GPSO 92 Issy

Grand Paris Seine Ouest 92 Issy (commonly known as GPSO 92 Issy or simply Issy) are a French women's football team based in Issy-les-Moulineaux. The club currently compete in the Division 1 Féminine, the top division of women's football in France. The team was founded in 1997 as EuroPeru, and was known as FF Issy from 2001 until 2020.

GPSO 92 Issy
White background with red and pink birds on left hand side, and team name in large red font on right hand side
Full nameGrand Paris Seine Ouest 92 Issy
Nickname(s)Les Chouettes (Owls)[1]
Short nameIssy
Founded1997; 24 years ago (1997) (as EuroPeru)
2001; 20 years ago (2001) (as Foot Féminin d'Issy)
2020; 1 year ago (2020) (as GPSO 92 Issy)
OwnerChristine Aubere[1]
ManagerCamillo Vaz[2]
LeagueDivision 1 Féminine
2019–2020Division 2 Féminine [fr], 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

 
Stade Jean Bouin was the team's original stadium.

GPSO 92 Issy were founded in 1997 by three Peruvian sisters, Edith, Merylin and Mercedes Bohorquez, under the name EuroPeru.[3][4] The team initially consisted of 20 players from the local Peruvian community, and they played at the Stade Jean-Bouin in Issy-les-Moulineaux. The team began playing in the French league system in November 1999.[4] In 2001, the club was renamed Foot Féminin d'Issy (FF Issy),[3] after being taken over by Corinne Mesas.[4] In 2012, former FF Issy manager Christine Aubère took over the club.[5][6] GPSO 92 Issy is one of the only French clubs to be run exclusively for women, rather than being affiliated with a men's team.[7] GPSO 92 Issy and Soyaux are the only exclusively female top division teams,[8] and GPSO 92 Issy has over 250 members.[7][9]

In 2001, FF Issy played in Promotion de Ligue, the lowest division of the French regional football league.[8] FF Issy achieved three successive promotions to reach the top division (Honorary Division) of the regional Paris-Île-de-France League [fr] for the 2003–2004 season. FF Issy missed promotion by finishing second in the next two consecutive seasons, before later achieving promotion to Division 2 Féminine [fr] for the 2009–2010 season [fr]. FF Issy were promoted to Division 1 Féminine for the 2012–13 season.[3][10] They also played in the 2014–15 Division 1 Féminine.[10] In 2018, there were suggestions of the club merging with men's Championnat National team Red Star,[10] though the plans were later abandoned.[11]

FF Issy were winning League A of the 2019–2020 Division 2 Féminine [fr] by 12 points when the league was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2020, the French Football Federation confirmed that Issy would be promoted to Division 1 Féminine for the 2020–21 season.[12] In 2020, the team was renamed from FF Issy to Grand Paris Seine Ouest 92 Issy (GPSO 92 Issy).[1][4] The new name reflects the fact the team is based in Hauts-de-Seine, which is French department number 92.[1]

First-team squadEdit

As of 18 March 2021[13]

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 Solène Froger
2 DF   FRA Celia Barclais
4 DF   USA Allison Pantuso
6 MF   FRA Fanny Pereira
7 FW   HAI Batcheba Louis
8 DF   FRA Nonna Debonne
8 FW   FRA Salma Zemzem
10 MF   FRA Ella Kaabachi [fr]
11 FW   FRA Sara Janbon
12 FW   FRA Cindy Thomas
15 DF   ESP Clara Creus Fabregat
16 GK   FRA Laëtitia Philippe
17 MF   FRA Julie Machart-Rabanne
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW   USA Kayla Mills
19 FW   FRA Esther Mbakem
19 FW   FRA Laurie Teinturer
19 FW   FRA Julie Peruzzetto [fr]
23 DF   FRA Sarah Boudaoud
24 DF   FRA Mélanie Carvalho
26 MF   FRA Stéphanie Bayo
27 DF   FRA Laurine Pinot
28 DF   FRA Gwenaëlle Butel
29 FW   HAI Roselord Borgella
30 GK   FRA Pauline Moitrel
40 GK   USA Kelly Rowswell

Reserve and youth teamsEdit

GPSO 92 Issy Reserves play in the Regional 1 division of the Paris-Île-de-France League. The GPSO 92 Issy under-19s team play in the Challenge National.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Christine Aubere (Présidente GPSO 92 Issy) : "Le département nous a soutenus parce que le travail effectué depuis des années montre qu'on est un club sérieux"" (in French). L'Equipiere. 21 July 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "GPSO 92 Issy : Camillo Vaz, nouvel entraîneur des Chouettes !". L'Equipiere (in French). 22 February 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Les "chouettes" du FFIssy : du Pérou à Issy" (in French). Historim. 11 January 2014. Archived from the original on 19 March 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c d "#D1Arkema – ISSY FF devient le GPSO 92 ISSY". Footo Féminin (in French). 17 July 2020. Archived from the original on 19 March 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "D1 – Une nouvelle présidente au FF ISSY". Foot Féminin. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Football : Femme de combats". Le Parisien (in French). 28 January 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b "Le FF Issy, étendard du football au féminin". Radio France Internationale (in French). 22 June 2019. Archived from the original on 19 March 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b "Le grand pont vers l'élite". HDS Mag (in French). 2020. Archived from the original on 19 March 2021. Retrieved 19 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b "Le GPSO 92 ISSY Football Club" (in French). GPSO 92 Issy. Retrieved 19 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ a b c "Football. Mariage entre le Red Star et les filles d'Issy". Le Parisien (in French). 16 January 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Pas de fusion Red Star – Issy Féminin". Le Parisien (in French). 16 February 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Issy-les-Moulineaux et Le Havre promus en D1 féminine". L'Équipe (in French). 16 April 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Equipe D1 ARKEMA" (in French). GPSO 92 Issy.