US Créteil-Lusitanos

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US Créteil
US Créteil-Lusitanos logo.png
Full nameUnion Sportive Créteil-Lusitanos
Nickname(s)Les Béliers (The Rams)
Les Cristoliens (The Créteiliens)
Founded1936; 83 years ago (1936)
GroundStade Dominique Duvauchelle,
ChairmanArmand Lopes
ManagerCarlos Secretário
LeagueChampionnat National
2018–19National 2 Group D, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Union Sportive Créteil-Lusitanos (commonly referred to as US Créteil or USC) is a French football club based in Créteil, a southeastern suburb of Paris. The club was founded in 1936 and currently play in the Championnat National 2, the fourth division of French football. The football club forms part of an omnisports club that is also known for its handball team.

US Créteil was founded in 1936 as an omnisports club and have a rich history, despite achieving minimal honours.

The club has won the Division d'Honneur on two occasions in 1962 and 1986. In 1987, Créteil were crowned champions of the now-defunct Division 4 and, a year later, captured the Division 3 title. The club's best finish in the prestigious Coupe de France was during the 1985–86 edition of the competition when the team reached the quarter-finals. For eight consecutive seasons (1999–2007), Créteil played in Ligue 2, the second division of French football. It returned to Ligue 2 in the 2013-2014 season. In 2018, the club was relegated to the Championnat National 2.

The team is affectionately known as Les Béliers ("The Rams") or Les Cristoliens, the name given to the inhabitants of Créteil.


Association football ventured to the city of Créteil relatively late compared to other communes located in and around Paris. The first club to enter the fray was Club Sportif de Créteil. However, the club was considered unstable from the start and was declared unofficial as the city was attempting to replicate the passion and heart clubs such as Red Star 93, CA Paris-Charenton, and Racing Club de France displayed in nearby communes. The declaration soon came to fruition following the foundation of Union Sportive Créteil in 1936 by a man commonly known as M. Hemon. Créteil spent almost 30 years hovering in the lower divisions. During this time, the football club played its home matches at the Stade Desmont, which seated only 800 spectators. Under the leadership of B. Hainque, Créteil reached the Championnat de France amateur in 1962. The team then proceeded to falter back into the Promotion d'Honneur before reaching the Division d'Honneur in the new decade.

Créteil and Bordeaux lining up at the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle in 2012

Créteil were a lucky beneficiary in 1978 when the French Football Federation announced the creation of the Division 4. The club was promoted to the new league despite its 7th-place finish in the Division d'Honneur the previous season. The team's shaky form showed as they were in dead last after ten matches were contested. By the end of the season, Créteil were back in the Division d'Honneur. In 1983, the club moved into its new stadium, the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle, after having spent almost 50 years at the Stade Desmont. Two years later, under the guidance of the city's deputy mayor Laurent Cathala, Union Sportive Créteil merged with the Créteil omnisports club in order to give the city a better sporting identity. The club's main sports became football, swimming, athletics, and cycling.

US Créteil spent the 2000s between the third division and Ligue 2 before being relegated back to Championnat de France National. In the 2012/2013 season, the club was promoted back to Ligue 2 and they reached the round of 16 in the 2012 Coupe de France competition before being eliminated by Girondins de Bordeaux. In 2016, the club was relegated from Ligue 2 back to the Championnat National. In 2018, US Créteil were relegated to the Championnat National 2 after finishing bottom of the table.[1][2] On 27 May 2019, Créteil were promoted back to the Championnat de France National after finishing as champions of the Championnat National 2 Group D.[3]


The club has a small but loyal and fanatical fan-base, mostly from Val-de-Marne, the southern and eastern suburbs of Paris. The club has two ultras groups; Urban Devils founded in 2002, later re-formed in 2005 and Kop de Banlieue founded in 2004. The fans are known as the Cristoliens, inhabitants of Créteil.

Despite playing in a modern facility, the club's level attendance is very low, averaging only around 500 spectators during the Championnat National years, although after promotion that number has risen to around 2500 per game in Ligue 2.[4]

The club has rivalries with Red Star F.C. and Paris FC,[5] with whom they contest the Parisian derbies.


Average attendances:[4][6][7]


Créteil play its home matches at the 12,000-seat Stade Dominique Duvauchelle, named after Dominique Duvauchelle, a local sports journalist from the city of Créteil.


