Association football society in Lille

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Lille
Full name Lille Olympique Sporting Order
Nickname(south) Les Dogues
(The Mastiffs)[one]
Curt proper noun LOSC
Founded 23 September 1944; 77 years ago
 (1944-09-23)
Footing Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Chapters 50,186
Owner Merlyn Partners SCSp
President Olivier Létang
Head motorbus Jocelyn Gourvennec
League Ligue 1
2020–21 Ligue i, 1st of 20 (champions)
Website Club website

Home colours

Away colours

Third colours


Electric current flavour

Lille Olympique Sporting Social club
(French pronunciation: ​
[lil ɔlɛ̃pik spɔʁtɪŋ klœb]), commonly called
LOSC,
LOSC Lille, or simply
Lille, is a French professional person football club based in Lille, Hauts-de-French republic. They are the current champions of Ligue 1, the acme tier of French football. Lille has played its home matches since 2012 at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in nearby Villeneuve d’Ascq, which replaced the club’s previous home of Stade Lille-Metropole.

Lille was founded as a effect of a merger between Olympique Lillois and SC Fives in 1944. Both clubs were founding members of the French Division 1 and Lillois was the league’s countdown champions. Under the Lille emblem, the society has won 4 league titles (in 1946, 1954, 2011 and 2021) and vi Coupe de French republic titles. Lille’s nearly successful period was the decade from 1946 to 1956 when the squad was led past managers George Berry and André Cheuva.[2]
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Lille has a long-standing rivalry with nearby social club RC Lens, with whom they competition the Derby du Nord. The order is owned by Merlyn Partners SCSp, a Luxembourg based investment fund.

History

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1944–1955: The first decade

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Before the 2d Earth State of war, the city of Lille had two clubs in Ligue 1; Olympique Lillois and Sporting Club Fivois. Weakened by the war, the two clubs decided to merge in the autumn of 1944, giving birth to Lille Olympique Sporting Gild (LOSC). Within its outset decade of existence, the new club won two league titles and reached the second place for 4 sequent seasons. In the Coupe de France the social club accumulated v wins in 7 finals, including five successive finals. The final of the Latin Loving cup was also reached.


1956–1980: Lille loses its fashion

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Lille were relegated for the outset time in 1956. The society became a mid-tabular array side and in the late 1960s, after a long menstruation of anonymity, and weighed down by a lack of facilities and resources, Lille abased its professional status. It was feared that the club might disappear. However, some young leaders, such as Max Pommerolle, came and gave new impetus to the social club. Nonetheless, the results remained erratic and the only titles that ignited the fans’ passions were won in the Second Division.


1980–2000: Laying the foundations for time to come success

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In July 1980, Lille was the kickoff French society to opt for the status of a mixed economic system company, of which the city of Lille became the majority shareholder. The team of presidents Amyot, Deschot and Dewailly all struggled to compete with the height teams in the state. Jacques Amyot’s resignation in 1990 led to 3 more than difficult years for the club which compromised its very existence. Information technology took Bernard Lecomte’s arrival in 1993 to set the gild finances on the road to recovery. After a final relegation in 1997, the team trained past Bosnian jitney Vahid Halilhodžić was shortly promoted dorsum to the elite, in the aforementioned year the French Football League was privatised. Club was purchased in 1999 by Luc Dayan and Francis Graille for one symbolic franc.

