Amiens SC

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Amiens SC Logo.svg
Full name Amiens Sporting Club
Nickname(s) Les Licornes (The Unicorns)
Founded 1901; 117 years ago (1901)
Ground Stade de la Licorne
Ground Capacity 12,097
Chairman Bernard Joannin
Manager Christophe Pélissier
League Ligue 1
2016–17 Ligue 2, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club website

Amiens Sporting Club (French pronunciation: ​[amjɛ̃]; commonly referred to as Amiens SC or simply Amiens) is a French association football club based in the northern city of Amiens in the Hauts-de-France region. The club was formed in 1901 and currently play in Ligue 1, the top level of French football. The club plays its home matches at the Stade de la Licorne located within the city. The 2017-2018 Ligue 1 season will be the first in the club's 116-year history. Amiens have never won a major trophy.[1][2]


Amiens Athlétic Club (AAC) was set up in 1901 by a group of players from the Association du Lycée d'Amiens, French schoolboy champions in 1902, 1903, and 1904. AAC crushed its very first opponents, Saint-Quentin, 13–0 a few months after its creation. In April 1902, the Comité de Picardie de l'U.S.F.S.A was established by the then-president of the AAC (Henri-Frédéric Petit). AAC dominated the early USFSA league for the first 12 seasons. In 1909, the club got a new ground, at the Henry Daussy Park, allowing an attendance of more than 1,000. In 1933, the club got its first professional section, later abandoned in 1952, before becoming professional again in 1993. Since the early days, AAC has undergone two name changes: In 1961, to Sporting Club d'Amiens, and in 1989, as Amiens Sporting Club. Amiens played in Ligue 2 between 2001–2009. The team made a return to the second tier of French football for the 2016–2017 season, after finishing 3rd in the Championnat National. Their first season back in Ligue 2 was the most successful ever, as they finished runners-up and were promoted to top-tier Ligue 1 for the first time ever. It was a dramatic promotion, too, as they would drop out of the promotion places but for a last-gasp winning goal in the final game against Reims.[3][4]


Current squad[edit]

As of 17 January 2018[5]

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 Régis Gurtner
2 France DF Prince-Désir Gouano
3 Benin DF Khaled Adénon
5 France DF Nathan Dekoke
6 France MF Thomas Monconduit (captain)
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Harrison Manzala
8 France MF Guessouma Fofana
10 France MF Emmanuel Bourgaud
12 Mali DF Bakaye Dibassy
14 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Gaël Kakuta (on loan from Hebei China Fortune)
15 Senegal FW Moussa Konaté
16 France GK Jean-Christophe Bouet
17 France MF Mahdi Talal
No. Position Player
18 New Caledonia FW Georges Gope-Fenepej
19 Morocco DF Oualid El Hajjam
20 France MF Sekou Baradji
21 France MF Charly Charrier
23 France DF Julien Ielsch
24 France DF Mathieu Bodmer
25 Senegal DF Issa Cissokho
26 Cameroon MF Guy Ngosso
27 Colombia MF Stiven Mendoza
29 Niger FW Seybou Koita
34 South Africa MF Bongani Zungu
35 Brazil DF Danilo Avelar (on loan from Torino)
37 Togo FW Serge Gakpé

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
France DF Jordan Lefort (on loan to US Quevilly-Rouen)
France MF Tanguy Ndombele (on loan to Lyon)
No. Position Player
Algeria MF Réda Rabeï (on loan to AS Lyon-Duchère)
France FW Brighton Labeau (on loan to US Créteil-Lusitanos)
Guadeloupe FW Yannick Mamilonne (on loan to US Quevilly-Rouen)

Notable former players[edit]

Below are the notable former players who have represented Amiens and its predecessors in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1901. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 80 official matches for the club.

For a list of former Amiens players, see Category:Amiens SC players.



  • Division 3
    • Champions (1): 1978
  • Division d'Honneur (Nord)
    • Champions (4): 1924, 1927, 1957, 1963
  • Division d'Honneur (Picardie)
    • Champions (2): 1920, 1921
  • USFSA League (Picardie)
    • Champions (11): 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
  • Coupe de France
    • Runners-Up (1): 2001


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