AC Ajaccio


AC Ajaccio

Football club infobox
clubname = AC Ajaccio


fullname = Athletic Club Ajaccien
nickname = "L'ours"
founded = 1910
ground = Stade François Coty Ajaccio (Corse-du-Sud)
capacity = 12,000
chairman = Michel Moretti
manager = flagicon|GER Gernot Rohr
league = Ligue 2
season = 2007-2008
position = Ligue 2, 9th
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Athletic Club Ajaccio, commonly known as AC Ajaccio is a French football team, who were founded in 1910. The club president is Michel Moretti, and the coach is Gernot Rohr. They play in the city of Ajaccio, Corsica, at the Stade François Coty.

Accolades

*Ligue 2 Champions: 1967, 2002
*Ligue 3 Champions: 1998
*Corsican champions: 1920, 1921, 1934, 1939, 1948, 1950, 1955, 1964, 1994

Historical information

Depending on sources, it is agreed that Ajaccio began playing in 1909-10. Their adopted colours are red and white stripes. Though they used to play in what was previously utilized as a sand dump, they decided to move to another, cleaner, safer stadium upon the insistence of Jean Lluis, father-in-law of club president Louis Baretti. The new stadium that was chosen held 5,000 spectators and was in use until 1969.

AC Ajaccio were elected Corsican champions on eight occasions, in 1920, 1921, 1934, 1939, 1948, 1950, 1955 and 1964, and are one of three big "island" teams, along with Gazélec Ajaccio and SC Bastia, the competition between the three being kept no secret. Spectators during the 1946 Corsican Cup final, held between A.C.A. and Sporting Bastia were handed umbrellas to shield themselves from the violence. Upon refusal of a penalty which would have been awarded to ACA, violence erupted between the fans, who used umbrellas both as cause and limitation of violence. This final was abandoned and replayed much later.

A.C.A. became a professional team in 1965 thanks to the ambitious assembly of a team by leaders of the club. They initially adopted the symbol of the polar bear, but this has since been dropped in favour of a more stylized logo.

Notable past players

For a complete list of AC Ajaccio players, see
*flagicon|France Dominique Baratelli
*flagicon|France Rolland Courbis
*flagicon|Republic of the Congo François M'Pelé
*flagicon|Croatia Dado Pršo
*flagicon|France Marius Trésor
*flagicon|France Sébastien Squillaci

Coaches

Current squad

"As of August 1, 2008" [ [http://www.ac-ajaccio.com/l%27equipe-professionnels--saison-2007-2008--fiche-individuelle_15.html PROFESSIONNELS] ]

Ligue 1 Records

*Place in top tier: 6th (1971)
*Goals scored in season: 59 (1968)
*Goals conceded in season: 40 (2005)
*Record number of matches: 141 (René Le Lamer)
*Goals: Étienne Sansonetti (58)
*Home score: 8-2 vs. Aix (1968).
*Away score: 4-1 vs. Bastia (1971)

References

External links

*fr icon [http://www.ac-ajaccio.com Official website]
*fr icon [http://www.alours.com/ Fan Site]


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