ASC Linguère are a Senegalese football club based in Saint-Louis. They play in the second division in Senegalese football. Their home stadium is Stade de Linguère.
Linguère also is eighth in the number of major honours won in Senegal numbering five, shared with ASC Port Autonome of Dakar, Casa Sports of Ziguinchor and Djambars FC.
ASC Linguère was founded on 14 September 1969 after the merger of two clubs Espoir de Saint-Louis and AS Saint-Louisienne.
Before the merger, Espoir de Saint-Louis won their only title under French rule in 1957, after independence, the club won their only cup title in 1961, AS Saint-Louisienne won their only cup title five years later in 1966.
ASC Linguère primarily competed in the national First Division until 1998 when they finished in the relegation zone in 13th position and remained until 2002, after being first in the Second Division, Linguère continued on until two years later when they were 17th in the 2003-04 Second Division, Linguère returned in 2008 after being first again in the Second Division, it became professional championship that year. Linguère finished first in group A with 34 points and scored 16 goals and advanced up to the finals, the club faced Casa Sport from Casamance in the southwest of the country, both matches were scoreless and Linguère scored 4-2 in the penalty shootout and claimed their only championship title in the 2009 season. After the group system finished, Linguère finished 7 in 2013 and 8th in 2013-14, Linguère was 9th in 2014-15, the club scored 30 goals which was shared with the champion Douanes, the goal total was second behind NGB ASC Niarry Tally, Linguère finished 4th in the 2015-16 season, Linguère scored the most number of goals in the season with 32, one goal more than Diaraf.
Their first appearance in the cup finals was in 1971 and Linguère won it 2-0 over ASC Diaraf of Dakar. Their second appearance was in 1984 where they challenged with ASC Jeanne d'Arc and lost 1-0 in extra time. Their second cup title came during their third appearance in 1988 after defeating Saltiques Rufisque 1-0, two years later, Linguère defeated ASC Port Autonome, another Dakar club 1-0 to claim their third cup title. Their next two final appearances were unsuccessful, they lost to ASC Diaraf in 1993 2-0 and another Dakar club AS Douanes 3-1 five years later. A decade later, they faced the same club in 2007, this time, they would claim their recent cup title after winning 1-0 in extra time, this was their recent cup final appearance.
Their first continental appearance was a cup competition in 1989. Linguère faced ASF Bobo-Dioulasso of Burkina Faso and lost in away goals rule. Their second also entered as a second place club and challenged Algeria's ES Sétif, the club won 1-0 in the first leg and gigantically lost 7-1 in the second. Their third cup competition was in 1997 and entered as a second place club and faced against KAC Marrakesh and lost two legs by a goal each. Their recent continental cup challenge was the 2008 CAF Confederation Cup and challenged against ES Bingerville and each had a total of 3 goals, the club won their elevation in penalty shootouts 4-2 and next faced CS Sfaxien from eastern Tunisia and as they were tied with a total of four goals, they lost under the away goals rule.
Their first ever championship title came half a century after the merger and foundation of the club in 2009, Linguère faced Casa Sport in the finals of late-October and all the two matches ended without goals. The final match which was played in the home stadium went into penalty shootouts and Linguère won 4-2 to claim their only national title. It gave Linguère an entry to the 2010 CAF Champions League, their only entry to the continental championships and advanced up to the first round, in the preliminaries, Linguère faced Ghana's Asante Kotoko and two matches were tied with 2 and defeated them in the penalty shootouts with four goals, next came Mali's Djoliba AC, 2009 winner and whose title dominated about a quarter of the nation's championships, Linguére scored a single goal in one of the two matches and were tied, Linguère lost 3 penalty shootout goals to 4 to one of the greatest clubs in Mali.
At the WAFU Cup, the club competed in the 1988 edition where the club was lost in the first round to ASFAG Conakry 4-1 in the first match in June, the second match was scoreless.
Its uniform colors features a white clothing with green lining along the collar and the top portion of the sleeves and the rest of the edges, and socks with three green stripes on top for home matches and green clothing with white line edges on top of the T-shirt with white shorts and green socks with three white stripes on top.
Its former uniform colors were purple for home matches and white for away matches.Senegal Premier League: 1
Senegal FA Cup: 6
Espoir de Saint-Louis (before the merger): 1
AS Saint-Louisienne (before the merger): 1
as ASC Linguère: 4
Best position: First round (continental)
Best position at cup competitions: First Round of 16 (continental)
Appearances at the League Cup: 9
Highest number of points in a season: 46 - national (2005)
Total matches played at the continental level: 14
CAF Champions' League: 4
CAF Confederation Cup: 8
CAF Cup: 2
Total goals scored: 14
CAF Champion's League: 3
CAF Confederation Cup: 11
Total wins at the CAF Confederation Cup: 3
As of the 2011-12 season
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Yacoub Ba
El Hadji Diouf
Makhtar Thioune, played from 2001–04