Radhi Ben Abdelmajid Jaïdi (Arabic: راضي بن عبد المجيد الجعايدي; born 30 August 1975) is a Tunisian former footballer who played as a centre back. He was previously head coach of the under-23 team at Southampton and is currently head coach of USL Championship team Hartford Athletic.
|Full name||Radhi Ben Abdelmajid Jaïdi|
|Date of birth||30 August 1975|
|Place of birth||Tunis, Tunisia|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Jaïdi joined Birmingham City in the summer of 2006 for £2 million. He made his debut in a 1–0 win over Crystal Palace in the early stages of the season although he almost scored an own goal in this match. After three years with the club, he was not offered another deal when his contract expired at the end of June 2009.
In August 2009, Jaïdi passed a medical and agreed personal terms with Football League One club Southampton, but the transfer stalled when doubts arose over the player's eligibility for a work permit. However, on 2 September 2009, the club confirmed that Jaïdi had signed a two-year contract, subject to work-permit clearance. He received his international clearance on 10 September, and made his debut as a 77th-minute substitute at Charlton two days later. He scored his first goal for the Saints in a 1–1 draw away to Carlisle United on 26 September; the 95th-minute goal came from a free kick which earned his side the draw. His first goal in the 2010–11 season came in a 4–1 victory over Huddersfield Town.
Jaïdi was also a regular in the Tunisia line-up and was selected by coach Roger Lemerre for the 2006 World Cup. He scored the goal which secured a 2–2 draw in their opening game against Saudi Arabia. He had previously been part of Tunisia's 2004 African Nations Cup-winning squad, and played in the 2002 World Cup. He captained the Tunisian national team in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, where they went out in the quarter finals to Cameroon.
In August 2019 he was linked with the vacant Tunisia national team manager job.
on 7 November 2019 American team Hartford Athletic announced that Jaidi has been named the club's Head Coach for the 2020 USL season, subject to the completion of relevant documentation. He said he hoped the job would allow him to return to coach in Europe in the future.
Jaïdi is Muslim.
- Scores and results list Tunisia's goal tally first.
|1||27 February 1999||Stade El Menzah, Tunis, Tunisia||Uganda||2–0||6–0||2000 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2||3 February 2000||Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, Nigeria||Congo||1–0||1–0||2000 Africa Cup of Nations|
|3||7 April 2000||Stade Olympique, Nouakchott, Mauritania||Mauritania||1–0||2–1||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4||7 October 2000||Stade El Menzah, Tunis, Tunisia||Gabon||2–2||4–2||2002 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|5||14 June 2006||FIFA WM Stadion München, Munich, Germany||Saudi Arabia||2–2||2–2||2006 FIFA World Cup|
|6||15 June 2008||Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium, Bujumbura, Burundi||Burundi||1–0||1–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7||28 May 2009||Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès, Tunisia||Sudan||3–0||4–0||Friendly|
|Correct as of 13 January 2017|
- "Biographie". RadhiJaidi.com (in French). Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "Jaidi to leave Blues". Birmingham City F.C. 15 May 2009. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
- Leitch, Adam (6 August 2009). "Jaidi deal in major doubt". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 6 August 2009.
- "Saints Complete Radhi Good Deal!". Southampton F.C. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
- "Charlton 1 Southampton 1". Southampton F.C. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
- "Carlisle 1 – 1 Southampton". BBC. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2009.
- "Four Join First Team, But Eleven Released". Southampton F.C. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
- "Southampton release Lee Holmes, David Connolly and Radhi Jaidi". BBC Sport. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
- "Radhi To Represent Saints Abroad". Southampton FC. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "U23 Season Review: Radhi Jaïdi". Southampton F.C. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
- Khmira, Souhail (25 August 2019). "Radhi Jaidi: Former Tunisia captain dismisses national coach rumours". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
- Staff, USLChampionship com (9 November 2019). "Hartford Athletic Introduces Radhi Jaidi as New Head Coach". USL Championship.
- Athletic, Hartford (8 November 2019). "Hartford Athletic Announces New Head Coach Radhi Jaïdi of Premier League's Southampton Football Club". Hartford Athletic | Connecticut's Only Professional Soccer Team.
- "Former Tunisia captain Radhi Jaidi to coach in USA". 8 November 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Radhi Jaidi hopes coaching in the USA could lead to European jobs". 21 November 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Trotters' tale of beauty and the beast". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. 27 November 2004. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
- "Jaïdi, Radhi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
- "Radhi Ben Abdelmajid Jaidi - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com.
- Shemilt, Stephan (28 March 2010). "Carlisle 1–4 Southampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 December 2017.