Quebec City Amiral SC

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Quebec City Amiral SC
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Full name Amiral SC de Québec
Nickname(s) l'Amiral
Founded 2008
Ground Collège François-Xavier-Garneau
Ground Capacity 2000 fans
Chairman Denis Poulin
Manager Jean-Philippe Provost
League USL W-League
2012 2nd, Great Lakes Division
4th at W-League's Final Four

Quebec City Amiral SC is a Canadian soccer club, founded in 2008 in the province of Québec. The women’s team is a member of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. The team debuted in the Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference against teams from Hamilton, Laval, London, Ottawa, Rochester and Toronto.

The team's colours are black and white. Quebec City Amiral SC play the home games at the Collège François-Xavier-Garneau stadium in Quebec City.

History[edit]

Quebec City Amiral SC is founded in 2008 by four promoters: Samir Ghrib, David Desloges, Stéphane Alain and Maxime Barabé.[1] The presentation of team's colors shirts and the nomination of a general manager takes place on September 24, 2009.[2] The new team is consist a non-profit organization from the Association Régionale de Soccer de Québec (ARSQ).[3] The team created to ensure the development of regional soccer in the Quebec city and Chaudière-Appalaches region.[4]

Name change[edit]

The original name for the franchise was the Arsenal SC, however, lawyers representing the English club Arsenal F.C. demanded that the team change its name, because they hold exclusive rights for that trademark in Canada [5]

Rivalries[edit]

Amiral SC have a big rivalry with Laval Comets.[6][7] Several former players of Comets play now for the Amiral SC.[8][9] In matches between the two teams, it is not uncommon for supporters to travel Quebec city-Montreal or Montreal-Quebec city to go to encourage her teams.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Division Regular Season Playoffs
2009 USL W-League Great Lakes Division 3rd [10][11] eliminated in first round [12]
2010 USL W-League Great Lakes Division 4th [13] no participation to playoff [14]
2011 USL W-League Great Lakes Division 3rd[15] lost the Central Conference CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
2012 USL W-League Great Lakes Division 2nd[15] Win Central Conference playoffs and finish 4th at W-League Final Four

Players[edit]

Squad 2011[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 Canada GK Sarah Boucher [16]
3 Canada DF Mélissa Roy
5 Canada MF Laura Chénard [17]
7 Canada MF Andréanne Gagné [18][19]
8 Canada DF Myriam Bouchard [20][21]
9 Canada FW Léa Chastenay-Joseph
10 Canada MF Geneviève Caron
11 Canada DF Stéphanie Frenette-Blais
12 Canada FW Mélissa Lesage
14 Canada FW Josée Bélanger [22][23]
No. Position Player
15 Canada DF Arianne Leclerc
16 Haiti FW Manoucheka Pierre-Louis [24]
17 Haiti MF Adéline Saintilmond [25]
19 Canada DF Frédérique Paradis
20 Canada FW Véronique Laverdière [26][27]
22 Canada GK Marie-Pier Bilodeau
23 Canada MF Joelle Gosselin
24 Canada FW Geneviève Marcotte
25 Canada DF Cristina Di Ieslsi

[28]

Notable former player[edit]

Staff 2013[edit]

  • Owner: Denis Poulin
  • General Manager: Jean-Pascal Ladroue
  • Operations director: Jean-Philippe Provost
  • Head Coach: Samir Ghrib [30][31]
  • Assistant Coach: Guillaume Couillard
  • Assistant Coach (Goalkeepers):
  • Equipment manager: Jean-Guy Roy
  • Team Physician: Dr. Sylvain Boutet
  • Team Physician: Dr. Sylvain Lachance
  • Physical therapist: Maxime Sanou
  • Physiotherapist: Andrée-Anne Ferron
  • Physiotherapist: Patrice Pépin
  • Student-Physiotherapist: Laurie Thiboutot

Former head coach[edit]

