Badr El Kaddouri (born 31 January 1981) is a retired Moroccan footballer, who last played for Ukrainian Premier League side Dynamo Kyiv. He was also a Moroccan international. El Kaddouri was a left back but can also played left midfield if needed.

Badr El Kaddouri
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El Kaddouri playing for Dynamo Kyiv.
Personal information
Full name Badr El Kaddouri
Date of birth (1981-01-31) 31 January 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth Casablanca, Morocco
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
000?–2000 Wydad Casablanca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Wydad Casablanca 38 (0)
2002–2013 Dynamo Kyiv 123 (4)
2011–2012Celtic (loan) 6 (1)
National team
2004 Morocco U23
2002–2012 Morocco[1] 46 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 January 2012


Wydad CasablancaEdit

El Kaddouri started his career with Wydad Casablanca in 2000. In 2001, he helped the club capture the Moroccan Cup. The following season, he left the club to join Dynamo Kiev.

Dynamo KievEdit

El Kaddouri joined Dynamo Kiev in 2002 and, up until his loan move to Celtic in 2011, was one of the longest serving players at the club. He made his debut with Dynamo on 17 August 2002 in a 3-1 victory over Volyn Lutsk. While with the club he captured four Ukrainian Premier League titles, four Ukrainian Cup's and five Ukrainian Super Cups. He appeared in 123 league matches for the club while occasionally captaining the team.


On 31 August 2011, El Kaddouri signed for Scottish Premier League club Celtic on a six-month loan deal with an option to buy. He was the first ever Moroccan to play for Celtic.[2] He was brought in as cover for Emilio Izaguirre, who had received a long-term injury.[3] On 10 September 2011, El Kaddouri made his Celtic debut in a 4–0 over Motherwell.[4] He scored his first goal for Celtic in the Old Firm derby match against Rangers on 18 September 2011 and made 6 appearances for the Scottish side before returning to Dynamo Kiev in January 2012.

Badr El Kaddouri playing for Morocco

International careerEdit

El Kaddouri has a total of 45 appearances for his country and is a regular in the national side. He also competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics with his country.[5]



Wydad Casablanca

Dynamo Kyiv


  1. ^ Morocco - Record International Players
  2. ^ "Old Firm facts". The Scotsman. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Celtic swoop for Morocco defender Badr el Kaddouri in late deal as cover for injured Emilio Izaguirre". Daily Record. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Celtic 4-0 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Badr El Kaddouri Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 July 2009.

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