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Algeria national football team
Nickname(s) Les Fennecs
(The Desert Foxes)
Association Fédération Algérienne de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Rabah Saadane
Asst coach Zoheir Djelloul
Captain Yazid Mansouri
Most caps Mahieddine Meftah (107)
Top scorer Abdelhafid Tasfaout (35)
Home stadium Stade 5 Juillet 1962
FIFA code ALG
FIFA ranking 31
Highest FIFA ranking 26 (December 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking 103 (May 2008)
Elo ranking 71
Highest Elo ranking 16 (November 1967)
Lowest Elo ranking 105 (July 2008)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Tunisia Tunisia 1–2 Algeria Algeria
(Tunisia; 1 June 1957)
Biggest win
Algeria Algeria 15–1 South Yemen People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
(Libya; 17 August 1973)
Biggest defeat
East Germany East Germany 5–0 Algeria Algeria
(Cottbus, East Germany; 21 April 1976)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1982)
Best result Round 1, 1982 and 1986
African Nations Cup
Appearances 14 (First in 1968)
Best result Winners, 1990

The Algeria national football team, nicknamed Les Fennecs (The Desert Foxes), is the national team of Algeria and is controlled by the Fédération Algérienne de Football. Algeria managed to qualify to two consecutive World Cups in 1982 and 1986. Algeria also won the Africa Cup of Nations once in 1990 when they hosted the tournament. In November 2009, Algeria beat North African rivals Egypt in a World Cup qualification tiebreaker to secure a place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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History

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1980–1990: apogee of Algerian football

During the 1980 African Nations Cup, Algeria finished runner-up with the following results: after a draw against Ghana (0–0), it defeated both Morocco (1–0, with a goal by Lakhdar Belloumi) and Guinea (3–2, with goals by Hocine Benmiloudi and a double by Tedj Bensaoula). In the semi-finals, they beat Egypt in a penalty shoot-out (2–2, PK 4–2, with goals by Salah Assad and Hocine Benmiloudi). In the final, they were defeated by Nigeria by a score of 3–0. In the 1982 African Cup of Nations, Algeria finished fourth and qualified for the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup 1982

The 1982 FIFA World Cup saw one of the great World Cup upsets on the first day with the 2–1 victory of Algeria over reigning European Champions West Germany. This famous result for the Algerians put the Germans in grave danger of failing to qualify for the next round. This led to many people believing that the final match in the group between West Germany and Austria was fixed, as Algeria had already played their final group game the day before, West Germany and Austria 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. The fourth team in the group, Chile, were eliminated regardless of the outcome. After 10 minutes of all-out attack, West Germany succeeded in scoring through a goal by Horst Hrubesch. After the goal was scored, the two German-speaking teams went into an unspoken agreement and just kicked the ball around aimlessly for the rest of the match. Chants of "Fuera, fuera" ("Out, out") were screamed by the appalled Spanish crowd, while angry Algerian supporters waved banknotes at the players. This performance was widely deplored, even by the German and Austrian fans who had hoped for a hot rematch of the 1978 FIFA World Cup match in which Austria had beaten West Germany. One German fan was so upset by his team's display that he burned his German flag in disgust.[1] Algeria protested to FIFA, who ruled that the result be allowed to stand, but events led to FIFA introducing 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: The walk through the desert

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 qualifiying.

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.

World Cup 2010 qualifiers

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. This run of results also saw Algeria move 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.[2][3]

They were drawn in Group C, where they will face England, the United States, and Slovenia

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, which seemed to be the end of the line. However, they equalized with Madjid Bougherra in added time, and Hameur Bouazza gave the Fennecs the lead in extra time. Their opposition in the semi-final was their bitter rivals, Egypt, in their first meeting since their World Cup qualification play-off. Egypt won the game 4-0 which was the biggest defeat in the history of both teams meetings. Algeria lost 1-0 to Nigeria in the 3rd placed game and finished fourth in the competition. Egypt then went on to win the cup.

Honours

World Cups:
African Competitions:
Arab Competitions:
Afro-Asian Cup of Nations :
  • 1 Time Champion (1991)

World Cup Record

FIFA World Cup
Appearances: 3
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 to Chile 1962 Did not enter - - - - - - -
England 1966 Withdrew - - - - - - -
Mexico 1970 to Argentina 1978 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Spain 1982 Round 1 13 3 2 0 1 5 5
Mexico 1986 Round 1 22 3 0 1 2 1 5
Italy 1990 to Germany 2006 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
South Africa 2010 Qualified - - - - - - -
Total 3/19 2 First Rounds 6 2 1 3 6 10

Africa Cup of Nations Record

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

2010 FIFA World Cup/Africa Cup of Nations

Qualification


Group C

Team
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

2010 Africa Cup of Nations
Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Angola 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
 Algeria 3 1 1 1 1 3 –2 4
 Mali 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4
 Malawi 3 1 0 2 4 5 –1 3

2010 FIFA World Cup
Group C

On 4 December 2009, Algeria were drawn in group C. They will play their first match against Slovenia on 13 June 2010, followed by England on 18 June 2010, and finally the United States of America on 23 June 2010.

