Omar El Kaddouri

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Omar El Kaddouri
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Personal information
Date of birth (1990-08-21) 21 August 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Brussels, Belgium
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Torino
(on loan from Napoli)
Number 7
Youth career
2001–2006 Diegem
2006–2008 Anderlecht
2008–2010 Brescia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Anderlecht 0 (0)
2008–2012 Brescia 39 (7)
2010–2011 Südtirol (loan) 31 (2)
2012– Napoli 7 (0)
2013– Torino (loan) 61 (8)
National team
2009–2010 Belgium U19 5 (0)
2011–2012 Belgium U21 2 (1)
2012 Morocco Olympic[1][2] 2 (0)
2013– Morocco 11 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 May 2015

Omar El Kaddouri (born 21 August 1990) is a Belgian–Moroccan footballer who currently plays as midfielder for Torino on loan from Napoli and the Moroccan national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Belgium to Moroccan parents, he began his early career at K. Diegem Sport. He subsequently moved to Anderlecht after being scouted by their youth system. During the Torneo di Viareggio in 2007, he was scouted by Italian football club Brescia who signed him in 2008.

He played two seasons with the Brescia youth team, managing a first team appearance when he came on as a substitute against Livorno on 30 March 2009, aged just 18. Due to a lack of first team opportunities, he was sent out to Lega Pro side Südtirol, where he managed 32 appearances, scoring two goals and assisting a further 10.

Brescia[edit]

During 2011–12, he returned to Brescia, who decided to establish him in the centre midfield. On 3 October 2011, he scored the second goal in a defeat of Cittadella. On 5 March 2012 he scored his fifth goal of the season for le Rondinelle against Gubbio, on an assist of Jonathas. He concluded the season with 38 appearances and 7 goals.

Napoli[edit]

On 24 August 2012 he officially signed with Napoli under a co-ownership agreement for €2 million.[3]

He officially debuted with the Neapolitans on 20 September as a starter in a Europa League match against Swedish side AIK Fotboll; his Serie A debut was on 2 December, in a home game against Pescara. He collected 7 appearances in Serie A, with 14 in total throughout the season.

On 20 June 2013 Napoli acquired the second half of his contract from Brescia.[4]

Torino[edit]

On 11 July 2013 he was loaned to Torino with the right to redeem half of his contract in co-ownership.[5] He made his debut on 17 August in the third round of Coppa Italia, a 1–2 defeat against Pescara, substituting Alexander Farnerud at halftime. On 24 November he scored his first two goals for Torino during a 4–1 win against Catania.[6] On 17 February 2014 he scored the final goal in a 3–1 win away at Verona, after providing two assists on the earlier goals.

In the league he collected 29 appearances and 5 goals. At the end of the season Torino opted to acquire 50% of his contract, however, Napoli exercised the right redeem his contract in full as stipulated. On 1 July 2014 he was reloaned to Torino with a buyout clause.[7] On 7 February 2015 he scored his first goal of the season during an away fixture against Verona; the game ended 3–1 in favour of the Granata.

International career[edit]

El Kaddouri was part of the Belgium U21, with whom he scored his first goal 14 November 2011 against England in a match part of the European Under-21 qualifiers in 2013. In July 2012, he participated in the Olympic Games in London with Morocco, collecting two appearances.

El Kaddouri then played for the Moroccan national team, making his debut 14 August 2013 in a friendly against Burkina Faso. He scored his first goal on 23 May 2014 in a 4–0 friendly win over Mozambique.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 May 2015.

Season Team League Domestic Cup European Competition Other Tournaments Total
Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008–09 Italy Brescia B 1 0 CI 0 0 - - - - - - 1 0
2009–10 B 0 0 CI 2 0 - - - - - - 2 0
2010–11 Italy Südtirol PD 31 2 CI-C  ?  ? - - - - - - 31 2
2011–12 Italy Brescia B 38 7 CI 2 0 - - - - - - 40 7
Total Brescia 39 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 43 7
2012–13 Italy Napoli A 7 0 CI 1 0 UEL 4 0 SI[9] - - 12 0
2013–14 Italy Torino A 29 5 CI 1 0 - - - - - - 30 5
2014–15 A 30 3 CI 1 0 UEL 13 1 - - - 23 1
Total Torino 59 8 2 0 13 1 0 0 74 9
Total career 136 17 7 0 17 1 0 0 160 18

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Morocco's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 23 May 2014 Estádio de São Luís, Faro  Mozambique 1–0 4–0 Friendly [8]
2. 9 October 2014 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech  Central African Republic 3–0 4–0 [10]
3. 13 November 2014 Stade Adrar, Agadir  Benin 3–0 6–1 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [2]
  2. ^ [3]
  3. ^ "Ufficiale: Omar El Kaddouri al Napoli". Article on sscnapoli.it. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "http://www.sscnapoli.it/static/news/Napoli,-riscattato-El-Kaddouri-504.aspx". sscnapoli.it (in Italian). Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.torinofc.it/it/news/09/07/2013/el-kaddouri-al-toro_2347
  6. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/matches/2013/11/24/italy/serie-a/torino-fc/calcio-catania/1552086/
  7. ^ "UFFICIALE - El Kaddouri ritorna al Torino". torinogranata.it (in Italian). Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Morocco mauls Mozambique". The World Game. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Acquired after the participation in the competition
  10. ^ "Morocco 4 Central African Republic 0: Hamdallah hat-trick eases hosts to victory". FourFourTwo. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Morocco 6 Benin 1: Ruthless hosts lift the gloom". Sportal. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 

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