Carolus Andriamatsinoro

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Personal information
Full name Charles Carolus Andriamatsinoro
Date of birth (1989-07-06) July 6, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Madagascar
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
2003–2005 Academie Ny Antsika
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Academie Ny Antsika - (-)
2011–2012 Paradou AC 0 (0)
2011–2012 WA Tlemcen (loan) 32 (12)
2012–2017 USM Alger 97 (14)
2017– Ohud 0 (0)
National team
2009– Madagascar 20 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2017

Carolus Andriamatsinoro (born July 6, 1989) is a Malagasy football player for Saudi Professional League club Ohod .

Club career[edit]

WA Tlemcen[edit]

On January 31, 2011, Carolus signed for Algerian club WA Tlemcen.[1] On March 19, 2011, he made his debut for the club as a starter in a league game against USM Annaba, scoring a goal in the 90th minute of the game.[2]

USM Alger[edit]

On May 28, 2012, Carolus signed for Algerian club USM Alger, in his first season he missed 9 months due to a serious injury to the knee.[3] where he only participated in 6 matches it was with the end of the season including the final of the Algerian Cup and the UAFA Club Cup and won them it was behind the penalty kick that Meftah scored the winning goal, in the second season he scored in the first league game two goals against MO Béjaïa it is the first since joining the team, then in the fourth round of the derby against USM El Harrach scored his third goal in the season and the goal of the win later in round 10 he scored the only goal against the CRB Aïn Fakroun then in the Super Cup final against ES Sétif scored the second goal contributed to the achievement of the title, andria and four months after his last goal in the league scored the winning goal in the last minute against CS Constantine in Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium.[4] Which is his last goal this season during which he won the Ligue Professionnelle 1 title for the first time also finished the season top scorer for the team with six goals jointly with Ahmed Gasmi and Abdelmalek Ziaya.

In the new season 2014-15 Andria has renewed his contract for two more seasons the administration also changed the player number from 2 to 9 to declare that he will work impossible to provide a better level than last season however did not provide a good standard and generally the whole team where we survive the fall in the last round, Andria scored a single goal in the league was against ASM Oran on 19 December, either on the continental level and in his first match at this level against the club Foullah Edifice Chadian scored the third goal and then in the same competition scored a goal against Guinean club AS Kaloum contributed to the Union's qualification to the group stage.[5] in the Algerian Cup, Andria scored two goals against CRB Ouled Abdelkader in the first round and in the second round against USM El Harrach, Then in the 2015-16 season it was the start with the Champions League, where they managed to reach the final of the competition for the first time Andria participated in the final in the second leg game only and did not participate in the first leg because he was suspension.[6] However, the return to the championship the first goal was against CS Constantine outside the home, and in round 7 scored his second goal against RC Arbaâ, And then outside the home scored his third goal against ASM Oran and in the last game of the first leg against USM Blida, he scored his fourth goal of the season and the first this season at Omar Hammadi Stadium then he could not score a goal until the end of the Ligue Professionnelle 1 but won the championship for the second time in his history.

"Thank you so much to everyone for having supported me during these last five years at L'USMA, It's been a very big pleasure to defend the colours [and] I've spent some great memories here with you.
— A message of thanks and farewell from Andria on Facebook.[7]

In the season of 2016-17 was required of Andria to provide a better level, especially as it is the last season and has not renewed his contract yet where the guarantee of a place in the formation of the Union is difficult, especially with the administration of Ali Haddad contract with several attackers where the management of the team put the CAF Champions League as a goal However, he did not offer a high level and despite his participation in 30 games did not score only five goals, scoring his last goal against MC Oran and his last match in the CAF Champions League against Al-Ahli Tripoli.[8] in total, Andria played with team 132 games and scored 20 goals and achieved 6 titles and is considered the most foreign player with his team matches, and after 5 years during with the club Carolus left after his contract expired in 2017.[7],[9] the fans lamented his departure, especially since they had become accustomed to him and they considered him an Algerian. However, they wished him success in the rest of his career.

Personal life[edit]

Andria converted to Islam in 2013 and changed his name from Carolus to Islam, then he married an Algerian and had one son, Andrea also owns Algerian nationality.[10][11]



USM Alger

Career statistics[edit]


As of 8 September 2017 [12]
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
WA Tlemcen 2010–11 Ligue 1 10 2 0 0 10 2
2011–12 22 10 4 4 26 14
Total 32 12 4 4 36 16
USM Alger 2012–13 Ligue 1 3 0 1 0 0[c] 0 2[d] 0 6 0
2013–14 21 5 2 0 1[e] 1 24 6
2014–15 28 1 3 2 6[f] 1 1[e] 0 38 5
2015–16 24 4 1 0 7[f] 0 32 4
2016–17 21 4 3 0 7[g] 1 1[e] 0 32 5
Total 97 14 10 2 22 3 5 1 132 20
Ohod Club 2017–18 SPL 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
Total 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
Career total 131 26 14 6 1 1 22 3 5 1 171 37
  1. ^ Includes the Kings Cup and Algerian Cup
  2. ^ Includes the Saudi Crown Prince Cup
  3. ^ All appearance(s) in CAF Confederation Cup
  4. ^ All appearance(s) in UAFA Club Cup
  5. ^ a b c All appearances in Algerian Super Cup
  6. ^ a b All appearance(s) in CAF Champions League
  7. ^ All appearance(s) in CAF Champions League

International career[edit]

In March 2011, Carolus was called up to the Madagascar U23 national team for a 2012 Olympic qualifier against Algeria.[13]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Madagascar's goal tally first.[14]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 May 2014 Rabemananjara Stadium, Mahajanga, Madagascar  Uganda 2–0 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 26 March 2016 Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar  Central African Republic 1–0 1–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 26 March 2017 Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar  São Tomé and Príncipe 3–1 3–2 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4. 9 June 2017 Al-Ubayyid Stadium, Al-Ubayyid, Sudan  Sudan 2–0 3–1 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


  1. ^ Madagascar: Transferts - Carolus en Algérie
  2. ^ USMAn 1-1 WAT
  3. ^ "Andrea : «Je pourrai rejouer avant la fin du mois» USM Alger". 3 March 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ligue 1 - 22e : CS Constantine - USM Alger (Live)". 7 March 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "CAF C1 : AS Kaloum 1-1 USM Alger, l'USMA qualifiée à la phase de poules". 5 May 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ligue des champions – USM Alger : Meftah et Andrea suspendus pour la finale aller". 4 October 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Ed Dove (3 July 2017). "Madagascar's Carolus Andriamatsinoro confirms USM Alger exit". KweséESPN. ESPN FC. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Ahly de Tripoli 1 - USMA 1 : Andréa : «C’est la fin de mon aventure ici»". 30 June 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Football : Des joueurs malgaches expatriés changent de clubs". Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "USMA: أندريا سيطلب الجنسية الجزائرية ويقرّر الاعتزال في الجزائر". Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Andréa : “Je dois avoir la nationalité algérienne”". Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "Carolus Andriamatsinoro". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Foot U23 Madagascar Les Barea Laminent Saint Denis". March 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Andriamahitsinoro, Carolus". National Football Teams. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 

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