Angers SCO

Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest, commonly referred to as Angers SCO or simply Angers (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʒe]), is a French professional football club based in Angers in Pays de la Loire in western France. The club was founded in 1919 and plays in Ligue 1, the first division of Football in France, 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 Ligue 1.

Angers SCO
Angers SCO logo.svg
Full nameAngers Sporting Club de l'Ouest
Nickname(s)Le SCO
Les Scoïstes
Les Noirs et Blancs (The Black and Whites)
Founded1919; 101 years ago (1919)
GroundStade Raymond Kopa
Capacity18,752
PresidentSaïd Chabane
Head coachStéphane Moulin
LeagueLigue 1
2019–20Ligue 1, 11th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

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

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

The first season that Angers debuted in the French second division was in 1945. During 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 Français, which was promoted to the first division.

In the 2014–15 Ligue 2 season, the 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 its 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] At the end of the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 season, Angers finished 14th on the table and Cameroon striker Karl Toko Ekambi finished with an impressive 17 goals in the competition.[3]

In the 2018-19 Ligue 1 season, Angers finished in a respectable 13th position on the table.[4]

On 8 June 2020, Angers broke their own transfer fee record by signing Paul Bernardoni from Bordeaux, in a deal worth 8 million euros.[5]

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 18 July 2020.[6]

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 Paul Bernardoni
2   DF Rayan Aït-Nouri
3   DF Souleyman Doumbia
4   DF Mateo Pavlović
5   MF Thomas Mangani (3rd captain)
6   DF Enzo Ebosse
7   FW Rachid Alioui
8   DF Ismaël Traoré (Captain)
10   MF Angelo Fulgini
12   MF Zinédine Ould Khaled
13   DF Haithem Loucif
14   MF Anthony Gomez Mancini
15   MF Pierrick Capelle
16   GK Ludovic Butelle (Vice-captain)
18   MF Baptiste Santamaria
No. Position Player
19   FW Stéphane Bahoken
20   MF Sada Thioub
21   FW Casimir Ninga
23   MF Antonin Bobichon
24   DF Romain Thomas
25   DF Abdoulaye Bamba
27   MF Mathias Pereira Lage
28   FW Farid El Melali
29   DF Vincent Manceau
30   GK Danijel Petković
  DF Elhadji Pape Diaw
  FW Thomas Touré
  FW Harrison Manzala
  MF Lassana Coulibaly

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 Anthony Mandrea (on loan to SO Cholet)
No. Position Player

Current technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Stéphane Moulin
Assistant Coaches   Serge Le Dizet
  Patrice Sauvaget
Fitness Coach   Benoît Pickeu
Physiotherapists   Antoine André
  Aurélien Latour
Goalkeeping Coach   Arnaud Lucas
Club Doctor   Anthony Tondut
Podologist   Arnaud Perrier
Osteopath   Marc Sourice

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

  1. ^ "Angers SCO – Site Officiel – Venez découvrir son actualité, sa boutique sa billetterie, son équipe, sa saison ses vidéos et photos et sa communauté". www.angers-sco.fr. Archived from the original on 6 February 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  2. ^ Sunderland, Tom. "PSG Defeat Angers 1-0 with Own Goal in 91st Minute of 2017 Coupe De France Final". bleacherreport.com. Archived from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.ligue1.com/ligue1/article/season-review-not-only-neymar-the-unsung-heroes.htm
  4. ^ "Angers pre-season game confirmed". Arsenal.
  5. ^ "Official | Angers buy Paul Bernardoni from Bordeaux for a record €8m". Get French Football News. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Effectif de l'équipe pro d'Angers SCO" (in French). Angers SCO. Retrieved 14 July 2018.

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