Carolus Andriamatsinoro

Charles Carolus Andriamatsinoro (born 6 July 1989) is a Malagasy international footballer who plays as a striker for Saudi Professional League side Al-Adalah and the Madagascar national team.

Andriamatsinoro playing for USM Alger in 2016
Personal information
Full name Charles Carolus Andriamatsinoro
Date of birth (1989-07-06) 6 July 1989
Place of birth Mahajanga, Madagascar
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
2003–2005 Academie Ny Antsika
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Academie Ny Antsika
2011–2012 Paradou AC 0 (0)
2011–2012WA Tlemcen (loan) 32 (12)
2012–2017 USM Alger 97 (14)
2017–2018 Ohud 10 (1)
2018– Al-Adalah 42 (29)
National team
2009– Madagascar 33 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:54, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Club career

WA Tlemcen

On 31 January 2011, Carolus signed for Algerian club WA Tlemcen.[1] On 19 March 2011, he made his debut for the club in a 1–1 away draw USM Annaba, scoring his first goal for the club in the 90th minute of the game.[2] On 18 February 2012, he scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 4–2 home win against MC Oran, his first, a shot from the edge of the penalty box in the 10th minute, his second, heading in from close range in the 78th minute, and his third, receiving the ball in the opposition half, dribbling past three defenders and finishing past the keeper in the 90th minute.[3] He finished with 10 goals in 22 appearances in the second season at the club.

USM Alger

On 28 May 2012, Carolus signed for Algerian club USM Alger. On 16 April 2014, he made his league debut in a 1–0 away defeat to ASO Chlef, coming in at the 55th minute after being subbed on for Mohamed Seguer. In his first season at the club, he missed 9 months due to a serious injury to the knee,[4] and till the end of the season, was only able to play in 6 matches, including the final of the 2013 Algerian Cup and the 2013 UAFA Club Cup, winning both of them in his debut season. On 24 August 2013, in his second season, he scored his first goal for the club in a 4–1 home win against MO Béjaïa. After being subbed in at the 66th minute mark for Lamouri Djediat, in the 68th minute, he received a pass from Hamza Koudri and finished low in the left corner to make it 2–0 in favour of USMA, four minutes later, he scored his second for the club after beating keeper Mourad Berrefane in a one-on-one situation.[5] On 11 January 2014, he scored in a 2–0 win against ES Sétif in the 2013 Algerian Super Cup, scoring in the 40th minute, after Farès Benabderahmane had made a defensive mistake, seconds earlier.[6] He eventually won the 2013–14 Ligue 1 title and also finished as USMA's top scorer of the season with six goals, along with Ahmed Gasmi and Abdelmalek Ziaya.

In the 2014-15 season, Carolus signed a new deal which would keep him at the club for two more seasons. On 15 February 2015, he made his CAF Champions League debut in a 3–0 home win against Foullah Edifice in the 2015 CAF Champions League preliminary round, also scoring his debut goal in the competition in the same game. He scored his second goal in the competition in a 1–1 away draw against Guinean club AS Kaloum and helped USMA qualify for the 2015 CAF Champions League group stage.[7] On 10 July 2015, he made his CAF Champions League group stage debut in a 1–0 home win against Sudanese side Al-Merrikh. USMA eventually reached the final of the competition for the first time in the history, where they faced Congolese side TP Mazembe. Carolus missed the first leg due to suspension, but was part of the squad in the second leg, as USMA lost 4–1 on aggregate to finish runners-up.[8]

"Thank you so much to everyone for having supported me during these last five years at L'USMA, It's been a very big pleasure to defend the colours [and] I've spent some great memories here with you.

