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MC Alger

Mouloudia Club d'Alger
نادي مولودية الجزائر
Logo MCA 1921.png
Full nameMouloudia Club d'Alger
Nickname(s)M.C.A
Mouloudia
The Dean
Chnawa (the Chinese, due to their large fanbase)
Green and Red
The People's Club
FoundedAugust 7, 1921; 99 years ago (1921-08-07)
as Mouloudia Club Algérois
GroundStade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Capacity64,000
PresidentAbdenacer Almas
Head CoachAbdelkader Amrani[1]
LeagueLigue Professionnelle 1
2019–20Ligue Professionnelle 1, 2nd
Current season

Mouloudia Club d'Alger (Arabic: نادي مولودية الجزائر‎), referred to as MC Alger or MCA for short, is an Algerian football club based in Algiers. The club was founded in 1921 and its colours are red, green and white. Their home stadium, the Stade 5 Juillet 1962, has a capacity of 65,000 spectators. They also receive their opponents in Omar Hamadi Stadium. The club is currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

Founded in 1921 as Mouloudia Club Algérois and Mouloudia Chaâbia 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, and the domestic cup 8 times, third to USM Alger, CR Belouizdad and ES Sétif.

History

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.[2] 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 café. 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.

Crest

Kit Manufacturer

Kit suppliers
Dates Supplier
2009–2012 Germany Logo brand Adidas.png Adidas
2012–2016 Spain Joma Sport.svg Joma
2016–2019 England Logo Umbro.png Umbro
2019– Germany Puma

Honours

Domestic competitions

Champions (7): 1971–72, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1998–99, 2009–10
Runners-up (5): 1962–63, 1969–70, 1988–89, 2016–17, 2019–20
Winners (8) – shared record: 1970–71, 1972–73, 1975–76, 1982–83, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2013–14, 2015–16
Runners-up (1): 2012–13
Winners (3) (record): 2006, 2007, 2014
Runner-up (1): 2016
Winners (2): 1998, 1999

International competitions

Winners (1): 1976

Regional competitions

Winners (2): 1971, 1974
Runners-up (1): 2010
Runners-up (1): 1975

Performance in CAF competitions

2007 – First Round
2008 – First Round
2015 – First Round
2017 – Quarter-finals
1984 – Second Round

Players

Algerian teams are limited to two foreign players. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player;

Current squad

As of 27 October, 2020[5] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Algeria ALG Farid Chaâl
2 GK Algeria ALG Abdelkader Salhi
5 DF Algeria ALG Nabil Saâdou
6 DF Algeria ALG Miloud Rebiai
7 MF Algeria ALG Chamseddine Harrag
8 MF Algeria ALG Abderrahmane Bourdim
9 FW Algeria ALG Abdelhak Abdelhafid
10 MF Algeria ALG Abdelmoumene Djabou (vice-captain)
11 FW Cameroon CMR Rooney Eva Wankewai
12 DF Algeria ALG Mohamed Merouani
13 DF Algeria ALG Belkacem Brahimi
14 FW Algeria ALG Mehdi Benaldjia
15 DF Algeria ALG Nabil Lamara
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 GK Algeria ALG Ahmed Boutagga
17 DF Algeria ALG Mouad Hadded
18 MF Algeria ALG Toufik Addadi
19 FW Algeria ALG Sofiane Abdellaoui
20 DF Algeria ALG Walid Alati
21 FW Algeria ALG Abdenour Belkheir
22 MF Senegal SEN Isla Daoudi Diomande
23 FW Algeria ALG Samy Frioui (3rd captain)
24 MF Algeria ALG Abdellah El Moudene
25 FW Algeria ALG Billel Bensaha (on loan from ES Tunis)
26 FW Algeria ALG Badreddine Dahlal
27 DF Algeria ALG Abderahmane Hachoud (captain)

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Algeria ALG Abdelhak Sailaa (at USM Bel Abbès until 30 June 2021)

Personnel

Current technical staff

Position Staff
Head coach Abdelkader Amrani
Assistant coach Réda Babouche
Goalkeeping coach Lies Benhaha
Fitness coach Thomas Gornouec

Notable players

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

References

  1. ^ "Amrani, nouvel entraîneur".
  2. ^ "le MC Alger : un club, une histoire, un palmarès" (in French). APS.dz. August 29, 2012. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "African Club Competitions 1976". Rsssf.com. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  4. ^ "Le MCA en compétition Africaine". Kazeo.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  5. ^ "FICHE DU CLUB: MC ALGER".

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