FC Istres

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Istres
Logo
Full name Football Club Istres Ouest Provence
Founded 1920; 94 years ago (1920)
Ground Stade Parsemain,
Fos-sur-Mer
Ground Capacity 17,000
Chairman Bertrand Benoît
Manager José Pasqualetti
League Ligue 2
2012–13 13th
Website Club home page

Football Club Istres Ouest Provence (French pronunciation: ​[istʁ]; commonly referred to as simply Istres) (EuronextMLFCI) 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.

History[edit]

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.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 July, 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
7 France MF Jérôme Leroy
9 Brazil FW Matheus Alves
10 France FW Bagaly Dabo
11 Algeria MF Farid Boulaya
13 France DF Khaled Kehiha
14 France MF Anthony Belmonte
16 France GK Romain Lejeune
No. Position Player
19 Senegal MF Ibrahima Ba
22 France MF Florian Tardieu
23 France DF Michaël Bosqui
25 France DF Vincent Le Goff
26 France MF Benjamin Mas
27 France MF Cyril Jeunechamp
30 France GK Jordan Gil

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Mali DF Idrissa Coulibaly (on loan to Lekhwiya)
No. Position Player
France MF Abdellah Zoubir (on loan to Hibernian)

Notable former players[edit]

For a list of former FC Istres players, see Category:FC Istres players.

Honours[edit]

  • National
  • Méditerranée Division d'Honneur
    • Champions (2): 1982, 1990
  • Coupe de Provence
    • Champions (3): 1933, 1982, 1987, 1989

References[edit]

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