Rachid Belhout

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Rachid Belhout
Personal information
Full name Rachid Belhout
Date of birth (1944-06-14) June 14, 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth Sétif, Algeria
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
MC El Eulma
Youth career
FC Othe-Montmédy
ES Longuyonnaise
Le Havre AC
FC Antibes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
R.E. Virton
Teams managed
RJ Arlon
O Eischen
FA Red Boys Differdange
RLC Bastogne
USB Longwy
FC Wiltz 71
FC Lorrain Arlon
Racing FC Luxembourg
2005–2006 R.E. Virton
2006–2007 ES Sétif
2007–2008 ASO Chlef
2008–2009 MC El Eulma
2009–2010 Olympique Béja
2010–2011 JS Kabylie
2011–2011 US Monastir
2012 CS Constantine
2012 ASO Chlef
2012– MC El Eulma
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rachid Belhout (Arabic: رشيد بلحوت‎‎; born June 14, 1944 in Sétif) is an Algerian football manager and former player. He is currently managing MC El Eulma in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.


Belhout was born on June 14, 1944 in Sétif. At age 4, he moved with his family to France.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Belhout received his coaching license from the Royal Belgian Football Association.[2] He began his career by coaching a number of amateur and semi-professionals teams in Belgium and Luxembourg. In 2005, he was appointed as coach of R.E. Virton, who were then playing in the Belgian Second Division.

In 2007, Belhout led USM Alger to the final of the Algerian Cup, where they lost 1-0 to MC Alger.[3]

On December 22, 2010, Belhout was appointed as manager of JS Kabylie.[4] On May 1, 2011, he won the 2010–11 Algerian Cup by beating USM El Harrach 1-0 in the final.[5] On June 26, 2011, Belhout resigned from his position as manager of the club.[6]

On July 19, 2011, Belhout signed a one-year contract with Tunisian club Union Sportive Monastir.[7] On February 10, 2012, Belhout signed a one-year contract with Algerian club CS Constantine.[8]