FC Laval

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FC Laval
Full nameFC Laval Club de Soccer
Founded1971/74 (as CS Fabrose)
2021 (as FC Laval)
StadiumParc Cartier
Head CoachBoubacar Coulibaly
LeagueLigue1 Québec
2023L1Q-Male, 4th
L1Q-Female, 8th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FC Laval (formerly CS Fabrose) is a Canadian semi-professional soccer club based in Laval, Quebec that plays in Ligue1 Québec. In 2021, CS Fabrose merged with youth clubs CS Chomedey and Delta Laval to form FC Laval.[1]


CS Fabrose[edit]

The club was originally formed in 1971 following a merger of a few area clubs and adopted the name CS Fabrose, in 1974.[2]

In 2018, the club joined the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec, a Division III league, fielding a team in the men's division.[3] They played their first match on May 5 against CS Mont-Royal Outremont.[3] They finished in seventh place out of eight teams in their inaugural season, but improved to 4th place in the 2019 season with Felipe Costa de Souza leading the league in goals scored with 13.[4] However, despite only finishing fourth in the league, the club won the PLSQ League Cup, earning their first title, defeating CS Mont-Royal Outremont 2–0 in the final.[5][6]

In 2019, they added a team in the women's division of the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec.[7] While the 2020 season was initially interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the club was one of the teams that committed to fielding teams in both the male and female divisions for the shortened season,[8] with the players agreeing to play without compensation.[9] The women's team finished in second place after losing in the finals to AS Blainville in penalty kicks.[10]

FC Laval[edit]

In 2021, CS Fabrose merged with youth clubs CS Chomedey and Delta Laval to form FC Laval (originally the name was set to be CS Laval-Ouest).[1][11][12] The club completely overhauled their roster from the Fabrose side in 2020, with nearly a completely new roster, featuring many young players.[13] In their first game as a new club, on July 4, 2021, they drew 2–2 against four-time defending champions AS Blainville.[14] Ultimately they finished fourth in their maiden season as a new club.[15]

In September 2021, they became the first club to partner and join CF Montréal's Scouting and Development Centre, where they will work in tandem on development of Laval's players.[16][17]

In 2022, the club won the men's PLSQ, winning sixteen matches and losing only once in 22 matches, qualifying them to compete in the 2023 Canadian Championship.[18][19]

Current squad[edit]

As of 6 May 2023[20]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Canada CAN Karl Gouabe
3 DF Canada CAN Zackiel Brault
4 DF Central African Republic CAF Néhémie Kenguena
5 DF Canada CAN Wandrille Lefèvre
6 MF Canada CAN Mamoudou Davilmar
7 FW Canada CAN Ryan Moteng
8 MF Canada CAN Shaloom Chimpuki
10 FW Canada CAN Riad Bey
11 FW Canada CAN Rickson Aristilde
12 FW Canada CAN Mohammed Anis Kardoussi
13 DF Canada CAN Ismail Sow
16 FW Canada CAN Xavier Houndo-Richard
18 MF Canada CAN Mouhamadou Sylla
19 FW Canada CAN Michael Valentino Santella
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF Canada CAN Youssef Adiem
21 DF Canada CAN Alexander Katsaros
22 DF Colombia COL Jose Fernando Munoz Garcia
23 DF Canada CAN Miguel Tchouaket
24 DF Lebanon LBN Ibrahim Chami
29 DF Haiti HAI Ross Appolon
44 MF Canada CAN Siar Sadat
31 GK Canada CAN Nathan Frans
33 GK Canada CAN Christian Muresan
85 FW Mali MLI Adama Sissoko
MF Guinea GUI Mamoudou Keita
MF Canada CAN Nadjib Chemil



as CS Fabrose

Season League Teams Record Rank League Cup Canadian Championship Ref
2018 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec 8 7–5–4 7th Quarter-finals did not qualify [21]
2019 9 3–4–9 4th Champions did not qualify [21]
2020[note 1] 6 1–0–5 6th did not qualify [21]
  1. ^ The 2020 season was cancelled before its conclusion, with the final standings determined on a points earned per game basis

as FC Laval

Season League Teams Record Rank League Cup Canadian Championship Ref
2021 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec 10[note 1] 7–5–4 4th did not qualify [21]
2022 12 16–5–1 1st Finalists did not qualify [21]
2023 Ligue1 Québec 12 12–4–4 4th Quarter-Finals Preliminary round
  1. ^ Ottawa South United withdrew from the 2021 league mid-way through due to government restrictions, with their matches removed from the standings. Thus, Laval's draw against Ottawa is not included in their record.


