|Full name||Olympique Football Club de Charleville-Mézières|
|Ground||Stade Municipal du Petit Bois
Olympique Football Club de Charleville-Mézières is a French football team from the city of Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes, currently playing in Division d'honneur (6th division in the French football league system).
The team was founded in 1904 as Association Sportive des anciens élèves de Belair la Villette. The club was renamed Club Ardennais in 1910, Football Club de Charleville in 1927 and then Football Club Olympique Charleville (FCO Charleville) in 1932, in a merger with Olympique de Charleville.
The team became professional in 1935, and played in Division 2 till 1939. In 1936, the club obtained its major achievement by qualifying to the Coupe de France final, but lost against RC Paris. The team had a very defensive strategy for the era, thanks to captain Helenio Herrera.
After the World War II, the club did not retrieve its professional status and found it difficult to get to Division 2. The team was professional from 1994 to 1997, but was forced to forsake playing due to financial problems. The team was relegated to the 6th division, and changed its name as Olympique Football Club de Charleville-Mézières.
As of Sun 25th Jan 2009
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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- Erich Bieber: 1935-1937
- Pepi Lehner: 1938-1939
- Segaux: 1951-1952
- Claude Breny: 1982-1984
- Etienne Martinot: 1986-1988
- Denis Troch: January 1990-1991
- Moussa Bezzaz: 1991-1997
- Alex Dupont: 1997-October 1997
- Miguel Vincent: 2003-2004
- Marc Kopniaeff: 2004-
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