- Stade Malien
Football club infobox | clubname = Stade Malien
fullname = Stade Malien de Bamako
nickname = "les Blancs"
founded = 1960
Stade 26 mars Bamako, Mali
capacity = 50,000
chairman = "vacant" manager =
Cheick Oumar Koné[ [http://www.maliweb.net/category.php?NID=32794 Stade malien : le nouveau challenge de Cheick Oumar Koné] , L'Essor, 26/06/2008]
Malien Première Division
season = 2008/09
Stade Malien is a Malian football and sports club based in
Bamako. One of the two dominant clubs of Malian football, their eastern Bamako training grounds host other sports as well, including a successful basketball club.
Stade Malien de Bamako was founded in 1960 as a result of a fusion between "Jeanne d'Arc" and "Espérance de Bamako". Second only to
Djoliba Athletic Clubof Bamako in success, Stade Malian are their primary rivals. Stade plays its matches in the Stade 26 marsin the city centre, but is based in the eastern industrial outskirts of the city in the Sotuba neighborhood. In 2006, it build a large training facility there, where a full stadium is being constructed. [ [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=bamako+mali&ie=UTF8&t=h&lci=lmc:panoramio,lmc:wikipedia_en&layer=x&ll=12.660605,-7.942257&spn=0.017126,0.027294&z=15 Google map view of Sotuba training facility] .] This is also the base for Stade Malien's youth and development clubs. The U-17 in particular has been successful internationally, having competed in the Under 17 Club Championships in Spain in 2007. [ [http://www.essor.gov.ml/cgi-bin/view_article.pl?id=16535 Tournoi international des clubs des -17 ans : Stade malien, des satisfactions tout de même] l'Essor n°16026 du - 2007-09-05]
hield and colors
The emblem of the club is based on the city seal of
Bamako, featuring three crocodiles. The team plays in white (from which it earns the nickname "les Blancs") and blue.
Stade Malien has inherited much of the history of "Jeanne d'Arc du Soudan", founded in 1938 by two French-Africans and the missionary Révérend Père Bouvier. The name was borrowed from Jeanne d'Arc Dakar, and the white uniforms from the
White Fathers, which Stade retain. JA du Soudan was one of the most successful clubs of the pre-independence period, winning the AOF Cup in 1953 and 1956 and reaching the finals in 1951 and 1959 (the last played). They reached the "coupe du Soudan" finals 6 times, winning four years (1950, 51, 52, 55) and losing 2 (1947, 48). Among their bigest rivals was "Africa Sport" of Bamako, who became Djoliba AC in 1960. JA's most famous players were Mamadou "Coulou" Coulibaly, Seydou Ndaw, Seydou Thiam, Cheick Oumar Diallo, Bacoroba "Baco" Touré, and Oumar Sy.
"Espérance de Bamako" was founded in 1958 as a student youth club, overseen by Fernand Diarra and captained by the young Bakary Samaké.
At independence, the two Bamako clubs fused, to become Stade Malian de Bamako in 1960. In the first Coupe du Mali, Stade and Djoliba reached the two match final in 1961. Tied 3-3 after the first match, Stade carried the cup 2-1 in the second.
Stade reached the first final of the
African Cup of Champions Clubsin 1964/5. On 30 February 1965, Stade lost 2-1 to Oryx Doualaplayed at Kumassi Ghana, but is remembered for the great play of star defender Souleymane "Solo" Coulibaly. Other famous early players for the Blancs were Yacouba Samabaly, Bakary Samaké, Sama Bass and Coach Oumar Sy. The great Salif Keita briefly appeared for the club.
During the 1968-1991
military dictatorshipof Moussa Traoré, many fans of Stade Malien felt that the government unfairly favored Djoliba AC. Heroes of this era include Mamadou Kéita "Capi", [http://www.football-solidaire.com/foot%20malien/joueurs/grands%20joueurs.htm] Issa Yatassaye, Osumane Farota, Drissa Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Kaloga, Moussa "Gigla" Traoré. [History section is based on [http://www.stademaliendebamako.com/spip.php?breve5 LE STADE MALIEN DE BAMAKO (n.d.)] : club history, in French, taken from the official site.]
Stade's fortunes have been mixed since then, but are always near the top of the Malian league. The highpoints of the 1990s were their 1992 winning of the "Eyadéma Cup" in the UFOA Championship and their 1993-1995 three-in-a-row league championships.
Recent players of note have included
Modibo Maïga, Boucader Diallo, Mohamed Djila, Bassala Toure, Djélimory Kané, Rafan Sidibé, Mohammed Muyei, and coach Karim Abdul Razak. Recent players capped to the Mali national football teaminclude Lassine Diarra, Dramane Traoré(1999), Adama Diakite, Harouna Diarra, Boucader Diallo, and Soumbeyla Diakité.
