Algeria national under-23 football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Algeria U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) الأفنــاك
(Fennec Foxes)
Association Fédération Algérienne de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation UNAF
Head coach Pierre-André Schürmann
Captain Ryad Kenniche
Home stadium Stade Mustapha Tchaker
FIFA code ALG
First colours
Second colours
First international
Morocco U-23 Morocco 3–1 Algeria Algeria U-23
(Morocco; 1 November 1965)
Olympic Games
Appearances 2 (first in 1980)
Best result Quarter-finals (1980)
African Games
Appearances 7 (first in 1965)
Best result Champion Gold Medal (1978)
U-23 Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 2 (first in 2011)
Best result Champion Silver Medal (2015)

The Algeria national under-23 football team represents Algeria in international football competitions including the Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except during the Olympic Games where the use of three overage players is allowed. The team is controlled by the Fédération Algérienne de Football (FAF).

History[edit]

Algeria first appeared in the final of the Summer Olympics held in Moscow in 1980.[1] They managed to reach the quarter finals of the tournament.

In 2015, the under-23 team finished runners-up in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. They lost to Nigeria 2-1 in Dakar, Senegal where the tournament was hosted. Algeria missed an opportunity to level in the second half. Zinedine Ferhat had a penalty saved by Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Emmanuel in the 68th minute.[2] Algeria clinched their place in the 2016 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Rio de Janeiro by beating South Africa 2-0 in the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations.[3]

Kit history[edit]

1st Kit[edit]

1980 OG
2016 OG

2nd Kit[edit]

1980 OG
2016 OG

Honours[edit]

Summer Olympic Games:
U-23 Africa Cup of Nations
African Games:
  • Gold Medalists: 1978
UNAF U-23 Tournament:

in 1978 All-Africa Games & 1980 Summer Olympics, Algeria participate with the A team at this time

Competitive record[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Algeria squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team of 18 players was officially named on 14 July.[4]

Head coach: Pierre-André Schürmann

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Abdelkader Salhi (1993-03-19)19 March 1993 (aged 23) 12 0 Algeria ASO Chlef
2 2DF Miloud Rebiaï (1993-12-12)12 December 1993 (aged 22) 0 0 Algeria ES Sétif
3 2DF Ayoub Abdellaoui (1993-02-16)16 February 1993 (aged 23) 13 0 Algeria USM Alger
4 2DF Abdelghani Demmou* (1989-01-29)29 January 1989 (aged 27) 1 0 Algeria MC Alger
5 2DF Ryad Kenniche (c) (1993-04-30)30 April 1993 (aged 23) 7 1 Algeria ES Sétif
6 3MF Mohamed Benkhemassa (1993-06-28)28 June 1993 (aged 23) 17 2 Algeria USM Alger
7 4FW Baghdad Bounedjah* (1991-11-24)24 November 1991 (aged 24) 6 4 Qatar Al Sadd SC
8 3MF Haris Belkebla (1994-01-28)28 January 1994 (aged 22) 0 0 France Tours
9 4FW Mohamed Benkablia (1994-02-02)2 February 1994 (aged 22) 0 0 Algeria ASM Oran
10 4FW Abderrahmane Meziane (1993-03-07)7 March 1993 (aged 23) 13 4 Algeria USM Alger
11 4FW Zakaria Haddouche (1994-08-19)19 August 1994 (aged 21) 9 1 Algeria ES Sétif
12 3MF Raouf Benguit (1996-04-05)5 April 1996 (aged 20) 14 0 Algeria USM Alger
13 4FW Oussama Darfalou (1993-09-29)29 September 1993 (aged 22) 11 4 Algeria USM Alger
14 3MF Sofiane Bendebka* (1992-08-09)9 August 1992 (aged 23) 1 1 Algeria NA Hussein Dey
15 2DF Houari Ferhani (1993-02-11)11 February 1993 (aged 23) 13 0 Algeria JS Kabylie
16 1GK Farid Chaâl (1994-07-03)3 July 1994 (aged 22) 0 0 Algeria USM El Harrach
17 3MF Zakaria Draoui (1994-02-20)20 February 1994 (aged 22) 6 0 Algeria CR Belouizdad
18 4FW Rachid Aït-Atmane (1993-02-04)4 February 1993 (aged 23) 1 0 Spain Sporting Gijón

* Over-aged player.

  • stats as of September 29, 2015

Notable players[edit]

Former squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Template:Algeria Squad 2016 Olympic Football Tournament