Saint-Pauloise FC

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Saint-Pauloise FC
Saint Pauloise FC logo.png
Full name Saint-Pauloise Football Club
Nickname(s) Les Rouges et les Bleus
(The Reds and Blues)
Founded 2000
Ground Stade Paul Julius Bénard
Saint-Paul, Réunion
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman France Jean Jacques Charolais
Coach France Christian Dafreville
League Réunion Premier League
2014 1st

The Saint-Pauloise FC is a football club based in Saint-Paul, Réunion, France.


It was born in 2000 following the merger of two clubs from Saint-Paul: the SS St. Pauloise and Olympique de Saint-Paul. It has the largest number of licensees: 1063.

In 2003 the club goes up in D1P, and loses in the finals of the Regional Cup in France against the USST 1–0. Season 2007 will be marked by a nightmarish season and relegation to D2R. It goes back D1P next season with the championship D2R. In 2010, the St. Pauloise Regional Cup: France against the AS Excelsior. In the 7th round of the Coupe de France they lost 1–0 against Lannion. It was in 2011 and during the last day of D1P, the club won the championship by defeating the exterior Tamponnaise 2–0. The St. Pauloise realizes the double by winning the Cup Meeting 1–0 (aet) against the SS Saint-Louis.

The club decided not to participate in the Champions League CAF 2012 for financial reasons, but will participate in the 2nd edition of the Champion Clubs' Cup in the Indian Ocean in 2012.

The 2012 season was marked by the defeat in the final of the Champion Clubs' Cup in the Indian Ocean facing CNAPS Sport (2–1 victory on the way).


  • Champion Reunion D1P (6)
1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986 : Under the name of the SS St. Pauloise
2011 : Under the name of St. Pauloise FC
  • Champion of D2R Reunion (1)
  • Regional Cup in France (1)
  • Cup Meeting (2)
2006, 2011


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

No. Position Player
1 Réunion GK Mathieu Pélops
2 Réunion DF Olivier Thévanin
3 Réunion DF Mathieu Saïdou
4 Réunion DF Larry Edmond
5 Réunion DF Cedric Besson
6 Madagascar DF Sedera Andriamparany
7 Réunion MF Yvann Borahimo
10 Réunion MF Vincent Escudé-Candau
11 Mayotte FW Antoine Rasolofonirina
14 Réunion MF Alexis Siala-Chamba
16 Réunion GK Johnnifer Natio
No. Position Player
17 Réunion MF Anthony Siva
17 Réunion DF Cédric Fraumens
18 Réunion FW Nikolas Hoarau
19 Réunion FW Willy Robert
20 Réunion MF John Babas
23 Réunion FW Benoit Cholet
25 Réunion FW Jérémy Basquaise
26 Réunion MF Hubert Gerrard (Captain)
28 Réunion FW Romain Tossem
32 Réunion GK Joe Lauret
TBD Réunion DF Idriss Saïdou

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