Algeria national football team


Algeria national football team
 Algeria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) الأفنــاك (Fennec Foxes)
الخُضر (The Green)
الخضرة(The Green One)
محاربو الصحراء (The Desert Warriors)
Association Fédération Algérienne de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Vahid Halilhodžić
Captain Antar Yahia
Most caps Mahieddine Meftah (107)
Top scorer Abdelhafid Tasfaout (35)
Home stadium Stade 5 Juillet 1962
FIFA code ALG
FIFA ranking 35
Highest FIFA ranking 26 (December 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking 103 (June 2008)
Elo ranking 92
Highest Elo ranking 16 (November 1967)
Lowest Elo ranking 105 (July 2008)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Tunisia 1–2 Algeria Algeria[2]
(Tunisia; 1 June 1957)[1][2]
Biggest win
 Algeria 15–1 South Yemen 
(Tripoli, Libya; 17 August 1973)
Biggest defeat
 East Germany 5–0 Algeria Algeria
(Cottbus, Germany; 05 May 1980)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 1982)
Best result Round 1, 1982, 1986 and 2010
Africa Nations Cup
Appearances 14 (First in 1968)
Best result Winners, 1990

The Algeria national football team (Arabic: منتخب الجزائر لكرة القدم‎), nicknamed الأفنــاك, Les Fennecs (The Fennec Foxes), represents Algeria in association football and is controlled by the Fédération Algérienne de Football. Algeria's home ground is the Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers and their head coach is Vahid Halilhodžić.

Algeria has qualified for three World Cups in 1982, 1986 and 2010. Algeria has also won the Africa Cup of Nations once in 1990, when they hosted the tournament.

The traditional rivals of Algeria have been Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. However, more recently, Egypt has become the main rival after a number of incidents involving the two teams, most recently during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, in which Algeria defeated Egypt 1-0 in a tense tiebreaker in Omdurman, Sudan to qualify to the World Cup.

Contents

History

Beginning

The team was established in 1963 as the successor of the FLN football team.

World Cup 1982

Algeria caused one of the great World Cup upsets on the first day of the tournament with a 2–1 victory over reigning European Champions West Germany. In the final match in the group between West Germany and Austria, with Algeria having already played their final group game the day before, the European teams knew that a West German win by 1 or 2 goals would qualify them both, while a larger German victory would qualify Algeria over Austria, and a draw or an Austrian win would eliminate the Germans. After 10 minutes of all-out attack, West Germany scored through a goal by Horst Hrubesch. After the goal was scored, the two teams kicked the ball around aimlessly for the rest of the match. Chants of "Fuera, fuera" ("Out, out") were screamed by the Spanish crowd, while angry Algerian supporters waved banknotes at the players. This performance was widely deplored, even by the German and Austrian fans. One German fan was so upset by his team's display that he burned his German flag in disgust.[3] Algeria protested to FIFA, who ruled that the result be allowed to stand; FIFA introduced a revised qualification system at subsequent World Cups in which the final two games in each group were played simultaneously.

World Cup 1986

In 1984, Algeria took third place in the 1984 African Nations Cup in Côte d'Ivoire. During the 1986 African Nations Cup, the national teams recorded two defeats and one draw and was eliminated in the first round. In Mexico, at the 1986 World Cup, the Algerians were not able to pass the first round once again in a group that included Northern Ireland (1–1 draw), Brazil (1–0 loss), and Spain (3–0 loss). Only one Algerian managed to score during this competition: Djamel Zidane. From thereon, Algeria failed to qualify for another World Cup until 2010.

Africa Cup of Nations 1990

In 1990, Algeria hosted the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations. In Group A, the Algerians started the tournament by beating Nigeria (5–1, with doubles by Djamel Menad and Rabah Madjer and a goal by Djamel Amani), Côte d'Ivoire (3–0, with goals by Djamel Menad, Tahar Cherif El Ouazzani, and Cherif Oudjani) and Egypt (2–0, with goals by Djamel Amani and Moussa Saib). In the semi-finals, Algeria beat Senegal 2–1 (goals by Djamel Menad and Djamel Amani in front of 85,000 fans in the Stade 5 Juillet 1962.

