US Créteil-Lusitanos

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US Créteil
US Creteil-Lusitanos logo.png
Full nameUnion Sportive Créteil-Lusitanos
Nickname(s)Les Béliers (The Rams)
Les Cristoliens (The Créteiliens)
USC
Founded1936;84 years ago (1936)
Ground Stade Dominique Duvauchelle,
Créteil
Capacity12,150
ChairmanArmand Lopes
Manager Carlos Secretário
League Championnat National
2018–19 National 2 Group D, 1st (promoted)
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Union Sportive Créteil-Lusitanos (commonly referred to as US Créteil or USC) is a French football club based in Créteil, a southeastern suburb of Paris. The club was founded in 1936 and currently play in the Championnat National 2, the fourth division of French football. The football club forms part of an omnisports club that is also known for its handball team.

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US Créteil was founded in 1936 as an omnisports club and have a rich history, despite achieving minimal honours.

The club has won the Division d'Honneur on two occasions in 1962 and 1986. In 1987, Créteil were crowned champions of the now-defunct Division 4 and, a year later, captured the Division 3 title. The club's best finish in the prestigious Coupe de France was during the 1985–86 edition of the competition when the team reached the quarter-finals. For eight consecutive seasons (1999–2007), Créteil played in Ligue 2, the second division of French football. It returned to Ligue 2 in the 2013-2014 season. In 2018, the club was relegated to the Championnat National 2.

The team is affectionately known as Les Béliers ("The Rams") or Les Cristoliens, the name given to the inhabitants of Créteil.

History

Association football ventured to the city of Créteil relatively late compared to other communes located in and around Paris. The first club to enter the fray was Club Sportif de Créteil. However, the club was considered unstable from the start and was declared unofficial as the city was attempting to replicate the passion and heart clubs such as Red Star 93, CA Paris-Charenton, and Racing Club de France displayed in nearby communes. The declaration soon came to fruition following the foundation of Union Sportive Créteil in 1936 by a man commonly known as M. Hemon. Créteil spent almost 30 years hovering in the lower divisions. During this time, the football club played its home matches at the Stade Desmont, which seated only 800 spectators. Under the leadership of B. Hainque, Créteil reached the Championnat de France amateur in 1962. The team then proceeded to falter back into the Promotion d'Honneur before reaching the Division d'Honneur in the new decade.

Creteil and Bordeaux lining up at the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle in 2012 US Creteil - Bordeaux Coupe de France.jpg
Créteil and Bordeaux lining up at the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle in 2012

Créteil were a lucky beneficiary in 1978 when the French Football Federation announced the creation of the Division 4. The club was promoted to the new league despite its 7th-place finish in the Division d'Honneur the previous season. The team's shaky form showed as they were in dead last after ten matches were contested. By the end of the season, Créteil were back in the Division d'Honneur. In 1983, the club moved into its new stadium, the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle, after having spent almost 50 years at the Stade Desmont. Two years later, under the guidance of the city's deputy mayor Laurent Cathala, Union Sportive Créteil merged with the Créteil omnisports club in order to give the city a better sporting identity. The club's main sports became football, swimming, athletics, and cycling.

US Créteil spent the 2000s between the third division and Ligue 2 before being relegated back to Championnat de France National. In the 2012/2013 season, the club was promoted back to Ligue 2 and they reached the round of 16 in the 2012 Coupe de France competition before being eliminated by Girondins de Bordeaux. In 2016, the club was relegated from Ligue 2 back to the Championnat National. In 2018, US Créteil were relegated to the Championnat National 2 after finishing bottom of the table. [1] [2] On 27 May 2019, Créteil were promoted back to the Championnat de France National after finishing as champions of the Championnat National 2 Group D. [3]

Supporters

The club has a small but loyal and fanatical fan-base, mostly from Val-de-Marne, the southern and eastern suburbs of Paris. The club has two ultras groups; Urban Devils founded in 2002, later re-formed in 2005 and Kop de Banlieue founded in 2004. The fans are known as the Cristoliens, inhabitants of Créteil.

Despite playing in a modern facility, the club's level attendance is very low, averaging only around 500 spectators during the Championnat National years, although after promotion that number has risen to around 2500 per game in Ligue 2. [4]

The club has rivalries with Red Star F.C. and Paris FC, [5] with whom they contest the Parisian derbies.

Attendances

Average attendances: [4] [6] [7]

Stadium

Créteil play its home matches at the 12,000-seat Stade Dominique Duvauchelle, named after Dominique Duvauchelle, a local sports journalist from the city of Créteil.