Former assistant coach[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) L'Arsenal de Québec dans la W-League de soccer en 2009,http://www.quebechebdo.com/Sports/Soccer/2008-09-30/article-1578038/LArsenal-de-Quebec-dans-la-W-League-de-soccer-en-2009/1
  2. ^ (French) Faites place à l'Arsenal, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/200809/25/01-23314-faites-place-a-larsenal-.php
  3. ^ W-League heads to Quebec City, http://wleague.uslsoccer.com/home/280077.html
  4. ^ (French) L'Amiral SC de Québec fin prêt pour débuter sa première saison, http://www.quebechebdo.com/Soccer/2009-05-19/article-1578784/LAmiral-SC-de-Quebec-fin-pret-pour-debuter-sa-premiere-saison/1
  5. ^ (French) Soccer féminin: oubliez l'Arsenal de Québec, voici l'Amiral, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/actualites-sportives/200902/26/01-831543-soccer-feminin-oubliez-larsenal-de-quebec-voici-lamiral.php
  6. ^ (French) Amiral SC: une ouverture explosive, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/200905/31/01-861673-amiral-sc-une-ouverture-explosive.php
  7. ^ (French) Québec gagne à Laval, http://www.quebecsoccer.com/article.php?id=1722
  8. ^ (French) Guillaume Dumais, Amiral SC: des comètes filent à Québec, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/200905/19/01-857968-amiral-sc-des-cometes-filent-a-quebec.php
  9. ^ (French) http://lejournaldequebec.canoe.ca/sports/encoreplus/archives/2011/04/20110403-170759.html
  10. ^ (French) Un excellent bulletin pour l'Amiral, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/200908/04/01-889791-un-excellent-bulletin-pour-lamiral.php
  11. ^ (French)L’Amiral accède aux séries, http://lejournaldequebec.canoe.ca/journaldequebec/sports/encoreplus/archives/2009/07/20090711-222058.html
  12. ^ (French) W-League: l'Amiral coulé 5-0 à Buffalo, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/200907/22/01-886532-w-league-lamiral-coule-5-0-a-buffalo.php
  13. ^ (French)Des leçons à tirer, http://lejournaldequebec.canoe.ca/journaldequebec/sports/encoreplus/archives/2010/07/20100722-203638.html
  14. ^ (French) L'Amiral exclu des séries, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/201007/18/01-4299313-lamiral-exclu-des-series.php
  15. ^ a b United Soccer Leagues (USL)
  16. ^ Profile on Canada Soccer, http://www.canadasoccer.com/players/u20/profile.asp?playerid=639
  17. ^ Profile on Canada Soccer, http://www.canadasoccer.com/players/national/profile.asp?playerid=1469
  18. ^ (French) http://www.usherbrooke.ca/soccer/alignements/feminin/andreanne-gagne/
  19. ^ Profile on Canada Soccer, http://www.canadasoccer.com/players/profile.asp?playerid=414
  20. ^ (French) Myriam Bouchard s'offre Québec pour ses 20 ans, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/200907/14/01-884125-myriam-bouchard-soffre-quebec-pour-ses-20-ans.php
  21. ^ Profile on Canada Soccer http://www.canadasoccer.com/players/profile.asp?playerid=396
  22. ^ (French) Soccer: Josée Bélanger doit oublier la Coupe du monde, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/la-tribune/sports/201104/27/01-4393821-soccer-josee-belanger-doit-oublier-la-coupe-du-monde.php
  23. ^ Profile on Canada Soccer, http://www.canadasoccer.com/players/national/profile.asp?playerid=374
  24. ^ (French) Amiral de Québec: la filière haïtienne rouverte, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/201105/26/01-4403217-amiral-de-quebec-la-filiere-haitienne-rouverte.php
  25. ^ (French) Une offensive haïtienne pour l'Amiral, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/201105/31/01-4404774-une-offensive-haitienne-pour-lamiral.php
  26. ^ (French) Véronique Laverdière: «Le sport m'a sauvée», http://www.cyberpresse.ca/sports/soccer/201105/10/01-4397860-veronique-laverdiere-le-sport-ma-sauvee.php
  27. ^ (French) Véronique Laverdière: Qui veut d'un prof extraordinaire, http://www.ruefrontenac.com/sports/sport-universitaire/36950-sport-universitaire-soccer-carabins-universite-montreal-veronique-laverdiere
  28. ^ AMIRAL de Québec
  29. ^ Profile on Canada Soccer,http://canadasoccer.com/players/profile.asp?playerid=363
  30. ^ (French)Samir Ghrib prend les rênes de l'Amiral de Québec féminin, http://www.quebechebdo.com/Sports/Soccer/2010-12-16/article-2048562/Samir-Ghrib-prend-les-renes-de-lAmiral-de-Quebec-feminin/1
  31. ^ (French)Carl Tardif, Le plan B de l'Amiral fait l'unanimité, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/201105/12/01-4398963-le-plan-b-de-lamiral-fait-lunanimite.php , May 13, 2011.
  32. ^ (French) L'Arsenal pige dans sa cour, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/200811/18/01-801729-larsenal-pige-dans-sa-cour.php
  33. ^ (French) L'Amiral se sépare de son entraîneur, http://www.quebecsoccer.com/article.php?id=1880
  34. ^ (French) Cottin revient à la charge,http://lejournaldequebec.canoe.ca/sports/encoreplus/archives/2009/12/20091223-205544.html
  35. ^ (French) Jonas Worth à la barre de l'Amiral de Québec, http://www.quebechebdo.com/Soccer/2010-01-07/article-1584324/Jonas-Worth-a-la-barre-de-lAmiral-de-Quebec/1
  36. ^ (French) Worth ne dirigera pas l'Amiral en 2011, http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/sports/soccer/201007/23/01-4300939-worth-ne-dirigera-pas-lamiral-en-2011.php
  37. ^ (French) Un Brésilien se joint à l’Amiral,http://lejournaldequebec.canoe.ca/journaldequebec/sports/encoreplus/archives/2010/04/20100413-203639.html