Didier Six is a former French international footballer. He played as a winger and he earned 52 caps and scored 13 goals for the France national football team, he played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup, was part of the winning team at Euro 84. He acquired Turkish citizenship in order to play as a neutral player at Galatasaray, he played with his Turkish citizenship at Galatasaray as Dündar Siz and won Turkish First League championship with Galatasaray in 1987–88 season. Six was signed by the Togolese Football Federation as coach for the Togo national football team in November 2011, he became manager of Mauritius in January 2015 and was fired in May 2015 following a suspension for poor behaviour during the 2015 COSAFA Cup. In April 2018 he was one of 77 applicants for the vacant Cameroon national team job. FR Profile and pictures of Didier Six Profile on French federation official site
FC Girondins de Bordeaux
Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux is a French professional football club based in the city of Bordeaux. The club play in Ligue 1, the first division of French football; the team is coached by Paulo Sousa and captained by Benoît Costil. Bordeaux was founded in 1 October 1881 as a multi-sports club and is one of the most successful football clubs in France; the club has won six Ligue 1 titles, the joint fourth-most in its history. Bordeaux have won four Coupe de France titles, three Coupe de la Ligue titles, three Trophée des champions titles as well. Bordeaux reached the Uefa Cup final in 1996; the club has the honour of having appeared in the most finals in the Coupe de la Ligue, having featured in six of those contested. From a year to its inception, the club's stadium was the Stade Chaban-Delmas, though since 2015, Bordeaux's home ground has been the Matmut Atlantique; the club took its name Girondins from a group of French Revolutionaries from the region, was founded on 1 October 1881 as a gymnastics and shooting club.
The club, chaired by André Chavois added sports such as rowing and swimming, among others. It was not until 1910 when football was introduced to the club following strong urging from several members within the club, most notably club president Raymond Brard, though it was only available on a trial basis; the experiment with football lasted only a year before returning a decade in 1919. The club contested its first official match in 1920 defeating Section Burdigalienne 12–0. Bordeaux achieved professional status in football on 2 July 1936 due to the club's merger with fellow Bordelais outfit Girondins Guyenne Sport, which resulted in the club that exists today. Bordeaux's rise to professionalism came about alongside the French Football Federation's plea to increase professionalism in French football, which prior to 1932, had been non-existent; the club was inserted into the second division of French football and made its debut appearance during the 1937–38 season. The club's first manager was Spaniard Benito Díaz.
Diaz brought fellow Spanish players Santiago Urtizberea and Jaime Mancisidor to the team with the latter serving as captain. The club's most prominent Frenchmen on the team were homegrown attacker Henri Arnaudeau and goalkeeper André Gérard. Bordeaux played its first official match on 23 May 1937 defeating Rhône-Alpes-based FC Scionzier 2–1 at the Stade de Colombes; the club's first league match was contested on 22 August losing away to Toulouse 3–2. Bordeaux recorded. For the club, the team finished 6th in the Southern region of the division. Bordeaux's disappointing finish inserted the club into the relegation playoff portion of the league where the team finished a respectable 3rd. A year Bordeaux moved into a new home, the Stade Chaban-Delmas, known as Parc Lescure; the facility was built for the 1938 FIFA World Cup and, following the competition's completion, was designated to Bordeaux. The club had played its home matches at the Stade Galin, which today is used as a training ground. On 15 October 1940, Bordeaux merged with local club AS Port and took on one of the club's most prestigious traditions, the scapular.
Bordeaux ASP, which the club was now known, adorned the scapular during its run to the 1941 edition of the Coupe de France final. The match, played in occupied France at the Stade Municipal in Saint-Ouen, saw Bordeaux defeat SC Fives 2–0 with Urtizberea netting both goals; the Coupe de France triumph was the club's first major honour. Following the liberation of France, Bordeaux returned to league play and earned promotion to the first division following its 2nd-place finish during the 1948–49 season. After the season, André Gérard, now manager of the club, signed Dutchman Bertus de Harder. Led by the three-headed monster of De Harder, Édouard Kargu, Camille Libar, Bordeaux captured its first-ever league championship, in just the club's first season in the first division, winning by six points over second place Lille; the league success led to Bordeaux being selected to participate in the second edition of the Latin Cup. In the competition, Bordeaux reached the final drawing 3–3 with Portuguese outfit Benfica.
