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En Avant de Guingamp

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Ground Capacity  18,250
2015–16  Ligue 1, 16th
Arena/Stadium  Stade de Roudourou
Location  Guingamp, France
Chairman  Bertrand Desplat
Website  Club home page
Manager  Antoine Kombouaré
Founded  1912
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Full name  En Avant de Guingamp Côtes-d'Armor
Ground  Stade de Roudourou, Guingamp
Leagues  Coupe de la Ligue, France Ligue 1, Coupe de France
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En Avant de Guingamp Côtes-d'Armor (Breton: War-raok Gwengamp; commonly referred to as EA Guingamp, EAG, or simply Guingamp) is a French association football club based in the commune of Guingamp. The club was founded in 1912 and currently play in Ligue 1, the top level of French football, having won promotion from Ligue 2 following the 2012–13 season. Guingamp plays its home matches at the Stade de Roudourou in the city. The club's status as a professional club is atypical with the club playing in a commune of 7,280 inhabitants, with a stadium capable of holding upwards of 18,000 spectators.

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However having remained amateur for a long time, playing within the regional leagues, the club got promoted 3 times under the presidency of Noël Le Graët, who took over in 1972. In 1976, Guingamp reached the Third Division (now called Championnat National), and the next season went straight into the Second Division (now called Ligue 2), where they stayed until 1993. The club adopted professional status in 1984, and in 1990 the Stade de Roudourou was opened, hosting Paris Saint-Germain in its first match. The club's first major honour was winning the Coupe de France in 2009; in the process becoming only the second team to win the competition from outside Ligue 1. The team defeated Derby Breton rivals Rennes 2–1 in the final. Also, in 2014, En Avant de Guingamp beat Stade Rennais F.C. 2–0 at the Stade de France. Aside from two years of Coupe de France triumph, the club's other success was winning the 1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup

The club is currently spending their eighth season in the French top flight, having gained promotion only 3 times: 1995, 2000 and 2013. Aside from winning the Coupe de France, Guingamp is known for having served as a springboard for prominent players such as Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Fabrice Abriel, and Vincent Candela. Managers such as Guy Lacombe, Francis Smerecki, and Erick Mombaerts also used the club as springboards during the infancy of their coaching careers. Guingamp is currently presided over by Bertrand Desplat. The former president, Noël Le Graët serves now as president of the French Football Federation. The team is managed by Brittany native Jocelyn Gourvennec and captained by midfielder Lionel Mathis. The club has a women's team who play in the Division 1 Féminine, and a reserve team in the CFA2.

On 3 May 2014, En Avant won their second Coupe de France, defeating Stade Rennais 2–0 in the final at Stade de France.

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Important Dates

  • 1912: Foundation of the club.
  • 1922: First match at Stade de Montbareil.
  • 1929: First promotion to the Division d'Honneur.
  • 1949: Second promotion to the Division d'Honneur.
  • 1974: Third promotion to the Division d'Honneur.
  • 1976: First promotion to Division 3.
  • 1977: First promotion to Division 2.
  • 1984: Adoption of professional status.
  • 1990: First match at Stade de Roudourou.
  • 1994: Second promotion to Ligue 2.
  • 1995: First promotion to Ligue 1.
  • 1996: Winner of the Intertoto Cup and first appearance in Europe.
  • 1997: Runner-up of the Coupe de France.
  • 2000: Second promotion to Ligue 1.
  • 2004: Relegation from Ligue 1.
  • 2009: Winner of the Coupe de France and second appearance in Europe.
  • 2010: Relegation from Ligue 2.
  • 2011: Promotion to Ligue 2.
  • 2013: Promotion to Ligue 1.
  • 2014: Winner of the Coupe de France and third appearance in the UEFA Europa League.
  • Current squad

    As of 15 February 2017.

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

    Out on loan

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

    Notable players

    Below are the notable former players who have represented Guingamp in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1912. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 80 official matches for the club.

    For a complete list of Guingamp players, see Category:EA Guingamp players

    European record

    Notes

    1 Guingamp won the Final on away goals.

  • 1R: First round
  • 3R: Third round
  • PO: Play-off round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • Club hierarchy

    As of 27 May 2016

    Domestic

  • Championnat National
  • Champions (1): 1994
  • Coupe de France
  • Champions (2): 2009, 2014
  • Runners-up (1): 1997
  • Trophée des champions
  • Runners-up (1): 2009, 2014
  • Coupe de Bretagne
  • Champions (2): 1975, 1979
  • Runners-up (2): 1947, 1952
  • Championnat de l'Ouest
  • Champions (2): 1976, 1984
  • Europe

  • Intertoto Cup
  • Winners (1): 1996
  • References

    En Avant de Guingamp Wikipedia


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