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Club Sportif Sfaxien |
النادي الرياضي الصفاقسي
|Nickname(s)||Juventus El Arab (Juventus of The Arabs)|
|Founded||28 May 1928 (as Club Tunisien)|
Stade Taïeb Mhiri|
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 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 Sfaxien participated in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.
|CS Sfaxien's active sections|
- Tunisian Cup: 4
- 1971, 1995, 2004, 2009
- Runner-up: 2006
- 2007, 2008, 2013
- Runner-up: 2010
- Runner-up: 2008, 2009, 2014
- CAF Cup: 1
- 2009 – Winner
- Runner-up: 1970, 1971
- 2000, 2004
- Runner-up : 2005
- Abha International Tournament: 1
Performance in CAF competitions
- CAF Confederation Cup: 5 appearances
- CAF Super Cup: 3 appearances
- 2008 – Runner-up
- 2009 – Runner-up
- 2014 – Runner-up
- CAF Cup: 1 appearance
- 1998 – Winner
- https://plus.google.com/114671849437388435903 (2016-06-14). "Espérance to represent Tunisia in the 2017 CAF Champions League". E-S-Tunis.com. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- (in French) Official site