Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1

Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1
الرابطة الجزائرية المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم
Country  Algeria
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Founded 21 October 1962 officially
24 September 2010 with current format
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Ligue Professionnelle 2
Domestic cup(s) Algerian Cup
Algerian Super Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current champions USM Alger (7th title)
Most championships JS Kabylie (14 titles ~ overall)
ES Setif (3 titles ~ current format)
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2016–17 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1

The Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 (Arabic: الرابطة الجزائرية المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم); known as Championnat National de Première Division or Ligue 1 for short, and formerly known as the Championnat National 1, is the Algerian professional league for association football clubs. It is the country's primary football competition and serves as the top division of the Algerian football league system. Ligue 1 is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the other being Ligue Professionnelle 2. The league is contested by 16 clubs, and it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Ligue 2. In 2009 it was known as Championnat d'Algérie D1 Nedjma and from 2010 to 2014, it was known as Ligue Professionnelle 1 Nedjma as it is sponsored by Kuwaiti telecommunications company Nedjma. From 2014, the league is officially known as Ligue Professionnelle 1 Mobilis as it is sponsored by Algerian telecommunications company Mobilis.[1]

The league was created in 1962, when Algeria became an independent nation. Until 1950, only regional leagues (Algiers, Constantine, Oran) were contested. Some 'national' playoffs were played in the first decade of the 20th century, first in 1904. Between 1920 and 1956 the winners played off for the North African Championship, together with league winners from Morocco and Tunisia.

Between 1957 and 1962 a North African Championship without participation from Morocco and Tunisia (who had gained independence) was organised as "Algerian championship".

On August 21, 2010, the FAF announced that the name of the league would change to Ligue Professionnelle 1 to reflect the professionalization of the league.[2]


Algerian football origins 1897-1962

The history of football in Algeria is closely linked to the French football. When football appeared in France in the year 1872, it appeared in its turn naturally around 1894 in North Africa, a region of the world subject to French authority. As a result, football was progressively developed in the French Algeria for more than half a century with the creation of a large number of clubs but also organizations that governed its practice in departmental and inter-regional competitions. Then it came to an end in the year 1962, when Algeria became the last territory in North Africa to abandon French rule and thus saw the end of colonial French football.

The Division Honneur 1963-1964, Second edition of the championship

The championship is once again modified during the season 1963-1964. After a very complex competition season regional tournaments organized on a system comprising several groups, with some cases a regional final and a final tournament designating the first champion of Algeria; Algerian football leaders managed to reach a certain elite. Most teams that participated in the competition last season are grouped into three regional divisions. The championship then took the name of ephemeral DH, the "Honor Division". Unlike the previous season, instead of many individual groups composed three regions or regional football leagues, only one group per region was implemented.

Team of the USM Annaba (now Hamra Annaba, winner of Second championship football in Algeria The 1963-1964 season.

Following these regional championships, for the Western region or West Division Honneur, the ASM Oran was crowned regional champion after a final victory two goals to one against his rival of Oran on MC Oran and qualified for the national tournament with striker Abdelkader Reguig surnamed Pons. For the Central Region or Division Honneur Center, the NA Hussein Dey cap on the pole on the final day its direct rival, the CR Belcourt thanks to their goalkeeper Amirat, Senior contributor to the qualification of its team in the national tournament, annihilating attempts playmaker chabibiste Hacène Lalmas. As for the East region or Eastern Division Honneur is even the USM Annaba former USM Bone winner of the group I qualified for the second consecutive year the final tournament with his player coach Mohamed Boufermès. She beats the departmental final MSP Batna winner of Group II.

This time the three were regional champions met in Constantine to determine who will win the second title. As the edition takes place in this city, it was decided that the fourth team to accompany the three champions, the dolphin would be the Honorary Division of the League of Constantine, the MSP Batna. After the competition, the USM Annaba winner in the semifinals of the ASM Oran), will be needed in the final against NA Hussein Dey (winner of him MSP Batna), a score of one goal to nil. This is to date the first and only league title usmistes of Annaba.

National Division One or Division One, the national elite.

After two competitive seasons in the form of regional tournaments with a final national tournament, the Algerian Football Federation reorganized once again the championship. This time she opted during the season 1964-1965 to create a national championship to direct confrontation between the sixteen best teams of the three regional leagues of Algerian football. For this, she referred the results of last season including the first five of each of the regional leagues and more regional champion of the season.

