Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi
|Full name||Difaâ Hassani d'el-Jadida|
Stade El Abdi|
El Jadida, Morocco
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 .
- Second Place: 1975–76, 2008–09
- Winners (1): 2013
- Runner-up: 1977, 1985, 1986
Performance in CAF competitions
- CAF Champions League: 1 appearance
- 2010 – First Round
- CAF Confederation Cup: 1 appearance
- 2011 – Second Round of 16
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 1 appearance
- 1986 – Quarter-finals
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.
- Jules Accorsi (1989–91), (1995–96)
- Jean-Christian Lang (2006–08)
- François Bracci (2008)
- Denis Lavagne (July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009)
- Jaouad Milani (March 12, 2011 – Jan 2, 2013)
- Hassan Moumen (Jan 4, 2013 – April 28, 2013)
- Abdelhak Benchikha (July 8, 2013 – May 29, 2014)
- Hassan Shehata (June 4, 2014–14)
- Tarek Mostafa (2014–15)
- Abderrahim Taleb (2016–)