Players

Current squad

As of 13 September 2019 [8]

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

No.PositionPlayer
1 Flag of France.svg GK Stephane Veron
2 Flag of France.svg DF Alain Logombe
4 Flag of France.svg DF Mady Soaré
5 Flag of France.svg DF Zakaria Belkouche
6 Flag of France.svg MF Christopher Baptista
7 Flag of France.svg FW Maxime Ras
8 Flag of Algeria.svg MF Abdelmalek Mokdad
9 Flag of France.svg FW Yannis Dogo
10 Flag of France.svg MF Jason Buaillon
11 Flag of Senegal.svg FW Mamadou Diallo
12 Flag of Portugal.svg DF Hugo Muxa
15 Flag of France.svg MF Matthias Llambrich
16 Flag of France.svg GK Over Mandanda
No.PositionPlayer
17 Flag of France.svg DF Axel Dauchy
18 Flag of France.svg FW Teddy Okou
19 Flag of France.svg FW Ryad Habbas
20 Flag of France.svg DF Jacques-Antoine Pelletier
21 Flag of Portugal.svg DF Alexandre Pardal
22 Flag of France.svg DF Yamadou Fofana
23 Flag of French Guiana.svg MF Loïc Baal
25 Flag of France.svg DF Maxime De Taddeo
26 Flag of France.svg MF Geraud N'Selé
27 Flag of Portugal.svg MF Fábio Pereira
28 Flag of Algeria.svg FW Karim Bouhmidi
30 Flag of France.svg GK Vivien Cédille

Reserve squad

As of 9 April 2019 [9]

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

No.PositionPlayer
Flag of France.svg GK Cédric Babel
Flag of France.svg GK Wahmey Ahissou
Flag of France.svg DF Lukas Matuba Lema
Flag of France.svg DF Jonas Célestine
Flag of France.svg DF Mamadou Bilaly Diarra
Flag of France.svg DF Vinéa Koubemba
Flag of France.svg DF Lucas Larade
Flag of France.svg DF Alan Tankeu
Flag of France.svg MF Rochdi Izem
Flag of France.svg MF Modibo Haïdara
No.PositionPlayer
Flag of France.svg MF Geraud NSele
Flag of France.svg MF Diambéré Diarra
Flag of Senegal.svg MF Ibou Sow
Flag of France.svg MF Mohamed Traoré
Flag of Mali.svg MF Oumar Coulibaly
Flag of France.svg MF Mohamed Soumahoro
Flag of France.svg MF Abdeslam Boujenfa
Flag of France.svg FW Rachid Marwane
Flag of France.svg FW Bilal Cissé
Flag of France.svg FW Aiman Bani


Former players

For a complete list of former US Créteil-Lusitanos players with a Wikipedia article, see here.

Managers

Current coaching staff

As of 27 June 2014. [10]
PositionNameNationality
Manager Yann Lachuer Flag of France.svg  French
Assistant managerFrancis de PercinFlag of France.svg  French
Assistant managerJean-Michel BridierFlag of France.svg  French
Goalkeeping coach Jean-Pascal Beaufreton Flag of France.svg  French
PhysiotherapistOlivier RousseyFlag of France.svg  French
Medical DoctorNicolas BompardFlag of France.svg  French
IntendantAmandio AdubeiroFlag of Portugal.svg  Portuguese

Managerial history

US Créteil-Lusitanos has had numerous managers and caretaker managers since the club's foundation in 1936. The list below begins with the club's managers since 1986.

ManagerCréteil careerMajor Honours
Flag of France.svg Jean-Marc Komano 1986–88Won Division 4 and Division 3.
Flag of France.svg Philippe Redon 1988–89, 1989–90
Flag of France.svg Philippe Troussier 1989
Flag of Uruguay.svg Ruben Umpierrez 1989
Flag of Algeria.svg Fathi Chebel 1989
Flag of France.svg Jacky Lemée 1990–92
Flag of France.svg Marc Collat 1992–95
Flag of France.svg Robert Buiges 1995–96
Flag of France.svg Pierre Garcia 1996–97
Flag of France.svg Bernard Simondi 1997–99Achieved promotion to Ligue 2.
Flag of Germany.svg Gernot Rohr 1999–00
Flag of France.svg Laurent Roussey 2000–01
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Slaviša Vukićević 2001
Flag of Spain.svg Ladislas Lozano 2001–02
Flag of France.svg Noël Tosi 2002–03
Flag of France.svg Jean-Michel Bridier 2003, 2004
Flag of France.svg Jean-Michel Cavalli 2003–04
Flag of France.svg Guy David 2004–05
Flag of France.svg Albert Rust 2006
Flag of France.svg Olivier Frapolli 2006, 2008–09
Flag of Portugal.svg Artur Jorge 2006–07
Flag of France.svg Thierry Goudet 2007–08
Flag of France.svg Laurent Fournier 2009–10
Flag of France.svg Hubert Velud 2010–2011
Flag of France.svg Jean-Luc Vasseur 2011–2014Won the 2012–13 Championnat National
Flag of France.svg Philippe Hinschberger 2014
Flag of France.svg Thierry Froger 2014–2015
Flag of France.svg Laurent Roussey 2015–Unknown
Flag of France.svg Stéphane Le Mignan 2017–Present
Managers in italics were hired as caretakers

Honours

[11]

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