Gazélec Ajaccio

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GFC Ajaccio
Gazélec Ajaccio logo.png
Full nameGazélec Football Club Ajaccio
Nickname(s)Le Gaz, Le Bistrot
Founded1910; 109 years ago (1910)
GroundStade Ange Casanova
Ajaccio (Corse-du-Sud)
Capacity8,000
PresidentOlivier Miniconi
CoachHervé Della Maggiore
LeagueLigue 2
2017–18Ligue 2, 16th
WebsiteClub 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 29 July 2018.[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 Guinea DF Fodé Camara
6 France MF Joris Marveaux
8 France MF Jimmy Roye
9 France FW Romain Armand
10 France MF David Gomis
11 Martinique MF Wesley Jobello
12 Senegal MF Mayoro N'Doye
13 France FW Jérémy Blayac
15 France DF Damien Dumont
16 France GK Cyril Fogacci
No. Position Player
17 Gabon FW Aaron Boupendza (on loan from Bordeaux)
18 France DF Dominique Guidi
19 Senegal DF Ousseynou Ba
20 France MF Julian Palmieri
22 France FW Alexandre Troffa
23 France MF Julien Anziani
24 Poland DF Damien Perquis
27 France MF Thibault Campanini
28 France DF Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi
30 France GK David Oberhauser
33 France FW Marvin Kokos
35 France MF Mohamed Medfai

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/football/french-ligue-1-gazelec-ajaccio-complete-fairytale-rise-from-obscurity-to-win-promotion/news-story/f50fe8cae16592fcec41f72ec8a0eace
  2. ^ http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11800/10042729/ligue-1-round-up
  3. ^ http://www.ligue1.com/club/gazelec-fc-ajaccio
  4. ^ "Le Groupe Professionnel". gfca-foot.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.