Abdelkader Ben Bouali

Abdelkader Ben Bouali (25 October 1912 in Sendjas, Chlef Province – 23 February 1997 in Algiers) was a professional French footballer.

Abdelkader Ben Bouali
Personal information
Full name Abdelkader Ben Bouali
Date of birth 25 October 1912
Place of birth Sendjas, French Algeria
Date of death 23 February 1997 (age 84)
Place of death Algiers, Algeria
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1932–1933 RU Alger
1933–1935 Montpellier 46 (1)
1935–1936 FC Sète 28 (0)
1936–1938 Marseille 56 (0)
1938–1939 RC Paris
1939–1940 Toulouse
1940–1946 Wydad AC Casablanca
National team
1937 France 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


1938 Coupe de France Final

The Coupe de France Final 1938 was a football match held at Parc des Princes, Paris on May 8, 1938, that saw Olympique de Marseille defeat FC Metz 2–1 thanks to goals by Vilmos Kohut and Emmanuel Aznar.

1938 FIFA World Cup squads

Below are the squads for the 1938 FIFA World Cup final tournament in France.

Hungary and Switzerland were the only teams who had players from foreign clubs. All the three such players represented French clubs.

Nine selected players (Germans) comes from foreign clubs of a "qualified but not participating" country (Austria) - Situation due to Anschluss.

Rosters include reserves, alternates, and preselected players that may have participated in qualifiers and/or pre-tournament friendlies but not in the finals themselves.

Deaths in 1997

The following is a list of notable deaths in 1997. Names are listed under the date of death and not the date it was announced. Names under each date are listed in alphabetical order by family name.

Deaths of notable animals (that is, those with their own Wikipedia articles) are also reported here.

A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

Name, age, country of citizenship and reason for notability, established cause of death, reference (and language of reference, if not English).

France national football team

The France national football team (French: Équipe de France de football) represents France in international football and is controlled by the French Football Federation, also known as FFF, or in French: Fédération française de football. The team's colours are blue, white and red, and the coq gaulois its symbol. France are colloquially known as Les Bleus (The Blues). The French side are the reigning World Cup holders, having won the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 15 July 2018.

France play home matches at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris, and the manager is Didier Deschamps. They have won two FIFA World Cups, two UEFA European Championships, two FIFA Confederations Cups and one Olympic tournament. France experienced much of its success in four major eras: in the 1950s, 1980s, late 1990s/early 2000s, and mid/late 2010s, respectively, which resulted in numerous major honours. France was one of the four European teams that participated in the inaugural World Cup in 1930 and, although having been eliminated in the qualification stage six times, is one of only three teams that have entered every World Cup qualifying cycle.In 1958, the team, led by Raymond Kopa and Just Fontaine, finished in third place at the FIFA World Cup. In 1984, France, led by Ballon d'Or winner Michel Platini, won UEFA Euro 1984 and Football at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Under the captaincy of Didier Deschamps and three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane, France won the FIFA World Cup in 1998. Two years later, the team triumphed at UEFA Euro 2000. France won the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2001 and 2003, and reached the 2006 FIFA World Cup final, which it lost 5–3 on penalties to Italy. The team also reached the final of UEFA Euro 2016, where they lost 1–0 to Portugal in extra time. France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, defeating Croatia 4–2 in the final match on 15 July 2018. This was the second time they had won the tournament after winning it on home soil in 1998.

France was the first national team that has won the three most important men's titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, and the Olympic tournament after victory in the Confederations Cup in 2001. Since 2001, Argentina (after the 2004 Olympics) and Brazil (after the 2016 Olympics) are the other two national teams that have won these three titles. They have also won their respective continental championship (Copa América for Argentina and Brazil, and UEFA European Championship for France).

List of Algerian football players in foreign leagues

This is a complete List of Algerian football players in foreign leagues, i.e. association football players who have played in foreign leagues.

For most of the twentieth century, most international play in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1. However, the national team has from the beginning players playing abroad. Several Algerian international play first Algerian division in the 1960s and 1970s, for example Hacène Lalmas and Mokhtar Khalem to CR Belcourt. Others play in France, as Sadek Boukhalfa in Nantes or Mustapha Zitouni in AS Monaco. and Seven players of the Algerian football team at the 1982 World Cup come from a foreign club: Abdelmajid Bourebbou (Stade Lavallois) Mustapha Dahleb (Paris SG) Djamel Tlemcani (Stade de Reims) Djamel Zidane (KV Kortrijk) Karim Maroc (FC Tours) Faouzi Mansouri (Montpellier HSC) and Nourredine Kourichi (Girondins Bordeaux). All players selected for the World Cups of 1986, 2010 and 2014 playing in other European leagues.

October 25

October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 67 days remaining until the end of the year.

Racing Club de France football Colombes 92

Racing Club de France football Colombes 92 (French pronunciation: ​[ʁasiŋ klœb də fʁɑ̃s], also known as Racing Paris, RCF Paris, Matra Racing, Racing Club, or Racing) is a French association football club based in Colombes, a suburb of Paris.

Racing was founded in 1882 as a multi-discipline sports club, and is one of the oldest clubs in French football history. The team plays in the Championnat National 3, the fifth level of French football. Racing is managed by former player Azzedine Meguellatti and hosts its home matches at the Stade Lucien-Choine, a smaller stadium next to the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir in Colombes.Racing Club de France, founded in 1882, was a founding member of Ligue 1. The club has won one Ligue 1 title (in 1935–36) and five Coupe de France titles, and is tied for fourth-best. Racing also played in the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques-sanctioned league, France's first championship league. The club debuted in the league in 1899 and won the championship in 1907 after finishing second in 1902 and 1903.

Notable players include Roger Marche, Oscar Heisserer, Thadée Cisowski, Raoul Diagne, Luis Fernández, Maxime Bossis, David Ginola, Luís Sobrinho, Pierre Littbarski, Enzo Francescoli, Alfred Bloch, and Rubén Paz. Diagne spent a decade with the club (1930–1940) and, in 1931, was the first black player on the French national team. He played in the 1938 FIFA World Cup with Abdelkader Ben Bouali, his Racing teammate who was one of the first North African players on the national team. From 2009 to 2012, the club moved to nearby Levallois-Perret after reaching a financial agreement with the commune.

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