2017–18 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1

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Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1
Season 2017–18
Dates 25 August 2017 – 19 May 2018
Champions CS Constantine
Relegated

USM El Harrach

USM Blida

US Biskra
Confederation Cup USM Bel Abbès
Matches played 240
Goals scored 527 (2.2 per match)
Top goalscorer Oussama Darfalou
(18 goals)
Biggest home win

MC Oran 5-0 US Biskra
(17 March 2018)

Paradou AC 5-0 O Médéa
(12 Mai 2018)
Biggest away win Paradou AC 1-5 MC Alger
(07 April 2018)
Highest scoring

USM Bel Abbès 2-5 MC Oran
(17 February 2018)

ES Sétif 5-2 USM Blida
(20 April 2018)
Longest winning run 6 matches
JS Saoura
Longest unbeaten run 22 matches
NA Hussein Dey
Longest winless run 15 matches
CR Belouizdad
Longest losing run 4 matches
USM Blida
CR Belouizdad
Paradou AC
All statistics correct as of 27 May 2018.

The 2017–18 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 will be the 54th season of the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 since its establishment in 1962. A total of 16 teams will contest the league.

Teams[edit]

Stadiums[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.

All Derby matches between CR Belouizdad, MC Alger, NA Hussein Dey, USM Alger, USM El Harrach and Paradou AC will be played on July 5, 1962 Stadium which seats 64,000 spectators.

Team Stadium Capacity
CR Belouizdad Stade 20 Août 1955 10,000
CS Constantine Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui 40,000
DRB Tadjenanet Lahoua Smaïl Stadium 9,000
ES Sétif Stade 8 Mai 1945 25,000
JS Kabylie Stade 1er Novembre 1954 15,000
JS Saoura Stade 20 Août 1955 20,000
MC Alger Stade 5 Juillet 1962 64,000
MC Oran Stade Ahmed Zabana 40,000
NA Hussein Dey Stade 20 Août 1955 10,000
Olympique de Médéa Stade Imam Lyes de Médéa 12,000
Paradou AC Stade Omar Hamadi 10,000
USM Alger Stade Omar Hamadi 10,000
USM Bel Abbès Stade 24 Fevrier 1956 45,000
USM El Harrach Stade 1er Novembre 1954 5,000
USM Blida Mustapha Tchaker Stadium 40,000
US Biskra El Alia Sports Complex 25,000

Personnel and kits[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Managerial changes during the 2017-18 campaign.

Pre-season[edit]

During the season[edit]

Foreign players[edit]

This season saw the cancellation of the law on the recruitment of foreign players.[1][2]

Club Player 1 Player 2
CR Belouizdad Mali Soumaila Sidibe
CS Constantine Burkina Faso Ousmane Sylla[3] Mali Moctar Cissé[4]
DRB Tadjenanet Mali Kodjo Dousse
ES Sétif Gabon Franck Obambou[5]
MC Alger Nigeria Barnabas Imenger[6] Madagascar Ibrahim Amada[7]
JS Kabylie Cameroon Steve Ekedi[8]
JS Saoura Cameroon Jean Jules Bapidi Libya Mohamed Al Ghanodi
Paradou AC Mali Mohamed Sangaré[9]
USM Alger Mali Soumaila Sidibe[10] Morocco Reda Hajhouj
NA Hussein Dey Tunisia Mehdi Ouertani
US Biskra Mauritania Boubacar Bagili
Republic of the Congo Ronel Kangou
Mauritania Abdellah Sy

Season statistics[edit]

Results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 CS Constantine (C, Q) 30 16 9 5 36 26 +10 57 Qualification for the 2018–19 Champions League
2 JS Saoura (Q) 30 16 6 8 38 27 +11 54
3 NA Hussein Dey (Q) 30 11 16 3 36 24 +12 49 Qualification for the 2018–19 Confederation Cup
4 MC Oran (Q) 30 12 9 9 40 37 +3 45 Qualification for the 2019–20 Arab Club Champions Cup
5 MC Alger 30 12 8 10 41 32 +9 44
6 USM Alger 30 11 9 10 43 35 +8 42[a]
7 Paradou AC 30 12 6 12 35 30 +5 42[a]
8 ES Sétif 30 10 10 10 35 30 +5 40
9 DRB Tadjenanet 30 10 7 13 33 41 −8 37[b]
10 USM Bel Abbès[c] (Q) 30 12 7 11 32 31 +1 37[b] Qualification for the 2018–19 Confederation Cup
11 JS Kabylie 30 8 12 10 34 39 −5 36[d]
12 CR Belouizdad 30 7 15 8 24 27 −3 36[d]
13 Olympique de Médéa 30 8 12 10 23 32 −9 36[d]
14 US Biskra (R) 30 9 7 14 23 30 −7 34 Relegation to Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2
15 USM El Harrach (R) 30 7 7 16 27 37 −10 28
16 USM Blida (R) 30 5 8 17 28 50 −22 23
Updated to match(es) played on 19 May 2018. Source: DZFoot
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) total goals; 6) fairplay ranking; 7) playoff.
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked on head-to-head results.
  2. ^ a b Ranked on head-to-head results.
  3. ^ USM Bel Abbès were deducted 6 points. FIFA's decision was taken at its meeting on 9 June 2017, ordering the club to pay the amount due to the player Jessy Mayele as well as a fine of CHF 15,000 (15,000 Swiss francs).[11]
  4. ^ a b c Ranked on head-to-head results.

