Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
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Aymen Mathlouthi was born on 14 September, 1984. He is a Tunisian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Saudi club Al-Batin and captains Tunisian national team.
Regarded by pundits as the best goalkeeper in Tunisia and one of the best in Africa of all-time, he is famous for controlling the ball with his feet and dribbling inside the penalty area. Mathlouthi won the 2011 African Nations Championship held in Sudan. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) chose him as the best goalkeeper in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations held in Equatorial Guinea so he was in the CAF Team of the Tournament.
He is known for his impressive performance during the 2007 CAF Champions League by holding many clean sheets during this competition despite being 23 years old.
From his earliest years, Aymen joined the team’s training center in his hometown (Djebel Lahmar in El Omrane), at the “Jeunesse Sportive d’El Omrane”, where he trained as a goalkeeper.
Mathlouthi received his first call-up with the Tunisia national football team for the first time to replace Adel Nefzi to play the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification (Tunisia 3–0 Seychelles on 23 March 2007). Since then, he is playing constantly. He participated in all the editions of Africa Cup of Nations since 2010 and 2011 African Nations Championship.
In May 2018 he was named in Tunisia’s preliminary 29-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He was selected in the final 23.