Younes Kaboul

Soccer Player

Younes Kaboul was born in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France on January 4th, 1986 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 38, Younes Kaboul biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 4, 1986
Place of Birth
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
38 years old
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Association Football Player
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Younes Kaboul Life

Younès Kaboul (born January 1981) is a French former footballer who played as a center back for Auxerre, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Sunderland, and Watford.

In 2011, France's Kaboul played for the under-21s and went on to play five matches and scored once for the Franch national team. In 2004, he began working with Auxerre.

He spent eleven years in England's Premier League after an estimated £8 million move to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007.

In 2008, he won the League Cup with Tottenham Hotspur.

Personal life

Kaboul has three sisters, with him being the only boy and the youngest in the family. "My dad used to compel me to play football," he said. He played and I was into tennis, and I was into tennis. I had a choice between the two teams but tennis was too costly, so I stopped."

Kaboul is a Muslim. In addition to speaking French, he also speaks in English. Kaboul had been involved in protesting bigotry in English football during his time at Tottenham Hotspur.


Younes Kaboul Career

Club career

Kaboul, born in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, Haute-Savoie, France, began his work at Bellegarde, Concordia, and Plastics Vallée. He then moved to Auxerre, where the player's professional career began.

Kaboul appeared as an unused substitute against PSV in the second leg of the UEFA Cup on March 25, 2004, resulting in the club's withdrawal from the tournament. In a 2–1 victory over Toulouse on October 3rd, he broke into the first squad of the 2004–05 season and made his debut for Auxerre. In a 0–0 loss to Grazer AK three weeks later, Kaboul made his European debut in a 0–0 victory on October 21. Kaboul made 15 appearances in all competitions for Auxerre and helped the team win the Coupe de France in 2005, as well as European football experience in the UEFA Cup. Kaboul's playing time increased in mid-March and he went on to make nine appearances in all sports with his playing time reduced for the majority of the 2005-06 season.

Kaboul started the season off right by playing both legs against Farul Constanța in the third round of the UEFA Intertoto Cup, assisting Auxerre in winning 4–2 on aggregate. Kaboul was a first-team regular for the club, playing centre-back, and was then a center-back. However, he was suspended in a match against Le Mans on November 4, 2006, resulting in a 3–2 loss. Kaboul returned to the first team against Toulouse on Monday, assisting Auxerre in a 1–0 victory after serving a one-match suspension. He then helped the club keep three clean sheets in three matches between 3 March 2007 and March 2007. In a 1–0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on March 11, Kaboul scored his first goal for Auxerre. In a 2–2 draw against Le Mans three weeks later, he scored his second goal for the club against Le Mans on April 1st. Despite being sidelined with injury during the 2006–07 season, the player went on to make 40 appearances and two goals in all competitions. Kaboul was known as the team's "back bone" during his time in Auxerre due to his outstanding tackle skills, strong judgement, and strength. He was also known to have scored a few key goals that secured the club's victories.

Kaboul signed for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on July 5 for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £8 million. He quickly became a fan favorite, revered for his stamina and brutality on the field. In a 1–0 loss to Sunderland on the first day of the 2007–08 season, Anthony Gardner made his Premier League debut, starting at center-back. Kaboul sustained a hamstring injury and was suspended in the 18th minute after Tottenham lost 3–1. He returned to the starting lineup against Fulham on September 1st and scored his first goal for the club in a 3–3 draw after missing two games. On his European debut for Tottenham Hotspur, Kaboul scored the first goal in a 6–1 victory over Anorthosis Famagusta. Kaboul scored the equalizer late in stoppage time against Aston Villa on October 1st, taking the team's record back from 4–1 down two weeks later. He has alternated with other defenders in the center-back position since joining Tottenham Hotspur. After the appointment of Juande Ramos, Kaboul committed several mistakes, excluding him from the team on three separate occasions. Tottenham defeated Chelsea 2–1 at Wembley Stadium on February 24, 2008, with Kaboul arriving as a 102nd-minute replacement for Robbie Keane. However, his return was short-lived after he sustained a knee injury and then did not play for the club the remainder of the season. Kaboul chastised Ramos for not giving him a chance to play in the first team in April. In his first season with Tottenham, he made 29 appearances and scored four goals.

