Abdelkrim El Hadrioui

Abdelkrim El Hadrioui
Personal information
Full name Abdelkrim El Hadrioui
Date of birth (1972-03-06) 6 March 1972
Place of birth Taza, Morocco
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left-back
Youth career
A.S.T de Taza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1996 AS.FAR
1997–1998 Benfica 22 (0)
1998–2002 AZ Alkmaar 87 (2)
2002–2004 Charleroi
2004–2005 Ittihad Khemisset
National team
1993–2002 Morocco 62 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Abdelkrim El Hadrioui (Arabic: عبد الكريم الحضريوي) (born 6 March 1972) is a former Moroccan footballer who played as a left-back.


Born in Taza, Hadrioui began his career at AS.FAR, helping them win one league title. In January 1997, after the sale of Dimas to Juventus, Mário Wilson, who managed AS.FAR a year before, recommend him to Benfica, who subsequently signed him.[1] He made his league debut on 10 March 1997 in a 3–1 loss against Chaves and quickly took the starting role from Pedro Henriques.[1] He scored his first and only goal for Benfica on the 1997 Taça de Portugal Final lost to Boavista. After the arrival of Scott Minto and Graeme Souness, his influence was greatly reduced, only appearing sporadically throughout his second year, but still bagged 21 matches, for a total for 29 appearances for Benfica.[1]

In 1998, he moved to AZ Alkmaar, becoming an undisputed starter, and even attracting attention of other clubs, such as Celtic in August 2000.[2] After four seasons at Alkmaar, El Hadrioui moved to Belgian, playing for two years with Charleroi, retiring in 2005 at the age of 33 years after a one year spell with Ittihad Khemisset.

Internationally, he was a member of the Morocco national football team that competed at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States and 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.[3] He also participated at the 1992 Summer Olympics.[4]


  1. 1 2 3 "Nº166 - El Hadrioui". Vedeta ou Marreta (in Portuguese). 12 November 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. "Celtic eye Moroccan star". BBC Sport. 15 August 2000. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  3. Abdelkrim El HadriouiFIFA competition record
  4. "Abdel Krim El-Hadrioui Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-04-21.

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