So we had for the Western region or League Oranie the first five teams (the ASM Oran the MC Oran, the ES Mostaganem the MC Saida and JSM Tiaret) to the center of Algiers region or League again the first five teams (the CR Belouizdad the NA Hussein Dey, the USM Blida the MC Algiers and USM Alger and the Eastern region or Constantine League champion last season the USM Annaba and the following five of the ranking of this region (the MSP Batna, the ES Guelma, the ES Sétif, the USM Setif and MO Constantine).

Domination CR Belouizdad (4 titles) - [1965–1971]

The footballer Hacène Lalmas that made the heyday of CR Belouizdad between 1962–1963 and 1972–1973 seasons.

The CR Belcourt (later CR Belouizdad) is a new club at this time, from the district of Belcourt to Algiers which will be renamed Belouizdad. This club was born from the merger of two former clubs from the same district, WRB (Widad Riadhi Belcourt) and the CAB (Club Athéltique Belcourt).

These two former clubs were known for playing football competitions in the French colonial era, for both affiliated to the FFFA (French Football Federation Association) and LAFA (League Algiers Football Association). In the sixties, this team has dominated the national football by winning no fewer than four titles between seasons 1964–1965 and 1970–1971. She realized the performance to make two doubles championships in seasons 1964–1965 - 1965–1966, then during the season 1968–1969 - 1969–1970. This team, led by Yahia Ahmed Saadi and then Arab Zitoun, was composed of the best players representing the backbone of the Algerian selection apart from those from the French colonial clubs such Hamiti of Racing Universitaire d'Alger or Djemaâ of Gallia Sport Algiers. This talented team was distinguished in all competitions in both Algeria at Maghreb (with the gain of three Maghreb Champions Cup consecutive winning). His two main rivals were the ES Sétif Salhi of brothers, who managed to grab the title of the season 1967–1968 and MC Oran who won his first trophy in the season 1970-1971, with the generation Fréha - Hadefi, having narrowly missed the season 1968–1969; and especially that of the season 1967–1968 (dolphin of the ES Sétif but ahead of the CR Belouizdad third in the ranking).

Rivalry: MC Alger (5 titles) - JS Kabylie (4 titles) - [1972–1980]

1969–1970 1 2 6 7
1970–71 6 7 3 1
1971–72 2 9 1 4
1972–73 12 1 3 9
1973–74 4 1 5 8
1974–75 6 7 1 3
1975–76 11 3 1 9
1976–77 2 1 5 4
1977–78 9 2 1 8
1978–79 7 2 1 3
1979–80 2 1 8 6
Top four
5 8 7 5
out of 11
This table incidates the results of
the 'Big Four' during the 1970s.

The seventies marked the takeover of MC Algiers, though not everything was simple. The club experienced its first relegation before that, partly due to serious events that occurred in the season 1964–1965 against the MC Oran. It took three years at the club to regain the first division and a good staff; but this absence was perhaps beneficial, with the winning five league titles Algeria. The team, managed by the duo of Khabatou Zouba and coaches, will succeed even to achieve the feat twice during championship seasons 1974–1975 and 1975–1976. However the most resounding achievement of this decade for this team occurred when the season 1975–1976. Indeed that season, the MC Algiers succeeds tripled Algeria Championship - Algerian Cup - African Cup of Champion Clubs', which is unique in the Algerian football.

Team MC Algiers who won the treble African Cup - Championship - Algerian Cup at the end of the season 1975–1976.

The dominance of this team of MC Algiers will still be contested by the JS Kabylie, which succeed in this decade to glean four league titles Algeria. This team which reached the generation of Mouloud Iboud, captain for nearly nine years, was nicknamed "steamroller" as she won victories. The club will also be the second after the CR Belouizdad and just before the MC Algiers to realize a double championship in seasons 1972–1973 and 1973–1974, and a double Algerian Cup - of Algerian Football Championship when the season 1976–1977. Unlike other teams in the championship, it will be one of the first formations to experiment, after the passage of the former Goalkeeper of the FLN football team, Abderrahmane Boubekeur, several foreign coaches. The team was managed by the French Jean Lemaître (season 1970–1971), Christian Banjou (midseason 1974–1975 and midseason 1975–1976), but also by the Yugoslav Jouan Cestic (season 1973-1974), Hungarian André Nagy (mid-season 1976–1977) and Romanians with the duo first Virgil Popescu and Petre Mândru (season 1972–1973 year of the first title), then Bazil Marian (during the season 1973–1974). The most famous of these early foreign coaches is probably the Polish Stefan Zywotko, which formed at the end of this decade a duet with Mahieddine Khalef that will last nearly twelve years.

