Étoile Filante du Togo

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Étoile Filante du Togo is a professional Togolese football club based in Lomé. Their home stadium is Stade Oscar Anthony. The club name translates as "Shooting Star of Lomé" and are known locally as "The Meteors".

Étoile Filante
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Full nameÉtoile Filante du Togo
Founded1932
GroundStade Oscar Anthony,
Lomé, Togo
Capacity10,000
LeagueTogolese Championnat National
20097th

Étoile Filante has won the national league championship seven times and were defeated finalists in the 1968 African Cup of Champions Clubs.[1]

On 26 November 2011, some of the team's players were killed or injured in a bus crash near the Togolese city of Atakpame whilst travelling to a match.[2]

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1932 under the name of Étoile Filante de Lomé. In 1974 and as part of the sports reform, the club is dissolved by the Togolese Football Federation and merged with Modèle de Lomé and Dynamic Togolais to form the club Lomé I which was later called Déma Club de Lomé. In 1978, Déma Club was dissolved as part of the second sport reform. In the 1990s, the club Étoile Filante is reformed and wins the championship in 1992.

HonoursEdit

1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1992
1956, 1958, 1961, 1994
Finalists: 1996
Finalists: 1968
1960

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

1966: First Round
1968: Finalist
1969: Quarter-Finals
1993: Preliminary Round
1996 – First Round
1998 – First Round
1995 – First Round

Current squadEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
6 MF   TOG Blaise Kouma
15 DF   TOG Ayao Akpah Foly
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   TOG Tchibiakou Doevi
- MF   TOG Kodjo Doumassesse
- FW   TOG Abibou Mouhamadou

Presidents (1933–60)Edit

  • Victor Atakpmey (1933–34)
  • Philipe Nasr (1934–43)
  • Ernest Sogodzo Kebey (1943–50)
  • Stanislas Segbeaya (1950–51)
  • Nicolas Djondjo (1952–55)
  • Joseph Firmin Abalo (1958–60)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile of Teams: Togo" (PDF). CAFoot. January 2010.
  2. ^ "Togo top footballers killed in bus crash". BBC News. Retrieved 27 November 2011.

External linksEdit