ASC Diaraf

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ASC Diaraf
ASC Diaraf.gif
Full name Association Sportive et Culturelle Diaraf
Founded 9 May 1933
Ground Stade de Diaraf
Dakar, Senegal
Ground Capacity 10,000
Manager Abdoulaye Sarr
League Senegal Premier League
2014/15 12th
Current season

Association Sportive et Culturelle Diaraf is a Senegalese football club based in Dakar. They play in the top division in Senegalese football. Their home stadium is Stade de Diaraf. The club name is sometimes spelt ASC Jaraaf. The word Diaraf (French spelling in Senegal) or Jaraaf (Serer and English spelling in the Gambia) comes from the Serer language - Jaraaf, variation :Jaraff. The Jaraffs were the head of the Serer noble council of electors responsible for electing the Serer kings in pre-colonial times.[1] Diaraf is the most popular club in the country. Diaraf also has the most number of major honours won in Senegal numbering 28.

Its current manager is Abdoulaye Sarr in the 2014/15 season.

Logo and uniform[edit]

Its team logo are blue and white.

Its home uniform color features a white t-shirt with a striped green rims on top and green shorts with thick white rims on each side and green socks with two white stripes on top, its awa uniform features the colors opposite with a green t-shirt, white shorts and socks with rims the opposite color to home, its third color uniform has a white t-shirt with a thick black right sash and thin black rims on top and on the top right the Adidas logo, the shirt supplier of the club, it also has black shorts with thick green rims on each side and dark grey socks with black stripes on top.

Until May 2017, its home uniform color were white with green stripes and green shorts and green t-shirt with white stripes and white shorts for away games.

Home uniform 2010
Away uniform 2010
Home uniform from 2014 to May 2017
Away uniform from 2014 to May 2017

History[edit]

The club was founded on 9 May 1933 in the then-colonial capital Dakar. Till 1968 or 1969 the club was called Foyer France Sénégal.

Their first title was a cup title won in 1967 and won two straight. Their first championship title was won in 1968 and later had their first appearance in the African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1968 and lost to FAR Rabat. Before the end of the 1960s, the club changed its name to ASC Diaraf. Diaraf won three consecutive titles between 1975 and 1977, in cup titles, Diaraf won two (1982 and 1983) and then three consecutive (1993-1995) in the club. Diaraf became the second and most recent to win their tenth title in the long 2003–2004 season with a record-breaking 72 points, the club won their eleventh and recent title in 2010. Since 1976, Diaraf has the most number of national championships won, first with six titles which would be shared with ASC Jeanne d'Arc in 1986, later with seven the following season, eight in 1995, nine in 2000 which was shared by the same club in 2002 and was ranked second as Jeanne d'Arc had the totals until it was shared in 2004, now Diaraf has the most with eleven titles, one ahead of ASC Jeanne d'Arc. In cup titles, the club won two consecutive between 1982 and 1983, three consecutive between 1993 and 1995 and again two consecutive between 2008 and 2009. Their recent title win is the Senegal FA Cup in 2013 and their total is fifteen, the most number in Senegal. The other cup win, the Assemblée Nationale totals three.

Their first cup final appearance then under Foyer France was in 1967 and challenged US Gorée and defeated that club twice in two years, first 2–1 then 4–0. Their third was in 1970 and the first under the name Diaraf and defeated Almadies 3–1, Diaraf was runner up in the 1971 cup after losing 3–0 to ASC Linguère. Diaraf came for their fifth appearance in the cup final and defeated ASC Jeanne d'Arc 2–0 in 1973. Two years later, Diaraf defeated AS Police 2–0, a year later the club lost 3–1 The 1979 cup final was Diaraf's eighth appearance and lost to Casa Sports of Ziguinchor in the southwest of the nation. Two years later, Diaraf list the final to AS Police 3–1. In the next two cup finals, Diaraf defeated Police 2–1 in the 1982 and 1-0 in 1983. The 1985 cup final was Djaraf's eleventh appearance and defeated ASEC Ndiambour 1–0. Diaraf returned to the cup final six years later and defeated Jeanne d'Arc 2–1. Two years later in the 1993 cup final, the second featuring Linguère and this time defeated it 3–0, in the following year, the club defeated CSS Richard-Toll 1–0 and a year later AS Douanes 2–0 in the 1995 cup final. Diaraf made their sixteenth cup final appearance in 2004 and lost to Douanes 2–1. Djaraf made two consecutive cup final appearances in 2008 and 2009 and the two ended it in victory, their first was against Stade Mbour and defeated that club and then defeated AS Camberène a year later. Diaraf's nineteenth and the most recent cup appearance was in 2013 where they would win their recent cup title, this was their second against Casa Sports and this time defeated that club in penalty kicks 2–1 after the final was tied with a goal apiece.

Djaraf's first League Cup appearance was in 2009, they lost in the first round to Djokoul. Diaraf's success was greatest in the 2010 edition, the club appeared in the 1/4 final and defeated RS Yoff 3-0, then in the quarterfinals, they defeated CSS Richard-Toll and ASC Port Autonome in the semis. Diaraf challenged Casa Sports in the final and lost the title to that club 1-2. Diaraf has appeared in every League Cup editions.

