JS Kabylie

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JS Kabylie
Full name Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie
Nickname(s) The Canaries
The Lions of Djurdjura
Founded 1928
(as Rapide Club de Tizi-Ouzou)
Ground Stade du 1er Novembre 1954
Ground Capacity 22,000
President Mohand Chérif Hannachi
Manager Mourad Karouf
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2013–14 2nd
Current season

Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie (Tamazight: Ilemẓiyen Inaddalen n Leqbayel), 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 league 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.


1928-1946: A difficult birth[edit]

Club originally a project, considered the ancestor of the Youth Sports Kabylia, was founded in 1928 by the master Sidi Saïd Hanafi lawyer, so it was called Rapide Club Tizi-Ouzou. Constitute a Muslim other than sports club Olympique de Tizi-Ouzou (club colon) in Greater Tizi Ouzou creating this club was to, as it existed elsewhere in other cities in Algeria where clubs settlers and Muslims coexisted. Unfortunately it does not have the legal conditions to exist and was forced to be dissolved. You should know that this time all the football clubs they are settlers or Muslims, whether in France or in overseas territories seas, were all sporting associations. These were therefore governed by the law of 1901 on associations in France, the Rapide did not meet. The project was therefore interrupted because of this law for some time.

The historical and political context of that time did not allow the club to rebuild in the thirties. France declared war against Nazi Germany, the general mobilization was decreed and sports competitions stopped. Under these conditions the creation of a club was therefore impossible. It will also wait until the end of the conflict that found its end in what history will be retained Phony War with the signing of an armistice, to see new life take its course and sports competitions.

The first and only goal of the JS Kabylie in the last game lost 1–4 in promoting honor facing OMSE

Image from Champion sports newspaper disappeared.

During 1943, despite the German occupation of France, Mr. Sidi Saïd Hanafi revived the project with the help of former Muslims Fast Club players Tizi-Ouzou and Olympique de Tizi-Ouzou, conducting procedures for the application for affiliation to the French Football Federation. The club then had to part with his old name and Sidi Saïd Hanafi proposed "to get rid of the city of Tizi Ouzou and opt for a wider scope ;" with the name of Association Sportive de Kabylie. Unfortunately the death of the founding father came less than a year after its approaches a September 17, 1944, which led to the suspension of the new procedure.

Meanwhile life went its course like the story with the liberation of Paris 25 August 1944 and the official end of the war with Germany, on 7 May 1945 and May 8, 1945 with the surrender thereof by the signature of two acts of surrender. Another event intervened it is worth remembering to understand the creation of this club. On the death of Mr. Sidi Said So Hanafi, the project was taken over by a group of former players of Olympique de Tizi-Ouzou, who will try to complete the provisions of affiliation. However, a major event occurred May 8, 1945 in Algeria, specifically in Setif, Guelma and Kherrata which again delayed the creation of this club. Indeed, while a celebration party was organized for the end of the war, the Algerian nationalists joined the crowd. A police kill a young boy carrying a flag of Algeria, triggering riots between Muslims and settlers. The intervention of the army will be fraught with consequences with about 17,000 dead and 20,000 injured. Less than a week later, May 14, 1945, an order will be issued where a ban on all Muslims to create a sports club or another is imposed, for nationalist activists CARNA (Revolutionary Action Committee South Africa) between others had infiltrated various sports and other associations to promote the idea of independence, following the events in Setif, in which case it will immediately assimilated to a conspiracy against the security of the State. Finally, in order to calm the 20 January 1946, the ban will be lifted Muslims to create associations, and by this action the French government tried to restore order and to ease tensions in the country.

Finally after all these interruptions due to historical and political context of the time, 2 August 1946, the club was officially founded with the name Sport Youth Kabylia, after rejecting those of Association Sportive de Kabylie and Union Sportive Muslim Tizi-Ouzou and will begin competition in the Third Division League Football Association of Algiers, the French equivalent of the seventh division of the time. Another important fact is the town of Tizi Ouzou refused to subsidize the young club in its infancy help preferring the oldest colon club Olympique de Tizi-Ouzou and quarantine already in this city. Finally, the club turned to the local indigenous population, which helped, the same as soccer clubs Muslims (USMA, MCA and Wrba 8 in particular) that will enable the Youth Sports Kabylie playing his first official match on October 13, 1946 in third Division. The year 1946 thus saw the beginnings of the club competing in Tizi Ouzou to Arsène Weinmann stage, which began in a particular context because it was the first season since the end of World War II, after years of regional crisis.[1]

