US Avranches

L’Union Sportive Avranches Mont Saint Michel is a French football club based in Avranches, in the department of Manche, and founded in 1897. Since 2014 it plays in the Championnat National, the third tier of French football.

US Avranches
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Full nameL’Union Sportive Avranches Mont Saint Michel
Founded1897; 124 years ago (1897)
GroundStade René Fenouillère
Avranches, Normandy
Capacity2,000
ChairmanGilbert Guerin
ManagerFrédéric Reculeau
LeagueChampionnat National
2020–2113th
WebsiteClub website

The club has been chaired by Gilbert Guérin since 1990.

HistoryEdit

 
Pierre Chayriguès, coach from 1952 to 1955

Football arrived in Avranches in the mid-19th century, due to an influx of British immigrants who brought their customs and lifestyle to the area. In 1895, Paul Lebedel and Auguste Desclos, with approval from Henri Goujon, formed the Association Sportive du Collège d'Avranches. The club had several sections of sport, which included gymnastics, fencing and shooting, but the club specialized in football. The ASCA recruited most of their players from students who attended the university and players who lived nearby. The club endured difficulties following a match against Stade Rennais Université, now Stade Rennais F.C., after the external players arrived home too late following the match. This caused a significant outrage from their parents and guardians and, eventually, the ASCA were forced to abandon signing players from outside the university. Due to this, a man named Alexandre Legrand concluded that the people outside the university should form their own club. After discussions, the club was formed in April 1897 as L’Union Sportive Avranches'. Due to his input, Legrand was inserted as the club's treasurer. The club competed mainly against local colleges in Avranches and played their first official match against AS du Collège de Vire.[1]

ChairmenEdit

Présidents of l'US Avranches Mont-Saint-Michel
Rang Nom Période
1   Marcel Barbé 1897–1907
2   Victor Poisnel 1907–1914
3   Armand Lebreton 1917–1940
4   Alexandre Legrand 1940–1943
5   Eugène Dodier 1943–1944
6   Henri Barbé 1944–1945
7   Docteur Gendrot 1945–1960
8   Albert Nativelle 1960–1970
Rang Nom Période
9   Claude Masson 1970–1973
10   Docteur Gendrot 1973–1975
11   Albert Nativelle 1975–1976
12   Rémi Guérin 1976–1981
13   Thierry Lecardonel 1981–1985
14   Gérard Antoine 1985–1988
15   Philippe Dupré 1988–1990
16   Gilbert Guérin Depuis 1990

Current stateEdit

The club's performance during the 20th century was mostly muted with the club often hovering in between the 7th, 6th, 5th, and 4th divisions until reaching the Championnat National during its inaugural season in 1993–94. The competition, at the time, involved two geographical areas and was mostly the top amateur clubs. The club won its first match, a 2–0 victory over AS Cherbourg, and went undefeated in their first nine matches. However, the club soon hit a slide and ended up finishing 9th. They remained in National for another three years before suffering relegation to the CFA, where they lasted only one year falling down to CFA 2 in 1998–99. After 10 years in CFA 2, the club finally returned to the CFA after their 2nd-place finish.

Team kitEdit

The club's kit are manufactured by the English sporting goods company Umbro.

Notable coachesEdit

Managers of l'US Avranches Mont-Saint-Michel
Rang Nom Période
1   Jean Lhermitte 1947–?
2   Pierre Chayriguès 1952–1955
3   Lucien Vallaeys 1966–1970
4   Gilles Hidrio 1970–1972
5   Luis Borgo 1972–1973
6   Adolphe Mamberta 1974–1978
7   Roland Beatrix 1978–1981
8   Pierre Leresteux 1981–1986
9   Bernard Maccio 1986–1997
Rang Nom Période
10   Bernard Maligorne 1997–1999
11   Gilles Guillot 1999–2000
12   Yann Ruel 2000–2001
13   Bernard Maccio 2001–2002
14   Richard Lecour 2002
15   Christophe Point 2002–2005
16   Jean-Noël Le Buzullier 2005–2007
17   Živko Slijepčević 2008–2010
15   Stéphane Mottin 2010–

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 19 September 2021.[2]

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 Anthony Beuve
2 DF   FRA Bastien Launay
3 DF   MAR Oussama Falouh
5 DF   FRA Yohan Baret
6 FW   FRA Jaly Mouaddib (on loan from Angers)
7 MF   MAR Reda Lamrabette
8 MF   GHA Charles Boateng
9 FW   BEL David Pollet
10 MF   FRA Madih Talal
11 MF   FRA Virgile Piechocki
12 DF   COM Kassim M'Dahoma
14 FW   FRA Florian Bianchini (on loan from Amiens)
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF   FRA Harold Voyer
16 GK   FRA Brice Cognard
17 FW   FRA Ali Gueddar
18 FW   FRA Jordan Kassa
19 DF   FRA Yann Godart
20 MF   FRA Darly N'Landu (on loan from Lille)
23 MF   HAI Martin Expérience
25 MF   ALG Mehdi Boussaïd
28 MF   FRA Pierre Magnon
30 GK   FRA Florian Lebreton
33 DF   FRA Mathis Lemeray

Reserve squadEdit

As of 4 March 2020[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
GK   FRA Ronan Communier
GK   FRA Leo Lenoble
DF   FRA Simon Blandin
DF   FRA Edouard Leroy
DF   FRA Benjamin Rennes
MF   FRA Maël Amiot
MF   FRA Thomas Coutant
MF   FRA Emilien Joba
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   FRA Léo LeMarié
MF   FRA Antoine Liard
MF   FRA Ronan Menard
MF   FRA Lucas Mezange
MF   FRA Jean-Paul Montalbetti
MF   FRA Erwan Perrouault
MF   FRA Aboubakar Toure
FW   FRA Mathis Lemeray

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ la Préhistoire (1897 -1907) Archived 29 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Liste: AVRANCHES [USA] NATIONAL". US Avranches. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  3. ^ "US Avranches Mont-Saint-Michel II Squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 March 2020.