Abdelkader Laïfaoui

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Abdelkader Laïfaoui
Personal information
Full name Abdelkader Laïfaoui
Date of birth (1981-07-29) July 29, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Hussein Dey, Algiers, Algeria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
USM Blida
Number TBA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 OMR El Annasser - (-)
2003–2005 NA Hussein Dey 52 (2)
2005–2007 CR Belouizdad 53 (4)
2007–2011 ES Sétif 87 (4)
2011–2015 USM Alger 57 (2)
2015– USM Blida 0 (0)
National team
2004–2011 Algeria 8 (0)
2010– Algeria A' 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, June 19, 2015 (EST).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, June 19, 2015 (EST)

Abdelkader Laïfaoui (born July 29, 1981 in Hussein Dey, Algiers) is an Algerian international footballer who plays for USM Blida in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a right back.

An Algerian international since 2004, Laïfaoui was a member of the Algeria national team at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was also a member of the Algeria A' national team that finished fourth at the 2011 African Nations Championship in Sudan.

Club career[edit]

In December 2005, Laïfaoui was linked with a move to Tunisian side Club Africain.[1] Despite traveling to Tunis and agreeing to personal terms with the club, CR Belouizdad refused to release the player and an agreement on a transfer fee could not be reached.[2]

On July 25, 2011, Laïfaoui signed a two-year contract with USM Alger, joining them on a free transfer from ES Sétif.[3] On April 14, 2012, in a league game against MC Saïda at Saïda's Stade 13 Avril 1958, Laïfaoui was stabbed by opposing fans who stormed the pitch at the end of the game.[4] Due to his injuries, he had to receive stitches and spend the night in hospital.[5]





  1. ^ Mohamed B. (December 26, 2005). ""Je veux jouer en Tunisie" ABDELKADER LAIFAOUI à Liberté". Liberté. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Laïfaoui devrait rester". Infosoir. December 26, 2005. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Laïfaoui, usmiste pour 2 ans Archived October 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ APS (April 14, 2012). "La délégation de l'USMA agressée à Saïda" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ APS (April 15, 2012). "Haddad: "Laifaoui et Cherchar toujours à l'hôpital"". DZFoot. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 

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