African competitions[edit]

Diaraf has appeared in the continental championship 13 times, the most of any club from Senegal. Diaraf has scored a total of 64 goals. at the Champions League, also the club has played 54 matches, and had 25 wins (19 won at home, 5 won away) and 13 draws (7 at home, 6 away).[2]

Honours[edit]

1968, 1970, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1989, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2010.
1967, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2009, 2013.
1987, 1991, 2003.
1948.

League and cup history[edit]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

National level[edit]

Season Tier Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup League Cup AN Cup Notes Final Phase
1981 1 9 26 8 8 10 34 32 +2 24 Finalist
1982 1 1 26 - - - - - - - Winner
1984 1 5 26 - - - - - - 28
1990-91 1 4 30 12 12 6 36 20 +16 36 Winner Winner
1991-92 1 5 30 11 13 6 31 17 +14 35 Finalist
1992-93 1 2 28 - - - - - - 52 Winner
1995 1A 1 16 8 5 3 23 12 +11 29 Winner Advanced into playoffs Champion
1997 1 8 26 - - - - - - 31
1998 1 2 26 - - - - - - 46
1999 1 6 26 7 14 5 22 18 +4 35
2000 1 1 22 9 10 3 20 9 +11 37
2000–2001 1 4 26 10 11 5 22 12 +10 41
2001–2002 1 6 26 8 9 8 16 20 -4 33
2002–2003 1 2 26 12 11 3 28 11 +17 47 Winner
2003–2004 1 1 38 20 12 6 54 22 +32 72 Finalist
2005 1 2 34 13 15 6 26 12 +14 54
2006 1A 2 16 5 9 2 13 10 +3 24 Advanced into the Second phase
2 6 1 4 1 8 8 0 7 2nd place
2007 1B 5 16 5 3 8 10 18 -8 18 Did not advance Did not participated
2008 1B 4 18 7 8 3 16 11 +5 29 Winner Did not advance Did not participated
2009 1A 2 16 6 6 4 15 10 +5 24 Winner First Round Advanced to the finals second place
2010 1B 1 16 8 7 1 22 3 +19 31 Finalist Advanced to the finals Champion
2010–2011 1 2 30 11 14 5 31 23 +8 47
2011–2012 1B 3 14 7 4 3 17 8 +9 25 Did not advance Did not participate
2013 1 4 30 11 13 6 29 20 +9 46 Winner
2013–2014 1 2 26 13 9 4 36 22 +14 49
2014–2015 1 11 26 7 8 11 27 31 -4 29 Semifinals
2015-16 1 2 26 11 6 9 31 26 +5 39

Statistics[edit]

  • Best position: Semi-finals (continental)
  • Best position at a cup competition: Second Round (continental)
  • Best position at the League Cup: Finalist
  • Appearances at the League Cup: 9
  • Highest number of wins in a season: 20 (national)
  • Highest number of goals in a season: 54—national record
  • Highest number of points in a season: 72—national record
  • Total goals scored at a cup final: 27
  • Total matches played at the CAF Champions League: 54
    • Total matches played at home: 27
    • Total matches played away: 27
  • Total number of wins at the CAF Champions League: 25
    • Total home wins: 19
    • Total away wins: 5
  • Total draws at the CAF Champions League: 13
    • Total home draws: 7
    • Total away draws: 6
  • Total number of goals scored at the CAF Champions League: 64

Players[edit]

Squad[edit]

As of February 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Senegal GK Cheikh Bamba Thioub
2 Senegal MF Ibrahima Sory Soumah
3 Senegal FW Assane Diop
4 Senegal DF Matar Kanté
5 Senegal MF Hassane Fall
6 Senegal MF Lamine Bara Ndong
7 Senegal FW Baba Kebe
8 Senegal MF Alioune Badara Tendeng
9 Senegal FW Ibrahima Diop
10 Senegal FW Ibou Diouf
11 Senegal FW Boubacar Bâ
12 Senegal DF Babacar Seck
13 Senegal DF Khalifa M'Bengue
No. Position Player
14 Senegal MF Idrissa Niang
15 Senegal MF Fidel Gomis
16 Senegal GK Oumar Ba
17 Senegal DF Mame Moussa Ndoye
18 Senegal FW Pape Ciré Dia
19 Senegal FW Pape Faye
20 Senegal MF Yamadou Bathily
21 Senegal MF Mademba Diaw
22 Senegal DF Pape Sène
24 Senegal FW El Hadji Tafsir Samba
25 Senegal DF Alioune Fall
26 Senegal MF Pape Mor Diop

Former players[edit]

Managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarr, Alioune, "Histoire du Sine-Saloum", Introduction, bibliographie et Notes par Charles Becker, Bulletin de l'IFAN, Tome 46, Serie B, n° 3-4, 1986–1987, pp 21-30
  2. ^ "Djaraf's continental tournaments". Scoreshelf. 

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