AC Ajaccio

The Athletic Club Ajaccien (or in France shortly l' ACA ) is a French football club based in the Corsican capital Ajaccio. It was founded in 1910, the club colors are red and white; as a symbol, he leads a bear, and there is also a fan club, which refers in his name (L' Orsi Ribelli ) to this symbol. The club plays at the Stade François Coty, which holds 8,219 spectators, including 3,219 seats.

Club president Alain Orsoni is currently; league team was trained from July to November 2013 Fabrizio Ravanelli, who himself announced the premature end of the contract after the 12 point game. Until a new head coach is found - at least until the winter break - is Christian Bracconi, head of the club junior center, train the Ligaelf. (November 2013)

League membership

The association is active in professional football until 1965, was first class from 1967 to 1973 ( in Division 1, now called Ligue 1 ), again from 2002 to 2006 and again from 2011. Between 1974 and 1994 you stepped even only in the amateur field.

Given the historical rivalry with the other two well-known clubs of the island, however, was felt by the ACA 's supporters as a great triumph, that the long-standing Corsican number one, the SC Bastia, was relegated to Ligue 2 in 2005 and the Ajaccian in the season 2005/ 06 alone played on the big stage. From 2006 to 2010 it came back - now in the second division - to a duel ACA SCB, then rose from Bastia even to the third tier, while local rivals Gazelec FCO Ajaccio for some time, at best, mediocre plays. In May 2011, the ACA managed to return to Ligue 1, and a year later Bastia returned there.


  • French Champion: None, so far best result was rank 6 (1970 /71)
  • Corsican master ( Amateurs ): 1920, 1921, 1934, 1939, 1948, 1950, 1955, 1964, 1994
  • Corsican Cup ( Coupe de Corse): 1950, 1955, 1961

Major players in the past

  • Dominique Baratelli
  • Rolland Courbis
  • Juan Esnáider
  • Patrice Loko
  • Fabien Laurenti
  • François M'Pelé
  • Dado Pršo
  • Étienne Sansonetti
  • Marius Trésor

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