The draw forced a second match with Benfica claiming victory following an extra time goal after over two hours and 25 minutes of play. Bordeaux maintained its title-winning aspirations finishing runners-up to Nice two seasons after winning its first title; the club performed well in cup competitions reaching the Coupe de France final in 1952 and 1955. In 1952, Bordeaux suffered defeat to the team it finished runner-up to the same year, following a thrilling match in which eight goals were scored with five of them coming in the first 40 minutes. Bordeaux drew the match at 3–3 following a 55th-minute goal from Henri Baillot, but Nice countered minutes with two goals in a span of four minutes to go up 5–3, the final result. In 1955, Bordeaux were trounced 5 -- 2 by Lille; the resulting struggles in the cup competitions led to struggles domestically with the club suffering relegation in the 1955–56 season. The club returned to the first division for the 1959–60 season, but failed to make an impact falling back to Ligue 2 after finishing last in the standings with 21 points.
Bordeaux returned to its former selves in the 1960s under new manager and former player Salvador Artigas. Under the helm of Artigas, Bordeaux returned to the first division and finished in a respectable fourth place for the 1962–63 season; the following season, Bordeaux returned to the Coupe
Club Sportif Constantinois known as CS Constantine or CSC for short, is an Algerian club based in Constantine, Algeria. The club was founded in 1898 and its colours are green and black, their home stadium, Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui, has a capacity of 60,000 spectators. The club is playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1; the club was founded under the name IKBAL Emancipation in 1898, but in 1909 was closed by the French authorities. The club reappeared under the name of Étoile Club Musulman Constantinois in 1916, but was closed for a second time in 1918, it reappeared under the name of Club Sportif Constantinois on June 26, 1926. It was named Chabab Mécanique de Constantine from 1977 to 1987. Tassili Airlines the airlines firm of the petroleum company Sonatrach parained the club from 2012 to 2016, and since 2016, the club was parained by the Entreprise Nationale des Travaux aux Puits, another firm of Sonatrach. Under all three names the club has had the same goals and values:. Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1Champion: 1996-97, 2017-18.
Runner-up: 1970-71. Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2Champion: 1969-70, 1976-77, 1985-86, 1993-94, 2003-04, 2010-11. Algerian Super CupRunner-up: 2018 CAF Champions LeagueQuarter Final: 2019. CAF Champions League: 2 appearances1998 – First round 2018–19 – In progressCAF Confederation Cup: 2 appearances2014 – Secound round 2016 – Secound round CS Constantine's home stadium is Mohamed Hamlaoui known as Stade Chahid Hamlaoui, their home since its opening in 1976; the previous name of the stadium was Stade 17 Juin, the change was made in memory of Hamlaoui's death, a freedom fighter that died during the Algerian War. It can hold up to 40,000 people; the stadium has been through some renovation in the last few years. In 2007 natural grass was imported from the Netherlands; as of January 15, 2019. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
--> Below are the notable former players who have represented CS Constantine in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1926. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 100 official matches for the club or represented the national team for which the player is eligible during his stint with CS Constantine or following his departure. For a complete list of CS Constantine players, see Category:CS Constantine players Mohamed Amroune Fayçal Badji Ousmane Berthé Yacine Bezzaz Hamza Boulemdaïs Noureddine Bounaas Issaad Bourahli Efosa Eguakun Hocine Fenier Hassen Ghoula Réda Matem Mourad Meghni Kaoua Mouloud Gilles Ngomo Laïb Salim Cédric Si Mohamed Paulin Voavy Mounir Zeghdoud Ousmane Sylla Jr Aminou Bouba Gilles Ngomo Koro Issa Ahmed Koné Manucho Kouadio Paulin Voavy Ousmane Berthé Moctar Cissé Cheikh Moulaye Ahmed Efosa Eguakun Soumaré MC Alger JSM Skikda MO Constantine AS Khroub ES Sétif Fanclub Website
Olympique de Marseille
Olympique de Marseille known as OM or Marseille, is a French football club in Marseille. Founded in 1899, the club play in Ligue 1 and have spent most of their history in the top tier of French football; the club has won ten Coupes de France and three Coupes de la Ligue. In 1993, coach Raymond Goethals led the team to become the first and only French club to win the UEFA Champions League, defeating AC Milan 1–0 in the final. In 2010, Marseille won its first Ligue 1 title in 18 years under the managing of former club captain Didier Deschamps. Marseille's home ground is the 67,000-capacity Stade Vélodrome in the southern part of the city, where they have played since 1937; the club has a large fan-base, having averaged the highest attendance in French football. Marseille's average home gate for the 2008–09 season was 52,276, the highest in Ligue 1; the stadium underwent renovation in 2011, going from its previous capacity of 60,031 to 42,000. Following completion in August 2014, the final capacity increased to 67,000 ahead of France's hosting of UEFA Euro 2016.
