Corsica national football team

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Corsica
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationLigue corse de football
Head coachFrance Jean-Michel Cavalli
France Charles Orlanducci
First colours
Second colours
First international
 France 0–2 Corsica 
(28 February 1967)
Biggest win
 Guadeloupe 0–3 Corsica 
(5 June 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Martinique 5–1 Corsica 
(7 June 2018)

The Corsica national football team (Corsican: Squadra Corsa di Balò) is the unofficial football team for the island of Corsica, France. It is not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA. Until now, the selection has played against national teams six times.

In the past, the selection has also played against club teams, as in 1962 against OGC Nice, or Stade Reims in 1963.
The match against Congo was organized by the CFA (Corsica Football Association). In order to be called up for the team, a player had to fulfil two conditions: having at least one parent or grandparent from Corsica and being a professional player or being part of a professional club.

Venue of the team[edit]

The venue of the selection is not fixed : Corsica has played in both of the major cities of the island, Bastia and Ajaccio. It has been said that from now on, the matches will be played alternatively in Bastia (Stade Armand Cesari) and in Ajaccio (either Stade Ange Casanova or Stade François Coty).

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the friendly game against Sardinia to be played on 2 June 2019.[1]

Caps and goals as of 8 June 2018

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Nicolas Penneteau (1981-02-20) 20 February 1981 (age 38) 6 0 Belgium Sporting Charleroi
1GK Jean-Louis Leca (1985-09-21) 21 September 1985 (age 33) 4 0 France Lens
1GK Francois-Joseph Sollacaro (1994-03-21) 21 March 1994 (age 25) 2 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio

2DF Gary Coulibaly (1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 (age 33) 10 0 Corsica SC Bastia
2DF Yohan Bocognano (1990-06-16) 16 June 1990 (age 29) 9 1 Corsica SC Bastia
2DF Anthony Lippini (1988-11-07) 7 November 1988 (age 30) 9 0 Belgium Tubize
2DF Gilles Cioni (1984-06-14) 14 June 1984 (age 35) 6 1 Corsica SC Bastia
2DF Louis Poggi (1984-06-13) 13 June 1984 (age 35) 6 0 Corsica SC Bastia

3MF Johan Cavalli (1981-09-12) 12 September 1981 (age 37) 9 1 Corsica AC Ajaccio
3MF Yannick Cahuzac (1985-01-18) 18 January 1985 (age 34) 7 1 France Toulouse
3MF Jean-François Grimaldi (1988-08-14) 14 August 1988 (age 30) 5 0 Corsica FC Bastia-Borgo
3MF Baptiste Anziani (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 29) 2 0 France Cannes
3MF Julien Benhaïm (1996-10-25) 25 October 1996 (age 22) 2 0 France Marignane Gignac
3MF Vincent Marchetti (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 22) 1 0 France Nancy

4FW Jean-Jacques Mandrichi (1984-06-03) 3 June 1984 (age 35) 8 6 France Istres
4FW Benjamin Santelli (1991-11-16) 16 November 1991 (age 27) 5 1 Corsica SC Bastia
4FW Jean-Jacques Rocchi (1989-06-01) 1 June 1989 (age 30) 5 0 France Annecy
4FW Francescu Massoni (1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 23) 3 0 France FC Fleury 91
4FW Rémy Cabella (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 29) 2 0 France Saint-Étienne
4FW Maxime Penneteau (1999-10-28) 28 October 1999 (age 19) 1 0 France Reims B
4FW Félix Tomi (2000-08-31) 31 August 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called-up in the past three years:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Cyril Fogacci (1996-10-01) 1 October 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio 2018 Tournoi des 4
GK Thomas Vincensini (1993-09-12) 12 September 1993 (age 25) 1 0 France Valenciennes 2018 Tournoi des 4

DF Dominique Guidi (1996-02-06) 6 February 1996 (age 23) 2 0 Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio 2018 Tournoi des 4
DF Hugo Aine (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 23) 3 0 France FC Chambly v.  Nigeria, 26 May 2017
DF Thibault Campanini (1998-07-27) 27 July 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio v.  Nigeria, 26 May 2017
DF Grégory Lorenzi (1983-12-17) 17 December 1983 (age 35) 3 0 retired v.  Basque Country, 27 May 2016
DF François Modesto (1979-08-19) 19 August 1979 (age 39) 8 0 retired v.  Nigeria, 26 May 2017
DF Sébastien Squillaci (1980-08-11) 11 August 1980 (age 38) 3 0 retired v.  Basque Country, 27 May 2016 INJ

MF Christophe Vincent (1992-11-08) 8 November 1992 (age 26) 3 0 Corsica SC Bastia 2018 Tournoi des 4
MF Mattéo Tramoni (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 19) 2 0 Corsica AC Ajaccio 2018 Tournoi des 4
MF Julien Anziani (1999-06-23) 23 June 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Corsica Gazélec Ajaccio 2018 Tournoi des 4
MF Christophe Casabianca (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 26) 1 0 Corsica Gallia-Lucciana 2018 Tournoi des 4
MF Jean-Louis Luccherini (1986-10-09) 9 October 1986 (age 32) 1 0 Corsica Furiani-Agliani 2018 Tournoi des 4
MF Vincent Leca (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 24) 1 0 Corsica SC Bastia v.  Basque Country, 27 May 2016
MF Michel Moretti (1989-05-26) 26 May 1989 (age 30) 0 0 Corsica AS Furiani-Agliani v.  Nigeria, 26 May 2017
MF Julian Palmieri (1986-12-07) 7 December 1986 (age 32) 5 0 France FC Metz v.  Nigeria, 26 May 2017
MF Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi (1985-06-17) 17 June 1985 (age 34) 5 0 Cyprus Alki Oroklini v.  Basque Country, 27 May 2016
MF Laurent Pomponi (1996-06-18) 18 June 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Corsica FB Île-Rousse v.  Nigeria, 26 May 2017

FW Alexandre Cropanese (1993-10-18) 18 October 1993 (age 25) 2 0 Corsica Borgo FC v.  Nigeria, 26 May 2017
FW Julien Romain (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 23) 1 0 Corsica SC Bastia v.  Nigeria, 26 May 2017

Results[edit]

Corsican footballers who represented FIFA national teams[edit]

See also[edit]

Category:Footballers from Corsica

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Selezzione" [The selection] (in Corsican). 22 May 2019.

External links[edit]