Gazélec Ajaccio

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GFC Ajaccio
Gazélec Ajaccio logo.png
Full name Gazélec Football Club Ajaccio
Nickname(s) Le Gaz, Le Bistrot
Founded 1910
Ground Stade Ange Casanova
Ajaccio (Corse-du-Sud)
Ground Capacity 8,000
President Olivier Miniconi
Coach Thierry Laurey
League Ligue 1
2014–15 Ligue 2, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page
Current season

Gazélec Football Club Ajaccio, sometimes called GFC Ajaccio, is a French football club from Ajaccio, Corsica. Founded in 1910, Gazélec play in Ligue 1, the top tier of football in France.


They are best known for reaching the semi-finals of the 2011-12 Coupe de France, in which they hosted later home games at the larger Stade François Coty, home of AC Ajaccio. On 15 May 2015, Gazélec were promoted to Ligue 1 for the first time in the club's history, following a 3–2 win over Niort with two goals by John Tshibumbu. It was their second consecutive promotion and fourth in five years. Their Stade Ange Casanova will double in size to hold 5,000 in Ligue 1.[1]


  • French Amateur Champions: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968.
  • Corsican Champions: 1937, 1938, 1956, 1957, 1961.
  • CFA Champions: 2003, 2011.


The club has rivalries with the other two Corsican professional clubs; SC Bastia,[1] and AC Ajaccio with whom Gazélec contests the Ajaccio derby, although for many years Gazélec played in a lower division than their city rivals.

Current squad[edit]

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 Clément Maury
4 France DF Rodéric Filippi
5 France DF Jérémie Bréchet
6 France DF David Ducourtioux
7 France MF Julien François
8 France MF Pierre-François Sinapi
9 France FW Kévin Mayi
10 Tunisia MF Mohamed Larbi
11 Comoros FW Ali M'Madi
13 France DF Alassane Touré
18 Central African Republic DF Amos Youga
No. Position Player
19 Algeria MF Rafik Boujedra
20 France MF Louis Poggi (captain)
21 France DF Pablo Martinez
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW John Tshibumbu
25 France FW Lucas Libbra
28 France FW Grégory Pujol
29 France FW Khalid Boutaïb
30 Cameroon GK Jules Goda
Guinea DF Issiaga Sylla (on loan from Toulouse)



  1. ^ a b "Gazelec Ajaccio win historic Ligue 1 promotion". Yahoo!. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.