- Address: Route du 5 juillet, Algiers
- Country: Algeria
- Capacity: 64,000
- Opened: 17 June 1972
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: MC Alger (football)
Extra stadium info – Stade du 5-juillet-1962
The stadium hosted football matches with attendances above 100,000. The construction of the venue, which was renovated several times, started in 1970. It was inaugurated by the second president of Algeria, who died in 1978. The Stade du 5-juillet-1962 opened as the largest sports venue by capacity in Algeria. The name of the stadium refers to the day Algeria declared independence from the French Republic.
The 1982 FIFA World Cup
The national football team of Algeria played numerous matches at the venue. In 1982, they played their first-ever FIFA World Cup match. Algeria won the match, which took place in front of 42,000 spectators in the Spanish city of Gijón. The national football team of Algeria lost their second 1982 FIFA World Cup game against Austria. They won their third 1982 FIFA World Cup match 3-2. It was a game against Chile. The matches against Austria and Chile both took place in the Spanish city of Oviedo.
The African championship for national football teams
In 1990, the national football team of Algeria won their first-ever African championship title after beating Nigeria 1-0. The match took place at the Stade du 5-juillet-1962. The national football team of Algeria won its second African championship title after defeating Senegal in 2019. The match, which took place in Egypt, was played in front of a capacity crowd.
Mouloudia Club d’Alger
Mouloudia Club d’Alger, one of the major Algerian sports clubs, use the venue named Stade du 5-juillet-1962 for home games. The club was founded in 1921. In 1972, they were crowned Algerian football champions for the first time in their history. MC Alger won the Algerian top-flight football league several times. In 1976, they became the first football club from Algeria with an African championship title. Mouloudia Club d’Alger won the title in a penalty shoot-out.