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 www.gfca-foot.com
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 which plays the Ajaccio Derby with Gazélec. For many years, Gazélec played in a lower division than their city rivals.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 September 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 Benin DF Cédric Hountondji
5 France DF Jérémie Bréchet
6 France MF David Ducourtioux
7 France MF Olivier Kemen (on loan from Lyon)
8 France MF Jérôme Lemoigne
9 France FW Yoann Court
10 Tunisia MF Rafik Boujedra
11 France FW Robert Maah
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
20 France MF Louis Poggi (captain)
21 Ivory Coast FW Sekou Cissé
22 France DF Jérôme Mombris
23 Comoros MF Youssouf M'Changama
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW John Tshibumbu
25 Senegal DF Christophe Diedhiou
26 France DF Boris Mahon de Monaghan
27 Algeria FW Saïd Benrahma (on loan from Nice)
29 France DF François Clerc
30 Martinique GK Steeve Elana

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

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