Clermont Foot

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Clermont Foot
Clermont Foot
Full name Clermont Foot Auvergne 63
Founded 1911; 103 years ago (1911)
Ground Stade Gabriel Montpied, Clermont-Ferrand
Ground Capacity 10,607
Chairman Claude Michy
Manager Régis Brouard
League Ligue 2
2012–13 14th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

Clermont Foot Auvergne 63 (Occitan: Clarmont d'Auvèrnhe; commonly referred to as Clermont Foot or simply Clermont) is a French association football club based in Clermont-Ferrand. The first incarnation of the club was formed in 1911 and the current club was created in 1990 as a result of a merger. Clermont currently play in Ligue 2, the second level of French football having achieved promotion to the league after winning the 2006–07 edition of the Championnat National. The club plays its home matches at the Stade Gabriel Montpied located within the city. Clermont is managed by the French football player Régis Brouard and captained by Damien Perrinelle.

History[edit]

The club started in 1911 under the name Stade Clermontois. Despite little league success in the early days, they reached the semi-finals of the Coupe de France during the 1945–46 season. Their professional status was repealed after the 46–47 season due to financial difficulties. The club became professional again in 1966. 1984 saw an expansion, with Stade-Clermontois and AS Montferrand merging to form Clermont-Ferrand Football Club (CFC). The club was placed in the third division.

The club was later renamed Clermont Foot Auvergne, having to start again in the Division Honneur. After 13 years, Clermont Foot got promoted multiple times, from the Division Honneur up to Ligue 2 in 1993. During these 13 years of success, the club had numerous successes in the Coupe de France. One notable cup run was in 1997, when the Auvergne club eliminated three professional sides, Martigues, Lorient and then Paris Saint-Germain, before succumbing to Nice.

More recently, the club won the Championnat National in 2007, being promoted to Ligue 2 again, from which they had been relegated in 2006.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 03 December, 2013.[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 France GK Jérôme Scolan
3 France DF Gérald Kilota
4 Guadeloupe DF Cédric Avinel
6 Cameroon MF Eugène Ekobo
7 France MF Yohan Betsch
8 Cameroon MF Enguene Messi
10 France MF Hugo Videmont
11 France MF Pierrick Capelle
12 France FW Jordan N'Kololo
13 France DF Cédric Bockhorni
15 France MF Thibault Moulin
16 France GK Mehdi Jeannin
17 Benin DF Emmanuel Imorou
No. Position Player
18 Algeria MF Bilal Hamdi
19 France FW Ali Touncara
20 France DF Jacques Salze
21 France FW Rémy Dugimont
24 France MF Yannis Salibur
25 France DF Anthony Lippini
28 France FW Grégory Bettiol
30 Benin GK Fabien Farnolle
32 France MF Kévin Diogo
33 France MF Mehdi Latreche
34 France DF Jordan Millot
35 France MF Brandon Agounon

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Brazil DF Ianson (to FC Cournon-d'Auvergne)

Retired numbers[edit]

14 - France Clément Pinault, Defender (2008-09) - posthumous honour.

Notable former players[edit]

For a list of former Clermont Foot players, see Category:Clermont Foot players.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clermont Foot squad at footballsquads.co.uk

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