Ajax player: Hatem Trabelsi

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-- Anonymous, July 24, 2001


realy this player will be for the next years one of the best players in the world go trabelsi go nous pouvons constater aussi que Hatem Trabelsi est un jouer trés fairplay a n'importe quelle niveau de la competition se qui traduit peut là un nouveau type de grands footballeurs.

Morover we can saw that Hatem Trabelsi is not an hangry player in he's match that mean her a new style of soccers players allez trabesi allez allez trabelsi on est tous avec toi pour ton glorieux futur c'etait Hatem Miled de Sayada en tunisie

it was Hatem Miled from sayada in tunisa ..........HatemMiled@hotmail.com

-- Anonymous, February 06, 2003

hello everybody! i'm from holland, and i see trabelsi play a beautiful game every weekend. he is one of the best players of ajax, but not many fans know that, because he's a defender. i think he can become as good as guys like roberto carlos. hatems future is gonna be a big one! thanks! bye, Mark

-- Anonymous, February 04, 2003

hello hatem i'am with houssem trabelsi , we would like to ask you about your mail thank 's bye bye and good luck

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2003

I love L'esperance sportif de Tunis Ihate CSS but I love Hatem Trabelsi

-- Anonymous, January 15, 2003

moi un jouer de equipe hammam.lif et léquipe national et mon poste dans le terain arier droi et toi c'est grand baus jouer de moi

bon chose hatem

-- Anonymous, December 21, 2002

As tunisian i like very much our star Hatem and i'm very glad because he plays in Ajax and i think he will play with another team like Juventus , Arsenal or may be Real Madrid good chance Hatem and go on.

-- Anonymous, December 20, 2002

This game, against FC Twente, was the weakest game I ever saw Trabelsi play. My God, he did everything wrong. The penalty for Twente was his fault and every all he kicked in the second half was a disaster. He cased numerous dangerous moments by erratic defending. What an amazing off-day.

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2002

i started to like ajax sinds i knew Trabelsi played for them and so i was pleased to see finely a TUNISIAN player in the champions league now we have some good players in the national team Trabelsi,Benachour,Zitouni... i hope Tunisia will win the african nations cup(finely) but before that whe must kick out the goalkeeper boumnijel i hate him he sucks... we need another Chokri. TUNISIE 2004 INC'ALLAH

-- Anonymous, November 28, 2002

I want just to say that hatem is no only one of the best players on the world but also is a very very good person,I think that he will be one of the most popular payers on the world, so vive hatem, vive la sfax, vive la css son équipe natale...

-- Anonymous, November 28, 2002

AjaxNetwerk.to reports that Trabelsi left today's friendly injured after only 12 minutes.No word on the extent or type of the injury.Just f---ing wonderful!! Bet the coach will be Cock-a-hoop (SARCASM) at the news. Hears hoping it's nothing serious.

-- Anonymous, November 20, 2002

hatem is or not the best player in the world go trabelsi go

-- Anonymous, October 31, 2002

Milan: anche Trabelsi dell'Ajax tra i candidati per la fascia destra!

I just got this information. It seems that Milan AC is showing some interest to get Hatem Trabelsi in their squad!!!

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2002

on this website http://www2.calciomercato.com/ they said that milan ac is interested in trabelsi ....... is that true???????

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2002


-- Anonymous, October 27, 2002

Hatem Trabelsi is the best player in the Tunisian squad and he is fastest, most skillful player we have....Not to mention that he is also a very nice guy, when I met him, he was very polite and nice to me!!! Go Tunisia!!!!! He will help us a lot in the African nations cup.......Tunisie, Tunisie, Tunisie!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, October 23, 2002

Yes Trabelsi is a good player, but NOT the best player with the tunisian national soccer team. Tunisia's best player is Slim Ben Achour, 20 years old and already playing for the parisian giant PSG , also Ali Zitouni is one of the best african players also young (21) and already cappeble of scoring in games. I'll hope that in the future more young players come to the national team and not shit players like Selime and Gabsi.

