Montpellier HSC (Women)

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Montpellier HSC
Full nameMontpellier Hérault Sport Club Féminines
Nickname(s)MHSC, La Paillade
2001 as HSC
GroundStade Jules Rimet, Sussargues
PresidentLouis Nicollin
ManagerJean-Louis Saez
LeagueD1 Féminine
WebsiteClub website

Montpellier Hérault Sport Club Féminines (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ̃pɛˈlyeɪ eɪˈroʊ]; commonly referred to as simply Montpellier) is a French women's football club based in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, a commune in the arrondissement of Montpellier. The club was founded in 1990. Montpellier currently play in the Division 1 Féminine having finished in 4th place in the 2009–10 season. The club is currently managed Sarah M'Barek and was captained by goalkeeper and French women's international Céline Deville before she departed for club rivals Lyon in July 2011.

Montpellier hosts its home matches at the Stade Joseph-Blanc, a 1,000-capacity stadium that is situated in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone. The club also hosts matches at the Stade de Grammont in Montpellier, where the male section is based.


The club was formed in 1990 under the name Montpellier-Le-Crès following the fusion of local clubs Racing Club de Paillade and Entente Cressoise. In 2001, the women's club became the women's section of football club Montpellier HSC. Since joining Montpellier, the women's section has won the Division 1 Féminine twice in 2004 and 2005 and the Challenge de France three in 2006, 2007, and 2009 making the club one of the most successful women's football club in French football. Montpellier reached the semi-finals of the 2005–06 edition of the UEFA Women's Cup and, during the 2009–10 season, reached the quarter-finals of the inaugural edition of the UEFA Women's Champions League losing to Swedish club Umeå on the away goals rule.[1]

Montpellier has produced several well-known players that have played for the France women's national football team. Hoda Lattaf is a current member of the Montpellier first-team and was one of the leading players of the national team during her ten-year stint from 1997–2007. Lattaf finished her international career with 112 appearances and 31 goals. Current internationals and former players include Sonia Bompastor and Camille Abily who both player abroad in the WPS in the United States. Internationals Louisa Necib, Élodie Thomis, and Laure Lepailleur all played for Montpellier before joining Olympique Lyonnais.


Current squad[edit]

As of the 14 August 2018

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

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Casey Murphy
4 France DF Marion Torrent
6 Netherlands MF Anouk Dekker
7 France DF Sakina Karchaoui
8 France MF Sandie Toletti
10 Sweden FW Sofia Jakobsson
12 Sweden FW Marija Banušić
13 France DF Marion Romanelli
14 Spain MF Virginia Torrecilla
France FW Lisa Martinez
France DF Daina Bourma
No. Position Player
17 Belgium FW Janice Cayman
19 Haiti FW Nérilia Mondésir
20 France DF Maëlle Lakrar
21 France FW Valérie Gauvin
23 Sweden DF Linda Sembrant (captain)
26 France MF Manon Uffren
27 Austria MF Sarah Puntigam
29 France FW Clarisse Le Bihan
30 France GK Méline Gerard
Canada DF Easther Mayi Kith
France MF Solene Champagnac

Former notable players[edit]

Record in UEFA competitions[edit]

As of 16 November 2017[citation needed]

All results (away, home and aggregate) list Montpellier's goal tally first.

Competition Round Club Away Home Aggregate
2004-2005 First qualifying round Republic of Ireland Dublin Waves 5–0
Austria Neulengbach 7–0
Portugal Sintra 1–0
Second qualifying round Germany Turbine Potsdam (Host) 0–6
Italy Torres Sassari 1–2
Poland Wrocław 0–2
2005-2006 First qualifying round Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 8–0
Wales Cardiff City 2–0
Portugal Sintra (Host) 1–0
Second qualifying round Netherlands Saestum Zeist 2–1
Austria Neulengbach 4–0
Germany Turbine Potsdam 0–0
Quarter-final Denmark Brøndby 3–1 3–0 a 6–1
Semi-final Germany Frankfurt 1–0 a 2–3 3–3 (agr)
2009–2010 Qualifying round Faroe Islands Klaksvík 2–0
North Macedonia Tikvesanka Kavadarci (Host) 7–1
Bulgaria NSA Sofia 3–0
Round of 32 Belgium Standard Liège 0–0 a 3–1 3–1
Round of 16 Germany Bayern Munich 1–0 a.e.t. 0–0 a 1–0
Quarter-final Sweden Umeå 0–0 a 2–2 2–2 (agr)
2017–2018 Round of 32 Russia Zvezda Perm 2–0 0–1 a 2–1
Round of 16 Italy Brescia 3–2 a 6–0 9–2
Quarter-final England Chelsea 1–3 0–2 a 1–5

a First leg.




Winners (2): 2008, 2010


  1. ^ "Umeå strike twice late to stun Montpellier". UEFA. UEFA. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.

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