Ahmed Faras

Ahmed Faras
Personal information
Full name Ahmed Faras
Date of birth (1946-12-07) 7 December 1946
Place of birth Mohammedia, Morocco
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1982 Chabab Mohammédia (231)
National team
1965–1979 Morocco (42)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ahmed Faras (Arabic: أحمد فرس) (born 7 December 1946 in Mohammedia) is a former Moroccan striker. He was named African Footballer of the Year in 1975, and spent all of his playing career with his native Chabab Mohammédia.


Faras was a member of Morocco national football team from 1965 to 1979, wearing captain's armband for eight consecutive years, starting from 1971. On international level, Ahmed Faras took part in the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico[1] and 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich,[2] before leading his team the African Cup of Nations success in 1976.

Faras scored a total of 42 goals for his national side. He won the Moroccan League in 1981 and finished as the league's top-scorer in 1969 and 1973. The legendary Moroccan forward retired in 1982, after spending a total of 17 years with the club.

In 2006, Faras was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African football players of the last 50 years.[3]


  1. Ahmed FarasFIFA competition record
  2. "Ahmed Faras Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  3. "Meilleur joueur des 50 dernières années 14 Marocains en lice" (in French). Le Matin. 13 October 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-28.

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