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2000–present: A steady climb to the top

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In but its starting time season back in the acme flight 2000–01 French Sectionalisation 1, Lille qualified for Europe for the first fourth dimension in the club’due south history, booking its place in the 2001–02 Champions League. On the dorsum of the club’s new status, Lille entered into a decisive new era under the guidance of chairman and master executive officer Michel Seydoux and coach Claude Puel. The club left the historical Stade Grimonprez-Jooris to join the Stadium Lille Métropole and became a regular on the European scene. Among its most emphatic results was the 1–0 victory over Manchester United at the Stade de French republic in 2005, the two–0 triumph over Milan in San Siro in 2006 and the ane–0 domicile win over Liverpool in 2010. A steady development off the pitch (inauguration of the Domaine de Luchin training circuitous in 2007, opening of the Thou Stade in 2012), coupled with the sporting progression under the adept hand of coach Rudi Garcia, took Lille back to the superlative of the French game with the League and Cup double in 2011 (56 years later the club’s last trophy). In 2012, LOSC confirmed its place at the top tabular array of the domestic game with another qualification for Europe’southward virtually prestigious club competition, the Champions League in 2012–13. With the club finishing just outside the UCL places that flavor, Garcia left to join Roma, while former Montpellier coach René Girard was appointed the new Lille manager.[four]
After two years in charge of the club, Girard left his role as the head coach by mutual consent. He was joined by assistants Gerard Bernadet and Nicolas Girard in making the exit. In May 2015, the Ivory coast national team caput coach Hervé Renard was appointed as the new manager. On eleven Nov 2015, Renard was terminated as manager and was replaced by Frederic Antonetti.[5]
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On 23 November 2016, a twelvemonth afterward being appointed, Lille terminated Antonetti’s contract with the guild lying second last in the tabular array.[seven]
In March 2017, Lille appointed Marcelo Bielsa every bit new manager of the club. In November 2017, Bielsa was suspended past Lille following an unauthorized trip to Chile with the club lying second from bottom on the table again and only managing 3 wins from the starting time 14 games of the season.[8]

On 23 December 2017, Bielsa was terminated by Lille and replaced with one-time Saint-Etienne director Christophe Galtier.[9]
After a hard 2017–2018 season, Lille managed to avoid relegation to Ligue 2 past defeating Toulouse iii–2 in the second concluding game of the campaign.[x]

In the 2018–19 Ligue 1 season, Lille secured the 2nd place to qualify for the 2019–xx UEFA Champions League group stage, they returned to the competition after a seven-twelvemonth absence.[11]
Two seasons later, in the 2020–21 season, Lille won their starting time Ligue ane title in 10 years and the fourth overall in club history under the guidance of Christophe Galtier.[12]

Stadiums

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Stade Pierre-Mauroy was inaugurated in 2012. Originally named the
Centre Olympique de Lille Est, the club’s sporting venue is spread over v hectares and features three natural grass football pitches and i synthetic pitch, as well as a number of buildings including a medical center and gymnasium. These attributes had seen the club house part of the LOSC Youth Academy hither, before all the club’s operations were moved to the Domaine de Luchin in Camphin-en-Pé.[13]

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Club rivalries

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The Derby du Nord is a football match contested between Lille and RC Lens. The derby proper name refers only to their geographical location in French republic since Lille is the just lodge of the two actually situated in the department of Nord. Lens are situated in the western department of Pas-de-Calais. The proper noun can too refer to matches involving Lille and Valenciennes as both clubs are located within Nord, withal, the match historically refers to matches involving Lille and Lens. As a issue, the Lille–Valenciennes match is sometimes referred to equally
Le Petit Derby du Nord. The ii clubs first met in 1937 when Lille were playing under the Olympique Lillois emblem. Due to each club’s close proximity towards each other being separated past but 40 kilometres (25 mi) and sociological differences between each club’south supporters, a fierce rivalry developed. The Derby du Nord is underpinned by social and economical differences, since the city of Lens is known as an old, working-grade, industrial urban center and Lille as a middle-grade, modern, internationally oriented one. Nowadays the matches, which can spark intense feelings on both sides, have gained prominence as they may determine berths in continental competitions.

