|Full name||Entente Sportive de Sétif
الوفاق الرياضي السطايفي
El Kahla (The Black One)
Les Aigles Noirs (Black Eagles)
(as Entente Sportive de Sétif)
|Ground||Stade 8 Mai 1945|
|League||Ligue Professionnelle 1|
|2012–13||Ligue Professionnelle 1, 1st|
Entente Sportive de Sétif (Arabic: الوفاق الرياضي السطايفي ) (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃.tɑ̃t spɔrtɪv də setif]), commonly referred to as ES Sétif or ESS for short, is an Algerian professional football club based in Sétif currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1. The club was founded in 1958 and plays its games at the Stade 8 Mai 1945.
ES Sétif is one of the most successful clubs in Algeria having won the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 4 times and the Algerian Cup a record eight times. They are also one of only three Algerian clubs to have won the African Cup of Champions Clubs, winning the 1988 edition. They have also won the Arab Champions League twice, doing so in 2007 and 2008.
The club was founded in 1958 by Ali Benaouda and Ali Layass as Entente Sportive Sétifienne (ESS), the name was later changed to Entente Pétroliers Sétifienne (E.P.S) in 1977, and again in 1984 it became known as Entente Plastique Sétifienne (E.P.S) and was then later changed back to Entente Sportive Sétifienne (ESS).
The first colours of the club were green and the white, and following a confrontation with the French Army in a match with FC Gadir on May 8, 1945 colours changed to black and white as a sign of sadness for the events on this day. The Guessan Stadium was the original name for the club's home.
Since its foundation, ES Sétif has had 19 presidents, the first being Ibrahim Dokomi. The current president is Hassan Hammar.
In 1988, ES Sétif won the African Cup of Champions Clubs by beating Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Nigeria 4-1 on aggregate in the final. After losing the first leg 1-0 in Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, ES Sétif scored 4 goals in the return leg in Constantine to lift the trophy. ES Sétif were playing in the Algerian second division at time and are the only club in Africa to date to have won the African Cup of Champions Clubs while not being in the top flight.
By winning the 1988 African Cup of Champions Clubs, ES Sétif qualified for the 1989 Afro-Asian Club Championship, where they faced Al-Sadd of Qatar, winners of the 1988–89 Asian Club Championship. ES Sétif won both legs, 2-0 at home and 3-1 in Doha, to lift the trophy. They are the only Algerian club to have won the competition.
- Algerian Cup: 8
Performance in CAF Competitions
- CAF Champions League: 3 appearances
- African Cup of Champions Clubs: 3 appearances
- CAF Confederation Cup: 3 appearances
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 2 appearances
- 1981 – Quarter-Finals
- 1991 – Semi-Finals
As of September 9, 2013:
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Below are the notable former players who have represented ES Sétif in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1958. 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 ES Sétif or following his departure.
For a complete list of ES Sétif players, see Category:ES Sétif players
|July 1, 2005–Jan 1, 2006||Hervé Revelli|
|Dec 3, 2007–June 30, 2008||Bernard Simondi|
|Sept 1, 2008–June 30, 2009||Azzedine Aït Djoudi|
|Oct 8, 2009–Oct 18, 2010||Noureddine Zekri|
|Oct 19, 2010–Dec 31, 2010||Gianni Solinas|
|Jan 13, 2011–June 30, 2011||Giovanni Dellacasa|
|Sept 22, 2011–June 16, 2012||Alain Geiger|
|July 1, 2012–Sept 8, 2013||Hubert Velud|
|Sept 8, 2013–Sept 26, 2013||Kheirredine Madoui (interim)|
|Sept 27, 2013-Dec 8, 2013||Jean-Christian Lang|
|Dec 8, 2013-||Rabah Saâdane|
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