Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1

The Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 (French: Championnat de la Ligue Professionnelle 1; Arabic: الرابطة المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم‎) was previously called the Tunisian National Championship between 1956 and 1994. is the top division football tournament in Tunisia under the organization of the Tunisian Football Federation. The first edition was held during the French protectorate of Tunisia, the 1907 season, under the auspices of the Federation of Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques, and it was played in a knockout system, and the first official match in the history of the tournament was played on 9 June 1907.

Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1
Tunisian Ligue 1 (logo).png
Organising bodyLNFP
FoundedJune 9, 1907; 114 years ago (1907-06-09)[1]
1994 (current format)
CountryTunisia
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toLigue Professionnelle 2
Domestic cup(s)Tunisian Cup
Tunisian Super Cup
League cup(s)Tunisian League Cup
International cup(s)CAF Champions League
CAF Confederation Cup
Current championsEspérance de Tunis
(31th title)
(2020–21)
Most championshipsEspérance de Tunis
(31 titles)
Most appearancesTarak Dhiab (353)
Top goalscorerEzzedine Chakroun (116)
TV partnersEl Watania 1
El Watania 2
Al-Kass Sports
Websiteftf.org.tn
Current: 2021–22 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1

At that time, Tunisian teams with a French character and management participated in it, including Racing Club de Tunis, Sporting Club de Tunis, Club Italia de Tunis, Savoy La Goulette, Union sportive tunisienne, Stade gaulois and many other teams. In 1921, the Tunisian Football Association League was established, which is the Tunisian branch of the French Football Federation, which was relied upon until the declaration of independence in 1956.

On 29 March 1957, the Tunisian Football Federation, the official federation organizing football tournaments in Tunisia, was established. The Tunisian championship has been professional since 1994 after the founding of the Ligue Nationale du Football Professionnel, becoming the first professional championship in Africa and the Arab world. Espérance Sportive de Tunis is the most crowned Tunisian with 31 titles, the last of which was the 2020–21 season.

The first and second places in the standings automatically qualify for the CAF Champions League, and the third place automatically qualifies for the CAF Confederation Cup, along with the Tunisian Cup winner, while the Tunisian Football Federation chooses those who qualifies for the Arab Club Champions Cup. The Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 occupies the first place in the Arab and African countries and 15th in the world, according to the ranking of the International Federation of Football History & Statistics of the FIFA for the year 2019.

HistoryEdit

Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports AthlétiquesEdit

 
Racing Club de Tunis the first football team based in Tunisia in 1904.
 
US Tunis here in 1932 Founded in 1917 and dissolved in 1971.

Football was born in Tunisia in 1904 with the unofficial creation of the Racing Club de Tunis, formalized in 1905 but which had to wait for the creation of other clubs in Tunis and Bizerte to participate in an official competition. Then the government is obliged, in front of the considerable development of outdoor sport, to take an active interest in it. It distributes a few grants, though very small. A committee of the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques, responsible for the management of all sports in Tunisia, was then created.

In 1910, a first series championship was organized with the participation of the Racing Club, Sporting Club de Tunis, Lycée Carnot de Tunis, the Colonial School of Agriculture, the Football Club of Tunis and the Red Star Club de l'Ariana, and a second series made up of the second teams of Racing Club de Tunis, Sporting and Gallia Club. The national title is awarded after a final between Racing and Stade maritime de Bizerte (champion of the Mediterranean squadrons) with a score of 2–0.

But many teams, often ephemeral, play friendly matches, like Radès Club, Amical Club, Tunis Sport, Ariana Club, Stade tunisien, Etoile Sportive de Tunis, Sadiki College, etc. There are then very few Tunisian players including Hamadi Ben Dhif (Racing Club goalkeeper), while the second team Lycée Carnot includes players with Tunisian names: Bouzid, Abdelwahab, Zaouchi, Djilani Romdhan, Fredj, H. Zaouch, Ahmed Sakka and Mustapha Romdhan.

