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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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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 07:15:00 -0700

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Mon, 04 May 2015 13:37:30 -0700

Avec ce club, Noureddine Naybet remporte trois titres de champion du Maroc et une coupe de la Ligue des Champions de la CAF en 1992, avant d'entamer une brillante carrière internationale qui le mènera au FC Nantes, au Sporting Portugal, au Deportivo ...
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:13:11 -0700

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:03:58 -0800

Mundial de Clubes | Bienvenida a los blancos. Naybet: “El Madrid se sentirá en Marruecos como en casa”. Noureddine Naybet es todo un ídolo en Marruecos. De 1996 a 2004 jugó en el Deportivo, donde ganó una Liga, una Copa (la del Centenariazo) y dos ...

Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report
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 ...

ESPN FC (blog)

ESPN FC (blog)
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 ...


Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:58:20 -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, 24 Jan 2015 01:00:00 -0800

He would be followed, in no particular order, by Lucas Radebe (South Africa), Noureddine Naybet (Morocco), Taribo West (Nigeria), Rigobert Song (Cameroon) and Kolo Toure, who is still going strong for Ivory Coast and performed well in their opening ...

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