In 2015, the club was ranked generating € 130.5 million. In 1997, Marseille was purchased by Franco-Swiss businessman Robert Louis-Dreyfus. Following his death in 2009, his widow Margarita became the club's majority shareholder in 2010. In 2016, American businessman Frank McCourt bought the club from her, appointed businessman Jacques-Henri Eyraud as the club president, with Rudi Garcia appointed as the manager of the club's first team. Olympique de Marseille was founded as an omnisport club in 1892 by René Dufaure de Montmirail, a French sports official. Known as Sporting Club, US Phocéenne and Football Club de Marseille in the first five years after its foundation, the club adopted the name Olympique de Marseille in 1899 in honour of the anniversary of Marseille's founding by Greeks from Phocaea some 25 centuries earlier, with the name Olympique, coming from ancient Olympic Games. At first, rugby union was the most important team sport of the club, the motto Droit au but coming from rugby.
Affiliated with the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques since 1898, it was only in 1902, thanks to English and German people, that football began to be played by Olympique de Marseille. Richer and better organised than other football teams of Marseille, Olympique de Marseille playing at the Stade de l'Huveaune, took the leadership in the city. In 1904, Olympique de Marseille won the first Championnat du Littoral, involving opposing teams from Marseille and its suburbs, took part in the final rounds of the 11th French championship. At that time, the word "football" applied to rugby, people used the word "Association" for football. During the 1920s, Olympique de Marseille became an important team in France, winning the Coupe de France in 1924, 1926 and 1927; the team won the French championship in 1929. The Coupe de France in 1924 was the club's first major title, won against FC Sète, a side that dominated French football at the time. In the'20s, numerous French internationals, such as Jules Dewaquez, Jean Boyer or Joseph Alcazar, played for Marseille.
In 1930, Marseille lost in the semi-final round. In 1931, the team became champion of the South-East, with victories against rivals such as Sète. In the Coupe de France, l'OM lost in five matches to Club français, winning the second match, cancelled due to the disqualification of Marseille striker Vernicke. Though the 1931–32 season was less successful, Marseille entered the professional ranks, becoming a member of the union of professional clubs in 1932. On 13 January 1932 at 9:15 pm, at the Brasserie des Sports, Mr. Dard, Mr. Bison, Dr. Rollenstein, Mr. Etchepare, Mr. Leblanc, Mr. Mille, Mr. Anfosso, Mr. Sabatier, Mr. Seze, Mr. Bazat, Mr. Molteroj and Mr. Pollack elected the following committee: Honorary presidents: Paul Le Cesne et Fernand Bouisson President: M. Dard Vice-Presidents: Mr. Leblanc, Mr. Bison, Mr. Etchepare, Dr. Rollenstein et Mr. Anfosso general secretary: Mr. Possel-Daydier Treasurer: Mr Bison. For the first championship, Division 1 was divided into two pools. Marseille finished second behind Lille.
For its first match of the championship, Marseille defeated Lille. In 1937, Marseille won its first professional French championship thanks to goal difference; the arrival of Vasconcellos made the defence stronger, whereas former goalkeeper Laurent Di Lorto shone with Sochaux and France. In the meantime, Marseille won the Coupe de France in 1935 and 1938 but failed a double success in 1934, due to FC Sète. In 1938, Larbi Ben Barek became "the black pearl" for the team. World War II would cut his career short; the 1942–43 season was full of records: 100 goals in 30 matches, including 20 in one match, in which Aznar scored nine goals, including the first eight, playing only 70 minutes. Aznar scored 11 in cup games, for a record of 56 goals in 38 matches. With the minots of the moment, Marseille won. In 1948, thanks to a draw against Sochaux, Marseille became the champions of France; the two last victories at the Stade Vélodrome against Roubaix and Metz were important, as Aznar and Robin's returned in spring.
In 1952, Marseille were about to be rel
Jean-Marc Guillou is a French ex-footballer and current trainer, who played at the 1978 World Cup. Guillou was the founder of the Abidjan football school becoming the manager, technical director and trainer of ASEC Abidjan. On a personal note, Guillou gave Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger his 1st break in coaching. 1966-1975: Angers SCO France 1975-1979: OGC Nice France 1979-1981: Neuchâtel Xamax FC Switzerland 1981-1983: FC Mulhouse France 1983-1984: AS Cannes France Guillou made his debut for the France national football team in March 1974 during a match against Romania, with France winning 1-0. Between 1974 and 1978 he played 19 times for the French national side, including at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, he played his last match for France at the 1978 World Cup losing to Italy 1-2 on 2 June in Mar del Plata. Championnat de France de football - Second Division: 1969. 1983-1985: AS Cannes 1985-1986: Servette FC 1993-2000: ASEC Mimosas 1999-2000: Ivory Coast 2001-2002: K. S. K. Beveren Guillou is the founder of football d'Abidjan et successivement technical director and Head Coach ASEC Abidjan.
