Possessing skills of a dreamlike
skills of a dreamlike quality, he mesmerized the Moroccans and Africans with his
audacious and fearless dribbling which, together with sublime vision and quality
finishing, made him nearly unplayable.
Mohammed Timoumi was almost totally left-footed, but without doubt
compares favourably with other attacking greats of international football
including Bagio, Hagi, and Valderrama. Timoumi, born in Rabat, he was spotted by
les FAR whilst playing for Twarga united club. He made his league debut for les
Far at the age of twenty and amazingly, within a year he gained full national
recognition. On the international front, Timoumi's magnificent goals, all around
brilliance, helped Morocco gain the 1983 Mediterranean Games golden medal
against Turkey 3-0.
In 1985, he took les FAR team to their first ever African League Championship.
In 1986 World Cup he rose to international prominence as an elegant and
technically gifted footballer, laying on one of the goals in a 3-1 vic tory
against Portugal which led him to win African Golden Ball later in the same
year. He had a short spell with Spanish club Murcia, and another Belgian team
without as much success as being an amateur player. He returned to Morocco in
1989. With the exception of Ahmed Farras, nobody shined brighter than Timoumi in
carrying Morocco’s number 10 shirt.
It was not only his talent that makes him one of the greatest Moroccan players
of all time; it was his attitude, and sportsmanship. He is the perfect role
model for up and coming footballers.