Racing FC Union Luxembourg

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Racing FC
Racing FC Union Luxembourg.PNG
Full name Racing Football Club Union
Lëtzebuerg
Founded 12 May 2005
Ground Stade Achille Hammerel,
Luxembourg City
Ground Capacity 7,611
Chairman France Daniel Masoni
Manager France Alexandre Franceschi
League Luxembourg Division of Honour
2013-14 Luxembourg National Division, 14th (relegated)

Racing Football Club Union Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Racing Football Club Union Lëtzebuerg), usually abbreviated to Racing FC, is a football club, based in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg.

In the summer of 2012 the club signed a partnership with financial powerhouse Europe Sports Group with the aim of reaching the UEFA Champions League or Europa League in the near future. The agency will be tasked with identifying and securing top class players from around the world to reach this goal. The club has also arranged a partnership with the 1st flight club AS Nancy of France.

History[edit]

It was formed in 2005 as an amalgam of three clubs from Luxembourg City: CA Spora Luxembourg, Union Luxembourg, and CS Alliance 01. Its heritage is further complicated by the ancestry of those three clubs, all of which were themselves formed by mergers:

In its first season as a united team, Racing finished seventh in the National Division, equal on points with fifth-place FC Wiltz 71. They have improved their placing steadily since then, becoming challengers for the league title. In 2006-07, they finished fourth, and in the 2007-08 season, they achieved their best ever ranking: finishing 2nd. In the 2013-14 season, the club finished in last place and was consequently relegated from the top level.

Honours[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2007–08

As CA Spora Luxembourg[edit]

Winners (11): 1924–25, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1937–38, 1948–49, 1955–56, 1960–61, 1988–89
Runners-up (10): 1923–24, 1925–26, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1932–33, 1944–45, 1951–52, 1958–59, 1966–67, 1987–88
Winners (8): 1927–28, 1931–32, 1939–40, 1949–50, 1956–57, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1979–80
Runners-up (8): 1924–25, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1933–34, 1944–45, 1962–63, 1986–87

As Racing Club Luxembourg[edit]

Winners (1): 1909–10
Winners (1): 1921–22

As Sporting Club Luxembourg[edit]

Winners (2): 1910–11, 1918–19
Runners-up (3): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1915–16

As Union Luxembourg[edit]

Winners (6): 1926–27, 1961–62, 1970–71, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92
Runners-up (9): 1921–22, 1947–48, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1972–73, 1992–93, 1997–98
Winners (10): 1946–47, 1958–59, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1995–96
Runners-up (10): 1922–23, 1925–26, 1932–33, 1936–37, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1966–67, 1977–78, 1982–83, 1996–97

As US Hollerich Bonnevoie[edit]

Winners (5): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1914–15, 1915–16, 1916–17
Runners-up (2): 1909–10, 1917–18

As FC Aris Bonnevoie[edit]

Winners (3): 1963–64, 1965–66, 1971–72
Runners-up (1): 1970–71
Winners (1): 1966–67
Runners-up (5): 1963–64, 1967–68, 1971–72, 1975–76, 1978–79

European Competition[edit]

Racing FC qualified for UEFA European competitions once.

Qualifying round (1): 2008–09

In the 2008-09 season Racing played Sweden Kalmar FF and lost 1:10 on aggregate. They lost 0:3 at home and 1:7 away with Sully Billon scoring the only goal.

Overall, Racings's record in European competition reads:

P W D L GF GA GD
Racing FC Union 2 0 0 2 1 10 -9

Current squad[edit]

2014–15 season[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Portugal DF Vitor Almeida
16 France GK Mickaël Ménétrier
22 Luxembourg GK Jason Goncalves
2 Luxembourg DF Jonathan Rodrigues
3 France DF Dylan Nyambé
4 Guadeloupe DF Kevin Lacroix
5 Luxembourg DF Giuliano Jackson
15 Tunisia DF Naser Hammami
18 Luxembourg DF Kai Schwitz
24 Luxembourg DF Jérémy Mendes
25 France DF Nicolas Fernandes
6 France MF Mehdi Bousbaa
8 Luxembourg MF Igor Stojadinovic
10 Luxembourg MF Nicola Schreiner
No. Position Player
12 Luxembourg MF Predrag Dragovic
13 France MF Johan Bellini
14 Luxembourg MF Ernad Sabotic
19 France MF Nicolas Farina
21 Luxembourg MF Jonathan Hennetier
23 Luxembourg MF Ervin Huremovic
24 France MF Dany Simion
27 Luxembourg MF Louis Hakim
28 Luxembourg MF Damir Muhovic
7 Senegal FW Fine Bop
9 Algeria FW Idir Mokrani
11 France FW Giovann Vairelles
17 France FW Christopher Rondel

Managers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Equipe - RFC Union