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Athletic Club Ajaccio
Ajaccio
(French pronunciation: ​[aʒaksjo]; commonly referred to as AC Ajaccio, l'ACA or simply Ajaccio, Corsican: Athletic Club Aiacciu) is a French association football club based in the city of Ajaccio
Ajaccio
on the island of Corsica. The club was founded in 1910 and currently plays in Ligue 2. The club president is Léon Luciani and the first-team is currently coached by manager Olivier Pantaloni[1] following the sacking of Christian Bracconi in October 2014.[2] Ajaccio
Ajaccio
play their home matches at the Stade François Coty and are rivals with fellow Corsican club Bastia, with whom they contest the Corsica
Corsica
derby (Derby Corse).

Contents

1 Historical information 2 Players

2.1 Current squad 2.2 Notable past players

3 Managers 4 Honours 5 References 6 External links

Historical information[edit] Depending on sources, it is agreed that Ajaccio
Ajaccio
began playing in 1909–10. Their adopted colors are red and white stripes. Though they used to play in what was previously utilized as a sand dump, they decided to move to another, cleaner, safer stadium upon the insistence of Jean Lluis, father-in-law of club president Louis Baretti. The new stadium that was chosen held 5,000 spectators and was in use until 1969. AC Ajaccio
Ajaccio
were elected Corsican champions on eight occasions, in 1920, 1921, 1934, 1939, 1948, 1950, 1955 and 1964, and are one of three big "island" teams, along with Gazélec Ajaccio
Gazélec Ajaccio
and Bastia, the competition between the three being kept no secret. Spectators during the 1946 Corsican Cup final, held between A.C.A. and Sporting Bastia were handed umbrellas to shield themselves from the violence. Upon refusal of a penalty which would have been awarded to ACA, violence erupted between the fans, who used umbrellas both to cause and shield themselves from violence. This final was abandoned and replayed much later. A.C.A. became a professional team in 1965 thanks to the ambitious efforts of the club's leaders. They initially adopted the symbol of the polar bear, but this has since been dropped in favour of a more stylised logo that uses a part of the Corsican flag. In 1967, the team became the first Corsican club to play in France's top division. They were most recently in Ligue 1 in the 2013–14 season, when they were relegated after finishing in last place, following a spell of three seasons in the top flight. Players[edit] Current squad[edit] As of 28 January 2018 [3] 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 Riffi Mandanda

4

DF Joris Sainati

6

MF Mathieu Coutadeur

7

MF Riad Nouri

8

MF Mohamed Camara

10

MF Faïz Selemani (on loan from Lorient)

11

MF Mattéo Tramoni

12

DF Abdoulaye Keita

13

MF Yann Boé-Kane

14

MF Qazim Laçi (on loan from Olympiacos)

15

DF Jérôme Hergault

16

GK Jean-Louis Leca

17

DF Manuel Cabit

No.

Position Player

18

MF Johan Cavalli
Johan Cavalli
(captain)

19

FW Thibault Vialla

21

DF Cédric Avinel

22

FW Kévin Lejeune

23

MF Ryan Kadima

26

FW Ghislain Gimbert

27

DF Anthony Marin

28

FW Moussa Maâzou
Moussa Maâzou
(on loan from Lens)

29

MF Michel Araai

30

GK François-Joseph Sollacaro

33

DF Bruno Sambo

34

MF Albert Makiadi

35

FW Leverton Pierre

Notable past players[edit] For a complete list of AC Ajaccio
Ajaccio
players, see Category:AC Ajaccio players. Managers[edit]