-- Anonymous, October 23, 2002

thans too much for what your doing hatem we need tunisien like you all over the world cause we can fly so high if we just get a chance please i need some help from you pleaaaaaaaaaaase can you tell me is there an africain player in your "club: ajax amesterdam" who's name is NDAM CAVOUR please i need so much this information is a question of life you don't need so much you only have to tell me is there a cavour nadm in your team or not thans a lot help me please

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2002

Luis Figo praised the Tunisian team and especially Trabelsi after Portugal's friendly game with Tunisia. "They have very good players and Hatem Trabelsi is outstanding," Figo said. I completely agree. I mean I only had to watch Trabelsi for a couple of games last season and I said that he must be one of the best right wingers in the world. That game was also when Ajax were still struggling and not looking like they'll have any chance of winning the eredivisie. So I can imagine how much better he is right now after Koeman transformed the whole team. Trabelsi is skillful, fast, spirited, and a great play-maker that attacks as well as he defends. I hope he only gets better and better and keeps up the good work. Go Trabelsi.

-- Anonymous, October 16, 2002

Saturday, Tunisia played away against POrtugal. The Tunisian team did very well. The score was 1 - 1. Hatem Trabelsi was as usual one of the best player on the field. Figo thinks that he is a great player. We Tunisian are very proud to have Hatem in Ajax that is giving him a lot. He is improving for week to week Thanks Ajax! Good luck for the Champion's league. U have 8 millions Tunisian supporting u !!!

-- Anonymous, October 14, 2002

i have watched both games aganist inter and yesterday's game aganist NAC. During the inter game, u performed as never seen before, u were even very close of scoring, but toldo saved it. However, u seemed very tired yesterday during the game aganist NAC, the two goals they scored were ur mistakes... Nevertheless, every one make mistakes and great players like u should come back quickly and perform well again...Hatum, good luck on wednesday's game in normaw..i hope u play well along with MIDO and form and arabic couple and crush down the Vikings...

-- Anonymous, September 30, 2002

Despite Ajax's unlucky defeat against Inter, Trabelsi's performance at the game drive me crazy. This guy was very mobile, and it was like you saw him everywhere at the right side of the pitch. Bravo Trabelsi !

-- Anonymous, September 26, 2002


On parle en anglais ici, parce que c'est la langue le meux connu.

If your wondering about the Jewish/Israeli flags, it's a long story...look on the site and you'll understand the history....


-- Anonymous, September 26, 2002

hi everybody there is a new website called http://members.fortunecity.com/kimoajax/ on this website you can find some picture and video and more of hatem trabelsi (fan site)

-- Anonymous, August 29, 2002

yep! Trabelsi is so talented and very entertaining to watch...go Trabelsi go for the glory of Ajax hehehe

-- Anonymous, August 16, 2002

Please don't take that guy serious. Just ignore him. Hatem Trabelsi is my hero. He came to Amsterdam very anonymous and with no pair of shoes to play. He could choose between several clubs where he could have earned much more money, but he choose for football. He choose Ajax! These kind of players are very rare.

And he is a great player! Very quick, strong and good assists. He's my hero at the moment.

-- Anonymous, August 16, 2002

Hi there,

I would like to stress the wopnderful performances that Hatem produced in the two first games for his country (Tunisia) where he was tremendous both offensively (we are used to that) and defensively (that's where he's improving a lot at Ajax).


-- Anonymous, June 12, 2002

who thinks Trabelsi will score in the wk. Lots of kids out my class thinks he won't. Chloe

-- Anonymous, May 27, 2002

I had the pleasure of meeting Hatem in Sfax when he used to play for the local club there. The fans adored him. He was a great mecca of Tunisian football. The crowd used to sing a great chant for him, This is how it went................Trabelsi, Trabelsi is the answer cause, he does not have cancer, he has speed, but doesnt smoke weed,he will beat you one on one,and kick you on your bum. Today Trabelsi we will win the game for us, but tommorrow he will be hunting for elephant tusk.

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2002

Tunisia will play tonight a friendly game against Slovenia in Slovenia! Hatem just told the national coach that he cannot join the team because of an injury. I couldn't have any information related to this topic. I wonder if he's OK? Thanks for giving me Hatem's information!

-- Anonymous, April 17, 2002

Hatem Trabelsi's yellow card against P$V was his fourth of the season, which means he's facing a one game suspension and is to miss Sunday's game at Vitesse.

-- Anonymous, March 25, 2002

hi,everybody ...I'm a big fan of hatem trabelsi that's why I would like to know which tv channel transmit ajaxs'matchs? ..thank you..

