Haidara playing for Newcastle in 2013
|Full name||Massadio Haïdara|
|Date of birth||2 December 1992|
|Place of birth||Trappes, France|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Haïdara made his professional debut on 11 December 2010 in a league match against Sochaux. On 10 January 2011, he signed his first professional contract after agreeing to a three-year deal with Nancy.
On 25 January 2013, Haïdara signed for English Premier League club Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee (reportedly £2 million) to become Newcastle's ninth first team player with French nationality and fourth of five French players signed in the January 2013 transfer window. He made his debut for Newcastle on 21 February 2013 in the Europa League against Metalist Kharkiv.
During a match against Wigan Athletic on 17 March 2013, Haïdara came on as a substitute for injured Frenchman Mathieu Debuchy. A few minutes afterwards, he was stretchered off after a high tackle on him by Callum McManaman. The incident provoked a tunnel bust-up at half-time that saw Newcastle assistant manager John Carver and Wigan coach Graham Barrow both sent to the stands by referee Mark Halsey.
He currently represents France at U21 level.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Newcastle United||2012–13||Premier League||4||0||0||0||0||0||4[a]||0||8||0|
- Appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
- "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "Nancy v. Sochaux Match Report". LFP (in French). 11 December 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
- "Haïdara a signé pro". AS Nancy (in French). 10 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
- "Massadio Haidara joins Yoan Gouffran, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Matthieu Debuchy at Newcastle". Daily Mail. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- "Metalist v Newcastle: Debut For Haidara". Newcastle United FC. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- "The horror tackle that put Massadio Haïdara in hospital". inside World Soccer. 18 March 2013.
- "Massadio Haidara French competition stats". LFP.
- Massadio Haidara career stats at Soccerbase
- "Games played by Massadio Haidara in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- "Games played by Massadio Haidara in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 May 2014.