Updated July 31, 2020
AT A GLANCE:
- French defensive midfielder has totaled 57 appearances, 41 starts, five goals, and five assists in 3,587 minutes of MLS play since 2018.
- Represented the Revolution in the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target against Juventus.
- Finished 2018 season tied for third on team with four assists and added four goals through in 31 MLS appearances.
- 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: Defensive midfielder is in third MLS season after signing with New England on Jan. 11, 2018…Career regular season totals include 58 appearances, 41 starts, five goals, and five assists in 3,632 minutes of play…Has also made one postseason start…In 2019, recorded 24 games played with 18 starts and added one goal with one assist…In debut MLS campaign, totaled 31 appearances and 22 starts with four goals and four helpers, earning a selection to the 2018 MLS All-Star Team
2020: Has started three goals, including one start, in third MLS campaign...Made one additional start in the MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16 on July 25 vs. Philadelphia…Missed two games with an injury…(2/29) at MTL: Made season debut as a halftime substitute and recorded one shot…(3/7) vs. CHI: Registered first start of the season and played all 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw…(7/21) at TOR: Returned from injury to play 45 minutes a halftime substitute in the scoreless draw.
2019: Finished the season with 24 games played, 18 starts, one goal, and one assist in 1,509 minutes of action…Also started one game in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, and appeared in both of New England's U.S. Open Cup matches…Recorded game-tying assist in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round win on June 11 at New York…(3/2) at DAL: Started and played 90 minutes in 1-1 road draw at FC Dallas in 2019 season opener…(3/9) vs. CLB: Started and played 90 minutes in 2-0 loss in home opener…(3/17) at TOR: Started and played 90 minutes in the 3-2 loss…(6/26) vs. PHI: Made first start since May 18 and played 87 minutes in the 1-1 draw…(7/4) at COL: Played 90 minutes and paced team with 18 total duels and four tackles in the 2-1 away win…(7/12) at DC: Ejected for second yellow card in the 63rd minute…(7/17) vs. VAN: Served one-game suspension…(8/24) vs. CHI: Scored first goal of season in 2-1 win…Named to bench of MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week…(8/31) vs. TOR: Recorded 50th career MLS appearance in the 1-1 draw…(9/25) at POR: Drew a penalty deep into second-half stoppage time, which completed the Revs’ late comeback in the 2-2 draw…(9/29) vs. NYC: Recorded an assist in the playoff-clinching win…Postseason: (10/19) at ATL: Made MLS Cup Playoff debut, starting and playing 80 minutes.
2018: Made 31 career MLS appearances, with 22 starts, and recorded four goals with four assists…Four assists were tied for third most among Revolution players…Represented the Revs at the 2018 MLS All-Star game presented by Target on Aug. 1 as one of coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino’s selections…Played 28 minutes in the All-Star Game against Juventus in 2018…(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…Won 15 duels in the match, tied for the fourth most in a match this 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…(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…(8/11) vs. PHI: Started and played 90 minutes in 3-2 home loss…Scored his fourth goal of the season…Recorded three shots…(10/13) vs. ORL: Started and played 90 minutes in 2-0 home win over Orlando City.
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, Spanish, and English…Overlapped with midfielder Carles Gil while he was in the youth system at Valencia CF.