-- Anonymous, March 10, 2002

Hey Jim thank you very much for your answer Please keep telling us Hatem's and Ajax's news! Thanks again!

-- Anonymous, March 09, 2002

I'm fickle as the weather in Holland, but right now I'm a big fan of Trabelsi. I thought he brought a huge boost of quality, creativity and style to his position on Sunday. I hope he and Koeman patched up whatever was separating them, cuz I want more Trabelsi on Sunday! Aanvallen, Hatem, aanvallen! (My Dutch is GREAT!)

-- Anonymous, March 07, 2002

Hi everybody! I'm just trying to get updates related to Hatem Trabelsi. I already know that he played the whole game against Feynnord. Was he good? Does he have any chance to get back his place in the starting team? Thanks for ur answers!

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2002

ya si hateml ad ma ithachemnech wa irfaelna el raya el watania ana wild ithnitek (menzel chacker) bisllama

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2002

Of course I wouldn't blame Hatem Trabelsi if it appeared that he had a brother who was in the Al-Qaeda network. I was just curious about the possibility of Hatem knowing an Al-Qaeda member. It really wasn't my intention to suggest or imply that the Ajax player also had an association with Al-Qaeda. I apologise to anyone who interpreted my reaction this way. By the way: yesterday I read that the former professional footballer who was planning an assault on a Parisian embassy building, wasn't Sami, but Nizar Trabelsi. Trabelsi appears to be a very common Tunisian name.

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2002

Hi everybody! I just want to thank sir Menno for all the credits he gave me.I also want to thank you very much for the detailed answer you gave to my question. I'm glad that I'm sharing this forum with such a nice people. Good luck for Ajax and Good luck for ower tunisian Black jewel Hatem Trabelsi! Thanks Menno!

-- Anonymous, January 28, 2002

I want to thank Hatem (Ellouze, not Trabelsi) for his stylish, grown-up reaction to Frank's post. First answering the question politely, then changing the subject to what it's all about on this forum: football, and Ajax.

I was annoyed too by Frank's post, albeit slightly. What I hated about it was not explicit (therefore I don't think his post should have been removed), but implicit.

1) Even Sami Trabelsi is innocent as long as he's not convicted. That's the civilized legal system we're so proud of (in both Holland and the U.S.), aren't we? So let's keep it in mind then. The only thing I read was that Sami Trabelsi was arrested. Whether he was an Al-Qaeeda member and if so, how much he knew about the terrorist activities, let alone to what extent he participated - it's all yet to be proved. Until then, he's an innocent man.

2) If he turns out to be an Al-Qaeeda member, either fully aware of the terrorist actvities or actively participating in them: Hatem Trabelsi is not related to him. And even if he was: he's an individual. I mean: Frank de Boer had too much nandrolon in his blood. Does that necessarily mean he deliberatedly used the stuff. And if he did, does that make Ronald de Boer more suspicious than, say, Marc Overmars?

Anyway - I wish I was as cool as Hatem when it came to this...

Let's talk about footy again. In responmse to Hatem's question: now that Ronald Koeman has been Ajax' head coach for a while, it's interesting to take a closer look at his preferences. Which players should be happy that he's here, and which ones should be not so happy?

Unfortunately, I think Hatem Trabelsi is in the latter group. For a long time, he was the best of the four newcomers and in a way *the* good news story of the season. His defending was a bit risky sometimes, but his runs along the right flank were impressive. But one thing has become clear by now: Koeman is very fond of Johnny Heitinga. He keeps playing him at right-back, also because there's no reason in the world to change the central defense (Chivu/Bergdĝlmo) right now. I think Hatem is the second man for the right back and right midfield positions right now; not the first.

Some other players who have reason to worry: Maxwell (Co played him regularly, but De Cler is obviously Koeman's man at left back), Yakubu and Galásek (Koeman got Van Halst back into the squad and is impressed by J.O.B.). Also, Daniël Cruz can start all over again. He was close to breaking though as a right back or right midfielder. Right now, Johnny Heitinga, Jan van Halst, Hatem Trabelsi and maybe even Ferdi Vierklau are ahead of him in the hierarchy. Which is sad for Daniël, who is one of our secret gems, I can assure you.

