2016–17 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1

The 2016–17 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 (Tunisian Professional League) season was the 91st season of top-tier football in Tunisia. The competition started on 8 September 2016.[1] The defending champions from the previous season are Étoile du Sahel.

Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1
Season2016–17
ChampionsEspérance de Tunis
RelegatedOB
EOSB
US Tataouine
CS Hammam-Lif
AS Marsa
Champions LeagueEspérance de Tunis
Étoile du Sahel
Confederation CupClub Africain
US Ben Guerdane
Matches played198
Goals scored393 (1.98 per match)
Top goalscorerKhenissi (14 goals)
Biggest home winCA 6–0 USBG
Biggest away winCSHL 1–4 CA
ESZ 1–4 CSHL
Highest scoringASG 5–2 CSHL
Longest winning run5 games (ESS, EST)
Longest unbeaten run12 games (EST)
Longest winless run13 games (USBG)
Longest losing run6 games (ESZ)

TeamsEdit

A total of 16 teams will contest the league, including 13 sides from the 2015–16 season and three promoted from the 2015–16 Ligue 2. AS Gabès was the first to obtain promotion, followed by Olympique Béja and finally US Tataouine. The three teams replaced EGS Gafsa, AS Kasserine and Stade Tunisien who were relegated to 2016–17 Tunisian Ligue 2.
The teams are drawn in two groups of 8 each. At the end of the first part of the season, the first 3 will qualify to the Championship Group, the 4th to 7th will contest the Relegation Group and the 8th of each group will be relegated to the Ligue 2.[2] Étoile du Sahel are the defending champions from the 2015–16 season.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity 2015–16 season
AS Gabès Gabès Stade Municipal de Gabès 10,000 Ligue 2
AS Marsa La Marsa Stade Abdelaziz Chtioui 6,000 10th in Ligue 1
Club Africain Tunis Stade Olympique de Radès 60,000 6th in Ligue 1
CA Bizertin Bizerte Stade 15 Octobre 20,000 5th in Ligue 1
CS Hammam-Lif Hammam-Lif Stade Bou Kornine 8,000 8th in Ligue 1
CS Sfaxien Sfax Stade Taïeb Mhiri 22,000 3rd in Ligue 1
Espérance de Tunis Tunis Stade Olympique de Radès 60,000 2nd in Ligue 1
ES Zarzis Zarzis Stade Jlidi 7,000 13th in Ligue 1
EO Sidi Bouzid Sidi Bouzid 7th in Ligue 1
ES Métlaoui Métlaoui Stade Municipal de Métlaoui 5,000 4th in Ligue 1
Étoile du Sahel Sousse Stade Olympique de Sousse 28,000 Ligue 1 Champions
JS Kairouan Kairouan Stade Ali Zouaoui 15,000 9th in Ligue 1
Olympique Béja Béja Stade de Béja 15,000 Ligue 2
Stade Gabèsien Gabès Stade Municipal de Gabès 10,000 12th in Ligue 1
US Ben Guerdane Ben Guerdane Stade du 7 Mars 10,000 11th in Ligue 1
US Tataouine Tataouine Stade Nejib Khattab Ligue 2

ResultsEdit

Group AEdit

Group A tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 CS Sfaxien 14 9 3 2 18 5 +13 30 Qualification to the Championship Group
2 Étoile du Sahel 14 8 2 4 24 13 +11 26
3 US Ben Guerdane 14 6 6 2 11 6 +5 24
4 CA Bizertin 14 6 4 4 13 12 +1 22 Qualification to the Relegation Group
5 ES Zarzis 14 3 6 5 9 14 −5 15
6 JS Kairouan 14 3 3 8 10 18 −8 12
7 US Tataouine 14 2 6 6 13 15 −2 12
8 EO Sidi Bouzid 14 3 2 9 8 23 −15 11 Relegation to the 2017–18 Ligue 2
Updated to match(es) played on 15 February 2017. Source: Ligue 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Group A result tableEdit

Home \ Away CAB CSS ESZ EOSB ESS JSK USBG UST
CA Bizertin 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1
CS Sfaxien 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–0
ES Zarzis 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–1
EO Sidi Bouzid 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–2
Étoile du Sahel 5–1 1–0 3–0 4–2 2–0 1–0 2–1
JS Kairouan 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–3 1–1 2–1
US Ben Guerdane 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0
US Tataouine 0–0 0–1 1–0 4–0 2–2 0–0 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 15 February 2017. Source: Ligue 1
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group A leadersEdit

