Étoile FC

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Étoile FC
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Full name Étoile Football Club
Nickname(s) The Star
Founded 2010
Dissolved 2012
Ground Queenstown Stadium
Queenstown, Singapore
Ground Capacity 3,800
Chairman Morocco EnglandMohammed Ziat
Team Manager France Sebastien Corominas
League S.League
Year 2011 5th

Étoile Football Club was a professional football club which was formed to play in Singapore's S.League in 2010.

Étoile FC is the first team of players all born in Europe to play football in Singapore's professional league, and the first in Asia. The team is mostly made up of players of French origin.

Étoile FC became the eighth team defined by foreign team composition to compete in the S.League after Sinchi FC (2003), Albirex Niigata (2004), Sporting Afrique (2006), Liaoning Guangyuan and Super Reds (both 2007), Dalian Shide Siwu FC (2008) and DPMM FC (2009). Étoile FC's debut season was one for the team to remember as they were not only crowned Champions of the Singapore League Cup, but also the Champions of the S-League and 3rd Position in the Singapore Cup.

Étoile FC became the first foreign team to win the Singapore League following a 4–2 win over Albirex Niigata Singapore FC at Jurong East Stadium. On that fateful night, Kobayashi had scored twice to give the Japanese satellite team a 2–1 lead at half time. However, goals by Frédéric Mendy (2 goals) and Matthias Verschave sealed the title win for Étoile FC.

Étoile FC was the 'brainchild' of ex-Gombak United midfielder Johan Gouttefangeas. He was the chairman of Étoile FC since its formation in 2010. However, in June 2011, Johan relinquishes his position as Chairman and Hicham Moudden takes over.[1]

Étoile FC pulled out of the S-League for the 2012 season to focus on grassroots football and youth development.[2]

Club Ambassador[edit]

Étoile FC had, on 22 March 2011, appointed Sidney Govou, as the Club's Ambassador. In the process, Étoile FC becomes the first S-League Club to have an ambassador appointed to represent the club. Sidney and his brother, Jules, arrived in Singapore on 8 June 2011 and conducted a soccer clinic for children.

Seasons[edit]

Season Pos P W D L F A Pts Singapore Cup Singapore League Cup
2010 1st 33 21 7 5 54 23 70 Third Place Winners
2011 5th 33 21 4 8 65 36 62 Third Place Quarter-finals

Honours[edit]

League

Cup

Honor Roll of Coaches[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

Étoile FC is currently sponsored by HRMS Consulting. Their kit sponsor is Michezo.

In 2010, Étoile FC secured Ayam Brand as their sponsor after sports marketing company, The Red Card, dropped their sponsorship on 22 April 2010. Their jersey will feature the Ayam Brand logo on the front of their shirts for one match against defending champions SAFFC at the Jalan Besar Stadium on 23 April, on a match-day sponsorship deal. The deal includes advertisement boards and match-day hospitality. This deal make Étoile FC the first S-League side to have a match-day sponsorship deal. After the match, the logo will be printed on the sleeve instead of the front. [3]

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