En Avant de Guingamp

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Guingamp
EA Guingamp logo.svg
Full nameEn Avant de Guingamp Côtes-d'Armor
Founded1912; 106 years ago (1912)
GroundStade de Roudourou
Capacity18,250
ChairmanBertrand Desplat
ManagerJocelyn Gourvennec
LeagueLigue 1
2017–18Ligue 1, 12th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

En Avant de Guingamp Côtes-d'Armor (Breton: War-raok Gwengamp, English: Forward Guingamp), commonly referred to as EA Guingamp, EAG, or simply Guingamp (French: [ɡɛ̃ɡɑ̃]), is a French association football club in the commune of Guingamp. The club was founded in 1912 and play in Ligue 1, the top level of French football, having won promotion from Ligue 2 following the 2012–13 season. Guingamp plays its home matches at the Stade de Roudourou in the city. It is unusual for a commune of 7,280 inhabitants to have a professional football club, let alone one that plays in the first tier. Also the stadium has a capacity of 18,000 spectators, roughly 2.5 times the commune's population.

Having been an amateur club for a long time, playing in the regional leagues, the club got promoted three times under the presidency of Noël Le Graët, who took over in 1972. In 1976, Guingamp reached the Third Division (now called Championnat National), and the next season they were promoted to the Second Division (now called Ligue 2), where they stayed until 1993. The club became fully professional in 1984, and in 1990 the Stade de Roudourou was opened, with Guingamp hosting Paris Saint-Germain in the inaugural match.

The club's first major honour was winning the Coupe de France in 2009, the second team in history not from Ligue 1 to win the competition.[1] The team defeated Breton rivals Rennes 2–1 in the final. Also, in 2014, En Avant de Guingamp beat Stade Rennais F.C. 2–0 at the Stade de France. Aside from two years of Coupe de France triumph, the club's only other major feat was winning the 1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

The club is in the French top flight, having gained promotion only three times: 1995, 2000 and 2013.

Aside from winning the Coupe de France, Guingamp is known for having served as a springboard for prominent players such as Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Fabrice Abriel, and Vincent Candela. Managers such as Guy Lacombe, Francis Smerecki, and Erick Mombaerts also used the club as springboards during the infancy of their coaching careers. Guingamp is presided over by Bertrand Desplat. The former president, Noël Le Graët, is president of the French Football Federation. The club has a women's team who play in the Division 1 Féminine, and a reserve team in the CFA2.

On 3 May 2014, En Avant won their second Coupe de France, defeating Stade Rennais 2–0 in the final at Stade de France.

History of the club[edit]

Timeline[edit]

  • 1912: Foundation of the club.
  • 1922: First match at Stade de Montbareil.
  • 1929: First promotion to the Division d'Honneur.
  • 1949: Second promotion to the Division d'Honneur.
  • 1974: Third promotion to the Division d'Honneur.
  • 1976: First promotion to Division 3.
  • 1977: First promotion to Division 2.
  • 1984: Adoption of professional status.
  • 1990: First match at Stade de Roudourou.
  • 1994: Second promotion to Ligue 2.
  • 1995: First promotion to Ligue 1.
  • 1996: Winner of the Intertoto Cup and first appearance in Europe.
  • 1997: Runner-up of the Coupe de France.
  • 2000: Second promotion to Ligue 1.
  • 2004: Relegation from Ligue 1.
  • 2009: Winner of the Coupe de France and second appearance in Europe.
  • 2010: Relegation from Ligue 2.
  • 2011: Promotion to Ligue 2.
  • 2013: Promotion to Ligue 1.
  • 2014: Winner of the Coupe de France and third appearance in the UEFA Europa League.

League timeline[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 September 2018.[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK Karl-Johan Johnsson
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Jordan Ikoko
4 Mali DF Djegui Koita
5 Portugal DF Pedro Rebocho
6 South Africa MF Lebogang Phiri
7 France MF Ludovic Blas
8 France MF Lucas Deaux
10 France MF Nicolas Benezet
11 France FW Marcus Thuram
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Yeni Ngbakoto
14 France FW Nathaël Julan
15 France DF Jérémy Sorbon (vice-captain)
No. Position Player
16 France GK Marc-Aurèle Caillard
18 France MF Guessouma Fofana
20 Cameroon DF Félix Eboa Eboa
22 France MF Étienne Didot
23 France FW Ronny Rodelin
24 France MF Marcus Coco
25 France DF Cheick Traoré
26 France FW Nolan Roux
27 France MF Franck Tabanou
29 France DF Christophe Kerbrat (captain)
30 Slovenia GK Denis Petrić
France GK Dominique Youfeigane

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 GK Théo Guivarch (on loan to Cholet)
France DF Sikou Niakaté (on loan to Valenciennes)
No. Position Player
France FW Jérémy Livolant (on loan to Châteauroux)
France FW Yannis Salibur (on loan to St-Étienne)

Notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented Guingamp in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1912. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 80 official matches for the club.[3]

For a complete list of Guingamp players, see Category:En Avant de Guingamp players

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 12 Serbia and Montenegro FK Zemun 1–0 1st Symbol keep vote.svg
Finland FF Jaro 0–0
Romania Dinamo Bucharest 2–1
Georgia (country) Kolkheti Poti 3–1
SF Russia KAMAZ 0–2 4–0(aet) 4–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Finals Russia Rotor Volgograd 1–2 1–0 2–21 Symbol keep vote.svg
1996–97 UEFA Cup 1R Italy Internazionale 0–3 1–1 1–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3R Czech Republic 1. FC Brno 2–1 2–4(aet) 4–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2009–10 UEFA Europa League PO Germany Hamburg 1–5 1–3 2–8 Symbol delete vote.svg
2014–15 UEFA Europa League Group K Italy Fiorentina 0–3 1–2 2nd Symbol keep vote.svg
Greece PAOK 2–0 2–1
Belarus Dinamo Minsk 0–0 2–0
R32 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2–1 1–3 3–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
Notes

1 Guingamp won the Final on away goals.

  • 1R: First round
  • 3R: Third round
  • PO: Play-off round
  • SF: Semi-finals

Ownership[edit]

Club hierarchy[edit]

As of 27 May 2016
Position Name
President Bertrand Desplat
Vice-President Frédéric Legrand
Association President Jean-Paul Briand
Manager Jocelyn Gourvennec

Managerial history[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Europe[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ligue 2 side Guingamp stun Rennes in French Cup". The Guardian. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009.
  2. ^ "L'effectif 2018-2019". eaguingamp.com. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  3. ^ "En Avant de Guingamp". En Avant de Guingamp.
  4. ^ Guingamp's two Championnat de l'Ouest titles were won by the club's reserve team.

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