The Association de la Jeunesse AUXERROISE is a French football club from the Burgundian city of Auxerre.
The club was founded on December 29, 1905 by Pastor Deschamps; accordingly belonged l' AJA how the club is called for short, the first Catholic Football Association FGSPF, whose association championship final he reached in 1908, but lost. At this early period still remembers the name of the club's stadium, the Stade de l' Abbé - Deschamps, which offers around 20,130 spectators.
In addition, the name of the small town club from Burgundy is permanently linked to Guy Roux, who coached the club for which he had played itself with minimal disruption 1961-2005. These 44 years are considered " record for eternity ." Since December 2012 Bernard Casoni coached the league team. Club president is currently Guy Cotret. (August 2013)
On the European stage, the AJA reached in the season 's UEFA Cup 1992/93 the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup and the 1996/97 quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League; in both competitions they lost to Borussia Dortmund.
The AJ Auxerre in 1974 reached the Division 2 and until 1980 the highest division ( Division 1, now Ligue 1), in which she had since successfully claimed before 2012 - after 32 years - from relegation.
In AJ Auxerre youth development is very important and has meant that no other French club could often enter in the list of winners of the Coupe Gambardella; AJA has won six times this A Youth Cup (1982, 1985, 1986, 1993, 1999 and 2000). She is also represented in the six highest leagues since the turn of the millennium only club in France throughout with a total of four teams. The club holds through the sale of own talents permanently financially afloat.
- French Champion: 1996
- French Cup Winners: 1994, 1996, 2003, 2005 ( and finalist 1979)
- European Cups: Intertoto Cup Winners 1997
Current squad 2013/14
Major players in the past
- Frédéric Darras
- Bernard Diomède
- Jean -Marc Ferreri
- Patrice Garande
- Alain Goma
- Stéphane Guivarc'h
Known coach from the past
- Guy Roux (1963-2000 and 2001-2005)
- Jacques Santini (2005/ 06)