Oryx Douala

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Oryx Douala
Full name Oryx Club de Douala
Founded april 1907
Ground Stade de la Réunification
Ground Capacity 30,000

Oryx Club de Douala is a football club from Douala, Cameroon, that achieved most of its success in the 1960s.It won the inaugural African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1964 beating Stade Malien on a score of 2-1 in the final, and so becoming the first club outfit from Cameroon to win the title. They have also won five league titles and the Cameroon Cup three times, most of which came in the 1960s. Douala were founded in April 1907 and play in black and yellow striped shirts. The club's 5 title wins make them the Cameroon Elite One league's fourth most successful club of all time. The club plays at 30,000 capacity Stade de la Réunification and currently they play in a lower league.

Achievements[edit]

1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967
1956 (before independence), 1963, 1968, 1970
Finalist : 1969
1964 [3]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1964: Champion
1966: Semi-Finals
1968: Quarter-Finals

1964 African Cup of Champions Clubs

Oryx Douala qualified for the inaugural Cup of Champions Clubs after winning the domestic league the previous season. Douala were then placed in the "Central Africa" group and after topping this group, progressed to the semi-finals, where they played Real Republicans (Ghanaian football club) of Ghana. A 2-1 victory put Douala in the final, and a 2-1 win in front of a crowd of 30,000 at Accra Stadium saw Oryx Douala crowned champions of Africa. However, the club have been unable to emulate this success since, with a semi-finals appearance two years being the closest they have come.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schöggl, Hans (July 20, 2010). "Cameroon - List of Champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ Schöggl, Hans (March 25, 2011). "Cameroon - List of Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ Goldblatt, David (2008). The ball is round: a global history of soccer. Penguin. ISBN 1-59448-296-9. 

External links[edit]

Team website