1946-1954: The beginnings[edit]

The 1946-47 season of the League of Algiers Football Association was a pivotal season. This marked the end criterium war to return to normal, but as the opening match of the Youth Sports Kabylie in sports competition. To understand the beginnings of sports club it is useful to recall a little particular sporting context of the league season. Indeed, the "League Office" at a meeting in August 1946 and decided after careful consideration of the following arrangements for the organization of the season. First to break with the criterium of war, the Bureau reconsidered the situation of all existing clubs before the war and decided the composition of divisions with newcomers which includes the JSK. Reminder when France declared war on Nazi Germany, the general mobilization was decreed and all sporting events in North Africa either at regional or inter-regional level stopped. At the surrender of France, football competitions at the regional level resumed with the exception of the largest inter-regional level that were the North African Championship and the North African Cup. The Office of the League of Algiers therefore decided the composition of each division, ten clubs in Division Honneur, eighteen clubs in the First Division (two groups of nine) ; sixteen clubs Second Division, as the Third Division all other clubs.

The club is affiliated with the FFFA, made its debut in the history of Algerian football. As foreseen in the Regulation, the JSK is integrated into the Third Division of the League of Algiers, the Algerian equivalent of the seventh division. During its first season of existence, the club finished third in their league, allowing him to climb to the second division of the league Alger. During the 1947–48 season, JSK ensures its maintien. In 1948–49, the club managed to win its group and thus qualifies for inter-group barriers to access to the second division. Qualified company Widad Adabi Boufarik, GS Hydra and OM St. Eugénois, JSK should avoid last place in this pool to mount in Algiers first division. Losing each of his three matches, JSK does not access the higher level and remains in second division Alger.

The following season, the club still wins the championship group that allows it to reach the same stage as last season. This time the club finished first in their pool (1 win and 1 draw) and was crowned champion. JSK therefore accessed by une division. The first season in the 1st division of Algiers ended with a second-place finish, which allows the club to compete dams climb eventually unsuccessful. Two seasons without relief followed, before the rise in pre-honor category obtained during the 1953–54 season with championship division. The war of independence of Algeria leads to the interruption of all competitions.[2]

1962-1969: After the Algerian War, to the first division[edit]

In the aftermath of independence in Algeria, sports associations show the path terrains. The Algeria Football Championship is created. Nevertheless Algerian clubs must return to competition at their respective levels. JSK therefore includes pre-competition category honor during the season 1962–63. The latter was won by JSK during his first season at this level. JSK thus accesses in honor division. It takes three years to win the title of honorary division (third division from 1968 to 1969), which allows access to two national. JSK thus disputes the national two in 1968–69. In his first season, the club crowned champion accesses the first division football championship in Algeria during the season 1969–70, then never leave until today.

1969-1977: The first titles[edit]

His first appearance in the first division, JSK realize an honorable finishing in sixth place. During the 1972–73 season, for his fourth season in the elite, JSK won its first championship in Algeria. The club was then renamed Jamiat Sari 'Kawkabi by the then President Houari Boumedienne. The following season, the JSK is crowned champion of Algeria for the second consecutive time. The following two seasons were mixed, with a seventh place in 1974–75 and a third place in 1975–76. The 1976–77 season saw the club take the championship of Algeria. The attacker Mokrane Baileche finished top scorer with twenty goals. The club realizes the same time his first league and cup double.[3]

1977-1989: The Jumbo-JET, the era of Khalef et Zywotko[edit]

1977–78 during the season, the team changed its name again, to be appointed this time Youth Electronics Tizi-Ouzou. This season ends in second place in the championship and marks the beginning of the tandem Mahieddine Khalaf - Stefan Zywotko. Following his title during the 1976–77 season, JSK argument for the first time an international cutting clubs. It will bow in the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Champions Clubs face the Congolese club AS Vita Club. The 1978–79 season ends on a double disappointment, since the second championship ends JSK and finalist of the Algeria Cup. During the 1979–80 season, JE Tizi Ouzou (JSK) finished in first place in the championship, becoming champions Algeria football for the fourth time in its history.

