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Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest, commonly referred to as Angers SCO or simply Angers (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃.ʒe]), is a French association football club based in Angers in western France. The club was founded in 1919 and play in Ligue 1, the first division of French football, having achieved promotion to the league in 2015 after 21 years. It plays its home matches at the Stade Raymond Kopa. The club has played 23 seasons in the top division, Ligue 1, and have also participated in the UEFA Cup after finishing 4th in 1971–72 season.

Angers SCO logo.svg
Full name Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest
Nickname(s) Les Scoïstes
Founded 1919; 99 years ago (1919)
Ground Stade Raymond Kopa
Capacity 17,835
Chairman Saïd Chabane
Manager Stéphane Moulin
League Ligue 1
2017–18 Ligue 1, 14th
Website Club website
Current season



The team was founded in 1919, which was the same year that the FFF was founded.[1]

During the team's history, they have bounced between the top two tiers on multiple occasions. However, they did spend time in the third tier on several occasions; the 2006–07 season was their last season in the third tier.

The first season that Angers debuted in the second division in France was in 1945. In this season, Angers SCO was placed in the North group; at that time, the second division was split into two groups, the North and South. Angers finished third, being seven points short of Stade Fran, who were promoted to the first division.

In the 2014–15 Ligue 2 season, the team achieved promotion after a long time being in the lower division.

During the 2015–16 Ligue 1 season, SCO placed ninth in the final standings. In their opening league match against Montpellier HSC, Angers won the match 2-0.

On May 28, 2017, Angers played in the 2017 Coupe de France final against Paris Saint-Germain. Angers lost the match 1-0 courtesy of 91st minute own goal.[2] At the end of the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 season, Angers finished 14th on the table and Cameroon striker Karl Toko Ekambi finished with an impressive 17 goals in the competition.[3]

League participationsEdit

  • Ligue 1: 1956–68, 1969–75, 1976–77, 1978–81, 1993–94, 2015–present
  • Ligue 2: 1945–56, 1968–69, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1981–93, 1994–96, 2000–01, 2003–05, 2007–15
  • National: 1996–2000, 2001–03, 2005–07
  • Regional League: 1931–39
  • Division d'Honneur: 1919–31
  • Coupe de France runners up: 1957, 2017


Current squadEdit

As of 31 August 2018.[4]

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 Zacharie Boucher (on loan from Auxerre)
2   DF Rayan Aït-Nouri
3   DF Yoann Andreu
4   DF Mateo Pavlović
5   MF Thomas Mangani
6   MF Vincent Pajot
7   FW Harrison Manzala
8   DF Ismaël Traoré (captain)
9   FW Cristian López
10   MF Angelo Fulgini
11   FW Wilfried Kanga
12   MF Férébory Doré
13   FW Dorian Bertrand
14   MF Anthony Mancini-Gomez
15   MF Pierrick Capelle
No. Position Player
16   GK Ludovic Butelle
17   MF Cheikh N'Doye (on loan from Birmingham City)
18   MF Baptiste Santamaria
19   FW Stéphane Bahoken
20   MF Flavien Tait
21   MF Loïc Puyo
22   MF Jeff Reine-Adélaïde
23   DF Ibrahim Cissé
24   DF Romain Thomas
25   DF Abdoulaye Bamba
26   DF Saliou Ciss
27   FW Thomas Touré
28   FW Farid El Melali
29   DF Vincent Manceau
40   GK Anthony Mandrea

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Alexandre Letellier (on loan to Troyes)
  MF Lassana Coulibaly (on loan to Rangers)
No. Position Player
  FW Baptiste Guillaume (on loan to Nîmes)

Notable playersEdit

Below are the notable former players who have represented Angers in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1919. To appear in the section below, a player must have either played in at least 80 official matches for the club or represented his country's national team either while playing for Angers or after departing the club.

For a complete list of Angers SCO players, see Category:Angers SCO players



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