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. Regarded as one of the greatest clubs in the african continent, the club has domestically won twelve League titles, and eight Throne Cups. In international competitions, the club has won three CAF Champions Leagues, one Confederation Cup, one CAF Cup, two CAF Super Cups, one Afro-Asian Club Championship, one Arab Club Champions Cup, and one North African cup.
Founded on 20 March 1949 by Moroccan nationalists and Syndicalists in the popular district of Derb Sultan, Raja CA is a well known club for the success of its football section, very popular in and outside the country. Raja sits at the Raja-Oasis Sports center for training, and plays matches at Stade Mohammed V since 1955.
Raja CA is one of the biggest football clubs of the continent, it is the only Arab team, with Al Ain FC, to reach the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2013. 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. Raja is also, with 17 trophies, the most successful Moroccan club of the 21st century. Nowadays, Raja is the 5th most crowned club in Africa with 8 titles in official competitions.
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