In 1980, the club moves from Oukil Ramdane stage to stage 1 November 1954. The first season in the new stadium ends in second place. Season 1981–83 JSK (which at that time still called JE Tizi-Ouzou), finished the season in first place in the ranking. This championship comes the Africa Cup of won without losing a game champions clubs. The club joins rival MC Alger, Algeria's only other winner of the African competition (ES Sétif win in 1988), and takes a double Champions League - Championship.

In 1982, due to its status as a champion of Africa in 1981, the club received an invitation to participate in the Tournament of the Brotherhood in Côte d' Ivoire. JSK wins this trophy with the final of the Union Douala, Cameroon club won the African Cup Winners' Cup with a score of 2–2 after extra time, penalty kicks 5–4. This award is considered an unofficial African Supercup, because the latter was born in 1992. It is organized by CAF.

The defense of his title of champion of Africa will be unsuccessful because JSK will bow from his opening match against the Sudanese club Al-Hilal FC. At national level, the following year, the club managed for the 2nd time in history to retain his title of champion of Algeria. This is the sixth title of the club. After a 3rd place in 1984, JSK becomes champion for the seventh time in its history. The year 1986 ends with a new title with 98 points to counter. The club also won the Cup of Algeria, and Nacer Bouiche finished top scorer for the second time in his career with 36 goals, a record unequaled to this day. After two seasons without titles, finished 6th and 2nd places. For their last year together, the two technicians earn a new champion.

After a long cohabitation of 12 years, the coaching Mahieddine Khalaf and Stefan Zywotko duo retire but remain at the club as advisors. During their common passage at the head of the JSK, the club won six championships, one national cup and one Champions League. Championship, JSK has finished once outside the podium during those 12 seasons.[4]

1989-1996 : The following Khalaf and Zywotko[edit]

The club retains his title at the season 1989–90 and becomes double champion of Algeria football for the fourth time in its history. This is his tenth league title. Also note that during this season, the Algeria football cup is not organized. 1990–91 season ends with a fourth place in the championship and a cup final lost against USM Bel-Abbès. JSK carries a beautiful parallel in African competition by winning for the second time in its history the African Cup of Champions 1990 on penalties against the Zambian club Nkana Red Devils. This is currently the only club to have Algerian twice won the prestigious CAF Champions League.[5]

1991–92 championship is catastrophic for the JSK which ends 13th and first non-relegation. The club won anyway during that season his third Cup Algeria. 1992–93 during the season, JSK wins a new national trophy in his belt, namely the first and so far only Algeria Supercup football. African side, she participated for the first time in the African Cup Winners' Cup. The club conducts an honorable in this competition by failing in the quarter-finals. 1993–94 season ended at the third place. The club retains the Algeria Cup (there was no cut in the previous season). 1994–95 The year saw the arrival of a new president JSK Mohand Cherif Hannachi who trusted the duo Ja'far - Harouni Djamel Menad. JSK wins that season for the first and last time in its history (since this competition no longer exists), the African Cup Winners' Cup. This is the first and only Algerian club win the African trophy. It also fight for the first time in its history, the Super CAF (match between at the time the winner of the Champions Cup to the winner of the Cup Winners' Cup). The argument that competition against South African club Orlando Pirates won the African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1995. Unfortunately she will bow out with a score of 1–0. His title, permitted to play the African Champions Cup where the team reached the semi-finals, but fails against the Nigerian team Shooting Stars.

2000-2003: Three consecutive sections of the CAF[edit]

The Bulgarian coach was fired before the 2000–01 season and then replaces the Nedjmeddine Belayachi JSK in the quarter-finals of the CAF Cup. JSK has at this stage of the competition Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel (4–1 win on penalties in Tunisia, each having won 1–0 at home) and eliminates semi-finals Nigerian club Heratland. Final therefore opposed JSK with Egyptian club Ismaily SC. On 1 December 2000, after two draws, a goal all the way to Egypt and then 0–0 in Algiers, JSK won the first CAF Cup in its history thanks to goals rule outside. This is the first won by an Algerian club. The following season, 2001–02, marks a new change to the technical bar with the return of Kamel Mouassa successful team with the feat to keep his title of African CAF Cup. In 2002–03, the French coach Jean-Yves Chay is chosen to lead the team this season. The club won this season for the third time consecutively, this time against the Cameroonian club Tonnerre Yaoundé. During this period the Championship Algeria is somewhat neglected because JSK do not win by finishing 3rd respectively in 2001, second in 2002 and fourth in 2003.[6][7]