Kaboul said he wanted to stay at Tottenham and compete for his spot in the first team ahead of the 2008–09 season. Ramos was keen on selling him, but it came after Ramos was adamant. Kaboul was linked with a move to Juventus, Portsmouth, Hamburg, Aston Villa, Sunderland, and Newcastle United. By June, he had declared his intention to leave the club for the love of his career.

Kaboul signed for Portsmouth on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee that is expected to be around £6 million. As the club lost 4–0, he made his debut in the first game of the season against Chelsea and watched the entire game. Since arriving in Portsmouth, Kaboul has found himself in and out of the starting lineup, fighting for his position at center-back. In a 2–2 draw against Hull City on Friday, he scored the team's first goal. In a 2–2 draw against AC Milan in the UEFA Cup five days later, Kaboul scored his first goal for Portsmouth on November 27. At home against West Bromwich Albion, his first league goal came on April 12, 2009, a left-footed kick into the top corner. Kaboul continued to make 25 appearances and score two goals in all leagues despite being injured throughout the 2008-09 season.

Kaboul continued to develop himself in the first squad, playing right-back and center-back from right-back. In a 4–1 loss to Arsenal on August 22, he scored from a header. Between the 24th of October and the 31 October, he helped Portsmouth keep three clean sheets. Kaboul scored on his return after being suspended for a month due to a 1–1 draw on December 12th. In the January transfer window, he was linked to a move away from the club. Kaboul was left out of the Portsmouth team during the transfer rumors. However, he returned to the starting lineup against Sunderland in the fourth round of the FA Cup on January 23, 2010, scoring twice, bringing up a goal for John Utaka, who scored twice, in a 2–1 victory to advance to the next round. Kaboul made his last game for Portsmouth on Sunday, against West Ham United and helping the team earn a point in a 1–1 draw. In total, Kaboul made 50 appearances for Portsmouth, scoring five goals.

Kaboul will be returning to the club for an undisclosed fee, according to Tottenham Hotspur, who revealed it on January 30. Portsmouth will get just £6.5 million as a result of instalments due to the previous transfer and to a sell-on clause. Kaboul was "much improved" from his first stint with the club, according to Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, who said he was a "late developer." In a 1–0 loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers on February 10, he made his second debut in his second appearance on right-back in a 1–0 loss. Kaboul has been in and out of the starting lineups revolving in defensive midfield, center-back, and right-back since joining Tottenham Hotspur. Kaboul was in the starting lineup against Manchester City at right-back on 5 May 5th and was instrumental in the 1–0 victory for Tottenham Hotspur, whipping in a cross that the City goalkeeper could only reach Peter Crouch's direction. For the first time in the club's history, they secured their fourth position in the 2009–10 Premier League and a spot in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers. In the 2009–10 season, Kaboul made ten appearances in all competitions for Tottenham.

Kaboul made four starts for Tottenham Hotspur during the 2010-11 season, playing at right-back and centre-back. When the team drew 2–2 on September 14, 2010, he made his UEFA Champions League debut against Werder Bremen and watched the entire match. Kaboul sustained a hamstring injury while playing for 3-1 against Wolverham Wanderers on September 18th and was forced to miss halftime, which kept him sidelined for weeks. Kaboul returned to the starting lineup against Everton at center-back on October 23rd, helping Tottenham draw 1-1. In a 3–0 win over Werder Bremen in the Champions League, he was voted the winner in the North London derby against Arsenal, losing 2–0 at halftime. Kaboul sustained a hip injury in the 36th minute during a 2–1 victory over Liverpool on November 28th and was called off as a result. It was announced after the match that he would be out for two weeks after undergoing a scan. Kaboul made his return to the first team against Aston Villa on December 26th and helped the team win 2–1. Aaron Lennon scored in the first minute of a second bookable offence in a 2–0 victory in the following match against Newcastle on December 28th, but he was disqualified in the 65th minute for his second bookable offence. Kaboul suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss three months after serving a three-match suspension. He returned to Stoke City on April 9, 2011, leading Tottenham Hotspur to a 3–2 victory. After this, Kaboul regained his first-team appearance while playing at right-back, finishing in fifth place in the league. In all leagues in the 2010–11 season, he made 24 appearances and scored two goals.