During that decade, a sports reform was held by the 'Ministry of Youth and Sports precisely in the season 1975–1976, to give the elite clubs a good financial base in order to empower them to structure themselves in a professional manner (ASP Sports Association Performance '). The aim was therefore they have full autonomy management with the creation of their own training center. For that many clubs had to sacrifice their names and rename them after the main sponsor. It was thus possible to see in some clubs names letter Promoted oil of Sonatrach sponsor the MC Alger on MC Oran and ES Sétif, renamed MP Algiers, MP Oran and EP Setif. Similarly, the Sonelgaz, with the 'K' of Kahraba (gas), sponsorisa the JS Kabylie, which gave its name to JS Kabylie in Jamiat Sari ' Kawkabi or the USM Alger, famous USK Algiers. But also CNAN ( Compagnie National Algérienne de Navigation ) with the M of Milaha (browser) that sponsorisa the Nasr Hussein Dey Athletic became Milaha Athletic Hussein Dey and many other more. Although for some time it will have allowed these clubs to form themselves into genuine independent sports clubs with the example of Mouloudia of Algiers', which flew past and continues to dominate sports competitions in other disciplines as football , it will fail because the clubs gradually resume in the following years their original names and démarcheront themselves many sponsors at a time.

Hegemony JS Kabylie (6 titles) - [1981-1990]

The brilliant team of ES Setif Champion Algeria 1986–1987 African champion in 1988 with From Left to Right:
Stand Up : Serrar - Boulehdjilet - Osmani - Nabti - Zorgane - Bernaoui
Sitting Bendjabellah - Rahmani - Adjissa - Gharib - Adjass
Team Jeunesse Électronique de Tizi-Ouzou, the famous Dumbo JET in the season 1985-1986
From Left to Right:
Stand Up : Larbes - Adghigh - Amara - Heffaf - Sadmi - Belahcène
Sitting Bahbouh - Menad - Fergani - Abdeslam - Bouiche
The great team of MC Oran Champion Algeria 1987–88 African runner-up in 1989 with From Left to Right:
Stand Up : Benmimoun - Belatoui - Bott - Meziane - Belabbès - Drid
Sitting Mecheri - Sebbah - Belloumi - Foussi - Chérif El-Ouazzani

The eighties are a good year for the Algerian football, who knew two of his qualifications national team in World Cup but also several good results of its clubs internationally. Nationally, a club comes off the lot: the JS Kabylie (JSK), Jeunesse Électronique de Tizi-Ouzou (JET). One can call this decade hegemony of the JE Tizi-Ouzou, as this team, managed by the famous duo of coaches the Polish Stefan Zywotko and Mahieddine Khalef s Algerian dominant football of his time, both nationally and internationally, embodying the success of Algerian football.

She never ceased to break records, by raking in ten years no less than six titles of "Champion of Algeria," also gleaning in passing three cups of Algeria and winning two titles of champion of Africa, hence its nickname of "Jumbo Jet" characterizing the greatness of this team.

His hold on the championship as it was reached outside of these six titles, twice the second place in the season 1980–1981 and 1987–1988 and a third place in the season 1983–1984, nine times in ten years on the podium . The peculiarity of these titles is that they were won three times twice, ie by producing doubled in the league and therefore obtaining the status of "double champion" in seasons 1981–1982 - 1982–1983 and 1984–1985 - 1985–1986, and then 1988–1989 - 1989–1990. During his victories in that decade, the JE Tizi-Ouzou made two doubled African Cup - Algerian Championship during the season 1980-1981 and 1989–1990, and his second double Algerian Cup - Algerian Championship in the season 1985–1986. It is also during this season that the team realized a record total at year end ninety-eight points on the board, in thirty-eight games (in a championship consists of twenty teams).

This hegemony will still be slightly challenged by the MC Oran named MP Oran, who was at that time only rival figure of JE Tizi-Ouzou, removing his second championship when the season 1987–1988. With this title she will stand in the next season African Cup of Champions Clubs, losing the final against the Moroccan WA Casablanca. Besides this achievement of African weapons, Mouloudia Oran finish second in the championship three times in the season 1984–1985, 1986–1987 and 1989–1990.

