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Rafik Zoheir Djebbour


Professional Football Player

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Created: 21st May 2010
Modified: 21st May 2010
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Algeria National Team and AEK Athens
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Biographical Information
Rafik Zoheir Djebbour
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Mar/8/1985
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Algeria

Rafik Zoheir Djebbour born in Grenoble is a French-born Algerian football player currently playing as a striker for AEK Athens in the Greek Super League.

Rafik Djebbour was signed to Auxerre youth academy at the age of 15 in 1998. He was moved to the senior team in 2003 after spending five years in the youth academy. He made his professional debut at the age of 19. In his first season with Auxerre, Djebbour made 17 appearances scoring five times.

His impressive debut season caught the eye of R.A.A. Louviéroise, in his second professional season, he did not live up to his expectations. Even though he made 21 appearances he only managed to score six goals. However, In July 2005, Djebbour signed for Greek outfit Ethnikos Asteras.

In his first season in Greece, he scored 11 goals in 21 from September to January. This earned him a move to Atromitos where he managed six goals until the end of the season.

Djebbour suffered a serious injury in his first season with Atromitos this limited Djebbour to only two appearances without scoring. In January 2006, Djebbour called upon one of the "big three" of Greece (AEK Athens, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos) to acquire his services, however this did not happen and he ended up at Panionios.

His first six months with Panionios, Djebbour scored four goals in the remaining 14 games. He would go on to score 15 goals in 27 appearances. In the summer of 2008, AEK Athens expressed there interest in signing Djebbour. He completed his move to the "Dikefalos-Aetos" on 1 July 2008.

In 2008, Djebbour transferred to AEK for €3.2 million. Djebbour's first season with AEK was a mixture of highs and lows. Other than being played out of position as a winger, Djebbour got into a fight with fellow teammate Nacho Scocco in a training ground bust up. For months they both would not congratulate each other after one of them scored a goal, however their relationship got better as time went on. Djebbour scored his first goal for AEK in the 93rd minute in the home game versus Asteras Tripolis to give to his club the three points, after fellow teammate Daniel Majstorovic had scored in the first of injury time to level the score. Djebbour scored his second important goal in the crucial game versus PAOK to make the score 1–0 to AEK. AEK went on to win the game and Djebbour was selected as man of the match. In his first full season Djebbour scored seven league goals in 27 league appearances.

On 30 September 2009 it was reported that Djebbour had a disagreement with AEK coach Dusan Bajevic after taking a holiday without permission, and was no longer wanted by the Greek outfit. Rafik has been training with Celtic.

On October 20, 2009 Sky Sports revealed Djebbour was training/having a trial with Blackburn Rovers in an attempt to win a contract.

After 3 mouths of absence Rafik Djebbour will return to AEK, after not being able to find a club[3]. He came back to score crucial goals for the club in there come back to the top 5. He scored two goals in the Greek league playoff. One off a penalty against Olympiakos and a biycle kick against Aris.

On the 12th of December 2009, Sky Sports News confirmed reports that Rafik Djebbour had been offered on loan to VfL Bochum, where fellow international team mate Antar Yahia plays his football.

Djebbour received his first call up to the senior Algeria national team in October 2006. He has been called up to represent Algeria during there qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and on 6 June scored the third goal in the 3–1 home won over Egypt, the goal marked his first of the third round of the qualifying campaign.

Source: Wikipedia

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