US Biskra

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US Biskra
Logo
Full nameUnion Sportive de Biskra
Nickname(s)Khadra
Founded1934
GroundComplexe Sportif d'El Alia
Biskra, Algeria
Capacity15,000
PresidentFares Ben Aissa
Head Coach/
LeagueLigue Professionnelle 1
2018–19Ligue Professionnelle 2, 1st (promoted)
Current season

Union Sportive de Biskra, (Arabic: الإتحاد الرياضي لبسكرة‎), known as US Biskra or simply USB for short, is an Algerian football club based in Biskra. The club was founded in 1934 and the club colours are green and black. Their home stadium, Complexe Sportif d'El Alia, has a capacity of 15,000 spectators. The club is currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

History[edit]

Some of its famous players of the 1970s and early-1980s include: Majorie, Chaib Lakhal, Mohamed Jonas, Mirini, Bessaou, Bouzidi, Ben Brahim, and of course Doubba.

L'USB was stock in the third division for most of its history and played major roles but never made it up. The third division used to be called "Division d'Honneur". At that time the most important achievement was defeating the then, and even now, mighty ES Setif 2–1 in Algerian cup. That was a short lived happy time followed by a loss to USM Bel-Abbès in the same competition by 4–1. All the citizens of Biskra still remember the year of Azzaba when l'US Biskra lost at home in one of the final games to Azzaba 3–1 and therefore missing the accession to the second division then known as "Division Regional".

L'US Biskra now is in second division and even played in Division one for one season two years ago. In may 2017, US Biskra returned to the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 after 11 years of absence.

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Champion (1): 2004–05

Current squad[edit]

As of January 15, 2019. 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 Salheddine Khalfa
4 Algeria DF Tarek Adouane
5 Algeria MF Salim Bennai
6 Algeria DF Kamel Allam
7 Algeria FW Ibrahim Abdallah Benachour
9 Algeria FW Ahmed Messadia
10 Algeria MF Samer Hamzaoui
11 Algeria FW Mohamed Ladaouri
12 Algeria MF Ismail Bentayeb
13 Algeria FW Amine Hellal
14 Algeria DF Mohamed Ikbal Boufligha (captain)
16 Algeria GK Walid Gaha
No. Position Player
17 Algeria DF Bilal Boukarroum
19 Algeria MF Fouad Bouchekrit
20 Algeria FW Youcef Sohbi
21 Algeria MF Salah Seghier
22 Algeria MF Hatem Dakhia
23 Algeria DF Adel Lakhdari
24 Algeria FW Abdenour Bemabrouk
25 Algeria MF Oussama Bettaibi
26 Algeria DF Akrem Benmeddour
27 Algeria DF Mounir Guedjali
28 Algeria MF Oussama Gourari
30 Algeria GK Hadj Abderahmane Amri

Former players[edit]

For a list of current and former US Biskra player with a Wikipedia article, see Category:US Biskra players