2004-2011: National revival[edit]

With the title of winner of the CAF Cup 2003 JSK participated in the 2004 edition, but lost this time from the quarter-finals against Cotonsport Garoua, however, after nine years waiting, JSK regains the Algeria football championship. JSK the rate doubled in failing to USM Alger in Algeria final of the Football Championship five shots on goal to four (0–0 in regular time). The 2004–05 season saw two duets coaches succeed the clubhead (Kamel Moussa Saib Mouassa and then Christian Coste and Kamel Aouis), and the team finished runner-up to USM Alger in the league. During the 2005–06 season, the club climbed into group stage of the Champions League CAF, for the first time in the Champions League system, but fails to reach the semi-finals. This season also knows a new champion of Algeria for JSK his 13th title. Hamid Berguiga is for the second consecutive time top scorer with eighteen goals to his tally. The following season, the club finished in second place on the podium, and was eliminated in the semifinals of the cutting Algeria USM Alger.[8]

The 2007–08 season is a good season for the JSK, since the only team able to hold a candle to him in the league will be the defending champion last year, ES Sétif. The suspense of the championship remains intact, as these two teams are close to each other throughout the season. Finally, a lost green carpet ES Setif, for refusing to play a match against JS Kabylie match marks a turning point in the season. This allows the JSK to win his 14th championship in Algeria. Once again, a player the club top scorer of the season. This is a total Nabil Hemani personal goals. Another highlight of this season, Kabylia is at the top of the Algerian football with a victory of Algeria's football club other Kabyle JSMB Cup. This augurs Algeria Supercup football between these two formations, for unreleased Kabylie national derby, which is ultimately not played because of the fieldwork stage of July 5, 1962, but also because JSK plays the Champions League with a particularly busy schedule and therefore refuses to participate in this competition. Both teams are therefore ignore this trophy by mutual agreement.[9]

Beat 8th finals of the Champions League, JSK is paid in CAF Cup, passes a turn, but failed to qualify in the final round of pools. During the 2008–09 season, JSK gets third place in the North African Champions League in 2008 by making a draw with Libyan club Al-Ittihad Tripoli. However, despite a disastrous start to the season, JS Kabylie finished the 2008–09 season in second place in the championship for the tenth time in its history. This recovery is possible only after a series of eleven consecutive matches without defeat.[10]

JSK during the 2009–10 season, gets places of honor but earns no trophy (3rd in the league semi-finalists of the Algeria Cup semi-finalists and the Champions League CAF).

Since 2011: A club in trouble[edit]

During the 2010–11 season, JSK finished in 11th place just one point ahead of the relegation zone (USM Annaba. In CAF Cup, the club reaches the group stage but she loses 6 games. the season is saved by the gain of the cutting at the expense of Algeria USM El Harrach. This Cup victory qualifies canaries for CAF Cup 2012, but club president Mohand Cherif Hannachi decided not to include the club to focus on the championship.

The 2011–12 season is not better because it ends in ninth place and elimination in the second round of the Algeria Cup.

In July 2012, the Italian coach Enrico Fabbro is recruited, but he was fired in November. Nasser replaces 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 by a traumatic brain injury.[11][12][13]