He runs a number of football schools in Africa and Thailand under the name Académie Jean-Marc Guillou seeking to develop young footballers who are transferred to European clubs, the football talent academies are based in Abidjan, Antsika and Bangkok. Profile
Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace
Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace is a French association football club founded in 1906, based in the city of Strasbourg, Alsace. It has possessed professional status since 1933 and is playing the 2018–19 season in Ligue 1, the top tier of French football, after winning the 2016–17 Ligue 2 championship; this comes after the club was demoted to the fifth tier of French football at the conclusion of the 2010–11 Championnat National season after going into financial liquidation. Renamed RC Strasbourg Alsace, they won the CFA championship in 2012–13, became Championnat National champions in 2015–16; the club's home stadium, since 1914, is Stade de la Meinau. They are managed by Thierry Laurey, who replaced Jacky Duguépéroux in May 2016; the club is one of six clubs to have won all three major French trophies: the Championship in 1979, the Coupe de France in 1951, 1966 and 2001 and the Coupe de la Ligue in 1964, 1997, 2005 and 2019. Strasbourg is among the six teams to have played more than 2,000 games in France's top flight and has taken part in 52 European games since 1961.
Despite these accomplishments, the club has never managed to establish itself as one of France's leading clubs, experiencing relegation at least once a decade since the early 1950s. Racing has changed its manager 52 times in 75 years of professional play under pressure from the fans; the destiny of the club has always been wedded to the history of Alsace. Like the region, Racing has a troubled history. Founded in what was a part of the German Empire, the club from the beginning insisted on its Alsatian and popular roots, in opposition to the first Strasbourg-based clubs which came from the German-born bourgeoisie; when Alsace was returned to France in 1919, the club changed its name from "1. FC Neudorf" to the current "Racing club de Strasbourg" in imitation of Pierre de Coubertin's Racing Club de France, a clear gesture of francophilia. Racing players lived through World War II as most Alsatians did: evacuated in 1939, annexed in 1940 and striving to avoid nazification and incorporation in the Wehrmacht between 1942 and 1944.
When Alsace was definitively returned to France, Racing's identity switched towards Jacobinism with, for example, emotional wins in the cup in 1951 and 1966 amidst Franco-Alsatian controversies. More the club has been eager to promote its European vocation along with its strong local ties; the club was founded in 1906 by a group of youngsters in the Neudorf neighbourhood of what was Straßburg, Elsaß-Lothringen, in the German Empire, but is today Strasbourg, Alsace, in France. With the help of their primary-school teacher, they formed a team called "Erster Fußball Club Neudorf" named "FC Neudorf". At that time, the new 1. FCN was a minor club in a then-remote southern part of the Strasbourg area. Local football had been dominated since the 1890s by the more central and elitist Straßburger Fußball Verein. According to club historian Pierre Perny, the official establishment of the FC Neudorf in 1907 may well have been accelerated by the planned move of FC Frankonia to the Haemmerle Garten, a large park in southern Strasbourg close to the Neudorf.
As its name told, FC Frankonia was composed of German-born immigrants from the Franconia region of southwest Germany – some of them soldiers – living in central and northern Strasbourg, while FC Neudorf had Alsatian, popular roots. FC Neudorf joined the southern German league in 1909, starting at its lowest level, Division C, they captured the Division C championship three years earning promotion to Division B. In 1914, FC Neudorf was able to evict rivals Frankonia from the Haemmerle Garten for a rent of 300 marks a year; this location would become the site of the Stade de la Meinau, where the club still plays today. In the aftermath of World War I, the territory of Alsace-Lorraine came back to France and, on 11 January 1919, the club adopted the name "Racing-Club Strasbourg-Neudorf" until becoming "Racing Club de Strasbourg" in the year; the use of the word "Racing" does not denote any association with horse- or car-racing. The word is pronounced in French or in Alsatian without any English accentuation.
