Issam El Adoua
|Full name||Issam El Adoua|
|Date of birth||12 September 1986|
|Place of birth||Casablanca, Morocco|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2010||→ Nantes (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
On 25 May 2009 El Adoua moved abroad, signing a four-year deal with Ligue 1 side RC Lens. He made his debut for the side on 23 September, starting in a 4–3 away win over Montpellier HSC, for the campaign's Coupe de la Ligue; however he failed to appear in the league, and was subsequently loaned to FC Nantes on 16 January of the following year. He appeared eight times in Ligue 2 before returning to his parent club.
In June 2010 El Adoua moved to Kuwait, joining Al Qadsia SC. In his one-year spell he won the Premier League and the Federation Cup. On 4 June 2011 he moved teams and countries again, signing a two-year deal with Primeira Liga side Vitória S.C..
On 18 June 2013 the free agent El Adoua joined Levante UD, signing a two-year deal. He made his La Liga debut on 17 August, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–7 away loss at FC Barcelona.
- Wydad Casablanca
- Al Qadsia
- Vitória Guimarães
- Issam El Adoua no Vitória por dois anos (Issam El Adoua in Vitória for two years); Vitória Guimarães' official website, 4 June 2011 (Portuguese)
- Football: Issam El Adoua s'engage avec Lens (Football: Issam El Adoua signs with Lens); Yabiladi, 25 May 2009 (French)
- Issam El Adoua prêté au FC Nantes (Issam El Adoua loaned to FC Nantes); Nantes' official website, 16 January 2010 (French)
- V. Guimarães contrata Issam El Adoua (V. Guimarães signs Issam El Adoua); Sapo.pt, 4 June 2011 (Portuguese)
- El Levante ficha al internacional marroquí Issam El Adoua (Levante signs Moroccan international Issam El Adoua); Diario AS, 18 June 2013 (Spanish)
- Martino's dream start; ESPN FC, 18 August 2013