Consecration of the beautiful can also emphasize GC Mascara, a pioneer of Algerian football club, one of the few to win a championship in the French colonial era (since affiliated with the Lofa Oran Football League Association'), who won the championship at the end of the season 1983–1984. Note also the performance of the RC Kouba, named at that time RS Kouba who finally won his first championship (the only one to date) in the season 1980–1981, after finishing second in the season 1966–1967 and 1974–1975. And finally the last team to win a championship in this decade apart from JE Tizi-Ouzou is the ES Sétif which then bore the name of EP Setif. She won her second championship during the season 1986–1987, which will allow him the following season to participate in the African Cup of Champions Clubs won the Nigerian side of the Iwuanyanwu National.

The era of MC Oran (2 titles) and other - [1991-1999]

Algerian football knows at this time the consecration of his national team with the gain of two major titles, the Africa Cup of Nations during 1990, organized its territory and Intercontinental Cup the following year, the late Afro-Asian Cup of Nations. Nationally no uncontested leadership emerges in this decade as was the case in previous decades to the CR Belouizdad on MC Algiers or JS Kabylie.

However if we were to hold a team that would be beyond dispute that the MC Oran. The "Hamroua" as they are nicknamed are the only ones in this decade to win the largest number of shares, or acquired in two seasons 1991–1992 and 1992–1993. This is the fourth club to achieve a championship doubled after CR Belouizdad, the JS Kabylie and MC Algiers.

This marks a clear difference between the other competitors at this time is in addition to its two league titles, the MC Oran finished in second place in the championship three consecutive times during the season 1994–1995, 1995–1996 and 1996–1997. Let's mention the great performance of this team competing in Arabic because it was involved in the defunct Arab Cup Winners' Cup. Indeed after his victory in the final of the Algerian Cup face the USM Blida after editing 1996, the MC Oran chooses to participate in the Arab competition she won two times consecutively in 1997 and 1998, and even win the Arab Super Cup the following year.

Apart from winning the championship regulars like JS Kabylie who distinguished himself during the season 1994-1995 by a third doubled African Cup - Championship with obtaining the African Cup Winners' Cup; of the USM Alger who finally won his second league title (expected for the season 1962–1963) the following year when the season 1995–1996 and the MC Algiers who won his sixth championship in the season 1994–1995; This decade marks a first achievement for several teams.

So the club Constantine on MO Constantine, also pioneer club championship of Algeria, who was one of the few during the French colonial era to win a championship (because affiliated with the LCFA the Constantine Football League Association '), and finally also won its first championship of Algeria during the season 1991–1992, after finishing second in the season 1971–1972 and 1973–1974 . His rival Constantine, the CS Constantine will do the same in the season 1996–1997. Note the strong performance of the US Chaouia, the second club of "Berber" ethnic group after the JS Kabylie that wins a championship, this is their first title. Finally the USM El Harrach, another Algerian club, which also finally won a championship when the season 1997–1998, after finishing second in the season 1983–1984 and 1991–1992. During this decade, reform MJS ( Ministry of Youth and Sports'), adopted at the season 1976–1977 is finally abandoned, leaving the clubs resume their previous names. Another important fact, the championship was reorganized into two groups of eight teams in the season 1997–1998, and then into two pools of fourteen participants in the season 1998–1999. This formula therefore included play off when the two leaders of these groups at the end of the competition fought for the title of champion of winning. The edition of 1998–1999 even knew extensions between MC Algiers and JS Kabylie which saw the Mouloudia a goal to win zero.

The years of alternation: CR Belouizdad (2 titles) USM Alger (3 titles), JS Kabylie (2 titles)

1999–2000 12 6 5 1
2000–01 2 3 7 1
2001–02 1 2 8 4
2002–03 1 4 7 5
2003–04 2 1 4 13
2004–05 1 2 11 13
2005–06 2 1 4 8
2006–07 4 2 1 10
2007–08 4 1 3 10
2008–09 6 2 1 4
2009–10 4 3 2 9
Top four
9 10 6 4
out of 11
This table incidates the results of
the 'Big Four' during the 2000s.

