Racing FC Union Luxembourg

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Full name Racing Football Club Union
Lëtzebuerg
Founded 12 May 2005
Ground Stade Achille Hammerel,
Luxembourg City
Capacity 5,814
Chairman Luxembourg Karine Reuter
Manager Luxembourg Patrick Grettnich
League Luxembourg National Division
2017–18 National Division, 7th
Website Club website

Racing Football Club Union Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Racing Football Club Union Lëtzebuerg), usually abbreviated to Racing FC, is a football club, based in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg.

In the summer of 2012 the club signed a partnership with financial powerhouse Europe Sports Group with the aim of reaching the UEFA Champions League or Europa League in the near future. The agency will be tasked with identifying and securing top class players from around the world to reach this goal. The club has also arranged a partnership with the 1st flight club Nancy of France.

History[edit]

It was formed in 2005 as an amalgam of three clubs from Luxembourg City: Spora, Union Luxembourg, and CS Alliance 01. Its heritage is further complicated by the ancestry of those three clubs, all of which were themselves formed by mergers:

In its first season as a united team, Racing finished seventh in the National Division, equal on points with fifth-place Wiltz. They have improved their placing steadily since then, becoming challengers for the league title. In 2006–07, they finished fourth, and in the 2007–08 season, they achieved their best ever ranking: finishing 2nd. In the 2013–14 season, the club finished in last place and was consequently relegated from the top level. Racing promptly returned to the top flight the following season, finishing 2nd. In 2016, the then president of Racing & ESTAC Troyes, Daniel Masoni, was ousted due to the neglect he showed Racing FC Union in favour of his French team. With the return of a Luxembourgish president, in the form of former FC Rodange 91 President Karine Reuter, the fortunes of the club began to change. This renewal process reached its preliminary climax with the first title the club has won since the fusion, namely the 2017–18 Luxembourg Cup.

Honours[edit]

Racing FC Union[edit]

  • National Division:
Runners-up (1): 2007–08
  • Luxembourg Cup:
Winners (1): 2017-18
  • Division of Honour:
Runners-up (1): 2014–15

As CA Spora Luxembourg[edit]

Winners (11): 1924–25, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1937–38, 1948–49, 1955–56, 1960–61, 1988–89
Runners-up (10): 1923–24, 1925–26, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1932–33, 1944–45, 1951–52, 1958–59, 1966–67, 1987–88
Winners (8): 1927–28, 1931–32, 1939–40, 1949–50, 1956–57, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1979–80
Runners-up (8): 1924–25, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1933–34, 1944–45, 1962–63, 1986–87

As Racing Club Luxembourg[edit]

Winners (1): 1909–10
Winners (1): 1921–22

As Sporting Club Luxembourg[edit]

Winners (2): 1910–11, 1918–19
Runners-up (3): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1915–16

As Union Luxembourg[edit]

Winners (6): 1926–27, 1961–62, 1970–71, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92
Runners-up (9): 1921–22, 1947–48, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1972–73, 1992–93, 1997–98
Winners (10): 1946–47, 1958–59, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1995–96
Runners-up (10): 1922–23, 1925–26, 1932–33, 1936–37, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1966–67, 1977–78, 1982–83, 1996–97

As US Hollerich Bonnevoie[edit]

Winners (5): 1911–12, 1913–14, 1914–15, 1915–16, 1916–17
Runners-up (2): 1909–10, 1917–18

As FC Aris Bonnevoie[edit]

Winners (3): 1963–64, 1965–66, 1971–72
Runners-up (1): 1970–71
Winners (1): 1966–67
Runners-up (5): 1963–64, 1967–68, 1971–72, 1975–76, 1978–79

European Competition[edit]

In the 2008–09 UEFA Cup Racing played Kalmar FF and lost 1–10 on aggregate. They lost 0–3 at home and 1–7 away with Sully Billon scoring the only goal.

Record by competition[edit]

Competition Played W D L GF GA
UEFA Cup / Europa League 4 0 1 3 1 12
Overall 4 0 1 3 1 12

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1QR Sweden Kalmar FF 0–3 1–7 1–10
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1QR Romania Viitorul Constanța 0−2 0–0 0–2

Current squad[edit]

2018–19 season

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

No. Position Player
2 Luxembourg DF Alexandre Semedo
3 Luxembourg DF Yannick da Graça
4 Germany DF Thomas Birk
5 Brazil DF Henrique
6 Algeria MF Laurent Agouazi
7 Luxembourg FW Amar Catic
8 France MF Julien Humbert
9 Luxembourg FW Daniel Da Mota
12 Senegal MF Pape M'Boup
16 France GK Romain Ruffier
17 Belgium DF Benoit Nyssen
19 Portugal DF Joscelino
20 Luxembourg MF Arthur Ataide
No. Position Player
21 France DF Jonathan Hennetier
24 Luxembourg DF Dylan Meireles
25 France MF Kevin Nakache
27 Guinea-Bissau DF Jacinto
28 Luxembourg GK Lars Engel
29 Luxembourg FW Ricardo Dionisio
30 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Edis Osmanović
33 Germany FW Sebastian Szimayer
40 France GK Sory Camara
42 France MF Tarek Nouidra
70 Luxembourg FW Benssad Sulejmani
97 Luxembourg FW Florik Shala
98 Luxembourg DF Pit Simon

Managers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]