus.

Morocco national football team

Morocco national football team

The Morocco national football team, nicknamed "the Atlas Lions", represents Morocco in men's international football competitions. It is controlled by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, also known as FRMF. The team's colours are red and green. The team is a member of both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Ligue 1

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La Liga

La Liga

The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, commonly known simply as Primera División in Spain, and as La Liga in English-speaking countries and officially as LaLiga Santander for sponsorship reasons, stylized as LaLiga, is the men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system. Administered by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional, it is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest-placed teams at the end of each season being relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top two teams and a play-off winner in that division.

Granada CF

Granada CF

Granada Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., known simply as Granada, is a Spanish football club based in the city of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, that plays in the Segunda División, after being relegated from La Liga in the 2021–22 season. Its main shareholder is the Chinese company Desport, and its president Jiang Lizhang. The club was founded in 1931 with the name of Club Recreativo Granada, and plays its home matches at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes.

Al-Duhail SC

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Africa Cup of Nations

Africa Cup of Nations

The Africa Cup of Nations referred to as AFCON, and sometimes as African Cup of Nations, is the main international men's association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been held every two years, switching to odd-numbered years in 2013.

Club career

Caen/Al-Hilal

On 20 December 2008, El-Arabi made his debut for Caen, coming on as a substitute in the 76th minute against Lyon in Ligue 1. He played 2 more games that season (coming on in both as a substitute), and scored no goals (2008–09). The following season (2009–10) saw El-Arabi score 11 goals in 34 games (he came on in 11 of these games as a substitute) for Caen, as well as claiming eight assists, in Ligue 2. This season (2010–11) has seen El-Arabi score 17 goals in 38 games for Caen, as well as claiming five assists, in Ligue 1. After rejecting bids from Sevilla FC and Genoa C.F.C, he eventually signed for Al-Hilal FC in July 2011 on a four-year contract.

Granada

On 19 July 2012, El-Arabi returned to Europe, signing a five-year contract for La Liga club Granada for a club record €5 million fee.[2] He made his debut on 20 August, starting as the season began with a 1–0 loss at Rayo Vallecano. His first goal was scored on 7 October, a penalty to open a 2–1 win at Mallorca,[3] and his total of eight goals in 31 games helped his side avoid relegation.

He scored 12 times in his second season at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, including his first La Liga hat-trick, all three goals in a 3–1 win over rivals Málaga on 8 November 2013.[4] At the end of the season, he was nominated for the Best African player at the LFP Awards, losing out to teammate Yacine Brahimi.[5]

On 4 October 2014, El-Arabi scored in the first minute against Málaga, albeit in a 2–1 away loss.[6] He put the side ahead with a penalty at Levante the following 23 February but was later sent off for scrapping with Iván Ramis in a loss by the same score.[7] Granada avoided relegation on goal difference.

In his final season at Granada, El-Arabi scored 17 times in 38 games, including a hat-trick in a 5–1 win over Levante on 21 April 2016.[8]

Al-Duhail

On 18 July 2016, El-Arabi signed for Lekhwiya SC of the Qatar Stars League.[9] He made his debut on 17 September, scoring the opening goal of a 4–0 home win over Muaither. His 24 goals in 18 games made him joint top scorer for the season alongside Al Sadd's Baghdad Bounedjah, while Lekhwiya won the title.

On 11 December 2017, El-Arabi scored six goals in one match for the renamed Al-Duhail in an 8–0 QSL Cup group stage win at Al-Khor.[10] His team retained their league title, and he was again top scorer, with 26 goals in 20 games, one more than his teammate Youssef Msakni.[11]

Olympiacos

On 6 July 2019, El-Arabi signed a three-year contract with Greek side Olympiacos, returning to Europe after three years in Qatar.[12] He made his Super League Greece debut on 24 August, scoring the only goal of a home win over Asteras Tripoli through a 7th-minute penalty.[13] Three days later, he scored both goals of a 2–1 win at FC Krasnodar in a Champions League play-off second leg match, putting the Piraeus-based team through 6–1 on aggregate.[14]