The championship has not experienced any real domination of a particular team over the two thousand years. However, there was a time when some teams alternately dominate each in turn. This is the case at the beginning of this decade CR Belouizdad who won championships. The league title eluded the club for nearly thirty years, since the season 1969–1970. The Algerian team of the district of Belouizdad so engrangea two more titles to his credit. They were earned during a doubled championship that is to say, consecutively, following the seasons 1999–2000 and 2000–2001. If at the beginning of this period we see the influence championship CR Belouizdad, another team was manifested at the end of this decade, it is the ES Sétif. This team will also win two championships in seasons acquired 2006–2007 and 2008–2009 each time to the detriment the JS Kabylie. His titles allow him to enrich his record, a title of "champion of Algeria" she had not won since the season 1986–1987, almost twenty-one years. We must also add that it was distinguished in international competition by also winning two Arab Champions League consecutively at Editions 2006–2007 and 2007–2008. Between these two teams or rather between these two periods, both teams stand out during this decade, it is the USM Alger and JS Kabylie. This team of USM Alger enjoyed a golden generation symbolized by one player Billel Dziri. This is the man in form this decade that allowed his teammates and his team to achieve so much achievement. The usmistes won the championship three times, including two consecutive seasons at 2001–2002 and 2002–2003 then 2004–2005. This is the fifth club to achieve a championship doubled after CR Belouizdad, the JS Kabylie on MC Algiers and MC Oran. If the team won three championships be warned it finishes in second place three times during the season also 2000–2001 (dolphin CR Belouizdad ), 2003–2004 and 2005-2006 (dolphin JS Kabylie). Note also gain three Algerian Cup, one of which he won in a dubbed Algerian Cup - Algerian Championship during the season 2002-2003.

With six titles in all competitions, it is clear that the USM Alger dominated much domestic football of his time. However, this rule will not be unchallenged because another team will also like to see better, it is the JS Kabylie. Like usmistes, canaries also won three championships in seasons 2003–2004, 2005–2006 and 2007–2008 and lacked a little cup double championship in the season 2003–2004 losing precisely the final of the Algerian Cup against the USM Alger. However apart from his three league titles, the JS Kabylie finish second in the championship four times in the season 2001–2002 (dolphin CR Belouizdad), 2004–2005 (dolphin of the USM Alger) 2006–2007 and 2008–2009 (dolphin of the ES Sétif). Added to this international performance, for three consecutive finals victories African Cup. Indeed at the beginning of this period, JS Kabylie concerned by the African competition as engaged in CAF Cup, forsook somewhat the championship to concentrate only on the African Cup. This will pay off because it will be needed when editing 1999–2000 face the Egyptians to the Ismaily SC. Then come two more accolades in the same competition at Editions 2000–2001 Tunisians face of the Étoile du Sahel and 2001–2002 face of Cameroonians Tonnerre Yaoundé.

With six titles acquired during that decade including three international, the JS Kabylie so vied to great effect opposite to the USM Alger. Note finally that at the end of the fifth decade of the championship in Algeria, the MC Algiers is back in the winners of this competition, winning his seventh league title, after eleven years of absence.

Domination ES Setif (5 titles) [2007-2015]

the champion of Algeria 2014-2015 with From Left to Right:
Stand Up : Mellouli - Ziaya - Ze ondo - Megateli - Demmou - Khedairia
Sitting Djahnit - Zerara - Younes - Lagraâ - Belameiri.

This period which reached two appearances of the national team in FIFA World Cup, with a historic qualification in the fourth round at the World Cup 2014, is also that of the return of the ES Sétif on the national and international level, with 5 titles in nine seasons, 9 podiums 9 possible (one second and three times third) and unprecedented participation in an Algerian club in FIFA Club World Cup, the ES Sétif is by far the best team in the league last Decenie Algeria, however before 2007, Althoughthe the club from the city of Setif was considered one of the best in Algeria, but with a track record that n 'showed that two consecrations in the league against 8 section of Algeria and united African bowls, the club was labeled "Cup team", the Sétif seemed to have a preference for cuts. Since 2007, the ES Sétif dominates the Algerian championship, the Cup team is therefore a distant memory, in fact, except for the JS Kabylie successful with 11 consecutive podiums 6 consecrations between 1976 and 1986, no other team has so dominated the competition, domination of the ES Sétif is all the more practical that the club won in addition to the five league titles Algerian two Algerian Cup with the cup double / championship 2011-2012 (the second in the club's history after that achieved in season 1967-1968), and two consecutive league titles with the title of the season 2012-2013 after that of 2011-2012, the team also shone on the regional, continental and even global by becoming the first Algerian club in history to reach world cup of clubs when editing 2014 after winning Champions League CAF 2014, the club went on winning the African Super Cup in 2015. the ES Sétif won a total of 14 titles in all competitions in just 9 years (a record).

