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|Full name||Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie|
The Lions of Djurdjura
|Ground||Stade du 1er Novembre 1954|
|Head Coach||Mourad Rahmouni|
|League||Ligue Professionnelle 1|
|2016–17||Ligue Professionnelle 1,11th|
Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie (Tamazight: Ilemẓiyen Inaddalen n Leqbayel, Arabic: شبيبة القبائل), known as JS Kabylie or JSK (transliterated ⵊⵙⴽ in Tifinagh), is an Algerian professional association football club based in Tizi Ouzou. It draws its support from Kabyle football fans even outside the city of Tizi Ouzou. Their home stadium is Stade 1er Novembre.
JS Kabylie is the most successful club in Algeria, having won the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 title a record 14 times and the Algerian Cup 5 times. The club has also won six African titles, winning the CAF Champions League twice, the African Cup Winners' Cup once and the CAF Cup three times.
On 2 August 1946 the club was officially founded with the name Sport Youth Kabylia, and began competing in the Third Division League Football Association of Algiers. They played their first official match on 13 October 1946 in the Third Division.
In 1947–48 the club won the championship group, finishing first in their pool and therefore were promoted to the first division. The first season in the 1st division of Algiers ended with a second-place finish.
They won the Algerian league on seven occasions between 1979/80 and 1989/90, when they were known as JE Tizi-Ouzou.
In July 2012, the Italian coach Enrico Fabbro was recruited, but he was fired in November. Nasser replaced Sandzak and the club finished the championship in seventh place. On 23 August 2014, Cameroonian striker Albert Ebossé was struck on the head by a projectile thrown by one of the angry JSK fans while the teams were leaving the field at the end of a home game between JSK and USM Alger. The match had ended in a 2–1 defeat, with Ebossé contributing the sole JSK goal. Ebossé died a few hours later in hospital from a traumatic brain injury.
- Champions (14): 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1995, 2004, 2006, 2008
- Winner (5): 1977, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2011
- Winner: 1981, 1990
- Winner: 1995
As of August 25, 2017. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Below are the notable former players who have represented JS Kabylie in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1946. 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 JS Kabylie or following his departure.
For a complete list of JS Kabylie players, see Category:JS Kabylie players
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- Julio Bovi Diogo and Hans Schöggl (31 August 2017). "Algeria - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
- Stephen Halchuk, Neil Morrison and Karel Stokkermans (29 March 2017). "African Champions' Cup". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
- Stephen Halchuk and Karel Stokkermans (3 March 2016). "African Cup Winners' Cup". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
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- Naïm Adnane|t, 40 ans de football (Entreprise algérienne de presse), 1987