ES Sétif

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ES Sétif
ES Sétif (logo).png
Full name Entente Sportive de Sétif
الوفاق الرياضي السطايفي
Nickname(s) E.S.S
El Kahla (The Black One)
Les Aigles Noirs (Black Eagles)
Founded 1958
(as Entente Sportive de Sétif)
Ground Stade 8 Mai 1945
Ground Capacity 25,000
President Hassan Hammar
Manager Rabah Saâdane
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2013-14 Ligue Professionnelle 1, 3rd

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 6 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, and they won three North African Cup in 2009 and 2010.

History[edit]

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).[1]

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.

ES Sétif is one of the prestigious top flight Algerian clubs. The club has won the Algerian Cup 8 times, and is the only Algerian team to have won the Afro-Asia cup, in 1989 in Qatar.

Since its foundation, ES Sétif has had 19 presidents, the first being Ibrahim Dokomi.[citation needed] The current president is Hassan Hammar.

African success[edit]

In 1988, ES Sétif won the African Cup of Champions Clubs by beating Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Nigeria 4-1 on aggregate in the final.[2] 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.[3] They are the only Algerian club to have won the competition.

On June 29, 2010, ES Sétif became the first fully professional club in Algeria.[4]

On August 8, 2010, ES Sétif defeated CS Sfaxien of Tunisia 1–0 to win the first-ever edition of the UNAF Super Cup.[5]

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (6): 1967–68, 1986–87, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13
Runners-up (3): 1983, 1986, 2010
Winners (2): 1988-89, 1996-97
Runners-up (1): 1994-95

Cups[edit]

Winners (8): 1962–63, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1979–80, 1988–89, 2009–10, 2011–12
Runners-up (2): 2007, 2014

African competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 1988
Runners-up (1): 2009

Worldwide competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 1989

Regional competitions[edit]

Winners (2): 2007, 2008
Winners (1): 2009
Winners (1): 2010
Winners (1): 2010

Performance in CAF Competitions[edit]

The club have 3 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1987 to 1989 and 5 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2008 till now.

1981 – Quarter-Finals
1991 – Semi-Finals

Current Squad[edit]

As of July 26, 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 Algeria GK Sofiane Khedairia
2 Algeria DF Hichem Aoulmi
3 Algeria FW Sofiane Younès
5 Algeria DF Kheireddine Laâroussi
6 Algeria DF Amine Megatli
8 Algeria MF Mohamed Raït
9 Algeria FW Mohamed Benyettou
10 Algeria FW Hacene Ogbi Benhadouche
11 Algeria FW Amine Touahri
12 Algeria DF Farid Mellouli
13 Algeria FW Sid Ali Lamri
No. Position Player
15 Algeria DF Abdelghani Demmou
17 Gabon MF Benjamin Zé Ondo
18 Algeria GK Lyes Boukria
19 Algeria MF Abdelmalek Ziaya
22 Algeria GK Abderaouf Belhani
25 Algeria DF El Hedi Belameiri
26 Algeria DF Mohamed Legraâ
29 Algeria MF Toufik Zerara
30 Algeria FW Akram Djahnit
TBA Algeria MF Lazhar Hadj Aïssa
TBA Central African Republic MF Eudes Dagoulou

Notable Players[edit]

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

Managerial History[edit]

Dates[6] Name
1964–67 Algeria Abdelhamid Kermali
July 1, 2005–Jan 1, 2006 France Hervé Revelli
2005–06 Algeria Hocine Zekri
2006–07 Algeria Rachid Belhout
2007 Algeria Rabah Saâdane
2007 Algeria Noureddine Saâdi
Dec 3, 2007–June 30, 2008 France Bernard Simondi
Sept 1, 2008–June 30, 2009 Algeria Azzedine Aït Djoudi
Oct 8, 2009–Oct 18, 2010 Algeria Noureddine Zekri
Oct 19, 2010–Dec 31, 2010 Italy Gianni Solinas
Jan 13, 2011–June 30, 2011 Italy Giovanni Dellacasa
Sept 22, 2011–June 16, 2012 Switzerland Alain Geiger
July 1, 2012–Sept 8, 2013 France Hubert Velud
Sept 8, 2013–Sept 26, 2013 Algeria Kheirredine Madoui (interim)
Sept 27, 2013-Dec 8, 2013 France Jean-Christian Lang
Dec 8, 2013- Algeria Rabah Saâdane

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesa/alg09.html
  2. ^ Boesenberg, Eric (December 1, 1998). "African Club Competitions 1988". RSSSF. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Morrison, Neil (January 13, 2011). "Afro-Asian Club Championship". RSSSF. 
  4. ^ "L’ES Sétif désormais club professionnel". DZFoot. June 29, 2010. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Ghanmi, Monia (August 8, 2010). "First UNAF Super Cup heads to Setif". Maghrebia. 
  6. ^ Barnes et al. (2001), pp. 54–57.

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