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
The Dean
King of Algiers
Founded August 7, 1921; 92 years ago (1921-08-07)
as Mouloudia Chaàbia d'Alger
Ground Stade Omar Hamadi, Algiers
Ground Capacity 17,000
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.


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.


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 (2): 2006, 2007
  • Forconi Cup
Winners (2): 1948, 1951
Runners-up (1): 1952

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 16 January 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
5 Algeria FW Zinedine Bensalem
6 Algeria MF Karim Ghazi
7 Algeria MF Billel Attafen
8 Algeria MF Mehdi Kacem
10 Algeria MF Billal Ouali
11 Algeria DF Abdelkader Besseghir
12 Algeria GK Houari Djemili
13 Algeria DF Redouane Bachiri
14 Algeria MF Nabil Yaâlaoui
17 Algeria FW Moustapha Djallit
18 Algeria MF Farid Daoud
19 Algeria MF Mouaouia Meklouche (on loan from USM Alger)
21 Algeria MF Ali Sami Yachir
22 Algeria FW Réda Sayah
No. Position Player
23 Algeria MF Hocine Metref
24 Algeria FW Bilal Moumen
25 Algeria DF Hamza Zeddam
27 Algeria FW Abderahmane Hachoud
30 Algeria DF Abdelmalek Djeghbala
34 Kenya FW Edwin Lavatsa
35 Algeria GK Farid Bouzidi
36 Ivory Coast FW Stéphane Paul Dibi
99 Algeria FW Hadj Bouguèche
France GK Michaël Fabre
Algeria DF Habib Bellaïd
Algeria MF Lazhar Hadj Aïssa
Algeria MF Sabri Gharbi
TBA Algeria DF Mohamed Hikem
TBA Algeria MF Sid Ahmed Aouedj
TBA Ghana FW Eric Sackey

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






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