CS Sfaxien

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Club Sportif Sfaxien (Arabic: النادي الرياضي الصفاقسي‎) or CSS is a multi-sport club from Sfax in Tunisia.

CS Sfaxien
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Full nameClub Sportif Sfaxien
النادي الرياضي الصفاقسي
Nickname(s)Juventus El Arab (Juventus of The Arabs)
Short nameCSS
Founded28 May 1928 (as Club Tunisien)
GroundStade Taïeb Mhiri
Sfax, Tunisia
ChairmanMoncef Khemakhem
ManagerAnis Boujelbene
WebsiteClub website


The club was founded in 1928 as Club Tunisien, playing in green and red stripes. The team was promoted to the Tunisian First Division in 1947. In 1950, the first supporters group was founded by Béchir Fendri, and in 1962 the club was renamed " Club Sportif Sfaxien " and team colours were changed to the current black and white stripes.

CSS celebrated their half-centenary in 1978 by winning the Tunisian League title, largely thanks to the impressive performances of their Tunisian internationals, notably Hammadi Agrebi, Mohamed Ali Akid and Mokhtar Dhouib. In November 1998, CSS captured the CAF Cup for the first time, beating Senegal's ASC Jeanne d'Arc in the final.

In more recent times, CSS reached the final of the CAF Champions League 2006 but were narrowly beaten in dramatic fashion, with a late second leg goal condemning them to a 2–1 aggregate defeat against Al Ahly of Egypt.

In September 2014, CSS reached the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League 2014 but they were beaten with a 2–1 score in both away and home matches against AS Vita Club.

In May 2015, CSS got disqualified from The CAF Champions League 2015 after a loss with 1–0 in their away match against Mouloudia Chabab El Eulma(Algeria) and then CSS won their match in Sfax with 1–0 at the Stade Taïeb Mhiri but they got disqualified since they lost by penalties (7–6).

CSS won the 2007 CAF Confederation Cup. A 4–2 first-leg victory in Sudan against Al Merreikh preceded a 1–0 second leg win, with CSS lifting the trophy in front of their own fans at the Stade Taïeb Mhiri. In November 2008, CSS faced local rivals Etoile du Sahel (ESS) in the final of the CAF Confederation Cup. CSS became the most successful club in recent history of the tournament when a 0–0 draw in Sfax was followed by a 2–2 draw in Sousse, sending the cup back to Sfax for the second year in a row.

In 2013, CSS won CAF Confederation Cup for the 3rd time in their history facing TP Mazembe in the final with 2–0 in Rades then a 2–1 defeat in Lubumbashi with a late goal from Fakhreddine Ben Youssef.

Club Sportif Sfaxien is considered by the IFFHS as one of the five best teams in this century.

Club Sfaxien participated in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.[1]

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Current squadEdit

As of 26 November 2020.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
30 GK   TUN Aymen Dahmen
1 GK   TUN Mohamed Hedi Gaaloul
16 GK   TUN Sabri Ben Hassen
3 DF   TUN Hani Amamou
- DF   NGA Ahmed Ammar
18 DF   NGA Alaa Ghram
4 DF   TUN Nour Zamen Zammouri
17 DF   TUN Mourad Ben Younes
28 DF   TUN Mohamed Ali Jouini
21 DF   TUN Houssem Dagdoug
- DF   ALG Sabri Cheraitia
19 DF   TUN Azmi Ghouma
2 DF   TUN Mohamed Ben Ali
- DF   TUN Ghaith Maaroufi
23 MF   TUN Hamza Jelassi
15 MF   TUN Walid Karoui
- MF   TUN Malek Menif
20 MF   NGA Kingsley Sokari
32 MF   ALG Rachid Aït-Atmane
6 MF   TUN Mohamed Ali Trabelsi
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 MF   CIV Chris Kouakou
- MF   TOG Donou Hubert
29 MF   TUN Mohamed Ali Moncer
- FW   ALG Zakaria Mansouri (on loan from Paradou AC)
- MF   ALG Mouhoub Nait Merabet
- MF   TUN Alaeddine Bouallegui
- MF   TUN Abdallah Amri
- FW   LBY Mohammed Soulah
11 FW   TUN Houssem Ben Ali
- FW   TUN Bechir Ghariani
10 FW   TUN Aymen Harzi
9 FW   TUN Jassem Hamdouni
- FW   CIV Guessan Bi Germain
- FW   TUN Youssef Ben Souda
- FW   TUN Achref Habbassi
22 FW   TUN Firas Chaouat
27 FW   NGA Kingsley Eduwo
- FW   TUN Habib Lazez
33 FW   GUI Ousmane Camara
- FW   GAB Malick Evouna


Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (8): 1968–69, 1970–71, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1994–95, 2004–05, 2012–13
Winners (5): 1970–71, 1994–95, 2003–04, 2008–09, 2018-2019

African competitionsEdit

Winners (3): 2007, 2008, 2013
Winners (1): 1998

Regional competitionsEdit

Winners (2): 2000, 2003–04
Winners: 2009

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

The club have 2 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1984 & 1996 and 2 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2006 till 2014

2008 – Runner-up
2009 – Runner-up
2014 – Runner-up
1998 – Winner



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ https://plus.google.com/114671849437388435903 (14 June 2016). "Espérance to represent Tunisia in the 2017 CAF Champions League". E-S-Tunis.com. Retrieved 27 November 2017.

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