Gazélec Football Club Ajaccio (Corsican: Gazélec Football Club Aiacciu), commonly referred to as GFC Ajaccio, GFCA, Gazélec Ajaccio or simply Gazélec (French: [ɡazelɛk]), is a French football club from Ajaccio, Corsica. Founded in 1960, Gazélec play in the Championnat National 3, the fifth tier of football in France.
|Full name||Gazélec Football Club Ajaccio|
|Nickname(s)||Le Gaz (The Gas)|
Le Bistrot (The Bistro)
I diavuli rossi (The Reds Devils)
Les Gaziers (The Gasmen)
|Ground||Stade Ange Casanova|
|League||National 3 Group D|
The club was founded in 1960 as result of the merger of two small Ajaccio clubs, Football Club Ajaccien (commonly known as FC Ajaccio), founded in 1930 and Gazélec Corse Club, founded in 1910.
Gazélec reached the semi-finals of the 2011–12 Coupe de France, while playing in the third-tier Championnat National. They hosted home games in the later rounds at the larger Stade François Coty, home of AC Ajaccio.
On 15 May 2015, Gazélec were promoted to Ligue 1 for the first time in the club's history, following a 3–2 win over Niort with two goals by John Tshibumbu. It was their second consecutive promotion and fourth in five years. Gazelec Ajaccio started off the 2015–16 Ligue 1 season as one of the smallest teams to compete in the division's history. They were instantly relegated, in 19th place. In June 2019, the club reverted to the third tier after a play-off loss to Le Mans. They were relegated again at the end of the truncated 2019–20 Championnat National season, after being in the relegation places when the season was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, they suffered administrative relegation to Championnat National 3 for financial reasons.
- Corsican Championship
- Champions: 1937, 1938, 1956, 1957, 1961
The club has rivalries with the other two Corsican professional clubs: SC Bastia and AC Ajaccio, the latter one playing the Ajaccio Derby with Gazélec. For many years, Gazélec played in a lower division than their city rivals. The side also has rivalry with another smaller club on the island, FC Bastia-Borgo.
- As of 1 January 2021''
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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