Luçon FC

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Luçon
Luçon FC Club Logo 2016.jpg
Full nameLuçon Football Club
Founded1924
GroundStade Jean de Mouzon
Capacity5000, 500 seated
ChairmanXavier Auger
ManagerAndré Glotin
LeagueDivision Régionale Honneur, Pays de la Loire
WebsiteClub website

Luçon Football Club is a French football club, located in Luçon. It was founded in 1924 as Stade Luçonnais. In 2003 it changed name to Vendée Luçon Football. In 2013 it rebranded to its current name. As of the 2017–18 season, the club plays in the Division Régionale Honneur of the Pays de la Loire regional league, at the eighth tier of French football.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1924. It became champion of the Division d'Honneur of the Centre-West regional league for the first time in 1933.[1] In 1966 it joined the newly formed Atlantic regional league and competed in the Division d'Honneur there until 1978.[2]

In 1978 the club finished second in the Atlantic Division d'Honneur and won promotion to inaugural season of Division 4 of the new French football league system, finishing fourth. In 1982 the club was relegated back to the Division d'Honneur, but won promotion again as champions a year later. In 1986 the club was relegated again.[2]

In 1989 and 1990 the club won back to back promotions, reaching for the first time the third level of the French football league system, then called Division 3. They stayed at this level for three seasons, until the league was reorganised in 1993, and they were placed in National 2 at the fourth level. Relegation followed again in 1994 to the fifth level, where the club stayed until 2000 when they were relegated again, back to the Division d'Honneur Atlantic region.[2]

In 2002, at the second attempt, the club were champion of Division d'Honneur Atlantic region and won promotion to what was now Championnat de France Amateur 2. In 2003 the club rebranded itself as Vendée Luçon Football.[1] In 2008 the club won promotion to the fourth level, Championnat de France Amateur.[2]

The club had its best performance in the Coupe de France in 2012, reaching the round of 32 where they lost 2–0 to Olympique Lyonnais.

In 2013 the club again won promotion to the third level, Championnat National.[2] and 2015 they finished fifth, their highest league position to date. A year later, despite finishing 11th in 2015 they were relegated for financial reasons.[3]

The club filed for bankruptcy, and reformed to play in the seventh level of amateur football as Luçon FC for the 2016–17 season.[4]

Honours[edit]

  • Champion DH Centre-Ouest: 1933
  • Champion DH Atlantique: 1983, 1989, 2002

Notable former players[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo
France
Guinea
Togo

Notable former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "le V.L.F. et son histoire" (in French). (archive) of Vendée Luçon Football official site. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Vendée Luçon Football" (in French). Football en France. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Luçon se saborde" (in French). lequipe.fr. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  4. ^ "LE VENDÉE LUÇON FOOTBALL EST MORT... VIVE LE LUÇON FOOTBALL CLUB !" (in French). Tous les Footballs. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2017.