  • JSK is statiscally the best Algerian club of the twentieth century .
  • JSK part ranked CAF top 10 best clubs Africans of the twentieth century, and (African 13th) according to IFFHS .
  • JSK is considered the 7th best African Club of the decade (2001–10) according to the IFFHS.
  • JSK is the most successful club of Algeria with 27 titles including: Algeria 14 Football Championship, 5 Cup Algeria Soccer 1 Supercup Algeria football and 7 African Cup (Supercopa of Africa won in 1982 is unofficial).
  • JSK is part of the closed circle of clubs having won three competitions that are African : African Cup of Champions Clubs, the African Cup Winners' Cup football and the CAF Cup, a record shared with Tunisian clubs Espérance de Tunis and Étoile du Sahel.
  • JSK is the only Algerian club that played the largest number of African finals, 9 or 2 African Cup of Champions Clubs, 2 Super CAF 1 African Cup Winners' Cup football, 3 in CAF Cup, plus 1 Cup of Champions Clubs Maghreb.
  • On the African level, the JSK is the only Algerian club to win the Cup Winners' Cup in 1995, but it is the second to reach the final after NA Hussein Dey in 1978.
  • JSK is the only club to have won the Algerian Super Cup Africa at an African tournament in Abidjan in 1982, in a non-formal editing.
  • JSK counting the Maghreb Cup and Supercup Africa loses only two international finals but won in September
  • JSK has two other African records: she won the CAF Cup three times and consecutively between 2000 and 2002. It is also a world record because it is the only team in the world to have won the C3 its continent three times.
  • JSK participated in the first edition of the Algeria Football Championship and recognizes 50 participations.
  • JSK also participated in the Algeria Football Championship since its accession in the first division from the 1968–69 season and has never experienced relegation.
  • JSK is the first club to win the Kabylie of Algeria Soccer Cup and the only one to have been crowned champions of Algeria .
  • JSK holds the record for the most points in the league in a single edition of Algeria Championship with 98 points from 1985 to 1986 carried out during the season, a championship 20 clubs (36 days).
  • At the end of the 2009–10 season, the JSK is the club that won the most wins in Algeria (576 wins in 41 seasons), having scored the highest number of goals (goals in 1674) and the fourth club who played the more matches in the elite (1207 games).
  • JSK achieves the best defense in its history during the 1997–98 season with only 11 goals conceded in a championship 14 days.
  • JSK also holds the record for most wins in the league is : 27 wins in 38 games during the 1985–86 season.
  • Nacer Bouiche is the shoe Algerian gold, the most prolific in the history of the championship, with a record 36 goals during the 1985–86 season with the JSK.
  • JSK also owns the record for the largest number of Algerian gold shoes : 12 in all.


Regional rivalries[edit]

JSK is a club located in the region of Kabylia. There are in this region several football clubs in the lower divisions of the Algeria Football Championship.

JSM Bejaia[edit]

JSM Bejaia (Jeunesse Sportive Madinet Bejaia) is another popular club in Kabylia. It has been around longer than the JSK and its foundation dates back to 1936. It is set in Kabylia in the city of Bejaia. Since his ascension into the elite JSMB argues with JSK the supremacy of the Kabyle region, and thus form the " derby of Kabylia."[14][15]

MO Bejaia[edit]

Another club in the city of Bejaia, MO Bejaia a rivalry which evolved in the Algerian second division, forming the derby of Bejaia, and therefore can also be regarded as a rival of the JSK.[16]

USM Alger[edit]

Main article: Kabylo-Algiers Derby

There is also a rivalry between USM Alger and JSK. Although USM are an older club and are based in Algiers, the rivalry is played out at a regional level. This is because the city of Algiers includes a strong Kabyle community that is shared between two generations. The older generation installed in Algiers, support largely JS Kabylie while the younger generation tends to support USMA, and it is customary to say that USMA is the club of "Kabyle" Algiers, borne by the descendants of those who settled in the French presence among the popular classes.

The sporting rivalry date of the 1996–97 season, season or USMA then any newly promoted D1 won his second league title.

This fact marked the handover of the leadership of the Algerian football JSK USMA for next ten years, which will create moult disagreement between the two presidents at the time Saïd Allik and Mohand Chérif Hannachi.

National rivalries[edit]


MC Alger[edit]

The second most successful club behind the JSK is another Algerian club MC Alger (Mouloudia Club d'Alger). They are brothers - enemies of the championship, and fans of both clubs refuse to see their team lose to an opponent. This historic rivalry is also reinforced by the common history of the two clubs in the colonial era. MCA and USMA helped greatly JSK to structure during the colonial period, supplying sports equipment, because the French government refused to vote for this financial subsidies Muslim club, preferring rather to help the colonial club Olympique Tizi-Ouzou. But the meteoric rise in power of the JSK has upset the plans of the MCA, which was in first division, the most successful and most popular club in Algeria. The MCA has not lost its popularity because it has the largest number of supporters throughout the country. This prestige is probably the fact that the MCA had actively participated in the colonial challenge, first by winning titles in colonial times facing football clubs settlers (two League Cups and the Algiers Forconi) and secondly for providing many players who integrated it the football team of the FLN. The MCA is also adored by being the first club to win Algerian African Cup of Champions Clubs. This match is considered the "classico" (classical) Algerian football. This is the match between the two most successful clubs in Algeria.

