Tahar El Khalej

Date of birth16 June 1968
Place of birthMarrakesh
NationalityMoroccan
Weight86 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

A versatile player who is comfortable at centre back, wing back or in a midfield anchor role, Tahar showed great enthusiasm and grit in his performances for Southampton last season. A regular in the line-up for most of the season he also continued to be a member of the Moroccan national squad and is now approaching 100 caps for his country. He has adapted well to the English game and has become a popular character at The Dell easily recognisable in his silver boots.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
União Leiria
Benfica 10 Mar 2000
Southampton 10 Mar 2000 31 Jan 2003
Charlton Athletic 31 Jan 2003 30 Jun 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Southampton Premier League 11
1
3
2000-01 Southampton FA Cup 1
1
1
2000-01 Southampton League Cup 1
2
2000-01 Southampton Premier League 25
7
1
6
2001-02 Southampton League Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Southampton Premier League 12
1
1
2
1
2002-03 Charlton Athletic Premier League 2
1
2002-03 Southampton Premier League
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Mar 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 7-2 Premier League
18 Mar 2000 Southampton v Aston Villa W 2-0 Premier League
25 Mar 2000 Chelsea v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Southampton v Sunderland L 1-2 Premier League
08 Apr 2000 Bradford City v Southampton W 1-2 Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Southampton v Watford W 2-0 Premier League
22 Apr 2000 Southampton v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
24 Apr 2000 Derby County v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Southampton v Leicester City L 1-2 Premier League
07 May 2000 Liverpool v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
14 May 2000 Southampton v Wimbledon W 2-0 Premier League
19 Aug 2000 Derby County v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
23 Aug 2000 Southampton v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Southampton v Liverpool D 3-3 Premier League
06 Sep 2000 Charlton Athletic v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Leicester City v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Southampton v Newcastle United W 2-0 Premier League
20 Sep 2000 Southampton v Mansfield Town W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Bradford City v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
26 Sep 2000 Mansfield Town v Southampton W 1-3
Agg: 1-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Southampton v Middlesbrough L 1-3 Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Everton v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
23 Oct 2000 Southampton v Manchester City L 0-2 Premier League
28 Oct 2000 Manchester United v Southampton L 5-0 Premier League
01 Nov 2000 Southampton v Coventry City L 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Southampton v Chelsea W 3-2 Premier League
11 Nov 2000 Sunderland v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
25 Nov 2000 Southampton v West Ham United L 2-3 Premier League
02 Dec 2000 Arsenal v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
09 Dec 2000 Southampton v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Southampton L 3-1 Premier League
22 Dec 2000 Coventry City v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
27 Dec 2000 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 Premier League
30 Dec 2000 Southampton v Derby County W 1-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Liverpool v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
06 Jan 2001 Southampton v Sheffield United W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
31 Jan 2001 Southampton v Leicester City W 1-0 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Southampton v Bradford City W 2-0 Premier League
17 Feb 2001 Southampton v Tranmere Rovers D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
03 Mar 2001 Manchester City v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
17 Mar 2001 Southampton v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
02 Apr 2001 Southampton v Ipswich Town L 0-3 Premier League
14 Apr 2001 Chelsea v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Aston Villa v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Southampton v Sunderland L 0-1 Premier League
01 May 2001 Newcastle United v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
19 May 2001 Southampton v Arsenal W 3-2 Premier League
09 Sep 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
11 Sep 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Southampton W 0-3 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
24 Sep 2001 Southampton v Aston Villa L 1-3 Premier League
29 Sep 2001 Middlesbrough v Southampton W 1-3 Premier League
13 Oct 2001 Southampton v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
20 Oct 2001 West Ham United v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
24 Oct 2001 Southampton v Ipswich Town D 3-3 Premier League
27 Oct 2001 Fulham v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
