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 (revandicated)
26 June 1926 (recognized)[1]
Ground Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui
Ground Capacity 45,000
President Tarek Arama
Head Coach Abdelkader Amrani
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2016–17 Ligue Professionnelle 1,10th
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. In the 2016-17 league season, CSC drew an average home attendance of 12,000.


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).





Domestic competitions International competitions

CAF competitions stats[edit]

Competition Participation Matches Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Diff
CAF Champions League 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1
CAF Confederation Cup 2 10 6 0 4 10 14 -4
Total 3 12 6 1 5 11 16 -5


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 December 24, 2017. 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
6 Burkina Faso MF Ousmane Jr Sylla
7 Algeria MF El Hedi Belameiri
8 Algeria MF Mohamed Taib
9 Algeria FW Lamine Abid
10 Algeria MF Yacine Bezzaz (captain)
11 Mali FW Moctar Cissé
13 Algeria FW Sid Ali Lamri
14 Algeria DF Sofiane Khadir
15 Algeria DF Sofyane Cherfa
16 Algeria GK Chamseddine Rahmani
17 Algeria MF Mohamed Walid Bencherifa
No. Position Player
18 Algeria FW Abdenour Belkheir
19 Algeria DF Said Arroussi
22 Algeria MF Toufik Zerara
23 Algeria DF Nasreddine Zaalani
25 Algeria MF Abdelaziz Kebbal
26 Algeria FW Merouane Dahar
28 Algeria MF Aboubaker Rebih
29 Algeria DF Hamid Bahri
30 Algeria GK Mohamed Lotfi Anis Osmani
- Algeria FW Youcef Zerguine
- Algeria MF Cherif Kebaili
- Algeria DF Mokhtar Belkhiter

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 1926. 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

Foreign players[edit]


Rival Clubs[edit]


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