Paradou AC

Paradou AC
Full nameParadou Athletic Club
GroundStade Hydra
Algiers, Algeria
PresidentHassen Zetchi
Head CoachPierrick Le Bert[1]
LeagueLigue Professionnelle 1
2019–20Ligue Professionnelle 1, 10th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Paradou Athletic Club (Arabic: نادي أتليتيك بارادو‎), known as Paradou AC or simply PAC for short, is an Algerian football club based in Algiers. The club was founded in 1994 by members of the Hydra AC junior team, the club colours are blue and yellow. Their home stadium, Stade Hydra, has a capacity of some 5,000 spectators but the club receives its opponents in Omar Hamadi Stadium. The club is currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

In May 2017, Paradou AC returned to the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 after a 10 years absence.


Domestic competitions

Champion (1): 2016–17


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

Current squad

As of 31 January 2021.[2] 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 Mokhtar Ferrahi
2 DF Algeria ALG Abdelhak Elardja
3 MF Algeria ALG Nour El Islam Melikchi
4 MF Algeria ALG Tayeb Hamoudi
5 DF Algeria ALG Youcef Douar
6 FW Algeria ALG Abdelkader Ghorab
7 FW Algeria ALG Sid Ali Mebarki
8 FW Uganda UGA Allan Okello
9 FW Algeria ALG Riad Benayad
10 FW Algeria ALG Oussama Kismoun
11 FW Algeria ALG Ghiles Guenaoui
12 MF Algeria ALG Hicham Messiad
13 DF Algeria ALG Juba Chirani
15 MF Algeria ALG Zakaria Messibah
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 GK Algeria ALG Omar Hadji
17 FW Algeria ALG Abderrezak Kibboua
18 MF Algeria ALG Abdeldjalil Tahri
19 MF Algeria ALG Mohamed Fenniri
20 DF Algeria ALG Hamza Mouali
21 DF Algeria ALG Islam Arous
22 DF Algeria ALG Tarek Bouabta
23 FW Algeria ALG Adem Redjem
24 DF Algeria ALG Islem Chebbour
25 DF Algeria ALG Aimen Bouguerra
26 FW Algeria ALG Yousri Bouzok (captain)
27 FW Algeria ALG Djaber Kaassis
35 FW Algeria ALG Ahmed Nadhir Benbouali
48 MF Algeria ALG Adem Zorgane

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
FW Algeria ALG Zakaria Naidji (at Club Africain until 30 June 2021)
FW Algeria ALG Zakaria Mansouri (at CS Sfaxien until 30 June 2021)
DF Algeria ALG Sabri Cheraitia (at CS Sfaxien until 30 June 2021)
DF Algeria ALG Kheir Eddine Ali Haïmoud (at NC Magra until 30 June 2021)


Current technical staff

Position Staff
Head coach Pierrick Le Bert
Assistant coach Christophe Gamel
Assistant coach Abdelkader Bouchoucha
Goalkeeping coach Mohamed Zemouli
Fitness coach Ahmed khalil Khebbeb

Paradou AC/JMG "El Ankaoui" Academy

In 2007, Paradou AC launched their academy in a partnership with JMG Academy, run by Frenchman Jean-Marc Guillou.[3] The cost of the academy is estimated to be about 600 000 € over 7 years, including the purchase of land at a site in Tessala El Merdja (in the outskirts of Alger), and construction of housing and facilities for the players and staff. Since its creation, the academy has had a tremendous amount of success. The current team is made up of players aged 13 to 15 years old, and they have regularly beaten much older teams, while playing without shoes or a goalie.[4] The team is coached by Olivier Guillou and Djamel Aïch.[5][6]

Players from Paradou AC to Europe

Player Pos Club League Transfer fee Source
Algeria Hicham Boudaoui MF Nice France Ligue 1 4,000,000 € [7]
Algeria Youcef Attal DF KV Kortrijk Belgium Belgian First Division A Undisclosed [8]
Algeria Farid El Mellali FW Angers France Ligue 1 Undisclosed [9][10]
Algeria Ramy Bensebaini DF Rennes France Ligue 1 2,000,000 € [11]


  1. ^ "Paradou AC : Le Bert succède à Hakim Malek".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Loto foot : le destin incroyable de l'équipe Paradou AC !". www.paradouac.com (in French). Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-04-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Officiel : Hichem Boudaoui 4 ans à Nice". dzfoot.com. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Transfert : Courtrai lève l'option d'achat de Youcef Attal". footalgerien.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Farid El Mellali rejoint officiellement le SCO d'Angers". alg24.net. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Officiel : El Mellali pour 4 ans au SCO Angers". dzfoot.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  11. ^ M-A D (5 July 2016). "Bensebaini pour 4 ans au Stade rennais" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

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