Ilias Haddad

Ilias Haddad
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989
Place of birth Dordrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
VV Merwesteijn
SBV Excelsior
AZ Alkmaar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 AZ 0 (0)
2009–2011Telstar (loan) 50 (1)
2011 St Mirren 10 (0)
2012 CSKA Sofia 3 (0)
2013–2015 FC Dordrecht 58 (1)
2015-... AS FAR

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2015 (UTC).

Ilias Haddad (born 1 March 1989, Dordrecht) is a Moroccan footballer who plays as a centre back. Haddad holds both Dutch and Moroccan nationality.


As a youth, Haddad spent time with VV Merwesteijn, Feyenoord and SBV Excelsior, where he signed his first professional contract before moving to AZ.[1] He made his professional debut at first division club Telstar, where he played on loan.[2]

Haddad signed for Scottish Premier League club St Mirren on 19 August 2011, that keep him until January. He joined fellow Dutchman Jeroen Tesselaar, who Haddad played alongside at Telstar.[3] Haddad made his debut, the next day on 20 August 2011, coming on as a substitute for Paul McGowan, in a 2–1 win over Hibernian. In September, Haddad hints he might extend his contract with his contract is about to expire in January.[4] In November 2011, Manager Danny Lennon says he hopes Haddad to sign a new contract, that will keep him until the end of the season despite suffering a family bereavement.[5] In late-December, Lennon says he will be withdrawing Haddad's contract, citing financial problem[6][7]

After leaving St Mirren, Haddad then moved to Bulgaria by joining CSKA Sofia until the end of the season.[8] At first, CSKA Sofia confirmed their interest in signing Haddad, having joined them on trial.[9] He would make three appearance before being released by the club.[10]

After six-months without a club, Haddad signed for FC Dordrecht until the end of the season.[11] His debut didn't go according to plan when he came off in the first half of the match, which Dordrecht lost 6–1 against Volendam.[12]

International career

Despite being born in Morocco, Haddad has been capped for the Netherlands at Under 18 and Under 19 level.[11]


In 2006/07, Haddad was awarded the best player of Eredivisie A-Juniors.


  1. "Excelsior Youth Player to AZ" [Jeugdspeler Excelsior naar AZ] (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmood. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  2. "Haddad relocated to Telstar" [Haddad verkast naar Telstar] (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmood. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  3. "Dutch defender Haddad wins St Mirren contract". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  4. "Haddad eyes Buddies stay". Sky Sports. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  5. "St Mirren boss Danny Lennon hails Tommy Craig influence". BBC Sport. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  6. "Illias Leaves". St Mirren F.C. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  7. "Buddies withdraw Haddad offer". Sky Sports. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  8. "Moor signed with CSKA" [Мароканецът подписа с ЦСКА] (in Bulgarian). 17 February 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  9. "CSKA changed its mind about Elias Haddad (video)" [ЦСКА си промени мнението за Илиас Хадад (видео)] (in Bulgarian). Nov Sport. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  10. "CSKA expecting a former Roma player, will release 14 players" [ЦСКА чака бивш играч на Рома, разделя се с 14 футболисти] (in Bulgarian). 8 June 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  11. 1 2 "Amateur Contract for Ilias Haddad at FC Dordrecht" [Amateurcontract voor Ilias Haddad bij FC Dordrecht] (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmood. 18 January 2013. Retrieved March 2013. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. "Jong FC Dordrecht 3–0 bottom" [Jong FC Dordrecht met 3–0 onderuit] (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmood. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
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