In the final against Nigeria, in front of 200,000 fans in the same stadium, Cherif Oudjani, in the 38th minute, enabled Algeria to win the African Nations Cup for the first time. Djamel Menad was crowned top scorer of the competition with four goals.

1990–2008

Having won an African Nations Cup title, the Algerian team, however, had not managed to qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. In 1991, the national team won the Afro-Asian Cup of Nations against Iran. As title holders, Algeria disappointed at the 1992 African Nations Cup in Senegal, recording a loss against Côte d'Ivoire (3–0) and a draw against Congo (1–1, with a goal by Nacer Bouiche). In 1994, Algeria was disqualified from the 1994 African Nations Cup in Tunisia due to the use of an ineligible player and failed during the 1994 World Cup qualifying.

In 1996, Algeria returned to African Cup of Nations, but were eliminated by hosts South Africa in the quarter-finals. The Algerians failed to qualify for the following World Cups in 1998, 2002 and 2006. During the 1998 African Cup of Nations, Algeria finished last in its group with three defeats and was eliminated in the group stage. In the 2000 African Cup of Nations, the Fennecs managed to pass to the first round only to lose to Cameroon (2–1). Algeria once more failed to pass the first round in the African competition in 2002 but managed to get to the quarter-finals in 2004; however, they were eliminated by Morocco by a score of 3–1 after extra-time (the lone Algerian goal was scored by Abdelmalek Cherrad. Algeria failed to qualify for the following two Africa Cup of Nations in 2006 and 2008 although Algeria did manage to qualify for the 2010 world cup.

World Cup 2010 qualifiers

Algeria fans at a friendly vs. Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

On 11 October 2008, Algeria returned to the top 20 African teams by finishing first in their group ahead of Senegal, Gambia, and Liberia for the second round on the combined 2010 World Cup and 2010 African Cup of Nations qualifications. In the third and final round of the qualifiers, Algeria was joined by Zambia, Rwanda, and Egypt. In July 2009, Algeria made their return amongst the world's top fifty after a 3–1 win against the double African champions Egypt and a 2–0 away win against Zambia. Beating Zambia in Blida 1–0 followed by a 3–1 win against Rwanda, Algeria ensured that the qualification for the World Cup would go down to the wire with a final encounter against Egypt in Cairo, where nothing less than a loss by three goals would stop the Fennecs from going to South Africa. Prior to the game the Algerian team bus was attacked, leaving several team members injured. This led to a diplomatic row between the two countries. Algeria lost the game 2–0. Algeria won the resulting play off in Sudan 1–0. Algeria moved to the 29th position in FIFA ranking – one place behind Egypt in the October 2009 ranking. In November 2009, they beat fierce rivals Egypt in a playoff 2010 World Cup in South Africa and moved to the highest FIFA ranking ever reached by Algeria (26) in December 2009.[4][5]

They were drawn in Group C, where they faced England, the United States, and Slovenia.


Teamv · d · e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 13
 Egypt 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 13
 Zambia 6 1 2 3 2 5 −3 5
 Rwanda 6 0 2 4 1 8 −7 2
  Algeria Egypt Rwanda Zambia
Algeria  3 – 1 3 – 1 1 – 0
Egypt  2 – 0 3 – 0 1 – 1
Rwanda  0 – 0 0 – 1 0 – 0
Zambia  0 – 2 0 – 1 1 – 0
  • Algeria and Egypt finished with identical overall and head-to-head records. Algeria won the tiebreaking play-off 1 – 0 to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Algeria, Egypt and Zambia qualified for the 2010 African Cup of Nations.

