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 (French: [ɡazelɛk]), 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 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.

No. Position Player
1 France GK Clément Maury
3 Guinea DF Issiaga Sylla (on loan from Toulouse)
4 France DF Rodéric Filippi
5 France DF Jérémie Bréchet
6 France DF David Ducourtioux
7 France FW Kévin Mayi
8 France MF Jérôme Lemoigne
9 France FW Khalid Boutaïb
10 Tunisia MF Mohamed Larbi
13 France DF Alassane Touré
15 Senegal DF Kader Mangane
No. Position Player
18 Central African Republic DF Amos Youga
19 Cameroon FW Jacques Zoua
20 France MF Louis Poggi (captain)
21 France DF Pablo Martinez
22 Senegal FW Issiar Dia
23 Croatia MF Damjan Đoković
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW John Tshibumbu
28 France FW Grégory Pujol
29 France DF Alexandre Coeff (on loan from Udinese)
30 Cameroon GK Jules Goda
40 France GK Charly Beber Serreri



  1. ^ "Gazelec Ajaccio win historic Ligue 1 promotion". Yahoo!. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Le Groupe Professionnel". Retrieved 13 July 2015.