Hocine Yahi
Personal information
Full name Hocine Yahi
Date of birth (1960-04-25) April 25, 1960 (age 63)
Place of birth El Madania, Algiers, Algeria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1971–1978 CR Belouizdad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1990 CR Belouizdad - (-)
1990–1991 Linfield - (-)
International career
1978–1979 Algeria U20 12 (4)
1979–1989 Algeria 56 (8)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Hocine Yahi (born April 25, 1960 in El Madania, Algiers) is a retired Algerian international footballer who played at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[1]

Club career

At age 11, Yahi joined his hometown club of CR Belouizdad, where he would go on to spend his entire domestic career.[2] During his time with the club, he won the Algerian Cup in 1978 defeating USM Alger 2-0 on penalties in the final.

In 1990, he signed with Northern Irish club Linfield F.C., with whom he won the Gold Cup and reached the final of the 1990 Floodlit Cup during his brief stint with the club.[3]

International career

Yahi played for Algeria at the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship in Japan, where he started in all four of Algeria's games and scored a goal in the opener against Mexico, which ended 1-1.[4]

Yahi played for Algeria at the African Cup of Nations in four tournaments: 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988.[5] In four tournaments, he made 16 appearances and scored 1 goal.

In 1980, Yahi was a member of the Algerian squad at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. However, he did not make any appearances as Algeria lost 3-0 to Yugoslavia in the quarter-finals.

Yahi was a member of the Algerian squad at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain. However, he made just one appearance as a substitute in the final group game against Chile, replacing Abdelmajid Bourebbou in the 31st minute.[6] Algeria went on to win the game 3-2.



  1. ^ "Hocine Yahi Stats". FBref.com. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  2. ^ Rencontre avec un magicien nommé Hocine Yahi Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine. Chabab-belouizdad.org.
  3. ^ Irish Floodlit Cup Archived 2012-10-09 at the Wayback Machine. Home.online.no.
  4. ^ FIFA World Youth Championship Japan 1979. FIFA.
  5. ^ Madjer et Meftah, les plus présents. Dzfoot.com.
  6. ^ 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain. FIFA.