MC Alger

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Mouloudia Club d'Alger
نادي مولودية الجزائر
MC Alger (logo).png
Full name Mouloudia Club d'Alger
Nickname(s) M.C.A
Mouloudia
The Dean
King of Algiers
Founded August 7, 1921; 93 years ago (1921-08-07)
as Mouloudia Chaàbia d'Alger
Ground Stade Omar Hamadi, Algiers (Temporary)
Ground Capacity 17,500
President Boudjemaâ Boumela
Head Coach Fouad Bouali
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2012–13 3rd

Mouloudia Club d'Alger (Arabic: نادي 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.

History[edit]

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 1974–1975 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[edit]

National titles[edit]

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[edit]

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

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2007 - First Round
2008 - First Round
1984 – Second Round

Current squad[edit]

As of August 9, 2014[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 Algeria GK Faouzi Chaouchi
4 Algeria MF Amine Aksas
5 Algeria DF Koceila Berchiche
6 Algeria MF Karim Ghazi
7 Algeria MF Khaled Gourmi
8 Algeria MF Sabri Gharbi
10 Algeria MF Billal Ouali
11 Algeria MF Sid Ahmed Aouedj
16 Algeria GK Houari Djemili
13 Algeria DF Redouane Bachiri
14 Algeria MF Amir Karaoui
17 Algeria FW Moustapha Djallit
20 Gabon MF Samson Mbingui
No. Position Player
21 Algeria MF Ali Sami Yachir
22 Algeria DF Ayoub Azzi
27 Algeria FW Abderahmane Hachoud
Algeria GK Farid Chaal
Algeria DF Mohamed Hikem
Algeria DF Toufik Zeghdane
Algeria DF Mohamed Amine Madani
Algeria DF Sofiane Ben Braham
Algeria MF Oussama Chita
Algeria MF Karim Hendou
Algeria MF Sofiane Khadir
Ghana FW Eric Sackey
Guinea FW Ibrahim Khalil Sylla

Notable players[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

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