Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot 63 (Occitan: Clarmont d'Auvèrnhe; commonly referred to as Clermont Foot or simply Clermont) is a French association football club based in Clermont-Ferrand. The first incarnation of the club was formed in 1911 and the current club was created in 1990 as a result of a merger.[who?][citation needed] Clermont currently play in Ligue 2, the second level of French football having achieved promotion to the league after winning the 2006–07 edition of the Championnat National.[citation needed] The club plays its home matches at the Stade Gabriel Montpied located within the city. Between 2014 and 2017 Clermont were managed by Corinne Diacre the first woman to manage a men's professional football match. As of the 2017-2018 season, Clermont have never played in Ligue 1 and have one of the longest continuing spells of any team in Ligue 2.[1]

Clermont Foot
Clermont Foot logo.svg
Full nameClermont Foot 63
Nickname(s)La lancers (The Lancers)
Founded1911; 110 years ago (1911)
GroundStade Gabriel Montpied, Clermont-Ferrand
Capacity11,980
ChairmanAhmet Schaefer
ManagerPascal Gastien
LeagueLigue 2
2019–20Ligue 2, 5th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club started in 1911 under the name Stade Clermontois. Despite little league success in the early days, they reached the semi-finals of the Coupe de France during the 1945–46 season.[citation needed] Their professional status was repealed after the 1946–47 season due to financial difficulties.[citation needed] The club became professional again in 1966.[citation needed] 1984 saw an expansion, with Stade-Clermontois and AS Montferrand merging to form Clermont-Ferrand Football Club (CFC).[citation needed] The club was placed in the third division.

The club was later renamed Clermont Foot Auvergne, having to start again in the Division Honneur. After 13 years, Clermont Foot got promoted multiple times, from the Division Honneur up to Ligue 2 in 1993.[citation needed] During these 13 years of success, the club had numerous successes in the Coupe de France. One notable cup run was in 1997, when the Auvergne club eliminated three professional sides, Martigues, Lorient and then Paris Saint-Germain,[citation needed] before succumbing to Nice.[citation needed]

The club won the Championnat National in 2007,[citation needed] being promoted to Ligue 2 again, from which they had been relegated in 2006.

In 2014, Clermont became the first French professional men's team to appoint a female manager when they appointed Helena Costa.[2][3] Less than a month after taking charge, Costa quit her role,[4] and was replaced by another woman, Corinne Diacre.[5]

HonoursEdit

Champions (2): 2002, 2007

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 21 August 2020.[6]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   FRA Arthur Desmas
3 DF   FRA Julien Boyer
4 DF   BEN Cédric Hountondji
6 MF   FRA Jason Berthomier
7 MF   FRA Yohann Magnin
8 MF   FRA Lorenzo Rajot
9 FW   FRA Jordan Tell
10 MF   URU Jonathan Iglesias (captain)
11 FW   GAB Jim Allevinah
12 DF   COD Vital N'Simba
16 GK   FRA Lucas Margueron
17 DF   GUF Josué Albert
18 MF   FRA Sofyan Chader
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   GHA Salis Abdul Samed (on loan from JMG Academy)
20 DF   FRA Akim Zedadka
21 DF   FRA Florent Ogier
22 DF   FRA Driss Trichard
23 DF   FRA Jérôme Phojo
24 MF   BEN Jodel Dossou
25 MF   FRA Johan Gastien
27 FW   FRA Mohamed Bayo
28 FW   FRA David Gomis
32 DF   BIH Muamer Aljic
36 DF   GHA Alidu Seidu
40 GK   FRA Ouparine Djoco

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   FRA Till Cissokho (on loan to Austria Lustenau)
MF   FRA Naël Jaby (on loan to Austria Lustenau)
MF   GHA Blankson Anoff (on loan to Austria Lustenau)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BEL Brandon Baiye (on loan to Austria Lustenau)
MF   FRA Bryan Teixeira (on loan to Orléans)
MF   AUT Muhammed Cham Saračević (on loan to Vendsyssel FF)

Reserve teamEdit

As of 22 February 2019.[7]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
-- GK   FRA Hugo Contardo
-- GK   FRA Alban Lyonnet
-- DF   FRA Lassana Diako
-- DF   FRA Gaël Gibert
-- DF   FRA Lucas Le Lann
-- DF   FRA Mathieu Luce
-- DF   FRA Rodney Mazikou
-- DF   FRA Jordan Pinol
-- DF   FRA Matteo Scano
No. Pos. Nation Player
-- MF   FRA Alexis Charveys
-- MF   FRA Quentin Deniaud
-- MF   FRA Selmane El Hamri
-- MF   FRA Naël Jaby
-- MF   FRA Jordan Nauche
-- MF   FRA Bryan Teixera
-- FW   FRA Théo Collomb
-- FW   FRA Aymeric Kissy
-- FW   FRA David Stork

Retired numbersEdit

14 -   Clément Pinault, Defender (2008–09) - posthumous honour

Notable former playersEdit

For a list of former Clermont Foot players, see Category:Clermont Foot players.

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clermont Foot 63". Ligue1.com. Ligue de Football Professionnel.
  2. ^ "Helena Costa takes over at Ligue 2's Clermont Foot as first female manager". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Helena Costa: French Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot name woman boss". BBC Sport. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Helena Costa will not after all take over as Clermont Foot coach". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Clermont Foot appoint second female manager in Corinne Diacre". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Joueurs" (in French). Clermont Foot 63. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Formation équipes masculines" (in French). Clermont Foot.