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Union Sportive Orléans Loiret Football (pronounced [juːnjən spɔrtɪv 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 Ligue 2 after earning promotion from the Championnat National. 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; 43 years ago (1976)
GroundStade de la Source,
Orléans
Capacity7,533
ManagerDidier Ollé-Nicolle
LeagueLigue 2
2018–19Ligue 2, 8th
WebsiteClub website

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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

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 1 July 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
1   GK Thomas Renault
3   DF Cédric Cambon
4   DF Gabriel Mutombo
6   MF Maxime D'Arpino
7   FW Gaëtan Perrin
8   MF Joseph Lopy
9   FW Anthony Le Tallec
10   MF Thomas Ephestion
11   MF Tidiane Keita
12   DF Arnaud Luzayadio
14   DF Nicolas Saint-Ruf
15   MF Vincent Thill (on loan from Metz)
16   GK Alexis Sevestre
No. Position Player
19   FW Joris Correa
21   FW Aurélien Scheidler
22   DF Gauthier Pinaud
23   DF Stéphane Lambese
24   MF Yohan Demoncy
25   FW Fahd El Khoumisti
26   FW Hicham Benkaïd
28   DF Abdoulkader Thiam
29   MF Amine Talal
30   GK Jérémy Vachoux
40   GK Ludovic Le Pennec
  DF Alex Marchardier

Reserve teamEdit

As of 18 March 2019[2]

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

No. Position Player
--   GK Ludovic Le Pennec
--   GK Adrien Jobelot
--   DF Elvy Passy
--   DF Gaoussou Diarra
--   DF AYanis Le Bris
--   DF Redha Fresneau
--   DF Abdoulkader Thiam
--   DF Joris Moutachy
--   DF Paul Nouga
--   MF Pierre Bourillon
No. Position Player
--   MF Hermann Esmel
--   MF Jimmy Esteve
--   MF Fulgency Kimbembé
--   MF Victor Boron
--   MF Esteban Hari
--   FW Lucas Leroux
--   FW Mathieu Desmarres
--   FW Régis Djoman
--   FW Alban Dupa
--   FW Aurélien Scheidler

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. ^ "Équipe première". US Orléans Official Site. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  2. ^ "EQUIPE NATIONAL 3" (in French). US Orléans.

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