Stade Ahmed Zabana

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Stade Ahmed Zabana
ملعب أحمد زبانة
Zabana
Stade Ahmed Zabana (Oran) 1.jpg
Full name Stade Ahmed Zabana
Former names Municipal
Henri Fouquès-Duparc
19 Juin 1965
Location El Hamri, Oran, Algeria
Coordinates 35°41′00″N 0°38′10″W / 35.683315°N 0.636221°W / 35.683315; -0.636221Coordinates: 35°41′00″N 0°38′10″W / 35.683315°N 0.636221°W / 35.683315; -0.636221
Owner APC of Oran
Capacity 40,000
Record attendance 60,000 Algeria-Brazil
(17 June 1965)
Surface Artificial turf
Construction
Built 1955
Opened 5 May 1957
Renovated 1988, 2005, 2008
Tenants
MC Oran (football)
Stade Oranais (rugby)

Stade Ahmed Zabana (Arabic: ملعب أحمد زبانة‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Oran, Algeria. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It is the home ground of MC Oran. The stadium holds 40,000.[1] Currently, a new stadium, called Olympic Stadium, is being constructed.

History[edit]

Interior of the stadium

The stadium was built in 1955 in the El Hamri district of Oran, known as Lyautey at the time, by mayor Henri Fouquès-Duparc. The stadium was inaugurated in 5 May 1957 with a capacity of 40,000 spectators, making it the biggest stadium in Africa at the time. After the independence of Algeria it was renamed Municipal Stadium. After it was named again Stade 19 Juin 1965 in commemoration of the coup of Ahmed Ben Bella by Houari Boumediene made at that date. It was then renamed again to Stade Ahmed Zabana in honor of Algerian revolutionary Ahmed Zabana. In January 2008, it was renovated to make it compatible with the practice of Rugby union. It was equipped with artificial turf (fifth generation) to replace natural grass unfortunately in poor condition.

Matches[edit]

These are some important matches played in the stadium around it history:

Clubs[edit]

Inauguration of the stadium[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
11 November 1958 -:- Real Madrid Stade Reims One game

1966 Eid al-Adha Trophy[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
1966 -:- Real Madrid 1–0 Vasco da Gama Semi-final
1966 -:- Real Madrid 1–0 FC Nantes Final

1989 African Cup of Champions Clubs[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
15 December 1989 -:- MC Oran 1–0 Raja CA Casablanca Final away 40,000

1991-92 Algerian Cup[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
1992 -:- JS Kabylie 1–0 ASO Chlef Final

1998-99 Algerian Championship[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
1999 -:- MC Alger 1–0 (a.e.t) JS Kabylie Final 45,000

National[edit]

Historical friendlies[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
17 June 1965 -:- Algeria 0–3
(Pelé, Dudu, Gérson)
Brazil One game 60,000
9 April 1969 -:- Algeria 1–1 Santos FC One game

1960 World Military Cup[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
15 May 1960 -:- France 1–1 Belgium Final Group
15 May 1960 -:- Turkey 1–0 Greece Final Group
19 May 1960 -:- Belgium 2–2 Greece Final Group
19 May 1960 -:- France 0–0 Turkey Final Group
22 May 1960 -:- Greece 3–2 France Final Group
22 May 1960 -:- Belgium 1–0 Turkey Final Group

2013 African U-20 Championship[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
17 March 2013 17:30 Nigeria U-20 Mali U-20 Group stage
17 March 2013 20:30 DR Congo U-20 Gabon U-20 Group stage
20 March 2013 17:30 Mali U-20 DR Congo U-20 Group stage
20 March 2013 20:30 Gabon U-20 Nigeria U-20 Group stage
22 March 2013 17:30 Benin U-20 Egypt U-20 Group stage
23 March 2013 20:30 Mali U-20 Gabon U-20 Group stage
26 March 2013 20:30 Semi-finals
29 March 2013 17:30 Third place match
30 March 2013 17:30 Final

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stadium profile - mondedufoot

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Stadio Artemio Franchi
Florence
World Military Cup
Final Venue

1960
Succeeded by
19 Mayıs Stadium
Ankara
Preceded by
Stade Mohamed V
Casablanca
CAF Champions League
Final Venue

1989
Succeeded by
Stade 5 Juillet 1962
Algiers
Preceded by
Dobsonville Stadium
Johannesburg
African U-20 Championship
Final Venue

2013
Succeeded by
Stade Leopold Senghor
Dakar