On 3 April 2013, the Greens were eliminated from the semi-finals of the Arab Cup against Al-Arabi SC by conceding a draw at Stade Al Abdi 2–2 despite having led the score thanks to the double from Moutouali. After a draw (0–0) in Casablanca, Walter Meeuws' men were defeated in Cairo (0–1). The 1974 Throne Cup final opposed the semi-final winners, Raja who beat Wydad AC on penalties, against the Maghreb de Fès who eliminated Mouloudia Oujda. During the 1959–1960 season, a huge controversy broke out at the end of the season after the Moroccan federation decided to play a triangular tournament between the first three teams of the tied championship in terms of points while Raja was in the lead with goal difference. Mustapha Bidoudane was crowned top scorer with a total of 14 goals, the last Rajaoui to win this trophy was Houmane Jarir in 1967. • First team to win an African Supercup organized outside the African continent "Doha Edition 2019". Fakhir resigned from his job, because of the absence of the chairmen and the severe crisis that the club has encountered since the start of the season. In 1980–1981, the Raja finished third in the championship, then fifth in 1981–1982, however, the Greens did not go out empty-handed this season. The final took place on 21 August 1983 at the Stade Mohamed V, Raja loses the title this time on penalties (4–5), after the match ended in a draw (1–1). After the departure of Mohamed Boudrika at the end of the 2015–2016 season, the new president Said Hasbane declares that Raja suffers from a financial crisis, so it must find solutions by bringing in new sponsors. Le Raja de Casablanca débute les préparations pour la prochaine saison sur fond de tensions. On 23 October 2009, the first edition of the bi-monthly press support "Journal du Raja" was published. Voici le top 8 des plus hauts salaires de la Botola Maroc Telecom D1. Les #Marocains de Jaca en mode brutalité. Founded on 20 March 1949 by Moroccan nationalists and Syndicalists in the popular district of Derb Sultan,[1][2] Raja CA is a well known club for the success of its football section, very popular in and outside the country. On 10 August, the Raja thanked Rachid Taoussi for his services and appointed M'hamed Fakhir as coach, who makes his comeback to command the greens for the third time after 2010 and 2012. Other personalities are behind the club's creation, such as Tibari, Salah Medkouri, Mustapha Chemseddine, Karim Hajjaj, Si Ahmed Skalli Haddaoui, Choukri, Daoudi, Hachmi Nejjar, Mohamed Charfaoui, Laachfoubi El Bouazzaoui, Abdelkader Jalal, Naoui, and some other Moroccan intellectuals and resistance fighters who met often at a cafe named Al Watan (The Country in english), owned at the time by Hmidou El Watani, in Derb Sultan. On 20 May 2001, the formation of Silvester Takač defeated Kawkab (1–0), and aligned the 6th consecutive championship with a total of 64 points. Le Raja de Casablanca a annoncé ce lundi la découverte de nouveaux cas de contamination à la Covid-19 parmi ses joueurs. Le président avait auparavant promis de régler tous les arriérés ce mois de novembre, mais rien n’a été fait. • L'oulad: Invitation of current team players to bring them closer to the supporters. As a result, Raja did not win any national trophy until the 1974 Throne Cup, the first league title was gained in 1988, which was quickly followed by the Champions League in 1989, not to mention the famous 1959–60 championship refused to Raja and the 2 Throne cups finals lost in 1965 and 1968. The Greens finally manage to win their first championship title after 39 years. Plus A la 89 ème minute de jeu, un drame a failli se produire quand Badr Banoune s’est blessé à la tête, lors d’un duel aérien avec un joueur du FUS. In 2016 'Raja Radio' was launched, broadcast on the internet, to provide the latest information of the club. The team finishes the season at the tenth position, barely avoiding relegation. Since 2017, it is the Italian Legea. As well, the seats in the stands, the sanitary facilities and athletics track were all replaced. Raja were crowned Champions of Morocco with 7 points ahead of his runner-up, adding a 10 league titles star on the badge. In early 1995, it is announced that Olympique de Casablanca will be dissolved by its owner, ONA Group, due to financial problems, some of its players joined Raja (Jrindou, Sellami..), and some others have left for other teams or have retired. Le Raja Casablanca a dominé la première période grâce aux buts de Raki Issam (29e sur pénalty) et Benhalib Mahmoud (33e, 37e). The rivalry between the two clubs does not lack history, there was a rivalry in the 1960s, after the Botola controversy of 1959–1960, where the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (Frmf) decided to take the title away from Raja, which was tied with ASFAR and KAC in points, but which exceeded them in terms of difference in goals. The first match between the two rivals was in 1956 in which Raja won 1–0. In 1990–1991, the team finished ninth in the championship, and was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Throne cup by KAC Kénitra. During a match played in the Stade Mohammed V on 28 July 1974, Raja led by coach Mohammed Tibari, wins the cup against MAS thanks to the goal of El Arabi (1–0). In 1982–1983, the Raja again finished fifth in the championship, and reached the final of the Throne Cup for the second time in a row, this time against the Olympique de Casablanca. The team have played 27 finals in major competitions and won 30 trophies, including 20 national