|Full name||Abdelmalek Cherrad|
|Date of birth||14 January 1981|
|Place of birth||La Tronche, France|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2000–2001||→ Cannes (loan)||13||(3)|
|2004||→ Espérance (loan)||0||(0)|
|2004||→ Gent (loan)||5||(2)|
|2005||→ Bastia (loan)||9||(0)|
|2011||→ Belenenses (loan)||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:32, 19 February 2013 UTC|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
Abdelmalek Cherrad (Arabic: عبدالمالك شراد; born 14 January 1981 in La Tronche) is a French born Algerian footballer who currently plays for Championnat de France amateur side Grenoble Foot 38 as a striker.
Cherrad began his playing career with OGC Nice in 1998. His first full season as a professional saw him make five appearances. His six and a half seasons with Nice saw him loaned out to several different sides in France and abroad. He played for the likes of AS Cannes, Espérance de Tunis, K.A.A. Gent (where he was thrown out of the club for hitting a teamplayer with a baseball bat) and SC Bastia. His spell with Bastia, saw Bastia sign him in January 2005. His two and a half seasons with Bastia, saw him make twenty one appearances, scoring seven goals.
In the summer of 2007, Bastia released Cherrad. In November 2007, he signed for Algerian side MC Alger. He remained with the Algerian side for one season where in 2008 he returned to Bastia. He returned to the Les Bleus on a one-year deal. His second spell with Bastia saw him make fourteen appearances, scoring two goals.
Cherrad left Bastia in summer 2009 for newly promoted to Ligue 2 side AC Arles-Avignon. His stay was short-lived as he was released at the end of 2009. In the January transfer window he moved to Portugal to play for Maritimo. In January 2011, he was on the move again this time representing Belenenses for the latter half of the 2010–11 season. In the summer of 2011, Maritimo would release Cherrad.
He was part of the Algerian 2004 African Nations Cup team who finished second in their group in the first round of competition before being defeated by Morocco in the quarter-finals. Cherrad has 18 caps and 7 goals with the Algerian national team.
|1.||24 April 2003||Stade de la Licorne, Amiens, France||Madagascar||Friendly match|
|2.||4 September 2003||Stade Paul Audrain, Dinard, France||Qatar||Friendly match|
|3.||14 November 2003||Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria||Niger||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||14 November 2003||Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria||Niger||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||8 February 2004||Stade Taïeb El Mhiri, Sfax, Tunisia||Morocco||2004 African Cup of Nations|
|6.||30 May 2004||Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba, Algeria||Jordan||Friendly match|
|7.||20 June 2004||National Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe||Zimbabwe||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- "Cherrad signs for MC Algiers". BBC Sport (in Portuguese). 14 November 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- "Transfert – L'international algérien Abdelmalek Cherrad à Bastia" [Transfer – Algerian international Abdelmalek Cherrad to Bastia]. ESPN (in French). 11 June 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- "Arles : Cherrad et Vergerolle ont signé - Mercato 365". Mercato 365 (in French). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
- rédaction, La (3 February 2010). "Abdelmalek Cherrad signe au Marítimo Funchal - Algérie Focus". Algérie Focus (in French). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
- "Cherrad assina por época e meia" [Cherrad signs for a season and a half]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 February 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- "Cherrad cedido até ao final da época" [Cherrad loaned out until the end of the season]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 January 2011. Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- "France: Abdelmalek Cherrad signe à Grenoble foot 38" [France: Abdelmalek Cherrad signs for Grenoble foot 38]. Algérie 1 (in French). 17 October 2012. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013.