Union Sportive Orléans Loiret Football (pronounced [ynjɔ̃ spɔʁtiv ɔʁleɑ̃]; commonly referred to as US Orléans or simply Orléans) is a French association football club based in Orléans. The club was founded in 1976 and currently play in Championnat National after being relegated from the prematurely-ended 2019–20 Ligue 2. Orléans plays its home matches at the Stade de la Source located within the city.

Orléans
US Orléans logo.svg
Full nameUnion Sportive Orléans Loiret Football
Nickname(s)USO
Les Guêpes (The Wasps)
Founded1976; 45 years ago (1976)
1889; 132 years ago (1889) as Arago Sport Orléanais
GroundStade de la Source,
Orléans
Capacity7,533
ManagerXavier Collin
LeagueChampionnat National
2020–21Championnat National, 6th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was originally called Arago Sport Orléanais and founded as the football section of a general sports club in the city. In 1976, the club adopted its current name and turned professional in 1980. The club is based at the modern 5,000 capacity all-seated Stade de la Source. The club's record attendance was 11,680 against AS Monaco in 1989 and its colours are red and yellow.

HonoursEdit

Winners (1): 2013–14
Winners (1): 2009–10 (Group D)
Runners-up (1): 1980

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 15 September 2021.[1][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 Théo Vermot
4 DF   FRA Stone Mambo
5 DF   FRA Djessine Seba
6 MF   CGO Fred Dembi
7 FW   HAI Carnejy Antoine
8 MF   MLI Ismaël Keïta
9 FW   FRA Timothé Nkada (on loan from Reims)
10 FW   FRA Hicham Benkaid
11 MF   FRA Tidiane Keita
13 MF   MAR Ayman Ouhatti (on loan from Amiens)
14 DF   FRA Nicolas Saint-Ruf (vice-captain)
15 MF   FRA Loïc Goujon (captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW   FRA Karl Fabien
19 MF   FRA Aymen Souda
20 MF   FRA Liamine Mokdad
21 MF   FRA Fabien Ourega
22 DF   FRA Jimmy Halby-Touré
23 DF   MTQ Florian Lapis
24 DF   FRA Baila Diallo (on loan from Clermont)
25 FW   SEN Moussa Seydi
27 FW   FRA Ibrahim Sangaré
28 FW   FRA Esteban Lepaul
30 GK   FRA Franck L'Hostis

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   FRA Sofyane Bouzamoucha (on loan to Rouen)

Reserve teamEdit

As of 12 January 2021[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 Owen Matimbou
DF   FRA Naïm Ighbane
DF   FRA Ernest Nsengo
DF   FRA Benjamin Bassong Ngue
DF   FRA Hugo Collela
FW   FRA Omar Benyounes
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   FRA Victor Boron
MF   FRA Djibril Bohanne
FW   FRA Jules Varvat
FW   FRA Sofiane Belkheir
FW   FRA Steevy Nogbou

Notable playersEdit

Below are the notable former players who have represented Orléans in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1976. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 80 official matches for the club or have represented their respective national team during their stint at the club or after the player's departure.

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Effectif Pro USO 2020/2021". US Orléans Official Site. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Attribution des numéros de maillots pour la saison 20-21". US Orléans Official Site. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  3. ^ "EQUIPE NATIONAL 3" (in French). US Orléans.
  4. ^ "Orléans - Carrière : "On a tout à gagner"" (in French). foot-national.com. 17 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Orléans : Le club se sépare de ses entraîneurs (off)" (in French). foot-national.com. 28 May 2020.
  6. ^ "National. Claude Robin est le nouvel entraîneur de l'US Orléans" (in French). footamateur.fr. 5 June 2020.
  7. ^ "National. Claude Robin n'entraînera pas l'US Orléans la saison prochaine" (in French). footamateur.fr. 12 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Orléans : Xavier Collin est le nouvel entraîneur (off)" (in French). foot-national.ocm. 31 May 2021.