ASC Linguère

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ASC Linguère
ASC Linguère.jpg
Full name Association Sportive et Culturelle La Linguère
Founded 14 September 1969
Ground Stade de Linguère
Saint-Louis, Senegal
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Democratic Republic of the Congo Aboubacar Sadikhe Sy
Manager Senegal Amara Traore
League Senegal Premier League
2013/14 8th
Website Club home page

ASC Linguère are a Senegalese football club based in Saint-Louis. They play in the second division in Senegalese football. Their home stadium is Stade de Linguère.

Linguère also is eighth in the number of major honours won in Senegal numbering five, shared with ASC Port Autonome of Dakar, Casa Sports of Ziguinchor and Djambars FC.

History[edit]

ASC Linguère was founded on 14 September 1969 after the merger of two clubs Espoir de Saint-Louis and AS Saint-Louisienne.[1][2]

Before the merger, Espoir de Saint-Louis won their only title under French rule in 1957, after independence, the club won their only cup title in 1961, AS Saint-Louisienne won their only cup title five years later in 1966.

ASC Linguère primarily competed in the national First Division until 1998 when they finished in the relegation zone in 13th position and remained until 2002, after being first in the Second Division, Linguère continued on until two years later when they were 17th in the 2003-04 Second Division, Linguère returned in 2008 after being first again in the Second Division, it became professional championship that year. Linguère finished first in group A with 34 points and scored 16 goals and advanced up to the finals, the club faced Casa Sport from Casamance in the southwest of the country, both matches were scoreless and Linguère scored 4-2 in the penalty shootout and claimed their only championship title in the 2009 season. After the group system finished, Linguère finished 7 in 2013 and 8th in 2013-14, Linguère was 9th in 2014-15, the club scored 30 goals which was shared with the champion Douanes, the goal total was second behind NGB ASC Niarry Tally, Linguère finished 4th in the 2015-16 season, Linguère scored the most number of goals in the season with 32, one goal more than Diaraf.

Their first appearance in the cup finals was in 1971 and Linguère won it 2-0 over ASC Diaraf of Dakar. Their second appearance was in 1984 where they challenged with ASC Jeanne d'Arc and lost 1-0 in extra time. Their second cup title came during their third appearance in 1988 after defeating Saltiques Rufisque 1-0, two years later, Linguère defeated ASC Port Autonome, another Dakar club 1-0 to claim their third cup title. Their next two final appearances were unsuccessful, they lost to ASC Diaraf in 1993 2-0 and another Dakar club AS Douanes 3-1 five years later. A decade later, they faced the same club in 2007, this time, they would claim their recent cup title after winning 1-0 in extra time, this was their recent cup final appearance.

Continental appearances[edit]

Their first continental appearance was a cup competition in 1989. Linguère faced ASF Bobo-Dioulasso of Burkina Faso and lost in away goals rule. Their second also entered as a second place club and challenged Algeria's ES Sétif, the club won 1-0 in the first leg and gigantically lost 7-1 in the second. Their third cup competition was in 1997 and entered as a second place club and faced against KAC Marrakesh and lost two legs by a goal each. Their recent continental cup challenge was the 2008 CAF Confederation Cup and challenged against ES Bingerville and each had a total of 3 goals, the club won their elevation in penalty shootouts 4-2 and next faced CS Sfaxien from eastern Tunisia and as they were tied with a total of four goals, they lost under the away goals rule.

Their first ever championship title came half a century after the merger and foundation of the club in 2009, Linguère faced Casa Sport in the finals of late-October and all the two matches ended without goals. The final match which was played in the home stadium went into penalty shootouts and Linguère won 4-2 to claim their only national title.[3][4] It gave Linguère an entry to the 2010 CAF Champions League, their only entry to the continental championships and advanced up to the first round, in the preliminaries, Linguère faced Ghana's Asante Kotoko and two matches were tied with 2 and defeated them in the penalty shootouts with four goals, next came Mali's Djoliba AC, 2009 winner and whose title dominated about a quarter of the nation's championships, Linguére scored a single goal in one of the two matches and were tied, Linguère lost 3 penalty shootout goals to 4 to one of the greatest clubs in Mali.

At the WAFU Cup, the club competed in the 1988 edition where the club was lost in the first round to ASFAG Conakry 4-1 in the first match in June, the second match was scoreless.

Uniform[edit]

Home uniform up to 2009
Away uniform to 2009

Its uniform colors features a white clothing with green lining along the collar and the top portion of the sleeves and the rest of the edges, and socks with three green stripes on top for home matches and green clothing with white line edges on top of the T-shirt with white shorts and green socks with three white stripes on top.

Its former uniform colors were purple for home matches and white for away matches.