03 Nov 2001 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 Premier League
27 Nov 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton L 2-2 (5-6) League Cup 4th round
16 Mar 2002 Southampton v Leicester City D 2-2 Premier League
06 Apr 2002 Southampton v Derby County W 2-0 Premier League
13 Apr 2002 Charlton Athletic v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
11 May 2002 Southampton v Newcastle United W 3-1 Premier League
14 Sep 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 Morocco Africa Cup of Nations 1
1990-91 Morocco International Friendly
1
1991-92 Morocco International Friendly 1
1992-93 Morocco FIFA World Cup 5
1
2
1993-94 Morocco FIFA World Cup 4
2
1993-94 Morocco International Friendly 1
2
1993-94 Morocco Misc International 1
1994-95 Morocco Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
1995-96 Morocco Friendship Tounament (UAE) 1
1996-97 Morocco Africa Cup of Nations 1
1996-97 Morocco FIFA World Cup 1
1996-97 Morocco Hassan II Trophy 1
1
1996-97 Morocco International Friendly
1
1997-98 Morocco Africa Cup of Nations
1
1997-98 Morocco FIFA World Cup 3
1997-98 Morocco International Friendly 1
2
1
1997-98 Morocco King Hassan II Cup 1
1998-99 Morocco Africa Cup of Nations 4
1998-99 Morocco International Friendly 3
1999-00 Morocco Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
1999-00 Morocco International Friendly 3
2000-01 Morocco FIFA World Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Aug 1990 Morocco v Niger W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
12 Sep 1990 Republic of Ireland v Morocco L 1-0 International Friendly
18 Mar 1992 Morocco v USA W 3-1 International Friendly
20 Dec 1992 Tunisia v Morocco D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group F
17 Jan 1993 Ethiopia v Morocco W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group F
31 Jan 1993 Morocco v Benin W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group F
28 Feb 1993 Morocco v Tunisia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group F
18 Apr 1993 Morocco v Senegal W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group B
17 Jul 1993 Senegal v Morocco W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group B
22 Sep 1993 Morocco v Algeria D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Sep 1993 Morocco v Gabon W 1-0 Misc International
08 Oct 1993 Morocco v Zambia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
23 Feb 1994 Morocco v Finland D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Argentina v Morocco L 3-1 International Friendly
25 Jun 1994 Saudi Arabia v Morocco L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
29 Jun 1994 Morocco v Netherlands L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
04 Sep 1994 Burkina Faso v Morocco L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
09 Apr 1995 Morocco v Burkina Faso D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
05 Jun 1995 Ivory Coast v Morocco L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
20 Mar 1996 Morocco v Egypt W 2-0 FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT (UAE)
29 Aug 1996 Morocco v Zaire W 7-0 International Friendly
06 Oct 1996 Egypt v Morocco D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
09 Nov 1996 Morocco v Sierra Leone W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 5
11 Dec 1996 Morocco v Croatia L 2-2 (6-7) HASSAN II TROPHY Semi-final
12 Dec 1996 Morocco v Nigeria W 2-0 HASSAN II TROPHY 3rd place
09 Oct 1997 Brazil v Morocco L 2-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 1998 Morocco v Niger W 3-0 International Friendly
22 Feb 1998 South Africa v Morocco L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
27 May 1998 Morocco v England L 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
04 Jun 1998 Morocco v Chile D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 1998 Morocco v Norway D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 1998 Brazil v Morocco L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
23 Jun 1998 Scotland v Morocco W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
02 Sep 1998 Morocco v Senegal W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Oct 1998 Morocco v Sierra Leone W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
23 Dec 1998 Morocco v Bulgaria W 4-1 International Friendly
24 Jan 1999 Guinea v Morocco D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
10 Apr 1999 Morocco v Togo D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
28 Apr 1999 Netherlands v Morocco W 1-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 1999 Morocco v Guinea W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
07 Sep 1999 Belgium v Morocco L 4-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 1999 Morocco v USA W 2-1 International Friendly
21 Dec 1999 Morocco v Senegal D 0-0 International Friendly
25 Jan 2000 Morocco v Congo W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
29 Jan 2000 Tunisia v Morocco D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
03 Feb 2000 Nigeria v Morocco L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
28 Jan 2001 Egypt v Morocco D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.