Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi

Full name Difaâ Hassani d'el-Jadida
Founded 1956
Ground Stade El Abdi
El Jadida, Morocco
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Morocco Mostapha Moundib
Manager Morocco Abderrahim Taleb
League Botola
2013–14 5th

Difaâ Hassani d'el-Jadida (DHJ) (Arabic: الدفاع الحسني الجديدي) is a Moroccan football club based in El Jadida. They play their home games at Stade El Abdi and are currently in the first division of Moroccan football.


The club was founded on 6 June 1956 after the fusion of two clubs; Difaâ d'Essafa/Derb Berkaoui and Hassania de la Médina/Souk El Kedim. The club's first president was Driss Admoun. The name of Difaa El Hassani was made with the intention to reflect the independence taking place in Morocco and the celebration of then Prince Moulay Hassan. It symbolized the nationalistic drive that Mazagan's People wanted to express as adherence to the new Morocco emerging from the recognition of the Sultanate of the Alaouite Dynasty, under the guidance of King Mohammed V and his Son the Crowned Prince Moulay Hassan. The name of Difaa that mean the Defense and was selected to express the new mindset of the Moroccan People which was the preservation and the defense of the Throne Alaouite incarnated by the King Sidi Mohammed V and the Crown Prince Moulay Hassan.

Honours President was given to the ex player and ex president Mr Abderrahmane Kamel .


Sport equipment

The historical kit of Difaa El Jadida


Second Place: 1975–76, 2008–09
Winners (1): 2013
Runner-up: 1977, 1985, 1986

Performance in CAF competitions

2010 – First Round
2011 – Second Round of 16
1986 – Quarter-finals

Current squad

As of 31 March 2014.

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

No. Position Player
2 Ivory Coast MF Sanga Topio Coulibaly
3 Morocco DF Chouaib El Maftoul
3 Gabon FW Johann Lengoualama
4 Morocco DF Abdelkader Kadi
4 Central African Republic DF Salif Kéïta
5 Morocco DF Youssef Aguerdoum
6 Morocco MF Ahmed Demyani
7 Morocco MF Samir Ait Bihi
8 Morocco MF Brahim Nakach
9 Morocco FW Ayoub Nanah
10 Morocco MF Jawad El Omari
11 Ivory Coast MF Lamine Diakité
13 Morocco DF Adil Sassa
15 Morocco DF Mohamed Hamami
No. Position Player
16 Morocco GK Ahmed Mohamadina
18 Senegal FW Mamadou Niang
21 Morocco DF Hicham Mahdoufi
22 Morocco MF Soufiane Gadoum
23 Morocco FW Mohamed Jawad
25 Morocco DF Anouar Jayid
26 Morocco MF Zakaria Hadraf
27 Morocco MF Bakr El Helali
28 Chad FW Leger Djime
42 Morocco MF Adil El Hassnaoui
44 Ivory Coast MF Bassiriki Ouattara
61 Morocco FW Walid Azaro
Egypt MF Nour El-Sayed
Sweden FW Junes Barny


Abdelhak Benchikha managed the Difaâ El Jadidi during the 2013–14 Botola.

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