Mustapha Anane

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Mustapha Anane
Personal information
Full name Mustapha Anane
Date of birth 1950
Place of birth Larbaâ Nath Irathen, Algeria
Date of death 21 October 2010(2010-10-21) (aged 60)
Place of death Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
Playing position Forward/Midfielder
Youth career
1964–1968 JS Kabylie
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1980 JS Kabylie - (-)
National team
Algeria 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mustapha Anane (1950, Larbaâ Nath Irathen – October 21, 2010), was a former Algerian international footballer who spent his entire career with JS Kabylie.[1]


Anane was born in the town of Larbaâ Nath Irathen and grew up in the Lalla Saïda district of Tizi Ouzou, where he started playing football in the streets of his neighborhood.[2]

Club career[edit]

At age 14, Anane joined the junior ranks of JS Kabylie. Four years later, the coach of the senior team, Ali Ben Fedda, promoted him into the squad where he made his debut in a friendly against Soviet side Dinamo Minsk. He made his official debut for the club in a match against ES Guelma, where he scored two goals in a 3-2 loss. Anane was a member of the JSK team that won promotion to the top flight in 1969. He went on to win the league title four times during his time with the club : 1973, 1974, 1977 and 1980. In 1977, he also won the Algerian Cup beating NA Hussein Dey in the final.

In 1980, Anane played his last game for JSK against AS Vita Club in the 1978 African Cup of Champions Clubs. He decided to retire after that due to an injury he had picked up during a friendly in France. He continued playing in the local amateur league with AS Tizi Ouzou, which he would also go on to coach.

International career[edit]

Despite being a regular member of the Algerian National Team, Anane had just two caps for the team, playing in friendlies against Hungary and Albania.

Managerial career[edit]

After his playing career, Anane coached the junior and senior teams of local club AS Tizi Ouzou, as well as other clubs in the Kabylie region such as Les Issers and Larbaâ Nath Irathen. He then became a manager with JS Kabylie and was also in charge of the junior team.


On October 21, 2010, Anane died in the early hours of the day at Tizi Ouzou.[1] He was buried the same day in the town's M'douha Cemetery.[3]