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CV of Ali Khatoun (Allouch)

Last updated April 3rd, 2013

Summary Information

Name Ali Khatoun
Date of Birth 29 September 1998
Birth place Abidjan (Ivory Coast/Côte d’Ivoire)
Nationality Lebanese American
Height 180 cm
Weight 72 Kg
Positions Attacking Midfielder/Center Midfielder/Striker
Preferred Leg Left
Current Club Future Stars (ASA)
Current Shirt number #7
Nickname/other names Allouch
Current School Grade 9th Grade
Languages English, French, basic Lebanese
Other Interests Music, Baseball, Basketball

International Experience

2013 (Presently) Lebanese League for U17
Team: Future Stars(ASA)
2012/2013 Lebanese League for U15
Team: Future Stars (ASA)
March 2013 Milano Football Festival
Milan, Italy
Team: Advanced Soccer Academy (ASA)
July 2012 AC Milan Junior Camp
Roses, Costa Brava, Spain
June 2012 Copa Catalunya
KOMM MIT Tournament
Santa Suzana, Spain
Team: Advanced Soccer Academy (ASA)
*** Won 1st place U-15 Boys Category***
April 2012 Ludis Pro et Amicitia Tournament
Milan, Italy
Team: Advanced Soccer Academy (ASA)
July 2011 Spanish Football Federation Soccer Camp
Madrid, Spain
July 2011 San Marino Cup
Republic of San Marino (Rimini, Italy)
Team: Advanced Soccer Academy
April 2009 USD Tre Valli Piccole Grandi Squadre Tournament
Genoa, Italy
Team: AS Young Star/Etoile du Liban, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Biography of Ali Khatoun

Ali was born in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (West Africa) on September 29th, 1998 to a Lebanese father and an American mother and is very proud of his African background.  He was educated in the French school system until 2012 after which he switched to the English system. He is currently fluent in English, French and can speak basic Lebanese.

Ali was nicknamed by his friends and family "Allouch" to distinguish him from other cousins with the same first name. His teammates call him "Drogba" after his compatriot Didier Drogba.
At 2 years of age, Ali already showed interest in sports. He would watch different TV sports channels (tennis, baseball, soccer, etc.) and then go outside and practice what he saw over and over again until he mastered the technique.  Being raised in Africa, it was only natural that soccer would be the predominant sport he practiced. He would play with his local friends at the neighborhood terrains; these were mostly sand fields and beach soccer.

Ali has always spent his summers in the USA and Europe where he has attended many soccer camps and played international tournaments. The most recent camps and tournaments that he participated in are listed in a table below.

At 6 years of age he joined the local team in Abidjan ( Young Star) at the INJS Park. He continued playing for this team until 2011 when, due to political unrest in the country, he was evacuated with his family by the French military to GHANA, and subsequently moved to Lebanon.

Once in Lebanon, Ali’ s priority was to continue playing soccer, so he tried out for the Advanced Soccer Academy (ASA). While he was initially a right-footed player, his technical skills along with his powerful left foot secured him the mostly sought position at the time (center midfield) with the starting team.v Over the next two years Ali continued to excel in his center/attacking midfield and forward positions with ASA, during which time his left foot has become dominant while his right foot continues to inflict pain on the opponent teams.  At 13 years of age, his playmaking and striking skills earned him a spot in the starting line-up of ASA U15 team which went on to win the 2012 Copa Catalunya U15 FIFA tournament in Spain.

For the season 2012-2013, Ali has helped his team secure the 3rd place in the Lebanese Football League which was a great accomplishment considering that this was the first year that the academy participates in the Lebanese League. The league includes 21 teams from top football clubs in the country.

Two weeks after ending the 1998/U15 season, Ali assumed in April 2013 a starting position as an attacking midfielder in the 1996/U17 League.  His participation was greatly welcomed by his teammates.

His performance in the 1998/U15 season has won him an invitation by the Lebanese Football Federation to try out for the Lebanese Youth 1998 National Team. 
While Ali’ s soccer skills earn him the respect of his teammates, his personality and language skills allow him to quickly integrate in many environments and establish friendships with his teammates and coaches, regardless of nationality or background.