Africa Cup of Nations 2010

The team put on a mixed performance in the tournament. Being drawn in Group A, with Angola, Malawi and Mali, Algeria started poorly by losing 3–0 to group outsiders Malawi. However, they improved in the following game against Mali, beating them 1–0 thanks to a Rafik Halliche header. In the last match, they drew 0–0 with Angola, which sent them to the second round, finishing with the same amount of points as Mali, but with a superior head-to-head record. Playing in Cabinda, Algeria faced Côte d'Ivoire in the quarterfinals, who were considered heavy favourites to qualify. But they got a historic win. After trailing 1–0, Karim Matmour equalized, but Keita gave the Ivorians the lead in the 89th minute, a goal which seemed sure to seal their victory. However, the Algerians equalized with Madjid Bougherra just 2 minutes later in added time, and Hameur Bouazza gave the Fennecs the lead in extra time. Algeria faced Egypt in the semi finals, Egypt, in their first meeting since the World Cup qualification play-off. In a controversial match, Egypt won 4–0 which was the biggest defeat in the history of the teams' meetings. Algeria lost 1–0 to Nigeria in the third place game and finished fourth in the competition.

FIFA World Cup 2010

Algeria vs England in the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Algeria was drawn in Group C with England, USA, Slovenia. In their first game they lost to Slovenia 0–1. The match was scoreless until Slovenia's captain Robert Koren scored in the 79th minute after Abdelkader Ghezzal was sent off for his second bookable offence. In their second group game, Algeria drew with England leading to mass celebration throughout the world's Algerian communities.[6] The Fennecs lost their final group game to the United States 1–0 thanks to a Landon Donovan winner in second-half injury time.

Teamv · d · e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
 England 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Slovenia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Algeria 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1


13 June 2010
13:30
Algeria  0 – 1  Slovenia Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Attendance: 30,325
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Report Koren Goal 79'

18 June 2010
20:30
England  0 – 0  Algeria Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance: 64,100
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report

23 June 2010
16:00
United States  1 – 0  Algeria Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
Attendance: 35,827
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Donovan Goal 90+1' Report

Honours

World Cup:
Summer Olympic Games:
Africa Cup of Nations:
All-Africa Games:
Afro-Asian Cup of Nations :
  • 1 Time Champion (1991)
Mediterranean Games:
Pan Arab Games:
Palestine Cup of Nations:
  • 2 Times 3rd place (Iraq 1972, Libya 1973)
Tournaments:
Vahdat Cup (International Tournament hosted by Iran)
1 Time Runner Up: 1981

Competitive record

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup
Appearances: 3
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966 Withdrew
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982 Group Stage 13th 3 2 0 1 5 5
Mexico 1986 Group Stage 22nd 3 0 1 2 1 5
Italy 1990 Did not qualify
United States 1994
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010 Group Stage 28th 3 0 1 2 0 2
Brazil 2014 To be determined
Russia 2018
Qatar 2022
Total Group Stage 3/19 9 2 2 5 6 12

Olympic Games record

Olympic Games
Appearances: 1
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Greece 1896 No football tournament
France 1900 to Japan 1964 Did not enter
Mexico 1968 to Canada 1976 Did not qualify
Soviet Union 1980 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 1 4 5
United States 1984 to China 2008 Did not qualify
United Kingdom 2012 To be determined
Brazil 2016
Total Quarter-finals 1/25 4 1 1 1 4 5

Africa Cup of Nations Record

Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances: 14
Year Position Year Position Year Position
Sudan 1957 Did not enter Nigeria 1980 Second Place Mali 2002 Round 1
Egypt 1959 Did not enter Libya 1982 Fourth Place Tunisia 2004 Quarter-finals
Ethiopia 1962 Did not enter Côte d'Ivoire 1984 Third Place Egypt 2006 Did not qualify
Ghana 1963 Did not enter Egypt 1986 Round 1 Ghana 2008 Did not qualify
Tunisia 1965 Did not enter Morocco 1988 Third Place Angola 2010 Fourth Place
Ethiopia 1968 Round 1 Algeria 1990 Winner Equatorial GuineaGabon 2012 Did not qualify
Sudan 1970 Did not qualify Senegal 1992 Round 1 South Africa 2013 To be Determined
Cameroon 1972 Did not qualify Tunisia 1994 Disqualified after qualification Morocco 2015 To be Determined
Egypt 1974 Did not qualify South Africa 1996 Quarter-finals Libya 2017 To be Determined
Ethiopia 1976 Did not qualify Burkina Faso 1998 Round 1
Ghana 1978 Did not qualify GhanaNigeria 2000 Quarter-finals

