2020–21 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1

The 2020–21 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 (Tunisian Professional League) season was the 95th season of top-tier football in Tunisia. Espérance Tunis were the champions, winning the title for the fifth consecutive season and the 31st time in their history (a national record).

Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1
Season2020–21
Dates6 December 2020 – 19 May 2021
ChampionsEspérance de Tunis (31st title)
RelegatedStade Tunisien
JS Kairouan
Champions LeagueEspérance de Tunis
Étoile du Sahel
Confederation CupUS Ben Guerdane
CS Sfaxien (as Tunisian Cup winners)
Matches played182
Goals scored376 (2.07 per match)
Top goalscorerAymen Sfaxi
(9 goals)
Biggest home winÉtoile du Sahel 5–1 JS Kairouan
(7 April 2021)
Biggest away winJS Kairouan 0–4 Stade Tunisien
(20 December 2020)
JS Kairouan 0–4 CS Sfaxien
(3 February 2021)
Highest scoringÉtoile du Sahel 4–4 Olympique Béja
(19 May 2021)
Longest winning runEspérance de Tunis
(9 matches)
Longest unbeaten runClub Africain
(14 matches)
Longest winless runJS Kairouan
(26 matches)
Longest losing runJS Kairouan
(9 matches)

TeamsEdit

A total of 14 teams contested the league.[1]

Stadiums and locationsEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Locations of the 2020–21 Ligue 1 teams
Team Location Stadium Capacity
AS Rejiche Rejiche Stade municipal de Rejiche 3,000
AS Soliman Soliman Stade municipal de Soliman 3,000
Club Africain Tunis Stade Olympique de Radès 65,000
CA Bizertin Bizerte Stade 15 Octobre 20,000
CS Sfaxien Sfax Stade Taïeb Mhiri 22,000
ES Métlaoui Métlaoui Stade Municipal de Métlaoui 6,000
Étoile Sportive du Sahel Sousse Stade Olympique de Sousse 28,000
Espérance Sportive de Tunis Tunis Stade Olympique de Radès 65,000
JS Kairouan Kairouan Stade Ali Zouaoui 15,000
Olympique Béja Béja Boujemaa Kmiti Stadium 10,000
Stade Tunisien Le Bardo Stade Chedli Zouiten 20,000
US Ben Guerdane Ben Guerdane Stade du 7 Mars 10,000
US Monastir Monastir Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet 25,000
US Tataouine Tataouine Stade Nejib Khattab 5,000

Personnel and kitsEdit

Teams Managers Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AS Rejiche   Saïd Saïbi   Kampio Booga, Vitalait
AS Soliman   Yamen Zelfani   Rached Arfaoui   New Balance Délice
CA Bizerte   Larbi Zouaoui   Halim Darragi   Uhlsport Délice
Club Africain   Montassar Louichi   Wissem Yahia   Umbro   Qatar Airways, ZEN , Ooredoo
CS Sfaxien   José Murcia   Aymen Dahmen   Macron Tunisie Cables
ES Sahel   Lassad Dridi   Yassine Chikhaoui   Macron Warda
ES Métlaoui   Kaïs Yaâkoubi   Sportiga
ES Tunis   Moïne Chaâbani   Khalil Chemmam   Umbro Délice, Tunisie Télécom
Olympique Béja   Chaker Meftah   Uhlsport Boga, Délic Danone, Ooredoo
JS Kairouan   Mourad Okbi   New Balance Boga, Sabrine
Stade tunisien   Nassif Bayaoui   Ali Jemal   Legea Sabrine
US Ben Guerdene   Hassen Gabsi   Yassine Boufalgha   Kampio Coca-Cola
US Monastir   Afouène Gharbi   Zied Machmoum   Hummel Saida, BIAT
US Tataouine   Hammadi Daou   Legea Coca-Cola, Hayet

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
CS Sfaxien   Faouzi Benzarti club changing 15 November 2020 Pre-season   Anis Boujelbene 15 November 2020
CA Bizerte   Mokhtar Trabelsi sacked 23 December 2020 14th   Larbi Zouaoui 23 December 2020
Club Africain   Lassaad Dridi resignation 3 January 2021 11th   Kais Yâakoubi 1 February 2021
Stade tunisien   Anis Boussaïdi sacked 4 January 2021 7th   Nassif Bayaoui 4 January 2021
ES Sahel   Jorvan Vieira 11 January 2021 6th   Lassaad Dridi 11 January 2021
AS Soliman   Sami Gafsi 14 January 2021 7th   Yemen Zelfani 11 January 2021
Olympique Béja   Chaker Meftah 26 January 2021 9th   Khaled Ben Yahia 27 January 2021
Club Africain   Kais Yaâkoub resignation 14 February 2021 13th   Montasser Louhichi 12 February 2021
CS Sfaxien   Anis Boujelbene 4 March 2021 3rd   José Murcia 4 March 2021
Olympique Béja   Khaled Ben Yahia sacked 14 March 2021 10th   Chiheb Ellili 15 March 2021
US Monastir    Lassaad Chabbi resignation 4 April 2021 7th   Afouène Gharbi 6 April 2021

Foreign playersEdit

Nationality Number of Players
  Algeria 20
  Ivory Coast 8
  Libya
  Guinea 5
  Mali 4
  Ghana
  Cameroon 3
  Nigeria
  Brazil 2
  RD Congo
  Bénin
  France
  Morocco
  Senegal
  Niger 1
  Mauritania
  Sweden
  Switzerland
  Venezuela