But, surprisingly, La Dépêche tunisienne published on 12 June 1910 the list of players of the Khereddine Club team, called to play against the Ariana Club and who are all Tunisians: Abderrahman (captain), Babbou, Aichi, Jaouez, Ben Smaïl, Djaziri, Hammouda, Mohamed, Bechak, Tebourbi and Aguiri. It is the first fully Tunisian team but which we have not heard from later and which precedes the Comète Club team, created in 1914 but which did not survive the First World War. The Racing Club won the championship in 1910, 1911 and 1914, then in 1920 and 1921, while Sporting de Ferryville was crowned in 1912 and 1913.

Ligue de Tunisie de Football AssociationEdit

 
A meeting of Ligue de Tunisie de Football Association, which has organized competitions in that period.

The championship became official with the creation of the Tunisian Football Association League in 1921 was established, which is the Tunisian branch of the French Football Federation. Until 1939, the title of champion was awarded following play-offs between regional champions. The major current clubs were created during this period: Espérance sportive de Tunis (1919), Club Africain and Sfax Railways Sports (1920), Étoile Sportive du Sahel (1925), Club Athletic Bizertin and Club Sportif Sfaxien (1928).

From 1946 to 1947, a championship of "excellence" (national division) is created and is contested at the national level. In 1944–1945, 1945–1946 and 1952–1953, the championship was not contested and replaced by a criterium (a sort of group tournament where participation was not compulsory). These years saw the creation of the Stade Tunisien (1948).

Media coverageEdit

 
Football match between ES Tunis and CS Hammam-Lif in 2008–09 season.

On 31 July 2015, the Tunisian Football Federation announced the sale of the TV rights of the championship to the company B4 Production for three seasons, starting from the 2015–16 season. The latter obtains the exclusivity of these rights concerning the Gulf and Maghreb countries, while maintaining the rights of the Al-Kass Sports Channel for the 2015–16 season and without questioning the rights of the El Watania 1, El Watania 2 and Hannibal TV channels. to also broadcast the matches of the Championship and the Tunisian Cup. The federation does not indicate in its press release the amount of the transaction, specifying that the company B4 Production had presented the best financial offer.

The federation and national television seal on 6 October 2016 an agreement on television rights for three seasons. Under the agreement, worth 13 million dinars, or 4.5 million per season, national television will be able to broadcast live four matches of each day of the championship. This agreement concerns the 2016–17, 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons and makes national television the exclusive broadcaster in Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1matches and the only television authorized to film all the matches of the week.

Broadcasting rightsEdit

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

Qualification for African competitionsEdit

Association ranking for 2020–21 CAF competitionsEdit

Association ranking for 2020–21 CAF Champions League and 2020–21 CAF Confederation Cup will be based on results from each CAF tournament (Champions League and Confederation Cup) from 2016 to 2019–20.

Legend
  • CL: CAF Champions League
  • CC: CAF Confederation Cup
  •   Associations ranked 1–12 and eligible to enter two teams in each CAF tournament (Champions League and Confederation Cup)
Rank Association 2016
(× 1)
2017
(× 2)
2018
(× 3)
2018–19
(× 4)
2019–20
(× 5)
Total
2020 2019 Mvt CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC
1 2   +1   Morocco 4 4 6 3 5 7 5 7 8 8 190
2 3   +1   Egypt 7 0 7 0.5 5 3 4 5 11 6 167
3 1   –2   Tunisia 0 3 7 5 9 0 8 6 6 0 140
4 5   +1   DR Congo 0 5 1 5 3 4 5 0 4 1 83
5 4   –1   Algeria 0 4 4 2 5 2 5 1 3 1 81
6 6     South Africa 6 0 3 4.5 2 0 6 0 3 0.5 68.5
7 7     Zambia 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 2.5 1 2 43
8 9   +1   Nigeria 2 0 0 0.5 0 3 2 1 0 3 39
9 10   +1   Guinea 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 3 38
10 11   +1   Angola 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0.5 4 0 36