Kaboul was linked to a move to Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the 2011–12 season, but it never materialized. He continued to develop himself in the first squad, playing at centre-back beginning in 2011. In a 5–1 loss against Manchester City on August 28, Kaboul scored his first goal of the season on a header. Kaboul captained Tottenham Hotspur for the first time on September 20th against Stoke City in the third round of the League Cup for the first time, as he played 120 minutes in a 0–0 draw and saw Tottenham lose 7–6 on penalties. Juventus reignited their curiosity in signing Kaboul in November, but the player said he was content to remain at Tottenham Hotspur. Kaboul was dismissed for second bookable offence on Saturday, defeating Stoke 2–1 by a 2–1 loss. In a 4–0 victory over four days later, he captained Tottenham for the second time this season and helped the team keep a clean sheet. After serving a one-match suspension, Kaboul returned to the starting lineup against Norwich City on December 27th and helped Tottenham beat 2–0. Kaboul, on the other hand, sustained a knee injury that caused him to miss two games. When Tottenham lost 5–2, it was not until after he returned to the starting lineup against Arsenal on February 26th and played the entire game. Kaboul regained his first-team position, playing centre-back for the remainder of the 2011–12 season, and helped the team finish in fourth place in the league. In all competitions in the 2011–12 season, he made 41 appearances and scored on goal.

Kaboul made his first appearance of the season in a 2–1 loss to Newcastle United in what turned out to be his first game of the season. He sustained a knee injury that necessitated surgery and was hospitalized for four months. Kaboul was linked with a move to Anzhi Makhachhachhachach, but Tottenham refused to sell him while on the sidelines. He returned on April 8th, 2013 as part of a reserve match against West Ham United Reserves, who had been playing 60 minutes before being discredited in a 1–1 draw. In a 1–0 loss, he made his second appearance against Manchester United Reserves on April 15th, starting a game and playing 48 minutes before being recalled. Kaboul had suffered a thigh injury and was hospitalized for the remainder of the 2012–13 season, according to later.

Kaboul recovered from injury and spent time on the team's pre-season tour ahead of the 2013-14 season. In a 1–0 win over Crystal Palace on August 18, he made his first league appearance in over a year, starting as an 86th-minute substitute. In the UEFA Europa League play-off round, Kaboul played in both legs as captain against Dinamo Tbilisi, who won 8–0 on aggregate. However, he was also out of the starting lineup for the next two months in the club's league matches due to competitions and personal injury issues. Kaboul returned to the starting lineup against Hull on October 30th in the league's last 16 games, ending in a penalty shoot-out after a 2–2 draw and his seventh penalty as the club defeated 8–7 in the shoot-out to advance to the next round. However, Kaboul sustained a hip injury that required him to miss a month. He returned to training in January before returning to the first team against Newcastle on February 12, 2014, which was 4–0 win. Kaboul's recovery was short-lived, however, because he suffered a calf muscle strain that had kept him out of service throughout February. On March 8, he returned to the starting lineup against Chelsea but he was forced to leave in the 59th minute as the team lost 4–0. Tottenham Hotspur also appealed against his suspension after the match. Kaboul regained his first-team position after this as well as being captain for the next six matches. In a 3–1 victory over Fulham on 19 April, he scored his first goal for the club, his first goal in two years. In the 25th minute, Kaboul was sent off for a straight red card as Tottenham defeated West Ham 2–0 on May 3rd. He made 20 appearances and scored one goal in all competitions in the 2013–14 season.

Kaboul was linked with a departure from Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the 2014-15 season, as clubs, such as Beşiktaş, West Ham, and even rivals Arsenal were interested in signing him. In the first four games of the season, he helped the club keep three clean sheets. After predecessor Michael Dawson moved to Hull, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino named Kaboul as Tottenham's permanent team captain on September 15, 2014. He's been playing center-back in the first team since the 2014–15 season. However, Kaboul had been dropped from the first-team squad by Pochettino and the captaincy by mid-November, according to Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane. It came after the club's fansbooed him after losing by 2–1 against Stoke on November 9, 2009. As a result, Kaboul appeared three more times for Tottenham during the season. In the 2014–15 season, he made 15 appearances in all competitions. Following this, local newspaper Tottenham Independent expected Kaboul to leave the club in the summer transfer window.

