CS Sfaxien

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CS Sfaxien
Club sportif sfaxien
Full name Club Sportif Sfaxien
Nickname(s) Juventus Al Arab (Juventus of The Arabs)
Founded 28 May 1928 (as Club Tunisien)
Ground Stade Taïeb Mhiri
Sfax, Tunisia
Ground Capacity 22,000
Chairman Lotfi Abdennadher
Manager Hamadi Daw
League CLP-1
2013-14 2nd

Club Sportif Sfaxien (Arabic: النادي الرياضي الصفاقسي‎, often referred to as CSS) is a multi-sport club from Sfax in Tunisia.


The club was founded in 1928 as Club Tunisien, playing in green and red stripes. The team was promoted to the Tunisian First Division in 1947. In 1950, the first supporters group was founded by Béchir Fendri, and in 1962 the club was renamed "Club Sportif Sfaxien" and team colours were changed to the current black and white stripes.

CSS celebrated their half-centenary in 1978 by winning the Tunisian League title, largely thanks to the impressive performances of their Tunisian internationals, notably Hamadi Agrebi, Mohamed Ali Akid and Mokhtar Dhouib.

In November 1998, CSS captured the CAF Cup for the first time, beating Senegal's ASC Jeanne d'Arc in the final.

In more recent times, CSS reached the final of the CAF Champions League 2006 but were narrowly beaten in dramatic fashion, with a late second leg goal condemning them to a 2–1 aggregate defeat against Al Ahly of Egypt.

CSS won the 2007 CAF Confederation Cup. A 4–2 first leg victory in Sudan against Al Merreikh preceded a 1–0 second leg win, with CSS lifting the trophy in front of their own fans at the Stade Taïeb Mhiri. In November 2008, CSS faced local rivals Etoile du Sahel (ESS) in the final of the CAF Confederation Cup. CSS became the most successful club in recent history of the tournament when a 0–0 draw in Sfax was followed by a 2–2 draw in Sousse, sending the cup back to Sfax for the second year in a row.

Club Sportif Sfaxien is considered by the IFFHS as one of the five best teams in this century.

CS Sfaxien's active sections
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National titles[edit]

1969, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1995, 2005, 2013
1971, 1995, 2004, 2009

International titles[edit]

Runner-up: 2006
2007, 2008, 2013
Runner-up: 2010
Runner-up: 2008, 2009, 2014
Runner-up: 1970, 1971
2000, 2004
Runner-up : 2005
  • Abha International Tournament: 1

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

The club have 2 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1984 & 1996 and 2 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2006 till now.

2008 – Runner-up
2009 – Runner-up
2014 – Runner-up
1998 – Winner


Current squad (2013–14)[edit]

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

No. Position Player
4 Cameroon FW Joseph Momaso
6 Tunisia DF Ayoub Jartila
7 Tunisia MF Rebai Wassim Kamoun
8 Ghana DF Maman Youssoufou
9 Morocco FW Brahim El Bahri
10 Tunisia DF Ali Maâloul (captain)
11 Tunisia FW Taha Yassine Khenissi
12 Tunisia MF Mohamed Ali Moncer
13 Tunisia MF Ferjani Sassi
14 Tunisia MF Ghazi Challouf
17 Ivory Coast FW Idrissa Kouyaté
18 Tunisia MF Wajdi Bouazzi
19 Tunisia MF Maher Hannachi
20 Tunisia MF Toafik Salhi
No. Position Player
21 Tunisia DF Zied Derbali
22 Gabon MF Didier Ibrahim N'Dong
23 Tunisia MF Rami Dergaa
24 Tunisia FW Imed Louati
25 Tunisia DF Mahmoud Ben Salah
26 Tunisia DF Bassem Boulaabi
27 Tunisia MF Houssem Louati
28 Tunisia GK Rami Jridi
29 Tunisia FW Fakhreddine Ben Youssef
30 Tunisia FW Rafik Kabou
34 Tunisia GK Mohamed Hedi Gaaloul
Algeria MF Amir Sayoud
Algeria DF Habib Bellaïd

Notable former players[edit]









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