Entente Sportive Sétifienne (Arabic: الوفاق الرياضي السطايفي), known as Entente de Sétif, commonly referred to as ES Sétif or ESS for short, is an Algerian professional football club based in Sétif. The club was founded in 1958 and its colours are black and white. Their home stadium, the 8 May 1945 Stadium, has a capacity of 18,000 spectators. The club is currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

ES Sétif
Full nameEntente Sportive Sétifienne
Nickname(s)E.S.S
El Kahla (The Black One)
L’Entente
Les Aigles Noirs (Black eagles)
Short nameESS, SET
Founded1958; 66 years ago (1958),
as Entente Sportive de Sétif
Ground8 May 1945 Stadium
Capacity25,000[1][2]
OwnerSonelgaz
PresidentAbdelhamid Rais[3]
ManagerAmmar Souayah[4]
LeagueLigue 1
2022–23Ligue 1, 6th of 16
Current season

ESS is one of the most successful clubs in Algeria, having won the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 eight times and the Algerian Cup a record of eight times. They are also one of only three Algerian clubs to have won the CAF Champions League, winning it twice in 1988 and 2014. They have also won the Arab Champions League twice, in 2007 and 2008, as well as three North African Cups in 2009 and 2010. In 2015, they became the first Algerian club to win the CAF Super Cup since the creation of the competition in 1993.

ES Sétif became CAF Champions League champion by defeating DR Congo's AS Vita Club in the 2014 final; and the reigning CAF Super Cup champions, by beating Egypt's Al Ahly in the 2015 Super Cup[5] and the reigning Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champions.

History edit

The club was founded in 1958 by Ali Benaouda and Ali Layass as Entente Sportive Sétifienne (ESS), the name was later changed to Entente Pétroliers Sétifienne (EPS) in 1977, and again in 1984 it became known as Entente Plastique Sétifienne (EPS) and was then later changed back to Entente Sportive Sétifienne (ESS).[6]

The first colours of the club were green and the white, and following a confrontation with the French Army in a match with FC Gadir on May 8, 1945 colours changed to black and white as mourning for the events on this day. The Guessab Stadium was the original name for the club's home.

ES Sétif is one of the prestigious top flight Algerian clubs. The club has won the Algerian Cup 8 times, and is the only Algerian team to have won the Afro-Asia cup, in 1989 in Qatar.

Since its foundation, ES Sétif has had 19 presidents, the first being Ibrahim Dokomi.[citation needed] The current president is Hassan Hammar.

African success edit

In 1988, ES Sétif won the African Cup of Champions Clubs by beating Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Nigeria 4–1 on aggregate in the final.[7] After losing the first leg 1–0 in Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, ES Sétif scored 4 goals in the return leg in Constantine to lift the trophy. ES Sétif were playing in the Algerian second division at time and are the only club in Africa to date to have won the African Cup of Champions Clubs while not being in the top flight.

By winning the 1988 African Cup of Champions Clubs, ES Sétif qualified for the 1989 Afro-Asian Club Championship, where they faced Al-Sadd of Qatar, winners of the 1988–89 Asian Club Championship. ES Sétif won both legs, 2–0 at home and 3–1 in Doha, to lift the trophy.[8] They are the only Algerian club to have won the competition.

On June 29, 2010, ES Sétif became the first fully professional club in Algeria.[9]

On August 8, 2010, ES Sétif defeated CS Sfaxien of Tunisia 1–0 to win the first-ever edition of the UNAF Super Cup.[10]

Crest edit

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer edit

Honours edit

Type Competition Titles Winning Seasons
Domestic Ligue 1 8 1968, 1987, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
Algerian Cup 8 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1980, 1989, 2010, 2012
Algerian Super Cup 2 2015, 2017
Continental African Champions League 2 1988, 2014
African Super Cup 1 2015
Intercontinental Afro-Asian Cup 1 1989
Regional Arab Club Champions Cup 2 2007, 2008
North African Cup of Champions 1 2009
North African Cup Winners Cup 1 2010
North African Super Cup 1 2010

Performance in CAF competitions edit

 
ES Sétif 1989–90 with From Left to Right:
Stand Up : Serrar - Boulehdjilet - Osmani - Nabti - Zorgane - Bernaoui.
Sitting Bendjabellah - Rahmani - Adjissa - Gharib - Adjas.
This team participated in the 1988 African Cup of Champions Clubs.