Kaboul signed for Sunderland on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee on July 16, 2015. He was previously linked to Roma, Beştaş, and West Ham, who all rekindled their interest in signing the player before deciding to Sunderland. On August 8th, Kaboul made his Sunderland debut, defeating Leicester City in the first game of the season. Kaboul was suspended for two bookable offences in his first match as the club's captain on September 19th, a 2–0 loss away to AFC Bournemouth. The Daily Mirror named him "the most ill-disciplined Premier League player ever" after the match. During Dick Advocaat's season as coach and trainer, Kaboul struggled for form and fitness. He was also hurt when he sustained injury that kept him out for three months. Kaboul returned to the first team on March 1, 2016, after being introduced as a 28th-minute replacement for John O'Shea in a 2–2 draw against Crystal Palace. Kaboul was paired with Lamine Koné in the latter stages of the season, with the latter having two clean sheets. Sunderland advanced defensively, culminating in a man of the match win over Everton on May 11th, which earned the club's Premier League survival and left Kaboul in tears during post-match festivities. In the 2015–16 season, he made 23 appearances in all competitions.

In the first game of the season, Kaboul made his only Sunderland appearance of the season, a 2–1 loss to Manchester City. However, he wanted to leave Sunderland for personal reasons, and the club accepted a bid from Watford.

Kaboul joined Watford on a three-year deal for a fee in the region of £4 million. In a 3–1 loss against Arsenal on August 27, he made his debut on August 27th and missed the entire game. However, Kaboul was sidelined throughout September due to a back injury. On October 1, he returned to the team and watched the entire game against Bournemouth in a 2–2 draw. In the next three games, Watford was aided in keeping a clean sheet. Kaboul sustained an injury while losing 1–0 against Stoke on Friday, but was dismissed in the 21st minute. Kaboul will be out for weeks after the match, according to manager Walter Mazzarri. In a 1–0 loss, he returned to the starting lineup against his former club Sunderland on December 17th and played 78 minutes before being dropped. Kaboul scored his first goal for Watford in the last minute of the game, losing 4–1 to his old club Tottenham. Kaboul recovered his first-team role after recovering from injury while playing at center-back. However, he sustained a hamstring strain and was recalled in the 42nd minute during a 1–0 victory over Sunderland on April 1st. He was banned from participating in the remainder of the 2016–17 season. In all competitions in the 2016–17 season, he made 24 appearances and scored one goal.

Kaboul stayed on the sidelines through Watford's pre-season tour, despite an injury. He made his first league appearance in four months in the season's first game, defeating Liverpool in the entirety. However, his recovery was short-lived as he recovered from a muscular injury that kept him sidelined throughout August 2017. Kaboul made his return to the first squad on September 9th, winning over Southampton in a 2-0 win. However, he sustained a hamstring injury during the match and was suspended in the 62nd minute in what was to be his last appearance of his career. Kaboul was then out of commission for the remainder of the year. Despite recovering in January, he was left out of Watford's 25-man Premier League squad and did not play for the club again in the 2017-18 season.

Kaboul was once more left out of the club's 25-man Premier League squad for the 2018-19 season. Javi Gracia, the company's chief, told Kaboul that after being deemed overflow to requirements, he might leave Watford. Kaboul left the club by mutual consent on December 21, 2018, having not played since September 2017. "I am taking a break from the corporate world and considering my options after two years as a free agent," he said. I believe I will get my badges and start teaching next year. However, right now, I am taking some time to learn before taking the next step." Kaboul then retired from professional football.

International career

Kaboul is eligible to play for France and Morocco because he is of Moroccan descent through his parents. Kaboul turned down the opportunity to represent Morocco in October 2010.

For the first time in August 2006, Kaboul was called up to the France under-21 team for the first time. On August 15, he made his Belgium debut against Belgium, losing the whole game in a 1–0 loss. On June 1, 2007, he captained France for the first time against Romania in a 1–1 draw. By the year's end, Kaboul had captained France on four occasions.

Kaboul was called up to the under-21 squad in May 2008 for the first time in six months. He appeared for France twice in the same month. In matches against Malta and Bosnia Bosnia and Herzegovina, he helped France keep clean sheets. In a 1–1 draw against Germany on October 10, he scored his first goal for France. Kaboul continued to make 12 appearances and scoring one for the under-21 team.

Kaboul was called up to the France senior team for the first time on November 15, 2010 after turning down Morocco. Nonetheless, he did not appear as an unused substitute against England two days later. For the second time in May 2011, Kaboul was called up to France for the second time. In a 4–1 friendly win over Ukraine at the Donbass Arena on June 6, he scored on his national team debut on his first day. By the year's end, Kaboul had served five times on the senior team. After suffering a knee injury in Tottenham's final match of the 2011-12 season, Kaboul was ruled out of a potential place in UEFA Euro 2012 on May 15th.