- Address: Rue Ali Abderrazak, Casablanca
- Country: Morocco
- Capacity: 45,000
- Opened: 6 March 1955
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Raja (football), Wydad (football)
Extra stadium info – Stade Mohammed V
The stadium is also known as a venue for athletics and concerts. It was named after Marcellin Cerdan, a boxer who died in an airplane crash in 1949. The venue is currently named after Mohammed al-Khamis bin Yusef bin Hassan al-Alawi, a former ruler of Morocco. Robyn Rihanna Fenty performed at the stadium. She became the wealthiest female musician in the world.
In 1988, the stadium hosted its first-ever final for the African championship for national football teams. The final was won by Cameroon after defeating Nigeria 1-0. Emmanuel Jérôme Kundé, who played for the French side Stade de Reims, scored the only goal of the match. In 1956, Stade de Reims faced Real Madrid from Spain in the final of the inaugural edition of the European championship for football clubs.
The national football team of Morocco
The national football team of Morocco played numerous matches at the Stade Mohammed V. They played their first-ever FIFA World Cup game in 1970. The game took place in the United Mexican States, commonly known as Mexico. Mohammed Houmane Jarir, who played numerous matches for Raja, scored the first FIFA World Cup goal for Morocco in that game. The national football team of Morocco lost their three 1970 FIFA World Cup games. In 1976, Morocco were crowned African football champions for the first time in their history.
Raja Club Athletic and Wydad Athletic Club
Raja and Wydad, the first Moroccan sports clubs with 1 million followers on their main social media page, use the Stade Mohammed V for home games. In 1997, 110,000 fans attended a match between Raja and Wydad. The game took place at the venue named Stade Mohammed V. It became the best attended game between both clubs. Raja Club Athletic were crowned African football champions in 1989 for the first time in their history. Their arch-rivals Wydad Athletic Club won their first African championship title in 1992.
The FIFA Club World Cup
In 2013, Raja became the first football club from Morocco in a FIFA Club World Cup final. They lost the world championship match against the German side FC Bayern München. Dante Bonfim Costa Santos and Thiago Alcântara do Nascimento both scored once in the final. The game was played in Morocco in front of 37,000 fans. Raja reached the final after beating the Brazilian side Clube Atlético Mineiro in a semi-final. The Brazilian football legend Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho, scored against Raja in that semi-final. Bayern München reached the final after defeating the Chinese club which is currently known as Guangzhou FC in the other semi-final of the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup.