FC Progrès Niederkorn

Football Club Progrès Niederkorn is a football club based in Niederkorn, in south-western Luxembourg.

Progrès Niederkorn
FC Progrès Niederkorn logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Progrès Niederkorn
Founded1919; 103 years ago (1919)
GroundStade Jos Haupert, Niederkorn
Capacity4,830
ChairmanGuillaume Letsch
ManagerLéon Greiveldinger
CoachDidier Wäiss
LeagueNational Division
2021–22Nationaldivisioun, 5th of 16
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

During the German occupation of Luxembourg, the club played in the Gauliga Moselland under the name of FK Niederkorn, where it finished runners-up in 1942–43, behind champions TuS Neuendorf.

Three times domestic league winners, the club's most successful years were at the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s. They have not won any major silverware since the 1981 league title.

In the 2005–06 season, Niederkorn finished second in Luxembourg's second division, the Division of Honour. As the top league, the National Division, expanded from twelve teams to fourteen, Niederkorn were promoted along with Differdange 03.

In the 2016–17 Luxembourg National Division, Progrès Niederkorn drew the league's highest attendance that year: 1,820. Their average home attendance was 710.[1]

On 4 July 2017, Progrès beat Scottish side Rangers in the 1st qualifying round of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League. They overcame a 1–0 defeat at Ibrox with a 2–0 win at the Stade Josy Barthel, having scored only once before in European competition. This victory was also the club's first ever win in European football.[2] They enjoyed an even greater campaign in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, defeating FK Gabala and Budapest Honvéd FC to reach the third qualifying round against Russian side FC Ufa. The tie seemed destined for extra-time but a last-minute goal for Ufa sent Progres out, denying them a rematch against Rangers in the play-offs.

HonoursEdit

Winners (3): 1952–53, 1977–78, 1980–81
Runners-up (6): 1931–32, 1936–37, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1981–82, 2017–18
Winners (4): 1932–33, 1944–45, 1976–77, 1977–78
Runners-up (3): 1945–46, 1955–56, 1979–80

European competitionEdit

Their first European goal was against Glentoran in the 1981–82 European Cup, where they drew 1–1.

Record by competitionEdit

As of match played 26 August 2020

Competition Game Won Drawn Lost GF GA
European Cup / UEFA Champions League 4 0 1 3 1 17
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 23 6 3 15 18 29
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup / European Cup Winners' Cup 2 0 0 2 0 10
Overall 29 6 4 20 19 56

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1977–78 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Vejle Boldklub 0–1 0–9 0–10
1978–79 European Cup 1R   Real Madrid 0–7 0–5 0–12
1979–80 UEFA Cup 1R   Grasshopper Club Zürich 0–2 0–4 0–6
1981–82 European Cup 1R   Glentoran 1–1 0–4 1–5
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1R   Servette 0–1 0–3 0–4
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Shamrock Rovers 0–0 0–3 0–3
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Rangers 2–0 0–1 2–1
2Q   AEL Limassol 0–1 1–2 1–3
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Gabala 0–1 2–0 2–1
2Q   Honvéd 2–0 0–1 2–1
3Q   Ufa 2–2 1–2 3–4
2019–20 UEFA Europa League PR   Cardiff Metropolitan University 1–0 1−2 2–2 (a)
1Q   Cork City 1−2 2–0 3–2
2Q   Rangers 0–0 0−2 0–2
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Zeta 3–0
2Q   Willem II 0−5

Current squadEdit

As of 4 August 2022[3]

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 Sébastien Flauss
5 MF   LUX Ben Vogel
6 MF   LUX Yannick Cervellera
7 MF   LUX Yannick Bastos
10 MF   LUX Belmin Muratovic
11 FW   FRA Bilal Hend
12 MF   FRA Brian Amofa
13 FW   FRA Elias Filet (on loan from Sochaux)
14 DF   LUX Alexandre Sacras
15 MF   LUX Florian Bohnert
16 GK   LUX Eldin Latik
17 FW   BEL Mayron De Almeida
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF   CMR Alex Guett Guett (on loan from Sochaux)
19 FW   FRA Antoine Mazure
21 FW   GUI Mamadou Cellou Bah
22 FW   LUX David Turpel (on loan from Swift Hesperange)
24 MF   BIH Emir Bijelic
25 MF   LUX Ryan Klapp
27 DF   FRA Vincent Peugnet
34 DF   LUX Sofiane Ikene
38 DF   FRA Metin Karayer
68 MF   LUX Antonio Luisi
77 FW   GER Conrad Azong
98 GK   LUX Tom Boussong
DF   NGA Oluwatobiloba Alagbe (on loan from Asteras Tripoli)

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   LUX Yann Matias (at Mondorf-les-Bains)
MF   LUX Kevin Holtz (at Atert Bissen)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   FRA Ryad Habbas (at Hostert)

Women's teamEdit

The women's team plays in Luxembourg's highest league, the Dames Ligue 1. The team has won 15 championships and are therefore the national record champions. The last title was won in 2010–11, which qualified them for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EFS Attendances". www.european-football-statistics.co.uk.
  2. ^ Ostlere, Lawrence (4 July 2017). "Rangers suffer humiliating loss to Luxembourg side in Europa League qualifying". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  3. ^ "FC Progrès Niederkorn". UEFA. Retrieved 4 July 2019.

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