USL Dunkerque

USL Dunkerque (French: Union Sportive du Littoral de Dunkerque) is a French football club based in the commune of Dunkirk.

USL Dunkerque
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Full nameUnion Sportive du Littoral de Dunkerque
Nickname(s)Les Maritimes (The Seasiders)
Founded1909; 111 years ago (1909)
GroundStade Marcel-Tribut
Capacity4,200
ChairmanJean-Pierre Scouarnec
ManagerFabien Mercadal
LeagueLigue 2
2019–20Championnat National, 2nd (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

For the 2020–21 season, the club play in Ligue 2. Their kit colours are white and blue, and they play their home matches at the Stade Tribut in Dunkirk.

HistoryEdit

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.[1]

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 5 September 2020.[2][3]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   FRA Jérémy Vachoux
2 DF   FRA Emeric Dudouit
3 DF   FRA Loïc Kouagba
5 DF   CMR Jovanie Tchouatcha
6 DF   FRA Jérémy Huysman
7 FW   FRA Guillaume Bosca
8 MF   FRA Thibault Vialla
9 FW   FRA Kévin Rocheteau
10 MF   FRA Dimitri Boudaud
11 FW   FRA Billy Ketkeophomphone
12 DF   FRA Ibrahim Cissé
15 DF   FRA Alioune Ba
16 GK   FRA Dorian Salhi
17 DF   FRA Harouna Sy
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW   FRA Malik Tchokounté
19 MF   HAI Leverton Pierre
20 MF   FRA Ilan Kebbal (on loan from Reims)
21 MF   FRA Nicolas Bruneel
22 MF   CGO Randi Goteni
23 DF   FRA David Kabamba
24 MF   FRA Redouane Kerrouche
25 FW   GLP Jorris Romil
27 DF   FRA Adon Gomis
28 DF   FRA Demba Thiam
29 DF   FRA Thomas Vannoye
30 GK   FRA Axel Maraval (captain)
34 MF   FRA Ozkan Cetiner
40 GK   FRA Marc-Antoine Guillaume

Former playersEdit

Jean-Marc BosmanEdit

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.

Coordinates: 51°02′07″N 2°23′23″E / 51.035148°N 2.389686°E / 51.035148; 2.389686

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Le COMEX valide les montées de Pau et Dunkerque" (in French). foot-national.com. 11 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Équipe USL Dunkerque saison 2020/2021 évoluant en Ligue 2" (in French). usldunkerque.com. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  3. ^ "US du Littoral de Dunkerque - Squad". soccerway. Retrieved 14 February 2020.