Current seasonEdit

2021–22 season articipating ClubsEdit

Locations of the 2021–22 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 Hammadi Agrebi 65,000
CA Bizertin Bizerte Stade 15 Octobre 20,000
CS Chebba Chebba Stade de Chebba 3,000
CS Hammam-Lif Hammam-Lif Stade Bou Kornine 15,000
CS Sfaxien Sfax Stade Taïeb Mhiri 22,000
ES Hammam-Sousse Hammam Sousse Stade Municipal Bou Ali-Lahouar 6,500
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 Hammadi Agrebi 65,000
ES Zarzis Zarzis Stade Jlidi 7,000
Olympique Béja Béja Boujemaa Kmiti Stadium 10,000
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

ChampionsEdit

By clubEdit

Rank Club Winners Seasons
1 Espérance Sportive de Tunis       31 1941–42, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1969–70, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
2 Club Africain   13 1946–47, 1947–48, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1995–96, 2007–08, 2014–15
3 Étoile Sportive du Sahel   10 1949–50, 1957–58, 1962–63, 1965–66, 1971–72, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1996–97, 2006–07, 2015–16
5 Racing Club de Tunis 9 1907, 1908–09, 1909–10, 1910–11, 1913–14, 1919–20, 1920–21, 1921–22, 1924–25
4 Club Sportif Sfaxien 8 1968–69, 1970–71, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1994–95, 2004–05, 2012–13
6 Club Sportif de Hammam-Lif 4 1950–51, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56
Stade Tunisien 4 1956–57, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1964–65
CA Bizertin 4 1944–45, 1945–46, 1948–49, 1983–84
Italia de Tunis 4 1931–32, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1936–37
10 Sfax Railways Sports 3 1933–34, 1952–53, 1967–68
US Tunisienne 3 1929–30, 1930–31, 1932–33
Stade Gaulois de Tunis 3 1922–23, 1923–24, 1926–27
13 Sporting de Ferryville 2 1911–12, 1912–13
Sporting Club de Tunis 2 1925–26, 1927–28
15 JS Kairouan 1 1976–77
Savoia de la Goulette 1 1937–38
CS Gabésien 1 1938–39
Avant Garde de Tunis 1 1928–29

Number of Titles by RegionEdit

Region Winners Club(s)
Tunis 70 Espérance Sportive de Tunis (31), Club Africain (13), Racing Club de Tunis (9), Stade Tunisien (4), Italia de Tunis (4), US Tunisienne (3), Stade Gaulois de Tunis (3), Sporting de Tunis (2), Savoia de la Goulette (1), Avant Garde de Tunis (1).
Sfax 11 Club Sportif Sfaxien (8), Sfax Railways Sports (3)
Sousse 10 Étoile Sportive du Sahel (10)
Bizerte 6 CA Bizertin (4) Sporting de Ferryville (2)
Ben Arous 4 CS Hammam-Lif (4)
Kairouan 1 JS Kairouan (1)
Gabès 1 CS Gabésien (1)
  • Teams in Italique are Defunct.

Performance comparison since 2010Edit

 
Espérance Sportive de Tunis, the most successful team in the competition.

Performance comparison of top teams since 2010.

Teams 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21
Espérance de Tunis 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 1
Étoile du Sahel 3 2 4 3 3 2 1 2 3 2 4 2
Club Sportif Sfaxien 6 3 3 1 2 4 3 4 4 3 2 5
Club Africain 2 4 6 4 4 1 6 3 2 5 5 7
  League champions
  Champions League
  Confederation Cup

