JS Saoura

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JS Saoura
JS Saoura (logo).png
Full name Jeunesse Sportive de la Saoura
Nickname(s) JSS
The Eagles
Founded September 2008 in Méridja
Ground Stade 20 Août 1955
Ground Capacity 20,000
President Mohamed Zerouati
Head Coach Nabil Neghiz
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2016–17 Ligue Professionnelle 1, 5th
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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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

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]

2017In progress

Current squad[edit]

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.

No. Position Player
1 Algeria GK Houari Djemili
2 Algeria DF Mohamed El Amine Barka
4 Algeria DF Ibrahim Bekakchi
5 Algeria DF Mohamed Amine Madani
7 Algeria MF Abdeldjalil Taki Eddine Saâd
8 Algeria FW Sid Ali Yahia-Chérif
9 Algeria FW Antar Djemaouni
10 Algeria MF Abderrahmane Bourdim
11 Algeria FW Oussama Bellatreche
12 Algeria DF Zakaria Benchrifa
13 Algeria MF Nabil Bousmaha
15 Algeria DF Fateh Talah
16 Algeria GK Zakaria Bouziani
No. Position Player
17 Algeria FW Moustapha Djallit (captain)
18 Algeria DF Messala Merbah
19 Algeria FW Hamza Zaidi
20 Algeria MF Oussama Benkouider
22 Algeria MF Djamel Belalem
23 Cameroon DF Jean-Jules Bapidi
24 Algeria DF Mohamed Tiboutine
25 Algeria DF Mohamed Essaid Bourahla
26 Algeria MF Mohamed El Amine Hammia
30 Algeria GK Khaled Boukacem
- Algeria FW Abderrahmane Guidoum
- Algeria MF Mohamed Amine Kabari

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeunesse Sportive de la Saoura Archived 12 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Inter-région : JS Saoura, WAB et ABS champions
  3. ^ DNA : La JS Saoura rejoint le MO Bejaia en Ligue 2 Archived 25 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Sonatrach et ses filières reprendront le MCA, le MCO, le CSC et la JSS". Algérie1.com. Abbès Zineb. August 18, 2012. 

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