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Olympique Lyonnais Reserves and Academy

The Olympique Lyonnais Reserves & Academy are the reserve team and academy of French club Olympique Lyonnais. The reserves squad play in the Championnat de France amateur division, the fourth division of French football and the highest division the team is allowed to participate in. Lyon have won the reserves title of the Championnat de France amateur six times. They have won in 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, and 2009, and 2010.

Olympique Lyonnais
Full nameOlympique Lyonnais
Nickname(s)Les Gones, Lyon, or OL
Founded1899/1950[1]
GroundPlaine des Jeux de Gerland,
Lyon
Capacity25,000
ChairmanFrance Jean-Michel Aulas
ManagerFrance Alain Olio & Gilles Rousset (CFA)
France Maxence Flachez (U-19s)
France Armand Garrido (U-17s)
LeagueChampionnat de France amateur
Championnat National Under-19
Championnat National Under-17
2015–16 (CFA)

2015–16 (U19)
2015–16 (U17)
CFA Groupe C, 4th (Reserves' Champion)
Groupe B, 1st (Runners up)
Groupe C

The U-18 squad participates in their weekly league, the Championnat National Under-18, which is a league comprising four groups of fourteen clubs who play each other twice during the regular season. This session is dubbed Phase 1. Following the regular season, the four group winners are randomly selected to face each other in semi-final matches (dubbed Phase 2) to decide who will play each other in the Under-18 Championnat National championship match, usually held in Mayenne. There is also a third-place match, which is usually held just before the championship match. The Under-18 squad also regularly participates in the Coupe Gambardella. They have won the title on 3 occasions. They won the cup in 1971, 1994, and 1997.

The U-16 side participates in a league, the Championnat National Under-16, which is a youth league comprising six groups of twelve clubs who play each other twice during the regular season, which is dubbed Phase 1. Following the regular season, the six group winners and the two best second place clubs are randomly inserting into two groups of four, where they play each other at neutral venues once over a span of four days. This portion is dubbed Phase 2. The two winners of each group will then face each other in the championship match to determine the champion of the Under-16 Championnat National. The Under-16 squad also participates in regional cup competitions.

The current CFA manager is Robert Valette, who played for Olympique Lyonnais for almost 20 years. He has been the CFA manager since 1996.[2] The manager of the Olympique Lyonnais U-18s and U-16s are Patrick Paillot,[3] father of former Olympique Lyonnais defender Sandy Paillot, and Armand Garrido.[4][5]

Contents

PlayersEdit

Reserve squad (Olympique Lyonnais II)Edit

As of 31 January 2018[6]

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

No. Position Player
  GK Nicolas Garcia
  GK Dorian Grange
  GK Anthony Racioppi
  DF Zachary Brault-Guillard
  DF Gédéon Kalulu
  DF Romaric N'Gouma
  DF Brian Ngwabije
  DF Pierre Nouvel
  MF Idriss Bouchentouf
No. Position Player
  MF Maxence Caqueret
  MF Timothé Cognat
  MF Yoann Martelat
  MF Ousseynou Ndiaye
  MF Hamza Rafia
  FW Yassin Fekir
  FW Yann Kitala
  FW Thomas Oualembo
  FW Reo Griffiths

Current Academy squadEdit

Note: All players are eligible to play for Olympique Lyonnais's CFA squad. As of 26 January 2018[7][8]

