Saad Ichalalène

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Saad Ichalalène
Personal information
Full name Saad Ichalalène
Date of birth (1987-03-27) March 27, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Saint-Denis, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2000–2004 PSG Youth Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 PSG B 71 (0)
2007–2010 Nîmes Olympique 29 (0)
2011 USM Alger 4 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Algeria U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Saad Ichalalène (born March 27, 1987 in Saint-Denis, France) is a French football coach. He is a former professionnal football player.

Club career[edit]

Ichalalène came up through the junior ranks at Paris SG and was captain of the reserve team. He was also a member of the PSG team that was crowned as the French U18 champions in 2006. [1] He has represented Algeria at the Under-20 level.[1]

PSG Youth Academy[edit]

Saad Ichalalène joined the youth academy of Paris Saint Germain at the age of 12 and stayed until the age of 20. As a youth player, Ichalalène came through all PSG youth categories and played 71 matches with the PSG B team. He was captain of the PSG B team and the U18 team who was crowned France champion in 2006.

Nîmes Olympique[edit]

On November 11, 2007, he signed with National side Nîmes Olympique.[2] During his first 6 months with the club, he made 17 appearances and Nîmes finished third in the league to win the promotion back to Ligue 2. The following two seasons, due to a recurring injury, he played only 12 games and left the club at the end of the 2009–10 Ligue2 season.

USM Alger[edit]

In January 2011, Ichalalène signs an 18-month contract with the club of USM Algiers. Still unable to recover from his injury, he will only play 4 games for the club and will decide to end his professional career.

He interrupted his career with an injury at the age of 24.

Coaching career[edit]

Paris Saint Germain FC Youth Academy[edit]

In 2012, Saad Ichalalene is appointed as Head Coach for Paris Saint Germain FC Youth Academy "Centre de Préformation". He will stay in position 4 years until the season 2016.

Malaysia - National Football Development Program (NFDP)[edit]

Ichalalène was appointed as responsible for training methodology and talent identification from 2016 to 2018 for the National Football Development Program (NFDP).

In January 2019, he was appointed as Technical Director for the National Football Development Program (NFDP). Position he currently holds.


  1. ^ "Player Profile - Saad Ichalalene". Retrieved 2018-02-08.

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