CS Sfaxien

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CS Sfaxien
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Full name Club Sportif Sfaxien
النادي الرياضي الصفاقسي
Nickname(s) Juventus El Arab (Juventus of The Arabs)
Short name CSS
Founded 28 May 1928 (as Club Tunisien)
Ground Stade Taïeb Mhiri
Sfax, Tunisia
Ground Capacity 11,000
Chairman Moncef Khemakhem
Manager Ghazi Gherairi
League CLP-1
2016–17 4th
Website Club website

Club Sportif Sfaxien (Arabic: النادي الرياضي الصفاقسي‎) or CSS is a multi-sport club from Sfax in Tunisia.

History[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.

Club Sfaxien participated in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.[1]


CS Sfaxien's active sections
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Football
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Basketball
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Volleyball
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Rugby
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Weightlifting
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Boxing
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Judo

Achievements[edit]

National titles[edit]

1969, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1995, 2005, 2013
1971, 1995, 2004, 2009
2003

International titles[edit]

Runner-up: 2006
2007, 2008, 2013
Runner-up: 2010
Runner-up: 2008, 2009, 2014
1998
2009 – Winner
Runner-up: 1970, 1971
2000, 2004
Runner-up : 2005
  • Abha International Tournament: 1
1999

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 2014

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

Managers[edit]

Presidents[edit]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

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