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 June 2010
13:30
Algeria Algeria v Slovenia Slovenia Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane

18 June 2010
20:30
England England v Algeria Algeria Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

23 June 2010
16:00
United States United States v Algeria Algeria Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria

Results and Fixtures

  • 2009 & 2010 Algerian National Team Results and Fixtures.[4]

Results

Date Location Home Team Score Away Team Occasion
11 February 2009 Blida Algeria 2 - 1 Benin Friendly match
28 March 2009 Kigali Rwanda 0 - 0 Algeria 2010 World Cup/2010 African Cup Qualifiers
6 June 2009 Blida Algeria 3 - 1 Egypt 2010 World Cup/2010 African Cup Qualifiers
20 June 2009 Chililabombwe Zambia 0 - 2 Algeria 2010 World Cup/2010 African Cup Qualifiers
12 August 2009 Algiers Algeria 1 - 0 Uruguay Friendly match
6 September 2009 Blida Algeria 1 - 0 Zambia 2010 World Cup/2010 African Cup Qualifiers
11 October 2009 Blida Algeria 3 - 1 Rwanda 2010 World Cup/2010 African Cup Qualifiers
14 November 2009 Cairo Egypt 2 - 0 Algeria 2010 World Cup/2010 African Cup Qualifiers
18 November 2009 Umm Durmān Egypt 0 - 1 Algeria 2010 World Cup/2010 African Cup Qualifiers
11 January 2010 Luanda Malawi 3 - 0 Algeria 2010 Africa Cup of Nations - GS
14 January 2010 Luanda Mali 0 - 1 Algeria 2010 Africa Cup of Nations - GS
18 January 2010 Luanda Angola 0 - 0 Algeria 2010 Africa Cup of Nations - GS
24 January 2010 Cabinda Côte d'Ivoire 2 - 3 (AET) Algeria 2010 Africa Cup of Nations - QF
28 January 2010 Benguela Algeria 0 - 4 Egypt 2010 Africa Cup of Nations - SF
30 January 2010 Benguela Nigeria 1 - 0 Algeria 2010 Africa Cup of Nations - TPM
3 March 2010 Algiers Algeria 0 - 3 Serbia Friendly

Fixtures

Date Location Home Team Score Away Team Occasion
28 May 2010 Dublin Ireland - Algeria Friendly match
4 June 2010 Italy Algeria - UAE Friendly match
13 June 2010 Polokwane Algeria - Slovenia 2010 FIFA World Cup
18 June 2010 Cape Town England - Algeria 2010 FIFA World Cup
23 June 2010 Pretoria USA - Algeria 2010 FIFA World Cup

2012 African Cup of Nations (Qualification)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Morocco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Tanzania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Central African Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/4/5 September 2010
Algeria Algeria v Tanzania Tanzania Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers

8/9/10 October 2010
Central African Republic Central African Republic v Algeria Algeria Barthelemy Boganda Stadium, Bangui

25/26/27 March 2011
Algeria Algeria v Morocco Morocco Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers

3/4/5 June 2011
Morocco Morocco v Algeria Algeria Stade Moulay Abdellah, Rabat

2/3/4 September 2011
Tanzania Tanzania v Algeria Algeria Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar-es-Salaam

7/8/9 October 2011
Algeria Algeria v Central African Republic Central African Republic Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers

