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MC Alger

Mouloudia Club d'Alger
نادي مولودية الجزائر
Full name Mouloudia Club d'Alger
Nickname(s) M.C.A
Mouloudia
The Dean
King of Algiers
Founded August 7, 1921 (1921-08-07)
as Mouloudia Chaàbia d'Alger
Ground Stade Omar Hamadi, Algiers (Temporary)
Ground Capacity 17,500
President Boudjemaâ Boumela
Head Coach Artur Jorge
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2013–14 7th

Mouloudia Club d'Alger (Arabic: Pنادي مولودية الجزائر‎), referred to as MC Alger or MCA for short, is an Algerian football club based in Algiers, that plays in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

Founded in 1921 as Mouloudia Chaàbia d'Alger, the club was known as Mouloudia Pétroliers d'Alger from 1977 to 1986 and changed its name to Mouloudia Club d'Alger in 1986. The club colours are red and green. They play at the Stade 5 Juillet 1962.

MC Alger were the first Algerian club to win a continental competition, winning the 1976 African Cup of Champions Clubs. They are one of the most successful Algerian clubs having won the domestic league 7 times, second only to JS Kabylie, and the domestic cup 7 times, second only to USM Alger and ES Sétif.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Honors 2
    • National titles 2.1
    • International titles 2.2
  • Performance in CAF competitions 3
  • Current squad 4
  • Notable players 5
  • Managers 6
  • References 7

History

In 1921, a group of youths from the Casbah and Bab El Oued neighborhoods joined together to create the first Muslim football club in colonized Algeria.[1] The group was led by Hamoud Aouf, who served as a liaison between the two groups. On August 7, 1921, the club was officially founded in the waiting room of the Benachere cafe. The date coincided with the Mouloud, hence the name Mouloudia Club d'Alger. Green, for the hope of the Algerian people and the traditional colour of Islam, and red, for the love of the nation, were chosen as the club colours.

In 1976, MC Alger qualified for the African Cup Of Champions Clubs for the first time in its history after winning the 1974–75 Algerian Championnat National. They reached the final after beating Al-Ahly Benghazi of Libya, Al-Ahly of Egypt, Luo Union of Kenya and Enugu Rangers of Nigeria, respectively.[2] In the final, they met Guinean club Hafia Conakry, who had won the last edition of the competition. In the first leg in Conakry, MC Alger lost 3–0 and faced the difficult task of having to score three goals in the return leg. However, in the return leg, they managed to score the three goals with a brace from Omar Betrouni and a goal from Zoubir Bachi.[3] They went on to win the penalty shootout 4–1 to win their first African title and also become the first Algerian club to win a continental competition.

Honors

National titles

Champions (7): 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1999, 2010
Runners-up (3): 1963, 1970, 1989
Winners (7): 1971, 1973, 1976, 1983, 2006, 2007, 2014
Runners-up (1): 2013
Winners (1): 1998
Winners (3): 2006, 2007, 2014

International titles

Winners (1): 1976
Runners-up (1): 2010
Runners-up (1): 1975
Winners (2): 1971, 1974

Performance in CAF competitions

2007 – First Round
2008 – First Round
2015 – First Round
1984 – Second Round

Current squad

As of August 15, 2015[4]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Faouzi Chaouchi
5 MF Abdelmalek Mokdad
6 MF Mehdi Kacem
7 FW Khaled Gourmi
8 MF Karim Hendou
9 FW Saladin Said
11 MF Yahia Khiter
11 FW Sid Ahmed Aouedj
13 DF Redouane Bachiri
14 MF Amir Karaoui
15 DF Patrick Ngoula
16 DF Abdelghani Demmou
17 FW Walid Derrardja
18 FW Kheiredine Merzougi
No. Position Player
21 DF Toufik Zeghdane
22 MF Ayoub Azzi
25 MF Roberson (on loan from Juventude)
27 DF Abderahmane Hachoud
29 DF Rachid Bouhenna
30 GK Jonathan Matijas
42 DF Sofiane Ben Braham
44 MF Oussama Chita
45 MF Samir Chaouchi
46 DF Youssef Oudina
86 MF Mouhamed Amine Bramki
91 FW Lamine Abid (on loan from USM El Harrach)
96 FW Koceila Kasdi

Notable players

Below are the notable former players who have represented MC Alger in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1921. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 100 official matches for the club or represented the national team for which the player is eligible during his stint with MC Alger or following his departure.

For a complete list of MC Alger players, see Category:MC Alger players

Algeria

Mali

Togo

Managers

References

  1. ^ "le MC Alger : un club, une histoire, un palmarès" (in French). APS.dz. August 29, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "African Club Competitions 1976". Rsssf.com. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Le MCA en compétition Africaine". Kazeo.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Présentation – MC Alger – 2014/2015". DZfoot.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
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