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 Albert Cartier
League Ligue 2
2016–17 Ligue 2, 9th
Website Club website
Current season

Gazélec Football Club Ajaccio (Corsican: Gazélec Football Club Aiacciu), commonly referred to as GFC Ajaccio, GFCA, Gazélec Ajaccio or simply Gazélec (French: [ɡazelɛk]), 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]

Gazélec 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. Gazelec Ajaccio started off the 2015-2016 Ligue 1 season as one of the smallest teams to compete in the divisions history. [1]. On 24 October 2015, Gazelec recorded their first ever win in Ligue 1 with a 3-1 victory over Nice. At the end of the season, Gazelec were relegated to Ligue 2 after finishing 19th on the table. [2] [3]

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 17 August 2017.[4]

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 Maxime Cassara
2 France DF Grégoire Puel
3 Senegal DF Ousseynou Ba
4 Benin DF Cédric Hountondji
5 France DF Jérémie Bréchet
6 France MF Joris Marveaux
7 France MF Steeven Ribéry
8 France FW Romain Armand
9 France FW Yoann Court
10 Comoros MF Youssouf M'Changama
11 France FW Robert Maah
14 Portugal MF Alexis Araujo (on loan from Lille)
15 France DF Damien Dumont
No. Position Player
17 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Rémi Mulumba
19 France FW David Gomis
20 France MF Olivier Kemen (on loan from Lyon)
21 France MF Wesley Jobello
22 Madagascar DF Jérôme Mombris
23 France MF Julien Anziani
24 Poland DF Damien Perquis
26 France DF Boris Mahon de Monaghan
27 France MF Thibault Campanini
28 Mali MF Fousseni Diabaté
29 France DF François Clerc
30 Martinique GK Steeve Elana
33 France MF Jean-François Finidori

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
France GK Cyril Fogacci (on loan to Poissy)

Managers[edit]

References[edit]