Given the dominance of the ES Sétif no other club has been able to maintain the rivalry with Sétif for several seasons because each season brought her new batch of competitors who challenged the grip of the eagle Black highland on the championship, that's why the league has had 4 different winners in addition to ES Sétif in nine seasons, these two clubs played the relegation prompted systematically or three seasons or even a single season after their coronation, was the case of MC Alger sacred in 2010 and USM Alger in 2014, both narrowly saved the season from the JS Kabylie of its iconic president Mohand Cherif Hannachi who managed the coronation in 2008 fled from relegation to one day of the end of the season 2010-2011 That said, the most successful club in Algeria still managed three podiums in addition to his coronation at that time, the club ASO Chlef in holy 2011 and dolphin 2008 has meanwhile failed to maintain when the season 2014-2015, it is also the club where the JSM Bejaia Double vice champion in Algeria 2011 and 2012, which met the same fate in the season 2013-2014. The phenomenon is partly explained by the fact that the champion of Algeria and the runner are called the next season to represent Algeria in the African champions league, the competition that takes place mostly during the summer period, is very costly energy, time and money due to the nature of the African continent whose climate and long distances between the country and the lack of infrasructures sports and hotel in some black African countries, are not always the advantage of Algerian teams. the ES Sétif is the only team not affected by the phenomenon


The Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 Nedjma sponsorship logo From 2010 to 2014.

The Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 has been sponsored since 2009. The sponsor has been able to determine the league's sponsorship name. There have been two sponsors since the league's formation.

Media coverage

Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 Media Coverage
Country Television Channel Language Matches
 Algeria Algérie 3 Arabic 1 Match per round
 Algeria Tamazight TV Berber 2 Matches per round
 Algeria Canal Algérie French 1 Match per round
 Qatar beIN Sports Arabia Arabic 2 Matches per round
 Qatar Al-Kass Sports Channel Arabic 1 Match per round

Current members of the Ligue Professionnelle 1 (2014–15 season)

Participating Clubs

Club Location Position
First season in
top division
Number of seasons
in top division
Top division
Last top division title
ASM Oran Oran 3rd in Ligue 2 1964–65 30 0 n/a
ASO Chlef Chlef 6th 1976-77 22 1 2010/11
CR Belouizdad Algiers 13th 1964-65 49 6 2000/01
ES Setif Sétif 3rd 1964-65 40 6 2012/13
CS Constantine Constantine 10th 1970-71 17 1 1996/97
MC Alger Algiers 7th 1964-65 44 7 2009/10
MC El Eulma El Eulma 4th 2007-08 7 0 n/a
MC Oran Oran 12th 1964-65 49 4 1993/94
MO Bejaia Béjaïa 11th 2013-14 1 0 n/a
JS Kabylie Tizi Ouzou 2nd 1968-69 44 14 2007/08
JS Saoura Méridja 9th 2012-13 2 0 n/a
NA Hussein Dey Algiers 2nd in Ligue 2 1964-65 39 1 1966-67
RC Arbaâ Larbaâ 8th 2013-14 1 0 n/a
USM Alger Algiers 1st 1964-65 34 6 2013/14
USM Bel-Abbès Sidi Bel Abbès 1st in Ligue 2 1967-68 21 0 n/a
USM El Harrach Algiers 1st 1975/76 31 1 1997-98


The teams play a double round-robin. The Top 2 qualify to the CAF Champions League, the 3rd place qualifies to tho CAF Confederation Cup, alongside the Algerian Cup winner.



Teams in bold compete in the Ligue Professionnelle 1 as of 2015–16 season. In total, 15 clubs have won the Algerian championship, The record champions are JS Kabylie with 14 titles.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons
JS Kabylie
1972–73, 1973–74, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2007–08
USM Alger
1962–63, 1995–96, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2015–16
MC Alger
1971–72, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1998–99, 2009–10
ES Setif
1967–68, 1986–87, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
CR Belouizdad
1964–65, 1965–66, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1999–00, 2000–01
MC Oran
1970–71, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93
NA Hussein Dey
USM El Harrach
RC Kouba
MO Constantine
CS Constantine
ASO Chlef
Hamra Annaba
GC Mascara
US Chaouia

