Free State Stars F.C.
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|Full name||Free State Stars Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Ea Lla Koto|
|Founded||1977, as Makwane Computer Stars|
|Ground||Goble Park, Bethlehem|
|2014–15||ABSA Premiership, 9th|
To avoid fixture congestion the club's franchise was sold to the Premier Soccer League in 2002.
The following year, Mike Mokoena revived the club as he bought and renamed the franchise of National First Division side Maholosiane. FS Stars managed to regain their Premiership status in 2005 after winning the Mvela Golden League.
After a disappointing season in the top-flight, with the first team finishing bottom of the table, the club was relegated. The 2007–08 season however proved to be a huge success with Stars dominating the First Division and securing promotion to the Premier League once again.
Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer
- Shirt sponsor:
- Kit manufacturer: Joma
- Winners – 2006
- Champions – 2004–05, 2006–07
- Second Division:
- Champions – 1985
- Winners – 1994
- Most appearances: Edward Salomane 299
- Most goals: Bunene Ngaduane 79
- Most capped player: Kennedy Mweene
- Most appearances in a season: Themba Sithole 45 (1992)
- Most goals in a season: Bunene Ngaduane 19 (1993)
- Record win: 8–1 v Ikapa Sporting (29/3/08, Nedbank Cup)
- Record loss: 1–7 v Arcadia (31/10/86, NSL), 1–7 v Mamelodi Sundowns (19/4/98, PSL)
Premier Soccer League record
- 2013/2014 – 14th
- 2012/2013 – 7th
- 2011/2012 – 6th
- 2010/2011 – 9th
- 2009/2010 – 13th
- 2008/2009 – 4th
- 2007/2008 – 5th
- 2005/2006 – 16th (relegated)
- 2001/2002 – 11th (disbanded)
- 2000/2001 – 6th
- 1999/2000 – 15th
- 1998/1999 – 6th
- 1997/1998 – 9th
- 1996/1997 – 13th
Club officials/Technical team
- Chairman: Mike Mokoena
- General manager: Rantsi Mokoena
- Football manager: Kootso Mokoena
- Team manager: Motuba Mokoena
- Coach: Luc Eymael
- Assistant coach: Themba Sithole
- Goalkeeper coach: Walter Kumalo
- Youth development coach: David Vilakazi
First team squad
As of 2 August 2016.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
In the South African PSL, only five non-South African nationals can be registered. Foreign players who have acquired permanent residency can be registered as locals. Namibians born before 1990 can be registered as South Africans.
- Permanent residency
Notable former coaches