|Full name||Football Club Istres Ouest Provence|
|Website||Club home page|
Football Club Istres Ouest Provence (French pronunciation: [istʁ]; commonly referred to as simply Istres) (Euronext: MLFCI) is a French association football club based in Istres. The club was formed in 1920 and currently play in Ligue 2, the second level of French football having achieved promotion to the league following the 2008–09 season. Istres plays its home matches at the Stade Parsemain in Fos-sur-Mer, a commune in the Arrondissement of Istres. The team is managed by José Pasqualetti and captained by defender Gary Coulibaly.
FC Istres was founded in 1920 by Édouard Guizonnier as SS Istréenne. In 1969, SS Istréenne was merged into the more general sports club Istres Sports, who chose to keep Istréenne's distinctive purple and black colours. In 1977 the club made young entrepreneur Michel Aviet the club's president and ex-Yugoslav goalkeeper Georges Korac the club's manager. During the Aviet-Korac years, the club advanced from France's lower regional divisions all the way up to Ligue 2. In 2004, the club reached Ligue 1 but finished last and was relegated to Ligue 2 the following year. The club returned to Ligue 2 for the 2009–10 season after winning the Championnat National 2008–09.
As of 3 August 2014.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
For a list of former FC Istres players, see Category:FC Istres players.
- Champions (1): 2008–09
- Méditerranée Division d'Honneur
- Champions (2): 1982, 1990
- Coupe de Provence
- Champions (3): 1933, 1982, 1987, 1989
- Official website (French)