Youssouf Hadji

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Youssouf Hadji
Youssef Hadji and Paul Ulrich Kessany, March 28 2009.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-02-25) 25 February 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Ifrane, Morocco
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
AS Nancy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Nancy 96 (13)
2003–2005 Bastia 61 (13)
2005–2007 Rennes 34 (3)
2007–2011 Nancy 127 (38)
2011–2012 Rennes 24 (6)
2012–2013 Al-Arabi 7 (0)
2013–2014 Elazığspor 6 (0)
2014- Nancy 0 (0)
National team
2003–2012 Morocco 64 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2012

Youssouf Hadji (Arabic: يوسف حجي‎, born 25 February 1980 in Ifrane Atlas-Saghir) is a Moroccan footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for AS Nancy. He also Holds a French Passport . He is the younger brother of former Moroccan star Mustapha Hadji.

Career[edit]

Hadji started his career at Nancy in Ligue 1 under the guidance of Laszlo Bölöni. Nancy were relegated to Ligue 2 in 2000, but Hadji remained loyal and played on for another three seasons.

In 2003, he decided to pack his bags and move to Corsica to play for SC Bastia in Ligue 1. After his old team were relegated at the end of his second season there, he reunited with Bölöni at Rennes. In Brittany, he wasn't a regular starter but contributed largely to their season with 3 goals and 3 assists.

On 10 January 2007, Hadji re-joined Nancy from Rennes for an estimated £1.2m.

On 31 August 2011, After 4 years at Nancy, Hadji returned to Rennes. After one season with the Ligue 1 team, Hadji signed a two-year contract with Qatari side Al-Arabi on 26 June 2012.

In May 2014, he came back to Nancy, making it the third stint with his debut team.[1]

Personal[edit]

Youssouf's older brother Mustapha was a Moroccan international footballer, having had a successful career in football, before ending his career in 2010. Mustapha previously played for well-known clubs such as Coventry City, Sporting and Deportivo La Coruña.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AS Nancy Lorraine 1998–99 Ligue 1 1 0 1 0
1999–00 Ligue 1 4 0 1 0 5 0
2000–01 Ligue 2 34 6 4 2 38 8
2001–02 Ligue 2 26 2 5 2 31 4
2002–03 Ligue 2 30 5 7 2 37 7
SC Bastia 2003–04 Ligue 1 29 6 2 0 31 6
2004–05 Ligue 1 32 7 2 0 34 7
Stade Rennais 2005–06 Ligue 1 21 3 1 0 3 1 25 4
2006–07 Ligue 1 13 0 2 0 15 0
AS Nancy Lorraine 2006–07 Ligue 1 14 1 2 0 16 1
2007–08 Ligue 1 24 7 3 0 27 7
2008–09 Ligue 1 36 11 2 0 2 0 40 11
2009–10 Ligue 1 26 11 2 0 28 11
2010–11 Ligue 1 26 8 26 8
2011–12 Ligue 1 4 1 4 1
Stade Rennais 2011–12 Ligue 1 24 6 5 1 6 1 35 8
Al-Arabi SC (Qatar) 2012–13 Qatar Stars League 7 0 1 1 0 0 8 1
Elazığspor 2013–14 Süper Lig 6 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Career total 344 74 38 7 11 2 393 83

International goals[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hadji revient à l’ASNL" (in French). asnl.net. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.