Paradou AC

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.

Paradou AC
Logo
Full nameParadou Athletic Club
Founded1994
GroundStade Hydra
Algiers, Algeria
Capacity5,000
PresidentHassen Zetchi
Head CoachFrancisco Chaló
LeagueLigue Professionnelle 1
2019–20Ligue Professionnelle 1, 10th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Champion (1): 2016–17

Current squadEdit

As of 22 January 2020.[1]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Mokhtar Ferrahi
2   FW Abdelhak Elardja
3   FW Nour El Islam Melikchi
4   MF Tayeb Hamoudi
5   DF Youcef Douar
6   MF Mustapha Bouchina (captain)
7   FW Sid Ali Mebarki
8   FW Allan Okello
9   FW Riad Benayad
10   FW Oussama Kismoun
11   FW Ghiles Guenaoui
13   DF Juba Chirani
14   MF Ishak Salah Eddine Harrari
No. Position Player
15   MF Zakaria Messibah
17   DF Anis Bey
18   MF Abdeldjalil Tahri
19   MF Mohamed Fenniri
20   DF Hamza Mouali
21   DF Islam Arous
22   DF Tarek Bouabta
25   DF Aimen Bouguerra
26   FW Yousri Bouzok
28   FW Adem Redjem
29   FW Abdelkader Ghorab
30   GK Toufik Moussaoui
48   MF Adem Zorgane

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
-   FW Zakaria Naidji (at Gil Vicente FC until 30 June 2020)
-   MF Taher Benkhelifa (at USM Alger until 30 June 2020)
-   MF Zakaria Mansouri (at MC Oran until 30 June 2020)

Paradou AC/JMG "El Ankaoui" AcademyEdit

In 2007, Paradou AC launched their academy in a partnership with JMG Academy, run by Frenchman Jean-Marc Guillou.[2] 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.[3] The team is coached by Olivier Guillou and Djamel Aïch.[4][5]

Players from Paradou AC to EuropeEdit

Player Pos Club League Transfer fee Source
  Hicham Boudaoui MF Nice   Ligue 1 4,000,000 € [6]
  Youcef Attal DF KV Kortrijk   Belgian First Division A Undisclosed [7]
  Farid El Mellali FW Angers   Ligue 1 Undisclosed [8][9]
  Ramy Bensebaini DF Rennes   Ligue 1 2,000,000 € [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FICHE DU CLUB: PARADOU AC".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-04-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Officiel : Hichem Boudaoui 4 ans à Nice". dzfoot.com. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Transfert : Courtrai lève l'option d'achat de Youcef Attal". footalgerien.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Farid El Mellali rejoint officiellement le SCO d'Angers". alg24.net. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Officiel : El Mellali pour 4 ans au SCO Angers". dzfoot.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  10. ^ M-A D (5 July 2016). "Bensebaini pour 4 ans au Stade rennais" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

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