FC Martigues

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FC Martigues
FC Martigues logo
Full name Football Club de Martigues
Founded 1921; 97 years ago (1921)
Ground Stade Francis Turcan, Martigues
Capacity 11,500
Chairman vacant
Manager Éric Chelle
League National 2 Group A
2017–18 National 2 Group A, 6th

Football Club de Martigues, known as FC Martigues, is a French professional football club that currently play in the Championnat National 2, which is the fourth level of football in France. The club was founded in 1921 and played regional football until the early 1970s when they gained promotion to the professional Second Division.

The club's greatest achievement was winning promotion to the First Division in 1993. The club played for three seasons in the top flight, until it was relegated down to Ligue 2 in 1996. A failed attempt to win promotion at once was followed by relegation to the Championnat National (third level) in 1998. Two years later the club won promotion back to Second Division, but only remained at that level for two seasons.

In 2002, the club was relegated again and after another near miss at promotion in 2003, financial problems saw the club go into liquidation and reform in the Championnat de France Amateur. They finished the 2006–2007 season in the Championnat National as 14th. They were relegated to CFA in 2007–2008 season as 19th in the Championnat National.

The club plays at the Stade Francis Turcan, which has a capacity of 11,500, in Martigues. Their principal rivals are FC Istres.

Famous players who have played for FC Martigues include: Stéphane Pounewatchy, Ali Benarbia, Eric Cantona, Éric Di Meco, Noé Pamarot and Tomasz Frankowski.

Current squad[edit]

As of 9 April 2018.[1]

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 Florent Maddaloni
Comoros GK Salim Ben Boina
France GK Jonathan Lupo
France DF Loïc Kouagba
France DF Thomas Wilwert
France DF Alexandre Le Parmentier
Senegal DF Daouda Ba
France DF William Tsobgni
France DF Jordan Douhet
France DF Mohamed Nehari
Brazil MF Wendel Lomar
France MF Yannis Gharbi
France MF Massiré Kanté
No. Position Player
France MF Mohamed Ouchmid
France MF Hector Gbaguidi
France MF Bertrand Fourrier
France MF Anthony Cabon
France MF Yanis Zouaoui
Comoros MF Salim Mramboini
Ivory Coast FW Guy-Roland Niangbo
Comoros FW Nordine Ibouroi
Cameroon FW Paul Alo'o
France FW Franck Julienne
Ivory Coast FW Anderson Banvo
Mali FW Diawoye Diarra
France FW Samir Belloumou

Notable players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Equipe 1/L'Effectif" (in French). FC Martigues Official Site. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  2. ^ France – Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs

External links[edit]