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Chaâbane Merzekane (born 8 March 1959 in Hussein Dey, Algiers Province) is a former Algerian footballer, who played as a defender. He was a key member of the Algerian National Team that took part in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, playing the full 90 minutes in all three of the teams games.[1]

Chaâbane Merzekane
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Chaâbane Merzekane in 1982
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Full name Chaâbane Merzekane
Date of birth (1959-03-08) 8 March 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth Algeria
National team

Merzekane's first club was his neighborhood team, Onalait d'Hussein-Dey, where he played alongside Rabah Madjer. He spent most of his career playing for NA Hussein Dey and also had a brief stint with MC Alger. He also coached MO Béjaïa and USM El Harrach briefly after his retirement.[2][3]



  1. ^ 1982 – Squads – Algeria. Planet World Cup.
  2. ^ Mouloudia Club Algérois Archived February 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ le site sur le football africain Archived July 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.