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

Progrès Niederkorn
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Full nameFootball Club Progrès
Niederkorn
Founded1919; 100 years ago (1919)
GroundStade Jos Haupert, Niederkorn
Capacity4,830
ChairmanFabio Marochi
ManagerThomas Gilgemann
CoachRoland Vrabec
LeagueLuxembourg National Division
2018–19National Division, 4th

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 1 August 2019

Competition Game Won Drawn Lost GF GA
European Cup / UEFA Champions League 4 0 1 3 1 17
UEFA Cup / Europa League 22 5 3 15 15 29
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup / European Cup Winners' Cup 2 0 0 2 0 10
Overall 28 5 4 20 16 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

Current squadEdit

As of 4 July 2019[3]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Sébastien Flauss
30   GK Stéphane Ferreira da Costa
81   GK Youn Czekanowicz

5   DF Ben Vogel
20   DF Jonni Filipe Correia Santos
23   DF Adrien Ferino
32   DF Tom Laterza
34   DF Tim Hall
70   DF Yann Marques

4   MF Aldin Skenderovic
8   MF Yannick Cervellera
9   MF Yannick Bastos
No. Position Player
10   MF Belmin Muratovic
24   MF Ricky Borges
31   MF Sébastien Thill (captain)
38   MF Metin Karayer
40   MF Christian Silaj

7   FW Mayron De Almeida
11   FW Jack Mmaee
14   FW Emmanuel Françoise
17   FW Issa Bah
22   FW Kempes Waldemar Tekiela (on loan from Borussia Dortmund II)
27   FW Gullit Ramos
97   FW Florik Shala

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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