Achievements[edit]

2009
1961
    • AS Saint-Louisienne (before the merger): 1
1966
    • as ASC Linguère: 4
1971, 1988, 1990, 2007

League and cup history[edit]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

ASC Linguère's results in CAF competition
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1989 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Senegalese cup winner First Round Burkina Faso ASF Bobo-Dioulasso 2–1 1–0 2–2
1991 CAF Cup Winner's Cup Senegalese cup winner First Round Tunisia ES Sétif 1–0 1–7 2–7
1997 CAF Cup Senegalese cup runner-up First Round Morocco KAC Marrakech 0–1 1–0 0–2
2008 CAF Confederation Cup Senegalese Cup winners Preliminary Round Ivory Coast ES Bingerville 3–0 3–0 3–3 (4-2 pen)
First Round of 16 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 3–2 2–1 4–4 (a)
2010 CAF Champions League Senegalese champions Preliminary Round Ghana Asante Kotoko 2–0 0–2 2–2 (4-2 pen)
Second Round Mali Djoliba AC 1–0 0–1 1–1 (3-4 pen)

Performance at the WAFU Club Championship[edit]

ASC Linguère's results at the WAFU Club Championship
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1988 WAFU Club Championship Division 1 Runner-up First Round Guinea ASFAG Conakry 0–0 4–1 1–4

National level[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup League Cup AN Cup Notes Final Phase
1981 1 13 26 5 11 10 18 24 -6 21
1984 1 10 26 - - - - - - 22 Finalist
1990-91 1 9 30 17 4 9 19 22 -3 28
1991-92 1 4 30 13 11 6 19 8 +11 37
1992-93 1 11 28 - - - - - - 29 Finalist
1995 1B 2 16 7 4 5 9 5 +4 25 Advanced into the Semis Lost to ASC Diaraf in the semis
1997 1 3 26 - - - - - - 43 Finalist
1998 1 13 26 - - - - - - 26
2001-02 2 1 - - - - - - - -
2002-03 1 8 26 7 9 10 20 22 -2 30
2003-04 1 17 38 11 12 25 19 26 -7 46
2007 2 1 - - - - - - - - Winner
2008 1A 3 18 7 8 3 18 11 +7 29 Did not advance Did not participated
2009 1A 1 16 9 7 0 16 3 +13 34 Quarterfinalist Advanced to the finals Champion
2010 1A 6 16 5 5 6 10 10 0 20 Quarterfinalist Did not advance Did not participate
2010-11 1 4 30 9 18 3 27 20 +7 45
2011-12 1A 5 14 4 6 4 12 12 0 18 Did not advance Did not participate
2013 1 7 30 10 14 6 32 25 +7 44
2013-14 1 8 26 8 9 9 23 28 -5 33
2014-15 1 9 26 7 12 7 30 33 -3 33
2015-16 1 4 26 10 8 8 32 29 +3 38

Statistics[edit]

  • Best position: First round (continental)
  • Best position at cup competitions: First Round of 16 (continental)
  • Appearances at the League Cup: 9
  • Highest number of points in a season: 46 - national (2005)
  • Total matches played at the continental level: 14
    • CAF Champions' League: 4
    • CAF Confederation Cup: 8
    • CAF Cup: 2
  • Total goals scored: 14
    • CAF Champion's League: 3
    • CAF Confederation Cup: 11
  • Total wins at the CAF Confederation Cup: 3

Squad[edit]

As of the 2011-12 season

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 Khadim N'Diaye
2 Senegal DF Papa Samba N'Diaye (Captain)
3 Senegal DF Mamour Diop
4 Senegal DF Samba Guèye
5 Senegal MF Cheikh Abass Sané
6 Senegal MF Pape Assane Bâ
7 Senegal MF Malick Ndao
8 Senegal MF Mansour Bâ
9 Senegal FW Maguette Tine
10 Senegal MF Mbaye Thiam
No. Position Player
11 Senegal FW Thierno Niang
13 Senegal MF Adama Bâ
14 Senegal FW Ameth Diallo
15 Senegal DF Oumar Diakhaté
16 Senegal MF Matar Guissé
17 Senegal FW Moussa Dembélé
18 Senegal FW Sérigne Cheikh Diouck
19 Senegal MF Mohamed Remi Gomis
20 Senegal FW Habib Diop

Notable players[edit]

Former players[edit]

Youth club[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Moumar Gueye, Itinéraire d'un Saint-Louisien : la vieille ville française à l'aube des indépendances, L'Harmattan, 2004, p.61 ISBN 2-7475-6077-5
  2. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tabless/senecuphist.html
  3. ^ "La Linguère sur les pas de l'Espoir de Saint-Louis, 42 ans après". APS Senegal. 
  4. ^ "Sénégal: Premier titre pour la Linguère" [Senegal: First Title for Linguère']. Foot Africa 365.  (French)

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