MC Oran[edit]

A match against MC Oran, another great historical club known for its victories in Maghreb and Arab, is a special meeting in the season. It is the oldest club in the sense that it has played since the beginning of forty five championship seasons in the first division. The Oran region is also known for having created the "CAL Oran" (Oran Freedom Club Association), the oldest football club in the Arab world even if it was colonial. It was founded in 1897. It is based in the district of Darb El Hud in Oran and the stadium Calo. We often speak of Algiers in terms of footballing power with no less than six clubs in the elite, but the birthplace of Algerian football is in Oran. MC Oran is still complexed vis-à-vis JSK MCA or less because she was unhappy finalist in the African Champions Cup in 1989 against Raja Casablanca, while his rivals won the trophy. In addition, many Oran were conquered by the prestige of the JSK. Oran contains within it many fans of it, nevertheless it remains a healthy rivalry between two legendary clubs respect each other.[18]

ES Sétif[edit]

ES Sétif is another special club. It is the first winner of the Algeria Football Championship and third Algerian club winner of an African Champions League after MC Alger and JSK, but the only one who won the Intercontinental Cup, and the African Cup. This trophy missing from the charts of the JSK and MCA is because the competition did not exist, or it was not publishing in their victories there. This club has experienced a sharp decline for several years but has remained in the top flight. Leaders have succeeded in recent years to reshape an interesting team, which resulted in the gain of seven titles : two Championship titles Algeria, two Champions Leagues Arabs, a North African Champions Cup, an Algeria Cup and Supercup UNAF. They lack a little CAF Cup, losing on penalties in the final goals against Mali Stadium and also tilts Supercup of Algeria against the MCA. Over the past five years, JSK and ESS share the championship titles, resulting in a new rivalry between these two teams.



Champion (14): 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1995, 2004, 2006, 2008
Runner-up (10): 1978, 1979, 1981, 1988, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2014.
Winner (5): 1977, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2011
Runner-up (5): 1979, 1991, 1999, 2004, 2014
Winner (1): 1992
Runner-up (3): 1994, 1995, 2006


Winner (2): 1981, 1990
Winner (1): 1995
Winner (3): 2000, 2001, 2002
Runner-up (1): 1995
Winner (1): 1982
Runner-up (1): 1974
Third (1): 2008
Third (2): 1987, 1989

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2008 – Group Stage
2011 – Group Stage
2012 – Refuse to participate
1996 – Runners-up
1993 – Quarter-finals

Coaching officials[edit]

Coaching and medical staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Algeria Azzedine Aït Djoudi
  • Assistant Coach: Algeria Mourad Karouf
  • Goalkeepers Coach: Algeria Omar Hamenad
  • Fitness Coach: Algeria Kamal Boudjenane
  • Team Doctor: Algeria Ahmed Djadjoua
  • Equipment Manager: Algeria Samir Tahi

Current squad[edit]

As of March 18, 2015[19]

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 Nadir Benoufella
5 Algeria DF Ali Rial
6 Algeria MF Ahmed Mekehout
7 Algeria MF Ibrahim Si Ammar
8 Iraq FW Mohannad Abdul-Raheem
9 Algeria FW Oussama Abdeldjelil
10 Algeria MF Samir Aiboud
12 Algeria GK Nabil Mazari
15 Algeria FW Saïd Ferguène
16 Algeria FW Rachid Ferrahi
17 Algeria MF Hamza Yadroudj
18 Algeria MF Kamel Yesli
No. Position Player
21 Algeria MF Malik Raiah
23 Algeria MF Abdelghani Khiat
24 Algeria DF Youcef Benamara
25 Algeria MF Djamel Benlamri
27 Algeria FW Malik Ihadjadene
29 Cameroon FW Raphaël Sohna
30 Algeria GK Azzedine Doukha
33 Algeria DF Mohamed Khoutir Ziti
87 Algeria DF Zineddine Mekkaoui
94 Algeria MF Ahmed Gagaâ
99 Algeria FW Mourad Khoudja

