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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)
Founded1909; 110 years ago (1909)
GroundStade Marcel-Tribut,
Dunkerque
Capacity4,200
ManagerBenjamin Rytlewski
LeagueChampionnat National
2018–1911th
WebsiteClub website

They currently play in the Championnat National. Their kit colours are white and blue. 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.

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 26 August 2019.[1]

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

No. Position Player
3   DF Loïc Kouagba
5   DF Jovanie Tchouatcha
6   DF Jérémy Huysman
7   FW Guillaume Bosca
8   MF Thibault Vialla
9   FW Nathan Bizet
10   MF Dimitri Boudaud
11   MF Iron Gomis (on loan from Amiens)
12   DF Wilfried Ebane (on loan from Lorient)
16   GK Dorian Salhi
17   MF Ludovic Gamboa
18   DF Nicolas Bruneel
No. Position Player
19   MF Leverton Pierre (on loan from Metz)
20   FW Willem Pierre-Charles
21   MF Rayane Chayebi
22   MF Randi Goteni
23   DF David Kabamba
24   DF Alexandre Lauray (on loan from Bordeaux)
25   DF Yvann Macon
26   DF Alexis Callant
27   FW Mohamed Bayo (on loan from Clermont)
28   DF Demba Thiam
30   GK Axel Maraval
40   GK Marc-Antoine Guillaume

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "quipe USL Dunkerque saison 2019/2020 évoluant en National" (in French). usldunkerque.com. Retrieved 11 September 2019.