F91 Dudelange

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Dudelange
F91 Dudelange.png
Full nameF91 Dudelange
Founded1991
GroundStade Jos Nosbaum,
Dudelange
Capacity2,558
ChairmanFlavio Becca
ManagerEmilio Ferrera
LeagueLuxembourg National Division
2018–19National Division, 1st

F91 Dudelange (French: [ɛf ka.tʁə.vɛ̃.ɔ̃z dyd.lɑ̃ʒ]) is a Luxembourgish professional football club based in Dudelange. It plays in the Luxembourg National Division.

It was formed in 1991 as a merger between three teams in the city: Alliance Dudelange, Stade Dudelange and US Dudelange. Domestically, it has won the Luxembourg National Division on 15 occasions and the Luxembourg Cup eight times. F91 Dudelange qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, becoming the first club from the country to reach the group stage of a European competition.

History[edit]

Simplified illustration of origin of F91 Dudelange

It was formed in 1991 from the clubs Alliance Dudelange, Stade Dudelange, and US Dudelange. All three clubs had won the National Division or the Luxembourg Cup before, but each had fallen upon hard times, and the amalgamated club was expected to be more stable, in both a sporting and financial sense.

Turning the club into a title-challenging team took a while. Stade Dudelange and US Dudelange had been in Luxembourg's third tier (the 1. Division), whilst Alliance Dudelange was struggling to remain in the second league (the Division of Honour). The new club would take Alliance's place in the Division of Honour in the 1991–92 season.

F91 was promoted in its first season, and soon established itself as a competent top-flight team, not finishing outside the top half of the table until 1996–97. Towards the end of the 1990s, Dudelange gradually improved, and brought to an end Jeunesse Esch's era of dominance by storming to the 1999–00 league title by eleven points.

In 2004–05, Dudelange won the title and competed in the UEFA Champions League for the 2005–06 season. In the competition Dudelange became the first club in Luxembourg's history to reach the second qualifying round, after a remarkable victory over NK Zrinjski (they lost 0–1 at home in the first leg, in the second leg they scored a goal in the 3rd minute of stoppage time to equalize on aggregate, and then scored 3 more goals in extra time). However, Dudelange were easily beaten by Rapid Wien in the second qualifying round.

In the 2005–06 season, Dudelange completed the league and cup Double for the first time since the merger. They replicated this feat in the 2006–07 season, and won a fourth consecutive National Division title in 2007–08.

In the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, F91 Dudelange defeated Tre Penne 11–0 on aggregate, earning them an appointment with Austrian champion Red Bull Salzburg in the second round. They defeated Salzburg 1–0 in Luxemburg, and lost 3–4 in Salzburg, to win the tie on the away goal rule. For the first time in club history, Dudelange qualified for the third round of the competition.

In 2013–14, Dudelange reclaimed the title with a 3–0 victory over Fola Esch on the final day of the season. This earned the club a spot in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.

In 2018, F91 Dudelange became the first Luxembourgish team to reach the group stage of a major European competition, after defeating CFR Cluj 5–2 on aggregate in the UEFA Europa League play-off round.[1] Due to Dudelange's apparent underdog status, daily newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor regarded CFR's elimination as "the biggest shame in the history of Romanian football".[2] Dudelange had also previously defeated Polish side Legia Warsaw in the third qualifying round.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Leagues[edit]

Cups[edit]

European record[edit]

Overview[edit]

As of 8 August 2019
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 38 7 7 24 44 73
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 28 8 5 15 28 52
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 4 0 0 4 3 19
TOTAL 70 15 12 43 75 144