— A message of thanks and farewell from Andria on Facebook.[9]

Next season, he scored four league goals and won his second Ligue 1 title. On 12 May 2017, he scored his first CAF Champions League group stage goal in a 3–0 home win against Libyan side Al-Ahli Tripoli. He scored his last goal for the club in a 2–1 home win against MC Oran. Carlous left the club in 2017, after his contract was expired. He finished his USMA career with 20 goals in 132 games and won 6 titles in the process.[9]

Ohod Club

On 12 August 2017, Carolus made his Ohod debut in a 2–1 away win against Al-Shabab. On 7 September 2017, Carolus scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 penalty loss to Al-Fateh in the 2017–18 Saudi Crown Prince Cup round of 16. On 19 October 2017, he scored his first league goal for the club in a 2–2 home draw against Al-Nassr. Carolus scored 1 goal in 10 league appearances and joined Al-Adalah in June 2018.[10]

International career

In March 2011, Carolus was part of the Madagascar U23s who participated in the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship qualification. Madagascar lost 4–0 on aggregate to Algeria in the first qualifying round and were not able to qualify for the finals.[11].

On 12 July 2009, Carolus made his national team debut in a 2–2 friendly draw against Mayotte. On 19 July 2009, he played his first match against a FIFA nation in a 1–0 friendly loss against South Africa. On 18 May 2014, he scored his first ever senior international goal in a 2–1 win against Uganda in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations first qualifying round.

On 12 June 2019, he was named in Madagascar's 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.[12] On 22 June 2019, at the 55th minute mark, in the opening match against Guinea, Carolus ran on to a long ball and shot past Aly Keita to score Madagascar's second ever goal in the Africa Cup of Nations. The match subsequently ended in a 2–2 draw.[13] On 30 June 2019, he scored in a 2–0 win against Nigeria, shooting in the 53rd minute from a free kick, the ball took a huge deflection off Wilfred Ndidi and ended in the top right corner of the goal. Madagascar thus qualified for the round of 16, after they topped the group ahead of Nigeria.[14]

Personal life

In 2013, Carolus converted to Islam, and married to an Algerian, with whom he has one son. He also holds an Algerian nationality.[15][16]

Career statistics


As of 13 November 2019
Club Season League Cup[lower-alpha 1] League Cup[lower-alpha 2] Continental Other Total
WA Tlemcen 2010–11 Ligue 1 10200102
2011–12 2210442614
Total 3212443616
USM Alger 2012–13 Ligue 1 30100[lower-alpha 3]02[lower-alpha 4]060
2013–14 215201[lower-alpha 5]1246
2014–15 281326[lower-alpha 6]11[lower-alpha 5]0385
2015–16 244107[lower-alpha 6]0324
2016–17 214307[lower-alpha 6]11[lower-alpha 5]0325
Total 97141022035113220
Ohod Club 2017–18 SPL 1010011112
Total 1010011112
Al-Adalah 2018–19 MS League 3322103422
2019–20 SPL 9712109
Total 4229224431
Career total 18156168112035121569
  1. Includes the Kings Cup and Algerian Cup
  2. Includes the Saudi Crown Prince Cup
  3. All appearance(s) in CAF Confederation Cup
  4. All appearance(s) in UAFA Club Cup
  5. All appearances in Algerian Super Cup
  6. All appearance(s) in CAF Champions League


As of 12 July 2019[17]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Madagascar 200910

International goals

As of 12 July 2019[17]
Scores and results list Madagascar's goal tally first.
1.18 May 2014Rabemananjara Stadium, Mahajanga, Madagascar Uganda2–02–12015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2.26 March 2016Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar Central African Republic1–01–12017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3.26 March 2017 São Tomé and Príncipe3–13–22019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4.9 June 2017Al-Ubayyid Stadium, Al-Ubayyid, Sudan Sudan2–03–12019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5.4 October 2017Lugogo Stadium, Kampala, Uganda Uganda1–12–1Friendly
7.18 November 2018Vontovorona Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar Sudan1–21–32019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
8.2 June 2019Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Luxembourg1–13–3Friendly
9.22 June 2019Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt Guinea2–12–22019 Africa Cup of Nations
10.30 June 2019 Nigeria2–02–0
11. 19 November 2019 Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey, Niger  Niger 4–1 4–1 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification



Academie Ny Antsika
USM Alger


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