Marouane Chamakh is a former Moroccan footballer that was born and raised in France. He was born on the 10th of January, 1984.
He started his football career at the age of four playing for local club, Nerac FC in the nearby commune of Nerac. After six years at Nerac, he joined FC Marmandais. He developed his physical skill and traits while in Marmande and earned his first regional selection to play for Aquitaine regional team in the Coupe Nationale.
He plays internationally for Morocco. He made his national team debut in July 2003 and played in three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, including the 2004 tournament in which Morocco finished as runners-up. In August 2010, he captained the national team for the first time in a 2-1 win over Equatorial Guinea. He is a Moroccan international at the senior level.
The Bordeaux’s eleventh highest goal scorer of all time is popularly known for his link up play, tall stature and excellent heading ability
Prior to representing Morocco, he played for the under-19 team of France and made his debut on 12th February, 2003 in a friendly match against Czech Republic.
Chamakh joined Championship side Cardiff City on a short-term contract in October 2016. He made his debut for the club on the 19th of October as a second half substitute in place of Rickie Lambert during a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday. He appeared twice under Cardiff, both as a substitute.
Marouane Chamakh confirmed his retirement from professional football on 26th May, 2019 after not playing for two and half years.
Marouane Chamakh turns 39 on this day, the 10th of January, 2023.