US Orléans

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)
Founded1972; 49 years ago (1972)
1889; 132 years ago (1889) as Arago Sport Orléanais
GroundStade de la Source,
Orléans
Capacity7,533
ManagerClaude Robin
LeagueNational
2019–20Ligue 2, 20th (relegated)
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 11 February 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
2 DF   FRA Sofyane Bouzamoucha
5 DF   FRA Djessine Seba
6 DF   NIG Hervé Lybohy
7 FW   FRA Gaëtan Perrin
8 MF   MLI Ismaël Keïta
10 MF   MAR Amine Talal
11 MF   FRA Tidiane Keita
12 DF   FRA Arnaud Luzayadio
13 MF   FRA Driss Khalid (on loan from Amiens SC)
14 DF   FRA Nicolas Saint-Ruf
15 MF   FRA Loïc Goujon
17 MF   FRA Bryan Teixeira (on loan from Clermont)
18 FW   FRA Carnejy Antoine
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   FRA Alex Marchadier
20 MF   FRA Liamine Mokdad
21 FW   GUI Fodé Guirassy
22 MF   FRA Karim Coulibaly
23 DF   FRA Florian Lapis
24 MF   FRA Yohan Demoncy
25 FW   SEN Moussa Seydi
26 FW   FRA Hicham Benkaid
27 FW   SEN Issa Soumaré
28 DF   MTN Abdoulkader Thiam
29 DF   HAI Stéphane Lambese
30 GK   FRA Franck L'Hostis
40 GK   FRA Ludovic Le Pennec

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
FW   FRA Salah Bouzrara (on loan to Saint-Pryvé)

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.