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Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest, commonly referred to as Angers SCO or simply Angers (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃.ʒe]), is a French association football club based in Angers in western France. The club was founded in 1919 and currently play in Ligue 1, the first division of French football, having achieved promotion to the league in 2015 after 21 years. It plays its home matches at the Stade Raymond Kopa. The club has played 23 seasons in the top division, Ligue 1, and have also participated in the UEFA Cup after finishing 4th in 1971–72 season.

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Full name Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest
Nickname(s) Les Scoïstes
Founded 1919; 98 years ago (1919)
Ground Stade Raymond Kopa,
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Ground Capacity 18,000
Chairman Saïd Chabane
Manager Stéphane Moulin
League Ligue 1
2016–17 Ligue 1, 12th
Website Club website
Current season

Contents

HistoryEdit

This team was founded in 1919, which was the same year that the FFF was founded.[1]

During this team's history, this team had bounced between the top two tiers on multiple occasions. However, this team did spend time in the third tier on several occasions; the 2006–07 season was their last season in the third tier.

The first season that Angers debuted in the second division in France was in 1945. In this season, Angers SCO was placed in the North group, at that time, the second division was split into two group, the North and South. Angers finished third, being seven points short to Stade Fran, who was promoted to the first division.

In the 2014–15 Ligue 2 season, this team achieved promotion after a long time, being in the lower division.

During the 2015–16 Ligue 1 season, SCO placed ninth in the final standings. In their opening league match against Montpellier HSC, Angers won the match 2-0.

Their second fixture that season was their home opener at Stade Raymond Kopa. Angers took on regional rivals FC Nantes, which ended in a 0-0 draw. In their third fixture, Angers visited newly promoted team Gazelec Ajaccio, which Angers won easily 2-0. In the fourth fixture of the league, Angers played Nice, which ended as a 1–1 draw. As that time, Angers was undefeated, being placed in 4th. However, they lost their next fixture, their fifth to Lorient 3–1. Then Angers defeated Troyes 1–0, making it their first home game win of the season. The next fixture, being the seventh, Angers drew 0–0 against Stade Reims. Then, a three-game streak of winning occurred, winning an impressive away victory against Olympique Marseille, winning 1–0 against SC Bastia, and winning Toulouse 1–2. Then Angers drew against Guingamp, which was scoreless. Then two back to back losses occurred, losing 1–0 to AS Monaco and 0–2 to Stade Rennes. Then a 0—0 draw against SM Caen came. Then Angers won again, against Lille, with the score 2–0. Then a scoreless draw with Paris Saint-Germain, who is currently in first place in the league. After that game, Angers won an impressive 0–2 away win against Olympique Lyon. Then a 1–1 draw against Bordeaux happened, then a defeat of 1–0 to Saint-Étienne, and later a win against SM Caen. However, in the next fixture, Nice defeated Angers 2–1. Their last fixture was against Paris Saint-Germain, which Angers lost 5–1 in the Parc des Princes.

League participationsEdit

  • Ligue 1: 1956–68, 1969–75, 1976–77, 1978–81, 1993–94, 2015–present
  • Ligue 2: 1945–56, 1968–69, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1981–93, 1994–96, 2000–01, 2003–05, 2007–15
  • National: 1996–2000, 2001–03, 2005–07
  • Regional League: 1931–39
  • Division d'Honneur: 1919–31

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 17 July 2017.[2]

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 Denis Petrić
3   DF Yoann Andreu
4   DF Mateo Pavlović
5   MF Thomas Mangani
7   FW Karl Toko Ekambi
8   DF Ismaël Traoré (captain)
9   FW Enzo Crivelli
10   FW Gilles Sunu
11   FW Wilfried Kanga
12   MF Lassana Coulibaly
13   DF Aïssa Laïdouni
14   FW Billy Ketkeophomphone
15   MF Pierrick Capelle
No. Position Player
16   GK Mathieu Michel
17   DF Saliou Ciss
18   MF Baptiste Santamaria
19   FW Baptiste Guillaume
20   MF Flavien Tait
21   MF Loïc Puyo
23   MF Angelo Fulgini
24   DF Romain Thomas
25   DF Abdoulaye Bamba
26   DF Mehdi Tahrat
29   DF Vincent Manceau
30   GK Alexandre Letellier

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  DF Gabriel Mutombo (on loan to Orléans until 30 June 2018)
  MF Mathias Serin (on loan to Dunkerque until 30 June 2018)
No. Position Player
  FW Férébory Doré (on loan to Clermont until 30 June 2018)
  FW Yoane Wissa (on loan to Ajaccio until 30 June 2018)

Notable playersEdit

Below are the notable former players who have represented Angers in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1919. To appear in the section below, a player must have either played in at least 80 official matches for the club or represented his country's national team either while playing for Angers or after departing the club.

For a complete list of Angers SCO players, see Category:Angers SCO players

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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