Records and statisticsEdit

Most titled playersEdit

Player Titles Club Winning Years
  Khalil Chemmam 11 ES Tunis 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
  Chokri El Ouaer 10 ES Tunis 1987–88, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02
  Tarek Thabet ES Tunis 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04
  Moez Ben Cherifia 9 ES Tunis 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
  Sameh Derbali 7 ES Tunis 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
  Nabil Maâloul ES Tunis, Club Africain 1975–76, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96
  Khaled Badra ES Tunis 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2008–09
  Khaled Ben Yahia ES Tunis 1981–82, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94
  Moïne Chaâbani 6 ES Tunis 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06
  Ali Zitouni ES Tunis 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04
  Sirajeddine Chihi ES Tunis 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01
  Taoufik Hicheri ES Tunis 1984–85, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1997–98, 1998–99
  Radhi Jaïdi ES Tunis 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03
  Tarak Dhiab ES Tunis 1974–75, 1975–76, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1988–89
  Walid Azaiez 5 ES Tunis 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03
  Sadok Sassi Club Africain 1963–64, 1966–67, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1978–79
  Mejdi Traoui ES Sahel, ES Tunis 2006–07, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14
  Wassim Naouara ES Tunis 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14
  Mohamed Ben Mansour ES Tunis 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14

Most titled ManagersEdit

Faouzi Benzarti has won the tournament on a record nine occasions with Espérance Sportive de Tunis, Étoile Sportive du Sahel and Club Africain Youssef Zouaoui have won the title on five occasions

Name Titles Club(s) Winning Years
  Faouzi Benzarti 9 ES Tunis, ES Sahel, Club Africain 1986–87, 1989–90, 1993–94, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2015–16, 2016–17
  Youssef Zouaoui 5 CA Bizertin, ES Tunis 1983–84, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01
  Habib Draoua 3 Stade Tunisien, ES Tunis 1956–57, 1959–60, 1960–61
  Ahmed Dhib ES Tunis, ES Sahel 1974–75, 1975–76, 1981–82
  Moïne Chaâbani ES Tunis 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
  Michel Decastel 2 ES Tunis, CS Sfaxien 2001–02, 2004–05
  Ruud Krol CS Sfaxien, ES Tunis 2012–13, 2013–14
  Khaled Ben Yahia ES Tunis 2005–06, 2017–18
  Nabil Maâloul ES Tunis 2010–11, 2011–12

League participationEdit

 
CS Sfaxien, participated in all seasons since independence.

As of 2020, 53 clubs have participated. Note: The tallies since independence in 1956 until the end of the 2019–20 season.[2]

Top scorersEdit

 
Ali Maâloul is the top scorer in the 2015–16 season with 16 goals with CS Sfaxien.
 
Haythem Jouini is the top scorer in the 2012–13 season with 8 goals with Espérance Sportive de Tunis.

The day after Tunisia's independence in 1956, the newspaper Le Petit Matin took charge of establishing the classification of the top scorer in the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

The newspaper Al Amal took over in 1961 then it was L'Action Tunisienne which formalized the classification and endowed it with a price from 1967, in parallel with the weekly Le Sport. Then, with the development of the media and the coverage of Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 matches, this ranking becomes more known.[3]

All-time top scorersEdit

Rank Players Goals Clubs
1   Ezzedine Chakroun 116 Sfax Railways Sports
2   Hédi Bayari 110 Club Africain
3   Tarak Dhiab 107 Espérance Sportive de Tunis
4   Habib Mougou 99 Étoile Sportive du Sahel
5   Mohamed Salah Jedidi 98 Club Africain
6   Adel Sellimi 90 Club Africain
7   Abdelkader Ben Hassen 89 CO Transports (44), Espérance Sportive de Tunis (12), CA Bizertin (33)
8   Abdelmajid Tlemçani 88 Espérance Sportive de Tunis
9   Abdelhamid Hergal 85 Stade Tunisien
10   Nabil Bechaouch 82 Olympique Béja (71), Stade Tunisien (8), CS Sfaxien (3)
11   Moncef Khouini 81 Club Africain
  Sami Touati 81 Club Africain (80), Stade Tunisien (1)
12   Mongi Dalhoum 80 CS Sfaxien
13   Abderraouf Ben Aziza 79 Étoile Sportive du Sahel (70), CS Hammam-Lif (9)
14   Faouzi Rouissi 78 Club Africain
  Noureddine Diwa 78 Stade Tunisien (75), Espérance Sportive de Tunis (3)
  Abdesselem Chemam 78 AS Marsa
15   Mohamed Akid 77 CS Sfaxien
16   Hamadi Agrebi 75 CS Sfaxien
  Mohieddine Habita 75 CO Transports
17   Saâd Karmous 74 CS Hammam-Lif (72), US Tunis (2)
18   Moncef Chérif 71 Stade Tunisien
  Moncef Ouada 71 JS Kairouan
19   Jameleddine Limam 70 Stade Tunisien (49), Club Africain (21)