ES Sétif whose team has regularly taken part in Confederation of African Football (CAF) competitions. Qualification for Algerian clubs is determined by a team's performance in its domestic league and cup competitions, ES Sétif have regularly qualified for the primary African competition, the African Cup, by winning the Ligue Professionnelle 1. ES Sétif have also achieved African qualification via the Algerian Cup and have played in the former African Cup Winners' Cup. The first match was against Kampala City FC and it ended in a 1–0 loss, As for the biggest win was in 1991 against ASC Linguère 7–1, and biggest loss was against Union Douala 5–0 in 1981.

After six years of absence, ES Setif returned to continental competitions, this time in the African Cup of Champions Clubs, for the first time The following year and in the same competition, despite falling to the second division, Les Aigles Noirs managed to achieve the title for the first time against Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Nigeria and after the defeat in the First leg 1–0, they achieved an overwhelming victory in the Second leg 4–0 in a match that took place at Stade du 17 Juin in Constantine, After that, they met with Al Sadd SC in the final of the Afro-Asian Club Championship, and won the title for the first time, which is the only one of its kind in the history of Algerian football. In 1991 ES Sétif participated in the last continental participation in the twentieth century, where it reached the semi-finals, and in the Second round, Malik Zorgane scored the first hat-trick for ES Sétif against SC Gagnoa.

Total standings of African Cup participations (1963 to 2022–23) edit

Pos. Team Pld W D L GF GA CSC CCL CCWC CAC CCC
Pa. Pld Pa. Pld Pa. Pld Pa. Pld Pa. Pld
1 JS Kabylie 206 101 38 67 261 181 1 1 17 118 2 14 4 28 5 45
2 ES Sétif 145 61 37 47 219 162 1 1 12 94 2 12 5 36
3 USM Alger 145 69 34 42 233 143 9 80 5 25 1 6 4 34
4 CR Belouizdad 79 32 20 27 96 76 6 50 2 10 4 20
5 MC Alger 72 31 13 28 110 92 7 48 1 4 4 20
6 MC Oran 48 19 10 19 70 52 3 20 3 12 2 8 2 8

Pos. = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Won; D = Drawn; L = Lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pa. = Participation; Pld = Matches played
CSC = CAF Super Cup; CCL = CAF Champions League; CCWC = CAF Cup Winners' Cup;
CAC = CAF Cup; CCC = CAF Confederation Cup

Players edit

Algerian teams are limited to three foreign players. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player;

Current squad edit

As of 5 February 2024.[11][12]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ALG Mohamed Lotfi Anis Osmani
2 DF   ALG Drice Chaabi (captain)
3 DF   ALG Abdelmoumen Chikhi
4 DF   ALG Ahmed Guettaf
5 DF   ALG Mohamed Khoutir Ziti
6 MF   ALG Amir Yahia
7 FW   ALG Salah Bouchama
9 FW   ALG Saïd Bouchoucha
10 MF   MLI Abdou Salam Jiddou
11 FW   ALG Ramdane Hitala
12 DF   ALG Tarek Aggoun
13 DF   ALG Yacine Zeghad
14 FW   ALG Abdesslem Bouchouareb
15 MF   ALG Sami Guediri
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 DF   MLI Moriba Diarra
17 FW   ALG Abdelmalek Oukil (on loan from MC Alger)
18 MF   ALG Taher Benkhelifa
19 FW   CIV Souleymane Coulibaly
20 FW   ALG Aimen Lahmeri (on loan from JS Saoura)
21 MF   ALG Zineddine Benboulaid
22 DF   ALG Belkacem Brahimi
24 MF   ALG Amir Nouri
23 GK   ALG Imad Benchlef
25 GK   ALG Zakaria Saidi
26 FW   ALG Abdelaziz Moulay
27 FW   ALG Walid Zamoum
65 DF   ALG Imad Reguieg

