Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Nabil Maâloul is a Tunisian football coach and former footballer who played as a midfielder. He was capped 74 times for his country, and participated in 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. He was born on July 25, 1962 in Tunis, Tunisia.
Maâloul began playing football at the age of 6 following the example of his father. At the age of 18, he drpped his studies and began his professional career at the ES Tunis. Maaloul started playing for the Tunisian National team in 1985, collecting 74 appearances in 10 years and scored 11 goals. He participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
Nabil spent most of his playing career with his home club, ES Tunis and won it a historic treble as a coach in 2011 (League, Cup and CAF Champions League). He also was with CA Bizertin during the return phase of the 1994-1995 season and then Club Africain between 1995 and 1996, marking the end of his career, due to a disagreement with the president of the club Slim Chiboub, who refused to sign a contract with him again after a short period in Saudi Arabia.
In December 2010, he took command of Espérance de Tunis, following the dismissal of Maher Kanzari, and won with it a historic treble in 2011 (League, Cup and CAF Champions League). On 14 February 2013, he officially became the coach of the Tunisia. On 23 March, he coached his first match with Sierra Leone and Tunisia wins by the score of (2-1). On 7 September, after a home defeat (0-2) with Cape Verde that eliminates Tunisia from qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, Maâloul announced his resignation.
On 20 January 2014, he became the coach of the Qatari team El Jaish SC, and won 2014 Qatar Crown Prince Cup on 26 April 2014, he agreed with them to leave in favor of the Kuwait Football Association.
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On 20 December 2014, he became the coach of Kuwait, and coached them in 2015 AFC Asian Cup and the Second Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification before that FIFA suspend Kuwait Football Association on 16 October 2015.
On 27 April 2017, Maâloul again became the coach of Tunisia and succeeded in bringing his team back to the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the first time since 2006 thereby becoming the second Tunisian coach to qualify for the World Cup after Abdelmajid Chetali in 1978.