African Nations Championship record

African Nations Championship
Appearances: 1
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Côte d'Ivoire 2009 Did not qualify
Sudan 2011 Fourth Place 6 2 3 1 7 4
South Africa 2014 To be determined
Rwanda 2016
Total Fourth Place 1/2 6 2 3 1 7 4

All-Africa Games Record

All-Africa Games
Appearances: 7
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Republic of the Congo 1965 Fourth Place 5 2 0 3 6 5
Nigeria 1973 Round 1 3 1 1 1 6 6
Algeria 1978 Gold Medal 5 4 1 0 9 2
Kenya 1987 Did not qualify
Egypt 1991
Zimbabwe 1995 Round 1 3 1 0 2 2 4
South Africa 1999 Round 1 3 1 0 2 2 4
Nigeria 2003 Round 1 3 1 1 1 3 4
Algeria 2007 Round 1 3 1 1 1 4 4
Mozambique 2011 Did not qualify
Ghana 2015 To be determined
Total Gold Medal 7/10 25 11 4 10 32 29

Arab Nations Cup record

Arab Nations Cup
Appearances: 2
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Lebanon 1963 Did not enter
Kuwait 1964
Iraq 1966
Saudi Arabia 1985
Jordan 1988 Round 1 4 1 2 1 3 3
Syria 1992 Did not enter
Qatar 1998 Round 1 2 0 1 1 0 3
Kuwait 2002 Did not enter
Saudi Arabia 2012 To be determined
Total Round 1 2/8 6 1 3 2 3 6

Pan Arab Games record

Pan Arab Games
Appearances: 1
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Egypt 1953 Did not enter
Lebanon 1957
Morocco 1961
Egypt 1965
Syria 1976
Morocco 1985 Bronze Medal 5 2 0 3 4 6
Syria 1992 Did not enter
Lebanon 1997
Jordan 1999 Withdraw
Algeria 2004 No tournement
Egypt 2007 Did not enter
Qatar 2011
Total Bronze Medal 1/11 5 2 0 3 4 6

Mediterranean Games Record

Mediterranean Games
Appearances: 10
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Egypt 1951 Did not enter
Spain 1955
Lebanon 1959
Italy 1963
Tunisia 1967 Round 1 3 1 0 2 4 6
Turkey 1971 Did not qualify
Algeria 1975 Gold Medal 6 6 0 0 14 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1979 Bronze Medal 5 2 2 1 7 6
Morocco 1983 Round 1 2 1 0 1 3 3
Syria 1987 Round 1 3 0 0 3 1 7
Greece 1991 Round 1 2 0 0 2 1 5
France 1993 Silver Medal 4 2 1 1 6 4
Italy 1997 Round 1 3 0 3 0 4 4
Tunisia 2001 Round 1 2 0 0 2 3 7
Spain 2005 Quarter-finals 3 1 1 1 3 4
Italy 2009 Did not qualify
Greece 2013 To be determined
Total Gold Medal 10/16 33 13 7 13 46 49

Results and Fixtures

Algerian National Team Results and Fixtures.[7]

Fixtures

Date Location Home Team Score Away Team Occasion
15 November 2011 Algiers  Algeria  Cameroon Friendly match

