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Selim Benachour

Personal information
Full nameSelim Benachour
Date of birth8 September 1981(age 35)
Place of birthParis, France
Height1.70 m
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubMarítimo

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Selim Benachour ( ; born Slim Ben-Achour, 8 September 1981 in Paris) is a Tunisian footballer, who was born in France. He is a midfielder who currently plays for the Primeira Liga side C.S. Marítimo. He had once played in Portugal with Vitoria SC, enjoying one successful season at the club. He is multilingual. He speaks fluently French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.

He is widely considered one of Tunisia's best players, an elegant playmaker with range of passing and great vision, and played for Tunisia's national squad in the 2002 World Cup. However, he was not included in the squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, in which Tunisia national football team were knocked out in the first round.

Sources suggest he turned down the chance to play for the France national football team in favor of the Tunisia national football team.

On 13 September 2010 he was not registered to play in La Liga and was released by the club, with one year still left on his contract.

On 21 January 2011, he signed a contract with the Marítimo until the end of the 2011-2012 season.

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