Abdelhamid Kermali

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Abdelhamid Kermali
Personal information
Date of birth (1931-04-24)April 24, 1931
Place of birth Akbou, Algeria
Date of death April 13, 2013(2013-04-13) (aged 81)
Place of death Sétif, Algeria
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1951 USM Sétif
1951–1952 USM Alger
1952–1953 FC Mulhouse
1953–1955 AS Cannes
1955–1958 Olympique Lyonnais 65 (14)
1962–1966 USM Sétif
1966–1967 ES Sétif
National team
1958 Algeria FLN
Teams managed
1966–1967 ES Sétif
1983–1989 MC Alger
1988–1989 MC Alger
1989–1992 Algeria
1999 MC Alger
2003–2004 ES Sétif
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Abdelhamid Kermali (April 24, 1931 – April 13, 2013[1]) was an Algerian footballer and football manager of the Algerian national team.[2][3]

Kermali was born in Akbou, Algeria. He played in several Algerian clubs as a striker, including USM Alger, before leaving for France to play for FC Mulhouse, AS Cannes and Olympique Lyonnais, with whom he made 65 Ligue 1 appearances, scoring 14 goals.[4]

As a manager, Kermali led the Algerian national team to its only continental trophy, winning the 1990 African Cup of Nations hosted in Algeria. He also guided the team to the title of the 1991 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-29. Retrieved 2013-04-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "1983-1984 KERMALI ABDELHAMID" (in French). sebbar.kazeo.com. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Ouahib, Yazid (April 14, 2013). "Cheikh Kermali est parti" (in French). El Watan. Retrieved April 17, 2013.
  4. ^ RB (April 15, 2013). "DÉCÈS D'ABDELHAMID KERMALI" (in French). OLWeb.fr. Retrieved April 17, 2013.


Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932-1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7.