Members for 2016–17

Algiers teams


Locations of teams for the 2016–17 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1
Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Stadium Capacity
CA Batna Stade 1er Novembre 1954 20,000
CR Belouizdad Stade 20 Août 1955 15,000
CS Constantine Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui 35,000
DRB Tadjenanet Lahoua Smaïl Stadium 9,000
ES Sétif Stade 8 Mai 1945 25,000
JS Kabylie Stade 1er Novembre 1954
Stade Abdelkader Khalef
JS Saoura Stade 20 Août 1955 20,000
MC Alger Stade Omar Hamadi 17,000
MC Oran Stade Ahmed Zabana
Abdelkader Fréha Stadium
MO Béjaïa Stade de l'Unité Maghrébine 25,000
NA Hussein Dey Stade 20 Août 1955 15,000
Olympique de Médéa Stade Imam Lyes de Médéa 12,000
RC Relizane Stade Tahar Zoughari 30,000
USM Alger Stade Omar Hamadi 17,000
USM Bel-Abbès Stade 24 Fevrier 1956 45,000
USM El Harrach Stade 1er Novembre 1954 8,000



This table shows the ranking of the top scorers and players who played the most matches of Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 since 1999-2000.

Players with most appearances

R. Players Apps. Ref.
1 Algeria Karim Ghazi 356 [3]
2 Algeria Amar Ammour 330 [4]
3 Algeria Mohamed Ousserir 327 [5]
4 Algeria Farouk Belkaïd 320 [6]
5 Algeria Brahim Zafour 313 [7]
6 Algeria Anwar Boudjakdji 306 [8]
7 Algeria Aboubaker Rebih 306
8 Algeria Samir Zaoui 298 [9]
9 Algeria Antar Boucherit 294
10 Algeria Samir Zazou 291 [10]
10 Algeria Hocine Achiou 291 [11]

All-time top scorers

R. Players Goals Apps. Ref.
1 Algeria Mohamed Messaoud 167 257
2 Algeria Noureddine Daham 90 239 [12]
3 Algeria Issaad Bourahli 78 169 [13]
4 Algeria Hamid Berguiga 75 136
5 Algeria Hamza Boulemdaïs 72 220 [14]
6 Algeria Hadj Bouguèche 71 286 [15]
7 Algeria Nabil Hemani 70 205 [16]
8 Algeria Moustapha Djallit 66 228 [17]
9 Algeria Adel El Hadi 64 254 [18]
10 Algeria Ahmed Gasmi 63 191 [19]

Foreign players with most appearances

R. Players Apps. Ref.
1 Cameroon Gilles Ngomo 211 [20]
2 Mali Moussa Coulibaly 119 [21]
3 Republic of the Congo Wilfried Endzanga 118 [22]
4 Madagascar Ibrahim Amada 118 [23]
5 Madagascar Carolus Andriamatsinoro 107 [24]
6 Burkina Faso Jean-Michel Gnonka 105 [25]
7 Central African Republic Eudes Dagoulou 96 [26]
8 Mali Mintou Doucoure 96 [27]
9 Ivory Coast Madani Camara 91 [28]
10 Cameroon Francis Ambané 84 [29]


Record sales

R. Player From To Fee Year
1. Algeria Abdelmalek Ziaya ES Sétif Saudi Arabia Ittihad FC €2.400.000 2010
2. Algeria Mohamed Benyettou ES Sétif Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab $2.200.000 2015
3. Mali Cheick Oumar Dabo JS Kabylie France Le Havre €1.300.000 2007
4. Algeria El Arabi Hillel Soudani ASO Chlef Portugal Vitória Guimarães €800.000 2011
5. Mali Mamadou Diallo USM Alger France Nantes €700.000 2005
6. Cameroon Yannick N'Djeng JSM Béjaïa Tunisia Espérance €600.000 2011
7. Chad Ezechiel N'Douassel USM Blida Tunisia Club Africain €400.000 2011
8. Algeria Islam Slimani CR Belouizdad Portugal Sporting CP €300.000 2013
9. Cameroon Gilles Binya MC Oran Portugal Benfica €300.000 2007

Record signings

R. Player From To Fee Year
1. Algeria Kaddour Beldjilali Tunisia Étoile du Sahel USM Alger €400.000 2014

All-time table (1964-2016)

The all-time Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 table is a cumulative record of all match results, points and goals of every team that has played in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 since its inception in 1964. The table that follows is accurate as of the end of the 2015–16 season. Teams in bold are part of the 2016–17 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1. Numbers in bold are the record (highest either positive or negative) numbers in each column.