Jeanne D'Arc FC
At the end of the 2006/07 season, a group of Stade supporters broke away to form their own football club, taking the "Jeanne D'Arc" name with them. They formed
Jeanne D'Arc FC Bamako, which competed in lower division football. In September 2008, Jeanne D'Arc became champions of the Groupe B league soccer tournament, one of two regional tournaments which promotes teams to the Malien Première Division, and will complete against their former counterparts during the 2008/09 season. [ [http://www.afriquenligne.fr/jeanne-d'arc-fc-sure-for-first-division-in-mali-soccer-league-2008091612299.html Jeanne D'Arc FC sure for first division in Mali soccer league] , Afrique-Actualité/ Afrique en Ligne, Bamako - 16/09/2008] Malien Première Division 2007/08
Reigning champions from the 2007
Malien Première Division, Stade and rivals Djoliba sat atop the standings the entire season, with Djoliba leading in the run up to the final games. Their July 7th derby match was postponed to August, and although they beat their rivals, Stade finished the season 9 points behind champions Djoliba. The only other meeting between the two rivals in the season was in the Semi-Finals of the Malien Cup, where Stade faced the humiliation of a 5-0 drubbing by Djoliba. Stade were eliminated from the CAF Champions League 2008by Clube Desportivo Primeiro de Agostoof Angolain the early stages. In the league, their biggest win was a 5-0 defeat of USFAS Bamakoon 14 July at home, with scorers Lassana Diallo, Karim Sogoba, Lassine Diarra, and Bakary Coulibaly scoring two. [ [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/mali08.html rsssf.com Mali 2008 (Last updated: 4 September 2008)]
[http://www.maliweb.net/category.php?NID=34198 Djoliba-Stade (5-0) : La grande humiliation !] , Le Républicain, 04/08/2008. ] In June, eight points behind the leaders, Stade replaced manager Cheick Diallo with Cheick Oumar Koné from
Malian Armyclub Scorpions de Bamako. [ [http://www.maliweb.net/category.php?NID=32794 Stade Malien : le nouveau challenge de Cheick Oumar Koné] , L'Essor, 26/06/2008] Despite winning eight of their nine last matches (they lost 1-0 away to JS Centre Salif Kéitaon 14 August), Djoliba handily took the cup and league double. While other reasons were given, the removal of the Club Director Mahamadou Samakéat the beginning of September, after over a decade at the helm, was reported in the press as a result of this disapointing season. [ [http://www.maliweb.net/category.php?NID=34928 Stade malien de Bamako : Le président Mamadou Samaké démissionne posant la problématique de son successeur] , L'indicateur Renouveau, 27/08/2008. ]
Earlier in the season, the club brought in two
Burkinabéplayers, Goalkeeper Rachid Abdoulaye Compaoré(to supplement national squad keeper Soumaila Diakitéwho was suspended from CAF play) and Striker Moctar Ouédraogo(who has become a starter). They said goodbye to Defender Amadou "Docteur" Diallo and longtime Central Defender and Captain Boucader Diallo. [ [http://www.apanews.net/apa.php?article55136 Le Stade malien en Ligue des Champions avec une légion burkinabé] ]
Stade Malien will compete in
Malien Première Division 2008/09, beginning in December 2008.
The club is a membership organisation, supported by subscription, with elected leadership. The organisation is advised by a General Assembly (L’assemblée générale du Stade malien) and run by an Executive Committee ("Le comité exécutif du Stade malien de Bamako") chosen by the Assembly. As the Assembly meets every few years, the business and supporters committees (comité de gestion and comité des supporters) elect directors (the supporters "central bureau" elect a president - Mamadou Diané in 2005) who, in the Assembly, choose an Executive Board. The President of the Executive Board runs the club. The system is not without controversy, primarily over funds and choice of players. [ [http://www.afribone.com/article.php3?id_article=1955 Stade malien de Bamako, L’assemblée générale des clarifications] . Le Républicain, 3 October 2005.
[http://www.afribone.com/article.php3?id_article=5355 Stade As douane en ligue des champions: Les Blancs prêts à jouer crânement leur chance] , 26 January 2007] A previous manager claims he was removed when he did not make squad choices dictated by the Executive Board. [ [http://www.zana.gov.zm/news/viewnews.cgi?category=6&id=1053621920 Malian club dismisses Ghanaian coach] ]
From 2000 to 25 August 2008 Stade Malien's President was Bamako businessman
Mahamadou Samaké(known as "SAM"). Stepping down nominally to accept a promotion in his business work, it is rumored his resignation had more to do with more than a season of disappointing on field results. [ [http://www.maliweb.net/category.php?NID=34928 Stade malien de Bamako : Le président Mamadou Samaké démissionne posant la problématique de son successeur] , L'indicateur Renouveau, 27/08/2008. A new director to be chosen in early Sepetembber by the Club Assembly. "l’assemblée générale extraordinaire du Stade malien prévue au Centre islamique d’Hamdallaye" ] Samaké is also Mali director for Randgoldmining in Mali, and a former professor of Business law at the University of Bamako. [ [http://www.randgoldresources.com/randgold/applications/randgold/templates/annual_report_2006/ci_management.html Randgold profile] ] Samaké succeeded Mamadou Samabalyin 2005. [ [http://www.afribone.com/article.php3?id_article=3121 Yaba national, porté en terre hier] . Alou B. HAIDARA, L’Indépendant, 03 March 2006] The Honorary President is Dioncounda Samabaly.