Results

Date Location Home Team Score Away Team Occasion
5 June 2010 Fürth  Algeria 1–0  United Arab Emirates Friendly match
13 June 2010 Polokwane  Algeria 0–1  Slovenia 2010 FIFA World Cup
18 June 2010 Cape Town  Algeria 0–0  England 2010 FIFA World Cup
23 June 2010 Pretoria  Algeria 0–1  United States 2010 FIFA World Cup
11 August 2010 Blida  Algeria 1–2  Gabon Friendly match
3 September 2010 Blida  Algeria 1–1  Tanzania 2012 ACN Qualifier
10 October 2010 Bangui  Central African Republic 2–0  Algeria 2012 ACN Qualifier
17 November 2010 Luxembourg  Luxembourg 0–0  Algeria Friendly match
27 March 2011 Annaba  Algeria 1–0  Morocco 2012 ACN Qualifier
4 June 2011 Marrakech  Morocco 4–0  Algeria 2012 ACN Qualifier
3 September 2011 Dar-es-Salaam  Tanzania 1–1  Algeria 2012 ACN Qualifier
9 October 2011 Algiers  Algeria 2–0  Central African Republic 2012 ACN Qualifier
12 November 2011 Blida  Algeria 1–0  Tunisia Friendly match

2012 African Cup of Nations (Qualification)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 6 3 2 1 8 2 +6 11
 Central African Republic 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
 Algeria 6 2 2 2 5 8 −3 8
 Tanzania 6 1 2 3 6 9 −3 5
3 September 2010
22:00 UTC+1
Algeria  1 – 1  Tanzania Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Kokou Djaoupe (Togo)
Guedioura Goal 45' Report Tegete Goal 33'

10 October 2010
15:00 UTC+1
Central African Republic  2 – 0  Algeria Barthelemy Boganda Stadium, Bangui
Referee: Martins De Carvalho (Angola)
Dopékoulouyen Goal 81'
Eudes Dagoulou Goal 86'
Report

27 March 2011
20:30 UTC+1
Algeria  1 – 0  Morocco Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba
Referee: Seechurn Rajindraparsad (Mauritius)
Yebda Goal 5' (pen.)

4 June 2011
21:00 UTC+1
Morocco  4 – 0  Algeria Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech
Benatia Goal 25'
Chamakh Goal 38'
Hadji Goal 60'
Assaidi Goal 68'

3 September 2011
16:00 UTC+3
Tanzania  1 – 1  Algeria Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar-es-Salaam
Referee: Ould Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritania)
Samata Goal 22' Report Bouazza Goal 52'

9 October 2011
20:30 UTC+1
Algeria  2 – 0  Central African Republic Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Yebda Goal 1'
Kadir Goal 29'

Coaching staff

Manager Bosnia and Herzegovina Vahid Halilhodžić
General manager Algeria Abdelhafid Tasfaout
Assistant manager Algeria Nourredine Kourichi
Goalkeeping coach Algeria Abdenour Kaoua & Algeria Hassan Belhadji
Fitness coach France Cyril Moine
Team doctor Algeria Dr Mohamed Boughlali & Algeria Dr Ali Yekdah

