Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie (in Kabyle: Ilemẓiyen inaddalen n leqbayel, in Arabic: الشبيبة الرياضية للقبائل) known as JS Kabylie or JSK, is an Algerian football club based in Tizi Ouzou. The club is named after the cultural, natural and historical region that is home to the Berber-speaking Kabyle (the letters ⵊ ⵙ ⴽ on the badge are Berber for JSK). The club was founded in 1946 and its colours are green and yellow. Their home stadium, Stade du 1er Novembre 1954, has a capacity of 21,240 spectators. The club is currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1. To date, it is the most successful football club in Algeria.
|Full name||Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie|
The Lions of Djurdjura
|Founded||2 August 1946; |
74 years ago
as Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie
|Ground||Stade du 1er Novembre 1954|
|League||Ligue Professionnelle 1|
|2020–21||Ligue Professionnelle 1, 4th|
JS Kabylie has won the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 title 14 times, the Algerian Cup 5 times and the Algerian Super Cup once.The club has also won a number of African titles, including the CAF Champions League twice, the African Cup Winners' Cup once and the CAF Cup three time.
On 2 August 1946 the club was officially founded with the name Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie, and began competing in the Third Division League Football Association of Algiers. They played their first official match on 13 October 1946 in the Seven Division.
In 1947–48 the club won the championship group, finishing first in their pool and therefore were promoted to the first division. The first season in the 1st division of Algiers ended with a second-place finish.
The idea of an african super cup was introduced at the "Coupe de la Fraternité" in Abidjan. In 1982, the Jeunesse sportive de Kabylie, winner of the African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1981 won this trophy by winning against the winner of the African Cup of Cup Winners, Union Douala, by a penalty shoot-out (4–3) after the score of 1–1. But, this cup was officially born only from 1993 under the name of CAF Super cup.
In 2000, 2001 and 2002 they won the CAF Cup three times in the row.
In 2004 and 2006 they won the league title.
In 2010–2011, they won the Algerian Cup.
- Winner (1): 1995
- Runner-up : 2021
- Runner-up : 1996
African Cups & tournamentsEdit
- Winner (1): 1982
- Fraternity Tournament (Ivory Cost)
- Winner (1): 1982
- Tripartite tournament of Dakar (Senegal)
- Winner (1): 1985
- Match of Champions (Algiers)
- Winner (1) : 1973
- Maghreb Champions club
- Runner-up : 1974
Players with most appearances in officials competitionsEdit
|Players[A 1]||Years||League||Cup||Africa[A 2]||Others[A 3]||Total|
|Mohand Chérif Hannachi||1969–1983||+300||4||4||+300|
Players with most goals in officials competitionsEdit
|Players[A 1]||Years||League||Cup||Africa[A 4]||Others[A 5]||Total|
|Tarek Hadj Adlane||1991–1996||70||10||9||5||94|
|Mourad Aït Tahar||1987–1994
Players with most titles in officials competitionsEdit
|Players[A 1]||Years||League||Cup||Africa[A 6]||Others[A 7]||Total|
Most of the team players are Algerians, as the Algerian teams are limited to two foreign players. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player.
Current technical staffEdit
|Head coach||Denis Lavagne|
|Assistant coach||Abdelouahab Tizarouine|
|Goalkeeping coach||Omar Hamenad|
|Fitness coach||Rodolphe Duvernet|
Below are the notable former players who have represented JS Kabylie in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1946. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 100 official matches for the club or represented the national team for which the player is eligible during his stint with JS Kabylie or following his departure.
For a complete list of JS Kabylie players, see Category:JS Kabylie players
- The names in bold means players in activities.
- Include games played in CAF competitions.
- Include games played in Maghreb Cup, Arab Cup, League Cup, Algerian Supercup and FIFA Club World Cup.
- Include goals in CAF competitions.
- Include goals in Maghreb Cup, Arab Cup, League Cup, Algerian Supercup and FIFA Club World Cup.
- Include titles win in CAF competitions.
- Include titles win in Maghreb Cup, Arab Cup, League Cup, Algerian Supercup and FIFA Club World Cup.
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