Angers SCO

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Angers
Angers SCO logo.svg
Full name Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest
Nickname(s) Les Scoïstes
Founded 1919; 99 years ago (1919)
Ground Stade Raymond Kopa
Ground Capacity 17,835
Chairman Saïd Chabane
Manager Stéphane Moulin
League Ligue 1
2017–18 Ligue 1, 14th
Website Club website
Current season

Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest, commonly referred to as Angers SCO or simply Angers (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃.ʒe]), is a French association football club based in Angers in western France. The club was founded in 1919 and play in Ligue 1, the first division of French football, having achieved promotion to the league in 2015 after 21 years. It plays its home matches at the Stade Raymond Kopa. The club has played 23 seasons in the top division, Ligue 1, and have also participated in the UEFA Cup after finishing 4th in 1971–72 season.

History[edit]

The team was founded in 1919, which was the same year that the FFF was founded.[1]

During the team's history, they have bounced between the top two tiers on multiple occasions. However, they did spend time in the third tier on several occasions; the 2006–07 season was their last season in the third tier.

The first season that Angers debuted in the second division in France was in 1945. In this season, Angers SCO was placed in the North group; at that time, the second division was split into two groups, the North and South. Angers finished third, being seven points short of Stade Fran, who were promoted to the first division.

In the 2014–15 Ligue 2 season, the team achieved promotion after a long time being in the lower division.

During the 2015–16 Ligue 1 season, SCO placed ninth in the final standings. In their opening league match against Montpellier HSC, Angers won the match 2-0.

On May 28, 2017, Angers played in the 2017 Coupe de France final against Paris Saint-Germain. Angers lost the match 1-0 courtesy of 91st minute own goal.[2] At the end of the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 season, Angers finished 14th on the table and Cameroon striker Karl Toko Ekambi finished with an impressive 17 goals in the competition.[3]

League participations[edit]

  • Ligue 1: 1956–68, 1969–75, 1976–77, 1978–81, 1993–94, 2015–present
  • Ligue 2: 1945–56, 1968–69, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1981–93, 1994–96, 2000–01, 2003–05, 2007–15
  • National: 1996–2000, 2001–03, 2005–07
  • Regional League: 1931–39
  • Division d'Honneur: 1919–31
  • Coupe de France runners up: 1957, 2017

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 July 2018.[4]

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 Mathieu Michel
2 France DF Rayan Aït-Nouri
3 France DF Yoann Andreu
4 Croatia DF Mateo Pavlović
5 France MF Thomas Mangani
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Harrison Manzala
8 Ivory Coast DF Ismaël Traoré (captain)
11 France FW Wilfried Kanga
14 France FW Billy Ketkeophomphone
15 France MF Pierrick Capelle
16 France GK Ludovic Butelle
17 Republic of the Congo MF Férébory Doré
18 France MF Baptiste Santamaria
20 France MF Flavien Tait
No. Position Player
21 France MF Loïc Puyo
23 France MF Angelo Fulgini
24 France DF Romain Thomas
25 Ivory Coast DF Abdoulaye Bamba
27 Ivory Coast FW Thomas Touré
29 France DF Vincent Manceau
40 France GK Anthony Mandrea
France GK Alexandre Letellier
Senegal DF Saliou Ciss
Senegal DF Ibrahim Cissé
France MF Vincent Pajot
Cameroon FW Stéphane Bahoken
France FW Dorian Bertrand

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
Mali MF Lassana Coulibaly (on loan to Rangers)
No. Position Player
Belgium FW Baptiste Guillaume (on loan to Nîmes)

Notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented Angers in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1919. To appear in the section below, a player must have either played in at least 80 official matches for the club or represented his country's national team either while playing for Angers or after departing the club.

For a complete list of Angers SCO players, see Category:Angers SCO players

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

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