A.S. Pirae

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AS Pirae
Full name AS Pirae
Nickname(s) Ajkule
Ground Stade Pater
Pirae, Tahiti
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Roland Paquier
Manager Samuel Garcia
League Tahiti Division Fédérale
2014–15 2nd

AS Pirae is a football club from Pirae in Tahiti. They are one of the most successful teams in Tahiti having won the Tahiti Division Fédérale eight times. They are also the first French Polynesian team to have reached the final of the OFC Champions League, which they achieved in 2006.

Oceania Club Championship 2006[edit]

AS Pirae qualified for the Oceania Club Championship 2006 after winning the Division Fédérale. In the group stages they recorded big wins against Marist FC 10–1, and Sobou FC 7–0, which was enough to secure their passage to the semi-finals despite a 1–0 defeat to Auckland City in the last game. In the semi-finals they pulled off a major shock beating YoungHeart Manawatu 2–1 thanks to early goals from Jose Hmae and Naea Bennett. However in the Final they met Auckland City once again and suffered a 3–1 defeat. This remains the best performance by any French Polynesian side in the premier Oceanian club competition.

Recent Seasons[edit]

Between 2007 and 2010 Pirae have been unable to replicate the form that saw them finish runners-up in the Oceania Club Championship and they have not qualified for the competition in its new form the OFC Champions League. In the 2009–10 season Pirae finished 4th in the Division Fédérale and then 4th in the Championship play-off.


2006 : 2nd place
1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2014
1978, 1980, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002
  • Coupe de Polynésie: 9
1970, 1980, 1984, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005
2001 , 2007

The club in the French football structure[edit]

1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2002–03

Performance in OFC competitions[edit]

Best: Semi-finalist, 2013–14
2006: Finalist

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2014-15 OFC Champions League:[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 French Polynesia GK Teva Durot
2 French Polynesia DF Nicolas Vallar
3 French Polynesia DF Vincent Simon
4 French Polynesia MF Heimanu Taiarui
5 French Polynesia DF Edson Lemaire
6 French Polynesia MF Salomon Tevepauhu
10 French Polynesia FW Tearii Labaste
11 French Polynesia FW Roonui Tinirauarii
12 French Polynesia DF Raimana Dhalluin
13 New Caledonia MF Roy Kayara
No. Position Player
14 French Polynesia MF Heiarli Tavanae
15 French Polynesia DF Tainui Lehartel
16 French Polynesia MF Efrain Araneda
17 French Polynesia MF Marc Vaki
19 French Polynesia MF Marama Vahirua
18 French Polynesia DF Ariihau Teriitau
20 French Polynesia DF Jay Warren
21 French Polynesia FW Teaonui Tehau
32 French Polynesia GK Patrice Firiapu


Position Name
Coach French Polynesia Samuel Garcia
Assistant French Polynesia -
GK coach French Polynesia Vahitutaurua Pimati
Physiotherapist French Polynesia Jean-Claude Lintz
Media Manager French Polynesia Reynald Temarii


  1. ^ AS Pirae Official Team List from oceaniafootball,com