Ahmed Zabana Stadium

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Ahmed Zabana Stadium
ملعب أحمد زبانة
Stade Ahmed Zabana
Zabana
Stade Ahmed Zabana (Oran) 2.jpg
Full name Ahmed Zabana Stadium
Former names Parc Municipal des Sports
Henri Fouquès-Duparc
Municipal
19 Juin 1965
Location El Hamri, Oran, Algeria
Coordinates 35°41′00″N 0°38′10″W / 35.683315°N 0.636221°W / 35.683315; -0.636221Coordinates: 35°41′00″N 0°38′10″W / 35.683315°N 0.636221°W / 35.683315; -0.636221
Owner APC of Oran
Capacity 40,000
Record attendance 60,000 Algeria-Brazil
(17 June 1965)
Surface Artificial turf
Construction
Built 1955
Opened 5 May 1957
Renovated 1988, 2005, 2008
Tenants
MC Oran (football)
Stade Oranais (rugby)
Algeria rugby union team

Ahmed Zabana Stadium (Arabic: ملعب أحمد زبانة‎‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Oran, Algeria. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It is the home ground of MC Oran. The stadium holds 40,000.[1] Currently, a new stadium, called Olympic Stadium, is being constructed.

History[edit]

Old picture of the stadium

The stadium was built in 1955 in the El Hamri district of Oran, known as Lyautey at the time, by mayor Henri Fouquès-Duparc. The stadium was inaugurated on 5 May 1957 with a capacity of 40,000 spectators, making it the biggest stadium in Africa at the time. After the independence of Algeria it was renamed Municipal Stadium. After it was named again Stade 19 Juin 1965 in commemoration of the coup of Ahmed Ben Bella by Houari Boumediene made at that date. It was then renamed again to Stade Ahmed Zabana in honor of Algerian revolutionary Ahmed Zabana.

In January 2008, it was renovated to make it compatible with the practice of Rugby union. It was equipped with artificial turf (fifth generation) to replace natural grass unfortunately in poor condition.

Matches[edit]

These are some historically important matches that have been played in the stadium around its history:

Clubs[edit]

Inauguration of the stadium[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
11 November 1958 -:- Real Madrid Stade Reims One game

1966 Eid al-Adha Trophy[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
1966 -:- Real Madrid 1–0 Vasco da Gama Semi-final
1966 -:- Real Madrid 1–0 FC Nantes Final

1989 African Cup of Champions Clubs[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
15 December 1989 -:- MC Oran 1–0 Raja CA Casablanca Final away 40,000

1991-92 Algerian Cup[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
1992 -:- JS Kabylie 1–0 ASO Chlef Final

1998-99 Algerian Championship[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
1999 -:- MC Alger 1–0 (a.e.t) JS Kabylie Final 45,000

National[edit]

Historical friendlies[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
17 June 1965 -:- Algeria 0–3
(Pelé, Dudu, Gérson)
Brazil One game 60,000
9 April 1969 -:- Algeria 1–1 Santos FC One game
(Rugby Union)
Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
18 December 2015 15:30 Algeria 16–6 Tunisa One friendly game 10,000

1960 World Military Cup[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
15 May 1960 -:- France 1–1 Belgium Final Group
15 May 1960 -:- Turkey 1–0 Greece Final Group
19 May 1960 -:- Belgium 2–2 Greece Final Group
19 May 1960 -:- France 0–0 Turkey Final Group
22 May 1960 -:- Greece 3–2 France Final Group
22 May 1960 -:- Belgium 1–0 Turkey Final Group

2013 African U-20 Championship[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
17 March 2013 17:30 Nigeria U-20 0–1 Mali U-20 Group B
17 March 2013 20:30 DR Congo U-20 0–0 Gabon U-20 Group B
20 March 2013 17:30 Mali U-20 2–1 DR Congo U-20 Group B
20 March 2013 20:30 Gabon U-20 0–1 Nigeria U-20 Group B
23 March 2013 17:30 Nigeria U-20 3–1 DR Congo U-20 Group B
23 March 2013 20:30 Mali U-20 0–2 Gabon U-20 Group B
26 March 2013 20:30 Ghana U-20 0–0 (p 4–2) Mali U-20 Semi-finals
29 March 2013 17:30 Nigeria U-20 2–1 Mali U-20 Third place match
30 March 2013 17:30 Ghana U-20 1–1 (p 4–5) Egypt U-20 Final 20,000

FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
13 June 1980 -:- Algeria 3–1 Sierra Leone First round
27 March 2005 19:00 Algeria 1–0 Rwanda Second round 45,000
19 June 2005 20:30 Algeria 2–2 Zimbabwe Second round 15,000
4 September 2005 20:30 Algeria 2–5 Nigeria Second round 11,000
11 November 2016 20:00 UTC+1 Libya [n 1] Tunisia Third round

Notes & references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Libya has shosen Stade Ahmed Zabana to play their home matches outside Libya due to security concerns from the ongoing civil war. However Tunisia maked a reserve to play in the stadium because it bad grass.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stadium profile - mondedufoot

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Stadio Artemio Franchi
Florence
World Military Cup
Final Venue

1960
Succeeded by
19 Mayıs Stadium
Ankara
Preceded by
Stade Mohamed V
Casablanca
CAF Champions League
Final Venue

1989
Succeeded by
Stade 5 Juillet 1962
Algiers
Preceded by
Dobsonville Stadium
Johannesburg
African U-20 Championship
Final Venue

2013
Succeeded by
Stade Leopold Senghor
Dakar
Preceded by
none
North African Tri Nations
Final Venue

2016
Succeeded by
Stade Mohamed V
Casablanca