ASO Chlef

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ASO Chlef
ASO Chlef (logo).png
Full name Association Sportive Olympique de Chlef
Nickname(s) Chalfawa
Founded June 13, 1947; 70 years ago (1947-06-13)
as Association Sportive Orléansvilloise [1]
Ground Stade Mohamed Boumezrag
Ground Capacity 20,000
President Abdelkrim Medouar
Head Coach El Hadi Khezzar
League Ligue Professionnelle 2
2016–17 Ligue Professionnelle 2, 7th
Current season

Association Sportive Olympique de Chlef (Arabic: الجمعية الرياضية لأولمبي الشلف‎‎) is an Algerian football club based in Chlef, founded in 1947. The club colours are red and white. Their venue, Stade Mohamed Boumezrag, has a capacity of some 20,000. The club is currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2.


ASO Chlef was founded on June 13, 1947, as Association Sportive d'Orléansville, Orléansville being the colonial name of Chlef at the time.[2] The club was founded by the indigenous Algerian Muslim community of the city who wanted a club to rival the already existing European club in the city, Groupement Sportif Orléansville. In its first season of existence, the club finished second in the third division. In the following two seasons, it won promotion to the first division. After Algeria gained its independence in 1962, the name of the city was changed from Orléansville to El Asnam and the club changed its name to Asnam Sportive Olympique, keeping its original ASO initials.

On June 21, 2005, ASO Chlef won its first domestic title after beating USM Sétif 1–0 in the final of the 2005 Algerian Cup with a goal from Mohamed Messaoud in extra-time.[3] By winning the Cup, they also qualified for continental competition for the first time, earning a spot in the 2006 CAF Confederation Cup. However, their run in African competition came to a quick end. After walking over ASC Entente of Mauritania in the preliminary round, they lost to AS Douanes of Senegal 1–0 on aggregate in the first round.

In the 2007–08 season, ASO Chlef achieved its best league finish to date by finishing second in the Algerian Championnat National, 10 points behind champions JS Kabylie.

On June 21, 2011, led by head coach Meziane Ighil, ASO Chlef won its first Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 title after second-placed CR Belouizdad lost to USM El Harrach.[4]

On May 12, 2012, ASO Chlef beat Sudanese club Al-Hilal 4–2 in a penalty shoot-out in the second round of the 2012 CAF Champions League after the two legs ended up tied 2–2 to qualify to the group stage for the first time in the club's history.[5]



Champion (1): 2010–11
Runner-up (1): 2007–08
Winner (1): 2004–05
Runner-up (1): 1991–92

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2009 – First Round
2012 – Group stage
2006 – First Round
2007 – Second Round

Current squad (2014–15)[edit]

As of January 21, 2015:[6]

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 Abdelkader Salhi
2 Algeria DF Mohamed Nâas Araba
3 Algeria DF Mohamed Namani
4 Algeria DF Ilyas Cherchar
5 Algeria DF Samir Zazou
6 Benin MF Badarou Nafiou
7 Algeria FW Laïd Madouni
8 Algeria MF Saad Tedjar
9 Gabon FW Bonaventure Sokambi
10 Algeria MF Mohamed Messaoud
11 Algeria FW Noureddine Daham
12 Algeria GK Ammar Hamazaoui
No. Position Player
14 Algeria MF Mohamed Zaouche
16 Algeria FW Zakaria Haddouche
19 Algeria DF Adel Lakhdari
20 Denmark FW Adda Djeziri
21 Algeria MF Karim Nait Yahia
22 Nigeria FW Joshua Obaje
23 Algeria MF Amine Boulahia
27 Algeria FW Abdelkader Sebaihia
29 Algeria MF Abdelkader Boussaid
30 Algeria DF Samir Zaoui
40 Algeria GK Abdelkader Salhi
92 Algeria MF Karim Meliani

Notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented ASO Chlef in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1947. 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 ASO Chlef or following his departure.

For a complete list of ASO Chlef players, see Category:ASO Chlef players


See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ (May 12, 2008). "HISTOIRE DU CLUB" (in French). Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ USM Sétif 0–1 A.P ASO Chlef
  4. ^ Ligue 1 : L'ASO Chlef est champion 2010/2011 Archived June 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "L'ASO Chlef se qualifie en phase de poule" (in French). DZFoot. May 12, 2012. Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ Effectif

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