The 30-year-old midfielder is transferring from Spanish club Gimnastic de Tarragona.
Rabat – Qatari football club Al-Shahania announced on Twitter last Thursday, August 29, that it has recruited Moroccan international footballer Abdelaziz Barrada. Barrada will join the team for one season.
“Al-Shahania Sport Club contracts with Arab professional player Abdelaziz Barrada, coming from the Spanish Liga” read the tweet.
Born in 1989, the Moroccan international started his professional football career with Paris-Saint-Germain’s second team, from 2007 to 2011. He then played for clubs in Spain, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates, before joining the Qatari league.
Barrada has also played for Morocco’s national team, the Atlas Lions. His last appearance with Morocco’s national team dates back to September 2014, in a friendly game against Libya. He also played with the Moroccan team in 2013 African Cup of Nations (CAN). While playing with the Atlas Lions, he scored 3 goals for the first team and 4 goals for the U23 Moroccan team.
The Moroccan international joins many of his compatriots playing in the Qatari league, including Mehdi Benatia (Al-Duhail), Nabil El Zhar (Al-Ahly), Mbark Boussoufa (Al-Sailiya), and Ahmed Hamoudan (Al-Khour).