MC Alger

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This article is about the Algerian football club. For other uses, see Mouloudia (disambiguation).
For the volleyball club belonging to MC Alger, see Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers Volleyball.
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 <br
Founded August 7, 1921; 94 years ago (1921-08-07)
as Mouloudia Chaàbia d'Alger
Ground Stade Omar Hamadi, Algiers
Ground Capacity 17,500
President Omar Gharib
Head Coach Meziane Ighil
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2014–15 12th

Mouloudia Club d'Alger (Arabic: Pنادي 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 (3): 1963, 1970, 1989
Winners (8): 1971, 1973, 1976, 1983, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2016
Runners-up (1): 2013
Winners (2): 1998, 1999
Winners (3): 2006, 2007, 2014

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
1984 – Second Round

Current squad[edit]

As of June 14, 2016[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 Algeria MF Abdelmalek Mokdad
6 Algeria MF Mehdi Kacem
8 Algeria MF Karim Hendou
10 Algeria FW Sid Ahmed Aouedj
11 Algeria MF Yahia Khiter
13 Algeria DF Redouane Bachiri
14 Algeria MF Amir Karaoui
16 Algeria DF Abdelghani Demmou
17 Algeria FW Walid Derrardja
21 Algeria DF Toufik Zeghdane
22 Algeria MF Ayoub Azzi
23 Algeria MF Antar Boucherit
27 Algeria DF Abderahmane Hachoud
29 Algeria DF Rachid Bouhenna
No. Position Player
42 Algeria DF Sofiane Ben Braham
44 Algeria MF Oussama Chita
45 Algeria MF Samir Chaouchi
46 Algeria DF Youssef Oudina
86 Algeria MF Mouhamed Amine Bramki
96 Algeria FW Koceila Kasdi
Algeria GK Farid Chaâl
Algeria GK Kheireddine Boussouf
Algeria DF Brahim Boudebouda
Algeria MF Zahir Zerdab
Algeria FW Antar Djemaouni
Algeria FW Hadj Bouguèche
Algeria FW Zakaria Mansouri (on loan from Paradou AC)

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "le MC Alger : un club, une histoire, un palmarès" (in French). APS.dz. August 29, 2012. 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. 
  4. ^ "Présentation – MC Alger – 2014/2015". DZfoot.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10.