El-Arabi scored his first Champions League goal on 22 October 2019 in a 2–3 loss against Bayern Munich.[15] On 11 December 2019, El Arabi scored the only goal with a late penalty against Red Star Belgrade in their final Champions League Group B game, to book a place in the Europa League at the expense of the Serbians.[16][17] The following 12 January 2020, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–0 away win over Lamia.[18]

On 27 February 2020, Olympiacos played their second leg of the Round of 32 at the Emirates Stadium, and El-Arabi scored a goal at the 119th minute of extra time to knock Arsenal out of the UEFA Europa League on away goals.[19] He scored on 28 June as they won 2–1 at AEK to secure a 45th league title, the first in three years.[20]

In 2020–21, El-Arabi was top scorer with 22 goals as Olympiacos retained the title.[21] On 4 November 2021, in a 2–1 Europa League loss UEFA Europa League to Eintracht Frankfurt, he surpassed Predrag Đorđević and Kostas Mitroglou as the club's top European scorer with 16 goals, doing so in 33 games.[22] On 15 December, he scored a hat trick in a 3–0 home win against Atromitos F.C. to reach 50 goals in 81 league appearances; his fourth hat-trick put him equal with Giovanni, having done so in fewer games than the Brazilian's 111.[23][24]

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Olympique Lyonnais

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Sevilla FC

Sevilla FC

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La Liga

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Granada CF

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Rayo Vallecano

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RCD Mallorca

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Málaga CF

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Yacine Brahimi

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Levante UD

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Iván Ramis

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International career

On 5 September 2010, El-Arabi made his debut for the Morocco national football team, coming on as a substitute in the 65th minute for Mounir El-Hamdaoui against the Central African Republic. He followed this up with games against Tanzania and Northern Ireland, coming on as a substitute in both games.

Manager Eric Gerets named El-Arabi among the 23 players for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, where he started and played as a substitute for one game each of a group-stage exit.[25] On 13 October that year, he scored and provided an assist in a 4–0 home win over Mozambique as the Atlas Lions overturned a first-leg deficit to reach the 2013 edition;[26] in another group exit in South Africa, he scored the equaliser in a draw with Cape Verde.[27]

On 29 March 2016, El-Arabi scored both goals in a 2–0 win over the same opponents at the Stade de Marrakech to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.[28] Hervé Renard called him up for the finals in Gabon, where he made only an 11-minute substitute appearance in a run to the quarter-finals.[29] He was a noted omission from the French manager's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[30]

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Central African Republic national football team

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Northern Ireland national football team

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Mozambique national football team

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2013 Africa Cup of Nations

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Cape Verde national football team

Cape Verde national football team

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Stade de Marrakech

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2017 Africa Cup of Nations

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Hervé Renard

Hervé Renard

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2018 FIFA World Cup

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Personal life

In June 2017, El-Arabi and his three brothers were attacked with glass bottles by two teenage boys while dining outside in Montpellier, and attacked the boys in retaliation.

In May 2021, while he was working in Greece, a French court sentenced him to three years in prison of which two suspended. He was also fined €3,000 and he and his brothers were made to pay a total of €13,400 in compensation to the boys.[31][32]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 9 November 2022[33]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Caen 2008–09 Ligue 1 3 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10 Ligue 2 34 11 9 0 43 11
2010–11 Ligue 1 38 17 10 0 48 17
Total 75 28 10 0 85 28
Al-Hilal 2011–12 Saudi Professional League 21 12 5 0 6[a] 4 32 16
Total 21 12 5 0 6 4 32 16
Granada 2012–13 La Liga 31 8 1 0 32 8
2013–14 La Liga 36 12 0 0 36 12
2014–15 La Liga 28 8 0 0 28 8
2015–16 La Liga 35 16 3 1 38 17
Total 130 44 4 1 134 45
Al Duhail 2016–17 Qatar Stars League 18 24 0 0 4[a] 3 22 27
2017–18 Qatar Starts League 20 26 3 7 9[a] 9 32 42
2018–19 Qatar Starts League 22 26 6 3 6[a] 4 34 33
Total 60 76 9 10 19 16 88 102
Olympiacos 2019–20 Super League Greece 34 20 4 0 13[b] 7 51 27
2020–21 Super League Greece 33 22 5 2 11[c] 4 49 28
2021–22 Super League Greece 34 16 4 2 13[d] 5 51 23
2022–23 Super League Greece 11 2 0 0 9 2 20 4
Total 112 60 13 4 46 18 170 82
Career total 398 220 41 15 72 38 509 273
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in AFC Champions League
  2. ^ Nine appearances and five goals in UEFA Champions League, four appearances and two goals in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Seven appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, four appearances and three goals in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Three appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, seven appearances and four goals in UEFA Europa League

