Vannes OC

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Vannes OC
Full name Vannes Olympique Club
Nickname(s) The White-Blacks
Founded 1998; 19 years ago (1998)
Ground Stade de la Rabine, Vannes
Ground Capacity 9,500
Chairman Stéphane Kerdodé
Manager Laurent Hervé
League CFA 2
2015–16 DH Brittany, 1st (promoted)
Website Club home page

Vannes Olympique Club (Breton: Gwened Olimpek Klub; commonly referred to as simply Vannes) is a French football club based in Vannes. The club was formed in 1998 as a result of the merger of the Véloce vannetais founded in 1911 and the FC Vannes known before 1991 as UCK Vannes founded in 1946 and currently play in Championnat de France Amateur 2, the fifth level of French football. Vannes plays its home matches at the Stade de la Rabine located within the city. The team is managed by Thierry Froger and captained by goalkeeper Antoine Petit.

Though formed in the late 1990s, Vannes developed into a solid football club. In the club's first season of existence, it won the Division d'Honneur of the Brittany region. Almost a decade later, the club won the Championnat National, the third division of French football to ascend to Ligue 2. In cup competitions, Vannes surprisingly reached the final of the 2008–09 edition of the Coupe de la Ligue, in what was the club's first time participating in the tournament. The team defeated Ligue 1 clubs Nice and Auxerre on its way to the final, where Vannes lost to Bordeaux.

The club remained in Ligue 2 for three seasons, but after relegation in 2012 the failed to return, and were declared bankrupt in 2014.[1] They reformed in the Brittany Region Division Supérieure Elite (equivalent to the seventh level of football in France) under order of the FFF.[2]

Two successive promotions brought the club back to CFA 2 for the 2016–17 season.


Current squad[edit]

As of 10 March 2014 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-François Bedenik
2 France DF Jonathan Ringayen
3 France DF Nicolas Flégeau
4 France DF Hendricks Cakin
5 France DF Steven Pelé
6 Central African Republic DF Amos Youga
7 France FW Christophe Gaffory
8 France FW Franck Dufrennes
9 France FW David Suarez
10 France FW Yannick Aguemon
12 France DF Thierry Argelier
13 France MF Soffou Ridjali
14 France MF Tévi Lawson
No. Position Player
15 France DF Vivian Reydel
16 France GK Antoine Petit
17 France DF Alister Bizolon
19 France MF Quentin Rouger
20 France MF Nestor Kodjia
21 France FW Thomas Vauvy
22 France MF Franck Héry
23 France MF Jordan Massengo
26 France MF Adrien Thomasson
27 France DF Christophe Coue
30 France GK Jordane Anceaux
31 France FW Benjamin Cottard

Notable former players[edit]

For a list of former Vannes players, see Category:Vannes OC players.



  1. ^ "Football. Le Vannes OC dépose le bilan" (in French). 6 June 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "LA FFF REFUSE LA RÉ-INTÉGRATION DE VANNES EN DH" (in French). 3 October 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 

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