Haidara playing for Newcastle in 2013
|Full name||Massadio Haïdara|
|Date of birth||2 December 1992|
|Place of birth||Trappes, France|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 August 2015.
Haïdara made his professional debut on 11 December 2010 in a league match against Sochaux. On 10 January 2011, he signed his first professional contract after agreeing to a three-year deal with Nancy.
On 25 January 2013, Haïdara signed for English Premier League club Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee (reportedly £2 million) to become Newcastle's ninth first-team player with French nationality and fourth of five French players signed in the January 2013 transfer window. He made his debut for Newcastle on 21 February 2013 in the Europa League against Metalist Kharkiv.
Haïdara came on as a first-half substitute in the match against Wigan Athletic on 17 March 2013. A few minutes later, he was stretchered off as a result of a knee-high tackle on him by Callum McManaman and taken to hospital; he suffered only severe bruising and returned to first-team action on 11 April against Benfica. Referee Mark Halsey did not see the incident, so McManaman received no card, and because one of his assistants did see it, albeit not clearly, the Football Association were unable to act. At the end of the season, their rules were changed to permit retrospective action "when match officials are not in a position to fully assess a 'coming together' of players."
He currently represents France at U21 level.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Newcastle United||2012–13||Premier League||4||0||0||0||0||0||4[a]||0||8||0|
- Appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
- "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
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- "Nancy v. Sochaux Match Report". LFP (in French). 11 December 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
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- "Massadio Haidara joins Yoan Gouffran, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Matthieu Debuchy at Newcastle". Daily Mail. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- "Metalist v Newcastle: Debut For Haidara". Newcastle United FC. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- Herbert, Ian (21 March 2013). "Massadio Haidara speaks out over Callum McManaman horror challenge: 'Tackle could have ruined my life'". The Independent. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- "Europa League highlights and report: Newcastle 1–1 Benfica (2–4 agg)". ITV. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- "FA amends rules on retrospective action after Callum McManaman tackle on Massadio Haidara". Sky Sports. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- "Massadio Haidara French competition stats". LFP.
- Massadio Haidara career statistics at Soccerbase
- "Games played by Massadio Haidara in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- "Games played by Massadio Haidara in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- "Games played by Massadio Haidara in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 June 2014.