MC Alger

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Mouloudia Club d'Alger
نادي مولودية الجزائر
MC Alger (logo).png
Full name Mouloudia Club d'Alger
Nickname(s) M.C.A
Mouloudia
The Dean
Founded August 7, 1921; 97 years ago (1921-08-07)
as Mouloudia Chaàbia d'Alger
Ground Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Ground Capacity 64,000
President Kamel Kaci-Saïd
Head Coach Bernard Casoni
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2017–18 Ligue Professionnelle 1, 4th
Current season

Mouloudia Club d'Alger (Arabic: نادي مولودية الجزائر‎), referred to as MC Alger or MCA for short, is an Algerian football club based in Algiers, that plays in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

Founded in 1921 as Mouloudia Chaàbia d'Alger, the club was known as Mouloudia Pétroliers d'Alger from 1977 to 1986 and changed its name to Mouloudia Club d'Alger in 1986. The club colours are red and green. They play at the Stade Omar Hamadi.

MC Alger were the first Algerian club to win a continental competition, winning the 1976 African Cup of Champions Clubs. They are one of the most successful Algerian clubs having won the domestic league 7 times, second only to JS Kabylie, and the domestic cup 7 times, third to USM Alger and ES Sétif.

History[edit]

In 1921, a group of youths from the Casbah and Bab El Oued neighborhoods joined together to create the first Muslim football club in colonized Algeria.[1] The group was led by Hamoud Aouf, who served as a liaison between the two groups. On August 7, 1921, the club was officially founded in the waiting room of the Benachere cafe. The date coincided with the Mouloud, hence the name Mouloudia Club d'Alger. Green, for the hope of the Algerian people and the traditional colour of Islam, and red, for the love of the nation, were chosen as the club colours.

In 1976, MC Alger qualified for the African Cup Of Champions Clubs for the first time in its history after winning the 1974–75 Algerian Championnat National. They reached the final after beating Al-Ahly Benghazi of Libya, Al-Ahly of Egypt, Luo Union of Kenya and Enugu Rangers of Nigeria, respectively.[2] In the final, they met Guinean club Hafia Conakry, who had won the last edition of the competition. In the first leg in Conakry, MC Alger lost 3–0 and faced the difficult task of having to score three goals in the return leg. However, in the return leg, they managed to score the three goals with a brace from Omar Betrouni and a goal from Zoubir Bachi.[3] They went on to win the penalty shootout 4–1 to win their first African title and also become the first Algerian club to win a continental competition.

Honors[edit]

National titles[edit]

Champions (7): 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1999, 2010
Runners-up (4): 1963, 1970, 1989, 2017
Winners (8): 1971, 1973, 1976, 1983, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2016
Runners-up (1): 2013
Winners (3) record: 2006, 2007, 2014
Winners (2): 1998, 1999

International titles[edit]

Winners (1): 1976
Runners-up (1): 2010
Runners-up (1): 1975
Winners (2): 1971, 1974

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2007 – First Round
2008 – First Round
2015 – First Round
2017 – Quarter-finals
1984 – Second Round

Current squad[edit]

As of July 08, 2018 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
30 Algeria GK Farid Chaâl
61 Algeria GK Said Daas
16 Algeria GK Abdelkader Morcely
27 Algeria DF Abderahmane Hachoud (captain)
21 Algeria DF Farès Hachi
- Algeria DF Oualid Mamoun
20 Algeria DF Islam Arous (on loan from Paradou AC)
15 Algeria DF Zidane Mebarakou
24 Algeria DF Abdelghani Demmou
22 Algeria DF Ayoub Azzi
29 Algeria DF Rachid Bouhenna
3 Madagascar MF Ibrahim Amada
No. Position Player
11 Algeria MF Oussama Tebbi
13 Algeria MF Hichem Chérif El-Ouazzani
18 Mali MF Aliou Dieng
25 Algeria MF Sofiane Bendebka
10 Algeria MF Abderrahmane Bourdim
8 Algeria MF Zakaria Haddouche
Algeria MF Koceila Kasdi
17 Algeria FW Walid Derrardja
7 Algeria FW Mansour Benothmane
23 Algeria FW Abdelkrim Benarous
9 Algeria FW Hichem Nekkache
19 Algeria FW Mohamed Souibaa
X Algeria FW Ilyes Chaïbi

Notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented MC Alger in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1921. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 100 official matches for the club or represented the national team for which the player is eligible during his stint with MC Alger or following his departure.

For a complete list of MC Alger players, see Category:MC Alger players

Algeria

Mali

Togo

Managers[edit]

kit manufacturer[edit]




References[edit]

  1. ^ "le MC Alger : un club, une histoire, un palmarès" (in French). APS.dz. August 29, 2012. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "African Club Competitions 1976". Rsssf.com. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Le MCA en compétition Africaine". Kazeo.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10.