Youssef Msakni, a Tunisian professional football player on loan from Al-Duhail and the Tunisia national team, plays as a winger or forward for Qatar Stars League club Al Arabi. He was born on October 28, 1990.
Over the course of more than 80 games, Msakni has scored 17 goals for Tunisia.
Youssef Msakni Bio/Wiki
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Msakni is the younger brother of fellow international Iheb from Tunisia and the son of Mondher Msakni, a former player for Stade Tunisien. Msakni wed Amira Jaziri, a Tunisian actress and model, on July 4, 2017.
Msakni transferred to Espérance Sportive de Tunis in July 2008 after spending his formative years at Stade Tunisien.
On July 26, 2009, the first day of the 2009–10 season, he took the field for ES Tunis for the first time against Olympique Béja. He replaced Henri Bienvenu Ntsama on the pitch in the 79th minute of action. Msakni scored his first league goal in his third game against AS Kasserine two weeks later, on August 8, in the 54th minute of play, to help his team win 4-0.
He finished second in the competition with five goals, only behind Wydad Casablanca striker Fabrice Ondama, who finished with six goals and went on to win the CAF Champions League on November 12, 2011.
He won the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 for a fourth time on September 30, 2012, and was named the top goal scorer in the national football tournament with 17 goals. Msakni was ranked as the 48th greatest football player worldwide for the 2012 season by Goal.com, largely due to the accomplishments made while representing his club or the country.
He was pursued by a number of French teams during the transfer window, including Paris Saint-Germain, Lille OSC, AS Monaco, and FC Lorient. However, on July 3, 2012, the attacking midfielder agreed to a four-year contract with Lekhwiya SC of the Qatari Stars League. He eventually joined the team on January 1, 2013.
Lekhwiya and Al Duhail
Msakni signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Lekhwiya SC in Qatar on January 1 for a transfer fee of 23 million dinars (€11.5 million), which is the highest price ever paid for an African player.
On February 10, he scored his first goal in the 28th minute, helping his club defeat Al-Wakrah SC 4-0. On February 26, a free-kick by Msakni in the 33rd minute of the AFC Champions League helped his team win 2-1. Four English teams allegedly wanted Msakni in March 2013: Newcastle United, Arsenal, Everton, and Tottenham.
The Qatari club’s executives were compelled by the rising level of interest to reconsider the player’s release clause by raising his asking price. He scored his team’s third goal in a 3-2 victory over Al Sadd on May 4 to win the 2013 Qatar Crown Prince Cup.
A difficult start to the 2013–14 campaign saw him score seven goals in twelve league games, and the Qatari media speculated that he may leave for Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk.
On February 8, 2014, Msakni and his teammates faced off against the Bahraini club Hidd SCC in the second round of the 2014 AFC Champions League. They won the match 2-1, with the Tunisian striker providing the game-winning assist. Two of his Tunisian teammates, Issam Jemâ and Chadi Hammami, played for Kuwaiti side Kuwait SC in the third preliminary round of the same competition a week later. Msakni had two assists in addition to one goal.
He had offers from Olympique de Marseille and La Liga teams after the team changed its name from Lekhwiya to Al Duhail, but he opted to remain in Qatar and play in Europe after the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Msakni was reportedly declared out for six months due to a knee injury on April 8, 2018, and will therefore miss this summer’s World Cup in Russia . In December 2018, Msakni was said to be on the verge of joining Brighton & Hove Albion of the Premier League. In January 2019, he signed a loan deal with K.A.S. Eupen of Belgium’s First Division A.
He was given his first call-up to the Tunisian national team by manager Faouzi Benzarti on December 14th, 2009, for a friendly matchup against Gambia in advance of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. at Stade El Menzah on January 9, 2010. He took the pitch after Oussama Darragi’s injury in the 35th minute.
He scored one goal in this campaign, again against Angola, although this time in the group stage, as Tunisia defeated Angola 3-0 to win the CHAN on February 25, 2011. Msakni scored a hat-trick against Guinea on October 7, 2017, in a World Cup qualifying match.
Msakni, who was only 19 years old when he made his debut, was a member of the Benzarti squad. In the opening game, against Zambia, he made a pivotal pass that sent up Zouheir Dhaouadi for the equalizer. He participated in the game against Gabon and was replaced by Chaouki Ben Saada in the 67th minute. He did not, however, take part in Cameroon’s squad being eliminated.
He scored in the 75th minute of the opening game against Morocco by dribbling past two opponents one after the other before launching a cross to the right that gave Tunisia a 2-1 victory. He scored Tunisia’s first goal in the second game against Niger in the fourth minute of play, giving them a 2-1 lead and securing their place in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
Tunisia struggled in the third game against Gabon and fell 0-1 in the contest. Tunisia and Ghana were playing in the quarterfinals when Tunisia was eliminated from the competition.
Msakni was a member of the group in South Africa after a challenging qualifying at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations versus Sierra Leone. He scored in the 90th minute of Tunisia’s 1-0 victory against Algeria on January 22 in the first Group D encounter by reversing a 25-meter rolling shot that had been saved by Ras M’Bolhi.
He was chosen as the game’s man of the match and was credited with scoring the most exquisite goal in the tournament. Msakni and his teammates once more fell to the Ivory Coast 0-3 in the second game. Tunisia finished third in Group D after drawing 1-1 with Togo in the final match of the group stage.
Msakni competed in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. He replaced Wahbi Khazri in the 82nd minute of the opening match against Cape Verde. He participated in every minute of his team’s 2-1 victory over Zambia.
When Equatorial Guinea faced the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the quarterfinals, he came in as a replacement in the 104th minute of extra time, taking the place of Mohamed Ali Yacoubi. Tunisia suffered a 1-2 defeat.
Msakni’s goal against Togo at Monastir was crucial in helping his team earn a spot in the competition. He was also a standout performer during the group stage, providing an assist in the team’s 2-1 victory over Algeria in the 50th minute and scoring in the team’s 4-2 victory over Zimbabwe in the 22nd. Tunisia lost 0–2 against Burkina Faso in the quarterfinal round and was eliminated.
Youssef Msakni Awards
- Kirin Cup: 2022
- FIFA Arab Cup runner-up: 2021
- Africa Cup of Nations fourth place: 2019
- Qatar Stars League: Best player 2017-2018
Youssef Msakni Net Worth
The range of Nader’s net worth or income is thought to be between $3 Million. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of riches.
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Youssef Msakni FIFA 22 Stats
In FIFA 22, Youssef has an overall rating of 71 and his potential is also 71.
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He is currently 33 years old.
He is 179 cm tall.
He plays as a forward.
After his transfer to Al Arabi, his net worth is $3 Million.