Nat Player DOB Position International Caps Previous Club
Under-19
  Malcolm Barcola (1999-05-14) 14 May 1999 (age 20) GK AS Lyon-Duchère
  Tanguy Girardot (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 19) GK
  Melvin Bard (2000-11-06) 6 November 2000 (age 18) DF Capped at under-18 level
  Issiar Dramé (1999-02-16) 16 February 1999 (age 20) DF Stade Rennais
  Pierre Kalulu (2000-06-05) 5 June 2000 (age 19) DF
  Mathis Louiserre (2000-08-18) 18 August 2000 (age 18) DF
  Cyriaque Mayounga (2000-10-04) 4 October 2000 (age 18) DF Capped at full international level
  Marly Rampont (2000-11-05) 5 November 2000 (age 18) DF
  Tord Johnsen Salte (1999-02-08) 8 February 1999 (age 20) DF Capped at under-18 level   Bryne FK
  Quentin Vieira (1999-05-10) 10 May 1999 (age 20) DF
  Mohamed Bahlouli (2000-02-17) 17 February 2000 (age 19) MF
  Paul Devarrewaere (1999-02-19) 19 February 1999 (age 20) MF Capped at under-19 level Dijon FCO
  Kévin Dellinger (2000-01-09) 9 January 2000 (age 19) MF Evian Thonon Gaillard F.C.
  Jairzinho Fumont (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 19) MF
  Basile Marc (2000-03-17) 17 March 2000 (age 19) MF
  Lilian Perrier (2000-01-30) 30 January 2000 (age 19) MF
  Yaya Soumaré (2000-06-23) 23 June 2000 (age 19) MF
  Isaac Tshipamba (2000-11-09) 9 November 2000 (age 18) MF
  Esteban Lepaul (2000-04-18) 18 April 2000 (age 19) FW
  Théo Ndicka Matam (2000-04-20) 20 April 2000 (age 19) FW Capped at under-16 level Dijon FCO
Nat Player DOB Position International Caps Previous Club
Under-17
  Kayne Bonnevie (2001-07-01) 1 July 2001 (age 18) GK
  Lucas Margueron (2001-02-12) 12 February 2001 (age 18) GK
  Kévin Ousmane (2002-02-22) 22 February 2002 (age 17) GK
  Melih Altikulac (2002-02-08) 8 February 2002 (age 17) DF
  Djibril Bohanne (2001-05-19) 19 May 2001 (age 18) DF
  Mattéo Commaret (2002-01-02) 2 January 2002 (age 17) DF
  Nacim Innocenti (2002-02-19) 19 February 2002 (age 17) DF
  Billy Koumetio (2002-11-14) 14 November 2002 (age 16) DF
  Castello Lukeba (2002-12-17) 17 December 2002 (age 16) DF
  Alexis Martial (2001-06-15) 15 June 2001 (age 18) DF
  Jimmy Mas (2001-04-10) 10 April 2001 (age 18) DF
  Andy Minolien (2001-07-05) 5 July 2001 (age 18) DF
  Bryan Pellier (2002-07-22) 22 July 2002 (age 16) DF
  Arthur Pontet (2001-03-29) 29 March 2001 (age 18) DF
  Riad Tahar (2002-03-07) 7 March 2002 (age 17) DF
  Semih Altikulac (2002-02-08) 8 February 2002 (age 17) MF
  Cédric Sofian Augarreau (2001-03-10) 10 March 2001 (age 18) MF
  Nassim Benaïssa (2002-04-03) 3 April 2002 (age 17) MF
  Noam Bonnet (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 (age 19) MF
  Djibril Dib (2002-07-03) 3 July 2002 (age 17) MF
  Modeste Duku (2001-05-18) 18 May 2001 (age 18) MF
  Mathys Lefebvre (2002-01-21) 21 January 2002 (age 17) MF
  Elamine Moussa (2002-01-06) 6 January 2002 (age 17) MF
  Loïc Nguende (2001-02-14) 14 February 2001 (age 18) MF
  Abdoulaye Ouattara (2001-01-08) 8 January 2001 (age 18) MF
  Kévin Rodet (2001-06-09) 9 June 2001 (age 18) MF
  Yannis Sghaier (2001-07-10) 10 July 2001 (age 18) MF
  Hussayn Touati (2001-10-03) 3 October 2001 (age 17) MF
  Adam Yousfi (2001-11-15) 15 November 2001 (age 17) MF
  Bradley Barcola (2002-09-02) 2 September 2002 (age 16) FW
  Louis Beaufrère (2002-02-12) 12 February 2002 (age 17) FW
  Kilian Bozet (2002-02-02) 2 February 2002 (age 17) FW
  El Hadj Coly (2001-07-05) 5 July 2001 (age 18) FW
  Victor Edenwald (2002-01-18) 18 January 2002 (age 17) FW
  Thibault Ehling (2001-02-15) 15 February 2001 (age 18) FW
  Méroine El Hammiri (2001-05-23) 23 May 2001 (age 18) FW
  Joss Aurel Nkongue Tiki (2002-01-18) 18 January 2002 (age 17) FW
  Franck Rivollier (2001-04-20) 20 April 2001 (age 18) FW Capped at under-16 level Troyes AC
  Mohamed Seddiki (2001-06-14) 14 June 2001 (age 18) FW
  Madyan Sounni (2002-12-23) 23 December 2002 (age 16) FW
  Herman Tebily (2002-01-24) 24 January 2002 (age 17) FW
  Titouan Thomas (2002-01-12) 12 January 2002 (age 17) FW Capped at under-16 level En Avant de Guingamp
  Hichem Zoghlami (2002-02-13) 13 February 2002 (age 17) FW

Notable academy playersEdit

HonoursEdit

StaffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "According to Lyon's official website, it suggests that they consider this their foundation date rather than 1899 – (translation: "1950, date of the club's creation")". OLWeb.fr. Retrieved 23 August 2006.
  2. ^ Fiche d'identité Valette
  3. ^ Fiche d'identité Paillot
  4. ^ Fiche d'identité Garrido
  5. ^ Staff technique
  6. ^ http://www.olweb.fr/en/academy/reserve-players-staff-149.html
  7. ^ U19
  8. ^ U17