Espérance Sportive de Tunis

Espérance Sportive de Tunis (Arabic: الترجي الرياضي التونسي‎), also known as The Ghoul of Africa (Arabic: غول إفريقيا‎), Mkachkha (Arabic: المكشخة‎), ES Tunis, Espérance ST, or Espérance de Tunis, is a sports club based in Bab Souika,Tunis, Tunisia. It has teams in multiple sports, including football, handball, and volleyball.

Espérance Sportive de Tunis
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Full nameEspérance Sportive de Tunis
Short nameEST
Founded15 January 1919; 101 years ago (1919-01-15)
GroundStade Olympique de Radès
ChairmanHamdi Meddeb
ManagerMoïne Chaâbani
LeagueTunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Espérance's active sections
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Espérance Sportive de Tunis, African Champions League final in 2011


The club was founded in Bab Souika which is one of the historic gates of the capital of Tunisia, Tunis on January 15, 1919 in the French protectorate. The club was named Taraji in Arabic after the name of the coffeehouse where the founders used to often meet each other. So far ES Tunis has 29 Tunisian League wins, 15 Tunisian Cups, and 4 Tunisian Supercups. At a continental level, the club has 4 CAF Champions League titles and 2 CAF Cups.[1]

In 2001, Espérance set a new Tunisian record by winning the national title four years in a row, beating the previous record of three, set by Italia de Tunis in 1937.[2] They extended this run to seven consecutive titles in 2004.[2]


Domestic competitionsEdit

Regional competitionsEdit

CAF competitionsEdit

Current teamEdit

As of 26 August 2019

As of Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifia   Tunisia
3 Midfielder Kwame Bonsu   Ghana
4 Defender Afif Jebali   Tunisia
5 Defender Chamseddine Dhaouadi   Tunisia
6 Defender Mohamed Ali Yacoubi   Tunisia
7 Forward Billel Bensaha   Algeria
8 Forward Ibrahim Ouattara   Tunisia
10 Forward Hamdou Elhouni   Libya
11 Forward Taha Yassine Khenissi   Tunisia
12 Defender Khalil Chemmam (Captain)   Tunisia
13 Forward Raed Fedaa   Tunisia
14 Forward Haythem Jouini   Tunisia
15 Midfielder Fousseny Coulibaly   Ivory Coast
16 Forward Zied Berrima   Tunisia
18 Midfielder Raouf Benguit   Algeria
19 Goalkeeper Rami Jridi   Tunisia
20 Forward Tayeb Meziani   Algeria
21 Goalkeeper Mohamed Debchi   Tunisia
22 Defender Sameh Derbali   Tunisia
23 Defender Ilyes Chetti   Algeria
24 Defender Iheb Mbarki   Tunisia
25 Midfielder Fedi Ben Choug   Tunisia
27 Midfielder Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane   Tunisia
28 Midfielder Mohamed Amine Meskini   Tunisia
29 Forward Junior Lokosa   Nigeria
30 Defender Abdelkader Bedrane   Algeria
Midfielder Youssef Mosrati   Tunisia
Goalkeeper Wassim Karoui   Tunisia
Defender Houcine Rabii   Tunisia
Defender Malek Miledi   Tunisia
Defender Malek Charfi   Tunisia
Defender Samuel Atvati   Nigeria
Midfielder Youssef Khemiri   Tunisia
Midfielder Amine Ben Hamida   Tunisia
Midfielder Aziz Chtioui   Tunisia
Midfielder Tidjani Anaane   Benin
Forward Maher Ben Sghaïer   Tunisia
Defender Mohamed Amine Tougai   Algeria
Midfielder Abderrahmane Meziane   Algeria

Former personnelEdit





  1. ^ a b Title won before Tunisian independence


  1. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup 2018 - News - Esperance return to African summit -". Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  2. ^ a b "Esperance rewrite Tunisian football". 2004-06-30. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  3. ^ fr:Louis Montassier

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