USL Dunkerque

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Full name Union Sportive du Littoral de Dunkerque
Nickname(s)
Founded 1909; 108 years ago (1909)
Ground Stade Marcel-Tribut,
Dunkerque
Ground Capacity 4,200
Manager Fabien Mercadal
League Championnat National
2014–15 6th

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 9 December 2016.[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 Jean-Christophe Bouet
2 France DF Kilian Valderrama
3 Morocco DF Saïd Aït-Bahi
4 France DF Baba Touré
5 France DF Marc Fachan
6 France DF Jérémy Huysman
7 France FW Alexis Araujo (on loan from Lille)
8 France FW Malik Tchokounte
10 France MF Dimitri Boudaud
11 France FW Romain Jamrozik (on loan from Lille)
12 France MF Mehdi Chahiri
14 France MF Damien Fachan
15 France MF Jean-Jacques Rocchi
16 France GK Raphaël Liégeois
No. Position Player
17 France DF Hugo Demory
18 France MF Nicolas Bruneel
19 France MF Gaëtano Muraglia
20 France MF Thomas De Parmentier
21 Croatia DF Stjepan Cvitković
22 France MF Melvin Renquin
23 France DF Jean-Philippe Belet
24 France MF Djibi Banor
25 France DF Alan Kobon
26 Republic of the Congo FW Bevic Moussiti-Oko
27 France DF Jovanie Tchouatcha
29 France FW Adama Camara
31 France GK Florian Verplanck

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 2016/2017 évoluant en National" (in French). usldunkerque.com. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 

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