Squad

Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly match against Tunisia on November 12 and Cameroon on November 15, 2011.[8] Players who have withdrawn from this squad are excluded. Caps and goals as of November 12, 2011, subsequent to the friendly against Tunisia. Jersey numbers are based on the most recent game against Tunisia.[9]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Azzedine Doukha 5 August 1986 (1986-08-05) (age 25) 1 0 Algeria USM El Harrach
16 GK Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche March 19, 1985 (1985-03-19) (age 26) 4 0 Algeria USM Alger
GK Raïs M'Bolhi April 25, 1986 (1986-04-25) (age 25) 11 0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
2 DF Madjid Bougherra October 7, 1982 (1982-10-07) (age 29) 50 3 Qatar Lekhwiya SC
3 DF Nadir Belhadj June 18, 1982 (1982-06-18) (age 29) 54 4 Qatar Al Sadd
4 DF Antar Yahia March 21, 1982 (1982-03-21) (age 29) 52 5 Saudi Arabia Al Nassr
5 DF Ismaël Bouzid July 27, 1983 (1983-07-27) (age 28) 10 0 Greece PAS Giannina
12 DF Carl Medjani May 15, 1985 (1985-05-15) (age 26) 7 0 France Ajaccio
13 DF Mohamed Rabie Meftah May 5, 1985 (1985-05-05) (age 26) 7 0 Algeria USM Alger
24 DF Mehdi Mostefa August 30, 1983 (1983-08-30) (age 28) 4 0 France Ajaccio
25 DF Abderahmane Hachoud July 2, 1988 (1988-07-02) (age 23) 1 0 Algeria ES Sétif
7 MF Ryad Boudebouz February 19, 1990 (1990-02-19) (age 21) 9 1 France Sochaux
8 MF Mehdi Lacen May 15, 1984 (1984-05-15) (age 27) 12 0 Spain Getafe CF
10 MF Hassan Yebda April 14, 1984 (1984-04-14) (age 27) 20 2 Spain Granada
14 MF Foued Kadir December 5, 1983 (1983-12-05) (age 27) 8 1 France Valenciennes
17 MF Adlène Guedioura November 12, 1985 (1985-11-12) (age 26) 9 1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
18 MF Khaled Lemmouchia May 29, 1981 (1981-05-29) (age 30) 19 0 Algeria USM Alger
20 MF Saad Tedjar January 14, 1986 (1986-01-14) (age 25) 1 0 Algeria JS Kabylie
22 MF Hamer Bouazza February 22, 1985 (1985-02-22) (age 26) 17 3 England Millwall
MF Hocine Metref January 1, 1984 (1984-01-01) (age 27) 6 0 Algeria JS Kabylie
MF Sofiane Feghouli December 26, 1989 (1989-12-26) (age 21) 0 0 Spain Valencia CF
11 FW Kamel Ghilas March 9, 1984 (1984-03-09) (age 27) 18 3 France Stade de Reims
14 FW El Arbi Hillel Soudani November 25, 1987 (1987-11-25) (age 23) 2 0 Portugal Vitória Guimarães
19 FW Saïd Bouchouk December 29, 1986 (1986-12-29) (age 24) 0 0 Algeria CA Batna
21 FW Mohamed Amine Aoudia June 6, 1987 (1987-06-06) (age 24) 2 0 Algeria ES Sétif
FW Karim Matmour June 25, 1985 (1985-06-25) (age 26) 29 2 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up to the Algeria squad within the last 12 months.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Malik Asselah 8 July 1986 (1986-07-08) (age 25) 0 0 Algeria JS Kabylie
GK Faouzi Chaouchi 5 December 1984 (1984-12-05) (age 26) 11 0 Algeria MC Alger
GK Michaël Fabre July 15, 1984 (1984-07-15) (age 27) 0 0 France RC Lens
GK Cédric Si Mohamed January 9, 1985 (1985-01-09) (age 26) 0 0 Algeria JSM Béjaïa
DF Brahim Ferradj September 4, 1987 (1987-09-04) (age 24) 0 0 France Brest
DF Rafik Halliche September 2, 1986 (1986-09-02) (age 25) 21 1 England Fulham
DF Abdelkader Laifaoui July 29, 1981 (1981-07-29) (age 30) 8 0 Algeria USM Alger
DF Djamel Mesbah October 9, 1984 (1984-10-09) (age 27) 9 0 Italy Lecce
MF Djamel Abdoun February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14) (age 25) 11 0 Greece Olympiacos
MF Chadli Amri December 14, 1984 (1984-12-14) (age 26) 10 0 Germany Kaiserslautern
MF Abdelmoumene Djabou January 31, 1987 (1987-01-31) (age 24) 1 0 Algeria ES Sétif
MF Lazhar Hadj Aïssa March 23, 1984 (1984-03-23) (age 27) 7 0 Kuwait Qadsia SC
MF Mourad Meghni April 16, 1984 (1984-04-16) (age 27) 9 0 Qatar Umm Salal
MF Walid Mesloub September 4, 1985 (1985-09-04) (age 26) 1 0 France Le Havre
MF Zahir Zerdab January 9, 1982 (1982-01-09) (age 29) 1 0 France FC Rouen
MF Karim Ziani August 17, 1982 (1982-08-17) (age 29) 62 5 Qatar Al-Jaish
FW Karim Benyamina December 18, 1981 (1981-12-18) (age 29) 2 0 Germany FSV Frankfurt
FW Baghdad Bounedjah November 30, 1991 (1991-11-30) (age 19) 0 0 Algeria USM El Harrach
FW Rafik Djebbour March 8, 1984 (1984-03-08) (age 27) 24 4 Greece Olympiacos
FW Abdelkader Ghezzal December 5, 1984 (1984-12-05) (age 26) 27 3 Italy Cesena
FW Abdelmalek Ziaya January 23, 1984 (1984-01-23) (age 27) 6 0 Saudi Arabia Ittihad FC

