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
2015–16 Ligue Professionnelle 2, 3rd (promoted)
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 15 January 2017:[2]

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
5 Algeria MF Larbi Tabti
6 Algeria MF Ilyes Sidhoum
7 Algeria FW Abou Sofiane Balegh
8 Algeria MF Billel Benaldjia
9 Algeria FW Ilyes Kourbia
10 Algeria MF Abdessamed Bounoua
11 Algeria MF Bilel Herbache
13 Algeria DF Redouane Bachiri Captain sports.svg
14 Algeria FW Habib Bouguelmouna
15 Algeria DF Mohamed Yaghni
No. Position Player
16 Algeria GK Athmane Toual
18 Algeria FW Djamel Chettal
19 Algeria DF Zakaria Khali
20 Algeria MF Yahia Labani
22 Algeria DF Sofiane Bengorine
24 Algeria DF Redouane Cherifi
25 Algeria DF Farès Benabderahmane
26 Algeria FW Amine Lamali
27 Algeria FW Abdelkrim Zouari
28 Algeria MF Ahmida Zenasni
30 Algeria GK Abdelkader Zarat Belmokhtar


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. 
  2. ^ "USM Bel-Abbès fiche" (in French). LFP. 

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