FC Progrès Niederkorn

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Progrès Niederkorn
FC Progrès Niederkorn logo.png
Full name Football Club Progrès
Niederkorn
Founded 1919; 99 years ago (1919)
Ground Stade Jos Haupert, Niederkorn
Capacity 4,830
Chairman Fabio Marochi
Manager Thomas Gilgemann
Coach Paolo Amodio
League Luxembourg National Division
2017–18 National Division, 2nd

Football Club Progrès Niederkorn is an football club based in Niederkorn, in south-western Luxembourg.

History[edit]

During the German occupation of Luxembourg, the club played in the Gauliga Moselland under the name of FK Niederkorn, where it finished runners-up in 1942–43, behind champions TuS Neuendorf.

Three times domestic league winners, the club's most successful years were at the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s. They have not won any major silverware since the 1981 league title.

In the 2005–06 season, Niederkorn finished second in Luxembourg's second division, the Division of Honour. As the top league, the National Division, expanded from twelve teams to fourteen, Niederkorn were promoted along with Differdange 03.

In the 2016–17 Luxembourg National Division, Progrès Niederkorn drew the league's highest attendance that year: 1,820. Their average home attendance was 710.[1]

On 4 July 2017, Progrès beat Scottish side Rangers F.C. in the 1st qualifying round of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League. They overcame a 1–0 defeat at Ibrox with a 2–0 win at the Stade Jozy Barthel, having scored only once before in European competition. This victory was also the club's first ever win in European football.[2] They enjoyed an even greater campaign in the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League, ousting FK Gabala and Budapest Honvéd FC to reach the third qualifying round against Russian side FC Ufa. The tie was destined for extra-time but a last-minute goal for Ufa send Progres out, denying them a rematch against Rangers at the play-offs.

Honours[edit]

Winners (3): 1952–53, 1977–78, 1980–81
Runners-up (6): 1931–32, 1936–37, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1981–82, 2017–18
Winners (4): 1932–33, 1944–45, 1976–77, 1977–78
Runners-up (3): 1945–46, 1955–56, 1979–80

European competition[edit]

Their first European goal was against Glentoran in the 1981–82 European Cup, where they drew 1–1.

Record by competition[edit]

As of match played 16 August 2018

Competition Game Won Drawn Lost GF GA
European Cup / UEFA Champions League 4 0 1 3 1 17
UEFA Cup / Europa League 16 3 2 11 10 23
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup / European Cup Winners' Cup 2 0 0 2 0 10
Overall 22 3 3 16 11 50

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1977–78 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Denmark Vejle Boldklub 0–1 0–9 0–10
1978–79 European Cup 1R Spain Real Madrid 0–7 0–5 0–12
1979–80 UEFA Cup 1R Switzerland Grasshopper Club Zürich 0–2 0–4 0–6
1981–82 European Cup 1R Northern Ireland Glentoran 1–1 0–4 1–5
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1R Switzerland Servette 0–1 0–3 0–4
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 0–0 0–3 0–3
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Scotland Rangers 2–0 0–1 2–1
2Q Cyprus AEL Limassol 0–1 1–2 1–3
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q Azerbaijan Gabala 0–1 2–0 2–1
2Q Hungary Honvéd 2–0 0–1 2–1
3Q Russia Ufa 2–2 1–2 3–4

Current squad[edit]

As of 9 July, 2018[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 France GK Sébastien Flauss
13 Luxembourg GK Charly Schinker
16 Luxembourg GK Vincent Coelho

5 Luxembourg DF Ben Vogel
17 Portugal DF David Marques
20 France DF Jordan Gobron
22 Luxembourg DF Marvin da Graça
23 France DF Adrien Ferino
34 Luxembourg DF Tim Hall
38 France DF Metin Karayer
70 Luxembourg DF Yann Matias

6 Luxembourg MF Farid Ikene
No. Position Player
8 Luxembourg MF Dino Ramdedovic
9 Luxembourg MF Yannick Bastos
11 Luxembourg MF Mike Schneider
19 Luxembourg MF Mario Mutsch
21 Luxembourg MF Kevin Kerger
27 Luxembourg MF Igor Teles
31 Luxembourg MF Sébastien Thill (captain)

7 Belgium FW Mayron De Almeida
14 France FW Emmanuel Françoise
28 Portugal FW Romeu Torres
87 Armenia FW Aleksandre Karapetian

Women's team[edit]

The women's team plays in Luxembourg's highest league, the Dames Ligue 1. The team has won 15 championships and are therefore the national record champions. The last title was won in 2010–11, which qualified them for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League.

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