Abdelkrim El Hadrioui

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Abdelkrim El Hadrioui
Personal information
Full name Abdelkrim El Hadrioui
Date of birth (1972-03-06) 6 March 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Taza, Morocco
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left-back
Youth career
A.S.T de Taza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1996 AS.FAR 143 (7)
1997–1998 Benfica 22 (0)
1998–2002 AZ Alkmaar 87 (2)
2002–2004 Charleroi 59 (3)
2004–2005 Ittihad Khemisset 19 (0)
National team
1992–2001 Morocco 72 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Abdelkrim El Hadrioui (Arabic: عبد الكريم الحضريوي‎) (born 6 March 1972) is a retired Moroccan professional footballer who played as a left-back.


Born in Taza, Hadrioui began his career at AS.FAR, helping them win one league title. In January 1997, after the sale of Dimas to Juventus, Mário Wilson, who managed AS.FAR a year before, recommend him to Benfica, who subsequently signed him. He made his league debut on 1 March 1997 in a 3–1 loss against Chaves and quickly took the starting role from Pedro Henriques.[1][2] He scored his first and only goal for Benfica on the 1997 Taça de Portugal Final lost to Boavista. After the arrival of Scott Minto and Graeme Souness, his influence was greatly reduced, only appearing sporadically throughout his second year, but still bagged 20 matches, for a total for 28 appearances for Benfica.[3]

In 1998, he moved to AZ Alkmaar, becoming an undisputed starter, and even attracting attention of other clubs, such as Celtic in August 2000.[4] After four seasons at Alkmaar, El Hadrioui moved to Belgian, playing for two years with Charleroi, retiring in 2005 at the age of 33 years after a one-year spell with Ittihad Khemisset.

Internationally, he was a member of the Morocco national football team that competed at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States and 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.[5] He also participated at the 1992 Summer Olympics.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 February 1994 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates  Slovakia 1–2 Win Friendly
2. 23 March 1994 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 1–2 Win Friendly
3. 20 March 1996 Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Egypt 0–2 Win Friendly
4. 31 May 1997 Prince Moulay Stadium, Rabat, Morocco  Ethiopia 4–0 Win 1998 African Cup of Nations qual.
Correct as of 7 October 2015[7][8][9]


  1. ^ Tovar, Rui Miguel (2012). Almanaque do Benfica. Portugal: Lua de Papel. p. 551. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8. 
  2. ^ Tovar, Rui Miguel (2012). Almanaque do Benfica. Portugal: Lua de Papel. p. 555. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8. 
  3. ^ Tovar, Rui Miguel (2012). Almanaque do Benfica. Portugal: Lua de Papel. p. 562. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8. 
  4. ^ "Celtic eye Moroccan star". BBC Sport. 15 August 2000. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Abdelkrim El HadriouiFIFA competition record
  6. ^ "Abdel Krim El-Hadrioui Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  7. ^ 1994 MATCHES INTERCONTINENTAL (January - April)
  8. ^ 1997 MATCHES AFRICA
  9. ^ 1996 MATCHES INTERCONTINENTAL (January - March)

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