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Noureddine Naybet
Personal information
Full name Noureddine Naybet
Arabic: نور الدين نبيت
Date of birth (1970-02-10) 10 February 1970 (age 45)
Place of birth Casablanca, Morocco
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Wydad Casablanca 75 (4)
1993–1994 Nantes 34 (1)
1994–1996 Sporting CP 54 (5)
1996–2004 Deportivo La Coruña 211 (11)
2004–2006 Tottenham Hotspur 30 (1)
Total 404 (22)
National team
1990–2006 Morocco 115 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Noureddine Naybet (Arabic: نور الدين نيبت‎; born 10 February 1970 in Casablanca) is a retired Moroccan international football player and captain. His position was central defender.

Naybet played a record 115 matches for the Morocco national football team from 1990 to 2006. He was selected for the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, as well as six Africa Cup of Nations and the 1992 Olympic football.


Naybet spent the longest and most successful period of his career with Deportivo La Coruña in Spain's La Liga, from 1996 to 2004. He won one league title, one Copa del Rey and 2 Spanish Super Cups. Naybet also earned 115 caps for the Moroccan national team, scoring four goals.

In August 1999, Naybet agreed to a move to Treble-holders Manchester United.[citation needed] However, the Red Devils were worried about his injured knee and United subsequently signed Mikaël Silvestre instead.

He did eventually make a move to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur on 11 August 2004, aged 34. The transfer was for two seasons, for a fee estimated by Spanish sources at around €1 million.[1]

Although an important member of the Tottenham first team in the 2004–05 season, he was a reserve player under new manager Martin Jol, making only three league appearances in the 2005–06 season. His sole goal for the club came against rivals Arsenal, in a 5–4 defeat at White Hart Lane.[2]

In January 2006, Naybet appeared for Morocco in the African Cup of Nations for the last time as he announced his retirement from international football afterwards.

He was released from Tottenham Hotspur on 27 May 2006[3] and in August 2007, became assistant to Henri Michel at the Morocco national team.[4]


  1. ^ "Depo's Naybet is set to join Spurs". CNN. 11 August 2004. 
  2. ^ "Tottenham 4–5 Arsenal". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 13 November 2004. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Depo's Naybet is set to join Spurs". CNN. 11 August 2004. 
  4. ^ http://www.maghrebmagazine.nl/2007/08/20/naybet-assistent-bondscoach-henri-michel/

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:14:08 -0700

What followed was built around youth, but not at the complete expense of pre-existing or newly recruited experience (notably provided by Noureddine Naybet and Edgar Davids). Michael Steele/Getty Images. Spurs could soon be seeing the back of players ...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:17:14 -0700

Others with 100 caps plus are Noureddine Naybet, Abdel-Zaher El-Saqua, Wael Gomaa, Ahmed El-Kass, Aaron Mokoena, Joseph Musonda, Radhi Jaidi, Ahmed Fathi, Nader El-Sayed, Didier Drogba, Elijah Tana and former Nigerian captain, Joseph Yobo.


Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:15:00 -0700

Avec 212 matchs en Liga, Mehdi Lacen a dépassé Noureddine Naybet au nombre de rencontres disputées dans l'élite espagnole. Le milieu de terrain international algérien de Getafe est le 5eme Africain à ce classement, série en cours.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:43:37 -0700

Lacen qui a participé à la défaite de son équipe 0-2 devant l'Atletico Madrid a disputé son 212è match en Liga. De quoi dépasser Noureddine Naybet. L'ancien défenseur marocain a notamment évolué à 211 reprises sous le maillot du Deportivo la Corogne.
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:25:00 -0700

Le premier a inscrit son 11e but de la saison (améliorant ses stats de la saison dernière) alors que le second a battu le record du plus grand nombre de matches joués en Liga par un joueur Maghrébin, détenu jusqu'ici par le Marocain Noureddine Naybet.

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:53:39 -0700

"I loved watching Juan Carlos Valeron, Djalminha, Fran, Diego Tristan, Noureddine Naybet, Manuel Pablo, Enrique Romero and co." One of the things which has been a little forgotten, I think, is that beyond simply humbling the greats of Europe, that ...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:04:50 -0800

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