JA Drancy

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JA Drancy
JA Drancy logo.png
Full name Jeanne d'Arc de Drancy
Founded 1903
Ground Stade Charles Sage
Drancy, Seine-Saint-Denis
Ground Capacity 2,500
Chairman France Melaye Alain
Manager France Malik Hebbar
League CFA Group A
2012–13 CFA Group A, 12th

La Jeanne d'Arc de Drancy are a French football club based in Drancy, a suburb of Paris. The club was founded in 1903. The club currently plays in the Championnat de France amateur, the 4th division of French football.

Current status[edit]

Jeanne d'Arc de Drancy have achieved numerous honors in the amateur section of French football in the 21st century resulting in the club reaching the Championnat de France amateur for the 2009-10 season. In 2003, the club won the Ligue d'Excellence of its region and, the following year, won its region's Ligue d'Promotion. The next year, the club achieved promotion again, winning the Division d'Honneur Régionale and followed this up with another promotion run, this time winning the Division Supérieure Régionale meaning Drancy had reached the 6th division of French football, the Division d'Honneur. In 2007, the club finished 2nd achieving promotion to the CFA 2, however they were relegated back down after they failed to meet the league's financial requirements and expectations. A year later, Drancy won the league and were accepted into CFA 2 and proceeded to win its group after just one year in the league and were accepting into the Championnat de France amateur.

Coupe de France success[edit]

Poster advertising a 2011 Coupe de France match between Drancy and OGC Nice

Despite the club's amateur status, they have played well in France's most prestigious cup competition, the Coupe de France. From 2003 to 2007, Drancy reached as far as the 8th round, where Ligue 1 clubs enter. In 2006, they reached the Round of 32 before losing to professional club Metz. Twice consecutively, in 2011 and 2012, Drancy reached Round of 16.

Current squad[edit]

As of March 2011.

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

No. Position Player
France GK Nathan Gavant
France GK Jessy Rodrigues
France DF Abou Yatassaye
France DF Abrahim Tounkara
France DF Baba Touré
France DF Djamel Boudjema
France DF Foued Louahab
France DF Jérôme Fleury
France DF Karim Chahboune
France DF Maciré Cissoko
Cameroon DF Martin Ekani
France DF Ralph Noncent
France MF Aboubacar Ouattara
France MF Aziz Dahchour
France MF Sébastien Pihourd
France MF Silly Diakité
Central African Republic MF Willi Oueifio
France MF Wondé Diarra
No. Position Player
France MF Samba Baby
France MF Rabah Ait-Atmane
France MF Bambo Coulibaly
Republic of the Congo MF Dautel Mekody
France MF Fouad Ben-Najah
France MF Hakim Lyachouti
France MF Karim Herouat
France MF Loïc Ghili
France MF Mehdi Djeradi
France FW Sofiane Tiah
Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Careca Yenga
France FW Fabien Antunes
State of Palestine FW Mohamed Ali Shatrit
France FW Ted Bolongo
France FW Rani Bekka
France FW Zola M'Fuka
Ivory Coast FW Alassane Diomandé

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