Hajry Redouane

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Hajry Redouane
Personal information
Full name Hajry Redouane
Date of birth (1964-03-05) 5 March 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Casablanca, Morocco
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1975–1985 Raja Casablanca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Raja Casablanca
1987–1988 Benfica 4 (0)
1988–1989 Farense 21 (5)
1989–1990 União Madeira 16 (1)
1990–2000 Farense 243 (26)
2004–2005 São Marcos
National team
?–1994 Morocco 25 (0)
Teams managed
2002 Farense
2006 Raja Casablanca
2008 Rachad Bernoussi
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Hajry Redouane (born 5 March 1964) is a Moroccan retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and a manager.

His 15-year professional playing career was mainly associated with Portugal, where he played mostly for Farense, captaining the team for most of his 11 seasons and being named best foreign player four times.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in the Bourgogne quarter of Casablanca, Redouane began playing professionally with local Raja CA Casablanca.[1] In 1987 the 23-year-old moved to Portugal where he would remain until his retirement, starting with top level giants S.L. Benfica.

Barred by several players, including experienced Portuguese internationals Carlos Manuel and Shéu, Hajry – known by his first name in the country – left after the 1987–88 season, signing with Algarve's S.C. Farense. After only one year he joined fellow league side C.F. União, but returned to Faro at the end of the campaign.

Hajry was an important midfield element during his second spell with Farense, eventually amassing more than 300 official appearances. In 1994–95 he scored twice in 25 matches to help the club finish fifth and qualify for the first time ever to the UEFA Cup, assisting compatriot Hassan Nader – his teammate at the club for eight years – in many of his 21 successful strikes (competition best).[1]

Hajry played with Farense until June 2000,[2] retiring professionally at the age of 36 (he still played some amateur football in Portugal afterwards) after never having appeared in less than 20 games during his 11-year stint with the team. In the year 2002 he briefly coached the club (11 matches, winning two, drawing three and losing six – the first game was at the end of the 2001–02 season, as it eventually dropped to the second level).

Subsequently Redouane served as assistant manager of former side Raja Casablanca,[3] and took over as a caretaker manager following the sacking of Oscar Fulloné in November 2006.[4] In the club, he also worked with former Farense teammate and boss Paco Fortes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ibadallah, Mustapha Abou (6 January 2006). "Redouane Hajri, le gaucher d'or" [Redouane Hajri, the golden left foot] (in French). Le Matin. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "O fim de uma era com "perfume" marroquino no Farense" [The end of an era with Moroccan "perfume" at Farense] (in Portuguese). Record. 2 January 2000. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Otão, Susana (26 July 2007). "Viagem a Marrocos com Dady e Zé Pedro" [Trip to Morocco with Dady and Zé Pedro] (in Portuguese). Jornal de Notícias. 
  4. ^ "Raja Casablanca sack coach Fullone". ESPN Soccernet. 15 November 2006. 

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