A.S. Pirae

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AS Pirae
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Full name AS Pirae
Nickname(s) Ajkule
Ground Stade Pater
Pirae, Tahiti
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Roland Paquier
Manager Gerard Kautai
League Tahiti Division Fédérale

AS Pirae is a football (soccer) team from Pirae in Tahiti. They are one of the most successful teams in Tahiti having won the Tahiti Division Fédérale eight times. They are also the first French Polynesian team to have reached the final of the OFC Champions League, which they achieved in 2006.

Oceania Club Championship 2006[edit]

AS Pirae qualified for the Oceania Club Championship 2006 after winning the Division Fédérale. In the group stages they recorded big wins against Marist FC 10-1, and Sobou FC 7-0, which was enough to secure their passage to the Semi Finals despite a 1-0 defeat to Auckland City FC in the last game. In the Semi Finals they pulled off a major shock beating YoungHeart Manawatu 2-1 thanks to early goals from Jose Hmae and Naea Bennett. However in the Final they met Auckland City once again and suffered a 3-1 defeat. This remains the best performance by any French Polynesian side in the premier Oceanian club competition.

Recent Seasons[edit]

Between 2007 and 2010 Pirae have been unable to replicate the form that saw them finish Runners-Up in the Oceania Club Championship and they have not qualified for the competition in its new form the OFC Champions League. In the 2009-10 season Pirae finished 4th in the Division Fédérale and then 4th in the Championship Play-Off.

Achievements[edit]

2006 : 2nd place
1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2014
1996
1978, 1980, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002
  • Coupe de Polynésie: 9
1970, 1980, 1984, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005
2001 , 2007
2002

The club in the French football structure[edit]

1989/90, 1990/91, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1994/95, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03

Performance in OFC competitions[edit]

Best: Semifinalist, 2014
Best:
2006: Finalist

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2013-14 OFC Champions League:[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 French Polynesia GK Stevens Hiriga
2 French Polynesia DF Tauirai Teiva
3 French Polynesia DF Ariinui Tapu
4 French Polynesia DF Ken Warren
5 French Polynesia MF Raimoana Bennett
6 French Polynesia DF Gael Meslien
7 French Polynesia FW Raimana Li Fung Kuee
8 French Polynesia MF Salomon Tevepauhu
9 French Polynesia FW Naea Bennett
10 French Polynesia FW Tearii Labaste
11 French Polynesia MF Teva Zaveroni
12 French Polynesia GK Franck Revel
13 French Polynesia DF Raumatahi Noho
No. Position Player
14 Argentina DF Augustin Dallera
15 French Polynesia FW Teriinoho Tihoni
17 French Polynesia FW Marc Vaki
18 French Polynesia MF Jimmy Tepa
19 French Polynesia MF Marama Vahirua
20 French Polynesia MF Jay Warren
21 Argentina DF Javier Paez
22 French Polynesia MF Tainui Lehartel
23 French Polynesia FW Hubert Tauha
24 French Polynesia GK Jonathan Torohia
25 French Polynesia DF Heimanu Taiarui
26 French Polynesia DF Huimana Parker

Staff[edit]

Position Name
Coach French Polynesia Gerard Kautai
Assistant French Polynesia Samuel Garcia
GK coach French Polynesia Vahitutaurua Pimati
Physiotherapist French Polynesia Jean-Claude Lintz
Media Manager French Polynesia Reynald Temarii

References[edit]

  1. ^ AS Pirae Official Team List from oceaniafootball,com