Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1

association football league

The CLP-1 or Championnat de la Ligue Professionnelle 1 (Arabic: الرابطة المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم‎) is the top division of the Tunisian Football Federation. It was created in 1921.

Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1
الرابطة التونسية المحترفة الأولى لكرة القدم
Founded9 June 1907 (113 years)[1]
1994 with current format
Country Tunisia
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Number of teams14
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toLigue Professionnelle 2
Domestic cup(s)Tunisian Cup
International cup(s)CAF Champions League
CAF Confederation Cup
Current championsEspérance de Tunis
(30th title)
(2019–20)
Most championshipsEspérance de Tunis
(30 titles)
TV partnersEl Watania 1
El Watania 2
Al-Kass Sports
Websiteftf.org.tn
2019–20 Ligue 1

HistoryEdit

The football championship of Tunisia, was first held in 1907 by the "Ligue Tunisienne de football" (Tunisian League of football – LTF) then the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF). The first edition opposed the three teams of "Racing club of Tunis", "Football club of Bizerte" and "Sporting of Ferryville", and the two school teams of the "Carnot College of Tunis" and the "Sadiki College". It became official with the creation of the LTF in 1921 and its affiliation with the French federation of football. Until 1939, the title of champion was attributed as a result of dams between the regional champions. But from 1946 to 1947, a championship of "excellence" (national division) was created and competes nationally. In 1944–1945, 1945–1946 and 1952–1953, the championship was not disputed and was replaced by a criterium (a kind of tournament pools where participation is voluntary). The current big clubs are created during this period: "Esperance Sportive de Tunis" (1919), "Club African" (1920), "Etoile Sportive du Sahel" (1925), "Club Athletic Bizertin" and "Club Sportif Sfaxien" (1928).

Media coverageEdit

El Watania 1 and El Watania 2 have the broadcast rights of the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 since independence. Qatari channels Al-Kass Sports have the rights of broadcasting 10 meetings per season, most of them derby matches, since the 2015–16 season.

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

Current members of the Ligue Professionnelle 1 (2019–20 season)Edit

Participating ClubsEdit

Locations of the 2019–20 Ligue 1 teams
Team Location Stadium Capacity
AS Soliman Soliman Stade municipal de Soliman 3,000
Club Africain Tunis Stade Olympique de Radès 60,000
CA Bizertin Bizerte Stade 15 Octobre 20,000
CS Chebbien Chebba Stade de Chebba 3,000
CS Hammam-Lif Hammam-Lif Stade Bou Kornine 8,000
CS Sfaxien Sfax Stade Taïeb Mhiri 22,000
Espérance de Tunis Tunis Stade Olympique de Radès 60,000
ES Métlaoui Métlaoui Stade Municipal de Métlaoui 5,000
Étoile du Sahel Sousse Stade Olympique de Sousse 25,000
JS Kairouan Kairouan Stade Ali Zouaoui 15,000
Stade Tunisien Le Bardo Stade Chedli Zouiten 20,000
US Ben Guerdane Ben Guerdane Stade du 7 Mars 10,000
US Monastir Monastir Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet 20,000
US Tataouine Tataouine Stade Nejib Khattab 5,000

Tunisia champions by seasonEdit

This is the list of the clubs that won the Tunisian League:[2]

Under the Rule of the USFSA (1909–21)Edit

Under the rule of LTF (1921–1955)Edit

After Independence (1956–present)Edit

PerformancesEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Teams in Bold compete in 2019–20 Ligue 1.

Rk Club Winners Seasons
1
Espérance Sportive de Tunis      
30
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, 1999–2000, 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
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
4
Club Sportif Sfaxien  
8
1968–69, 1970–71, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1994–95, 2004–05, 2012–13
5
Racing Club de Tunis  
7
1909–10, 1910–11, 1913–14, 1919–20, 1920–21, 1921–22, 1924–25
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 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

Performance by cityEdit

City Winners Club(s)
Tunis
66
Espérance Sportive de Tunis (30), Club Africain (13), Racing Club de Tunis (7), Italia de Tunis (4) , stade Tunisien (4), US Tunisienne (3), Stade Gaulois de Tunis (3), Sporting de Tunis (2), Avant Garde de Tunis (1).
Sfax
11
Club Sportif Sfaxien (8), Sfax Railways Sports (3)
Sousse
10
Étoile Sportive du Sahel (10)
Hammam-Lif
4
CS Hammam-Lif (4)
Bizerte
4
CA Bizertin (4)
Bardo
4
Stade Tunisien (4)
Menzel Bourguiba
2
Sporting de Ferryville (2)
Kairouan
1
JS Kairouan (1)
Gabès
1
CS Gabésien (1)
La Goulette
1
Savoia de la Goulette (1)

Top scorersEdit

This is the list of top scorers by season.[3]

&   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)

&   Amor Ben Tahar (OCK) (14)
&   Kenneth Malitoli (EST) (18)
&   Ziad Tlemçani (EST) (15)

&   Haikel Gmamdia (CSS)
&   Tenema N'Diaye (CSS) (9)
  Alaeddine Marzouki (CSS)
  Zied Ounelli (CAB)
  Lassaad Jaziri (USBG) (9)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tunisia 1907". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  2. "Tunisia – List of Champions". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  3. "Tunisia – List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018.

Other websitesEdit