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Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1

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Country  Tunisia
Current champion  Étoile Sportive du Sahel
Date founded  1921
Level on pyramid  1
Number of teams  16
Levels on pyramid  1
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Relegation to  Ligue Professionnelle 2
International cup(s)  CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup
Current champions  Étoile du Sahel (10th title) (2015–16)
Most championships  Espérance Sportive de Tunis (26 titles)
Confederation  Confederation of African Football
Domestic cups  Tunisian Cup, Tunisian Coupe de la Ligue Professionnelle
Teams  Club Africain, Espérance Sportive de Tunis, Étoile Sportive du Sahel, CS Sfaxien, CA Bizertin

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.



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 1946–1947, 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).

2016–17 clubs

  • AS Gabès (promoted)
  • AS Marsa
  • Club Africain
  • CA Bizertin
  • CS Hammam-Lif
  • CS Sfaxien
  • Espérance de Tunis
  • ES Zarzis
  • EO Sidi Bouzid
  • ES Métlaoui
  • Étoile du Sahel
  • JS Kairouan
  • Olympique Béja (promoted)
  • Stade Gabèsien
  • US Ben Guerdane
  • US Tataouine (promoted)
  • Tunisia champions by season

    This is the list of the clubs that won the Tunisian League:

    Performance by club

    Teams in Bold compete in 2016–17 Ligue 1.

    Top scorers

    This is the list of top scorers by season.


    Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 Wikipedia