JS Saoura

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JS Saoura
JS Saoura (logo).png
Full nameJeunesse Sportive de la Saoura
Nickname(s)JSS
The Eagles
FoundedSeptember 2008 in Méridja
GroundStade 20 Août 1955
Capacity20,000
PresidentMohamed Zerouati
Head CoachMoustapha Djallit[1]
LeagueLigue Professionnelle 1
2018–19Ligue Professionnelle 1, 4th
Current season

Jeunesse Sportive de la Saoura (Arabic: الشبيبة الرياضية للساورة‎), known simply as JS Saoura or JSS for short, is an Algerian football club based in the town of Méridja in the Béchar Province.[2] They take their name from the Saoura valley of southwestern Algeria. The club was founded in 2008 and its colours are green and yellow. Their home stadium, Stade 20 Août 1955, has a capacity of 20,000 spectators. The club is currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

History[edit]

In the 2009–2010 season, JS Saoura won the West division of the 2009–10 Inter-Régions Division.[3] The previous season, JS Saoura was playing in the Regional Béchar League, where it also finished first and won promotion to the Inter-Régions Division.

In the 2010–2011 season, JS Saoura finished first in the Centre-Ouest division of the Championnat National de Football Amateur to win promotion to the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2 for the first time in its history.[4]

On April 17, 2012, JS Saoura beat SA Mohammadia 3–1 in their week 28 match up of the 2011-12 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2 to guarantee promotion to the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.[5]

A new professional era[edit]

Logo of ENAFOR

In 2012 the Entreprise Nationale de Forage (ENAFOR), a firm of the petroleum company Sonatrach decided to sponsor the club.[6]

By season[edit]

Season Division Pos. G W D L GS GA P National Cup African Cup Notes
2008–09 Ligue Régional I promoted 1 - - - - - - - - -
2009–10 Inter-Régions promoted 1 28 17 7 4 39 20 58 - - Promoted to LNF Amateur
2010–11 LNF Amateur promoted 1 24 15 6 3 46 23 51 Round of 64 - Promoted to Ligue 2
2011–12 Ligue 2 promoted 2 30 17 5 8 48 26 56 Round of 16 - Promoted to Ligue 1
2012–13 Ligue 1 9 30 10 8 12 28 26 38 Round of 64 -
2013–14 Ligue 1 9 30 13 6 11 38 36 45 Round of 64 -
2014–15 Ligue 1 11 30 10 9 11 26 29 39 Round of 64 -
2015–16 Ligue 1 2 30 12 12 6 39 25 48 Round of 32 - Qualification for the CAF CL
2016–17 Ligue 1 5 30 12 9 9 34 30 +4 Round of 16 Preliminary round
2017–18 Ligue 1 2 30 16 6 8 38 27 +11 Quarter-finals - Qualification for the CAF CL
2018–19 Ligue 1

Honours[edit]

Domestic Competitions[edit]

Runner-up (2) : 2015–16, 2017–18
Runner-up (1) : 2011–12
Winner (1) : 2010–11
Winner (1) : 2009–10
Winner (1) : 2008–09

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2017 – Preliminary round
2018–19 – Group stage

Records since 2012[edit]

  • Players
  • Club
    • First match:
    • First Ligue 1 match: JS Saoura 0-1 CR Belouizdad (2012–13 Ligue 1, 8 september 2012);
    • First Algerian Cup match:
    • First match in international club competitions: JS Saoura 1-1 Enugu Rangers (2017 CAF Champions League qualifying rounds, 10 February 2017);
    • First goal in international competitions: Abderrahmane Bourdim (2017 CAF Champions League qualifying rounds, 10 February 2017);
    • Biggest win:
    • Biggest Ligue 1 win: 4–0 (against CA Bordj Bou Arreridj (May 24, 2014), ASM Oran (Dec 25, 2015), NA Hussein Dey (Feb 12, 2016), Ligue 1);
    • Biggest Ligue 1 defeat: 2–5 (against USM Alger, Ligue 1, Jun 14, 2017);
    • Most consecutive League wins in a season: 6 (from 06.04.2018 to 19.05.2018)
    • Most consecutive League Undefeated in a season: 8 (from 06.04.2018 to 17.08.2018)
    • Most consecutive home league wins in a season: 10 (from 13.05.2017 to 15.12.2017)
    • Most consecutive home matches without defeats: 58 (from 6.02.2015 to 15.09.2018)

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 August, 2019.[7] 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 Zakaria Saidi
4 Algeria DF Achref Aïb
6 Algeria DF Brahim Salah Eddine Bernou
7 Algeria MF Abdeldjalil Taki Eddine Saâd
8 Algeria FW Sid Ali Yahia-Chérif (captain)
9 Algeria MF Ziri Hammar
10 Algeria MF Kaddour Beldjilali
11 Algeria FW Seif Zine Toumi
12 Algeria DF Oussama Kaddour
13 Algeria MF Khalil Semahi
14 Algeria DF Oussama Meddahi
15 Algeria DF Fateh Talah
16 Algeria GK Zakaria Haouli
17 Algeria FW Billel El Mammeri
No. Position Player
18 Algeria DF Messala Merbah
19 Algeria FW Hamza Zaidi
20 Algeria DF Nacereddine Khoualed
21 Algeria MF Belaid Hamidi
22 Algeria MF Imadeddine Boubekeur
23 Tanzania FW Thomas Ulimwengu
24 Algeria MF Djelloul Daouadji
25 Algeria DF Adel Bouchiba
26 Algeria MF Mohamed El Amine Hammia
27 Algeria MF Ibrahim Farhi Benhalima
28 Algeria FW Aimen Lahmeri
29 Algeria FW Billel Messaoudi
30 Algeria GK Zakaria Bouziani

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JS Saoura : Mustapha Djallit nouvel entraineur !".
  2. ^ Jeunesse Sportive de la Saoura Archived 12 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Inter-région : JS Saoura, WAB et ABS champions
  4. ^ DNA : La JS Saoura rejoint le MO Bejaia en Ligue 2 Archived 25 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "La JS Saoura accède à la ligue 1 !" (in French). DZFoot. 17 April 2012. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Sonatrach et ses filières reprendront le MCA, le MCO, le CSC et la JSS". Algérie1.com. Abbès Zineb. 18 August 2012.
  7. ^ "FICHE DU CLUB: JS SAOURA".

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