All-Time Record Against FIFA Recognized Nations

  • Below is a record of all matches Algeria has played against FIFA recognized nations:
Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD  % Won
 Albania 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0%
 Angola 9 2 6 1 11 10 +1 22.22%
 Argentina 1 0 0 1 3 4 -1 0%
 Austria 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0%
 Belgium 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 0%
 Benin 6 4 2 0 16 5 +11 66.66%
 Brazil 4 0 0 4 0 8 -8 0%
 Bulgaria 6 1 2 3 6 9 -3 16.66%
 Burkina Faso 16 7 5 4 27 13 +14 43.75%
 Burundi 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4 75%
 Cameroon 7 1 3 3 9 8 +1 14.28%
 Cape Verde 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 50%
 Chad 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 50%
 Chile 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 100%
 China PR 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0%
 Congo 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 50%
 Congo DR 5 2 3 0 7 3 +4 40%
 Côte d'Ivoire 19 6 7 6 20 20 0 31.58%
 Cuba 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0%
 Denmark 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
 Egypt 23 8 9 6 29 30 -1 34.78%
 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
 Ethiopia 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 25%
 Finland 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100%
 France 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0%
 Gabon 6 1 2 3 6 10 -4 16.66%
 Gambia 4 2 0 2 3 3 0 50%
 Germany 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 100%
 East Germanya 4 0 1 3 4 14 -10 0%
 Ghana 9 3 2 4 10 11 -1 33.33%
 Guinea 9 3 2 4 11 13 -2 33.33%
 Guinea-Bissau 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 100%
 Hungary 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0%
 Iran 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 50%
 Iraq 8 0 4 4 3 11 -8 0%
 Italy 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0%
 Jordan 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0%
 Kenya 7 3 1 3 10 7 +3 42.85%
 Korea Republic 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0%
 Lebanon 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0%
 Liberia 5 2 3 0 10 4 +6 40%
 Libya 14 10 2 2 21 7 +14 71.43%
 Madagascar 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 100%
 Malawi 5 2 1 2 8 6 +2 40%
 Mali 14 7 1 6 18 17 +1 50%
 Malta 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 66.67%
 Mauritania 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 66.67%
 Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0%
 Morocco 23 5 9 9 17 22 -5 21.74%
 Mozambique 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 50%
 Namibia 4 4 0 0 7 0 +7 100%
 Niger 4 3 0 1 11 1 +10 75%
 Nigeria 16 6 4 6 20 22 -2 37.5%
 Northern Ireland 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0%
 Oman 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 100%
 Qatar 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 100%
 Peru 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0%
 Poland 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0%
 Republic of Ireland 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100%
 Rwanda 4 2 2 0 5 2 +3 50%
 Saudi Arabia 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 25%
 Senegal 16 8 4 4 23 14 +9 50%
 Sierra Leone 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3 40%
 Slovakia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0%
 Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
 South Africa 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 0%
 Spain 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0%
 Russiab 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0%
 Sudan 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 40%
 Sweden 4 0 1 3 1 9 -8 0%
 Switzerland 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0%
 Syria 6 3 2 1 7 4 +3 50%
 Tanzania 4 3 0 1 8 5 +3 75%
 Togo 3 1 1 1 4 1 +3 33.33%
 Tunisia 37 14 12 11 38 32 +6 37.84
 Turkey 3 2 0 1 2 4 -2 66.66%
 Uganda 9 3 4 2 13 8 +5 33.33%
 United Arab Emirates 4 1 2 1 2 3 -1 25%
 United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
 Uruguay 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100%
 South Yemena 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100%
 Zambia 12 7 2 3 12 5 +7 58.33%
 Zimbabwe 5 2 2 1 9 6 +3 40%
Total 412 161 124 127 518 424 +94 39.07%

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

Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly against Serbia on 3 March 2010.

Caps and goals as of 28 January 2010, subsequent to the African Cup of Nations match against Egypt.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Mohamed Ousserir February 5, 1978 (1978-02-05) (age 32) 5 0 Algeria CR Belouizdad
1 GK Lounès Gaouaoui September 28, 1977 (1977-09-28) (age 32) 47 0 Algeria ASO Chlef
23 GK Mohamed Zemmamouche January 2, 1985 (1985-01-02) (age 25) 2 0 Algeria MC Algiers
2 DF Madjid Bougherra October 7, 1982 (1982-10-07) (age 27) 40 3 Scotland Rangers
3 DF Nadir Belhadj June 18, 1982 (1982-06-18) (age 27) 42 5 England Portsmouth
4 DF Antar Yahia March 21, 1982 (1982-03-21) (age 27) 42 5 Germany Bochum
5 DF Rafik Halliche September 2, 1986 (1986-09-02) (age 23) 14 1 Portugal Nacional Madeira
11 DF Slimane Raho October 20, 1975 (1975-10-20) (age 34) 47 0 Algeria ES Sétif
DF Réda Babouche July 3, 1979 (1979-07-03) (age 30) 2 0 Algeria MC Algiers
14 DF Abdelkader Laïfaoui July 9, 1981 (1981-07-09) (age 28) 6 0 Algeria ES Sétif
17 DF Samir Zaoui June 6, 1976 (1976-06-06) (age 33) 23 0 Algeria ASO Chlef
6 MF Yazid Mansouri Captain sports.svg February 25, 1978 (1978-02-25) (age 32) 64 0 France Lorient
13 MF Karim Matmour June 25, 1985 (1985-06-25) (age 24) 21 2 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
15 MF Karim Ziani August 17, 1982 (1982-08-17) (age 27) 52 4 Germany Wolfsburg
19 MF Hassan Yebda April 14, 1984 (1984-04-14) (age 25) 8 0 England Portsmouth
8 MF Mehdi Lacen March 5, 1984 (1984-15-05) (age 25) 0 0 Spain Racing Santander
22 MF Djamel Abdoun February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14) (age 24) 4 0 France Nantes
9 FW Abdelkader Ghezzal December 5, 1984 (1984-12-05) (age 25) 16 3 Italy Siena
12 FW Rafik Djebbour March 8, 1984 (1984-03-08) (age 26) 13 3 Greece AEK Athens
FW Chadli Amri December 14, 1984 (1984-12-14) (age 25) 9 0 Germany Mainz

