Abdeslam Ouaddou

Abdeslam Ouaddou

Ouaddou playing for Qatar SC.
Personal information
Full name Abdeslam Ouaddou
Date of birth (1978-11-01) November 1, 1978
Place of birth Alnif, Morocco
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Nancy 47 (0)
2001–2003 Fulham 21 (0)
2003–2006 Rennes 81 (5)
2006 Olympiacos 6 (0)
2006–2008 Valenciennes 42 (0)
2008–2010 Nancy 44 (1)
2010–2011 Lekhwiya 26 (2)
2011–2012 Qatar SC 6 (1)
2013 Nancy 0 (0)
National team
2000-2009 Morocco 57 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 7, 2010.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 11, 2008

Abdeslam Ouaddou (Arabic: عبدالسلام وادو) (born November 1, 1978 in Alnif, Morocco) is a Moroccan footballer. He last played for AS Nancy-Lorraine as a central defender or defensive midfielder.


He started his footballing career quite late, at the age of 21. In the summer of 2001, Ouaddou was signed by newly promoted Premier League club Fulham for £2m, on a four-year contract.[1] However, Ouaddou did not settle in England and spent the last two years of his contract on loan at Rennes, before joining the French club permanently once his contract expired.[2]

On the Summer of 2006, he signed for Olympiacos FC. After disappointing appearances with the team, Ouaddou was regulated on the bench. On December 7, 2006 Ouaddou asked Olympiacos to release him free because he felt homesick and had some family problems. The club's directors agreed and Ouaddou will return to France.[3]

On January 1, 2007, the opening day of the January transfer window, Ouaddou joined Valenciennes FC on a free transfer. After one season with the club however, he transferred to AS Nancy for a fee of £150,000. He was voted the club's best signing for the 2008/09 campaign.

On June 30, 2010, Abdeslam Ouaddou left AS Nancy after a dispute with the Ligue 1 outfit. The Moroccan veteran defender had a deal until 2012 but has left after the club decided to sack him for gross misconduct, while the player wanted to cancel his contract.

In 2010, he played for Lekhwiya in the Qatar Stars League, eventually winning the league championship.

It was announced on August 8, 2011, Qatar SC had signed him for a two-year deal. He commented on the move, stating "I'm more than pleased to have extended my stay in the Qatar Stars League and move to another big club".[4] In 2013, he criticized employment conditions in Qatar, stating "When you work in Qatar you belong to someone. You are not free. You are a slave."[5]

International goals


  1. "Fulham sign £2m Ouaddou". BBC News. August 1, 2001. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  2. "Ouaddou secures new Rennes loan". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  3. "Ouaddou quits Olympiakos". BBC News. December 14, 2006. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  4. "Ouaddou move to Qatar SC". Retrieved 2011-08-07.
  5. Montague, James (1 May 2013). "Desert heat: World Cup hosts Qatar face scrutiny over 'slavery' accusations". CNN.

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