Top scorers by seasonEdit

This is the list of top scorers by season.[4]

  Boubaker Haddad (CAB) (28)
  • 1958–59 :   Abdelmajid Tlemçani (EST) (32)
  • 1959–60 :   Abdelmajid Tlemçani (EST) (22)
  • 1960–61 :   Ammar Merrichkou (ASM) (18)
  • 1961–62 :   Chedly Laaouini (EST) (16)
  • 1962–63 :   Mokhtar Chelbi (ASM) (16)
  • 1963–64 :   Mongi Dalhoum (CSS) (15)
  • 1964–65 :   Mohamed Salah Jedidi (CA) (17)
  • 1965–66 :   Mongi Dalhoum (CSS) (18)
  • 1966–67 :   Abdelwahab Lahmar (ST) (14)
  • 1967–68 :   Kamel Henia (CSHL) (10)
  • 1968–69 :   Mohamed Salah Jedidi (CA) (17)
  • 1969–70 :   Othman Jenayah (ESS) (15)
  • 1970–71 :   Abdesselam Adhouma (ESS) (17)
  • 1971–72 :   Moncef Khouini (CA) (12)
  • 1972–73 :   Ezzedine Chakroun (SRS) (23)
  • 1973–74 :   Abdesselam Adhouma (ESS) (16)
  • 1974–75 :   Zoubeir Ghenia (EST) (24)
  • 1975–76 :   Raouf Ben Aziza (ESS) (20)
  • 1976–77 :   Moncef Ouada (JSK) (16)
  • 1977–78 :   Raouf Ben Aziza (ESS) (20)
  • 1978–79 :   Mahmoud Tebourski (OK) (13)
  • 1979–80 :   Hédi Bayari (CA) (14)
  • 1980–81 :   Habib Gasmi (CA) (16)
  Amor Ben Tahar (OCK) (14)
  Kenneth Malitoli (EST) (18)
  Ziad Tlemçani (EST) (15)
  Haikel Gmamdia (CSS)
  Tenema N'Diaye (CSS) (9)
  Lassaad Jaziri (USBG (10)
  Firas Chaouat (CSS) (10)

All-time table (1956–2020)Edit

General classificationEdit

The classification of the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 table all seasons combined is a classification which aims to determine which team in the history of the Tunisian football championship has had the most success, not by the number of titles but by the number of points.

This ranking combines all the points and goals of each team that has played in the Tunisian championship since independence in 1956 until the end of the 2019–20 season.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16]