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1993–94 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Israel Maccabi Haifa 0–1 1–6 1–7
1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Hungary Ferencváros 1–6 1–6 2–12
1999–00 UEFA Cup QR Croatia Hajduk Split 1–1 0–5 1–6
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1Q Bulgaria Levski Sofia 0–4 0–2 0–6
2001–02 UEFA Champions League 1Q Latvia Skonto FC 1–6 1–0 2–6
2002–03 UEFA Champions League 1Q Republic of Macedonia FK Vardar 1–1 0–3 1–4
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Slovakia Artmedia Petrzalka 0–1 0–1 0–2
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Lithuania FK Ekranas 1–2 0–1 1–3
2005–06 UEFA Champions League 1Q Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 0–1 4–0[A] 4–1
2Q Austria Rapid Wien 1–6 2–3 3–9
2006–07 UEFA Champions League 1Q Republic of Macedonia FK Rabotnički 0–1 0–0 0–1
2007–08 UEFA Champions League 1Q Slovakia MŠK Žilina 1–2 4–5 5–7
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q Slovenia Domžale 0–1 0–2 0–3
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 2Q Latvia Ventspils 1–3 0–3 1–6
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 1Q Denmark Randers FC 2–1 1–6 3–7
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 1Q Andorra FC Santa Coloma 2–0 2–0 4–0
2Q Slovenia Maribor 1–3 0–2 1–5
2012–13 UEFA Champions League 1Q San Marino Tre Penne 7–0 4–0 11–0
2Q Austria Red Bull Salzburg 1–0 3–4 4–4 (a)
3Q Slovenia NK Maribor 0–1 1–4 1–5
UEFA Europa League PO Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–3 0–4 1–7
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Moldova Milsami Orhei 0–0 0–1 0–1
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 0–4 1–1 1–5
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Republic of Ireland University College Dublin 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 2Q Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1–1 0–2 1–3
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 2Q Cyprus APOEL 0–1 0–1 0–2
2018–19 UEFA Champions League 1Q Hungary MOL Vidi 1–1 1–2 2–3
UEFA Europa League 2Q Kosovo Drita 2–1 1–1 3–2
3Q Poland Legia Warsaw 2–2 2–1 4–3
PO Romania CFR Cluj 2–0 3–2 5–2
Group F Greece Olympiakos 0–2 1–5 4th
Italy Milan 0–1 2–5
Spain Betis 0–0 0–3
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1Q Malta Valletta 2–2 1−1 3–3 (a)
UEFA Europa League 2Q North Macedonia Shkëndija 1–1 2−1 3–2
3Q Estonia Nõmme Kalju 3−1 1−0 4–1
PO Armenia Ararat-Armenia

Notes[edit]

  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round
  • A ^ After extra time.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 August, 2019 [3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Luxembourg GK Jonathan Joubert (captain)
2 Luxembourg DF Chris Stumpf
3 Luxembourg DF Noé Ewert
5 Luxembourg DF Tom Schnell
6 France MF Lucas Gonzales
7 Luxembourg FW Edis Agovic
8 Germany MF Mario Pokar
9 Luxembourg MF Danel Sinani
10 Germany MF Dominik Stolz
11 Portugal FW Bertino Cabral Barbosa
13 Italy FW Omar Natami
15 Luxembourg DF Ricardo Delgado
16 Belgium DF Thibaut Lesquoy
17 France DF Hearvin Djetou
18 France FW Laurent Pomponi
19 Belgium MF Foudil Bouchentouf
20 France MF Mickaël Garos
21 France MF Matéo Lévêque
No. Position Player
22 Belgium FW Antoine Bernier
23 Luxembourg FW Ryan Klapp
24 France DF Mehdi Kirch
26 France MF Corenthyn Lavie
27 France FW Adel Bettaieb
28 Belgium MF Charles Morren
30 Luxembourg GK Tim Kips
31 Belgium GK Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui
33 Luxembourg GK Joé Frising
34 Belgium DF Mohamed Bouchouari
39 Luxembourg FW Edvin Muratovic
44 Luxembourg DF Delvin Skenderovic
45 Senegal DF Salif Dramé
77 Belgium MF Sabir Bougrine
80 Luxembourg MF Ricardo Pinto
94 France FW Mehdi Ouamri
98 Senegal FW Laurent Mendy

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UEFA.com. "UEFA Europa League - CFR Cluj-Dudelange". UEFA.com. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  2. ^ "CFR CLUJ - DUDELANGE 2-3 // 5 motive pentru care "dubla" CFR - Dudelange este cea mai mare rușine din istoria fotbalului românesc" [CFR CLUJ - DUDELANGE 2-3 // 5 reasons why the CFR - Dudelange "double" is the biggest shame in the history of Romanian football]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 31 August 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.f91.lu/page/kader-60310

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