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Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot
Full name Clermont Foot Auvergne 63
Founded 1990 (1990)
Ground Stade Gabriel Montpied, Clermont-Ferrand
Ground Capacity 10,607
Chairman Claude Michy
Manager Corinne Diacre
League Ligue 2
2014–15 Ligue 2, 12th
Website Club home page

Clermont Foot Auvergne 63 (Occitan: Clarmont d'Auvèrnhe; commonly referred to as Clermont Foot or simply Clermont) is a French association football club based in Clermont-Ferrand. The first incarnation of the club was formed in 1911 and the current club was created in 1990 as a result of a merger. Clermont currently play in Ligue 2, the second level of French football having achieved promotion to the league after winning the 2006–07 edition of the Championnat National. The club plays its home matches at the Stade Gabriel Montpied located within the city. Clermont is managed by Corinne Diacre and captained by Cameroonian Eugène Ekobo.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Honours 2
  • Players 3
    • Current squad 3.1
    • Out on loan 3.2
    • Retired numbers 3.3
    • Notable former players 3.4
  • Managers 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The club started in 1911 under the name Stade Clermontois. Despite little league success in the early days, they reached the semi-finals of the Coupe de France during the 1945–46 season. Their professional status was repealed after the 1946–47 season due to financial difficulties. The club became professional again in 1966. 1984 saw an expansion, with Stade-Clermontois and AS Montferrand merging to form Clermont-Ferrand Football Club (CFC). The club was placed in the third division.

The club was later renamed Clermont Foot Auvergne, having to start again in the Division Honneur. After 13 years, Clermont Foot got promoted multiple times, from the Division Honneur up to Ligue 2 in 1993. During these 13 years of success, the club had numerous successes in the Coupe de France. One notable cup run was in 1997, when the Auvergne club eliminated three professional sides, Martigues, Lorient and then Paris Saint-Germain, before succumbing to Nice.

More recently, the club won the Championnat National in 2007, being promoted to Ligue 2 again, from which they had been relegated in 2006.

In 2014, Clermont became the first French professional men's team to appoint a female manager when they appointed Helena Costa.[1][2] Less than a month after taking charge, Costa quit her role,[3] and was replaced by another female, Corinne Diacre.[4]

Honours

Champions (2): 2002, 2007

Players

Current squad

As of 24 September 2015.[5]
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 Marc-Aurèle Caillard
2 DF Cyriaque Rivieyran
3 DF Gerald Kilota
4 DF Cédric Avinel
5 DF Baptiste Martin
6 MF Eugène Ekobo
7 MF Farid Boulaya
8 MF Junior Messi Enguene
10 MF Ludovic Genest
11 MF Wesley Jobello
13 DF Cédric Bockhorni
16 GK Mehdi Jeannin
17 DF Karim Djellabi
No. Position Player
18 FW Famara Diedhiou (on loan from Sochaux)
19 FW Jonathan Rivas
20 DF Jacques Salze
21 FW Rémy Dugimont
22 DF Brandon Agounon
23 MF Adrien Hunou (on loan from Rennes)
27 MF Souleymane Sawadogo
28 MF Enzo Reale
30 GK Franck L'Hostis
32 MF Cédric Gonçalves
33 MF Michel Espinosa
34 DF Julien Laporte

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
MF Kévin Diogo (at Châteauroux)

Retired numbers

14 - Clément Pinault, Defender (2008–09) - posthumous honour.

Notable former players

For a list of former Clermont Foot players, see Category:Clermont Foot players.

Managers

References

  1. ^ "Helena Costa takes over at Ligue 2's Clermont Foot as first female manager". The Guardian. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Helena Costa: French Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot name woman boss". The Guardian. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Helena Costa will not after all take over as Clermont Foot coach". The Guardian. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Clermont Foot appoint second female manager in Corinne Diacre". The Guardian. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Clermont Foot squad at clermontfoot.com

External links

  • Official website
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