Le Mans FC

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Le Mans
Full name Le Mans Football Club
Nickname(s) MUC 72
Founded 1985
Dissolved 2013-2014
Ground MMArena,
Le Mans
Ground Capacity 25,000
Chairman Henri Legarda
Manager Richard Déziré
League CFA2
Website Club home page

Le Mans Football Club (French pronunciation: ​[ləmɑ̃]; commonly referred to as Le MUC or simply Le Mans) was a French association football club based in Le Mans. The club was founded in 1985 as a result of a merger under the name Le Mans Union Club 72. In 2010, Le Mans changed its name to Le Mans FC to coincide with the re-modeling of the club, which includes moving into a new stadium, MMArena, which opened in January 2011.[1] The club played in Ligue 2, the second level of French football having suffered relegation from Ligue 1 following the 2009–10 season. Due to financial difficulties, the club lost its professional status in 2013.


Le Mans Sports Club were founded in 1900, but it wasn't until 1908 that a football club existed within it. In 1910, Le Mans qualified for the Championnat de la France in 1910, but were heavily overturned by Saint-Servan. Gaining a huge reputation up to World War I, Le Mans SC plunged into obscurity by World War II before joining the a war league in 1942.

The football section of Union Sportive du Mans was founded in 1903.

The club was formed as a result of a merger between Union Sportive du Mans and Le Mans Sports Club, on 12 June 1985. Upon its foundation, former football player Bernard Deferrez was installed as manager. Le Mans UC spent the majority of its infancy in Ligue 2. In the 2003–04 season, the club achieved promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time, but were immediately relegated. Le Mans returned to the first division for the 2005–06 season and successfully remained in the league for the next four seasons. The club suffered relegated back to Ligue 2 in the 2009–10 season. Midway through the campaign, on 2 December 2009, Le Mans announced that it was changing its name from Le Mans Union Club 72 to Le Mans FC.


Last squad[edit]

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 Alexis Trouve
4 France DF Bailo Diallo
6 Benin DF Khaled Adénon
8 France MF Frédéric Thomas (captain)
9 France FW Ollo Delage
10 France FW Samuel Vanitou
13 France MF Olivier Thomert
16 France GK Jérémie Janot
17 Haiti FW Jean-François James
19 France DF Sylvain Vitta
20 France MF Divin Fula Luzolo
21 France DF Ryan Diafat
No. Position Player
24 France DF Mihai Cristea
26 France MF Alexis Blin
29 France DF Charly Burneau
86 France MF Saifullah Bashir
30 France GK Vincent Viot
33 France MF Redouane Boulgroune
34 France MF Loïc Baal
35 France DF Clément Buisson
36 France DF Olivier Vasseur
37 France DF Moussa Konate
38 France MF Karl Madianga
39 France MF Anthony Tshimpi

Last reserve squad[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 Alexis Trouve
France DF Charly Burneau
France DF Ryan Diafat
France DF Bailo Diallo
France DF Mihai Christea
Burkina Faso DF Moussa Doumbia
France DF Moussa Konate
France DF Sylvain Vitta
France DF Kevin Moihedja
No. Position Player
France DF Valentin Tacheau
France DF Olivier Vasseur
France MF Elipold Boudzoumou
France MF Alexis Blin
France MF Divin Fula Luzolo
Haiti FW Jean-François James
France FW Samuel Vanitou
France FW Ollo Delage

Notable players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented Le Mans and its predecessors in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1985. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 100 official matches for the club.

For a complete list of Le Mans players, see Category:Le Mans FC players

Former managers[edit]



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