CS SfaxienÉtoile du Sahel

Group BEdit

Group B tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Espérance de Tunis 14 8 5 1 19 6 +13 29 Qualification to the Championship Group
2 Club Africain 14 8 3 3 21 10 +11 27
3 ES Métlaoui 14 6 4 4 15 16 −1 22
4 Stade Gabèsien 14 4 6 4 14 14 0 18 Qualification to the Relegation Group
5 AS Gabès 14 3 8 3 21 18 +3 17
6 AS Marsa 14 3 5 6 11 15 −4 14
7 CS Hammam-Lif 14 2 6 6 14 25 −11 12
8 Olympique Béja 14 1 5 8 14 25 −11 8 Relegation to the 2017–18 Ligue 2
Updated to match(es) played on 15 February 2017. Source: Ligue 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Group B result tableEdit

Home \ Away ASG ASM CA CSHL EST ESM OB SG
AS Gabès 0–0 1–1 5–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2
AS Marsa 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–1 3–2 0–0
Club Africain 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 3–0 0–1
CS Hammam-Lif 1–3 1–1 1–4 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0
Espérance de Tunis 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 2–1
ES Métlaoui 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–0
Olympique Béja 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–3
Stade Gabèsien 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–3 0–2 1–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 15 February 2017. Source: Ligue 1
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group B leadersEdit

Espérance de TunisClub AfricainEspérance de TunisClub Africain

PlayoffsEdit

Championship GroupEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Espérance de Tunis 10 8 2 0 18 2 +16 26 2018 CAF Champions League
2 Étoile du Sahel 10 7 1 2 16 9 +7 22
3 Club Africain 10 5 1 4 17 11 +6 16 2018 CAF Confederation Cup
4 CS Sfaxien 10 3 3 4 11 10 +1 12
5 ES Métlaoui 10 3 0 7 8 18 −10 9
6 US Ben Guerdane 10 0 1 9 0 20 −20 1 2018 CAF Confederation Cup
Updated to match(es) played on 18 May 2017. Source: Ligue 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Result tableEdit

Home \ Away CA CSS EST ESM ESS USBG
Club Africain 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–2 6–0
CS Sfaxien 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–2 2–0
Espérance de Tunis 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–0
ES Métlaoui 1–2 3–1 0–2 0–1 2–0
Étoile du Sahel 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–0
US Ben Guerdane 0–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 18 May 2017. Source: Ligue 1
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

LeadersEdit

Espérance de Tunis

Relegation GroupEdit

Relegation Group tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Stade Gabèsien 14 6 5 3 12 7 +5 23
2 AS Gabès 14 5 7 2 12 7 +5 22
3 CA Bizertin 14 4 7 3 12 10 +2 19
4 JS Kairouan 14 4 6 4 8 7 +1 18
5 ES Zarzis 14 5 3 6 10 14 −4 18
6 AS Marsa 14 4 6 4 13 11 +2 18 Qualification to the Relegation Playoff
7 CS Hammam-Lif 14 4 4 6 12 13 −1 16 Relegation to the 2017–18 Ligue 2
8 US Tataouine 14 2 6 6 9 19 −10 12
Updated to match(es) played on 21 May 2017. Source: Ligue 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Relegation Group result tableEdit

Home \ Away ASM ASG CAB CSHL ESZ JSK SG UST
AS Marsa 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–0
AS Gabès 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 4–0
CA Bizertin 1–1 2–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0
CS Hammam-Lif 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–2
ES Zarzis 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 1–0
JS Kairouan 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1
Stade Gabèsien 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1
US Tataouine 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 21 May 2017. Source: Ligue 1
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation Group leadersEdit

Stade GabesienES Zarzis

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Taha Yassine Khenissi Espérance de Tunis 14
2   Ibrahim Chenihi Club Africain 9
  Hamza Lahmar Étoile du Sahel

Updated to games played on 21 May 2017.[3]

Relegation playoffEdit

This game was played between the 6th of the Relegation Group and the 3rd of Ligue 2.

AS Marsa0–2CO Médenine

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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