Ouaddou Abdeslam OUADDOU

Presentation

Retired
MOROCCO MOROCCO
Born Nov 1, 1978
Ksar-Azekour, MOROCCO
Age 41 years old
Size 1.90 m
Weight 78 kg
Position Centre-back
Right-back
Arrival(s)
Fulham Fulham 2003
Fulham Fulham 2004
Departure(s)
Fulham Fulham 2004
Olympiacos Olympiacos 2006
Numbers 3
Selections
Maroc A
Career
Nancy Nancy
Fulham Fulham
Rennes Rennes
Rennes Rennes
Olympiacos Olympiacos
Valenciennes Valenciennes
Nancy Nancy
Al-Duhail Al-Duhail
Qatar SC Qatar SC
Nancy Nancy
When Bölöni arrived as Manager of Stade Rennais, his first priority in terms of recruitment was to sign an old protégé from his days at Nancy, Abdeslam Ouaddou. Brought to Rennes on loan from Fulham in 2003, this centre-back was brought into to help tighten up the defence, which was struggling after the departure of Escudé, and the failure of Loeschbor. Paired with Arribagé, the Moroccan international made a good start, and even scored a goal in the opening game of the league season in a 1-1 draw at Montpellier. After 30 games as first-choice, Ouaddou saw his move to Rennes made permanent. So, the author of the famous declaration “You should count your chickens before they have hatched” was to become one of the heroes of the 2004/2005 season, when the club qualified for Europe. After that, he was often injured, and his formed dipped, and Mensah took his place, before the pairing of Faty and Bourillon kept him out from January 2006. Just as Bölöni, he quit the club in June 2006, and joined Olympiacos Piraeus in Greece.