CS Sedan Ardennes

Club Sportif Sedan Ardennes, commonly referred to as CS Sedan or simply Sedan (French pronunciation: ​[sədɑ̃]), is a French association football club based in Sedan. The club was formed in 1919 and plays its home matches at the Stade Louis Dugauguez located within the city. Sedan is sponsored by Invicta France and Caisse d'Épargne, the latter being one of France's largest banks.

Sedan
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Full nameClub Sportif Sedan Ardennes
Nickname(s)Les Sangliers
Founded1919; 102 years ago (1919)
GroundStade Louis Dugauguez
Capacity24,389
PresidentMarc Dubois
Head coachOlivier Saragaglia
LeagueChampionnat National
2019–20National 2 Group A, 2nd (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club had its best period of success during the 1950s and 1960s. Sedan won the Coupe de France twice, in 1956 and 1961, and spent the entire decade of the 1960s in the top flight.[1]

In 2012, in spite of being on pace to return to the top division, owner Pascal Urano stopped funding the club. CS Sedan finished in the relegation places for the 2012-13 season and declared bankruptcy, ultimately being demoted two divisions instead of one.[2]

Colours and badgeEdit

Sedan's home strip always includes red and green, and this is reflected in the club badge. The badge also incorporates the image of a wild boar, a symbol of the Ardennes region, hence the club's nickname is Les Sangliers (the wild boars).

SupportersEdit

Sedan's fanbase is mainly drawn from the surrounding Ardennes region, and particular rivalry is reserved for the derby with nearby club Stade Reims. Although not known for outbreaks of hooliganism, a Sedan home game against Paris Saint Germain in 2007 was widely reported following the arrival of Dutch football hooligans from Utrecht and their ensuing fight with PSG fans. Sedan does have a small hooligan faction known as the Fraktion Sedan, complete with their own designated stadium corner and even their own online gift shop.

StadiumEdit

  • Name: Stade Louis Dugauguez
  • Inauguration date: 10 October 2000
  • Capacity: 24,389
  • Record attendance: 23,130 (Sedan vs Guingamp, 12 May 2006)

League PerformanceEdit

  • Ligue 1: 1955–1971, 1972–1974, 1999–2003, 2006–2007
  • Ligue 2: 1953–1955, 1971–1972, 1974–1976, 1983–1986, 1991–1995, 1998–1999, 2003–2006, 2007–2013
  • National: 1976–1983, 1986–1991, 1995–1998, 2015–2017, 2021-
  • CFA / National 2: 1950–1953, 2014–2015, 2017–2020
  • CFA 2: 2013–14

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 15 September 2021.[3]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   FRA Diaranké Fofana
3 DF   FRA Axel Benoît
4 DF   FRA Djessy Basimba
5 DF   FRA Glen Matondo
6 MF   FRA Stacy Misiatu
7 MF   FRA Aziz Dahchour
8 MF   FRA François Borgniet
9 FW   MAD Alexandre Ramalingom
10 FW   FRA Jérémy Bekhechi
11 FW   FRA Matthieu Géran
15 MF   FRA Mohamed Fadhloun
17 DF   FRA Vincent Pirès
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW   FRA Sofiane Bekkouche
19 MF   FRA Raphaël Calvet
20 MF   FRA Kévin Colin
21 FW   FRA Mamadou Thioune
22 MF   FRA Hamadi Ayari
23 DF   FRA Alexandre Harvey
24 DF   ALG Nadir Belhadj
26 DF   FRA Antar Yalaoui
27 MF   FRA Anthony Rogie
28 MF   FRA Billel Sanaa
30 GK   FRA Xavier Lenogue
40 GK   CTA Geoffrey Lembet

Retired numbersEdit

29 -   David Di Tommaso, defender (2000–04) - posthumous honour.

Notable playersEdit

Below are the notable former players who have represented Sedan in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1919. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 80 official matches for the club or represented the national team for which the player is eligible during his stint with Sedan or following his departure.

For a complete list of CS Sedan Ardennes players, see Category:CS Sedan Ardennes players.

CoachesEdit

HonoursEdit

Notable supportersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Coupe de France : Sedan, au cœur de l'histoire du football". France TV Info. 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ Sommer, Celia (29 April 2021). "Football : que sont devenus les clubs de l'élite ayant déposé le bilan ?". France TV Info.
  3. ^ "L'effectif pro du CSSA" (in French). cssedan-ardennes.com. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Sedan : Le nouveau coach officialisé" (in French). foot-national.com. 19 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Sedan : Changement de coach annoncé (off)" (in French). foot-national.com. 27 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Sedan : un nouvel entraîneur annoncé (off)" (in French). foot-national.com. 4 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Sedan : L'entraîneur mis à pied !" (in French). foot-national.com. 8 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Sedan : les Sangliers tiennent leur nouveau coach (off)" (in French). foot-national.com. 26 January 2021.