Amiens SC

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Amiens
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Full name Amiens Sporting Club
Founded 1901; 113 years ago (1901)
Ground Stade de la Licorne
Ground Capacity 12,097
Chairman Bernard Joannin
Manager Olivier Echouafni
League Championnat National
2013–14 Championnat National, 6th
Website Club home page

Amiens Sporting Club (French pronunciation: ​[amjɛ̃]; commonly referred to as Amiens SC or simply Amiens) is a French association football club based in the northern city of Amiens in the Picardy region. The club was formed in 1901 and currently play in the Championnat National, the third level of French football. The club plays its home matches at the Stade de la Licorne located within the city. Amiens is managed by Olivier Echouafni and captained by defender Stéphane Mangione.

History[edit]

Amiens Athlétic Club (AAC) was set up in 1901 by a group of players from the Association du Lycée d'Amiens, French schoolboy champions in 1902, 1903, and 1904. AAC crushed its very first opponents, Saint-Quentin, 13–0 a few months after its creation. In April 1902, the Comité de Picardie de l'U.S.F.S.A was established by the then-president of the AAC (Henri-Frédéric Petit). AAC dominated the early USFSA league for the first 12 seasons. In 1909, the club got a new ground, at the Henry Daussy Park, allowing an attendance of more than 1,000. In 1933, the club got its first professional section, later abandoned in 1952, before becoming professional again in 1993. Since the early days, AAC has undergone two name changes: In 1961, to Sporting Club d'Amiens, and in 1989, as Amiens Sporting Club. Amiens played in Ligue 2 between 2001-2009.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 September 2014[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 France GK Luca Veronèse
2 France DF Jonathan Ringayen
3 Republic of the Congo DF Marvin Baudry
4 France DF Gaël Vena
5 France MF Yohan Hautcoeur
6 France MF Romain Beynié
8 France DF Pierre Vignaud
9 France FW Jean-Pierre Nsamé (on loan from Angers)
11 France FW Romain Poyet
14 France MF Oumar Pouye
19 France DF Oualid El Hajjam
No. Position Player
21 France DF Laurent Héloïse
22 France DF François Marque
23 France MF Nicolas Burel
25 France DF Jordan Lefort
26 France FW Simon Dia
27 France MF Benjamin Louvet
28 France MF Aurélien Gazeau
29 France MF Morgan Mauquit
30 France GK Kévin Crépel
France MF Cédric Sanches

Former notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented Amiens and its predecessors in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1901. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 80 official matches for the club.

For a list of former Amiens players, see Category:Amiens SC players.

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Division 3
    • Champions (1): 1978
  • Division d'Honneur (Nord)
    • Champions (4): 1924, 1927, 1957, 1963
  • Division d'Honneur (Picardie)
    • Champions (2): 1920, 1921
  • USFSA League (Picardie)
    • Champions (11): 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
  • Coupe de France
    • Runners-Up (1): 2001

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