Étoile FC

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Étoile FC
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Full name Étoile Football Club
Nickname(s) The Star
Founded 2010
Ground Queenstown Stadium
Queenstown, Singapore
Ground Capacity 3,800
Chairman Morocco Hicham Moudden
Team Manager France Sebastien Corominas
Coach Italy Guglielmo Arena
League S.League
Year 2011 5th

Étoile Football Club was a professional football club which was formed to play in Singapore's S.League in 2010.

Étoile FC is the first team of players all born in Europe to play their trade in Singapore's professional league, and the first in Asia. The team is mostly made up of players of French origin.

Étoile FC became the eighth team defined by foreign team composition to compete in the S.League after Sinchi FC (2003), Albirex Niigata (2004), Sporting Afrique (2006), Liaoning Guangyuan and Super Reds (both 2007), Dalian Shide Siwu FC (2008) and DPMM FC (2009). Étoile FC's debut season was one for the team to remember as they were not only crowned Champions of the Singapore League Cup, but also the Champions of the S-League and 3rd Position in the Singapore Cup.

Étoile FC became the first foreign team to win the Singapore League following a 4–2 win over Albirex Niigata Singapore FC at Jurong East Stadium. On that fateful night, Kobayashi had scored twice to give the Japanese satellite team a 2–1 lead at half time. However, goals by Frédéric Mendy(2 goals) and Matthias Verschave sealed the title win for Etoile FC.

Étoile FC was the 'brainchild' of ex-Gombak United midfielder Johan Gouttefangeas. He was the chairman of Étoile FC since its formation in 2010. However, in June 2011, Johan relinquishes his position as Chairman and Hicham Moudden takes over.[1]

Étoile FC pulled out of the S-League for the 2012 season to focus on grassroots football and youth development.[2]

Last squad[edit]

as of 20 September 2011 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 Antonin Trilles (team captain)
2 France DF Andrea Damiani
4 France DF Anthony Aymard
5 Central African Republic DF Franklin Anzite
7 France FW Kevin Lefranc
8 France MF Theo Raymond
9 Cameroon FW Jonathan Toto
10 Guinea FW Aly Doumbouya
11 France MF Maxime Belouet
12 France DF Sirina Camara
14 Mauritius FW Jonathan Justin
No. Position Player
15 France MF Julien Durand
16 Réunion MF Wilson Grosset
17 France FW Kamel Chaaouane
18 France MF Jean-Charles Blanpin
19 France FW Anthony Moulin
20 Central African Republic MF Serge Souchon
21 Morocco MF Hicham Bouchemlal
22 France DF Nordine Talhi
23 France DF Selim Kaabi
24 French Guiana GK Hadama Bathily
25 Cameroon DF Pierre Nlate
  • Note: All players in the Étoile FC Squad either are French, or have dual-nationality.

Club Ambassador[edit]

Etoile FC had, on 22 March 2011, appointed Sidney Govou, as the Club's Ambassador. In the process, Etoile FC becomes the first S-League Club to have an ambassador appointed to represent the club. Sidney and his brother, Jules, arrived in Singapore on 8 June 2011 and conducted a soccer clinic for children.

S.League Record[edit]

  • 2010 – Champions
  • 2011 - 5th place

Singapore Cup record[edit]

Singapore League Cup record[edit]

  • 2010Champions
  • 2011 – Quarter-finals

Singapore Charity Shield record[edit]

  • 2011 – Runners-up

Honor Roll of Coaches[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

Étoile FC is currently sponsored by HRMS Consulting. Their kit sponsor is Michezo.

In 2010, Étoile FC secured Ayam Brand as their sponsor after sports marketing company, The Red Card, dropped their sponsorship on 22 April 2010. Their jersey will feature the Ayam Brand logo on the front of their shirts for one match against defending champions SAFFC at the Jalan Besar Stadium on 23 April, on a match-day sponsorship deal. The deal includes advertisement boards and match-day hospitality. This deal make Étoile FC the first S-League side to have a match-day sponsorship deal. After the match, the logo will be printed on the sleeve instead of the front. [3]

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