USM Bel-Abbès

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USM Bel-Abbès
إتحاد بلعباس
Full name Union Sportive Medinat de Bel-Abbès
إتحاد رياضي مدينة بلعباس
Founded 1933
Ground Stade 24 Fevrier 1956,
Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
Ground Capacity 45,000
Chairman Belkacem Aïda
Manager Jean-Guy Wallemme
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.[1] 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[edit]

1992 – Second Round

Current squad (2012–13)[edit]

As of 9 January 2013:[2]

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 El Hadi Fayçal Ouadah
2 Algeria DF Ismail Chikhaoui
3 Algeria MF Mohamed Abdelli
4 Algeria DF Nadjib Maâziz
5 Algeria DF Smaïl Diss
6 Algeria MF Abdelmadjid Benatia
7 Algeria DF Azzedine Benchaïra
8 Algeria MF Houari Hamiche
9 Algeria FW Yassine Boukhari
10 Algeria FW Okacha Hamzaoui
11 Algeria MF Nassim Zazoua Khames
12 Algeria MF Mohamed Lahmar Abbou
13 Algeria MF Alaeddine Labiod
14 Algeria DF Abdelhadi Kada Benyacine
15 Algeria DF Rabah Ziad
No. Position Player
16 Algeria GK Sofiane Benmoussa
17 Algeria MF Youssef Slimane
20 Algeria MF Abbas Aïssaoui
21 Algeria MF Mohamed Mokdad
22 Algeria FW Nasereddine El Bahari
24 Cameroon FW Cyrille Ndaney
27 Algeria DF Rachid Benharoun
28 Algeria DF Tarik Boughendja
30 Algeria DF Abennour Argoub
France GK Jonathan Matijas
Algeria MF Toufik Dif
Algeria FW Youcef Chibane
Mali FW Moussa Tigana
Cameroon FW Hervé Tchami


Previous Logos[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ The final between USM Bel-Abbès and SC Bel-Abbès was not held


  1. ^ APS (April 27, 2012). "Dix neuf ans après, Bel Abbés en Ligue 1" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ APS (April 27, 2012). "USM Bel-Abbès fiche" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved 2011. 

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