All-time record against FIFA recognized nations

  • Below is a record of all matches (correct as of November 18, 2010 subsequent to Luxembourg friendly) Algeria has played against FIFA recognized nations:

(a) Denotes defunct national football team.
(b) Includes games against USSR.
(c) Includes games against Yugoslavia

Player records

Top goalscorers

# Name Career Goals Goals per game Caps
1 Abdelhafid Tasfaout 1990–2002 35 0.40 88
2 Lakhdar Belloumi 1978–1989 34 0.38 100
3 Rabah Madjer 1978–1992 29 0.39 83
4 Djamel Menad 1982–1995 24 0.30 80
5 Tedj Bensaoula 1979–1986 22 0.46 48
6 Rafik Saifi 1999–2010 18 0.34 53
7 Salah Assad 1978–1988 13 0.21 67
8 Hacène Lalmas 1964–1974 12 0.35 34
9 Ali Mecabih 1995–2003 10 0.40 25
10 Billel Dziri 1993–2002 9 0.10 87

Bold denotes players still playing or available for selection.

Most capped

# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Mahieddine Meftah 1989–2002 107 4
2 Lakhdar Belloumi 1978–1989 100 34
3 Abdelhafid Tasfaout 1991–2002 88 35
4 Billel Dziri 1992–2005 87 9
5 Rabah Madjer 1978–1992 83 29
6 Djamel Menad 1980–1995 80 24
7 Fodil Megharia 1984–1992 73 0
8 Mahmoud Guendouz 1977–1986 71 4
9 Salah Assad 1977–1989 67 13
Yazid Mansouri 2001–2010 67 0

Mahieddine Meftah is the most capped player of the Algerian national team with 107 official selections. However Lakhdar Belloumi played 147 international matches, but apparently only 100 games are recognized by FIFA.

The caps and goals for Algeria, As of 12 August.

Manager history


World Cup squads

Olympic Games football Tournament squads


Cup of Nations squads

Kit suppliers

Titles

Preceded by
1988 Cameroon 
Africa Cup of Nations
1990
Succeeded by
1992 Côte d'Ivoire 
Preceded by
1988 South Korea 
Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
1991
Succeeded by
1993 Japan 

See also

Notes

A.^ Prior to Algerian independence in 1962, matches were organised under the auspices of the Front de Libération Nationale.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Courtney, Barrie (23 April 2010). "Algeria - List of International Matches". RSSSF. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesa/alg-intres.html. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Algeria". ELO. http://www.eloratings.net/Algeria.htm. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Booth, Lawrence; Smyth, Rob (11 August 2004). "What's the dodgiest game in football history?". guardian.co.uk (Guardian News and Media). http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2004/aug/11/theknowledge.sport. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Yahia sends Algeria to World Cup". BBC Sport. 2009-11-18. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/8367431.stm. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  5. ^ "Yahia cracker seals play-off win". ESPN. 2009-11-18. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=285045&cc=5739. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  6. ^ Youtube video of Police intervention at Champs-Élysées gathering
  7. ^ [1] fifa.com
  8. ^ 31 joueurs pour le stage de Novembre; DZFoot, October 25, 2011.
  9. ^ ALG-TUN, la composition de l'Equipe d'Algérie; DZFoot, November 12, 2011.

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