Sarah Bouhaddi (born 17 October 1986) is a French football player currently playing for Olympique Lyon of the Division 1 Féminine. Bouhaddi plays as a goalkeeper and is a member of the France women's national football team having made her debut in 2004. Before suffering an injury to her ACL in 2009, she was France's number one goalkeeper, however in 2011, she re-captured the position ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
|Date of birth||17 October 1986|
|Place of birth||Cannes, France|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 November 2019
Bouhaddi had previously starred with the women's under-19 team helping France win the 2003 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, held in Germany. She was one of the few underage players in the team and, despite being only 17, was named the starting goalkeeper. After struggling in the group stage phase, Bouhaddi recorded two clean sheets in the semi-finals against England and the final against Norway. Bouhaddi was selected again for the 2005 edition of the under-19 competition and helped her nation reach the final match again, however she would not hoist the title due to losing 5–6 on penalties to Russia. The following year, she played in the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship helping France reach the quarter-finals before losing to North Korea.
On 21 February 2004, Bouhaddi made her senior international debut in a friendly match against Scotland appearing as a substitute playing 21 minutes. Despite not earning any caps during the qualification phase for UEFA Women's Euro 2005, she was selected as the starting goalkeeper by coach Elisabeth Loisel. In the tournament, France suffered elimination in the group stage phase on goal difference with Bouhaddi playing all three matches conceding five goals. Following the tournament, Bouhaddi was officially designated as the number one goalkeeper and participated in all of the team's qualifying matches for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, which France failed to qualify for. She made her second major international tournament appearance after being selected by new coach Bruno Bini to play in UEFA Women's Euro 2009, where France reached as far as the quarterfinals losing to the Netherlands 4–5 on penalties. Due to an ACL injury, Bouhaddi missed a significant portion of France's qualifying campaign for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
As of 1 September 2016
- Division 1 Féminine (10): 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- Coupe de France Féminine (7): 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018-19
- UEFA Women's Champions League (6): 2010–11, 2011–12, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- 2015 World Cup
- "Sarah Bouhaddi Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
- "Sarah Bouhaddi" (in French). Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- "Former Results". IFFHS. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
- "THE IFFHS WOMEN WORLD TEAM 2017". IFFHS.de. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
- "IFFHS AWARDS – THE WOMEN WORLD TEAM 2018". IFFHS.de. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.