Rafik Halliche Professional Association Football Player

Rafik Halliche (Arabic: رفيق حليش‎; born 2 September 1986 in Algiers) is an Algerian footballer who plays for Fulham in the Premier League as a central defender. An Algerian international, Halliche has represented the nation at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2010 World Cup. In the January 2008 transfer window, NA Hussein Dey's Halliche received interest from a number of French clubs, namely AJ Auxerre and Valenciennes FC. However, on 30 January, he signed a four-year contract with Portugal's S.L. Benfica, which immediately loaned him to fellow league outfit C.D. Nacional until the end of the season. On 30 March 2008, Halliche made his debut for Nacional coming on at half-time in a 2–0 home league win against União de Leiria. He would go on to make two more appearances as a starter for the club before going back to Benfica at the end of the loan, which was then extended for the entirety of 2008–09, and also the following season. On 16 August 2010, Halliche was reported to be linked with a move to Premier League side Fulham, for £1.3 million. On 23 August, Benfica confirmed the sale of the player, who signed a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 2nd, 1986
Nationality
Algeria
Places lived
Algiers
pop. 1,569,897 (1998)

Teams played 6

Nasr Athlétique de Hussein Dey Football

From To Position
2005 2008 Defender

Nasr Athlétique de Hussein Dey (Arabic: نصر حسين داي‎), known as NA Hussein Dey or NAHD for short, is an Algerian football club based in Hussein Dey, Algiers. The club was founded in 1947 by the merger of three clubs from Hussein Dey: Nedjma Sport de Hussein Dey, l’Idéal Club de la Glacière and l’Espérance Sportive de Léveilley. Their home stadium is Stade Frères Zioui. The club currently plays in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1, the top tier of Algerian football. As of May 30, 2012: Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

General club info

Club founded 1945
Leagues
Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1
Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2

Official website

www.nasria.com

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

2007 - 2009 - Defender

C.D. Nacional Football

From To Position
2008 2010 Defender

Clube Desportivo Nacional, commonly known as Nacional and sometimes Nacional da Madeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [nɐsiuˈnaɫ dɐ mɐˈdɐjɾɐ]), is a Portuguese football club based in Funchal, in the island of Madeira. Founded in 1910, it currently plays in the Portuguese first division. Nacional reached the first division for the first time ever in the mid-90s, returning again in 2002–03. The following season was arguably the best ever season, as the side finished fourth in the league, just squeaking past Sporting Clube de Braga. In that season, three of its key players were Paulo Assunção, a defensive midfielder, and goal-machine Adriano, who netted 19 times. Both would later go to F.C. Porto, while the third key player, winger Miguelito, joined Sport Lisboa e Benfica in 2006. Nacional also had a quarter-final run in the domestic cup, and would lose in the first round of the subsequent 2004–05 UEFA Cup, being defeated twice by Sevilla FC. In 2006–07's edition, more of the same occurred with two early losses to FC Rapid Bucureşti. In the 2008–09 season, Nacional again edged Braga for the final fourth spot, mainly courtesy of Nenê, who scored 20 goals and won the Golden Boot honor.

General club info

Club founded 1910
Leagues
Primeira Liga
Stadiums
Estádio da Madeira
2000 -
Team colors

Managers

Manager From To
Manuel Machado 2012
Pedro Caixinha 2011 2012

Official website

www.CDNACIONAL.pt

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

2010 - 2011
2006 - 2011
2010 - 2011
2009 - 2010 - Midfielder
2010 - 2012 - Midfielder
2008 - 2010 - Midfielder
2008 - 2010
2008 - 2009

S.L. Benfica Football

From To Position
2008 2010 Defender

Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Portuguese pronunciation: [spɔɾ liʒˈboɐ i bɐ̃ȷ̃ˈfikɐ]; Euronext: SLBEN), commonly known as simply Benfica or SLB, is a Portuguese multi-sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal. Although Benfica successfully competes in a number of different sports, it is mostly known for its football team. Founded on 28 February 1904, at a meeting in Farmácia Franco involving 24 men led by Cosme Damião, Sport Lisboa e Benfica (originally known as Grupo Sport Lisboa) is one of the Três Grandes (Big Three) football clubs in Portugal, with Sporting and FC Porto being the other two clubs, Benfica's biggest rivals. Benfica has more than 14 million fans and holds the Guinness World Record for the football club in the world with most members. It is the most popular Portuguese club in the world and its supporters are often called Benfiquistas. Benfica is the most successful football club in Portuguese competitions, with 67 titles, and the second most successful Portuguese club overall, with 70 titles.

