OFC Charleville

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OFC Charleville
Full name Olympique Football Club de Charleville-Mézières
Founded 1904
Ground Petit-Bois Stadium
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Christophe Vaucois
Manager Marc Kopniaeff
League DH Champagne-Ardennes

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.


Current squad[edit]

As of Sun 25th Jan 2009

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 Jérémy Mercier
France DF Thibault Marques
France DF Joris Lerolle
France DF Clément Huart
France DF Joffrey Gabriel
France DF Jérémy Henneaux
France DF Guillaume Malherbe
France DF Karim Bouhafara
France MF Benjamin Broutin
France MF Julien Hody
France MF Julien Oneti-Rodriguez
France MF Nicolas Maillet
No. Position Player
France MF Anthony Marchand
France MF Ahmed Messaoud
France MF Benjamin Bouchenot
France MF Julien Raulet
France FW Salim Yahiaoui
France FW Joan Oliveira
France FW Jean-Bernard Simon
France FW Jimmy Ravaux
Benin FW Ludovic Da Souza
France FW Brian Moing
France FW Kevin Galera

Managerial history[edit]



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