Youssef Msakni is a Tunisian professional footballer playing for Qatar Stars League club Al Arabi on loan from Al-Duhail. Wearing jersey number 28, he plays the role of winger and forward. Msakni began his professional career in 2006.
Apart from that, Msakni is also a national player who plays for the national football team of Tunisia. Since 2010, Msakni has been representing the senior side of Tunisia. He significantly contributed to the national team in many big tournaments, including the Africa Cup of Nations.
Youssef Msakni is currently single, but he was married in the past. He was married to Amira Jaziri. His ex-wife is a TV anchor, Entrepreneur & Activist. Also, she is a talented actress and fashion model with an Instagram account registered as @amira_al_jaziri. Likewise, Amira has her fashion line named Al Jaziri Couture.
Msakni and Jaziri dated each other for some years before walking down the wedding aisle on July 4, 2017. Together the former couple also raised two children, but their names are not available in the public domain. According to Msakni's Wikipedia bio, he and his wife separated in 2021.
The reason behind their separation remains unknown.
Msakni has been playing football for over a decade. By playing with multiple clubs, Msakni may have preserved a considerable fortune. Looking at his career earnings, it is believed that, Msakni has racked up a net worth of around $2 million.
Msakni currently has a professional deal with Al-Duhail but is on loan with Al Arabi. So, it can be said that Msakni may earn a decent salary. Due to the lack of information, we are unable to share much about his earnings from the club.
According to Transfermrkt, Msakni has a market value of €1.20 million. His highest market value was €4.50 million, recorded on May 9, 2018. Moreover, Msakni lives a lavish life.
Msakni started his professional career with the senior club, ES Tunis, and made his professional debut against Olympique Beja on July 26, 2009. His first goal for the club came against AS Kasserine on August 8, 2009.
During his time with the club, Msakni played a crucial part in winning Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 during the 2011-12 seasons and CAF Champions League in 2011. His brilliant and outstanding performances caught the eyes of many French clubs like Paris Saint Germain, Lille OSC, AS Monaco, and FC Lorient.
Msakni was ranked number 48 among the best footballers in the world in 2012 for his achievement for his team and clubs. After a successful spell at ES Tunis, he signed a four and half year contract with Qatari club Lekhwiya SC in January 2013.
Msakni scored his first goal for the club against Al-Wakrah SC on February 10, 2013. His attractive and winning effort for the middle eastern club drew the attention of several top English clubs, Newcastle United, Arsenal, Everton, and Tottenham Hotspur in March 2013. In 2019, Msakni also played on loan with Eupen in 7 games scoring a goal. And later, he was loaned to Al Arabi.
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After representing Tunisia at the U-17 level, the star midfielder started playing for the senior team from 2010 onwards. He regularly was featured in the Africa Cup of Nations for the Tunisia National Squad. He was in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Msakni scored his first international goal against Angola on February 7, 2011, during the 2011 African Cup of Nations. His career highlight was the hat trick he scored against Guinea in World Cup Qualification on October 7, 2017.
Msakni was an essential player on the team, including Farouk Ben Mustapha, Dylan Bronn, and Anice Badri, who successfully qualified the African nation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. As of now, he has made over 85 game appearances for the national side.
Youssef Msakni was born in Tunis, Tunisia, on October 28, 1990. He is the son of Mondher Msakni, a former player for the Tunisian club Stade Tunisien. At the time of this post, the details regarding his mother remain unknown. Msakni is the younger brother of Iheb Msakni, who has also represented the Tunisian National Football Team and currently plays for Al Ahed as a midfielder like Youssef.
Msakni also has another brother, Mohamed Aziz Msakni, who also is a midfielder playing for AS Soliman.