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US Créteil-Lusitanos
Full name Union Sportive Créteil-Lusitanos Football
Nickname(s) Les Béliers (The Rams)
US Créteil
Founded 1936
Ground Stade Dominique Duvauchelle
(Capacity: 12,150)
Chairman France Armand Lopes
Manager France Laurent Fournier
League Championnat National
2008-09 CN, 9th
Home colours
Away colours

Union Sportive Créteil-Lusitanos Football (commonly referred to as US Créteil or simply Créteil), is a French football club based in Créteil, a southeastern suburb of Paris. They play in the Championnat National, the third division of French football. The club is apart of an omnisports club that is also known for its handball team.

The club was founded in 1936 as a omnisports club and have a rich history, despite achieving minimal honours. The club has won the Division d'Honneur on two occasions in 1962 and 1986. In 1987, Créteil were crowned champions of the now-defunct Division 4 and, a year later, captured the Division 3 title. The club's best finish in the prestigious Coupe de France was during the 1985–86 edition of the competition when they reached the quarter-finals. For eight consecutive seasons (1999–2007), Créteil played in Ligue 2, the second division of French football. Due to harboring in the third division, the club plays under semi-professional status.

Créteil play their home matches at the 12,000-seat Stade Dominique Duvauchelle, named after Dominique Duvauchelle, a local sports journalist from the city of Créteil. Despite playing in a modern facility, the club's attendance marks are considerable low, averaging only 650 supporters during the 2009–10 season.

Créteil is affectionately known as Les Béliers, which translates to The Rams.



Association football ventured to the city of Créteil relatively late compared to other communes located in and around Paris. The first club to enter the fray was Club Sportif de Créteil. However, the club was considered unstable from the start and was declared unofficial as the city was attempting to replicate the passion and heart clubs such as Red Star 93, CA Paris-Charenton, and Racing Club de France displayed in nearby communes. The declaration soon came to fruition following the foundation of Union Sportive Créteil in 1936 by a man commonly known as M. Hemon. Créteil spent almost 30 years hovering in the lower divisions. During this time, the football club played its home matches at the Stade Desmont, which seated only 800 spectators. Under the leadership of B. Hainque, Créteil reached the Championnat de France amateur in 1962. The team then proceeded to falter back into the Promotion d'Honneur before reaching the Division d'Honneur in the new decade.

Créteil were a lucky beneficiary in 1978 when the French Football Federation announced the creation of the Division 4. The club was promoted to the new league despite their 7th place finish in the Division d'Honneur the previous season. Due to their instant promotion, the team's form showed as they were in dead last after 10 matches were constested. By the end of the season, Créteil were back in the Division d'Honneur. In 1983, the club moved into their new stadium, Stade Dominique Duvauchelle, after having spent almost 50 years at the Stade Desmont. Two years later, under the guidance of the city's deputy mayor Laurent Cathala, Union Sportive Créteil merged with the Créteil omnisports club in order to give the city a better sporting identity. The club's main sports became football, swimming, athletics, and cycling.

Current squad

As of July 31, 2009[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 France GK Richard Trivino
2 France DF Boris Mahon de Monaghan
3 Algeria DF Samir Abbar
4 Nigeria MF David Solomon Abwo
5 Cameroon MF Frédéric Bong
6 Mali DF Mahamadou Traoré
7 Algeria MF Farid Beziouen
8 France DF Michel Rodriguez
9 France MF Alexis Lafon
10 Portugal FW Helder Esteves
14 France FW Mathieu Duhamel
15 France MF Yohan Betsch
16 France GK Nicolas Cousin
No. Position Player
17 Cameroon MF Cédric N'Koum
18 France MF Yohan Berrebi
19 France DF Sébastien Gondouin
20 France DF Sami Marzougui
21 Algeria FW Ali Boulebda
22 France MF Anthony Buon
23 France FW Fadal Bouraoud
24 Madagascar MF Johann Paul
25 Senegal FW David Papys M'Bodji
27 France DF Julien Outrebon
28 France MF Samuel Piètre
30 France GK Rachid Bachiri

Former players

For a complete list of former US Créteil-Lusitanos players with a Wikipedia article, see here.

Current coaching staff

As of 5 March 2010.[2]
Position Name Nationality
Manager Laurent Fournier  French
Assistant manager Rui Pataca  Portuguese
Fitness Coach Raynald Choquet  French
Reserve team coach Jean-Michel Bridier  French
Kinesiotherapy Olivier Roussey  French
Doctor Nicolas Bompard  French
Intendant Amandio Adubeiro  Portuguese


US Créteil-Lusitanos has had numerous managers and caretaker managers since the club's foundation in 1936. The list below begins with the club's managers since 1986.

Manager Créteil career Major Honours
France Komano, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Komano 1986–1988 Won Division 4 and Division 3.
France Redon, PhilippePhilippe Redon 1988–1989, 1989–1990
France Troussier, PhilippePhilippe Troussier 1989
Uruguay Umpierrez, RubenRuben Umpierrez 1989
Algeria Chebel, FathiFathi Chebel 1989
France Lemée, JackyJacky Lemée 1990–1992
France Collat, MarcMarc Collat 1992–1995
France Buiges, RobertRobert Buiges 1995–1996
France Garcia, PierrePierre Garcia 1996–1997
France Simondi, BernardBernard Simondi 1997–1999 Achieved promotion to Ligue 2.
Germany Rohr, GernotGernot Rohr 1999–2000
France Roussey, LaurentLaurent Roussey 2000–2001
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vukićević, SlavišaSlaviša Vukićević 2001
Spain Lozano, LadislasLadislas Lozano 2001–2002
France Tosi, NoëlNoël Tosi 2002–2003
France Bridier, Jean-MichelJean-Michel Bridier 2003, 2004
France Cavalli, Jean-MichelJean-Michel Cavalli 2003–2004
France David, GuyGuy David 2004–2005
France Rust, AlbertAlbert Rust 2006
France Frapolli, OlivierOlivier Frapolli 2006, 2008–2009
Portugal Jorge, ArturArtur Jorge 2006–2007
France Goudet, ThierryThierry Goudet 2007–2008
France Fournier, LaurentLaurent Fournier 2009–present
Managers in italics were hired as caretakers


  • Division 3 East championship : 1988
  • Division 4 championship : 1987
  • Paris DH championship : 1962, 1986


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