USM Bel-Abbès

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USM Bel Abbès
إتحاد بلعباس
USM Bel Abbès (logo).png
Full name Union Sportive Medinat de Bel Abbès
إتحاد رياضي مدينة بلعباس
Founded 1933
Ground Stade 24 Fevrier 1956,
Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
Ground Capacity 45,000
Chairman Abdelghani El Hannani
Head Coach Tahar Chérif El-Ouazzani
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
2016–17 Ligue Professionnelle 1, 4th
Current season

Union Sportive Medinat Bel Abbès (Arabic: إتحاد رياضي مدينة بلعباس‎‎, Arabic pronunciation: [Ittihād Riadhi Madinat Bal-ʿAbbās]) or USM Bel Abbès, is an Algerian football club located in Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria, that was founded in 1933. The team's colors are green and red. It currently plays in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.


The team was founded in 1933 under the name of Union Sportive Musulmane de Bel-Abbès. It was one of the great teams in the French colonial period.

On April 27, 2012, in the last round of the 2011-12 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2, USM Bel-Abbès beat USM Annaba 3–0 to finish third and win promotion to the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1, returning to the top flight after a 19-year absence.[1] However the team return one year after in the second division but one year after again in 2014, they returned to the top division.

Previous Logos[edit]



Winner (1): 1990–91
Winner (5): 1966, 1980, 1988, 1993, 2012, 2013–14


Runner-up (1): 1956 [n 1]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1992 – Second Round

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 Nadjib Ghoul
2 Algeria DF Samir Zerrouki
5 Algeria MF Larbi Tabti
6 Algeria MF Mohamed Lagraâ
8 Algeria FW Hamza Belahouel
7 Algeria MF Abdennour Iheb Belhocini
10 Algeria MF Abdessamed Bounoua
11 Algeria MF Mohamed Ismail Kherbache
12 Algeria MF Malek Ferhat
13 Algeria FW Abderrahim Mamache
14 Algeria FW Habib Bouguelmouna
15 Algeria DF Nabil Lamara
16 Algeria GK Athmane Toual
17 Algeria MF Walid Senigra
No. Position Player
18 Algeria FW Djamel Chettal
19 Algeria DF Zakaria Khali
20 Algeria DF Abderrahim Abdelli
21 Algeria FW Walid Sbia
22 Algeria DF Sofiane Bengorine
23 Algeria DF Meziane Zeroual
25 Algeria DF Farès Benabderahmane (captain)
27 Algeria FW Abdelkrim Zouari
30 Algeria GK Abdelkader Zarat Belmokhtar
- Algeria FW Mouloud Nabil Metref
- Algeria DF Anes Abbas
- Algeria FW Sid Ahmed El Mahi
- Algeria FW Ameur Bouguettaya


Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ The final between USM Bel-Abbès and SC Bel-Abbès was not held


  1. ^ APS (April 27, 2012). "Dix neuf ans après, Bel Abbés en Ligue 1" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 

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