Wilfried Zahibo

Wilfried Zahibo
Wilfried Zahibo
Wilfried Zahibo
Midfielder
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Real Name: Wilfried Zahibo
HT: 6' 2" WT: 175
International
Age: 24 (08/21/1993)
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Hometown: Marseille, France

Updated June 27, 2018

AT A GLANCE:

  • Selected to represent Revolution at the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target after appearing in first 17 matches across competitions in inaugural MLS campaign.
  • Tied for third on team with four assists and has added three goals through first 16 MLS matches.
  • French defensive midfielder joined the Revolution in 2018 after seven professional seasons in France and Spain.
  • Accrued more than 4,000 minutes played for Valencia's reserve side, Valencia II, across three seasons.
  • Helped lead Gimnàstic de Tarragona to a first-place finish in the 2016-17 Copa Catalunya.
  • Began professional career with French side AC Ajaccio after graduating from the club's youth academy.

MLS CAREER (2018): Signed by the Revolution on Jan. 11, 2018…Joined the club prior to the second preseason trip to Tucson, Ariz. …Has made 16 career MLS appearances, with 11 starts, and recorded three goals with four assists…Four assists rank tied for third among Revolution players…Slated to represent the Revs at the 2018 MLS All-Star game presented by Target on Aug. 1 as one of coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino’s selections…(3/3) at PHI: Started and played 90 minutes at center midfield in MLS and Revolution debut…(3/10) vs. COL: Started and played 90 minutes…Recorded one shot…Drew a foul in second-half stoppage time, which led to Chris Tierney’s game-winning free kick…(3/24) vs. NYC: Tallied assists on each of New England’s two goals, his first two helpers in MLS…Also recorded two shots…Won 15 duels in the match, tied for the fourth most in a match this season…(3/31) at HOU: Played 90 minutes and helped keep a clean sheet, the club’s first of the season…(4/6) vs. MTL: Earned MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week recognition after recording one goal, one assist, five shots, and three shots on goal…Scored the fourth goal of the match with an athletic volley from the back post following a corner kick…Helped keep a clean sheet for the second straight week…Moved into a tie with Cristian Penilla for the team lead in assists (three)…(4/14) vs. DAL: Played 90 minutes for a sixth consecutive match in the 1-0 defeat…)…(4/21) at CLB: Started and played 78 minutes…Suffered a career-high four fouls in the 2-2 draw…(4/28) vs. SKC: Started and played 90 minutes…Contributed to a clean sheet performance for the third time in 2018…(5/5) at MTL: Registered first career MLS brace…Started and played 90 minutes…Registered career highs in shots and shots on goal with four of each in the 4-2 loss…(5/12) vs. TOR: Made first MLS substitute appearance…Recorded two shots in five minutes of action in the 3-2 win…(5/19) vs. CLB: Made second consecutive substitute appearance…Logged 45 minutes in the 1-0 loss…(5/26) at VAN: Started and played 90 minutes in the 3-3 draw…(5/30) vs. ATL: Started and played 61 minutes in the 1-1 draw.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Right-footed midfielder played seven professional seasons in France and Spain before joining MLS in January 2018…Professional experience includes two seasons with Gimnàstic de Tarragona (2016-18), Valencia CF and Valencia II (2013-16), CF Fuenlabrada (2013), and AC Ajaccio and Ajaccio II (2011-13)…Began professional career with French side Ajaccio in 2011 after graduating from the club's youth ranks…Featured primarily for Ajaccio's reserve team in National 3, playing more than 2,000 minutes across 24 appearances in the 2012-13 campaign…Made Ajaccio's match day roster for seven Ligue 1 matches but did not play…Joined Spanish Segunda División B side CF Fuenlabrada for the 2013-14 season and logged more than 1,500 minutes in 19 appearances…Helped club qualify for the 2014-15 Copa Del Rey with a sixth place finish…Departed Fuenlabrada for Spanish top-flight side Valencia CF in January 2014…Scored one goal in seven appearances across all competitions for Valencia, including two starts in La Liga in 2016…Made five appearances in the 2015-16 Copa Del Rey and earned a starting nod against Barcelona in the second leg of a semifinal tie…Selected to Valencia's match day roster for two UEFA Europa League matches in 2016…Added three goals in 68 appearances for Valencia II, the club's reserve team that competes in Spain's Segunda División B…Moved to La Liga 2 side Gimnàstic de Tarragona ahead of the 2016-17 season…Made 24 appearances for Nàstic and helped lead the club to a first-place finish in the 2016-17 Copa Catalunya, a tournament organized by the Catalan Football Federation…Departed Nàstic for New England after contract expired in January 2018.

PERSONAL: Full name is Wilfried Aimeric Ziri Zahibo…Fluent in French and Spanish, and also speaks English.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2018New England Revolution2217415234311137040
Career Totals-2217415234311137040
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