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Football Club de Martigues, known as FC Martigues, is a French professional football club that play in the Championnat de France amateur, which is the fourth level of football in France. The club was founded in 1921 and played regional football until the early 1970s when the club 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 Vincent Caserta
Manager Farid Fouzari
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 regional CFA league. 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 (capacity 11,500) in Martigues and 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.


Current squadEdit

As of 20 July 2017.

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 Benjamin Guibert
  GK Geoffrey Saintot
  DF Jordan Atheba
  DF Nasser Daineche
  DF Sofien El Keurti
  DF Victor Joaquim
  DF Maxence Maisonneuve
  DF Cem Seven
  DF Daouda Ba
  DF Jordan Douhet
  DF Alexandre Leparmentier
  DF Yannis Takerboucht
  DF Matt Vilar
  MF Massiré Kanté
  MF Kevin Lilamand
No. Position Player
  MF Anthony Cabon
  MF Sofiene Danabeche
  MF Victor Elissalt
  MF Nianankoro Doumbia
  MF Mohamed Ouchmid
  MF Selim Benachour
  MF Hugo Valera
  MF Belkacem Dali Amar
  MF Cédric Nkoum
  FW Anderson Banvo Aka
  FW Samir Belloumou
  FW Farid Benramdane
  FW Yannis Gharbi
  FW Ibrahima Keita
  FW Amir Nouri
  FW Paul Alo'o

Notable playersEdit




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