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 Jean-Luc Vannuchi
League Ligue 2
2015–16 Ligue 1, 19th (relegated)
Website Club home page
Current season

Gazélec Football Club Ajaccio (French: [ɡazelɛk], Corsican: Gazélec Football Club Aiacciu), sometimes called GFC Ajaccio, is a French football club from Ajaccio, Corsica. Founded in 1910, Gazélec play in Ligue 2, the second tier of football in France.

History[edit]

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]

Honours[edit]

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

Rivalries[edit]

The club has rivalries with the other two Corsican professional clubs: SC Bastia and AC Ajaccio with whom Gazélec contests the Ajaccio Derby. For many years Gazélec played in a lower division than their city rivals.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 July 2016.[2]

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 Cédric Hountondji
5 France DF Jérémie Bréchet
6 France MF David Ducourtioux
7 France FW Julien Romain (on loan from Bastia)
8 France MF Jérôme Lemoigne
9 France FW Yoann Court
10 Tunisia MF Rafik Boujedra
11 France FW Kévin Mayi
13 France MF Lucien Alessandri
14 Comoros MF Youssouf M'Changama
15 France MF Thibault Campanini
16 France GK Cyril Fogacci
17 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Rémi Mulumba
No. Position Player
18 Central African Republic MF Amos Youga
19 Cameroon FW Jacques Zoua
20 France MF Louis Poggi (captain)
21 Ivory Coast FW Sekou Cissé
22 France DF Jérôme Mombris
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW John Tshibumbu
25 Senegal DF Christophe Diedhiou
26 France DF Boris Mahon de Monaghan
27 France MF Thomas Biancardini
28 France MF Pierre-Ange Defranchi
29 France DF François Clerc
30 Martinique GK Steeve Elana
Tunisia MF Mohamed Larbi

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gazelec Ajaccio win historic Ligue 1 promotion". Yahoo!. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Le Groupe Professionnel". gfca-foot.com. Retrieved 24 July 2016.