USL Dunkerque

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Logo
Full name Union Sportive du Littoral de Dunkerque
Nickname(s)
Founded 1909; 109 years ago (1909)
Ground Stade Marcel-Tribut,
Dunkerque
Capacity 4,200
Manager Benjamin Rytlewski
League Championnat National
2017–18 9th

USL Dunkerque (French: Union Sportive du Littoral de Dunkerque) is a French football club based in the commune of Dunkirk.

They currently play in the Championnat National. Their kit colours are white and blue. They play their home matches at the Stade Tribut in Dunkirk.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1909 and have never played in a higher division than Ligue 2. They have once made it to the semi-finals of the Coupe de France, in 1929, and the quarter finals four times in 1930, 1937, 1968 and 1971.

The club is linked with and has had ties with Dartford FC of Kent, England.

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 August 2018.[1]

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 Raphaël Liégeois
2 France DF Ismaël Kandouss
4 France DF Baba Touré
5 France DF Jovanie Tchouatcha
6 France DF Jérémy Huysman
7 France MF Mayingila N'Zuzi Mata
8 France MF Martin François (on loan from Sochaux)
9 France FW Paul Garita (on loan from Charleroi)
10 France MF Dimitri Boudaud
11 France MF Bilel El Hamzaoui
12 France FW Valentin Candas
16 France GK Dorian Salhi
No. Position Player
17 France MF Adil Lebrun
18 France MF Nicolas Bruneel
19 France MF Valentin Voisin (on loan from Caen)
20 France MF Baboye Traoré
21 France MF Mehdi Chahiri
23 Guinea FW Mamadou Guirassy
25 France MF Yvann Macon
26 France DF Alexis Callant
27 France FW Abdel Baala
28 France DF Demba Thiam
29 France FW Moulaye Ba
30 France GK Axel Maraval

Jean-Marc Bosman[edit]

In 1990, Belgian player Jean-Marc Bosman sought to move from RFC Liège in his home country to USL Dunkerque after his Belgian contract expired. However, RFCL demanded a transfer fee, quashing the proposed move. Bosman then sued to have this reserve system outlawed, and in 1995 he won his case before the European Court of Justice. The ECJ ruling, known ever since as the Bosman ruling, led to major structural changes in the business of European footballers' contract sales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Équipe USL Dunkerque saison 2017/2018 évoluant en National" (in French). usldunkerque.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 

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