USM Bel-Abbès

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إتحاد بلعباس
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 Belkacem Aïda
League Ligue Professionnelle 1
L2 2013–14 1st place (promoted)

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 (2014–15)[edit]

As of 21 January 2015:[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 France GK Jonathan Matijas
5 Algeria MF Riad Gharrich
7 France MF Sofiane Choubani
8 Algeria MF Houari Hamiche
10 Algeria FW Hacene El Okbi Benhaddouche
11 Algeria MF Belkacem Niati
16 Algeria DF Fayçal Abdat
18 Algeria GK Abdennour Argoub
19 Algeria MF Zakaria Khali
22 Algeria DF Sofiane Bengorine
No. Position Player
23 Algeria FW Youcef Ghazali
24 Algeria DF Redouane Cherifi
27 Algeria MF Mohamed Abdelaziz Tchikou
30 Algeria GK Ahmed Walid Chouih
31 Algeria MF Abdessamad Bounoua
32 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Dieumerci Vua
55 Algeria DF Mohamed Yaghni
72 Algeria MF Ahmed Gaâgaâ
77 Algeria MF Mohamed Bennai


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. ^ APS (April 27, 2012). "USM Bel-Abbès fiche" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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