Players

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Current squad

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As of 3 February 2022
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Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may concord more than than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
i GK

Croatia
CRO
Ivo Grbić
(on loan from Atlético Madrid)
2 DF

Turkey
TUR
Zeki Çelik
iii DF

Portugal
POR
Tiago Djaló
4 DF

Netherlands
NED
Sven Botman
5 DF

Sweden
SWE
Gabriel Gudmundsson
6 DF

Portugal
POR
José Fonte
(captain)
7 FW

France
FRA
Jonathan Bamba
viii MF

Portugal
POR
Xeka
9 FW

Canada
CAN
Jonathan David
10 MF

Portugal
POR
Renato Sanches
xi MF

France
FRA
Hatem Ben Arfa
No. Pos. Nation Actor
16 GK

Slovakia
SVK
Adam Jakubech
17 FW

Turkey
TUR
Burak Yılmaz
19 FW

France
FRA
Isaac Lihadji
20 MF

England
ENG
Angel Gomes
21 MF

France
FRA
Benjamin André
(vice-captain)
22 FW

Us
Timothy Weah
23 MF

Kosovo
KVX
Edon Zhegrova
24 MF

Belgium
BEL
Amadou Onana
26 DF

France
FRA
Jérémy Pied
29 DF

Croatia
CRO
Domagoj Bradarić
30 GK

Brazil
BRA
Léo Jardim

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK

France
FRA
Lucas Chevalier
(on loan at Valenciennes)
DF

Togo
TOG
Hakim Ouro-Sama
(on loan at Bastia-Borgo)
DF

Ivory Coast
CIV
Kouadio-Yves Dabila
(on loan at Seraing)
MF

France
FRA
Rocco Ascone
(оn loan at Nordsjaelland)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF

Angola
ANG
Capita
(оn loan at Trofense)
MF

Senegal
SEN
Barthélemy Diedhiou
(on loan at Trofense)
MF

France
FRA
Darly N’Landu
(on loan at Avranches)
MF

Turkey
TUR
Yusuf Yazıcı
(on loan at CSKA Moscow)

Reserve squad

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Notation: Flags indicate national team as defined nether FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
33 DF

Morocco
MAR
Saad Agouzoul
34 FW

Portugal
POR
Bica
35 FW

France
FRA
Mamadou Simbakoli
xl GK

France
FRA
Jules Raux
GK

Greece
GRE
Orestis Karnezis
GK

France
FRA
Tom Negrel
DF

France
FRA
Abdoulaye Zakha Bangoura
DF

Morocco
MAR
Ismail Bouleghcha
DF

France
FRA
Nassim Innocenti
DF

Netherlands
NED
Luuk Kluiters
DF

France
FRA
Baptiste Rolland
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF

France
FRA
Maxime Wackers
MF

Burkina Faso
BFA
Joffrey Bazie
MF

France
FRA
Exaucé Mpembele Boula
MF

Guinea
GUI
Alpha Diallo
MF

Belgium
BEL
Jean-Pierre Longonda
MF

Democratic Republic of the Congo
COD
Carmel Mabanza
MF

France
FRA
Ugo Raghouber
FW

France
FRA
Badredine Bouanani
FW

Guadeloupe
GLP
Jessy Breslau
FW

France
FRA
Ibrahim Karamoko
FW

France
FRA
Fadiga Ouattara
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Notable past players

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Records

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Almost appearances

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Rank Player Matches
1
France

Marceau Somerlinck
428
2
France

André Strappe
365
3
France

Rio Mavuba
313
4
France

Mathieu Debuchy
301
5
France

Florent Balmont
292

Elevation scorers

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Rank Player Goals
1
France

Jean Baratte
218
ii
France

André Strappe
135
3
France

Gérard Bourbotte
96
4
France

Jean Lechantre
81
5
France

Bolek Tempowski
81

Direction and staff

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Lille Olympique Sporting Social club – LOSC Lille
(SASP)
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  • President: Olivier Létang
  • Deputy CEO: Marc Ingla
  • Academy Director: Jean-Michel Van Damme
  • Director of Football: Franck Béria
  • Scouting Football Adviser: Luis Campos
  • Head Omnibus: Jocelyn Gourvennec
  • Assistant Coach:
    Jorge Maciel
  • Assistant Coach: Kevin Plantet

