Espérance Sportive de Tunis
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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.
|Full name||Espérance Sportive de Tunis|
|Founded||15 January 1919|
|Ground||Stade Olympique de Radès|
|League||Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1|
|Espérance's active sections|
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.
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. They extended this run to seven consecutive titles in 2004.
- Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1
- Tunisian Cup
- Tunisian Super Cup
- Winners (4): 1960, 1993, 2001, 2019
- Arab Club Champions Cup
- Arab Super Cup
- Winners (2): 1996
- North African Cup of Champions
- Runners-up (1): 2009
- North African Cup Winners Cup
- Winners (1): 2008
- CAF Champions League / African Cup of Champions Clubs
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup:
- Winners: 1998
- Runners-up: 1987
- CAF Cup:
- Winners: 1997
- Afro-Asian Cup:
- Winners: 1995
- As of 26 August 2019
- Taraji Wadi Al-Nes (Palestinian Club)
- Title won before Tunisian independence
- FIFA.com. "FIFA Club World Cup 2018 - News - Esperance return to African summit - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
- "Esperance rewrite Tunisian football". 2004-06-30. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
- fr:Louis Montassier