Recent call-ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
16 GK Faouzi Chaouchi December 5, 1984 (1984-12-05) (age 25) 6 0 Algeria ES Setif
GK Samir Hadjaoui February 16, 1979 (1979-02-16) (age 31) 3 0 Algeria JS Kabylie
DF Mohamed Rabie Meftah May 5, 1985 (1985-05-05) (age 24) 5 0 Algeria JS Kabylie
DF Abderraouf Zarabi March 26, 1979 (1979-03-26) (age 30) 22 0 France Nîmes
DF Ismaël Bouzid July 21, 1983 (1983-07-21) (age 26) 7 0 Scotland Hearts
DF Adel Maïza March 18, 1983 (1983-03-18) (age 26) 3 0 Algeria USM Annaba
DF Féthi Harek October 21, 1982 (1982-10-21) (age 27) 1 0 France Bastia
MF Hocine Achiou April 27, 1979 (1979-04-27) (age 30) 26 3 Algeria JS Kabylie
MF Chérif Abdeslam September 1, 1979 (1979-09-01) (age 30) 8 1 Algeria JS Kabylie
MF Lamouri Djediat January 20, 1981 (1981-01-20) (age 29) 10 0 Algeria ES Sétif
MF Lazhar Hadj Aïssa March 23, 1984 (1984-03-23) (age 25) 6 0 Algeria ES Sétif
MF Salim Arrache July 14, 1982 (1982-07-14) (age 27) 13 1 Greece PAS Giannina
21 FW Abdelmalek Ziaya January 24, 1984 (1984-01-24) (age 26) 3 0 Saudi Arabia Ittihad Jeddah
FW Noureddine Daham November 15, 1977 (1977-11-15) (age 32) 7 2 Germany TuS Koblenz
20 MF Mourad Meghni April 16, 1984 (1984-04-16) (age 25) 9 0 Italy Lazio
FW Hamza Yacef August 25, 1979 (1979-08-25) (age 30) 8 1 Algeria MC Algiers
FW Nabil Hemani September 1, 1979 (1979-09-01) (age 30) 4 0 Algeria ES Sétif
Mohamed Seguer September 7, 1985 (1985-09-07) (age 24) 2 0 Algeria ES Sétif
FW Kamel Ghilas March 9, 1984 (1984-03-09) (age 26) 16 3 England Hull City
10 FW Rafik Saïfi February 7, 1975 (1975-02-07) (age 35) 58 18 France Istres
18 MF Hameur Bouazza February 22, 1985 (1985-02-22) (age 25) 15 2 England Blackpool
7 MF Yacine Bezzaz July 10, 1981 (1981-07-10) (age 28) 21 3 France Strasbourg
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Player Records

Top Goalscorers

# Name Career Goals Goals per game Caps
1 Abdelhafid Tasfaout 1990–2002 36 0.40 88
2 Rabah Madjer 1978–1992 29 0.35 83
3 Lakhdar Belloumi 1978–1989 26 0.29 89
4 Djamel Menad 1982–1995 24 0.30 80
5 Tedj Bensaoula 1979–1986 22 0.46 48
6 Rafik Saifi 1999– 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 89 26
3 Abdelhafid Tasfaout 1991–2002 88 36
4 Billel Dziri 1992–2005 87 9
5 Rabah Madjer 1978–1992 83 29
6 Djamel Menad 1980–1995 80 24
7 Mahmoud Guendouz 1977–1986 71 4
8 Salah Assad 1977–1989 67 13
9 Ali Fergani 1973–1986 66 6
10 Yazid Mansouri 2001- 64 0

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

Manager History

World Cup Squads

Cup of nations Squads

Kit Supplier

Titles

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

See also

References

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Yahia cracker seals play-off win". ESPN. 2009-11-18. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=285045&cc=5739. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  4. ^ [1] fifa.com

External links


Simple English

Algeria
Association Fédération Algérienne de Football
Confederation CAF
Coach Rabah Saadane
Most caps Mahieddine Meftah (107)
Top scorer Abdelhafid Tasfaout (35)
World Cup
Appearances 3
First Apps 1982
Best result Round 1 (1982, 1986, 2010)

Algeria national football team is the national football team of Algeria.

Emblematic players


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