FC Progrès Niederkorn

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

Progrès Niederkorn
Full nameFootball Club Progrès Niederkorn
Founded1919; 105 years ago (1919)
GroundStade Jos Haupert, Niederkorn
ChairmanThomas Gilgemann
ManagerLéon Greiveldinger
CoachJeff Strasser
LeagueBGL Ligue
2023–24National Division, 4th of 16
WebsiteClub website

History edit

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 haven't won a major trophy 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.

Honours edit

European competition edit

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

Record by competition edit

Up to date as of match played 3 August 2023

Competition Game Won Drawn Lost GF GA
European Cup / UEFA Champions League 4 0 1 3 1 17
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 24 6 3 16 18 34
UEFA Europa Conference League 4 2 1 1 6 5
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup / European Cup Winners' Cup 2 0 0 2 0 10
Overall 34 8 5 22 25 66

Matches edit

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
2023–24 UEFA Europa Conference League 1Q   Gjilani 2–2 2–0 4–2
2Q   Midtjylland 2–1 (a.e.t.) 0–2 2–3
2024–25 UEFA Conference League 2Q  

Current squad edit

As of 1 March 2024[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
4 DF   FRA Hamadou Karamoko
6 MF   NIG Chris Lybohy
7 DF   LUX Yannick Bastos
8 MF   LUX Gilson Delgado
9 FW   FRA Walid Jarmouni
10 MF   ALG Sofiane Daham
11 MF   FRA Jonathan Schmid
12 MF   FRA Brian Amofa
15 DF   LUX Gerard Mersch
16 GK   LUX Eldin Latik
17 FW   LUX Issa Bah
18 DF   CMR Alex Guett (on loan from Sochaux)
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   FRA Antoine Mazure
20 MF   LUX Omar Natami
22 FW   LUX David Turpel
23 DF   LUX Clayton Duarte
25 FW   GLP Kenny Mixtur
27 DF   FRA Vincent Peugnet
28 DF   LUX Jáder Soares
30 GK   POR Rodrigo Ribeiro
38 DF   FRA Metin Karayer
45 MF   LUX Diego Ribeiro
70 FW   COM Soiyir Sanali
97 MF   LUX Lucas Figueiredo

Out on loan edit

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 Alexandre Sacras (at UNA Strassen until 30 June 2024)

Women's team edit

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.

References edit

  1. ^ "EFS Attendances". european-football-statistics.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  2. ^ Ostlere, Lawrence (4 July 2017). "Rangers suffer humiliating loss to Luxembourg side in Europa League qualifying". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  3. ^ "FC Progrès Niederkorn". UEFA. Archived from the original on 6 July 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.

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