Abdelaziz Barrada

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Abdelaziz Barrada
Abdelaziz Barrada.jpg
Barrada playing for Getafe in 2012
Personal information
Full name Abdelaziz Barrada
Date of birth (1989-06-19) 19 June 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Provins, France
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al Nasr
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Sénart-Moissy 11 (3)
2007–2010 Paris Saint-Germain II 43 (2)
2010–2011 Getafe B 32 (4)
2011–2013 Getafe 64 (8)
2013–2014 Al Jazira 22 (10)
2014–2016 Marseille 33 (2)
2016– Al Nasr 16 (5)
National team
2011–2012 Morocco U23 11 (4)
2012– Morocco 26 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2015

Abdelaziz Barrada (born 19 June 1989), sometimes known just as Abdel, is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays for Emirati club Al-Nasr Dubai SC as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]


Barrada was born in Provins, France. After playing three years with Paris Saint-Germain FC's reserves, he moved to Spain in 2010 and joined Getafe CF, initially being assigned to the reserves which were playing for the first time ever in Segunda División B. On 14 March 2011, he signed his first professional contract with the Madrid outskirts team,[1] and proved essential as the B's eventually retained their league status at the end of the season.

On 28 August 2011, Barrada made his La Liga debut with Getafe, starting and playing 60 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against Levante UD.[2] He was immediately propelled into manager Luís García's starting XI.[3]

On 6 November 2011, Barrada scored his first goal for Getafe's main squad, helping the hosts – who played more than 60 minutes with ten players – to a 3–2 home win against Atlético Madrid.[4] In the following month, on the 17th, he netted twice in a 2–1 success at RCD Mallorca.[5]

Barrada scored four goals in 32 games in both of his seasons with the club, helping it to consecutive midtable positions (11th and 10th).[6]

Al-Jazira / Marseille[edit]

On 6 July 2013, Barrada joined UAE Arabian Gulf League side Al Jazira Club, signing a four-year contract.[7] The following summer, he agreed to a four-year deal with Olympique de Marseille for a reported €4.5 million.[8]

In only his second appearance in Ligue 1, Barrada scored his first goal in the competition, coming on as a 87th-minute substitute in the home fixture against OGC Nice and scoring for a 4–0 victory.[9] His second arrived early into the 2015–16 season, as he contributed to a 6–0 demolition of Troyes AC also at the Stade Vélodrome.[10]

International career[edit]

Barrada earned his first cap for Morocco on 29 February 2012, playing 86 minutes in a 2–0 friendly win over Burkina Faso.[11] Also that year, he was part of the under-23 squad at the Summer Olympic Games, scoring in a 2–2 draw against Honduras[12] in an eventual group stage exit.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Morocco's goal tally first.
Goal # Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 October 2012 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco  Mozambique 1–0 4–0 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 15 June 2013 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco  Gambia 1–0 2–0 2014 World Cup qualification
3. 14 August 2013 Grand Stade, Tanger, Morocco  Burkina Faso 1–2 1–2 Friendly
4. 7 September 2014 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco  Libya 2–0 3–0 Friendly


  1. ^ Abdelaziz Barrada passe pro à Getafe (Abdelaziz Barrada turns pro at Getafe); Maroc Football, 14 March 2011 (in French)
  2. ^ Juanlu saves Levante; ESPN Soccernet, 28 August 2011
  3. ^ Abdel Barrada, la joya de la cantera del Getafe (Abdel Barrada, Getafe youth system's gem); ABC, 7 November 2011 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Getafe 3–2 Atlético Madrid; ESPN Soccernet, 6 November 2011
  5. ^ Getafe fight back for vital win; ESPN Soccernet, 17 December 2011
  6. ^ "El Getafe traspasa a Barrada, el Zaragoza ficha a Barkero y Bojan, cedido al Ajax" [Getafe transfers Barrada, Zaragoza signs Barkero and Bojan, loaned to Ajax] (in Spanish). RTVE. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Al Jazira sign Abdelaziz Barrada from Getafe". Pro League. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Al Jazira sell off Barrada to Marseille". The National. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Marseille-Nice: l'OM écrase Nice et fait le spectacle au Vélodrome" [Marseille-Nice: OM crushes Nice and puts on a show at the Vélodrome] (in French). RTL. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Scott, A (23 August 2015). "Michel's Marseille hit Troyes for six". Ligue 1. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Morocco 2–0 Burkina Faso: Abdelaziz Barrada orchestrates Atlas Lions win in dream debut". Maktoob News. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "Honours even for Honduras, Morocco". FIFA.com. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 

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