Tarik Elyounoussi

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Tarik Elyounoussi
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Tarik Elyounoussi (2018)
birthday February 23, 1988
place of birth Al HoceïmaMorocco
size 172 cm
position Storm
Years station
2000-2002 Nylon end
2003-2005 Trovik
2005-2006 Fredrikstad FK
Years station Games (goals) 1
2006-2008 Fredrikstad FK 59 (20)
2008-2011 SC Heerenveen 31 0(2)
2010 →  Lilleström SK  (loan) 14 0(4)
2011–2012 Fredrikstad FK 44 (20)
2012-2013 Rosenborg Trondheim 24 0(6)
2013-2016 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 52 0(4)
2016-2018 Olympiacos Piraeus 23 0(4)
2017-2018 →  Qarabağ Agdam  (loan) 4 0(0)
2018-2019 AIK Solna 53 (19)
2020– Shonan Bellmare 0 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2004 Norway U-17 1 0(2)
2005-2006 Norway U18 4 0(2)
2006-2007 Norway U-19 5 0(0)
2006-2010 Norway U-21 31 0(7)
2008– Norway 44 0(9)
1 Only league games are given.
As of January 1, 2020

2 As of February 5, 2018

Tarik Elyounoussi (born February 23, 1988 in Al Hoceïma , Morocco ) is a Norwegian football player .

Club career

Elyounoussi in the jersey of SC Heerenveen (2009)

Fredrikstad FK

Elyounoussi began his professional football career at Fredrikstad FK . He started with the juniors, but made his professional debut at the age of 17, losing 2-1 to Start Kristiansand . In the same season he came to two more missions, for the next he was permanently ordered into the first team squad. In the following three seasons, Elyounoussi matured into one of the stars of the team and scored 20 goals in another 56 games.

SC Heerenveen

This way, more prominent teams became aware of the Norwegian, who turned his back on his old club in July 2008 and moved to SC Heerenveen in the Netherlands for 3.7 million euros . The transfer fee of almost four million euros is a record for Fredrikstad's standards that is still valid today. In his first season Elyounoussi was in the squad for almost every game, but he did not get beyond the status of reservist, he made it into the starting line-up of his new club on only seven of 34 match days. This season he scored only two goals, which meant a step backwards for him compared to previous seasons in Norway.

Because of this, the club decided in the winter break of the following season 2009/10 to lend Elyounoussi. With the Lillestrøm SK a buyer was found, so he returned for several months to Norway. Back in the Tippeligaen , he made it back to the regular player and scored four goals in 14 games.

In the following season he was again under contract with SC Heerenveen, but only had a good hour of playing time in the entire 2010/11 series, so he left the club again, this time on a purchase basis.

Fredrikstad FK

The buyer was his old club Fredrikstad FK, where he made 31 competitive appearances in 2011, including the cup, in which he scored 13 goals. He was only halfway through the 2012 season at Fredrikstad before the club sold him again. The transfer fee of 1.1 million euros was not as high as in 2008, but still made the transfer a lucrative business.

Rosenborg Trondheim

From August 2012 to June 2013 Elyounoussi went hunting for goals for Rosenborg Trondheim . He scored six goals in 23 league games.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

For the 2013/14 season , Elyounoussi moved to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim . He signed a contract until June 30, 2017. On August 23, 2014, he scored his first Bundesliga goal in the home game against FC Augsburg to make it 2-0.

National team

Tarik Elyounoussi played a total of 25 times for Norway's U-21 team. However , he missed qualifying for EM 2009 .

Elyounoussi is an active player in the Norwegian senior team . He made his debut on May 28, 2008 in a 2-2 draw against Uruguay , when he immediately scored his first goal to make it 1-1. Most recently, he failed with Norway in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup . His last goal to date was on October 13, 2014 in qualifying for the 2016 European Football Championship against Bulgaria . With nine goals he is currently Norway's best current male national player.

Private life

His younger cousin Mohamed Elyounoussi is also a professional footballer.


Web links

Commons : Tarik Elyounoussi  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Transfer records from Fredrikstad FC, Transfermarkt.de
  2. TSG sign Norway's national player Tarik Elyounoussi. Eighteen99 Academy . June 17, 2013, accessed August 26, 2016.
  3. Norway 2-2 Uruguay
  4. Mohamed Elyounoussi. A gifted person arrives. Day of the week . July 20, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  5. SL-News: Basel gets Mohamed Elyounoussi. SRF . July 6, 2016, accessed August 26, 2016.