Ziyad Fekri biography: 13 more things about Moroccan soccer player

Ziyad Fekri (©Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice)

Ziyad Fekri (©Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice)

Ziyad Fekri is a soccer player from Morocco. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is a native of Rabat, Morocco. (a)
  2. He is the son of Mohammed Fekri and Raida El Akil. He has one younger sister named Kenza Fekri. (b)
  3. He is 5’7″. His registered weight is 154 lbs. (a)
  4. He attended the Lycée André Malraux in Rabat. (b)
  5. From 2012 to 2016, he played club soccer for Academie Royale Mohammed VI of Salé, Morocco.(a)
  6. From 2016 to 2017, he played club soccer for Fath Union Sport (FUS) of Rabat. He was a member of the Moroccan U19 national team, which finished second in 2016 TIDA event in Ivory Coast. (a)
  7. From 2017 to 2018, he attended the University of Louisville in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States where he played soccer. (c)
  8. In 2019, he transferred to the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA and joined the university’s soccer team. (d)
  9. In 2021, he graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in economics. (d)
  10. Upon graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2021, he reenrolled at the university to pursue a master’s degree in sport management. He was supposed to graduate in 2022. (d)
  11. He is accused of assaulting a female University of Connecticut student her overnight on February 13, 2021. She reported the incident to the university’s police department on February 15, 2021. As a result, he was suspended from the university’s soccer team, arrested, charged with second-degree assault, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and first-degree unlawful restraint and released on a $75,000 bond. (e)
  12. Investigators found out that he assaulted the female University of Connecticut student several times within a month. On March 26, 2021, the university’s police secured a second warrant for his arrest for two counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of unlawful restraint but they could not find him at his university residence. (e)
  13. On March 29, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested him in Greenburg, Westchester County, New York, USA where he was staying there with friends. (e)



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