Abdelkader Laïfaoui

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Abdelkader Laïfaoui
Personal information
Full name Abdelkader Laïfaoui
Date of birth (1981-07-29) July 29, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Hussein Dey, Algiers, Algeria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
USM Alger
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 OMR El Annasser - (-)
2003–2005 NA Hussein Dey 52 (2)
2005–2007 CR Belouizdad 53 (4)
2007–2011 ES Sétif 87 (4)
2011– USM Alger 23 (2)
National team
2004– Algeria 8 (0)
2010– Algeria A' 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, April 18, 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, April 18, 2012 (UTC)

Abdelkader Laïfaoui (born July 29, 1981[1] in Hussein Dey, Algiers) is an Algerian international footballer who plays for USM Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a right back.

An Algerian international since 2004, Laïfaoui was a member of the Algeria national team at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was also a member of the Algeria A' national team that finished fourth at the 2011 African Nations Championship in Sudan.

Club career[edit]

In December 2005, Laïfaoui was linked with a move to Tunisian side Club Africain.[2] Despite traveling to Tunis and agreeing to personal terms with the club, CR Belouizdad refused to release the player and an agreement on a transfer fee could not be reached.[3]

On July 25, 2011, Laïfaoui signed a two year contract with USM Alger, joining them on a free transfer from ES Sétif.[4] On April 14, 2012, in a league game against MC Saïda at Saïda's Stade 13 Avril 1958, Laïfaoui was stabbed by opposing fans who stormed the pitch at the end of the game.[5] Due to his injuries, he had to receive stitches and spend the night in hospital.[6]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Country[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/players/player=244870/index.html
  2. ^ Mohamed B. (December 26, 2005). ""Je veux jouer en Tunisie" ABDELKADER LAIFAOUI à Liberté". Liberté. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Laïfaoui devrait rester". Infosoir. December 26, 2005. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ Laïfaoui, usmiste pour 2 ans
  5. ^ APS (April 14, 2012). "La délégation de l'USMA agressée à Saïda" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ APS (April 15, 2012). "Haddad: "Laifaoui et Cherchar toujours à l’hôpital"". DZFoot. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 

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