International

Scores and results list Morocco's goal tally first.[34]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 August 2011 Stade Demba Diop, Dakar, Senegal  Senegal 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 29 February 2012 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco  Burkina Faso 2–0 2–0
3. 13 October 2012  Mozambique 3–0 4–0 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4. 23 January 2013 Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa  Cape Verde 1–1 1–1 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
5. 24 March 2013 Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  Tanzania 3–1 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 8 June 2013 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco 2–0 2–1
7. 7 September 2013 Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast  Ivory Coast 1–0 1–1
8. 5 March 2014 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco  Gabon 1–0 1–1 Friendly
9. 23 May 2014 Estádio de São Luís, Faro, Portugal  Mozambique 2–0 4–0
10. 4–0
11. 5 September 2015 Estádio Nacional 12 de Julho, Sao Tomé, Sao Tomé & Principé  São Tomé and Príncipe 2–0 3–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
12. 12 November 2015 Stade Adrar, Agadir, Morocco  Equatorial Guinea 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
13. 26 March 2016 Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde, Praia, Cape Verde  Cape Verde 1–0 1–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
14. 29 March 2016 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco 1–0 2–0
15. 2–0
16. 9 October 2020 Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco  Senegal 3–0 3–1 Friendly

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2009–10 Ligue 2

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2010–11 Ligue 1

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2011–12 Saudi Professional League

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2012–13 Granada CF season

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2013–14 Granada CF season

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The 2013–14 Granada CF season was the 80th season in club history and the 20th in the top-flight of Spanish football.

2014–15 Granada CF season

2014–15 Granada CF season

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2015–16 Granada CF season

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The 2015–16 season was the 84th season in Granada's history and the 22nd in the top-tier.

Al-Duhail SC

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2016–17 Qatar Stars League

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2017–18 Qatar Stars League

2017–18 Qatar Stars League

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2018–19 Qatar Stars League

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Honours

Caen

Al Hilal

Al Duhail

Olympiacos

Individual

Records

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2009–10 Ligue 2

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2011–12 Saudi Crown Prince Cup

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2016–17 Qatar Stars League

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2017–18 Qatar Stars League

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2018 Emir of Qatar Cup

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2019–20 Super League Greece

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2020–21 Super League Greece

2020–21 Super League Greece

The 2020–21 Super League Greece was the 85th season of the Super League Greece, the top Greek professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1959. Olympiacos were the defending champions.

2021–22 Super League Greece

2021–22 Super League Greece

The 2021–22 Super League Greece, known as Super League 1 Interwetten for sponsorship reasons, was the 86th season of the Super League Greece, the top Greek professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1959. Olympiacos were the defending champions.

2019–20 Greek Football Cup

2019–20 Greek Football Cup

The 2019–20 Greek Football Cup is the 78th season of the Greek Football Cup. A total of 84 clubs are accepted to enter. 14 from the Super League 1, 12 from the Super League 2, 14 from the Football League and 44 previous season local Cup winners. The Second Leg Semi-Final matches and the Final were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece until June.

2020–21 Greek Football Cup

2020–21 Greek Football Cup

The 2020–21 Greek Football Cup was the 79th edition of the Greek Football Cup. It took place with the participation of the 14 clubs from the Super League 1, as there was no competitive action in the lower divisions until early January due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The HFF decided that the Cup would be held with the participation of teams only from the top-flight Super League, which was normally in progress. The winner of the Cup qualified for the next season's Europa Conference League third qualifying round.

AFC Champions League

AFC Champions League

The AFC Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Asian Football Confederation, and contested by Asia's top-division football clubs. It is the most prestigious club competition in Asian football, played by the national league champions of their national associations.

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