Violette AC

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Violette AC
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Full name Violette Athletic Club
Nickname(s) Le Vieux Tigre[1]
Founded 15 May 1918; 99 years ago (1918-05-15)[2][3]
Ground Stade Sylvio Cator
Ground Capacity 15,000[4]
Ground Coordinates 18°32′9.81″N 72°20′32.79″W / 18.5360583°N 72.3424417°W / 18.5360583; -72.3424417Coordinates: 18°32′9.81″N 72°20′32.79″W / 18.5360583°N 72.3424417°W / 18.5360583; -72.3424417
Chairman Jean-Marie Fritz Henry[5]
League Championnat National D2[6]
2016 Ligue Haïtienne, 18th

Violette Athletic Club is a professional football club based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It is one of the most successful clubs in the country. In 1939, Violette A.C. captured the double after winning the league and the Coupe d'Haïti and won the 1984 CONCACAF Champions' Cup. The club was relegated to second division after the 2016 Ligue Haïtienne season.[6]

The club has produced many talented Haitian footballers, including Alexandre Boucicaut and Sébastien Vorbe.

Honours[edit]

1939, 1957, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1983, 1995, 1999
1939, 1951
1984

International competitions[edit]

1969 – First Round – Lost against Bermuda Somerset Trojans 6–1 on aggregate (stage 1 of 3)
1975 – First Round (Caribbean) – Withdrew against Suriname SV Transvaal (stage ? of ?)
1977 – Third Round (Caribbean) – Lost against Suriname SV Robinhood 1–0 on aggregate (stage 3 of 5)
1984CONCACAF Champion
1985Unknown results
1994 – First Round (Caribbean) – Lost against Netherlands Antilles CRKSV Jong Colombia 2–1 on aggregate (stage 2 of 7)
2000 – First Round - Group B - 2nd place - 6 pts (stage 1 of 2)
2002 – Second Round - Group A - 2nd place - 4 pts (stage 2 of 2)
2009 – Semifinal Lost against Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders 2–0 - Lost Third Place Round against Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh 1–2

Crests[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 GK St Vil Anderson
2 Joseph Walter
3 Alexandre Boucicaut
4 Guerrier Yvener
5 Narcisse Jeff
6 Mexico José Francisco Millán Camacho
7 Guerrier Ronald
8 Noel Pierre André
9 Jeune Jean Althobeli
10 Harold Antoine
11 Mentor Alfonce
12 Louidor Vladimir
13 Eve Junior
No. Position Player
14 Bertrand Seide
15 Dossa Marc Kender
16 Claude Stivens
17 St Louis Gregory
18 Estama Jean Marcus
19 Lainé James
20 Mary Everaldo
21 Sefroy Philippe
22 Exilien Gaspard
23 Cesar Dolcé
24 Lamour Alfred
25 Jean Stevenson
26 Estama John Miky

Notable players[edit]

List of coaches[edit]

  • Haiti Antoine Tassy
  • Haiti Philippe Vorbe
  • Haiti Kênelt Thomas
  • Haiti Georges Emmanuel
  • Haiti Ralph Kernisan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welt Fussball Archiv: Violette AC
  2. ^ Haiti Reference: Le Football Haitien: Équipes et Clubs
  3. ^ Haiti: Championnat National D1 2014
  4. ^ Press, ed. (26 October 2014). "CWC Final: All-Time Results & Scorers". CONCACAF. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Press, ed. (3 February 2016). "Démission imminente du président du Violette". Le National. Retrieved 9 April 2016.  (French)
  6. ^ a b RSSSF - Haiti 2016