Rudy Haddad (Hebrew: רודי חדד‎‎; born February 5, 1985) is a French-Israeli footballer who plays at Hapoel Ashkelon.

Career

Haddad was born and raised in France to a family of Tunisian Jewish descent.[1] He is a previously highly touted young player, came up through the youth system at Paris St. Germain. On January 21, 2009, he was loaned out to Valenciennes FC.

He was unable to hold down a regular first team place at PSG and was thus considered spare parts. He has been noted as a player of some promise but the presence of Portuguese goalscorer Pauleta restricted his first team opportunities. He signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. in July 2007. His Jewish ethnicity made him a prime target for some football clubs in Israel, where he would not count as a foreigner.[1]Maccabi Tel Aviv placed a 500,000 bid for his services.[2]

On 16 June 2011, Haddad signed a three-year contract with Ligue 1 side AJ Auxerre after a three-year stint with LB Châteauroux in Ligue 2.[3]

In Augut 2015, Hadad signed a two-years contract with Hapoel Ashkelon from Liga Leumit. In the end of the 2015-16 Hadad was one of the key players of Ashkelon's promotion to the Israeli Premier League.

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b דיווחים בצרפת: מכבי ת"א מעוניינת ברודי חדד (in Hebrew). One.co.il. July 7, 2007. Retrieved July 7, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Foot – Transferts – Haddad au Maccabi Tel-Aviv ?" (in French). L'Équipe. July 7, 2007. Retrieved July 7, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Haddad à Auxerre" (in French). L'Équipe. June 16, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 

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