FC Martigues

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FC Martigues
FC Martigues logo
Full name Football Club de Martigues
Founded 1921; 94 years ago (1921)
Ground Stade Francis Turcan, Martigues
Ground Capacity 11,500
Manager Jean-Luc Vannuchi
League CFA, Group C
2012–13 CFA, Group C, 4th

FC Martigues (Football Club de Martigues) play in the Championnat de France amateur, which is the fourth level of football in France. The club was formed in 1921 and played regional football until the early 1970s when the club gained promotion to the professional Second Division.

The club's greatest achievement was winning promotion to the French First Division in 1993. The club played for three seasons in the top flight, until it was relegated in 1996. A failed attempt to win promotion at once was followed by relegation to the National (third level) in 1998. Two years later the club won promotion back to the Second Division, but only remained at that level for two seasons.

In 2002, the club was relegated to the National again and after another near miss at promotion in 2003, financial problems saw the club go into liquidation and reform in the regional CFA league. They finished 2006–2007 season in National as 14th. They relegated to CFA in 2007–2008 season as 19th.

The club plays at the Stade Francis Turcan (capacity 11,500) and their chief rivals are FC Istres.

Famous players who have played for Martigues include: Stéphane Pounewatchy, Ali Benarbia, Eric Cantona, Éric Di Meco, Noé Pamarot and Tomasz Frankowski.

Current squad[edit]

As of November 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 Clément Rigaud
2 France MF Guillaume Legras (on loan from Montpellier)
3 France DF Jonathan Di Maria
4 France MF Kévin Renaut
5 France MF Christophe Freitas
6 France MF Alexis Bertin
7 France MF Matthieu Bochu
8 France FW Nassim Guendouz
9 France FW Jean-Matthieu Descamps
10 France MF Driss Himmes
11 France FW Stéphane Biakolo
12 France DF Patrick Nianzi
13 France MF Alexis Lafon
No. Position Player
14 France DF Jérémy De Magalhaes
15 France DF Badradine Belloumou
16 France GK Julien Vanni
17 France MF Samir Abbes
18 France DF Denis Stinat
19 France DF Boris Ponge
20 Angola FW Soki N'Zinga
21 France MF Ulrick Chavas
22 France MF Nicolas Dumortier
23 France MF Jérémy Posteraro
25 France DF Jérémy Nicodème
26 France FW Thibaut Bourgeois (on loan from Metz)
27 France DF Teddy Mézague (on loan from Montpellier)

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