Amiens SC

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Amiens
AmiensSC.png
Full name Amiens Sporting Club
Founded 1901; 115 years ago (1901)
Ground Stade de la Licorne
Ground Capacity 12,097
Chairman Bernard Joannin
Manager Christophe Pélissier
League Ligue 2
2015–16 Championnat National, 3rd (promoted)
Website Club home page

Amiens Sporting Club (French pronunciation: ​[amjɛ̃]; commonly referred to as Amiens SC or simply Amiens) is a French association football club based in the northern city of Amiens in the Picardy region. The club was formed in 1901 and currently play in Ligue 2, the second level of French football. The club plays its home matches at the Stade de la Licorne located within the city. Amiens is managed by Olivier Echouafni and captained by defender Stéphane Mangione.

History[edit]

Amiens Athlétic Club (AAC) was set up in 1901 by a group of players from the Association du Lycée d'Amiens, French schoolboy champions in 1902, 1903, and 1904. AAC crushed its very first opponents, Saint-Quentin, 13–0 a few months after its creation. In April 1902, the Comité de Picardie de l'U.S.F.S.A was established by the then-president of the AAC (Henri-Frédéric Petit). AAC dominated the early USFSA league for the first 12 seasons. In 1909, the club got a new ground, at the Henry Daussy Park, allowing an attendance of more than 1,000. In 1933, the club got its first professional section, later abandoned in 1952, before becoming professional again in 1993. Since the early days, AAC has undergone two name changes: In 1961, to Sporting Club d'Amiens, and in 1989, as Amiens Sporting Club. Amiens played in Ligue 2 between 2001–2009. The team will make a return to the second tier of French football for the 2016–2017 season, after finishing 3rd in the Championnat National.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 September 2016[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 France GK Régis Gurtner
3 Benin DF Khaled Adénon
5 France DF Nathan Dekoke
6 France MF Thomas Monconduit
7 France MF Joachim Eickmayer
8 France MF Guessouma Fofana
9 France FW Yannick Mamilonne
10 France MF Emmanuel Bourgaud
11 Benin FW Jonathan Tinhan
12 France DF Bakaye Dibassy
13 France FW Quentin Cornette
15 France DF Jean Calvé
16 France GK Raphaël Adiceam
No. Position Player
17 France MF Réda Rabeï
18 New Caledonia FW Georges Gope-Fenepej
19 France DF Oualid El Hajjam
20 Guinea MF Richard Soumah
21 France MF Charly Charrier
22 France DF Tanguy Ndombele
23 France DF Julien Ielsch
25 France DF Jordan Lefort
26 Cameroon DF Guy Ngosso
27 France FW Aboubakar Kamara
29 France DF Matthieu Fontaine
France GK Gauthier Banaziak
Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Harrison Manzala

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
France DF Alioune Ba (on loan to Quevilly-Rouen)
France MF Morgan Mauquit (on loan to Dieppe)
No. Position Player
France FW Samuel Betina (on loan to Croix)

Former notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented Amiens and its predecessors in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1901. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 80 official matches for the club.

For a list of former Amiens players, see Category:Amiens SC players.

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Division 3
    • Champions (1): 1978
  • Division d'Honneur (Nord)
    • Champions (4): 1924, 1927, 1957, 1963
  • Division d'Honneur (Picardie)
    • Champions (2): 1920, 1921
  • USFSA League (Picardie)
    • Champions (11): 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
  • Coupe de France
    • Runners-Up (1): 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Effectif" (in French). amiensfootball.com. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 

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