Aviron Bayonnais FC

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Aviron Bayonnais
Full name Aviron Bayonnais Football Club
Nickname(s) Txuri-Urdin
Founded 1935[1]
Ground Stade Didier Deschamps,
Ground Capacity 3,500
Chairman Jean-Pierre Mainard
Manager Jean-Claude Gay
League National 3 Group A
2017–18 National 3 Group A, 2nd
Website Club website

Aviron Bayonnais Football Club (French pronunciation: ​[a.vi.ʁɔ̃ ba.jɔ.nɛ]; commonly referred to as simply Bayonne) is a French association football club based in Bayonne. The club is a part of a sports club that was formed in 1904 that is also known for its rugby union club. The football club was founded in 1935 and currently play in the Championnat National 3, the fifth level of French football. Bayonne plays its home matches at the Stade Didier Deschamps located in the city. It is named after Bayonne native, former youth player and the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000 winning captain Didier Deschamps, who also played for Marseille and Juventus. Central defender Aymeric Laporte is another player who featured for Bayonne as a youth before starring for Athletic Club de Bilbao and later Manchester City.


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