CS Constantine

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Full name Club Sportif Constantinois
النادي الرياضي القسنطيني
Nickname(s) CSC,
Les Sanafirs (The Smurfs)
Founded 26 June 1898 (revendicated)[1]
26 June 1926 (recognized)
Ground Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui
Ground Capacity 40,000
President Omar Bentobal
Manager Rachid Belhout
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2013–14 10th
Website Club home page

Club Sportif Constantinois (Arabic: النادي الرياضي القسنطيني‎), known as CS Constantine or CSC for short, is the oldest Algerian football club. It was founded in 1898 in Constantine. Their home stadium is Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui. The club currently plays in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1, the top tier of Algerian football.


The club was founded under the name of IKBAL Emancipation from 1898 to 1909 but was closed by the French authority. It reappeared under the name of Étoile Club Musulman Constantinois from 1916 to 1918 and was closed for the 2nd time by the repression of the colonialism. Finally it reappeared under the name of Club Sportif Constantinois since June 26, 1926, not closed this time because the Europeans were members and players in the Club.

Colours and badge[edit]

There was three names but same goal same and value (Popular,Islamic) and same colours Green (Hope) and black (Grief) 'the Hope in a Grief' (L'esperance en Deuil).



Domestic Competitions[edit]

Champion (1): 1996–97
Runners-up (1): 1970–71
Champion (6): 1969–70, 1976–77, 1985–86, 1993–94, 2003–04, 2010–11

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1998 – First round
2014 – Second round


CS Constantine's home stadium is Mohamed Hamlaoui known as Stade Chahid Hamlaoui which has been their home since its opening in 1976. The previous name of the stadium was Stade 17 Juin, the change was made in memory of Hamlaoui's death, a freedom fighter that died during the Algerian War. It can currently hold up to 40,00 people. The stadium has been through some renovation in the last few years. In 2007 natural grass was imported from the Netherlands.

Current squad[edit]

As of January 21, 2015[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Algeria GK Hamza Dahmane
4 Mali DF Ousmane Berthé
7 Algeria DF Hamid Bahri
8 Algeria MF Ahmed Rani
10 Algeria FW Abou El Kacem Hadji
11 Madagascar FW Paulin Voavy
13 Algeria MF Abdelhak Sameur
14 Algeria FW Hamza Boulemdaïs
15 Algeria MF Antar Boucherit
16 Algeria MF Merouane Anane
17 France DF Lucas Rouabah
18 Algeria GK Nadjib Ghoul
No. Position Player
20 Algeria MF Fouad Allag
21 Algeria MF Elias M'Baye
22 Algeria MF Mohamed Walid Bencherifa
24 Algeria FW Toufik Guerabis
28 Algeria DF Amar Bellakhdar
29 Algeria DF Rachid Bouhenna
30 Algeria MF Abdelmalek Djeghbala
39 Algeria MF Belkacem Zobiri
40 Algeria MF Zakaria Benhocine
71 Algeria GK Cédric Si Mohamed
88 Algeria DF Belkacem Remache
99 Algeria FW Ahmed Messadia

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player

Notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented CS Constantine in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1898. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 100 official matches for the club or represented the national team for which the player is eligible during his stint with CS Constantine or following his departure.

For a complete list of CS Constantine players, see Category:CS Constantine players



  1. ^ "La grande histoire du Doyen". csconstantine.net. Hadj Mohamed Salah Beldjoudi. 
  2. ^ Effectif Pro

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