Result table[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CRB CSC DRBT ESS JSK JSSR MCA MCO PAC NAH OM UAL USMB UEH USB USB
CR Belouizdad 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–0
CS Constantine 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 4–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0
DRB Tadjenanet 3–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1
ES Sétif 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 4–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 5–2 1–0
JS Kabylie 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0
JS Saoura 1–1 1–0 4–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0
MC Alger 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–4 4–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 4–1 2–0
MC Oran 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 5–0
Paradou AC 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–0 1–5 1–0 1–1 5–0 0–0 0–1 2–3 1–0 1–0
NA Hussein Dey 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–1
Olympique de Médéa 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–2
USM Alger 4–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 0–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–0
USM Bel Abbès 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–1 0–1 1–1 5–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0
USM El Harrach 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–3 2–0 2–3 2–1 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–0
USM Blida 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 0–0
US Biskra 0–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–0

Updated to games played on 19 May 2018.
Source: DZFoot
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
CS Constantine 2 9 4 4 4 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
JS Saoura 7 2 2 5 3 5 3 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 6 6 7 5 7 6 4 3 3 2 2
NA Hussein Dey 15 13 13 11 10 11 12 13 12 12 11 11 10 7 7 8 6 6 7 7 7 8 6 4 4 3 2 2 3 3
MC Oran 1 8 8 3 5 4 5 6 7 7 4 6 5 6 6 5 4 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 5 5 6 6 4
MC Alger 6 7 11 13 13 13 13 12 9 6 8 5 6 5 5 4 3 4 5 3 3 3 4 3 2 2 4 4 4 5
USM Alger 4 4 6 12 7 6 2 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 3 3 5 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 5 6 6 5 5 6
Paradou AC 12 10 9 6 9 9 8 5 6 8 6 8 8 9 8 9 8 8 6 5 5 5 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 7
ES Sétif 4 4 3 2 2 3 6 7 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 6 7 7 8 8 8 6 8 6 7 7 7 7 8 8
USM Bel Abbès 14 11 12 7 8 7 7 8 8 9 10 9 9 10 9 7 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 10 13 10 9 9 9
DRB Tadjenanet 7 4 6 9 11 8 10 11 13 13 13 13 12 13 11 10 10 13 14 13 14 15 15 14 13 11 12 13 12 10
CR Belouizdad 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 3 5 5 7 7 7 8 10 11 12 11 11 12 11 11 12 10 9 9 11 10 10 11
JS Kabylie 7 3 5 8 6 10 9 9 10 10 9 10 11 12 12 13 11 14 12 14 13 13 11 12 11 12 9 11 11 12
Olympique de Médéa 7 12 9 10 12 12 11 10 11 11 12 12 13 11 13 12 13 10 10 10 9 10 10 11 12 10 13 12 13 13
US Biskra 11 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 15 14 15 14 14 14 14 15 15 12 13 11 12 12 13 15 15 14 14 14 14 14
USM El Harrach 12 13 14 14 16 15 16 15 14 15 14 15 15 15 15 14 14 15 15 15 15 14 14 13 14 15 15 15 15 15
USM Blida 16 16 16 16 15 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Last updated: 19 May 2018
Source: DZfoot.com (in French)

Leader
2018 CAF Champions League or 2018 CAF Confederation Cup
Relegation to Ligue Professionnelle 2 2017-18

Clubs season-progress[edit]

