|Full name||Union Sportive Medinat de Bel-Abbès
إتحاد رياضي مدينة بلعباس
|Ground||Stade 24 Fevrier 1956,
Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
|League||Ligue Professionnelle 1|
|L2 2013–14||1st place (promoted)|
Union Sportive Medinat Bel-Abbès (Arabic: إتحاد رياضي مدينة بلعباس, Arabic pronunciation: [Ittihād Riadhi Madinat Bal-ʿAbbās]) or USM Bel-Abbès, is an Algerian football club located in Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria, that was founded in 1933. The team's colors are green and red. It currently plays in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.
The team was founded in 1933 under the name of Union Sportive Musulmane de Bel-Abbès. It was one of the great teams in the French colonial period.
On April 27, 2012, in the last round of the 2011-12 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2, USM Bel-Abbès beat USM Annaba 3-0 to finish third and win promotion to the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1, returning to the top flight after a 19 year absence. However the team return one year after in the second division but one year after again in 2014, they returned to the top division.
- Winner (1): 1991
- Winner (5): 1966, 1980, 1988, 1993, 2012, 2014
- Runner-up (1): 1956 [n 1]
Performance in CAF competitions
- African Cup Winners' Cup: 1 appearance
- 1992 – Second Round
Current squad (2012–13)
As of 9 January 2013:
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Fethi Benkabou (20??–July 1, 2012)
- Fouad Bouali (July 23, 2012–Oct 30, 2012)
- Abdelkader Yaïche (Nov 14, 2012–Jan 3, 2013)
- Mokhtar Assas (Jan 18, 2013–May 12, 2013)
- Zouaoui Zitouni (interim) (May 13, 2013–June 30, 2013)
- Abdelkrim Bira (July 1, 2013–June 30, 2014)
- Jean-Guy Wallemme (July 1, 2014–)
Notes and references
- The final between USM Bel-Abbès and SC Bel-Abbès was not held
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