Rudy Haddad (Hebrew: רודי חדד; born 5 February 1985) is a former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Rudy Haddad
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Haddad with Maccabi Tel Aviv
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-02-05) 5 February 1985 (age 37)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Maccabi Paris
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Paris Saint-Germain 9 (0)
2006–2007Valenciennes (loan) 29 (1)
2007–2009 Maccabi Tel Aviv 43 (1)
2009Châteauroux (loan) 18 (0)
2009–2011 Châteauroux 64 (4)
2011–2014 Auxerre 35 (3)
2015–2018 Hapoel Ashkelon 73 (4)
Total 271 (13)
National team
2005–2006 France U21 6 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

CareerEdit

Haddad is Jewish,[1] and was born in Paris and raised in France to a family of Tunisian Jewish descent.[2] He is a previously highly touted young player, having come up through the youth system at Paris Saint-Germain. On 21 January 2009, he was loaned out to Valenciennes FC.

He was unable to hold down a regular first team place at Paris Saint-Germain. He has been noted as a player of some promise but the presence of Portuguese goalscorer Pauleta restricted his first team opportunities. He signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. in July 2007. His Jewish ethnicity made him a prime target for some football clubs in Israel, where he would not count as a foreigner.[2] Maccabi Tel Aviv placed a 500,000 bid for his services.[3]

On 16 June 2011, Haddad signed a three-year contract with Ligue 1 side AJ Auxerre after a three-year stint with LB Châteauroux in Ligue 2.[4]

In August 2015, Hadad signed a two-year contract with Hapoel Ashkelon from Liga Leumit. In the end of the 2015–16 Hadad was one of the key players of Ashkelon's promotion to the Israeli Premier League.[5]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Top Jewish American soccer players targeted by Israeli clubs". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com.
  2. ^ a b דיווחים בצרפת: מכבי ת"א מעוניינת ברודי חדד (in Hebrew). One.co.il. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Foot – Transferts – Haddad au Maccabi Tel-Aviv ?" (in French). L'Équipe. 7 July 2007. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2007.
  4. ^ "Haddad à Auxerre" (in French). L'Équipe. 16 June 2011. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  5. ^ Rudy Haddad at Soccerbase

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