Bourges 18

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Bourges 18
Full name Bourges 18
Nickname(s) Dix-Huit
Founded 1966; 52 years ago (1966)
Ground Stade Jacques Rimbault,
Capacity 8,000
Chairman Olivier Rigolet
Manager Youssef Benghourieb
League National 3 Group C
2017–18 National 3 Group C, 6th

Bourges 18 is a French football club based in Bourges. In the summer of 2008, FC Bourges, which spent eleven seasons in Ligue 2, merged with Bourges-Asnières 18 football club and became Bourges 18, and currently plays in the Championnat National 3, the fifth level of French football. The club's colours are red and blue.


  • 1966: Foyer Saint-François Bourges and Racing Club de Bourges were amalgamated to form FC Bourges.
  • 1970–1994: The club played intermittently in Ligue 2
  • 1994–1998: The club played in the French Division Three, Championnat National but went bankrupt in January 1998, and was henceforth known as FC Bourges 18
  • 2005: after another bankruptcy, the club changed its name to Bourges Football Olympique Club
  • 2006: The club is renamed once more and becomes Bourges Football
  • 2008: Bourges Football and Bourges Asnières 18 amalgamate to become Bourges 18.



Incomplete list

  • 1993–1994 Alain Michel/Bobby Brown
  • 1994–1998 Bobby Brown
  • 1998–2002 Jean Gomez/Pavle Vostanic
  • 2002–2004 Pavle Vostanic
  • 2004–2005 Pascal Dupuis
  • 2005–2008 Laurent Di Bernardo
  • 2008–2009 Stéphane Drici

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