USL Dunkerque

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Full nameUnion Sportive du Littoral de Dunkerque
Founded1909; 110 years ago (1909)
GroundStade Marcel-Tribut,
ManagerBenjamin Rytlewski
LeagueChampionnat National

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.


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.


Current squad[edit]

As of 11 February 2019.[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
3 France DF Mathias Fischer (on loan from Nancy)
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 Cameroon FW Paul Garita (on loan from Charleroi)
10 France MF Dimitri Boudaud
11 France MF Bilel El Hamzaoui
16 France GK Dorian Salhi
17 France MF Ludovic Gamboa
18 France MF Nicolas Bruneel
No. Position Player
19 France MF Valentin Voisin (on loan from Caen)
20 France MF Baboye Traoré
21 France MF Mehdi Chahiri
22 Republic of the Congo MF Randi Goteni (on loan from Troyes)
23 France FW Mohamed Bayo (on loan from Clermont)
25 France MF Yvann Macon
26 France DF Alexis Callant
27 France FW Abdel Baalla
28 France DF Demba Thiam
29 France FW Moulaye Ba
30 France GK Axel Maraval
40 France GK Marc-Antoine Guillaume

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.


  1. ^ "Équipe USL Dunkerque saison 2018/2019 évoluant en National" (in French). Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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