Gazélec Football Club Ajaccio ( French: ), sometimes called [ɡazelɛk] 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.
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.
2003, CFA Champions: 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.
Current squad [ edit ]
As of 12 August 2015 [2 ]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Managers [ edit ]
References [ edit ]