Olympique de Médéa

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Olympique de Médéa
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Full name Olympique de Médéa
Nickname(s) l'OM Médéa
Founded 1945
(as Olympique de Médéa)
Ground Stade Imam Lyes de Médéa
Ground Capacity 12,000 [1]
President Mahfoud Boukalkal
Head Coach Sid Ahmed Slimani
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2015–16 Ligue Professionnelle 2, 1st (promoted)
Current season

Olympique de Médéa (French pronunciation: ​[ɔlɛ̃pik də medea]), (Arabic: أولمبي المدية‎‎), also known as l'OM Médéa (IPA: [lo.ɛm medea]) is an Algerian football club based in Médéa. The club was founded in 1945.[2] The current home ground is Stade Imam Lyes de Médéa. The club has been a member of Ligue 2 since it became professional in 2010.

History[edit]

In 1995, the club reached the final of the Algerian Cup for the first time in their history. They opened the scoring in the 45th minute through Kamel Djahmoune but went on to lose the game 2–1.[3]

In 1996, the team had participated in the seventh Arab Cup Winners' Cup in Amman, Jordan. They were unfortunately eliminated in the semi-finals by the Moroccan team Olympique Khouribga despite a fine performance with the final score being 2–1.[4][5] Olympique Khouribga eventually won the 1996 Arab Cup Winners' Cup beating Al-Faisaly in the final 3–1.

The team managed to get promoted to the Ligue Inter-Régions de football after finishing top of the Ligue Régionale de football de Blida group 11 points clear of second placed RC Arabâ.[6][7]

They came in fifth-position in the Ligue Inter-Régions de football in the 2009–10 season.[8]

In 2010, the club was listed as a member of the newly professional Ligue Professionnelle 2, because the club had become professional. The club replaced OM Arzew due to them not taking the necessary steps in becoming a professional club. Before JS Kabylie's historical game against Al Ahly in Cairo on 29 August 2010, Olympique de Médéa had the honour of playing JS Kabylie in a friendly match in preparation for the game in Cairo. The fiendly was held on the 21 August 2010, at Stade Imam Lyes de Médéa which JS Kabylie won 1–0 with Sofiane Younès breaking the deadlock in the thirty-third minute of the game.[9]

Honours[edit]

Runner-up: 1995

Players[edit]

As of 3 November 2011.[10]

Current squad[edit]

As of January 15, 2017 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Algeria GK Mohamed Ousserir
3 Algeria DF Sofiane Ben Braham
4 Algeria DF Imadeddine Boubekeur
5 Algeria DF Nabil Saâdou
6 Algeria MF Mohamed Heriat
7 Algeria DF Takfarinas Ouchène
8 Algeria MF Said Bouchouk
9 Algeria FW Hamza Banouh
10 Algeria FW Abdelali Ouadah
11 Algeria FW Karim Rachedi
13 Algeria DF Yacine Roudine
15 Algeria DF Nabil Lamara
No. Position Player
16 Algeria GK Tahir Lamraoui
17 Algeria MF Salim Boukhenchouche
18 Algeria MF Toufik Addadi
19 Algeria DF Walid Sbia
20 Algeria DF Sabri Gharbi
21 Algeria DF Youcef Islam Herida
22 Algeria MF Abderrazek Ghellab
23 Algeria MF Nazim Si Salem
24 Algeria MF Adel Bouchiba
26 Algeria DF Mohamed Benaissa
27 Algeria MF Meziane Zéroual
30 Algeria GK Nassim Bourekba

Reserves and academy[edit]

For reserve and academy squads, see Olympique de Médéa Reserves and Academy

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

No. Position Player
Algeria Mustapha Harizi
Algeria Nour Islam Bourekba
Algeria Adel Mekki
Algeria Ishak Ahmed Serir
Algeria Billel Bouchenafa
Algeria Abdel Fath Roubehi
Algeria Mohamed Bedj
No. Position Player
Algeria Hichem Misraoui
Algeria Mohamed Lamine Mecheri
Algeria Karim Trifi
Algeria Abdelkader Belhanafi
Algeria Abdelghani Sakhri
Algeria Mohamed Amine Slimani

Notable players[edit]

For details on former players, see Category:Olympique de Médéa players

References[edit]

External links[edit]