AS Valence

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For the club that was disbanded in 2005, see ASOA Valence.
AS Valence
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Full name Association Sportive de Valence
Founded 2005
Ground Stade Georges Pompidou
Ground Capacity 12,500
President Roland Giraud
Manager Fabien Mira
League CFA Group B
2011–12 CFA Group B, 6th
Website Club home page

Association Sportive de Valence, commonly known as AS Valence or simply Valence, is a French association football club based in the town of Valence, Drôme. It was founded in 2005 following the demise of ASOA Valence. As of the 2012–13 season, the club's senior team plays in the Championnat de France amateur, the fourth tier of French football.


AS Valence was founded in 2005 after the town's previous club, ASOA Valence, which had been playing in the Championnat National, was disbanded in August of that year.[1] The senior team, coached by Eric Vila, joined the DH Rhône-Alpes, a regional league at the sixth tier of the French football league system, and finished in fourth place in the 2005–06 season.[2] In the summer of 2006, former ASOA Valence player Fabien Mira was hired as manager. At the end of the following campaign, however, Valence finished tenth in the division and the team was subsequently relegated to the DHR Rhône-Alpes.[2]

In 2008, the side won the DHR at the first attempt and went on to finish as runners-up in the DH in the 2008–09 season. They won the DH Rhône-Alpes in 2010, thereby earning promotion to the CFA 2 Group D for the 2010–11 campaign. Valence ended the season as runners-up to Chambéry but were nevertheless promoted to the CFA after the latter was denied promotion by the FFF.[3]

Valence ended the 2011–12 season in sixth place in the CFA Group B, retaining their place in the division for the following campaign.[2]


  1. ^ "ASOA Valence: La fin d'une histoire". 2 August 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "AS Valence". Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Erwann Penland (12 August 2011). "Chambéry abandonne et reste en CFA2". Retrieved 29 June 2012. 

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