titles and 10 international titles. [7] The animal's charisma is very representative of the history of the club, Raja was able to fly over the opponents despite the constraints. On 30 January, Raja announces the designation Patrice Carteron as new coach with a renewable contract of one year, he declares "An immense pride to join a club as emblematic as Raja, with the best public in Africa and one of the best in the world.". Nowadays, Raja is the 5th most crowned club in Africa with 8 titles in official competitions. On 11 May, and after the victory against Mouloudia Oujda (2–1), Raja broke the national record for goals scored in one season, reaching 100 goals. But to everyone's surprise, the Olympic Club de Safi scored a goal that would deprive them of the title and offer it to MAT. The team finishes the championship in 2nd position, with a total a total of 61 games played (all competitions) this season, also a record for a Moroccan team. [5] The Green Eagles displays superiority over their rivals both in terms of victories and goals. Sports facilities available to Raja Casablanca: The southern part of Complexe Mohamed V is fully occupied by supporters (ultras) of the club; it is the famous area called LMAGANA. Raja has won 3 titles since its creation, the supporters had to wait almost forty years, precisely the year of 1988 to see their team crowned as champion of Morocco. This launch takes place within the framework of a strategy of creation of a media pole offering a priviliged channel of information and communication with the supporters. • La Grande Storia: Invitation of former players and managers to talk about their careers within the club. MAROC, 28 aoû. It was the third consecutive coronation of the Merrakchis in the competition, and the first defeat in the Raja final. Raja CA lost the first match disputed in the first division championship against Fath Union Sport (2–0), but they managed to beat SC Roches Noires in the next leg with a score of 2–0. In this same perspective, in 2007 Raja became the sponsor of the association of SOS Children's Villages (founded in 1949) in Morocco. White is the color of the hometown of the club, Casablanca On social networks, Rajaouis are very active, there are hundreds of fan pages and channels on all social networks, reporting various photos, videos and news of the club. The French authorities, are thus forced to accept that. On November 8, despite their victory over Manning Rangers (2–1), the Greens Eagles were eliminated from the semi-finals of the 1998 Champions League, finishing 3rd in their group behind Manning Rangers and the future champions, ASEC Abidjan. Four sectors of this area of the stadium can be distinguished: In 2013, according to a ranking that was done by a football website, the supporters of Raja Casablanca are among the world's 10 best football supporters, reaching fourth place. The team moves favorite on the final day to Safi to face the local team and must win the game to secure the title. Une source proche du club confie à le360sport que les joueurs ont exigé, comme condition de leur retour aux entrainements, le départ de … Raja Club Athletic (Raja CA or RCA) or simply known as Raja (Arabic: نادي الرجاء الرياضي ‎, romanized: Nādī ar-Rajāʾ ar-Riyāḍī) is a Moroccan professional football club based in Casablanca, that competes in Botola, the top tier of Moroccan football, which they never got relegated from.Domestically, the club has won twelve League titles, and eight Throne Cups. The competition allowed them to confront some of the great football teams from around the world. Raja CA are the most successful Moroccan club in international football with eight trophies, having won the African Cup/CAF Champions League, CAF's premier club competition, three times, a national record. He then qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition by defeating ASEC Mimosas, after the match was played in single phase in Casablanca because of Second Ivorian Civil War. On October 11, 2020, Raja won the 12th Botola in its history. The first three (at the bottom of the logo) symbolize his three cups in the CAF Champions League of 1989, 1997 and 1999; the fourth (the biggest at the top of the logo) was added in 2011 following the tenth win in Botola Pro. Monterrey (2–1) and Atlético Mineiro (3–1). The Virage Sud, blank marked by the presence of a mythical scoreboard. On 29 June 1999, under the direction of Oscar Fulloné, Raja defeated JS Massira (2–1) and won his 4th League title in a row with a total of 62 points, still closely followed by the Kawkab Marrakech. Then came the penalty shootout, and the success of Chadli who stopped the last penalty and offered the title to his team and the qualification for the World Cup. On 28 January, 2 days after the defeat against Étoile Sportive du Sahel at Stade Moulay-Abdallah (0–2) in the quarter-finals of the Arab Clubs Champions Cup, and following the poor performance of the team, the Raja dismisses Juan Carlos Garrido and appoint his assistant Youssef Safri as interim coach, with Bouchaib El Moubarki as an assistant coach until further notice. On 13 September 2018, Jawad Ziyat was names new president of Raja CA by the members during an extraordinary general assembly, held in a palace in Casablanca. Former player of the team Jamal Sellami is the head coach since 11 November 2019. On 9 November 2003 at Stade Roumdé Adjia, Henri Michel's men won the CAF Cup against the Cameroonian side of Cotonsport (0–0), after their 2–0 first leg victory thanks to the goal of Bidoudane and Ali