Abdelkader Lecheheb

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Lecheheb presenting his credentials to Dmitry Medvedev in May 2009.

Abdelkader Lecheheb, sometimes written as Lachheb, (born 13 July 1954) is a Moroccan diplomat and former footballer who is the Ambassador of Morocco to Russia. He presented his credentials to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 29 May 2009.[1]

Football career[edit]

Born in Oujda, Lecheheb played football in his youth. He began playing with local sides USM Oujda and MC Oujda before moving to Casablanca where he played for Wydad Casablanca. Lechebeb scored 23 goals to lead Wydad to the 1975–76 Botola title. He finished playing football with a club in Switzerland.[2]

Lecheheb made 15 appearances for the Morocco national football team.[2]

Diplomatic career[edit]

Lecheheb earned degrees in law, and then received a doctorate in international relations in Geneva. He represented Morocco in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Switzerland before being appointed Abdellatif Filali's chief of staff in 1994. In 1998, he became Morocco's ambassador to Canada. He would be appointed ambassador to Japan before assuming the role of ambassador to Russia.[2]


  1. ^ Послы иностранных государств, вручившие верительные грамоты Президенту России (in Russian). Presidential Press and Information Office. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  2. ^ a b c Mansour, Abdellatif (9 December 2003). "Abdelkader Lecheheb, ancien footballeur international et diplomate de carrière" [Abdelkader Lecheheb, former international footballer and career diplomat] (in French). Maroc Hebdo. Retrieved 15 May 2012.