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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 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.

Angers
Angers SCO logo.svg
Full name Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest
Nickname(s) Les Scoïstes
Founded 1919; 99 years ago (1919)
Ground Stade Raymond Kopa
Ground Capacity 17,835
Chairman Saïd Chabane
Manager Stéphane Moulin
League Ligue 1
2017–18 Ligue 1, 14th
Website Club website
Current season

Contents

HistoryEdit

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

During the team's history, they have bounced between the top two tiers on multiple occasions. However, they 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 groups, the North and South. Angers finished third, being seven points short of Stade Fran, who were promoted to the first division.

In the 2014–15 Ligue 2 season, thie 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.

On May 28, 2017, Angers played in The 2017 Coupe de France final against Paris Saint-Germain. Angers lost the match 1-0 courtesy of 91st minute own goal.[2]

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
  • Coupe de France runners up: 1957, 2017

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 31 January 2018.[3]

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 Mathieu Michel
2   DF Rayan Aït-Nouri
3   DF Yoann Andreu
4   DF Mateo Pavlović
5   MF Thomas Mangani
6   MF Prince Oniangué (on loan from Wolverhampton)
7   FW Karl Toko Ekambi
8   DF Ismaël Traoré (captain)
10   FW Gilles Sunu
11   FW Wilfried Kanga
12   MF Lassana Coulibaly
14   FW Billy Ketkeophomphone
15   MF Pierrick Capelle
No. Position Player
16   GK Ludovic Butelle
17   FW Férébory Doré
18   MF Baptiste Santamaria
19   FW Baptiste Guillaume
20   MF Flavien Tait
21   MF Loïc Puyo
22   MF Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (on loan from Arsenal)
23   MF Angelo Fulgini
24   DF Romain Thomas
25   DF Abdoulaye Bamba
27   FW Thomas Touré
29   DF Vincent Manceau
40   GK Anthony Mandrea

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
  GK Alexandre Letellier (on loan to Young Boys until 30 June 2018)
  DF Gabriel Mutombo (on loan to Orléans until 30 June 2018)
  DF Saliou Ciss (on loan to Valenciennes until 30 June 2018)
  DF Aïssa Laïdouni (on loan to Chambly until 30 June 2018)
No. Position Player
  DF Mehdi Tahrat (on loan to Valenciennes until 30 June 2018)
  MF Mathias Serin (on loan to Dunkerque until 30 June 2018)
  FW Enzo Crivelli (on loan to Caen 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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