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USM Alger
Full name Union Sportive de la Médina d'Alger
Founded 1937
Ground Omar Hammadi Stadium
Algiers, Algeria
(Capacity: 15,000)
Chairman Algerian Saïd Allik
Manager Argentinian Oscar Fulloné
League Algerian Championnat National
2007/08 Algerian Championnat National, 4th
Home colours
Away colours

USM Alger (Union Sportive de la Médina d'Alger ) is a football club in Algiers founded in 1937. It one of the biggest teams in Algeria. The club colours are red and black. Their venue, the Omar Hammadi Stadium, has a capacity of some 10,000.

The club was semi finalist of the CAF Champions League 1997 and 2003.



  • Algerian Cup : 1981, 1988, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004
    • Finalist : 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1980, 2006, 2007

Performance in CAF competitions

1997 - Group Stage
2003 - Semi-Final
2004 - Group Stage
2005 - Second Round
2006 - First Round
2007 - Preliminary Round
2005 - Intermediate Round
2007 - First Round
1999 - Quarter-Final
1982 - Quarter-Final
1989 - Quarter-Final
1998 - Quarter-Final
2000 - Disqualified in First Round
2002 - Semi-Final

Current squad (2009-2010)

As of October 5, 2009:

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

No. Position Player
1 Algeria GK Merouane Abdouni
2 Algeria DF Mohamed Kefaifi
3 Algeria DF Akram Benaoumer
4 Algeria DF Farid Cheklam
5 Algeria DF Mohamed Amine Zidane
6 Algeria MF Karim Ghazi
7 Algeria FW Nouri Ouznadji
8 Algeria MF Billel Dziri
9 Algeria FW Ghilès Benchaâbane
10 Algeria MF Hocine Achiou
11 Algeria FW Isâad Bourahli
12 Burkina Faso FW Alain Nebie
13 Algeria DF Ammar Layati
No. Position Player
14 Algeria FW Karim Ait Tahar
15 Algeria MF Mohamed Billel Benaldjia
16 Algeria GK Nadjib Ghoul
17 Algeria DF Abdelkader Benayada
18 Algeria GK Sid Ahmed Rafik Mazouzi
19 Algeria DF Sofiane Harkat
20 Algeria MF Nacereddine Khoualed
21 Algeria DF Mohamed Amine Aouamri
22 Algeria MF Hamza Aït Ouamar
23 Algeria FW Cheikh Hamidi
24 Algeria MF Saïd Sayah
25 Algeria DF Ali Rial
-- Algeria FW Noureddine Daham

Notable Players

For a complete list of former USM Alger players, see Category:USM Alger players

Algeria Algeria
Mali Mali
Nigeria Nigeria

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