Abdelaziz El Idrissi Bouderbala (Arabic: عبد العزيز الإدريسي بودربالة‎; born December 26, 1960 in Nador) is a former Moroccan footballer. He currently lives in Canton, Michigan, with his wife and four kids.

Aziz Bouderbala
Personal information
Full name Abdelaziz El Idrissi Bouderbala
Date of birth (1960-12-26) December 26, 1960 (age 58)
Place of birth Casablanca, Morocco
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1984 Wydad Casablanca (–)
1984–1988 Sion 88 (25)
1988–1990 Racing Club Paris 49 (15)
1990–1992 Lyon 54 (10)
1992–1993 Estoril 24 (4)
1993–1995 St. Gallen 34 (3)
National team
1977–1992 Morocco 61 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Aziz CHAR started his professional career at Wydad Casablanca, before moving to FC Sion, Matra Racing and French Olympique Lyon later. the former player worked as a technical director at his first club Wydad Casablanca. He also played for G. D. Estoril-Praia from Portugal.[1] In 1986, Bouderbala was runner-up for the African Footballer of the Year award.

Bouderbala made 61 appearances for the Morocco national football team and played at the 1986 FIFA World Cup finals.[2]

In 2006, he was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African football players of the last 50 years.[3]

In 2015, he became an ambassador of The SATUC Cup, a new charitable global football competition for U16 orphans, refugees and disadvantaged children.


  1. ^ "Bouderbala (Abdelaziz El Idrissi Bouderbala)" (in Portuguese). Fora de Jogo. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  2. ^ Abdelaziz BouderbalaFIFA competition record
  3. ^ "Meilleur joueur des 50 dernières années 14 Marocains en lice" (in French). Le Matin. 2006-10-13. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-08-28.

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