Racing joined French competitions and won the Alsace championship in 1923, 1924 and 1927. They took part in the Coupe de France, the only national competition at that time. In 1925, they reached the last sixteen, where they fell to Lille after eliminating the then-dominant Red Star Paris. On 10 June 1933, at the "Restaurant de la Bourse", the club made the jump to the professional ranks and, joined the national championship established just a year before. RCS started competition in Ligue 2 but earned promotion to the top flight at the end of the 1933–34 season, going through a pair of two-legged playoff matches, first against Mulhouse, against AS Saint-Étienne. In the mid-1930s, Racing managed a second-place finish in 1934–35 and a third-place finish the next season. In 1937, the club reached for the first time the final of the Coupe de France, losing to rivals Sochaux; this successful RCS team of the 1930s included two French internationals – Fritz Keller and Oscar Heisserer – as well as German striker Oskar Rohr who still holds the club's goalscoring record.
With the outbreak of World War II, professional sport was suspend
Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1
The Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1. It is the country's primary football competition and serves as the top division of the Algerian football league system. Ligue 1 is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the other being Ligue Professionnelle 2; the league is contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Ligue 2. In 2009 it was known as Championnat d'Algérie D1 Nedjma and from 2010 to 2014, it was known as Ligue Professionnelle 1 Nedjma as it is sponsored by Kuwaiti telecommunications company Nedjma. From 2014, the league is known as Ligue Professionnelle 1 Mobilis as it is sponsored by Algerian telecommunications company Mobilis; the league was created in 1962. Until 1950, only regional leagues were contested. Some'national' playoffs were played in the first decade of the 20th century, first in 1904. Between 1920 and 1956 the winners played off for the North African Championship, together with league winners from Morocco and Tunisia.
Between 1957 and 1962 a North African Championship without participation from Morocco and Tunisia was organised as "Algerian championship". On August 21, 2010, the FAF announced that the name of the league would change to Ligue Professionnelle 1 to reflect the professionalization of the league; the history of football in Algeria is linked to the French football. When football appeared in France in the year 1872, it appeared in its turn around 1894 in North Africa, a region of the world subject to French authority; as a result, football was progressively developed in the French Algeria for more than half a century with the creation of a large number of clubs but organizations that governed its practice in departmental and inter-regional competitions. It came to an end in the year 1962, when Algeria became the last territory in North Africa to abandon French rule and thus saw the end of colonial French football; the championship is once again modified during the season 1963-1964. After a complex competition season regional tournaments organized on a system comprising several groups, with some cases a regional final and a final tournament designating the first champion of Algeria.
Most teams that participated in the competition last season are grouped into three regional divisions. The championship took the name of ephemeral DH, the "Honor Division". Unlike the previous season, instead of many individual groups composed three regions or regional football leagues, only one group per region was implemented. Following these regional championships, for the Western region or West Division Honneur, the ASM Oran was crowned regional champion after a final victory two goals to one against his rival of Oran on MC Oran and qualified for the national tournament with striker Abdelkader Reguig surnamed Pons. For the Central Region or Division Honneur Center, the NA Hussein Dey cap on the pole on the final day its direct rival, the CR Belcourt thanks to their goalkeeper Amirat, Senior contributor to the qualification of its team in the national tournament, annihilating attempts playmaker chabibiste Hacène Lalmas; as for the East region or Eastern Division Honneur is the USM Annaba former USM Bone winner of the group I qualified for the second consecutive year the final tournament with his player coach Mohamed Boufermès.
She beats the departmental final MSP Batna winner of Group II. This time the three were regional champions met in Constantine to determine who will win the second title; as the edition takes place in this city, it was decided that the fourth team to accompany the three champions, the dolphin would be the Honorary Division of the League of Constantine, the MSP Batna. After the competition, the USM Annaba winner in the semifinals of the ASM Oran), will be needed in the final against NA Hussein Dey, a score of one goal to nil; this is to date the first and only league title usmistes of Annaba. After two competitive seasons in the form of regional tournaments with a final national tournament, the Algerian Football Federation reorganized once again the championship; this time she opted during the season 1964-1965 to create a national championship to direct confrontation between the sixteen best teams of the three regional leagues of Algerian football. For this, she referred the results of last season including the first five of each of the regional leagues and more regional champion of the season.
So we had for the Western region or League Oranie the first five teams to the center of Algiers region or League again the first five teams (the CR Belouizdad the NA Hussein Dey, the USM Blida the MC Algiers and USM Alger and the Eastern region or Constantine League champion last season the USM Annaba and the following five of the ranking of this region. Different formulas of the first division; the CR Belcourt is a new club at this time, from the district of Belcourt to Algiers which will be renamed Belouizdad. This club was born from the merger of two former clubs from the same district, WRB and the CAB; these two former clubs were known for playing football competitions in the French colonial era, for both affiliated to the FFFA and LAFA (League Algiers Foo