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Tunisia Football Icon Hammadi Agrebi dies at the Age of 69.

Tunisia football icon Hammadi Agrebi dies at the age of 69.

Reports say he died on August 21, 2020 after a long battle with illness.

Hammadi Agrebi was born on March 20, 1951 in Sfax. At the Age of nine, he joined Sfaxien youth team before signing his first professional contract with the club in 1970.

The former Tunisia Icon spent his entire 27 years professional football career with CS Sfaxien to a point where, he even refused to play for another club.

In the international scene,  Agrebi represented the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia 35 times and scored four goals in the process.  He was part of the Tunisia squad during the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, where he excelled  as a spectacular midfielder.

His Impressive performance and skills earned him the nickname “The Generations’ Magician”.

In 2017,  a statue was erected in his honor outside the Taib Mhiri stadium in Sfax. Also, CS Sfaxien has retired the number 8 shirt from their squad in honor for their late player.

After his death; CS Sfaxien renamed sporting complex to “Hammadi Agrebi Complex” in his honor.

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