Difaâ El Jadidi

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Difaâ d'El-Jadida
Difaâ El Jadidi (logo).png
Full name Difaâ Hassani d'El Jadida
Founded 1956
Ground Stade El Abdi
El Jadida, Morocco
Ground Capacity 10.000
Chairman Morocco Mostapha Moundib
Manager Egypt tarek mostafa
League Botola
2013–14 5th

Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi (DHJ) (Arabic: الدفاع الحسني الجديدي‎) is a Moroccan football club based in El Jadida. They play their home games at Stade El Abdi and are currently in the first division of Moroccan football.

History[edit]

The club was founded on 6 June 1956 after the fusion of two clubs; Difaâ d'Essafa/Derb Berkaoui and Hassania de la Médina/Souk El Kedim. The club's first president was Driss Admoun. The name of Difaa El Hassani was made with the intention to reflect the independence taking place in Morocco and the celebration of then Prince Moulay Hassan. It symbolized the nationalistic drive that Mazagan's People wanted to express as adherence to the new Morocco emerging from the recognition of the Sultanate of the Alaouite Dynasty, under the guidance of King Mohammed V and his Son the Crowned Prince Moulay Hassan. The name of Difaa that mean the Defense and was selected to express the new mindset of the Moroccan People which was the preservation and the defense of the Throne Alaouite incarnated by the King Sidi Mohammed V and the Crown Prince Moulay Hassan.

Crest[edit]

Honours[edit]

Second Place : 1976, 2009


  • Winners (1): 2013
Runner-up : 1977, 1985, 1986

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2010 – First Round
2011 – Second Round of 16
1986 – Quarter-Finals

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 March 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Morocco GK Zouheir Laaroubi
2 Morocco MF Ayoub Skouma
3 Gabon FW Johan Lengoualama
4 Central African Republic DF Salif Kéïta
5 Morocco DF Youssef Aguerdoum
6 Morocco MF Ahmed Demyani
7 Morocco MF Samir Ait Bihi
8 Morocco MF Brahim Nakach
9 Morocco FW Ayoub Nanah
10 Morocco MF El Mehdi Karnas
12 Morocco GK Hamid Ennadi
13 Morocco DF Adil Sassa
No. Position Player
14 Guinea FW Naby Soumah
16 Morocco GK Ahmed Mohamadina
20 Morocco DF Moustafa Flissate
21 Morocco DF Hicham Mahdoufi
22 Morocco MF Soufiane Gadoum
23 Morocco FW Mohamed Jawad
24 Morocco DF Oussama El Gharib
26 Morocco MF Zakaria Hadraf
27 Morocco MF Bakr El Helali
28 Chad FW Leger Djime
29 Morocco FW Omar Elmansouri
30 Morocco DF Ahmed Chagou
Egypt MF Nour El-Sayed

Managers[edit]

Abdelhak Benchikha managed the Difaâ El Jadidi during the 2013–14 Botola.

Sport equipment[edit]

The historical kit of Difaa El Jadida

External links[edit]