Championships won

Championship Year Runner-up Result
2014 Valais Cup 2014 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
1962 European Cup Final 1962 Real Madrid C.F. 5 - 3

General club info

Club founded February 28th, 1904
Leagues
Primeira Liga
Stadiums
Estádio da Luz
1954 -
Team colors

Managers

Manager From To
Jorge Jesus 2009-06-16
José Mourinho 2000 2000

Coaches

Coach From To
José Mourinho 2000 2000
Jorge Jesus 2009-06-16

Social media

Official website

www.slbenfica.pt

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

2007 - 2008 - Midfielder
2007 - 2008
2009 - 2010
2009 - 2012
2008 - 2012 - Defender
2010 - 2014 - Midfielder
2009 - 2012 - Forward
2007 - 2013 - Defender

Fulham F.C. Football

From To Position
2010 2012 Defender

Fulham Football Club ( /ˈfʊləm/) is a professional football club based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, southwest London. Founded in 1879, they play in the Premier League, their 11th current season. They are the oldest established football team from London playing in the Premier League. The club has spent twenty-four seasons in English football's top division, the majority of that in two spells during the 1960s and 2000s. The latter spell was associated with chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed, after the club had climbed up from the fourth tier in the 1990s. Fulham has never won a major honour, although they have reached two major finals. In 1975, as a Second Division team, they contested the FA Cup final for the only time in their history, losing 2–0 to West Ham United. Fulham reached the 2010 Europa League final, which they contested with Atlético Madrid in Hamburg, losing 2–1 after extra time. The club has produced many English greats including Johnny Haynes, George Cohen, Bobby Robson, Rodney Marsh and Alan Mullery. They play at Craven Cottage, a ground on the banks of the River Thames in Fulham which has been their home since 1896.

General club info

Club founded 1879
Leagues
Football League Championship
Premier League
Stadiums
Craven Cottage
2004 -
Craven Cottage
1896 - 2002
Team colors

Managers

Manager From To
Felix Magath 2014-02-14 2014-09-18
Kit Symons 2014-09-18
René Meulensteen 2013-12 2014-02-14
Martin Jol 2011 2013-12
Roy Hodgson 2007 2010

Social media

Official website

www.fulhamfc.com

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

2006 - 2010 - Defender
2008 - 2011
2012 - 2013 - Midfielder
2010 - 2012 - Midfielder
2008 - 2013 - Goalkeeper
2011 - 2012 - Midfielder
2012 - 2013 - Midfielder
2007 - 2010

Associação Académica de Coimbra – O.A.F. Football

From To Position
2012 Defender

The Associação Académica de Coimbra – Organismo Autónomo de Futebol (A.A.C. – O.A.F.), also referred to as Académica de Coimbra (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐkɐˈdɛmikɐ dɨ kuˈĩbɾɐ]) or simply Académica, is an autonomous and professional football organization based in Coimbra, Portugal. The team was created inside of the students' union of the University of Coimbra – the Associação Académica de Coimbra, during a period of changing in the 1970s and 1980s, when football was professionalized in Portugal. But its foundation as a students amateur sports association backs to 1876, so it is effectively one of the oldest sports institutions in Portugal. The club is claimed by its fans to be the fourth in number of supporters (after Benfica, Sporting Clube de Portugal and FC Porto). It is a sports club emotionally and historically related to the university life, so through generations, many students, even those born in farther regions, became lifelong supporters of the team. In general, much of the city's population identifies itself as Académicas' fans or sympathisers.

General club info

Club founded 1876
Leagues
Primeira Liga
Stadiums
Estádio Cidade de Coimbra
-
Team colors

Managers

Manager From To
Paulo Sérgio Bento Brito 2014
Sérgio Conceição 2013 2014
Pedro Emanuel 2011 2013
André Villas-Boas 2009 2010

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

2012 - - Midfielder
2012 - 2012 - Forward
2012 - 2013 - Midfielder
2012 - 2012 - Defender
2012 - 2013 - Forward
2012 - 2013 - Midfielder
2012 - 2013 - Defender
2012 - - Midfielder

National teams played

Algeria national football team Football

From To Position
2008 Defender

The Algeria national football team (Arabic: منتخب الجزائر لكرة القدم‎), nicknamed الأفنــاك, Les Fennecs (The Fennec Foxes), represents Algeria in association football and is controlled by the Fédération Algérienne de Football. Algeria's home ground is the Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers and their head coach is Vahid Halilhodžić. Algeria has qualified for three World Cups in 1982, 1986 and 2010. Algeria has also won the Africa Cup of Nations once in 1990, when they hosted the tournament. The traditional rivals of Algeria have been Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. However, more recently, Egypt has become the main rival after a number of incidents involving the two teams, most recently during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, in which Algeria defeated Egypt 1-0 in a tense tiebreaker in Omdurman, Sudan to qualify to the World Cup. The team was established in 1963 as the successor of the FLN football team. Algeria caused one of the great World Cup upsets on the first day of the tournament with a 2–1 victory over reigning European Champions West Germany.

General club info

Club founded 1962
Leagues
Algerian Football Federation
Confederation of African Football
Stadiums
Stade 5 Juillet 1962
-
Team colors

Managers

Manager From To
Vahid Halilhodžić 2011-07-02 2014-07-07

Coaches

Coach From To
Vahid Halilhodžić 2011-06-22

Wikipedia article

Player statistics

From To Appearances Goals scored
2007 2010 34
2010 2012 1
2012 2

Wikipedia

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