2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Khalid BOUTAIB

Age
32
Height
190.0 cm
Date of Birth 24 April 1987
International Caps
22
International Goals
10

Khalid Boutaib has enjoyed a fairytale rise to prominence since 2013, when he was still vegetating in the lower reaches of the French football pyramid, trying in vain to negotiate a path to the professional world, while making a living via gardening and selling doughnuts.

The clinical striker subsequently had a remarkable season at third division outfit Luzenac, which led to transfers up the leagues to Gazelec Ajaccio and then Strasbourg, before Turkish Super Lig club Yeni Matalyaspor – as well as Morocco coach Herve Renard – came calling in 2017. Since then, Boutaib has continued to find the net for club and country, establishing himself as the Atlas Lions’ chief attacking option.