Grenoble Foot 38

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Grenoble Foot 38 logo.svg
Full name Grenoble Foot 38
Nickname(s) GF38
Founded 1892; 123 years ago (1892)
Ground Stade des Alpes,
Ground Capacity 20,068
Manager Jean-Louis Garcia
League CFA
2014–15 2
Website Club home page

Grenoble Foot 38, commonly referred to as simply GF38, is a French association football club based in Grenoble, a city situated at the foot of the French Alps. The original incarnation of the club was founded in 1892 and, in 1997, was formed into the club that exists today as a result of a merger. Grenoble currently plays in CFA, the fourth level of French football, after having gone into bankruptcy and relegation to the fifth level of French football in 2011.

Grenoble plays its home matches at the Stade des Alpes, a recently built complex based in the heart of the city. The team is managed by Jean-Louis Garcia. Grenoble wear white and blue.


The club was founded in 1892 as Football Club de Grenoble. In 1997, a merger of Olympique Grenoble Isère and Norcap Olympique led to the Grenoble Foot 38 incarnation. Olympique Grenoble Isère played in Ligue 1 in the 1960–61 and 1962–63 seasons.

It was acquired in 2004 by the Japanese enterprise Index which soon was able to use a new stadium, Stade des Alpes, that registered an initial capacity of 20,000, and which was opened on February 2008, after which it achieved promotion to Ligue 1 in the 2008–09 season.[1] However, after losing their first eleven games of the season, Grenoble were eventually relegated despite a handful of impressive wins (most notably 4–0 against Paris Saint Germain).

Name changes[edit]

  • Football Club de Grenoble 1892 (1892–1977)
  • Football Club Association Sportive de Grenoble (1977–1984)
  • Football Club de Grenoble Dauphiné (1984–1990)
  • Football Club de Grenoble Isère (1990–1992)
  • Football Club de Grenoble Jojo Isère (1992–1993)
  • Olympique Grenoble Isère (1993–1997)
  • Grenoble Foot 38 (1997–present)


Current squad[edit]

As of 3 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
Benin GK Guillaume Bemenou
France GK Brice Maubleu
France GK Nathan Monti
Republic of the Congo DF Bruce Abdoulaye
France DF Leygley Adou
France DF Sélim Bengriba
France DF Hugo Cianci
France DF Jimmy Giraudon
France DF Vincent Labissière
Republic of the Congo DF Briphyl Nkouma
France MF Sofian Belbey
No. Position Player
Morocco MF Samir Diri
Cameroon MF Arsène Elogo Guintangui
France MF Valentin Focki
Portugal MF Steven Pinto-Borges
France MF Frédéric Thomas
France MF Damien Tibéri
Algeria FW Nassim Akrour
France FW Florian David
France FW Clément Fournier
Brazil FW Gilmar
Comoros FW Ali M'Madi

Notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented Grenoble and its predecessors in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1997. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 80 official matches for the club.

For a complete list of Grenoble Foot 38 players, see Category:Grenoble Foot 38 players


of GF38 since 1945

Mehmed Baždarević Yvon Pouliquen Thierry Goudet Alain Michel (football manager) Marc Westerloppe Alain Michel (football manager) Noël Tosi Christian Dalger Claude Le Roy Jean Djorkaeff Albert Batteux Jules Dewaquez


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