Mohamed Bradja

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Mohamed Bradja
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-11-16) November 16, 1969 (age 44)
Place of birth Troyes, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Troyes AC
1986-1988 US Valenciennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988-2003 Troyes AC
National team
2001-2002 Algeria Algeria 10
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mohamed "Momo" Bradja, (born November 16, 1969 in Troyes) is a former French-Algerian footballer. He played for Algeria at the 2002 African Cup of Nations. He is currently assistant manager at Troyes AC.

Career[edit]

Born in Troyes, he began playing football at his hometown club. Due to the lack of stability since the bankruptcy of Troyes Aube Football, he leaved in 1986 to US Valenciennes as a trainee. After two seasons, failing to win a professional contract, he came back to Troyes and to the newly created Troyes AC, at regional level. He helped the club achieving promotions from National 2 to Ligue 2 in only 6 years. A very professional player, he was very popular, and kindly nicknamed 'Momo' by the fans. He gained a professional contract with the club, and, three years after, secured the promotion of the club to the French top flight, Ligue 1, for the first time in almost 20 years. Even if he played less during the next seasons, he regain his place in the first team, and became an Algerian international player, thanks to his Algerian origins. He played during the game opposing France to Algeria, which was actually lost 4-1 by Algeria, and was also part of the team who played the African Cup of Nations in 2002. With Troyes, he also played European football, winning Intertoto Cup in 2001 over Newcastle United. He stopped his career at the end of the season 2002-2003, when Troyes finished bottom of the Ligue 1 and was relegated to Ligue 2. He also captained the team on several occasions.

Coaching[edit]

One of the longest servant of the club, he was offered several roles in the technical staff after his retirement. He has particularly been a scout for the club, before being appointed first-team coach during the management of Ludovic Batelli. He is once again assistant manager since the come back of Jean-Marc Furlan in 2010.

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