The players who should be very happy with Koeman include: Jan van Halst (obviously...), Johnny Heitinga, John O'Brien (who would have lost his spot to Galásek under Co's reign; under Koeman I wouldn't be surprised if Galásek left soon), Zlatan (Koeman is more patient with him than he is with Machlas; I *think* he regards Zlatan as his future man).

Also, the tide has turned for Knopper and Van der Gun, our true 'number ten shadow strikers'. Co didn't play with a shadow striker; Koeman does. Against Sporting Farense, he used Van der Vaart as a 'number ten', which he will probably continue to do (with Van Halst and J.O.B. in midfield), but Van der Gun and Knopper will get plenty of time to play (in default of Van der Vaart and/or as substitutes).

I think this is what Koeman (at this moment anyway) regards as "his" team: Grim; Heitinga, Chivu, Bergdĝlmo, De Cler; Van Halst, Van der Vaart, O'Brien; Van der Meyde, Zlatan, Wamberto.

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2002

salut hatem je vous souhaite une bonne carriere à AJAX parce que tu es un grand joueur bye bye HATEM amene allah

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2002

Hi again! My turn now to ask a question? I want to know what does sir Ronald Koemen think about hatem trabelsi!

-- Anonymous, January 16, 2002

Hi! First of all, I want to tell u that there is no parental and family relation between the two Trabelsi! Second, I don't know what r u talking about! There is no tunisian people living in Tunisia and belonging to such kind of organisation. Try to read tunisian history on the net in order to understand that!

-- Anonymous, January 16, 2002

Hi guys,

The former professional football player and Al Qaeda member Sami Trabelsi was arrested by CIA agents. In 1998, he was along with Hatem, in Tunesia's World Cup selection. In that year, both Sami and Hatem played at Club Sportif Sfaxien. Could anyone tell me if Hatem is family of his terrorist former colleague? Thanks.

-- Anonymous, January 13, 2002

First Happynew year to all AJAX's fans! I'm writing this commnet to let you know about Hatem Trabelsi appearances with Tunisian national team! HATEM was excellent during the two games played in the last days. He gave to his teammate a lot of goals, two penalties..... In our newspapers they call him the EXTRA-TERRESTRE. A lot of people say that thanks to AJAX and to the concurrence with Heintiga, Hatem became stronger physically and technically!

So as all the Tunisians want to do, I thank you very much for taking care of our best player! THANKS TO AJAX!

-- Anonymous, December 31, 2001

Sorry Hatem, but actually I don't know anything about his injury. Monday he just trained with the group in Koeman's first training, so I don't think it's pretty bad. I'm a big fan of him (great fighting spirit and good rushes) but he has to watch out, because Heitinga (of whom I'm a fan also) played an excellent game last Tuesday...

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2001

Hi everybody! First I want to congratulate everubody for this excellent result.4-0 Terrific. Nobody answered me about Hatem Trabelsi's injury! Is it really serious? PLease, give me any enlightening infromation as soon as u get a chance!

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2001

Hi guys! I'm reading the AJAX news. I heard that Hatem Trabelsi was injured. But how serious is that and how many time does he need to practize again?

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2001

Hi everybody! It's with a big happiness that I'm following Ajax's results! It's really a great job that these young players are providing! I'm Tunisian, and I've never been as proud as I'm right now toward a tunisian player performance. I'm noticing that HATEM TRABELSI is playing well contributing by the same in the success of the glorious AJAX. So Hatem Keep going and improve your football!

-- Anonymous, October 15, 2001

Hatem was my personal 'Man Of The Match' against NEC, although Van der Meyde was voted for by the jury. I thought he was absolutely marvellous: very determined, no chance for his opponent, good passing after having won the ball. And his runs... amazing. This guy never seems to run out of fuel. He created himself two open scoring chances by simply running straight through the defense. Unfortunately, his shooting attempts were then shit-poor, but that's a defender's thing, I suppose. Very, very good game.

-- Anonymous, October 12, 2001

Yup! Ajax looked for an entire season for two new backs. Everyone was complaining because Ajax didn't buy one (and bought two strikers instead!). Ajax always said that they didn't want to buy *just* a back and that it was a tough job to find a good one.

