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Football Club de Martigues, known as FC Martigues, is a French professional football club that currently play in the Championnat National 2, which is the fourth level of football in France. The club was founded in 1921 and played regional football until the early 1970s when they gained promotion to the professional Second Division.

FC Martigues
FC Martigues logo
Full name Football Club de Martigues
Founded 1921; 97 years ago (1921)
Ground Stade Francis Turcan, Martigues
Ground Capacity 11,500
Chairman Baptiste Giabiconi
Manager Éric Chelle
League National 2 Group A
2016–17 CFA Group D, 11th

The club's greatest achievement was winning promotion to the First Division in 1993. The club played for three seasons in the top flight, until it was relegated down to Ligue 2 in 1996. A failed attempt to win promotion at once was followed by relegation to the Championnat National (third level) in 1998. Two years later the club won promotion back to Second Division, but only remained at that level for two seasons.

In 2002, the club was relegated again and after another near miss at promotion in 2003, financial problems saw the club go into liquidation and reform in the Championnat de France Amateur. They finished the 2006–2007 season in the Championnat National as 14th. They were relegated to CFA in 2007–2008 season as 19th in the Championnat National.

The club plays at the Stade Francis Turcan, which has a capacity of 11,500, in Martigues. Their principal rivals are FC Istres.

Famous players who have played for FC Martigues include: Stéphane Pounewatchy, Ali Benarbia, Eric Cantona, Éric Di Meco, Noé Pamarot and Tomasz Frankowski.

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Current squadEdit

As of 9 April 2018.[1]

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

No. Position Player
  GK Florent Maddaloni
  GK Salim Ben Boina
  GK Jonathan Lupo
  DF Loïc Kouagba
  DF Thomas Wilwert
  DF Alexandre Le Parmentier
  DF Daouda Ba
  DF William Tsobgni
  DF Jordan Douhet
  DF Mohamed Nehari
  MF Wendel Lomar
  MF Yannis Gharbi
  MF Massiré Kanté
No. Position Player
  MF Mohamed Ouchmid
  MF Hector Gbaguidi
  MF Bertrand Fourrier
  MF Anthony Cabon
  MF Yanis Zouaoui
  MF Salim Mramboini
  FW Guy-Roland Niangbo
  FW Nordine Ibouroi
  FW Paul Alo'o
  FW Franck Julienne
  FW Anderson Banvo
  FW Diawoye Diarra
  FW Samir Belloumou

Notable playersEdit

CoachesEdit

[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Equipe 1/L'Effectif" (in French). FC Martigues Official Site. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  2. ^ France – Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs

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