Oussama Souaidy

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Oussama Souaidy
Personal information
Full name Oussama Souaidy
Date of birth (1981-08-25) 25 August 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Cahors, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Toulouse 2 (0)
2002–2003 Noja 26 (0)
2003–2005 Mallorca B 49 (0)
2005–2006 Estoril 21 (2)
2006–2007 Gramenet 12 (0)
2007–2008 Fundación Logroñés
2008–2009 Mirandés
2009–2010 Alfaro
2010–2011 Tudelano
National team
2002 Morocco 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Oussama Souaidy (born 25 August 1981) is a Moroccan retired footballer who played mainly as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Cahors, France, Souaidy made two Ligue 1 appearances for FC Toulouse in the 2000–01 season,[1] with the club being relegated straight to the Championnat National due to irregularities. After one further campaign with the club he moved to Spain, where he would remain until his retirement nine years later (with the exception of 2005–06 which was spent in Portugal with G.D. Estoril Praia, in the second division[2]).

In the former country, Souaidy never played in higher than Segunda División B, and competed his final five seasons in Tercera División. He represented SD Noja, RCD Mallorca B, UDA Gramenet, AD Fundación Logroñés, CD Mirandés,[3] CD Alfaro and CD Tudelano,[4] retiring in June 2011 at nearly 30 years of age.

International career[edit]

Souaidy gained one cap for Morocco, in 2002. Additionally, he was part of the squad that appeared at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, appearing in all the games as the national team exited in the group stage with a total of four points.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TFC: une réserve très pro" [TFC: very professional B-team] (in French). La Dépêche du Midi. 27 October 2000. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Souaidy reforça meio-campo" [Souaidy strengthens midfield] (in Portuguese). Record. 9 July 2005. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "El Mirandés ficha a Oussama e Iván Moreno, jugadores del Fundación Logroñés" [Mirandés signs Oussama and Iván Moreno, Fundación Logroñés players] (in Spanish). El Correo. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "El Tudelano hace oficial 11 de los 13 fichajes previstos" [Tudelano makes 11 of 13 projected signings official] (in Spanish). Diario de Navarra. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Oussama Souaidy". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 

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