Reserve Squad edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
32 MF   ALG Bassem Mechaar
61 FW   ALG Mohamed Messaoud Salem
68 DF   ALG Rachid Boumessous
No. Pos. Nation Player
71 DF   ALG Abderrazak Mohra
88 FW   ALG Youcef Aouissi
90 FW   ALG Rafik Douib

Personnel edit

Current technical staff edit

Position Staff
Head coach Ammar Souayah
Assistant coach Hafedh Guitouni
Goalkeeping coach Sofiane Kaouane
Fitness coach Arezki Boukhlef

Management edit

Position Staff
President Abdelhamid Rais
Director General Nabil Gouasmia
Sporting Director Dhia Eddine Boulahdjilet
Financial Director

Notable players edit

Below are the notable former players who have represented ES Sétif in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1958. 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 ES Sétif or following his departure.

For a complete list of ES Sétif players, see Category:ES Sétif players

Managerial history edit

Dates[13] Name
1964–67   Abdelhamid Kermali
Sept 2, 2004 – Jan 23, 2005   Abdelkrim Bira
Jan 25 , 2005 – Jun 1, 2006   Hervé Revelli
Jun 18, 2005– Nov 30, 2005   Hocine Zekri
Dec 12 , 2005 – Jan 28,2007   Rachid Belhout
Feb 1, 2007 – July 5, 2007   Rabah Saâdane
July 11, 2007 – Sept 18, 2007   Charles Roessli
Sept 20, 2007 - Nov 3, 2007   Noureddine Saâdi
Dec 3, 2007 – June 30, 2008   Bernard Simondi
Sept 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009   Azzedine Aït Djoudi
Oct 8, 2009 – Aug 18, 2010   Noureddine Zekri
Aug 19, 2010 – Dec 31, 2010   Giovanni Solinas
Jan 13, 2011 – June 30, 2011   Giovanni Dellacasa
Sept 22, 2011 – June 16, 2012   Alain Geiger
July 1, 2012 – Sept 8, 2013   Hubert Velud
Sept 8, 2013 – Sept 26, 2013   Kheirredine Madoui (interim)
Sept 27, 2013 – Dec 8, 2013   Jean-Christian Lang
Dec 8, 2013 – July 5, 2014   Rabah Saâdane
July 8, 2014–;– December, 2015   Kheirredine Madoui
Dec, 2015 – May 27, 2016   Alain Geiger
Jun 1, 2016 – Dec 10, 2016   Abdelkader Amrani
Dec 11, 2016 – Dec 31, 2016   Malik Zorgane
Jan , 2017 – Dec 17, 2017   Kheireddine Madoui
Dec 18, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017   Malik Zorgane
Jan , 2018 – Apr , 2018   Abdelhak Benchikha
Apr , 2018 – Jun , 2018   Malik Zorgane
Jun 1, 2018 – Nov 23, 2018   Rachid Taoussi
Nov 25, 2018 – Feb 5, 2019   Noureddine Zekri
Feb 7, 2019 – May 30, 2019   Nabil Neghiz
Jun , 2019 – Oct 17, 2019   Kheireddine Madoui
Oct 26, 2019 – Feb 28, 2022   Nabil Kouki
Feb 28, 2022 – Apr 17, 2022   Rédha Bendris
Apr 17, 2022 – Jun 17, 2022   Darko Nović
Jul 14, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022   Hossam El Badry
Nov 27, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023   Khaled Lemmouchia (interim)
Jan 8, 2023 – Feb 19, 2023   Chiheb Ellili
Feb 25, 2023 – Jul 15, 2023   Billel Dziri
Aug 6, 2023 – Sep 12, 2023   Abdelkader Amrani
Sep 13 2023 – Feb 9, 2024   Franck Dumas
Feb 10, 2024 –   Ammar Souayah

List of managers edit

Information correct as of 9 February 2024. Only competitive matches are counted.

