AS Aïn M'lila

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AS Aïn M'lila
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Full name Association sportive d'Aïn M'lila
Nickname(s) l'ASAM
Founded 1925
(as Association sportive d'Aïn M'lila)
Ground Stade des Frères Demane Debih
Ground Capacity 7,000 [1]
President Khelifi Abdessalem
Head Coach Ali Mechich
League Ligue Nationale du Football Amateur
2010–11 Championnat National de Football Amateur – Groupe Centre-Est, 8th
Current season

Association Sportive Aïn M'lila (Arabic: جمعية عين مليلة‎‎) (French pronunciation: ​[a.sɔ.sja.sjɔ̃ spɔrtɪv]) commonly known as AS Aïn M'lila or simply l'ASAM is an Algerian Ligue Nationale du Football Amateur football club based in Aïn M'lila. The club was founded in 1925.[2]


The club first participated in the first division when they got promoted from the second division in the 1983–84 season alongside WA Tlemcen, USM Annaba and JSM Tiaret.[3]

In the 1990–91 season, AS Ain M'lila was challenging for the title, finishing in third-position.[4] The club continued to challenge for the title for several years coming in respectable positions, but their closest was that of the 1990–91 season.

In 1994, the club reached the final of the Algerian Cup for the first time in their history. They were to play the mighty JS Kabylie. They fought hard throughout the game, but unfortunately conceded a goal by Hadj-Adlane in the 88th minute. The final score being 1–0 at the stade 5 juillet in Algiers.[5]

In the 1998–99 season, the club came 8th in the Championnat National 1, but was relegated due to the new format as only clubs from the top six from both groups were kept on for the new format of the league.[6] In the 1999–2000 season, of the newly formatted second division, the club came in fourth-position which enabled them to get promoted back to the Championnat National 1 after just one season away.

In the 2001–02 season, the club came in sixteenth-position in the Championnat National 1, they were relegated.[7]

In the 2003–04 season, the Championnat National 2 league format was changed again, which subsequently relegated AS Ain M'lila to the newly created league Ligue Inter-Régions de football. The club was promoted for the 2010–11 season of the newly created Championnat National de Football Amateur due to the professionalisation of the first two divisions in Algeria.[8]

Current squad (2010–2011)[edit]

As of July 5, 2010:

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Algeria FW Souhil Oussar
Algeria MF Habib Derbal
Algeria Sami Bitat
Algeria Sami Nasri
Algeria Mohcen Bouhaddad
Algeria Ahmed Bouchaâchoua
Algeria Sami Aroua
Algeria Benzekri
Algeria Rokneddine Zoghmar
No. Position Player
Algeria Boulemnadjel
Algeria Abdeslam Rihane
Algeria Ghanem Belattar
Algeria Salah Eddine Benchaoui
Algeria Mohamed Salah Kallab Debbih
Algeria Mohamed Amine Karabi
Algeria Mohamed Amine Gheribi
Algeria Ameur Derbal
Algeria Achraf Boumaza


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