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Jeanne d'Arc FC is a Malian football club based in Bamako.

Jeanne d'Arc FC
Full nameJeanne d'Arc FC de Bamako
Founded2007
GroundStade Municipal de Bamako
Capacity5,000
ManagerGuéladio Nango[1]
LeagueMalien Premiere Division
2009–105th

HistoryEdit

They will play in the 2008–09 Malian Première Division, the top division in Malian football.[2] They are owned by former supporters of the Bamako club Stade Malien.

CreationEdit

At the end of the 2006–07 season, a group of Stade supporters broke away to form their own football club, taking the "Jeanne d'Arc" name with them. The name is a reference to one of two defunct clubs which combined to form Stade Malien, Jeanne d'Arc du Soudan (founded 1938) in 1960. In late 2007 this group formed Jeanne d'Arc FC Bamako, which competed in lower division football during the 2007–08 season.[3]

PromotionEdit

In September 2008, Jeanne d'Arc became champions of the Malian Groupe B league soccer tournament, one of two regional tournaments which promotes teams to the Malien Première Division, and will compete against their former counterparts during the 2008–09 season.[4]

AchievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Championnat national : le stade malien passe le réveillon au chaud Archived 14 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Mali 2007/08 Championnat National Première Division Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, retrieved 4 March 2008. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, retrieved 2008-03-04.
  3. ^ Mali – List of Cup Winners Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, retrieved 4 March 2008.
  4. ^ Jeanne d'Arc FC sure for first division in Mali soccer league, Afrique-Actualité/ Afrique en Ligne, Bamako – 16 September 2008
  5. ^ Mali – List of Champions Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, retrieved 4 March 2008.