as CS Fabrose

Season League Teams Record Rank Playoffs Ref
2019 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec 6 3–4–8 4th [22]
2020 4 2–0–1 2nd 2nd [22]

as FC Laval

Season League Teams Record Rank League Cup Ref
2021 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec 10 1–0–8 9th did not qualify [22]
2022 12 7–1–3 4th Semi-finals [22]
2023 Ligue1 Québec 12 3–3–5 8th Finalists [23]

Notable former players[edit]

The following players have either played at the professional or international level, either before or after playing for the PLSQ team:




  • PLSQ Champions (1): 2022
  • Coupe PLSQ Winners (1): 2019


  1. ^ a b "Le CS Laval-Ouest : un projet tourné aussi vers l'élite" [CS Laval-Ouest: a project also geared towards the elite]. Just eSoccer (in French). 10 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Historique du club soccer Fabrose Inc" [History of Fabrose Soccer Club Inc]. CS Fabrose (in French).
  3. ^ a b Lamarre, Sylvain (2 May 2018). "Deux équipes lavalloises en PLSQ" [Two Laval Teams in PLSQ]. Courrier Laval (in French).
  4. ^ Pereira, Nicholas (17 September 2019). "Le CS Fabrose veut bâtir sur sa saison" [CS Fabrose wants to build on its season]. Courrier Laval (in French).
  5. ^ Pereira, Nicholas (13 October 2019). "Le CS Fabrose remporte la Coupe PLSQ" [CS Fabrose wins the PLSQ Cup]. Courrier Laval (in French).
  6. ^ Jacques, John (14 October 2019). "CS Fabrose Wins PLSQ Cup". Northern Tribune.
  7. ^ Chenoix, Eric (25 March 2019). "PLSQ : Ça recommence bientôt!" [PLSQ: It will start again soon!]. Viau Park (in French).
  8. ^ Lidbetter, Mark (23 July 2020). "Pandemic infects PLSQ play for 2020". The Suburban.
  9. ^ O'Neill, Paméla (23 July 2020). "Une Saison Pour Les Joueuses" [A Season For the Players]. PLSQ (in French).
  10. ^ Pereira, Nicholas (23 August 2020). "Le CS Fabrose féminin s'incline en finale" [Women's CS Fabrose falls in the final]. Courrier Laval (in French).
  11. ^ "FC Laval : " Former une structure professionnelle "" [FC Laval: "Form a professional structure"]. Just eSoccer (in French). 15 February 2021. Archived from the original on 20 June 2022. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  12. ^ Lidbetter, Mark (1 April 2021). "Making the Beautiful game more beautiful in western Laval". The Suburban.
  13. ^ Pereira, Nicholas (11 July 2021). "Le développement avant tout pour le FC Laval" [Development above all for FC Laval]. Courrier Laval (in French).
  14. ^ Pereira, Nicholas (5 July 2021). "Le FC Laval fait un verdict nul à son match inaugural" [FC Laval draws a draw in its inaugural match]. Courrier Laval (in French).
  15. ^ "Boubacar Coulibaly (FC Laval) : " Le développement avant le résultat "" [Boubacar Coulibaly (FC Laval): "Development before results"]. Just eSoccer (in French). 5 November 2021.
  16. ^ "Le FC Laval rejoint le programme de perfectionnement du CF Montréal" [FC Laval joins CF Montreal's development program]. Courrier Laval (in French). 27 September 2021.
  17. ^ Pereira, Nicholas (16 February 2022). "Le FC Laval regarde vers l'avant pour l'an 2" [FC Laval looks ahead for year 2]. Courrier Laval (in French).
  18. ^ Tougas, Marc (7 October 2022). "Le FC Laval Champion de la PLSQ!" [FC Laval Champion of the PLSQ]. PLSQ (in French).
  19. ^ Jacques, John (3 October 2022). "FC Laval Bound For Canadian Championship After Historic PLSQ Win". Northern Tribune.
  20. ^ "FC Laval". Spordle.
  21. ^ a b c d e "Première Ligue de soccer du Québec". Canadian Soccer History Archives.
  22. ^ a b c d "Première Ligue de Soccer du Québec Feminin". Canadian Soccer History Archives.
  23. ^ "Ligue1 Quebec Women". Canadian Soccer History Archives.