WA Tlemcen

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WA Tlemcen
WA Tlemcen (logo).png
Full name Widad Athletic Tlemcen
وداد رياضي تلمسان
Nickname(s) WAT , Widadi , Blues
Founded 1962
Ground Stade Akid Lotfi
Ground Capacity 18,000[1]
Chairman Hadj Kacem
Manager Kheireddine Kerris
League Ligue Nationale du Football Amateur
2016–17 Ligue Nationale du Football Amateur, Group West 1st
Current season

Widad Athletic Tlemcen (Arabic: وداد رياضي تلمسان‎‎), known as WA Tlemcen or WAT for short, is an Algerian football club based in Tlemcen. The club was founded in 1962 and its colours are blue and white. Their venue, the Stade Akid Lotfi, has a capacity of some 18,000. The club is currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2.


National titles[edit]

Winners (2): 1998, 2002
Runners-up (3): 1974, 2000, 2008
Runners-up (1): 1999

International titles[edit]

Winners (1): 1998
Third (1): 1999

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1999 – First Round
2003 – First Round

Current Squad[edit]

As of July 24, 2012:[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 Karim Boubekeur
5 Algeria DF Anwar Mohamed Boudjakdji
6 Algeria MF Mohamed Saâdi
8 Algeria MF Abdelhak Sameur
9 Cameroon FW William Yabeun
10 Cameroon FW Ibrahim Bousehaba
13 Algeria MF Abdelhamid Dif
14 Algeria DF Fayçal Boulemdais
16 Algeria MF Kheireddine Rechrouche
17 Algeria DF Amine Tiza
20 Algeria MF Rabie Belgherri
No. Position Player
21 Algeria MF Saïd Sayah (on loan from USM Alger)
22 Algeria GK Zakaria Reguig
24 Algeria DF Ilyes Sidhoum
25 Algeria DF Soufyane Mebarki
26 Algeria MF Sofiane Belarbi
27 Algeria MF Chérif Kouadri
28 Algeria MF Walid Djeraoui
30 Algeria GK Sid Ahmed Rafik Mazouzi (on loan from USM Alger)
32 Algeria FW Rachid Taouil
89 Algeria FW Mohamed Noureddine Bennai
99 Algeria FW Noureddine Hachem

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Algeria DF Abdelhadi Kada Benyacine (at USM Bel-Abbès until end of season)


Current Technical Staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Algeria Nabil Neghiz
Assistant Manager Algeria Kheireddine Kherris
Goalkeeping Coach Algeria Bouziane Benyamina
Medical Director Algeria Amine Bouabdellah
Physiotherapist Algeria Amine Bouhafs


Current Board of Directors and Administrators[edit]

Office Name
President Mohamed Chaouki Benchouk
Administrator Nasreddine Souleymane
Accountant Daho Benamar


Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Domestic cup CAF Other Competitions Top scorer Manager
2009/10 ACN 8 34 12 10 12 43 43 0 46 AC Quarterfinals Ghazali 12 Algeria Fouad Bouali
2010/11 LP1 11 30 10 7 13 35 36 −1 37 AC Round of 64 Boudjakdji 7 Algeria Abdelkader Amrani
2011/12 LP1 8 30 12 8 10 39 37 +2 44 AC Round of 32 Andriamatsinoro 10 Algeria Abdelkader Amrani

Div. = Division; ACN = Algerian Championnat National; LP1 = Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1; Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost
GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; GD = Goal difference P = Points
AP = Algerian Cup
ARCL = Arab Champions League; ARWC = Arab Cup Winners' Cup; CAFL = CAF Champions League;CAFCC= CAF Confederation Cup;CAFSC = CAF Super Cup
Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up; Bronze = third,Semi-final .

Notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented WA Tlemcen in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1962. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 100 official matches for the club or represented the national team for which the player is eligible during his stint with WA Tlemcen or following his departure.

For a complete list of WA Tlemcen players, see Category:WA Tlemcen players



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