Retired numbers[edit]

9Cameroon Albert Ebossé, forward, 2013–14

Notable players[edit]

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


List of managers of JS Kabylie
Name Years
Algeria Ali Benslama 1946–48
Algeria Hassan Hamoutène 1948–49
Algeria Khelifa Belhadj 1949–51
Algeria Mansour Abtouche
Algeria Lounes Boukersi
Algeria Hassan Hamoutène 1952–65
Algeria Hassan Hamoutène
Algeria Amar Haouchine
Algeria Mahdi Defnoun 1966–67
Algeria Ali Benfadah 1967–69
France Lemaître 1969–70
Algeria Abdelaziz Ben Tifour
Algeria Abderrahmane Boubekeur
Algeria Abderrahmane Boubekeur 1971–72
Romania Virgil Popescu 1972–73
Algeria Kamel Tahir
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovan Cestić
Romania Peter Matiga
Romania Bazil Marian 1974–Dec 74
France Christian Manjou
Algeria Abderrahmane Boubekeur
Dec 1974–March 75
Algeria Amar Rouaï March 1975–75
France Christian Manjou
Algeria Abderrahmane Boubekeur
1975–Jan 76
Algeria Abderrahmane Boubekeur Jan 1976–76
Hungary André Nagy 1976–Dec 76
Algeria Mahieddine Khalef
Algeria Djaâfar Harouni
Jan 1977–77
Name Years
Algeria Mahieddine Khalef
Poland Stefan Zywotko
Algeria Ali Fergani
Poland Stefan Zywotko
Algeria Nour Benzekri
Algeria Mohamed Younsi
Algeria Noureddine Saâdi 1992–April 94
Algeria Djaâfar Harouni
Algeria Djamel Menad
April 1994–96
Algeria Brahim Ramdani
Algeria Hamid Zouba
Algeria Kamel Mouassa
Algeria Djaâfar Aït-Mouloud
Algeria Mustapha Biskri
Algeria Mourad Rahmouni
1999–Dec 99
Algeria Rachid Adghigh
Bulgaria Janko Guelov
Dec 1999–00
Algeria Nedjmeddine Belayachi 2000–Jan 01
Algeria Mahieddine Khalef
Algeria Nacer Sandjak
Jan 2001–April 01
Algeria Djaâfar Harouni April 2001–01
Algeria Kamel Mouassa 2001–02
France Jean-Yves Chay 2002–Feb 03
Algeria Djaâfar Harouni Feb 2003–03
Algeria Nacer Sandjak 2003–Nov 03
Algeria Azzedine Aït Djoudi
Algeria Moussa Saïb
Nov 2003–04
Name Years
Algeria Kamel Mouassa
Algeria Moussa Saïb
2004–Dec 04
France Christian Coste
Algeria Kamel Aouis
Dec 2004–05
Belgium René Taelman 2005–Dec 05
France Jean-Yves Chay Dec 2005–06
Brazil Gaúcho Jan 1, 2006–Dec 31, 2006
Algeria Azzedine Aït Djoudi Oct 2006–07
Algeria Moussa Saïb 2007–08
Romania Alexandru Moldovan 2008–Nov 08
Algeria Younès Ifticen Nov 2008–09
France Jean-Christian Lang Dec 5, 2008–Jan 1, 2010
Algeria Mourad Karouf Nov 2009–Jan 10
Switzerland Alain Geiger Jan 16, 2010–Dec 13, 2010
Algeria Kamel Bouhellal June 5, 2010–June 30, 2011
Algeria Rachid Belhout Dec 2010–June 11
Algeria Moussa Saïb June 2011–Aug 11
Algeria Meziane Ighil Sept 14, 2011–Jan 29, 2012
Algeria Mourad Karouf (interim) Feb 1, 2012–June 4, 2012
Italy Enrico Fabbro July 1, 2012–Nov 18, 2012
Algeria Nacer Sandjak Nov 20, 2012–April 8, 2013
Algeria Rezki Amrouche April 15, 2013–June 30, 2013
Algeria Azzedine Aït Djoudi July 1, 2013–June 30, 2014
Belgium Hugo Broos July 1, 2014–14
France François Ciccolini 2014
France Jean-Guy Wallemme 2015–


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