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Excelsior AC Roubaix
Excelsior Athlétic Club de Roubaix
1928; 88 years ago (1928)
1978; 38 years ago (1978) (merged with SCO Roubaix)
The team was founded in 1928 in a merger between Football Club de Roubaix and Excelsior Club de Tourcoing.In 1932, the team turned professional and played the first professional football season in 1932/1933 and won the same year its first major trophy, the Coupe de France.Till the World War II, the team managed to stay in Division 1. After the war, the club merged with RC Roubaix and US Tourcoing in CO Roubaix-Tourcoing (1945–1970). After 1970, the team struggled at an amateur level till its demise in 1995. In 1977, the team merged with Sporting Club de Roubaix to create Roubaix Football, which also merged in 1990 with Stade Roubaix (i.e. former RC Roubaix) but never managed to come back to Division 1, only playing the 1983/84 season in Division 2. The team ended due to financial problems.