Well, Ajax' patience was worth it in the end! They now got two great backs, Trabelsi and Maxwell. Great defenders with enormous lungs who can easily attack, but will be back on time if the attack doesn't provide a goal. Excellent players for the Ajax system!

-- Anonymous, September 24, 2001

What a difference a football season makes.Last season saw Vierklau, van der Meijde, Cruz, Sier, Bergdolmo, Kanu,and O'Brien to name "only " seven right backs who were used. I think a glance in the Amsterdam phone book could find a few more. To go from that revolving door to Hatem Trabelsi is a pleasure. His ability to separate defenders from their athletic supporters, witness what he did on Zlatan's goal in the F-word match, is a treat for the AJAX faithful. If he can keep his temperament at an even keel, he could have fans recalling the glory days of Sonny Silooy.

-- Anonymous, September 24, 2001

I think HE IZ THA BOMB of AJAX he is a very good player an he iz my favo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CYA THA AJAX-FAN

-- Anonymous, September 24, 2001

Powerful, quick defender who joined Ajax on a three-year deal in July 2001. His transfer marked the end of a lengthy search for a right- back.He was The best in the CSS team! Bravo Hatem! GO On!

-- Anonymous, September 15, 2001

I have not seen any report on Trabelsi's suspension, after his double- yellow sending off at Feyenoord. He was suspended against FC Twente, that's for sure. I'm pretty sure this was the only game he'll miss. The penalty for a double-yellow card is usually only one game... So we'll see him again against AZ, on Sunday.

-- Anonymous, September 09, 2001


-- Anonymous, September 06, 2001


-- Anonymous, September 06, 2001

I just want to say that Ajax Amsterdam became the famous team in Tunisia and especially in Sfax (native town of hatem). Good luck for Hatem and for Ajax :)

-- Anonymous, August 31, 2001

Still haven't heard about Trabelsi being suspended. Normally, he would get a one game suspension (usual in case of a 'double yellow'). But there's still a chance that the KNVB commission will overrule referee Temmink.

Hatem's first foul could have been an red card instantly, but TV footage showed that he actually played the ball and hardly hit the man in the event of the second yellow card. It looked pretty bad, especially because of Smolarek's beautiful dive, but that wasn't a yellow card.

I *think* that the KNVB folks are such mediocre thinkers that they'll suspend him for one game anyway (basically because the first yellow card was given for such a harsh foul; they won't say that, but it'll be their concealed motivation). That would be irrational. The first yellow card is irrelevant when it comes to deciding whether the second yellow card should or should not have been given.

Mark my words: the second yellow card *should* be overruled, but it won't happen. He will be suspended for one game - and miss FC Twente.

-- Anonymous, August 30, 2001

Anyone knows how much int. caps and goals Hatem has??

-- Anonymous, August 25, 2001

What a good thing for AJAX to have such a nice player like Hatem Trabelsi. I'm a tunisian guy and I just followed every single game that Trabelsi played. He is one of the best if not the best one. Every time he gives all that he has to contribute to the success of his team. I want to congratulate you for having such a good player, as much I want to congratulate him for being choosed by a team like AJAX. PLease mail me his prestations and good luck . All Tunisia is with AJAX

-- Anonymous, August 22, 2001

What a good thing for AJAX to have such a nice player like Hatem Trabelsi. I'm a tunisian guy and I just followed every single game that Trabelsi played. He is one of the best if not the best one. Every time he gives all that he has to contribute to the success of his team. I want to congratulate you for having such a good player, as much I want to congratulate him for being choosed by a team like AJAX. PLease mail me his prestations.

-- Anonymous, August 22, 2001

I am very glad to see Hatem play at Ajax. His talent is far better than many other backs in the world. I am sure he'll make an immediate impact given the chance he never really had with the Tunisian eleven squad.

-- Anonymous, August 17, 2001

Not much we can say about Trabelsi yet, but the story of his arrival in De Lutte, where he joined the Ajax training camp, is brilliant. the guy had nothing with him. Not even a basic suitcase with some personal stuff. He had to borrow footy boots from some other player.

After he was signed, he went back to Tunisia to pick up his stuff and arrange some other things, such as saying goodbye to the folks at his previous club... Yeah - that's how simple football life can still be - apparently. What a beautiful romantic way to join a new club.

-- Anonymous, July 29, 2001

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