Abdelkader Laïfaoui

Abdelkader Laïfaoui (born July 29, 1981, in Hussein Dey, Algiers) is an Algerian international retired footballer. Mainly a central defender, he could also play as a right back.

Abdelkader Laïfaoui
Personal information
Full name Abdelkader Laïfaoui
Date of birth (1981-07-29) July 29, 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Hussein Dey, Algiers, Algeria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 OMR El Annasser - (-)
2003–2005 NA Hussein Dey 52 (2)
2005–2007 CR Belouizdad 53 (4)
2007–2011 ES Sétif 87 (4)
2011–2015 USM Alger 57 (2)
2015–2018 USM Blida 66 (1)
National team
2004–2011 Algeria 8 (0)
2010–2011 Algeria A' 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

An Algerian international since 2004, Laïfaoui was a member of the Algeria national team at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was also a member of the Algeria A' national team that finished fourth at the 2011 African Nations Championship in Sudan.

Club careerEdit

In December 2005, Laïfaoui was linked with a move to Tunisian side Club Africain.[1] Despite traveling to Tunis and agreeing to personal terms with the club, CR Belouizdad refused to release the player and an agreement on a transfer fee could not be reached.[2]

On July 25, 2011, Laïfaoui signed a two-year contract with USM Alger, joining them on a free transfer from ES Sétif.[3] On April 14, 2012, in a league game against MC Saïda at Saïda's Stade 13 Avril 1958, Laïfaoui was stabbed by opposing fans who stormed the pitch at the end of the game.[4] Due to his injuries, he had to receive stitches and spend the night in hospital.[5]





  1. ^ Mohamed B. (December 26, 2005). ""Je veux jouer en Tunisie" ABDELKADER LAIFAOUI à Liberté". Liberté. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "Laïfaoui devrait rester". Infosoir. December 26, 2005. Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  3. ^ Laïfaoui, usmiste pour 2 ans Archived October 3, 2011, at archive.today
  4. ^ APS (April 14, 2012). "La délégation de l'USMA agressée à Saïda" (in French). DZFoot. Archived from the original on April 17, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
  5. ^ APS (April 15, 2012). "Haddad: "Laifaoui et Cherchar toujours à l'hôpital"". DZFoot. Archived from the original on April 17, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2012.

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