Abdelhamid El Kaoutari is a Moroccan footballer who currently plays for the French club Montpellier as a defender. While in the club's youth academy, known as Centre de Formation de La Paillade, he helped the Montpellier under-19 team win the 2008–09 edition of the Coupe Gambardella. He embarked on his professional career with the club and he made his professional debut on 12 May 2008 in a Ligue 2 match against Gueugnon. He has played tremendously well and has successfuly acclaimed his mark as an excellent sports man. For the 2008–09 season, El Kaoutari featured regularly in the Coupe Gambardella and the Coupe de France.El Kaoutari also appeared in four league matches, which included three straight matches late in the season. El Kaoutari was also featured in the France under-19 team. After achieving many call-ups, he played his first match for Morocco against Algeria for the first time on June 4th, 2011. He played 2 more games for his native team.