Rank Club Seasons Pld Wins Draws Loses Points
1 Espérance Sportive de Tunis 64 1630 926 449 255 3227
2 Étoile Sportive du Sahel 63 1590 831 454 305 2947
3 Club Africain 65 1636 805 515 316 2924
4 CS Sfaxien 65 1636 681 524 431 2567
5 Stade Tunisien 64 1606 601 493 512 2293
6 CA Bizertin 63 1586 590 512 538 2109
7 CS Hammam Lif 57 1462 437 445 590 1756
8 AS Marsa 53 1362 434 431 497 1733
9 US Monastir 45 1130 294 402 434 1284
10 JS Kairouan 34 1014 310 310 394 1249
11 Sfax railway sport 34 854 257 287 310 1058
12 CO Transports 28 708 205 226 277 841
13 Olympique Béja 29 690 190 216 284 792
14 ES Zarzis 22 560 136 180 244 588
15 Stade Gabèsien 15 384 90 111 183 378
16 EGS Gafsa 12 316 82 104 130 350
17 Océano Club de Kerkennah 13 338 73 113 152 332
18 Olympique du Kef 13 327 72 91 164 307
19 Stade Soussien 12 282 74 80 128 302
20 US Tunis 10 236 75 69 92 294
21 El Makarem de Mahdia 9 222 48 75 99 219
22 CS Cheminots 9 228 47 71 110 212
23 AS Gabès 9 218 45 60 113 195
24 AS Kasserine 7 186 46 49 91 187
25 ES Métlaoui 5 130 45 34 53 169
26 US Ben Guerdane 5 130 39 39 54 156
27 US Maghrébine 7 172 37 44 91 155
28 Stade Sportif Sfaxien 7 182 33 48 101 147
29 ES Hammam-Sousse 5 148 31 51 66 144
30 Stade Africain Menzel Bourguiba 5 124 35 22 67 127
31 JS Metouia 4 100 26 36 38 114
32 Stade populaire 4 98 26 29 43 107
33 ES Beni-Khalled 5 132 21 34 77 97
34 CO Médenine 4 76 20 26 60 84
35 US Tataouine 4 80 17 32 31 83
36 EO La Goulette et Kram 3 78 17 28 33 79
37 El Ahly Mateur 4 88 19 15 54 72
38 Jendouba Sport 3 78 14 30 34 72
39 Patrie Football Club bizertin 3 72 14 14 44 56
40 AS Djerba 3 74 14 12 48 54
41 EO Sidi Bouzid 2 58 14 6 38 48
42 AS Oued Ellil 2 52 12 11 29 47
43 AS Megrine 2 52 9 16 27 43
44 Grombalia Sports 2 56 8 14 34 38
45 CS Chebba 2 26 7 9 10 30
46 LPS Tozeur 1 30 6 11 13 29
47 AS Soliman 2 26 8 4 14 28
48 Patriote de Sousse 2 48 4 11 33 23
49 CS Menzel Bouzelfa 1 26 3 13 10 22
50 STIA Sousse 1 26 5 7 14 22
51 AS Ariana 1 26 5 6 15 21
52 CS Korba 1 26 3 6 17 15
53 FC Jerissa 1 24 3 5 16 14
54 AS Rejiche 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1
Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 2
Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 3
Tunisian Ligue Amateur 4
Excluded teams
Defunct teams


African and international competitionsEdit

Best finish in African and international competitions by clubEdit

Tunisian teams are among the best African teams with a total of 24 titles. 12 Tunisian team in total played in African competitions. Étoile Sportive du Sahel is the Tunisian club that has won the most African Cups with 9 titles, followed by Espérance Sportive de Tunis with 8 titles.

Tunisian clubs also have a share in the FIFA Club World Cup with four participations, three for Espérance in 2011, 2018 and 2019 thanks to the African Champions League title in 2011, 2018 and 2018–19 and the only participation of Etoile du Sahel in 2007, which was then ranked fourth as the best result for Tunisian teams in the FIFA Club World Cup.

 
Espérance Sportive de Tunis, CAF Champions League Champions in 2018.

In the CAF Champions League, Tunisian clubs occupy a huge position in the competition. Espérance Sportive de Tunis has the most Tunisian clubs participating in the competition with 25 times. It reached the final 8 times and was crowned four times in 1994, 2011, 2018 and 2018–19. As for the Étoile Sportive du Sahel, he participated 13 times and reached the final 3 times and was crowned once in 2007, and finally Club Africain participated 10 times and crowned it in its first final in 1991, and CS Sfaxien was satisfied with second place in 2006 with four participations.

In the CAF Confederation Cup, Tunisian clubs are the most crowned champions in the history of this competition with 5 championships. CS Sfaxien is the most crowned team with three titles in 2007, 2008 and 2013, followed by Étoile Sportive du Sahel with two titles crowned in 2006 and 2015.