1MC Oran5141480586423471188015962842435
2CR Belouizdad5161482585432465182014833372469
3ES Sétif4871392576408408175114463052435
4JS Kabylie47141387645387355186011497112432
5MC Alger4771371541441389169413972972200
6NA Hussein Dey3911134420340374130111431581324
7USM Alger3671035425281329132010232971832
8USM El Harrach331990356211323992931621502
9ASM Oran3209542992783789671129-1621454
10WA Tlemcen280844297224323907921-141126
11RC Kouba28179226323029995094551341
12ASO Chlef241772273240259799760391155
13USM Blida25076825223628084283751008
14MO Constantine221614226146242705746-41944
15CA Batna220622200152270590772-182852
16USM Annaba21065222418624269464351833
17USM Bel-Abbès220642188193261600773-1731014
18CS Constantine191572187174211566647-65763
19AS Aïn M'lila170518178146194412516-104624
20ES Guelma170488153124211522692-170853
21JSM Béjaïa140414144126144427444-17567
22JS Bordj Ménaïel130418135135148417453-36520
23WA Boufarik140424118113163404518-114626
24CA Bordj Bou Arreridj130358125101166344461-127392
25GC Mascara12137812494160429523-94612
26Hamra Annaba11129710279116338342-4583
27JSM Tiaret1103349995140314414-100502
28ES Collo9029610388105269287-18486
29MC Saïda1103278793133330431-101459
30US Chaouia91250876499229282-53282
31USM Aïn Beïda802609959102261282-21378
32MC El Eulma702167661792472416 289
33RC Relizane60200637166221225-4246
34AS Khroub50156484959147188-39193
35DNC Alger60178446371185215-30329
36MSP Batna40126403353126150-24188
37JS Saoura4012045354013111615170
38USM Sétif40120342560130203-73213
39ES Mostaganem40100322543116148-32164
40MO Béjaïa30903328299881+17130
41WA Mostaganem3090292536104121-1791
42RC Arbaa309028194392122-30103
43OMR El Annasser30902629358999-10107
44JSM Skikda3086 24253774108-34125
45JS Djijel307421153870111-41131
46Paradou AC20601917246770-374
47SCM Oran20521517206187-2699
48USM Khenchela20601514315293-41104
49DRB Tadjenanet1030111093230243
50US Tébessa10268992535-1033
51SA Mohammadia102669112233-1127
52US Santé103056191850-3246
53CRB Aïn Fakroun103055201639-2320
54RCG Oran102646162242-2039
55US Biskra1030311161339-2620
56E Sour El Ghozlane102633201345-3212
57USMM Hadjout102619161444-3012
58Olympique de Médéa0000000000

League or status at 2016–17:

2016–17 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1
2016–17 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2
2016–17 Ligue Nationale du Football Amateur
2016–17 Inter-Régions Division
2016–17 Ligue Régional I
Clubs that no longer exist

Best finish in Africa by club

Club CAF Champions League & FIFA Club World Cup CAF Cup Winners' Cup CAF Cup CAF Super Cup CAF Confederation Cup Afro-Asian Club Championship
JS Kabylie Winner (2)
1981; 1990
Winner (3)
2000; 2001; 2002
Group Stage (2)
2008; 2011
ES Sétif Winner (2)
1988; 2014
Fifth place
Semi finals
MC Alger Winner
Second Round
First Round (3)
2007; 2008; 2015
USM Alger Runners-up
Semi finals
Play-off round
MC Oran Runners-up
Second round
2005; 2016
MO Béjaïa Second round
NA Hussein Dey Runners-up
Second Round of 16
CR Belouizdad Group Stage
Semi finals
Second Round of 16
ASO Chlef Group Stage
Second Round (2)
2007; 2015
MC El Eulma Group Stage
USM El Harrach Second Round
First Round
CS Constantine First Round
Second Round
2014; 2016
JSM Béjaïa Second Round
Second Round
MO Constantine Second Round
Second Round
Second Round
CR Béni Thour Second Round
US Chaouia Second Round
WA Tlemcen First Round (2)
1999; 2003
USM Aïn Beïda Quarter-Finals
DNC Alger Quarter-Finals
ASM Oran Quarter-Finals
GC Mascara Quarter-finals
RC Kouba Quarter-finals
JS Bordj Ménaïel Second Round
USM Bel-Abbès Second Round
ES Collo Second Round
RC Relizane First round

See also


External links

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