Jean Pietri (pre–1955) Félix Pironti (1955–57) Michel Brusseaux (1957–58) Jean Laune (1958–59) Jean-Pierre Knayer (1959–63) Mohamed Azzouz (1963–64) Ernst Stojaspal (1964–65) Alberto Muro (1965–70) Louis Hon
Louis Hon
(1970–71) Antoine Cuissard
Antoine Cuissard
(1971–72) André Mori (1972–73) Louis Hon
Louis Hon
(1973–74) Lulu Accorsi (1974–75) Alain Mistre (1975–76) François Paoli (1976–78) Mohamed Azzouz (1978–79) Unknown (1979–92) Baptiste Gentili (1 July 1992 – 30 June 2001) Rolland Courbis
Rolland Courbis
(1 July 2001 – 30 June 2003) Dominique Bijotat (1 July 2002 – 21 September 2004) Olivier Pantaloni
Olivier Pantaloni
(2004) Rolland Courbis
Rolland Courbis
(8 February 2005 – 11 January 2006) O. Pantaloni (interim) (11 January 2006 – 12 January 2006) José Pasqualetti (12 January 2006 – 30 June 2006) Ruud Krol
Ruud Krol
(1 July 2006 – 30 June 2007) Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr
(1 July 2007 – 30 August 2008) José Pasqualetti (1 September 2008 – 23 February 2009) Olivier Pantaloni
Olivier Pantaloni
(23 February 2009 – 13 June 2012) Alex Dupont (22 June 2012 – 17 December 2012) Albert Emon (21 December 2012 – 28 May 2013) Fabrizio Ravanelli
Fabrizio Ravanelli
(7 June 2013 – 2 November 2013) Christian Bracconi (interim) (3 November 2013 – 14 Oct) Thierry Debès (interim) (Oct 2014) Olivier Pantaloni
Olivier Pantaloni
(6 November 2014–)

Honours[edit]

Division 2 (Second Division)

Champions (2): 1966–67, 2001–02

Championnat National
Championnat National
(Third Division)

Champions (1): 1997–98

Ligue de Corse (Corsican League)

Champions (9): 1920, 1921, 1934, 1939, 1948, 1950, 1955, 1964, 1994

References[edit]

^ "Pantaloni a été nommé". L'Équipe. 6 November 2014.  ^ "L'AC Ajaccio
Ajaccio
débarque son entraîneur Christian Bracconi".  ^ "I ghjucatori". Retrieved 7 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official website (in Corsican) Soccerway Profile

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Ligue 2
Ligue 2
teams

2017–18 clubs

Ajaccio Auxerre Bourg-en-Bresse Brest Châteauroux Clermont Gazélec Ajaccio Le Havre Lens Lorient Nancy Nîmes Niort Orléans Paris FC Quevilly-Rouen Reims Sochaux Tours Valenciennes

Former teams

Abbeville Aix-en-Provence Alès Amiens Ancenis Angers Angoulême Annecy Antibes Arles-Avignon Avignon CA Bastia SC Bastia Beauvais Besançon Béziers Blénod Blois Boulogne Bourges Bordeaux Caen Calais Cambrai Cannes Charleville Châtellerault Chaumont Cherbourg Cholet Club Français Colmar Corbeil-Essonnes Creil Créteil Dijon Douai Dunkerque Épinal Évian Évreux Fives Fontainebleau Forbach Grenoble GSC Marseille Gueugnon Guingamp Haguenau Hazebrouck Hyères Istres La Ciotat La Roche-sur-Yon La Rochelle Laval Le Mans Le Puy Foot Le Touquet Libourne-Saint-Seurin Lille Olympique Lillois Limoges Foot Louhans-Cuiseaux Lucé Lyon Lyon OU Malakoff Mantes Marignane Marseille Martigues Melun Merlebach Metz Monaco Montceau-les-Mines Montélimar Montluçon Montmorillon Montpellier Mouzon Mulhouse FC Nancy Nantes Nevers Nice Nœux-les-Mines Paris-Charenton Paris-Joinville Paris-Neuilly Paris Saint-Germain Racing Paris Perpignan Poissy Poitiers Quimper Red Star Rodez Rennes Excelsior Roubaix Racing Roubaix Roubaix-Tourcoing Rouen Saint-Brieuc Saint-Dié Saint-Dizier Saint-Étienne Saint-Quentin Saint-Seurin Sedan Sète Stade Français Strasbourg Tavaux Thionville Thonon-Chablais Toulon Toulouse Toulouse (1937) Troyes Troyes AF Troyes ASTS Valence Vannes Vauban Strasbourg Villefranche Viry-Châtillon Vittel Wasquehal

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Championnat National
Championnat National
3 — Group Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur-Corsica · 2017–18 clubs

Le Pontet Aubagne Bastia-Borgo (res) Cannet AC Ajaccio
Ajaccio
(res) SC Bastia Île-Rousse Cannes Endoume Marseille Gémenos Saint-Rémoise Saint-Jean Beaulieu Lucciana ÉF Bastia

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