Montpellier HSC (Ladies)

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This article is about the women's football (soccer) team. For the men's football (soccer) club, see Montpellier HSC.
Montpellier HSC
Full name Montpellier Hérault Sport Club Féminines
Nickname(s) MHSC, La Paillade
Founded 1990
2001 as HSC
Ground Stade Jules Rimet, Sussargues
Ground Capacity 500
President Louis Nicollin
Manager Jean-Louis Saez
League D1 Féminine
2013–14 4th

Montpellier Hérault Sport Club Féminines (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ̃pɛˈlyeɪ eɪˈroʊ]; commonly referred to as simply Montpellier) is a French women's football club based in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, a commune in the arrondissement of Montpellier. The club was founded in 1990. Montpellier currently play in the Division 1 Féminine having finished in 4th place in the 2009–10 season. The club is currently managed Sarah M'Barek and was captained by goalkeeper and French women's international Céline Deville before she departed for club rivals Lyon in July 2011.

Montpellier hosts its home matches at the Stade Joseph-Blanc, a 1,000-capacity stadium that is situated in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone. The club also hosts matches at the Stade de Grammont in Montpellier, where the male section is based.


The club was formed in 1990 under the name Montpellier-Le-Crès following the fusion of local clubs Racing Club de Paillade and Entente Cressoise. In 2001, the women's club became the women's section of football club Montpellier HSC. Since joining Montpellier, the women's section has won the Division 1 Féminine twice in 2004 and 2005 and the Challenge de France three in 2006, 2007, and 2009 making the club one of the most successful women's football club in French football. Montpellier reached the semi-finals of the 2005–06 edition of the UEFA Women's Cup and, during the 2009–10 season, reached the quarter-finals of the inaugural edition of the UEFA Women's Champions League losing to Swedish club Umeå on the away goals rule.[1]

Montpellier has produced several well-known players that have played for the France women's national football team. Hoda Lattaf is a current member of the Montpellier first-team and was one of the leading players of the national team during her ten-year stint from 1997–2007. Lattaf finished her international career with 112 appearances and 31 goals. Current internationals and former players include Sonia Bompastor and Camille Abily who both player abroad in the WPS in the United States. Internationals Louisa Necib, Élodie Thomis, and Laure Lepailleur all played for Montpellier before joining Olympique Lyonnais.


Current Squad[edit]

As of the 9 November 2014[2]

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 Solène Durand
3 France DF Kelly Gadéa
4 France DF Marion Torrent
6 Cameroon MF Francine Zouga
7 Japan MF Rumi Utsugi
8 France MF Sandie Toletti
9 France FW Laëtitia Tonazzi (captain)
10 France FW Marina Makanza
11 United States DF Genessee Daughetee
14 France MF Claire Lavogez
No. Position Player
16 France GK Laëtitia Philippe
17 Sweden MF Sofia Jakobsson
19 France FW Meryll Wenger
20 France FW Viviane Asseyi
21 France FW Valérie Gauvin
22 Scotland DF Jennifer Beattie
23 Sweden DF Linda Sembrant
24 France FW Lindsey Thomas
26 France DF Sakina Karchaoui
33 France DF Morgane Nicoli

Former notable players[edit]



Winners (2): 2003–04, 2004–05


Winners (3): 2006, 2007, 2009


  1. ^ "Umeå strike twice late to stun Montpellier". UEFA (UEFA). 17 March 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "MHSC Women's squad 2014/15". Retrieved 9 November 2014. 

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