CS Sfaxien

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CS Sfaxien
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Full name Club Sportif Sfaxien
Nickname(s) Juventus El Arab (Juventus of The Arabs)
Founded 28 May 1928 (as Club Tunisien)
Ground Stade Taïeb Mhiri
Sfax, Tunisia
Ground Capacity 22,000
Chairman Lotfi Abdennadher
Manager Paulo Jorge Rebelo Duarte
League CLP-1
2014–15 4th

Club Sportif Sfaxien (Tunisian Arabic: النادي الرياضي الصفاقسي‎, often referred to as CSS) is a multi-sport club from Sfax in Tunisia.


The club was founded in 1928 as Club Tunisien, playing in green and red stripes. The team was promoted to the Tunisian First Division in 1947. In 1950, the first supporters group was founded by Béchir Fendri, and in 1962 the club was renamed " Club Sportif Sfaxien " and team colours were changed to the current black and white stripes.

CSS celebrated their half-centenary in 1978 by winning the Tunisian League title, largely thanks to the impressive performances of their Tunisian internationals, notably Hamadi Agrebi, Mohamed Ali Akid and Mokhtar Dhouib.

In November 1998, CSS captured the CAF Cup for the first time, beating Senegal's ASC Jeanne d'Arc in the final.

In more recent times, CSS reached the final of the CAF Champions League 2006 but were narrowly beaten in dramatic fashion, with a late second leg goal condemning them to a 2–1 aggregate defeat against Al Ahly of Egypt.

CSS won the 2007 CAF Confederation Cup. A 4–2 first leg victory in Sudan against Al Merreikh preceded a 1–0 second leg win, with CSS lifting the trophy in front of their own fans at the Stade Taïeb Mhiri. In November 2008, CSS faced local rivals Etoile du Sahel (ESS) in the final of the CAF Confederation Cup. CSS became the most successful club in recent history of the tournament when a 0–0 draw in Sfax was followed by a 2–2 draw in Sousse, sending the cup back to Sfax for the second year in a row.

Club Sportif Sfaxien is considered by the IFFHS as one of the five best teams in this century.

CS Sfaxien's active sections
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National titles[edit]

1969, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1995, 2005, 2013
1971, 1995, 2004, 2009

International titles[edit]

Runner-up: 2006
2007, 2008, 2013
Runner-up: 2010
Runner-up: 2008, 2009, 2014
Runner-up: 1970, 1971
2000, 2004
Runner-up : 2005
  • Abha International Tournament: 1

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

The club have 2 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1984 & 1996 and 2 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2006 till now.

2008 – Runner-up
2009 – Runner-up
2014 – Runner-up
1998 – Winner

Current squad (2014–15)[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Tunisia GK Mohamed Hedi Gaaloul
2 Tunisia DF Slim Mahjbi
3 Tunisia DF Mohamed Omar Bouraoui
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Lema Mabidi
5 Tunisia MF Hamza Hadda
6 Tunisia MF Zied Ziedi
7 Tunisia MF Wassim Kammoun
9 Morocco FW Brahim El Bahri
10 Tunisia DF Ali Maâloul (Captain)
11 Tunisia FW Taha Yassine Khenissi
12 Tunisia MF Mohamed Ali Moncer
14 Tunisia MF Ghazi Challouf
16 Tunisia GK Sabri Ben Hsan
No. Position Player
17 Ivory Coast FW Idrissa Kouyaté
18 Tunisia MF Houssem Louati
19 Tunisia MF Maher Hannachi
20 Tunisia DF Ahmed Ammar
21 Tunisia DF Zied Derbali
23 Tunisia DF Yassine Meriah
25 Tunisia DF Mahmoud Ben Salah
27 Senegal MF Niang Serigne Fallou
28 Tunisia GK Rami Jeridi
30 Tunisia FW Borhen Hkimi
31 Uganda FW Yunus Sentamu Junior
34 Cameroon FW Marius Noubissi

Notable former players[edit]










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