Where were current Moroccan players born?

Part of the success of the the current Moroccan national team is the diversity of the origin of players that it draws from.

For example against Portugal, only 5 players were born in Morocco.

Out of the 26 players selected to play in Qatar 2022, 12 are born in Morocco, and 14 players are born elsewhere.

Of these 14 players born abroad, 4 are born in the Netherlands, 3 in France, 3 in Belgium, 2 in Spain, 1 in Italy, and 1 in Canada.

Morocco’s Qatar 2022 squad


Yassine Bounou (Sevilla) born in 1991 (age 31 years), Montreal, Canada.

Munir El Kajoui (Al-Wehda) born in 1989 (age 33 years), Melilla, Spain.

Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad AC) born in  1996 (age 26), Fes, Morocco.


Nayef Aguerd (West Ham United), born in 1996 (age 26 years), Kenitra, Morocco

Yahia Attitat-Allal (Wydad), born in 1995 (age 27 years) in Safi, Morocco.

Badr Benoun (Qatar SC) born in 1993 (age 29 years) , Casablanca, Morocco.

Achraf Dari (Stade Brestois) born in 1999 (age 23 years), Casablanca, Morocco.

Jawad El-Yamiq (Valladolid) born in 1992 (age 30 years), Khouribga, Morocco

Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain) born in 1998 (age 24 years), Madrid, Spain.

Noussair Mazraoui (Bayern Munich) born in 1997 (age 25 years), Leiderdorp, Netherlands.

Romain Saïss (Besiktas) born in 1990 (age 32 years), Bourg-de-Péage, France.


Selim Amallah (Standard Liege) born in 1996 (age 26 years), Hautrage, Saint-Ghislain, Belgium.

Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina) born in 1996 (age 26 years), Huizen, Netherlands.

Bilel El Khanouss (Genk) born in 2004 in Strombeek-Bever, Belgium.

Yahya Jabrane (Wydad) born in 1991 (age 31 years), Settat, Morocco.

Azzedine Ounahi (Angers) born in 2000 (age 22 years), Casablanca, Morocco.

Abdelhamid Sabiri (Sampdoria) born in 1996 (age 26 years), Goulmima, Morocco


Abde Ezzalzouli (Osasuna) born in 2001 (age 20 years), Beni-Mellal, Morocco

Zakaria Aboukhlal (Toulouse) born in 2000 (age 22 years), Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Sofiane Boufal (Angers) born in 1993 (age 29 years), Paris, France.

Ilias Chair (QPR) born in 1997 (age 25 years), Antwerp, Belgium.

Walid Cheddira (Bari) born in 1998 (age 24 years), Loreto, Italy.

Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla) born in 1997 (age 25 years), Fes, Morocco.

Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al-Ittihad) born in 1990 (age 31 years), Safi, Morocco.

Amine Harit (Marseille) 1997 (age 25 years), Pontoise, France

Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) in 1993 (age 29 years), Dronten, Netherlands.

Place of birth of Moroccan players against Portugal (Reference: reddit)