Diallo. Raja also have official accounts on several social networks, all of which are the most followed for a sports club in the country and in Maghreb: • Facebook page with +4.3 million likes. Raja is eliminated from the first round after three defeats against S.C Corinthians (0–2), Al Nassr FC (3–4, goals by Nejjary, Bouchaib El Moubarki and El Karkouri) and Real Madrid (2–3, goals by Achami and Moustawdaa). to play a preparation match at Palermo. The 2014–2015 season is one of the most deplorable one in the history of the club, Raja finishes the championship in 8th place, is eliminated from the knockout stages of the Throne Cup, in the eighths of Champions League final against ES Setif on penalties after an epic return match in Algeria (cumulative score: 4–4). The eagle meanwhile, in a period marked by the colonization of the country and the resistance, represented for the founders the strong, prestigious and combative bird. This last game where Raja made a memorable performance against the Club of the Century, but lost on a late goal of Geremi, offers the team huge admiration by the press and warm cheers by the public present at the Estádio do Morumbi. 2016 (AMP) — Le Raja Casablanca démarre la saison en beauté par une victoire contre le KAC de Kénitra.Doublé de Benhalib MahmoudLe Raja Casablanca a dominé la première période grâce aux buts de Raki Issam (29e sur pénalty) et Benhalib Mahmoud (33e, 37e). Raja was ranked by FIFA in 10th place in the classification of the best clubs in the world after the team's performances at the 2000 Clubs World Cup. Therefore, they took their revenge after the 2013 edition which saw the victory of their opponents on penalties also. D'ailleurs, le Rajaoui, Youssef El Kaddioui se taille la part du lion et touche chez les Verts, la coquette somme de 40.000 dirhams par mois. MAROC, 28 aoû. In the round of 16 of the Arab Champions League, Zamalek SC beat Raja in Rabat 2–0, but the Greens manage to overcome the deficit in the seconde leg, by winning 3–0 in Cairo thanks to the goals of Maïga, Alloudi and Iajour. • Raja is the only Moroccan club to have occupied a place in the annual ranking of the best 10 clubs in the world [ref. After a large wave of protest, President Abdesalam Hanat resigns from his post and a general assembly is scheduled for June 2012. The team lost in the final 2–0 against Bayern Munich but came out proud with the applause of the supporters and the international press which praised this achievement. Former Raja President Mohamed Aouzal is responsible for setting up a provisional committee to run the club until the end of the season. These shows are first broadcast live on Facebook, before being rebroadcast on the club's official channels on digital platforms YouTube, Spotify and iTunes. The match took place on 11 January 1993 at the El Harti Stadium in Marrakech and Olympique managed to beat Raja another time in the final with a score of 1–0. Furthermore, he was eliminated in the cup by the future champion, AS Far in the round of 16 (2–0). This season will also witness the first appearance of Raja on the African scene, more precisely in the 1983 African Cup Winners' Cup, by opposing on the first round to AS Police, the Greens lost in Senegal (1–0), and do not manage to catch up with the return match in Casablanca which ends with a draw (0–0). La trésorerie du Raja a besoin de 5 millions de dirhams pour régulariser cette situation. The south turn or "Magana" (the clock in Moroccan dialect) ended up with the main groups of Raja Casablanca fans. On 16 July 2005 at the Moulay Abdallah stadium, Raja won the 5th throne cup, beating Olympique Khouribga on penalties (5–4) in the final after a 0-0 draw. À vous de choisir les 23 joueurs qui , pour vous, sont les joueurs indispensables à une victoire à domicile lors de l'Euro 2016. In the Throne Cup, Raja finally manage to beat Olympique de Casablanca before being eliminated in the semi-finals by Kawkab of Marrakech. Despite the crisis, the Greens were able to clinch their eighth Throne Cup against Difaâ El Jadida on penalties. In 2000, Raja was placed by FIFA in 10th place in the ranking of the best clubs in the world after their performances at the 2000 Clubs World Cup, and was ranked by CAF in the 3rd place of the best African clubs of the 20th century, after Al Ahly SC and Zamalek SC. It has today a capacity of 67,000 spectators (more than 80,000 in 2000), not counting the North and South turns that have no seats, but where environments are warmer, and in 1997 it beat a record of 110,000 spectators in a match of Morocco against Ghana. The following season, and on the final day, they needed a victory in Rabat against the AS FAR to be champions, but Ouaddouch's goal preclude that, and offered the title to Wydad. On 18 November at the Moulay Abdellah stadium, the players won the 7th Throne Cup of the history of the club against AS FAR following a penalty shootout after regulation time ended in a 0-0 draw. The team's forward Moussa Hanoune was crowned as the league's top scorer with 22 goals, a record at the time. MAROC, 17 avr. Raja CA became the second club to reach the FIFA Club World final as the host nation's national champions, after Brazilian club Corinthians, and the first under the current seven-club format since the 2007 edition, as they defeated Auckland City FC then C.F. Led by the captain of Raja Abdelmajid Dolmy, the Moroccans were the first African team to reach the knockout stages before losing to West Germany (1–0) on a goal by Lothar Matthäus in the 87th minute.