Coaching history

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Old coaches include Georges Heylens (1984–89), a sometime Belgian international player, Jacques Santini (1989–92), who coached the French republic national squad between 2002 and 2004, Bruno Metsu (1992–93), who coached the Senegal national squad at the 2002 World Loving cup, Pierre Mankowski (1993–94), who was formerly the banana coach of the France national team and Vahid Halilhodžić (1998–02), who can be credited with the society’s revival in the late nineties. Rudi Garcia, who played for Lille from 1980 to 1988, replaced Claude Puel at the start of the 2008 season. Puel had been with Lille since 2002. Cheers to his successes with the club, Puel had been approached by Portuguese club Porto to supervene upon José Mourinho and league rivals Lyon to replace Alain Perrin; he finally decided to join Lyon later half-dozen seasons at the society.

Honours

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Domestic

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  • Ligue 1
    • Champions (four): 1945–46, 1953–54, 2010–11, 2020–21
    • Runners-up (6): 1947–48, 1948–49, 1949–l, 1950–51, 2004–05, 2018–nineteen
  • Ligue 2
    • Winners: 1963–64, 1973–74, 1977–78, 1999–2000
  • Coupe de France
    • Winners (6): 1945–46, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1952–53, 1954–55, 2010–11
    • Runners-upward: 1944–45, 1948–49
  • Coupe de la Ligue
    • Runners-up: 2015–16
  • Trophée des Champions
    • Winners: 2021
    • Runners-upwardly: 1955, 2011
  • Coupe Charles Drago
    • Runners-upward: 1954, 1956

Europe

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  • UEFA Intertoto Loving cup
    • Winners: 2004
  • Latin Loving cup
    • Runners-up: 1951

References

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  1. ^


    “#66 – Lille OSC : les Dogues” (in French). Footnickname. 13 May 2020. Retrieved
    14 Nov
    2021
    .



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    “France Football game, toute l’actualité du football”. Francefootball.fr. Retrieved
    13 September
    2019
    .



  3. ^


    “Lille seal historic title”.
    ESPN Soccernet. 21 May 2011. Retrieved
    24 May
    2011
    .



  4. ^


    “Ligue 1: Lille confirm appointment of Rene Girard equally their new coach”.
    Sky Sports. 14 June 2013.



  5. ^


    “Lille sack manager Renard”.
    Goal.com. xi November 2015.



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    “Lille appoint Antonetti equally their new director”.
    Goal.com. 23 November 2015.



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    “Second-bottom Lille sack Antonetti”.
    FourFourTwo. 22 November 2016.



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    “Marcelo Bielsa’s short-lived catastrophe at Lille is coming to an terminate”.
    The Guardian. 30 Nov 2017.



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    “Christophe Galtier to accept over from Marcelo Bielsa equally Lille manager”.
    Get French Football News. 23 December 2017.



  10. ^


    “Lille take pulled off a miraculous escape from relegation – or have they?”.
    The Guardian. 14 May 2018.



  11. ^


    “LIGUE 1: LILLE OFFICIELLEMENT EN LIGUE DES CHAMPIONS”.
    rmcsport.bfmtv.com
    (in French). xi May 2019.



  12. ^


    “Lille win Ligue i championship as PSG battle goes downwards to the wire”.
    The Able-bodied. 23 May 2021.



  13. ^


    “Archived re-create”. Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved
    25 July
    2013
    .



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  14. ^


    “Lille – season 2021/22” (in French). Lille OSC.


  15. ^


    “LOSC Lille Métropole SASP” (in French). Lille OSC. Retrieved
    31 December
    2010
    .



  16. ^


    “France – Trainers of Kickoff and Second Partitioning Clubs”. RSSSF. Archived from the original on 31 May 2008. Retrieved
    31 Dec
    2010
    .


External links

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  • Official site
  • Soccerway



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lille_OSC