- Hatem Trabelsi
Infobox Football biography
playername= Hatem Trabelsi
fullname = Hatem Trabelsi
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1977|1|25
cityofbirth = Ariana
height = height|m=1.80
position = Defender
years = 1997-2001 2001-2006 2006-2007 2007-
clubs = Sfaxien
Ajax AmsterdamManchester City Al-Hilal
caps(goals) = 103 (13) 099 0(2) 020 0(1) 0(0)
nationalyears = 1998-2006
nationalteam = Tunisia
nationalcaps(goals) = 061 0(1)
pcupdate = 21:51, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
ntupdate = 24 December 2006
Hatem Trabelsi ( _ar. حاتم الطرابلسي, ArTranslit|Ḥātem Ṭrabelsī) (born
January 25, 1977in Ariana, Tunisia) is a Tunisian footballer who plays for Al-Hilalas a right-sided defender or midfielder. He has previously played for Sfaxien, Ajax Amsterdam, and Manchester City. He has represented the Tunisian national team in three World Cups, gaining a total of 61 caps before retiring from international football in 2006.
Trabelsi grew up in
Sfax, and started his football career with is home town club Sfaxien, where he initially played as a forward. [cite news | title=Hatem is 'Very Happy to be Here' | work=Manchester City FC Match programme | date= 2006-09-23] An injury crisis at Sfaxien resulted in Trabelsi playing as a stop-gap right-back, leading to him converting to defence and becoming the team's regular right-back. In 2001 Trabelsi moved to Europe, signing for Dutch club Ajax.
During the pre season of 2004, Hatem was given a trial period at
Arsenal FCby Arsene Wenger. Seemingly, Hatem impressed the Gunners and a fee between Ajax and the North London outfit was agreed. With the transfer looking imminent, even Pro Evolution Soccer 4 for gaming consoles included Trabelsi in the Arsenal roster. However, due to personal reasons Trabelsi never fully signed with Arsenal and soon returned home to Ajax.
In 2006 Trabelsi was linked with moves to several English clubs, and joined Manchester City on a free transfer on 10 August. [cite news | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_city/4779143.stm | title=Trabelsi completes Man City move | work=BBC Sport | date=
2006-08-10] Injury and work permit problems [cite news| url=http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=411323&plid=10367&clid=43&cpid=8
title=Delays Scupper Trabelsi Debut | work=Sky Sports | date=
2006-08-21] prevented him from making his debut until a month into the season, a substitute appearance against Reading on 11 September.cite web | title=27 Hatem Trabelsi| work=ESPN Soccernet | url=http://soccernet.espn.go.com/players/profile?id=10997&cc=5739| accessdate=December 24| accessyear=2006 ]
As of December 2006, the majority of Trabelsi's Manchester City appearances have been in a wide midfield role. He scored his first Manchester City goal against Manchester United with a left foot shot to beat
Edwin van der Sar. Manchester City still lost the game 3-1. Trabelsi seemingly lost his starting right-back places to Micah Richardsand Nedum Onuoha. Trabelsi didn't play a game after City's 1-0 win at Newcastle Unitedin March, and he was released at the end of the season.
In 2007, he was linked to several clubs after his release, but deals to
Le Mans UC72in France and the Italian side SS Laziodid not materialize. He instead signed for Al-Hilalof Saudi Arabiaon November 3 2007.
Trabelsi made his international debut in May 1998, shortly before the 1998 World Cup. [cite web | title=Hatem Trabelsi| work=fifaworldcup.com | url=http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/c/player/170770_TRABELSI_Hatem.html| accessdate=December 24| accessyear=2006 ] He also played in all of Tunisia's matches in the
2002 FIFA World Cupand 2006 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 2004 African Nations Cup, which Tunisia won. Following Tunisia's elimination from the 2006 World Cup after a 1-0 defeat to Ukraine, Trabelsi announced his retirement from international football at the age of 29, with 61 caps and one goal.cite news | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2006/teams/tunisia/5113430.stm | title=Trabelsi quits Tunisia | work=BBC Sport | date= 2006-06-24]
tyle of play
As a former winger, Trabelsi is very attack-minded for a full-back. He has a higher profile than most Tunisian internationals, and was described as Tunisia's star player in the run-up to the 2006 World Cup, [cite web | title=6 Hatem Trabelsi| work=fifaworldcup.com | url=http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/player/170770_TRABELSI_Hatem.html| accessdate=December 24| accessyear=2006 ] [cite web | title=Tunisia team guide| work=BBC Sport | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2006/teams/tunisia/4369104.stm| accessdate=December 24| accessyear=2006 ] albeit in a team which was not highly regarded. His strongest attributes are generally regarded to be his pace and his agility, though critics have sometimed questioned his commitment.
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