Vannes Olympique Club (Breton: Klub Olimpek Gwened; commonly referred to as simply Vannes) is a French football club based in Vannes. The club was formed in 1998 as a result of the merger of Véloce vannetais founded in 1911 and FC Vannes known before 1991 as UCK Vannes founded in 1946 and currently play in Championnat National 2, the fourth level of French football. Vannes plays its home matches at the Stade de la Rabine located within the city.

Vannes OC
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Full nameVannes Olympique Club
Nickname(s)The White-Blacks
Founded1998; 24 years ago (1998)
GroundStade de la Rabine
Capacity9,500
PresidentMaxime Ray
ManagerPierre Talmont
LeagueNational 2 Group A
2021–22National 2 Group A, 7th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Though formed in the late 1990s, Vannes developed into a solid football club. In the club's first season of existence, it won the Division d'Honneur of the Brittany region.[citation needed] Almost a decade later, the club won the Championnat National, the third division of French football to ascend to Ligue 2.[citation needed] In cup competitions, Vannes reached the final of the 2008–09 edition of the Coupe de la Ligue, in what was the club's first time participating in the tournament. The team defeated Ligue 1 clubs Nice and Auxerre on its way to the final, where Vannes lost to Bordeaux.[citation needed]

The club remained in Ligue 2 for three seasons, but were relegated in 2012 and failed to return, and were declared bankrupt in 2014.[1] They reformed in the Brittany Region Division Supérieure Elite (equivalent to the seventh level of football in France) under order of the FFF.[2] Two successive promotions brought the club back to the Championnat de France Amateur 2 for the 2016–17 season.[citation needed]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 4 October 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 Anthony Lamonge
GK   FRA Clément Pétrel
GK   FRA Mickäel Salamone
DF   FRA Cyril Benamara
DF   FRA Thibault Bouedec
DF   FRA Akim Djaha
DF   FRA Lilian Faye
DF   FRA Alexandre Lavenant
DF   GUF Grégory Lescot
DF   FRA Erwan Quintin
DF   FRA Sandro Tremoulet
MF   FRA Tresor Antonio
MF   FRA Achille Degan
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   FRA Nathan Epaillard
MF   COD Cecil Filanckembo
MF   FRA Jordan Henry
MF   FRA Virgile Piechocki
MF   FRA Aboubakar Touré
MF   FRA Sergen Uzun
FW   FRA Alexis Ebrard
FW   FRA Thibaut Horbette
FW   FRA Diedry Kouassi
FW   FRA Yohan Mboumba Mouyabi
FW   ANG Beni Nsango
FW   FRA Thibault Rambaud

Notable former playersEdit

For a list of former Vannes players, see Category:Vannes OC players.

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football. Le Vannes OC dépose le bilan" (in French). 6 June 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "LA FFF REFUSE LA RÉ-INTÉGRATION DE VANNES EN DH" (in French). 3 October 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  3. ^ "EFFECTIF". vannesoc.com. Retrieved 19 October 2018.