Current squad[edit]

As of 13 September 2019[8]

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 Stephane Veron
2 France DF Alain Logombe
4 France DF Mady Soaré
5 France DF Zakaria Belkouche
6 France MF Christopher Baptista
7 France FW Maxime Ras
8 Algeria MF Abdelmalek Mokdad
9 France FW Yannis Dogo
10 France MF Jason Buaillon
11 Senegal FW Mamadou Diallo
12 Portugal DF Hugo Muxa
15 France MF Matthias Llambrich
16 France GK Over Mandanda
No. Position Player
17 France DF Axel Dauchy
18 France FW Teddy Okou
19 France FW Ryad Habbas
20 France DF Jacques-Antoine Pelletier
21 Portugal DF Alexandre Pardal
22 France DF Yamadou Fofana
23 French Guiana MF Loïc Baal
25 France DF Maxime De Taddeo
26 France MF Geraud N'Selé
27 Portugal MF Fábio Pereira
28 Algeria FW Karim Bouhmidi
30 France GK Vivien Cédille

Reserve squad[edit]

As of 9 April 2019[9]

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

No. Position Player
France GK Cédric Babel
France GK Wahmey Ahissou
France DF Lukas Matuba Lema
France DF Jonas Célestine
France DF Mamadou Bilaly Diarra
France DF Vinéa Koubemba
France DF Lucas Larade
France DF Alan Tankeu
France MF Rochdi Izem
France MF Modibo Haïdara
No. Position Player
France MF Geraud NSele
France MF Diambéré Diarra
Senegal MF Ibou Sow
France MF Mohamed Traoré
Mali MF Oumar Coulibaly
France MF Mohamed Soumahoro
France MF Abdeslam Boujenfa
France FW Rachid Marwane
France FW Bilal Cissé
France FW Aiman Bani

Former players[edit]

For a complete list of former US Créteil-Lusitanos players with a Wikipedia article, see here.


Current coaching staff[edit]

As of 27 June 2014.[10]
Position Name Nationality
Manager Yann Lachuer  French
Assistant manager Francis de Percin  French
Assistant manager Jean-Michel Bridier  French
Goalkeeping coach Jean-Pascal Beaufreton  French
Physiotherapist Olivier Roussey  French
Medical Doctor Nicolas Bompard  French
Intendant Amandio Adubeiro  Portuguese

Managerial history[edit]

US Créteil-Lusitanos has had numerous managers and caretaker managers since the club's foundation in 1936. The list below begins with the club's managers since 1986.

Manager Créteil career Major Honours
France Jean-Marc Komano 1986–88 Won Division 4 and Division 3.
France Philippe Redon 1988–89, 1989–90
France Philippe Troussier 1989
Uruguay Ruben Umpierrez 1989
Algeria Fathi Chebel 1989
France Jacky Lemée 1990–92
France Marc Collat 1992–95
France Robert Buiges 1995–96
France Pierre Garcia 1996–97
France Bernard Simondi 1997–99 Achieved promotion to Ligue 2.
Germany Gernot Rohr 1999–00
France Laurent Roussey 2000–01
Bosnia and Herzegovina Slaviša Vukićević 2001
Spain Ladislas Lozano 2001–02
France Noël Tosi 2002–03
France Jean-Michel Bridier 2003, 2004
France Jean-Michel Cavalli 2003–04
France Guy David 2004–05
France Albert Rust 2006
France Olivier Frapolli 2006, 2008–09
Portugal Artur Jorge 2006–07
France Thierry Goudet 2007–08
France Laurent Fournier 2009–10
France Hubert Velud 2010–2011
France Jean-Luc Vasseur 2011–2014 Won the 2012–13 Championnat National
France Philippe Hinschberger 2014
France Thierry Froger 2014–2015
France Laurent Roussey 2015–Unknown
France Stéphane Le Mignan 2017–Present
Managers in italics were hired as caretakers


  • Championnat National
    • Champions (1): 2013
  • Division 4 (CFA 2)
    • Champions (1): 1987, 2019
  • Division d'Honneur (Île-de-France)
    • Champions (2): 1962, 1986
  • Coupe de Paris - Ile de France
    • Champions (1) 1998



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  4. ^ a b - French Football League - Domino's Ligue 2 - Attendances
  5. ^ Créteil - Paris FC : Match et incident en photos
  6. ^ Classement National 2010 / 2011
  7. ^
  8. ^ "EFFECTIF NATIONAL". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  9. ^ "EFFECTIF NATIONAL 3" (in French). US Créteil-Lusitanos. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  10. ^ Staff technique
  11. ^ Palmarès - US Créteil 1936

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