Nassim Akrour

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Nassim Akrour
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-07-10) July 10, 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth Courbevoie, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Chambéry
Annecy (U16 coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Olympique Noisy-le-Sec
1997–1999 Sutton United
1999–2000 Woking 51 (19)
2000–2002 FC Istres 74 (32)
2002–2004 Troyes 44 (10)
2004 Le Havre 16 (2)
2004–2010 Grenoble 194 (54)
2010–2013 Istres 101 (28)
2013–2016 Grenoble 85 (40)
2016–2019 Annecy 69 (38)
2020– Chambéry 11 (4)
National team
2001–2004 Algeria 18 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:39, 4 November 2020 (UTC)

Nassim Akrour (Arabic: نسيم أكرور‎; born July 10, 1974) is an Algerian footballer and coach who currently plays for Chambéry and coaches the youth team at Annecy, whom he represented as a player between 2016 and 2019. At international level, he has represented Algeria, earning 18 caps and scoring six goals between 2001 and 2004.

Akrour is the all-time leading scorer of French club Grenoble Foot 38 with 94 league goals.[citation needed]

Club career[edit]

Akrour was born in Courbevoie, France.

On July 15, 2010, Akrour signed a one-year contract, with an option for a second year, with Ligue 2 side FC Istres.

Akrour announced his retirement from playing in July 2019, aged 45, and took up a role as youth coach with Annecy.[1]

In January 2020, he came out of retirement to join Chambéry, scoring on his début for the club in a friendly match.[2] He scored two league goals in six games before the end of the season and remained with the club into his 47th year and the 2020-21 season, continuing to score with some regularity.[3]

International career[edit]

On December 5, 2001, Akrour made his debut for the Algerian national team as a 60th-minute substitute in a 1–1 friendly with Ghana in Algiers.[4]

Akrour was a member of the Algerian 2002 African Nations Cup team, who were eliminated in the first round after finishing last in their group. He played in all three of Algeria's games, starting in one, and scored one goal in the second group game against Liberia.[5]

He was also part of the Algerian 2004 African Nations Cup team, who finished second in their group in the first round of competition before being defeated by Morocco in the quarter-finals.

National team statistics[edit]

[6]

Algeria national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 2 0
2002 7 4
2003 5 2
2004 4 0
Total 18 6

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. January 14, 2002 Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Benin
3 – 0
4 – 0
Friendly match
2. January 25, 2002 Stade 26 mars, Bamako, Mali  Liberia
1 – 1
2 – 2
2002 African Cup of Nations
3. October 11, 2002 Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba, Algeria  Chad
1 – 0
4 – 1
2004 African Cup of Nations (qualification)
4. October 11, 2002 Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba, Algeria  Chad
4 – 1
4 – 1
2004 African Cup of Nations (qualification)
5. March 29, 2003 Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola  Angola
1 – 1
1 – 1
Friendly match
6. November 14, 2003 Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Niger
6 - 0
6 - 0
2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A 45 ans, Nassim Akrour a décidé de raccrocher les crampons" (in French). footamateur.fr. 7 July 2019.
  2. ^ Sport | Nassim Akrour (45 ans) débarque à Chambéry : "Je suis toujours ambitieux"
  3. ^ https://uk.soccerway.com/players/nassim-akrour/39460/
  4. ^ Algérie 1-1 Ghana Archived 2010-06-23 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Libéria 2-2 Algérie Archived 2010-04-05 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Player profile". National-Football-Teams.com.

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