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Bassem Srarfi
Personal information
Full name Bassem Srarfi
Date of birth 25 June 1997 (1997-06-25) (age 24)
Place of birth Tunis, Tunisia
Height 1.76 m
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Zulte Waregem
Number 11
Youth career
Stade Tunisien
2014–2015 Club Africain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Club Africain 26 (6)
2017–2020 Nice 56 (4)
2017 Nice II 4 (1)
2020– Zulte Waregem 22 (0)
National team
2018– Tunisia 15 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 February 2021 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Bassem Srarfi (Arabic: بسام الصرارفي ; born 25 June 1997) is a Tunisian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Zulte Waregem and the Tunisia national team.

Club career

Early career

Srarfi started in the youth ranks of Tunisian clubs Stade Tunisien and Club Africain respectively, he subsequently made his first-team debut for the latter on 20 November 2015 in a Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 draw against EGS Gafsa. Three games later, Srarfi scored his first professional goal in a 2–2 draw away to Hammam-Lif.

Nice

On 1 February 2017, Srarfi joined Ligue 1 side Nice. The transfer was subject to international clearance, but it was successfully approved hours later by the French Football Federation and Tunisian Football Federation. He made his Nice debut on 24 February in Ligue 1 against Montpellier. He has also featured for Nice II in the Championnat National 2. His first goal in French football came for Nice II, in a loss to Stade Montois on 28 October.

On 29 November 2017, he scored his first goal for Nice's first team in Ligue 1, helping his team to a 2–1 win against Toulouse in stoppage time.

Zulte Waregem

In January 2020, Srarfi completed a transfer to Belgian First Division A outfit Zulte Waregem.

International career

Srarfi received his first call-up for the Tunisia national team in August 2017, with Nabil Maâloul selecting him in the squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers versus DR Congo. He was an unused substitute in both fixtures. Srarfi made his senior debut for Tunisia in a 1–0 friendly win over Iran on 23 March 2018. In the following May, he was named in Tunisia's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He was selected in the final 23. He made his World Cup debut on 28 June, as Tunisia exited the tournament with victory versus Panama. Srarfi made Alain Giresse's squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Club Africain 2015–16 Tunisian Ligue 1 17 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 18 4
2016–17 9 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 4
Total 26 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 28 8
Nice 2016–17 French Ligue 1 5 0 0 0 5 0
2017–18 26 3 1 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 35 3
2018–19 22 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
2019–20 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 56 4 2 0 5 0 6 0 0 0 69 4
Nice II 2016–17 National 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
2017–18 2 1 0 0 2 1
Total 4 1 0 0 4 1
Zulte Waregem 2019–20 First Division A 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 90 11 3 1 5 0 7 1 0 0 105 13

International

National team Year Apps Goals
Tunisia 2018 10 0
2019 5 1
Total 15 1

International goals

As of 7 June 2019. Tunisia score listed first.
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 7 June 2019 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès, Tunisia 1  Iraq 2–0 2–0 Friendly
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