Tariq Chihab

Tariq Chihab
Personal information
Full name Tariq Chihab
Date of birth (1975-11-22) 22 November 1975
Place of birth Kenitra, Morocco
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Sion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2000 SC Chabab Mohammedia - (-)
2000–2004 FC Zürich 99 (8)
2004–2006 Grasshopper Zürich 51 (4)
2006-2007 FC Sion 15 (0)
2007-2009 Neuchâtel Xamax 56 (8)
2009- FC Sion
National team
2002-2005 Morocco 18 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 July 2009.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 July 2006

Tariq Chihab (Arabic: طارق شهاب, born 22 November 1975) is a Moroccan footballer who currently plays for FC Sion and the Morocco national football team.[1]

Club career

After leaving Moroccan club SC Chabab Mohammedia, Chihab began his Swiss career at FC Zürich. Chihab proved proficient across the field for Zürich, playing offensive and defensive midfield, supporting striker and dedicated defender. At the end of his contract, Chihab was contracted by FC Zürich rival Grasshopper Zürich, where he was placed in a more fixed defensive role. Over the 2006 summer break, Chihab transferred to FC Sion and back into the role of midfielder. In the 2007 summer he signed a one-year contract with Neuchâtel Xamax

National team

His appearances for Morocco include the 2004 African Cup of Nations, friendly matches in 2002 and 2004, and 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Malawi.


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