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Espérance Sportive de Tunis (C) 26 19 3 4 37 16 +21 60 Qualification for Champions League
2 Étoile Sportive du Sahel 26 15 5 6 46 26 +20 50
3 US Ben Guerdane 26 10 11 5 25 16 +9 41 Qualification for Confederation Cup
4 AS Soliman 26 11 7 8 35 34 +1 40
5 CS Sfaxien 26 10 10 6 29 16 +13 40 Qualification for Confederation Cup as Tunisian Cup winners
6 AS Rejiche 26 9 9 8 27 23 +4 36
7 Club Africain 26 7 12 7 26 30 −4 33
8 US Tataouine 26 8 9 9 24 30 −6 33
9 ES Métlaoui 26 8 8 10 17 21 −4 32
10 US Monastir 26 8 7 11 28 29 −1 31
11 CA Bizertin 26 8 7 11 21 27 −6 31
12 Olympique Béja 26 7 10 9 25 26 −1 31
13 Stade Tunisien (R) 26 6 11 9 22 22 0 29 Relegation to Ligue 2
14 JS Kairouan (R) 26 0 3 23 14 60 −46 3
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) total goals; 6) fairplay ranking; 7) playoff.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ASR ASS CA CAB CSS ESM ESS EST JSK OB ST USBG USM UST
AS Rejiche 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–3 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
AS Soliman 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–1
Club Africain 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 2–2
CA Bizertin 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–1
CS Sfaxien 1–0 0–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–2
ES Métlaoui 0–3 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0
Étoile Sportive du Sahel 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 4–4 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–0
Espérance Sportive de Tunis 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
JS Kairouan 0–1 2–3 1–2 1–4 0–4 1–1 1–3 0–3 0–1 0–4 1–3 0–1 0–1
Olympique Béja 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–1
Stade Tunisien 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–3
US Ben Guerdane 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–1
US Monastir 2–3 2–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 4–0
US Tataouine 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–1
Source: soccerway.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
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ASS510898976545666676777665444
CA29101011111112131313131312131312121212121099107
CAB1114141413131312121212121213121213131313131313131312
CSS23132222223222333344444555
ESM997686876810111111101111111111991012119
ESS21425665543333222222222222
EST54311111111111111111111111
JSK1110131414141414141414141414141414141414141414141414
OB5111186778688988868101088888911
ST571456579889991199889101111101213
USBG95685544444444444533333333
USM1113131212129108777777876657777710
UST1413121110911101011111110109101099101112121188
Leader
2021–22 CAF Champions League
2021–22 CAF Confederation Cup
Relegation to Ligue Professionnelle 2 2021-22
Source: besoccer.com

Clubs season-progressEdit

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
AS RejicheWDLDWLWLWWWWLDDDDWLLWLDWLD
AS SolimanDLWLWLWWWWLDWLDLWLWDWLWWWD
Club AfricainWDLDLLDDLLLLDWDDDWDWDWWDDW
CA BizertinLLLWDLDWDLDLWLWDLLWLWDDWWW
CS SfaxienWDWLWWLWDWDWWDLDDLLDDDWLWD
ES MétlaouiDLWWDWDWWLLWLDDDDWDLWDLLWW
Étoile Sportive du SahelWWLWLLDDWWWWWWDWLWWWDWWLLD
Espérance Sportive de TunisDWWWWWWLWWWWWWWWWLWWDWWDLL
JS KairouanLDLLLLLLLLDLLLLLDLLLLLLLLL
Olympique BéjaDDWWDDWLLLLWLDWDDLLWLWLDDD
Stade TunisienDWWDLDWDLDLLDDLWDWDDLLDWLL
US Ben GuerdaneDWDLWDWDWDWLWDWWLLWDDWDDWL
US MonastirLLDLDDWDWWWWDDLLWWDWLLLLLD
US TataouineLDLDDWDDLLLWWDWLDWLLDDLWWW
Source:[citation needed]
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose

Season statisticsEdit

Goals scored per roundEdit

This graph represents the number of goals scored during each round:

Top scorersEdit

Rank Goalscorer Club Goals
1   Aymen Sfaxi ESS 9
2   Alia Sylla UST 8
  Souleymane Coulibaly ESS
4   Idriss Mhirsi USM 7
  Nidhal Ben Salem ASR
  Firas Chaouat CSS
  Tayeb Meziani ESS
  Aboubacar Diarra ASR
  Jacques Bessan OB
  Taha Yassine Khenissi EST

Number of teams by GovernorateEdit

Position Governorate Number Teams
1 Tunis 3 ES Tunis, Club africain, Stade tunisien
2 Sousse 1 ES Sahel
Sfax CS Sfax
Bizerte CA Bizerte
Monastir US Monastir
Mahdia AS Rejiche
Nabeul AS Soliman
Tataouine US Tataouine
Medenine US Ben Guerdane
Kairouan JS Kairouan
Béja Olympique Béja
Gafsa ES Métlaoui

AwardsEdit

Each month Internet users vote for the player of the month sponsored by Foot24 and Coca-Cola.

MonthlyEdit

Month Player of the Month
Player Club
December   Hamdou Elhouni ES Tunis
January   Souleymane Coulibaly ES Sahel
February   Mohammed Soulah CS Sfaxien
March   Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane ES Tunis
April   Hamza Agrebi Club Africain
May   Saber Khalifa Club Africain

Media coverageEdit

Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 Media Coverage
Country Television Channel Matches
  Tunisia El Wataniya 1
El Wataniya 2
From 2 to 5 Matches per round
  Qatar Al-Kass Sports Channel Main Matches
  Saudi Arabia ART From 2 to 5 Matches per round

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regular Season". Retrieved 9 February 2021.

External linksEdit