AC Avignonnais

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Avenir Club Avignonnais, known simply as Avignon, is a football club based in the city of Avignon, France. The club notably competed in the Division 1 in the 1975–76 season.

Avignon
Full nameAvenir Club Avignonnais
Founded1931; 91 years ago (1931)
GroundParc des Sports
Capacity17,500
ChairmanMarc Maurin
ManagerChristophe Chaintreuil
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1931 as Association Sportive Avignonnaise and played professionally from 1942 until 1948. The club was later renamed Olympique Avignonnais in a merger with Saint-Jean and became professional again in 1965.

In 1975, the team was promoted to Division 1, after winning a playoff match against FC Rouen. However, the 1975–1976 season was disastrous, as the club finished bottom with 20 Points, 7 victories, 6 draws, 25 defeats, with 30 goals scored and 80 goals conceded. The club was relegated from Division 2 in 1976 and had to forgo its professional status in 1981 due to financial problems.

The club found itself in the fourth division in 1983–1984, but bounced back to Division 2 after successive promotions from 1989 to 1991. In 1992, the club was renamed Club Olympique Avignonnais after a merger with Sporting Club Avignonais. Relegation to the sixth division (Division d'honneur) followed in 1994. The club was renamed Avignon Foot 84 in 2003.

Managerial historyEdit

Source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "France – Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs". Archived from the original on 4 August 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2007.

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