US Lusitanos Saint-Maur

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US Lusitanos Saint-Maur
US Lusitanos Saint-Maur Club Crest.png
Full nameUnion Sportive Lusitanos Saint-Maur
Nickname(s)Les Lusitanos
Founded1966
GroundStade Adolphe-Chéron,
Saint-Maur-des-Fossés
Capacity3,500
ChairmanArthur Machado
Manager Adérito Moreira
League National 2 Group B
2021–22 National 2 Group B, 6th
Website Club website

Union Sportive Luistanos Saint-Maur or US Lusitanos Saint-Maur is a French football club based in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, the southeastern suburbs of Paris.

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The club was founded in 1966 by Portuguese immigrants who worked in a factory in the town. They play their games at the Stade Adolphe-Chéron. They have twice reached the Championnat National, the third level of French football, and in 2002 they reached the round of 16 in the Coupe de France.

As of the 2017–18 season, the club plays in Championnat National 2, the fourth level of French football.

History

US Lusitanos Saint-Maur was founded in 1966 by José Lebre, amongst the Portuguese immigrant community in the town of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés. Initially the club consisted entirely of first generation Portuguese, but before long it needed to recruit second generation immigrants with French nationality in order to expand.

In 1975 Armand Lopes, one of the sponsors of the club, took over and set goals for the club to rise up to the national leagues within five years. This took longer than planned, but they arrived in the newly formed National 3 in 1993, as champions of the Division d'Honneur in the Paris region. They gained promotion to National 2 the following season, and two seasons later reached Championnat National the highest amateur division in the country.

After finishing fourth at the first attempt, the club moved up and down between the Championnat National and Championnat de France Amateur, as National 2 had now become. In the 2001–02 season, back in the Championnat National, they reached the last 16 of the Coupe de France, beating Ligue 1 side Girondins de Bordeaux in the round of 32.

They suffered another relegation back to the CFA in 2002, and due to a failed merger with US Créteil-Lusitanos and failure to properly register the team, they were administratively relegated to the Division Supérieure Régionale of the Paris region, effectively level seven of French football. They remained in regional football for more than a decade. In 2012 Arthur Machado was elected as president, restructuring the club. [1]

The club gained promotion again to Championnat de France Amateur 2 (level 5) in 2015 and to the CFA in 2016.

Current squad

As at 22 February 2018. [2]

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of France.svg  FRA Revelino Anastase
GK Flag of France.svg  FRA Mickaël Ponzio
GK Flag of France.svg  FRA Tony Sébastiao
DF Flag of France.svg  FRA Alexandre de Oliveira Maia
DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Lucas
DF Flag of France.svg  FRA Tom Gaxotte-Fergon
DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Barros Rafael Moreno
DF Flag of France.svg  FRA Allan Ramos
DF Flag of France.svg  FRA Mathieu Rangoly
DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR João Tiago Ribeiro da Fonseca
DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Valter João Tavares Viegas
MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR João Barros Monteiro
MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Kévin Diaz
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Nathan Diyangi Konda
MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Rui Monteiro
MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Jonathan Ribadeira
MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Joël Saki
MF Flag of Cape Verde.svg  CPV Airton Silva Nascimento
MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Yohan Taisson
FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Edilberto Cordeiro
FW Flag of Cape Verde.svg  CPV Kisley
FW Flag of France.svg  FRA Brett Julian Mbalanda
FW Flag of France.svg  FRA Jérémy Meunier
FW Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  STP Jony Ramos
FW Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  GNB Leonel Ucha

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References

  1. "50 anos de História" (in French). US Lusitanos Saint-Maur Official Site. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. "Lusitanos St Maur US" (in French). scoresway.com. Retrieved 22 February 2018.