As of 19 May 2018
W Win
D Draw
L Lose
B Bye
W/O Withdrew
Team ╲ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
CR Belouizdad W W W D D D D D L D D D D L L L L D W L D D L W W D D W D L
CS Constantine W L W D W W W D D W W W W D L D W W D L W L W D L W D W W D
DRB Tadjenanet D W D L L W L D L D D L W L W D L L L W L L L W W W D L W W
ES Sétif W D W W D D L L W D D W D W L D L L D W D W L W L W L L L D
JS Kabylie D W D L W L W L D D D D L D D L D L D L W L W D W D W L W L
JS Saoura D W W L W D W L W L W W W L D W L L D L D D W L W W W W W W
MC Alger W D L D L L D W W W L W D W D W W D L W D W L W W L D L L L
MC Oran W L D W D W D D L D W L D W D W W D W W W L W L L L D L L W
NA Hussein Dey L D D W D D L D D D W D D W W D W D D W D D W W D W W W D L
Olympique de Médéa D L W D L D D D D D L D L W L D L W W L D D L D D W L W L W
Paradou AC L W D W L D W W L L W L D L W D L W W W D W L L L L W L W D
US Biskra L L L D W L L D D W L D L W L L W W L W L L L D D W L W D W
USM Alger W D D L W W W W W D L L D D W D L W L D D W W L D L W W L L
USM Bel Abbès L W L W D W D L D D L W D L W W W L W L L W W L L L W W D D
USM Blida L L L L D L D L L L D D W D L L D W L L W L W L D L D L L W
USM El Harrach L L L D L L L W W D D L L L W D W L D D L W L W D L L L W L

Source: Clubs Season-Progress


Top scorers[edit]

R. Goalscorer Team Goals
1 Algeria Oussama Darfalou USM Alger 18
2 Algeria Lamine Abid CS Constantine 16
3 Algeria Samy Frioui USM Blida 15
4 Algeria Moustapha Djallit JS Saoura 12
5 Algeria Zakaria Naidji Paradou AC 11
6 Algeria Walid Derrardja MC Alger 10
Algeria Sid Ali Yahia-Chérif JS Saoura
8 Algeria Hamza Banouh USM El Harrach (4), ES Sétif (5) 9
8 Algeria Mohamed Tiaïba MC Oran 8
Algeria Mehdi Benaldjia JS Kabylie
Algeria Sofiane Bendebka MC Alger
Algeria Abderrahmane Bourdim JS Saoura

Updated to games played on 19 May 2018
Source: soccerway.com

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
Algeria Moustapha Djallit JS Saoura DRB Tadjenanet 4–2 28 October 2017 [12]
Algeria Adil Djabout JS Kabylie MC Oran 3–3 15 December 2017 [13]
Algeria Mourad Benayad ES Sétif USM Blida 5–2 20 April 2018 [14]
Algeria Sid Ali Yahia-Chérif JS Saoura MC Alger 4–1 19 May 2018 [15]

Clean sheets[edit]

* Only goalkeepers who played all 90 minutes of a match are taken into consideration. Updated to games played on 4 February 2017

Media coverage[edit]

Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 Media Coverage
Country Television Channel Matches
 Algeria Algerian TV (local)
Canal Algérie
Algeria 3
Algeria 4
4 or 5 Matches per round
 Qatar beIN Sports Arabia 1 Match per round
 Qatar Al-Kass Sports Channel Derbies and clasico

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Algeria bans hiring foreign players". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ligue 1 : Les critères pour le recrutement des joueurs étrangers". dzfoot.com. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Transferts : Ousmane Jr Sylla rejoint le CS Constantine". dzfoot.com. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Moctar Cissé : Tout faire pour remporter des titres". lestrepublicain.com. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "ES Sétif : Le Gabonais Obambou signe un contrat de trois ans". footalgerien.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "MC Alger : Le Nigérian Barnabas Imenger Junior cinquième recrue". footalgerien.com. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "MCA : Amada dernière recrue du Mouloudia". competition.dz. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Le Camerounais Ekedi 8e recrue". depechedekabylie.com. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Transferts : Deux recrues pour le Paradou AC". dzfoot.com. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Transferts : Sidibé finalement Usmiste". dzfoot.com. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "FAF : Confirmation de la sanction pour l'USMBA". dzfoot.com. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "JS Saoura 4 DRB Tadjenanet 2". soccerway.com. 28 October 2017. 
  13. ^ "JS Kabylie 3 MC Oran 3". soccerway.com. 15 December 2017. 
  14. ^ "ES Sétif 5 USM Blida 2". soccerway.com. 20 April 2018. 
  15. ^ "MC Alger 1 JS Saoura 4". soccerway.com. 19 May 2018.