Racing FC Union Luxembourg

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Racing FC
Racing FC Union Luxembourg.PNG
Full name Racing Football Club Union
Lëtzebuerg
Founded 12 May 2005
Ground Stade Achille Hammerel,
Luxembourg City
Ground Capacity 7,611
Chairman France Daniel Masoni
Manager France Alexandre Franceschi
League Luxembourg National Division
2015–16 Luxembourg National Division, 8th

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.

Honours[edit]

Racing FC[edit]

  • National Division:
Runners-up (1): 2007–08
  • 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]

Racing FC qualified for UEFA European competitions once.

Qualifying round (1): 2008–09

In the 2008–09 season Racing played Sweden 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.

Overall, Racings's record in European competition reads:

P W D L GF GA GD
Racing FC Union 2 0 0 2 1 10 −9

Current squad[edit]

2016–17 season[1]

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

No. Position Player
16 France GK Romain Ruffier
22 Luxembourg GK Jason Gonçalves
3 Luxembourg DF Yannick da Graça
4 Guadeloupe DF Kevin Lacroix
Argentina DF Fernando Mendoza
5 Luxembourg DF Giuliano Jackson
14 France DF Gauthier Bernardelli
17 France DF Fodé Kébé
Ivory Coast DF Mamadou Coulibaly
France DF Pierre Nocilla
2 Luxembourg MF Dylan Tavares
6 Luxembourg MF Nenad Dragovic
8 France MF Kamel Lahoussine
No. Position Player
10 Luxembourg MF Nicola Schreiner
13 France MF Johan Bellini
15 Luxembourg MF Danel Sinani
18 Luxembourg MF Admir Skrijelj
21 France MF Jonathan Hennetier
25 Senegal MF Pape M'Boup
France MF Tarek Nouidra
7 Senegal FW Fine Bop
Luxembourg FW Glenn Borges
Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Edis Osmanovic
19 France FW Julien Jahier
France MF Lucas Pignatone

Managers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Equipe – RFC Union