Abdelilah Hafidi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Abdelilah Hafidi
Personal information
Full name Abdelilah Hafidi
Date of birth (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Boujad, Morocco
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Winger[1]
Club information
Current team
Raja Casablanca
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Raja Casablanca 125 (43)
National team
2012– Morocco 16 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2019

Abdelilah Hafidi (born on January 30, 1992) is a Moroccan professional international footballer. He plays as a left winger for Raja Casablanca [2] since 2011–12 Season.

Biography[edit]

Club career[edit]

During the 2011–12 Botola season, Hafidi was one of a few Raja Casablanca B players who were called up to the first team as part of the team's board members plan, which sought to solve the team's financial difficulties by giving the chance to its young players to integrate into the first team.

Hafidi made 11 appearances during 2011–12 Botola. However, he did not play for most of the season, but still managed to score 3 goals in the Botola; 2 goals against Chabab Massira (4–1) and 1 goal against KAC Kenitra (5–2).

Raja Casablanca ended the 2011–12 Botola season as fourth in the ranking of the Botola, which secured them a place in the Arab Champions League.

During the 2012–2013 pre-season transfer window, Raja Casablanca's new president, Mohamed Boudrika, signed the Moroccan coach, Mohamed Fakhir. The latter made some meaningful changes to the team's squad. However, Hafidi was not released as Fakher was convinced that the young player has a substantial individual talent.

As a result, Hafidi imposed himself as an indispensable player in the team, despite his young age. Furthermore, he played an important role in the front line of the team, during all 5 matches of the Moroccan Cup Coupe du Trône, by scoring 3 goals in 3 consecutive matches, against Hassania Agadir (2–1), KACM (0–1) and Wydad Casablanca (1–3). Consequently, Raja Casablanca won the Moroccan Cup for the seventh time in its history, after beating FAR Rabat, in the finals, by penalty shoot-outs (4–5), following a score of (0–0) in the match.

Hafidi's performances drew more attention during the 2012–2013 season. He scored 6 goals in the Moroccan league 2012–13 Botola, 2 goals in the Arab Champions League and 3 goals in the Moroccan Cup Coupe du Trône. Hafidi ended the season with 2 trophies, The Moroccan Cup Coupe du Trône and the Moroccan league 2012–13 Botola. The latter qualified Raja Casablanca directly to the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, as Morocco was the host country of that year's tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morocco name Chan squad". goal.com. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. ^ Raja Casablance profile Archived December 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine