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
Founded1911; 109 years ago (1911)
GroundStade Gabriel Montpied, Clermont-Ferrand
Capacity11,980
ChairmanAhmet Schaefer
ManagerPascal Gastien
LeagueLigue 2
2018–19Ligue 2, 10th
WebsiteClub website

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the semi-finals of the Coupe de France during the 1945–46 season.[citation needed] Their professional status was repealed after the 1946–47 season due to financial difficulties.[citation needed] The club became professional again in 1966.[citation needed] 1984 saw an expansion,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 31 July 2019.[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 Maxime Dupé (on loan from FC Nantes)
4   DF Cédric Hountondji
5   DF Till Cissokho
6   MF Jason Berthomier
7   MF Yohann Magnin
8   MF Lorenzo Rajot
9   FW Adrian Grbić
10   MF Jonathan Iglesias
11   MF Alassane N'Diaye
12   DF Vital N'Simba
13   MF Blankson Anoff
15   MF Mario González
17   DF Josué Albert
18   FW Jim Allevinah
No. Position Player
19   DF Akim Zedadka
20   MF Salis Abdul Samed (on loan from JMG Academy)
21   DF Florent Ogier
22   DF Driss Trichard
23   DF Jérôme Phojo
25   MF Johan Gastien
26   FW Julio Donisa
27   MF Bryan Teixeira
28   FW David Gomis
29   MF Naël Jaby
30   GK Mehdi Jeannin
32   DF Lassana Diako
34   MF Brandon Baiye
40   GK 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. Position Player
  FW Mohamed Bayo (on loan to Dunkerque)

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

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