Football is Tunisia's favourite sport. A non-amateur set-up has been introduced in the top two leagues, while all players in lowers divisions are amateurs.
The national team has participated in the FIFA World Cup finals (1978, 1998, 2002 and 2006) and the Olympic Football Tournaments (1960, 1988, 1996 and 2004) on four occasions each. The Tunisians also won the African Cup of Nations in 2004.
In 1978, Tunisia became the first African team to record a victory at the FIFA World Cup finals, 3-1 against Mexico, under the leadership of legendary coach Abdelmajid Chetali. In 1977, Tarak Dhiab won the African Ballon d'Or as the best player in the continent.
Tunisia also hosted the inaugural FIFA World Youth Championship in 1977, organised the African Cup of Nations in 1965, 1994 and 2004.
- Season 2012/2013
- CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2013
- Season 2011/2012
- CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2012
- Season 2010/2011
- CAF African Nations Championship 2011
Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage)
FIFA World Cup Appearances
4 (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006)
Best Result: Group Stage
Africa Cup of Nations Appearances
Current : 53 (as of January 2013)
Highest : 19 (February 1998)
Lowest : 65 (July 2010)
Average : 36
Sadok Sassi "Attouga" (110)
Issam Jomâa (31)