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Ilias Haddad (born 1 March 1989, Dordrecht) is a Moroccan footballer who plays as a centre back. Haddad holds both Dutch and Moroccan nationality.

Ilias Haddad
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Personal information
Date of birth (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Dordrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Raja Casablanca
Youth career
VV Merwesteijn
Feyenoord
SBV Excelsior
AZ Alkmaar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 AZ 0 (0)
2009–2011Telstar (loan) 50 (1)
2011 St Mirren 10 (0)
2012 CSKA Sofia 3 (0)
2013–2015 FC Dordrecht 58 (1)
2015–... AS FAR 50 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2015 (UTC)

CareerEdit

As a youth, Haddad spent time with VV Merwesteijn, Feyenoord and SBV Excelsior, where he signed his first professional contract before moving to AZ.[1] He made his professional debut at first division club Telstar, where he played on loan.[2]

Haddad signed for Scottish Premier League club St Mirren on 19 August 2011, that keep him until January. He joined fellow Dutchman Jeroen Tesselaar, who Haddad played alongside at Telstar.[3] Haddad made his debut, the next day on 20 August 2011, coming on as a substitute for Paul McGowan, in a 2–1 win over Hibernian. In September, Haddad hints he might extend his contract with his contract is about to expire in January.[4] In November 2011, Manager Danny Lennon says he hopes Haddad to sign a new contract, that will keep him until the end of the season despite suffering a family bereavement.[5] In late-December, Lennon says he will be withdrawing Haddad's contract, citing financial problem[6][7]

After leaving St Mirren, Haddad then moved to Bulgaria by joining CSKA Sofia until the end of the season.[8] At first, CSKA Sofia confirmed their interest in signing Haddad, having joined them on trial.[9] He would make three appearance before being released by the club.[10]

After six-months without a club, Haddad signed for FC Dordrecht until the end of the season.[11] His debut didn't go according to plan when he came off in the first half of the match, which Dordrecht lost 6–1 against Volendam.[12]

International careerEdit

Despite being born in Morocco, Haddad has been capped for the Netherlands at Under 18 and Under 19 level.[11]

HonoursEdit

In 2006/07, Haddad was awarded the best player of Eredivisie A-Juniors.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Excelsior Youth Player to AZ" [Jeugdspeler Excelsior naar AZ] (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmood. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Haddad relocated to Telstar" [Haddad verkast naar Telstar] (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmood. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Dutch defender Haddad wins St Mirren contract". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Haddad eyes Buddies stay". Sky Sports. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  5. ^ "St Mirren boss Danny Lennon hails Tommy Craig influence". BBC Sport. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Illias Leaves". saintmirren.net. St Mirren F.C. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Buddies withdraw Haddad offer". Sky Sports. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Moor signed with CSKA" [Мароканецът подписа с ЦСКА] (in Bulgarian). www.sportal.bg. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  9. ^ "CSKA changed its mind about Elias Haddad (video)" [ЦСКА си промени мнението за Илиас Хадад (видео)] (in Bulgarian). Nov Sport. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  10. ^ "CSKA expecting a former Roma player, will release 14 players" [ЦСКА чака бивш играч на Рома, разделя се с 14 футболисти] (in Bulgarian). www.sportal.bg. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Amateur Contract for Ilias Haddad at FC Dordrecht" [Amateurcontract voor Ilias Haddad bij FC Dordrecht] (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmood. 18 January 2013. Retrieved March 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  12. ^ "Jong FC Dordrecht 3–0 bottom" [Jong FC Dordrecht met 3–0 onderuit] (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmood. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.

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