But misfortune always follows the Tunisian teams in the CAF Super Cup, as they participated 13 times and were crowned only 3 times. Etoile du Sahel won it in 1998 and 2008 and was satisfied with the runner-up in 2004, 2007 and 2016. As for Espérance Sportive de Tunis, it participated 5 times and won it once in 1995, and was satisfied with the runner-up in 1999, 2012, 2019 and 2020. As for CS Sfaxien, it participated three times in 2007, 2008 and 2014, one of which was against Etoile du Sahel du Sahel in 2008.

Club CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup CAF Super Cup CAF Cup African Cup Winners' Cup Afro-Asian Club Championship FIFA Club World Cup
ES Sahel Winner
2007
Winner (2)
2006, 2015
Winner (2)
1998, 2008
Winner (2)
1995, 1999
Winner (2)
1997, 2003
Fourh place
2007
ES Tunis Winner (4)
1994, 2011, 2018, 2018–19
Group stage
2015
Winner
1995
Winner
1997
Winner
1998
Winner
1995
Fifth place
2018, 2019
CS Sfaxien Runners-up
2006
Winner (3)
2007, 2008, 2013
Runners-up (3)
2007, 2008, 2014
Winner
1998
Club Africain Winner
1991
Runners-up
2011
Semi-finalist
2003
Runners-up (2)
1990, 1999
Winner
1992
CA Bizertin Semi-finalist
2013
Semi-finalist
1992
Winner
1988
CS Hammam-Lif Semi-finalist
1986
Olympique Béja First Round
2011
Quarter-finals
1994
AS Marsa Group stage
2005
Quarter-finals
1995
Stade Tunisien Round 32
2004
Quarter-finals
1993
JS Kairouan Round 32
2005
Quarter-finals
1994
Stade Gabèsien Third Round
2016
ES Zarzis First Round
2006
US Ben Guerdane First Round
2019–20
US Monastir Third Round
2020–21

Best finish in Arab competitions by clubEdit

Tunisian clubs are the second most titled Arab clubs with 11 championships (after Saudi clubs who won 12 championships). Espérance Sportive de Tunis is the most titled Tunisian club in the Arab championships with 4 championships, followed by Club Sportif Sfaxien and Stade Tunisien with two championships each.

Tunisian teams won the most prestigious Arab championships, Arab Club Champions Cup 7 times, 3 of which were for the Tunisian Espérance Sportive de Tunis, which has the record for the number of trophies in 1993, 2008–09 and 2017, two championships for the CS Sfaxien in the 2000 and 2003–04 editions, and one championship for Étoile Sportive du Sahel in 2018–19 and the same for Club Africain in 1997. As for the runners-up, the Tunisian teams took second place five times, twice for Espérance Sportive de Tunis in 1986 and 1995, twice also for Club Africain in 1988 and 2002, and Club Sportif Sfaxien in 2004–05.

Tunisian clubs have won the Arab Cup Winners' Cup three times. Stade Tunisien is the most titled Tunisian club in the championship with 2 titles in 1989 and 2001, followed by Club Africain, which won the championship only once in 1995. As for Étoile Sportive du Sahel, it was satisfied with the runner-up position in 1995 in the match that brought it together with Club Africain.

Club Arab Club Champions Cup Arab Cup Winners' Cup Arab Super Cup
ES Tunis Winner (3)
1993, 2008–09, 2017
Winner
1996
CS Sfaxien Winner (2)
2000, 2003–04
Fourh place
2001
Club Africain Winner
1997
Winner
1995
Runners-up
1998
Stade Tunisien Fourh place
2002
Winner (2)
1989, 2001
ES Sahel Winner
2018–19
Runners-up
1995
CA Bizertin Semi-finalist
1994
AS Marsa Semi-finalist (2)
1992, 1994
Olympique Béja Group stage
1999
US Monastir Quarter-finals
2008–09

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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