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.
|Full name||Paradou Athletic Club|
|Head Coach||Francisco Chaló|
|League||Ligue Professionnelle 1|
|2019–20||Ligue Professionnelle 1, 10th|
In May 2017, Paradou AC returned to the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 after a 10 years absence.
- Champion (1): 2016–17
Out on loanEdit
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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. 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. The team is coached by Olivier Guillou and Djamel Aïch.
Players from Paradou AC to EuropeEdit
|Hicham Boudaoui||MF||Nice||Ligue 1||4,000,000 €|||
|Youcef Attal||DF||KV Kortrijk||Belgian First Division A||Undisclosed|||
|Farid El Mellali||FW||Angers||Ligue 1||Undisclosed|||
|Ramy Bensebaini||DF||Rennes||Ligue 1||2,000,000 €|||
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