|Full name||Union Sportive du Littoral de Dunkerque|
|Nickname(s)||Les Maritimes (The Seasiders)|
|2019–20||Championnat National, 2nd (promoted)|
The club was founded in 1909 and have never played in a higher division than Ligue 2. They have once made it to the semi-finals of the Coupe de France, in 1929, and the quarter finals four times in 1930, 1937, 1968 and 1971.
The club is linked with and has had ties with Dartford FC of Kent, England.
The club were promoted to Ligue 2 again in 2020, when the 2019–20 Championnat National season ended prematurely, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dunkerque were second in the table at the time, and were promoted by the FFF executive committee.
- Division Honneur: Nord-Pas-de-Calais Group
- Champions: 1960
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
In 1990, Belgian player Jean-Marc Bosman sought to move from RFC Liège in his home country to USL Dunkerque after his Belgian contract expired. However, RFCL demanded a transfer fee, quashing the proposed move. Bosman then sued to have this reserve system outlawed, and in 1995 he won his case before the European Court of Justice. The ECJ ruling, known ever since as the Bosman ruling, led to major structural changes in the business of European footballers' contract sales.
- "Le COMEX valide les montées de Pau et Dunkerque" (in French). foot-national.com. 11 May 2020.
- "Équipe USL Dunkerque saison 2020/2021 évoluant en Ligue 2" (in French). usldunkerque.com. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
- "US du Littoral de Dunkerque - Squad". soccerway. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
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