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Full name  Grenoble Foot 38
Ground Capacity  20,068
Website  Club home page
Manager  Jean-Louis Garcia
Founded  1892
Nickname(s)  GF38
2015–16  2 (Group B)
Arena/Stadium  Stade des Alpes
Location  Grenoble, France
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Ground  Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
League  Championnat de France Amateur
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Grenoble Foot 38, commonly referred to as simply GF38, is a French association football club based in Grenoble, a city situated at the foot of the French Alps. The original incarnation of the club was founded in 1892 and, in 1997, was formed into the club that exists today as a result of a merger. Grenoble currently plays in CFA, the fourth level of French football, after having gone into bankruptcy and relegation to the fifth level of French football in 2011.

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Grenoble plays its home matches at the Stade des Alpes, a recently built complex based in the heart of the city. The team is managed by Jean-Louis Garcia. Grenoble wear white and blue.

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History

The club was founded in 1892 as Football Club de Grenoble. In 1997, a merger of Olympique Grenoble Isère and Norcap Olympique led to the Grenoble Foot 38 incarnation. Olympique Grenoble Isère played in Ligue 1 in the 1960–61 and 1962–63 seasons.

It was acquired in 2004 by the Japanese enterprise Index which soon was able to use a new stadium, Stade des Alpes, that registered an initial capacity of 20,000, and which was opened on February 2008, after which it achieved promotion to Ligue 1 in the 2008–09 season. However, after losing their first eleven games of the season, Grenoble were eventually relegated despite a handful of impressive wins (most notably 4–0 against Paris Saint Germain).

Name changes

  • Football Club de Grenoble 1892 (1892–1977)
  • Football Club Association Sportive de Grenoble (1977–1984)
  • Football Club de Grenoble Dauphiné (1984–1990)
  • Football Club de Grenoble Isère (1990–1992)
  • Football Club de Grenoble Jojo Isère (1992–1993)
  • Olympique Grenoble Isère (1993–1997)
  • Grenoble Foot 38 (1997–present)
  • Current squad

    As of 23 September 2016.

    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 Grenoble and its predecessors in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1997. 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 Grenoble Foot 38 players, see Category:Grenoble Foot 38 players

    Managers

  • Jules Dewaquez (1945–46)
  • R. Lacoste (1953–54)
  • G. Dupraz (1957–58)
  • A. Fornetti (1958–63)
  • Albert Batteux (1963–67)
  • R. Abad (1967–70)
  • René Gardien (1970–71)
  • J. Donnard (1971–72)
  • R. Garcin (1972–75)
  • Jean Deloffre (1975–78)
  • R. Belloni (1978–80)
  • Michel Lafranceschina (1980–81)
  • Jean Djorkaeff (1981–83)
  • Claude Le Roy (1983–85)
  • Robert Buigues (1985–86)
  • Christian Dalger (1986–89)
  • Patrick Parizon (1989–90)
  • Noël Tosi (1990–91)
  • Bernard Simondi (1991–93)
  • B. David (1993–94)
  • C. Letard (1994–95)
  • É. Geraldes (1995–96)
  • Bernard Simondi (1996–97)
  • Alain Michel (1997–01)
  • M. Westerloppe (2001–03)
  • A. Michel (2002–04)
  • Thierry Goudet (2004–06)
  • Yvon Pouliquen (2006–07)
  • Mehmed Baždarević (2007–10)
  • Yvon Pouliquen (2010–11)
  • Olivier Saragaglia (2012–2015)
  • Jean-Louis Garcia (2015–present)
  • References

    Grenoble Foot 38 Wikipedia