CS Grevenmacher

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CS Grevenmacher
CS Grevenmacher
Full name Club Sportif Grevenmacher
Founded January 8, 1909
Ground Op Flohr Stadion
Grevenmacher, Luxembourg
Ground Capacity 4,062 (562 Seated)[1]
Chairman Luxembourg Jacques Plumer
Manager Luxembourg Marc Thomé
League National Division
2011-12 National Division, 3rd

Club Sportif Grevenmacher is a football club, based in Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1909 as 'Stade Mosellan' . The current name of the club, 'CS Grevenmacher' , was adopted in 1919.

During the Nazi occupation of the Second World War, the club was renamed 'FK Grevenmacher' , as part of Gauleiter Gustav Simon's policy of Germanisation. The club's name reverted to 'CS Grevenmacher' upon liberation in 1944.

1949-50 was the first season in which Grevenmacher played in the top league, the National Division. In 1950-1951, the team reached the final of the Luxembourg Cup, but lost to SC Tétange in a replay.

In the 1990s, Grevenmacher established themselves as one of the perennial challengers for trophies. In 1993-94, CS Grevenmacher finished in second place in the National Division, qualifying for the UEFA Cup for the first time. The club's first piece of silverware came in the 1994-95 Luxembourg Cup; in Grevenmacher's fifth cup final, the club beat Jeunesse Esch 1-1, 3-2. Since 1992-93, Grevenmacher has finished outside the top half of the table just once, and has finished second on seven occasions.

In the 2002-03 season, the club won the National Division championship for the first time, and thus qualified for the UEFA Champions League. In the same year, Grevenmacher won the Luxembourg Cup, completing the Double.

Stade Op Flohr

Honours[edit]

Winners (1): 2002-03
Runners-up (7): 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02
Winners (3): 1994-95, 2002-03
Runners-up (4): 1950-51, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1958-59

European Competition[edit]

CS Grevenmacher have qualified for UEFA European competition twelve times.

Qualifying round (1): 2003-04
Qualifying round (2): 1995-96, 1998-99
Qualifying round (6): 1994-95, 1996-97, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03
Qualifying round (3): 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2012-13

The club has never won a tie in European competition. However, the club has come close on four occasions:

  • In the 1995-96 Cup Winners' Cup, Grevenmacher beat KR Reykjavík 3-2 in the first (home) leg, but lost 2-0 in Iceland, going out by the narrow margin of 4-3 on aggregate.
  • In 2000-01, Grevenmacher lost their UEFA Cup first leg against HJK Helsinki 4-1. The club had to win the second leg 3-0 to progress (on away goals). Despite a determined fight-back at home, Grevenmacher won by only 2-0, and were eliminated.
  • In the UEFA Cup in 2002-03, Grevenmacher played Cyprus' Anorthosis Famagusta. Another heavy defeat away from home (3-0) saw Grevenmacher requiring a miracle in the second leg. Just as they had two years previously, the Luxembourgish team managed to win, but, again, by the insufficient margin of two goals to nil.
  • In the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round, Grevenmacher played Dundalk F.C. from the Republic of Ireland. Grevenmacher drew the first leg at home 3-3, but were narrowly defeated 2-1 in the away leg, to lose 5-4 on aggregate.
  • In the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round, Grevenmacher faced KF Tirana. A 0-0 draw in the first leg at home put the Luxembourg side in a strong position going into the second leg in Albania. However, they lost 2-0.

Grevenmacher has also drawn four games in Europe, against Dinamo Tbilisi in 1996-97 and FK Leotar in the 2003-04 Champions League. The other two draws came in UEFA Europa League home games against Dundalk F.C. in 2010-11 (3-3) and Albanian side KF Tirana in 2012-13 (0-0).

Overall, Grevenmacher's record in European competition reads, as of 8 July 2012:

P W D L GF GA GD
CS Grevenmacher 22 3 4 15 18 56 -38

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 October 2014

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 Arnaud Schaab
2 Luxembourg DF Vic Speller
3 Poland DF Dariusz Brzyski
4 Luxembourg MF Michel Bechtold
5 Luxembourg MF Gilles Feltes
6 Luxembourg MF René Peters
7 Luxembourg FW Ben Guettai
9 Luxembourg FW Damien Steinmetz
10 Luxembourg FW Gonçalo Almeida
11 Luxembourg FW Joël Kitenge
12 Luxembourg GK Kevin Becker
13 Luxembourg DF Mathieu Trierweiler
No. Position Player
14 Luxembourg MF Din Dervisevic
15 Portugal DF Mickael Pinto
16 Australia MF David Rowley
17 Luxembourg MF Ines Sehovic
18 Germany FW Florian Gaspar
19 Germany MF Patrick Herres
20 Luxembourg DF Massimo Martino
21 Luxembourg MF Joël Magalhaes
22 Luxembourg DF Tim Heinz
24 Luxembourg MF Wang Jun Cai
26 Luxembourg MF Bob Dahlke

Managers[edit]

  • Luxembourg Marc Thomé (June 30, 1994–June 30, 1997)
  • Germany Harald Kohr (1997–98)
  • Germany Herbert Herres (July 1, 2001–Dec 12, 2004)
  • Portugal Alvaro da Cruz (Nov 12, 2004–March 20, 2008)
  • Luxembourg Claude Osweiler (July 1, 2008–June 30, 2010)
  • Luxembourg Marc Thomé (July 1, 2010–present)

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