CS Constantine

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Club Sportif Constantinois
النادي الرياضي القسنطيني
CS Constantine (logo) 2.png
Full name Club Sportif Constantinois
النادي الرياضي القسنطيني
Nickname(s) CSC,
Les Sanafirs (The Smurfs),
Le Doyen (The Dean)
Founded 26 June 1898 [1]
Ground Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui
Ground Capacity 40,000
President Mohamed Haddad
Head Coach Abdelkader Amrani
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2015–16 Ligue Professionnelle 1,8th
Current season

Club Sportif Constantinois (Arabic: النادي الرياضي القسنطيني‎‎), known as CS Constantine or CSC for short, is the oldest Algerian football club. It was founded in 1898 in Constantine. Their home stadium is Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui. The club currently plays in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1, the top tier of Algerian football.


The club was founded under the name of IKBAL Emancipation from 1898 to 1909 but was closed by the French authority. It reappeared under the name of Étoile Club Musulman Constantinois from 1916 to 1918 and was closed for the 2nd time by the repression of the colonialism. Finally it reappeared under the name of Club Sportif Constantinois since June 26, 1926, not closed this time because the Europeans were members and players in the Club. The club was also named Chabab Mécanique de Constantine from 1977 to 1987.

Colours and badge[edit]

There was three names but same goal same and value (Popular,Islamic) and same colours Green (Hope) and black (Grief) 'the Hope in a Grief' (L'esperance en Deuil).

Historical Kits[edit]




Domestic Competitions[edit]

Champion (1): 1996–97
Runners-up (1): 1970–71
Champion (6): 1969–70, 1976–77, 1985–86, 1993–94, 2003–04, 2010–11

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1998 – First round
2014 – Second round
2016 – In progress


CS Constantine's home stadium is Mohamed Hamlaoui known as Stade Chahid Hamlaoui which has been their home since its opening in 1976. The previous name of the stadium was Stade 17 Juin, the change was made in memory of Hamlaoui's death, a freedom fighter that died during the Algerian War. It can currently hold up to 40,000 people. The stadium has been through some renovation in the last few years. In 2007 natural grass was imported from the Netherlands.

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 January, 2017.[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 Houssam Limane
3 Algeria DF Houcine Benayada
4 Algeria MF Elyes Seddiki
5 Algeria MF Yacine Bezzaz
6 Algeria MF Mohamed Taib
7 Algeria MF El Hadi Belameiri
10 Algeria MF Mourad Meghni
11 Algeria FW Mohamed Amine Aoudia
13 Algeria MF Abdelhak Sameur
15 Algeria DF Sofyane Cherfa
16 Algeria GK Cédric Si Mohamed
17 Algeria MF Mohamed Walid Bencherifa
No. Position Player
18 Algeria FW Abdenour Belkheir
20 Ivory Coast FW Manucho
21 Algeria MF Messaoud Gharbei
22 Algeria MF Toufik Zerara
23 Algeria DF Nasreddine Zaalani
25 Algeria MF Abdelaziz Kebbal
26 Algeria DF Arslane Mazari
28 Algeria MF Aboubaker Rebih
29 Algeria DF Hamid Bahri
30 France GK Anthony Martin
37 Algeria FW Adem Redjehimi
40 Algeria GK Rami Bezzaz
47 Algeria MF Youcef Boukous

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player

Notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented CS Constantine in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1898. 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 CS Constantine or following his departure.

For a complete list of CS Constantine players, see Category:CS Constantine players



  1. ^ "La grande histoire du Doyen". csconstantine.net. Hadj Mohamed Salah Beldjoudi. 
  2. ^ Effectif Pro

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