FC Progrès Niederkorn

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Progrès Niederkorn
FC Progrès Niedercorn.png
Full name Football Club Progrès
Niederkorn
Founded 1919
Ground Stade Jos Haupert, Niederkorn
Ground Capacity 4,830
Chairman Luxembourg Marcel Bossi
Manager Luxembourg Olivier Ciancanelli
League Luxembourg National Division
2013–14 5th

Football Club Progrès Niederkorn is a football club, based in Niederkorn, in south-western Luxembourg.

History[edit]

During the German occupation of Luxembourg, the club played in the Gauliga Moselland under the name of FK Niederkorn, where it finished runners-up in 1942-43, behind champions TuS Neuendorf.

Three times domestic league winners, the club's most successful years were arguably in the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s. They have not won any major silverware since their 1981 league title.

In the 2005-06 season, Niedercorn finished second in Luxembourg's second division, the Division of Honour. As the top league, the National Division, is expanding from twelve teams to fourteen, Niedercorn was promoted along with FC Differdange 03.

Honours[edit]

Winners (3): 1952–53, 1977–78, 1980–81
Runners-up (5): 1931–32, 1936–37, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1981–82
Winners (4): 1932–33, 1944–45, 1976–77, 1977–78
Runners-up (3): 1945–46, 1955–56, 1979–80

European competition[edit]

Niedercorn has qualified for UEFA European competition five times.

First round (2): 1978–79, 1981–82
First round (2): 1979–80, 1982–83
First round (1): 1977–78

The club has never won a game in European competition. Niedercorn's only draw (and only goal) was against Glentoran in the 1981–82 European Cup

Overall, Niedercorn's record in European competition reads:

P W D L GF GA GD
FC Progrès Niedercorn 10 0 1 9 1 37 -36

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Luxembourg GK Fabiano Castellani
2 France DF Jonathan Rigo (Captain)
3 France DF Pierre Zimmer
6 Luxembourg MF Marco De Sousa
7 France MF Valentin Poinsignon
8 France MF Dzenid Ramdedovic
9 France FW Hakim Menaï
10 France MF Olivier Cassan
12 France DF Nicolas Broquard
13 Luxembourg MF Anthony Eires
17 Luxembourg DF David Marques
No. Position Player
20 Portugal DF Dane Faria
21 Luxembourg DF Bachir Kaba
22 Luxembourg MF Eliot Gashi
23 France MF Adrien Ferino
26 France FW Kevin Lefranc
28 France MF Mickael Garos
30 France GK Yoann Dargenton
31 Luxembourg MF Sebastien Thill
48 France MF Tarek Nouidra
77 Luxembourg MF Paul Bossi

Former coaches[edit]


Women's team[edit]

The women's team plays in Luxembourg's highest league, the Dames Ligue 1. The team has won 15 championships and therefore is national record champion. The last title was won in 2010–11 and qualified them for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League

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