Stade Malien the logo of sponsors
Siemensduring the 2007-2008 seasons, with football kits manufactured by Addidas. [ [http://www.stademaliendebamako.com/ Offical site: Sponsor principal] ] At the beginning of the 2007 season, Siemens signed a 50,000 Eurosponsorship deal with the club, and provided an estimated 20,000 Euros in additional services. [ [http://www.essor.gov.ml/cgi-bin/view_article.pl?id=14158 Stade malien-Siemens : Un nouveau bail] l'Essor n°15852 du - 2006-12-15] In August 2008, Stade Malian signed a deal with SOTELMA, the Malian State Telecommunications company, for two seasons at 20 million FCFA a season. [ [http://www.maliweb.net/category.php?NID=34754 Partenariat Sotelma-Stade Malien de Bamako : 20 millions de FCFA pour chaque saison] . Le Pouce, 22/08/2008]
football squad start [Sources for starters: Demi-finales Coupe du Mali : le Djoliba assomme le Stade.l'Essor n°16254 du - 2008-08-04 08:00:00
L'AS Bakaridjan s'offre le Stade malien l’Essor n°16204 du - 2008-05-26
Championnat national : le Stade sur le talon du Djolibal'Essor n°16132 du - 2008-02-08 08:00:00] Fs player|no=|nat=BUR|name=
Rachid Abdoulaye Compaoré|pos=GK| [http://www.apanews.net/apa.php?article55136] Fs player|no= |nat=MLI|name= Drissa Coulibaly|pos=MF|other="Gombelè" [http://fr.allafrica.com/stories/200802191366.html] Fs player|no=19|nat=MLI|name= Bakary Coulibaly|pos=FW|other="Bako" [http://fr.allafrica.com/stories/200802191366.html]
Malien Première Division: 14:: 1970, 1972, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
Malien Cup: 16:: 1961, 1963, 1970, 1972, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2006
Super Coupe National du Mali: 6:: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007
West African Club Championship (UFOA Cup): 1:: 1992
French West African Cup: 2:: 1953, 1956 (as Jeanne d'Arc)
Performance in CAF competitions
CAF Champions League: 7 appearances::2001 - First Round::2002 - Second Round::2003 - Second Round::2004 - First Round::2006 - First Round::2007 - First Round::2008 - Preliminary Round
African Cup of Champions Clubs: 8 appearances::1964: "Finalist"::1971: Second Round::1973: Quarter-Final::1985: Second Round::1988: First Round::1990: First Round::1994: Second Round::1995: Second Round
CAF Cup: 1 appearance::1997 - First Round
CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 8 appearances::1983 - Second Round::1987 - First Round::1989 - Second Round::1991 - First Round::1993 - Preliminary Round::1998 - First Round::1999 - First Round::2000 - Second Round
As with many West African clubs, Stade Malien fields teams in a number of sports, most notably their successful Mens and Womens
Basketballteams. Stade Malien men play in Division 1 in the 2008 season. Historically, they have been Mali League Champion in 2003 and 2004 and were Mali Cup Finalist in 2003. [ [http://www.africabasket.com/team.asp?Cntry=MLI&Team=3429 Stade Malien] at africabasket.com.
[http://www.essor.gov.ml/cgi-bin/view_article.pl?id=13295 Basket-ball, bilan de la saison 2006 : le Djoliba confirme, le CAT marque des points] l'Essor n°15782 du - 2006-09-07]
Stade Malien de Bamako is an "
Omnisports" club: as well as Football and Basketball, Stade Malien currently fields Athletics [ [http://www.afribone.com/article.php3?id_article=1955 Le Républicain: Stade malien de Bamako] , 3 October 2005 ] and Rugby teams, al though the Rugby team remains unassociated with the National Federation. [ [http://www.rsbiko.com/Pourquoi-l-Assemblee-Generale-a.html Pourquoi l’Assemblée Générale a été reportée sine die: FEDERATION NATIONALE DE RUGBY] . lundi 26 novembre 2007 par Abdoul Karim Maïga]
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