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Ellyes Skhiri Midfielder

  • Birthdate: 10.05.1995
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Country: Tunesien
  • Birthplace: Lunel
  • Weight: 73,7 kg
  • Joined: 29.07.2019
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Ellyes Skhiri is a down to earth guy. His favourite hobby fits perfectly to that image. He likes to fish. "I can switch off and relax really easily," said the midfielder. The passion for fishing is something that can be easily explained. Skhiri was born in Lunel, no far from Montpellier. He began to play football there. At Gallia Club Lunel, he had begun to follow in his father's footsteps, who had played in the second division. "I always went to my dad's games. That's how I came into contact with football at such a young age," said Skhiri.

At the age of 15, his talent was spotted and he moved to Montpellier. Through the move and his call up to the regional squad, the Tunisian FA were made aware of Skhiri. The midfielder, who could have represented France or Tunisia, opted for the country of his father's birth. Not long after, he made his debut for Montpellier and featured for the the first-team as a 21-year-old.

He made 133 appearances, scoring 10 goals. With Tunisia, he featured at the 2018 World Cup and 2017 African Cup of Nations, missing not a single minute of action. In summer 2019, he made the move to 1. FC Köln. He quickly became a fan favourite after his stunning solo goal against Freiburg at the death. His calmness and ability to keep covering ground, no matter how late in the game it is, have been coupled with important goals as well. His brace against Dortmund being the highlight, although his effort against Kiel to cap off the 5:1 win was equally impressive.

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