Key
* Caretaker manager
Name From To Matches Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Win%
  Mokhtar Arribi 1961 1964
  Mokhtar Arribi 1965 1969
  Mokhtar Arribi 1979 1981
  Mokhtar Arribi 1983 1984
  Mokhtar Arribi 1986 1989
  Abdelkrim Bira 2 September 2004 23 January 2005
  Hervé Revelli 25 January 2005 1 June 2006
  Hocine Zekri 18 June 2006 30 November 2006
  Rachid Belhout 12 December 2006 28 January 2007
  Rabah Saâdane 1 February 2007 5 July 2007
  Charles Roessli 11 July 2007 18 September 2007
  Noureddine Saâdi 20 September 2007 3 November 2007
  Bernard Simondi 3 December 2007 30 June 2008
  Rachid Belhout 22 September 2009[14]
  Ali Mechiche 20 September 2009 8 December 2009[15]
  Noureddine Zekri 8 October 2009 18 August 2010
  Giovanni Solinas 19 August 2010 31 December 2010
  Giovanni Dellacasa 13 January 2011 30 June 2011
  Alain Geiger 22 September 2011[16] 16 June 2012 36 22 5 9 69 47 +22 61.11
  Hubert Velud 4 July 2012[17] 7 September 2013 48 27 9 12 84 49 +35 56.25
  Kheirredine Madoui * 8 September 2013 26 September 2013 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 66.67
  Jean-Christian Lang 27 September 2013 7 December 2013[18] 9 4 4 1 9 7 +2 44.44
  Rabah Saâdane 8 December 2013[19] 5 July 2014 27 14 7 6 39 23 +16 51.85
  Kheirredine Madoui 8 July 2014 7 November 2015[20] 70 26 28 16 88 73 +15 37.14
  Alain Geiger 14 November 2015[21] 27 May 2016 27 12 9 6 37 22 +15 32.43
  Abdelkader Amrani 1 June 2016 14 December 2016 15 7 4 4 22 14 +8 46.67
  Kheïreddine Madoui 24 December 2016 17 December 2017[22] 35 8 8 4 45 24 +21 22.86
  Malik Zorgane * 17 December 2017[22] 29 December 2017 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100
  Abdelhak Benchikha 30 December 2017[23] 25 April 2018 17 6 4 7 27 17 +10 35.29
  Malik Zorgane * 25 April 2018 June 2018 5 0 1 4 5 10 −5 0
  Rachid Taoussi 1 June 2018[24] 23 November 2018[25] 25 11 6 8 27 22 +5 44
  Noureddine Zekri 24 November 2018[26] 5 February 2019[27] 9 5 1 3 11 6 +5 55.56
  Nabil Neghiz 7 February 2019[28] 30 May 2019 15 7 3 5 19 12 +7 46.67
  Kheirredine Madoui 22 July 2019[29] 12 October 2019[30] 7 2 1 4 10 9 +1 28.57
  Nabil Kouki 26 October 2019[31] 27 February 2022 89 46 23 20 135 68 +67 51.69
  Darko Novic 17 April 2022[32] 17 June 2022[33] 14 6 3 5 25 16 +9 42.86
  Hossam El Badry 13 July 2022[34] 20 November 2022[35] 10 5 3 2 16 12 +4 50
  Khaled Lemmouchia * 27 November 2022[36] 8 January 2023 6 2 2 2 11 4 +7 33.33
  Chiheb Ellili 8 January 2023[37] 19 February 2023[38] 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 33.33
  Billel Dziri 25 February 2023[39] 15 July 2023 12 3 4 5 11 12 -1 25
  Abdelkader Amrani 6 August 2023[40] 12 September 2023[41] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Franck Dumas 13 September 2023[42] 9 February 2024[43] 17 9 3 5 24 21 +3 52.94

Rival clubs edit

References edit

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