Rodez AF

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Rodez AF
Rodez AF logo.svg
Full name Rodez Aveyron Football
Founded 1929; 88 years ago (1929)
Ground Stade Paul Lignon,
Ground Capacity 5,955
Chairman Pierre-Olivier Murat
Manager Laurent Peyrelade
League Championnat de France Amateur Group D,
Website Club home page

Rodez Aveyron Football (Occitan: Rodés Avairon; commonly referred to as le Raf[1] or simply Rodez) is a French association football club based in Rodez. The club was founded in 1929 and currently play in the Championnat de France Amateur Group D, the fourth level of French football. From 1988–1993, Rodez played in Ligue 2. The club plays its home matches at the Stade Paul Lignon located within the city. Rodez is managed by former football player Franck Rizzeto and captained by midfielder Freddy Castanier. The women's squad was founded in 1993 and are known as the Rafettes.[2] They play in the Division 1 Féminine, the top division in France.


Current squad[edit]

As of December 2010.

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

No. Position Player
1 France GK Anthony Beuve
2 Cameroon DF Patrick N'Tolla (on loan from Évian)
3 France DF Cyril Ramond
4 France MF Freddy Castanier
6 France MF Benoît Patin
7 France MF Maxime Vignes
8 France MF Julien Lorthioir
9 France FW Sébastien Bouscarrat
11 France FW Samuel Darchy
12 France FW Thibault Alet
14 France MF Grégory Ursule
15 France DF Joris Chougrani
No. Position Player
16 France GK Jean-Simon Chazzotes
17 France DF Lionel Mallein (on loan from Tours)
18 France DF Julien Auzepy
19 France FW Mathieu Guerbert
20 France MF Guillaume Laneau
21 France DF Adrien Faviana
22 France DF William Massot
23 Senegal FW Ibrahima Sané
29 Morocco MF Bilal Laoudihi
30 France GK Cyril Boukhit
Poland GK Erwin Zelazny

Notable players[edit]

For a list of former Rodez players, see Category:Rodez AF players.



  • Chairman: Pierre-Olivier Murat
  • General Manager: Grégory Ursule


  • Head Coach: Laurent Peyrelade
  • Goalkeeper Coach: David Manhaval


  • Division 3
    • Runners-up (1): 1990
    • Winners (2): 1988 (Southwest group), 1990 (Central West group)
  • Championnat de France amateur
    • Winners (1): 2007 (Group C)
  • Championnat de France amateur 2
    • Winners (1): 2004 (Group F)
  • Division 4
    • Winners (1): 1984 (Group G)
  • Division d'Honneur (Midi-Pyrénées)
    • Champions (3): 1956, 1969, 1982


  1. ^ "National. Vainqueur, le Rodez AF se rend la vie plus facile". La Depeche (in French). 29 September 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rafettes maintenues". La Depeche (in French). 5 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 

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