People

Ezzaki Badou’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro Moroccan footballer
Is Sports official 
Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
Association football manager 
From Morocco 
Type Sports 
Gender male
Birth 2 April 1959, Sidi Kacem, Sidi Kacem Province, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco
Age: 61 years
Star sign Aries
Stats
Height: 188

Ezzaki Badou (Arabic: الزاكي بادو‎‎; born 2 April 1959), nicknamed Zaki as a player, is a Moroccan retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and the current manager of Algerian club CR Belouizdad.

Playing career

Born in Sidi Kacem, Zaki represented Association Salé, Wydad Casablanca, RCD Mallorca and Fath Union Sport during a 17-year professional career. With the Spaniards, for which he signed in 1986 after being named by France Football as African Footballer of the Year, he won promotion to La Liga in 1989 whilst winning the Ricardo Zamora Trophy.

Zaki appeared for the Moroccan national team in the 1986 FIFA World Cup and four Africa Cup of Nations. In the former tournament, held in Mexico, he helped his country to the round-of-16; additionally, he competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics.

In 2006, Zaki was selected by the Confederation of African Football as one of the best 200 African footballers of the last 50 years.

Managerial career

Zaki retired in 1993 at the age of 34, immediately becoming a manager. In 2002, after coaching a host of clubs, including former sides FUS and WAC, he was appointed at the helm of Morocco, leaving his post after three years and returning in May 2014. He left by mutual consent in February 2016.

Honours

Player

  • Botola: 1985–86
  • Coupe du Trône: 1979, 1981
  • Copa del Rey: Runner-up 1990–91

Manager

  • Coupe du Trône: 1998
  • UAFA Arab Champions League: Runner-up 2008–09
  • Africa Cup of Nations: Runner-up 2004

Individual

  • Ricardo Zamora Trophy: 1988–89