CO Roubaix-Tourcoing

The club Olympique de Roubaix - Tourcoing or CORT short was a French football club based in Roubaix and Tourcoing, two neighboring cities in Nord, located directly on the border with Belgium. These two, together with Lille, Wasquehal, Villeneuve d'Ascq and other French and Belgian cities Courtrai / Kortrijk and Mouscron / Moeskroen a contiguous built-up agglomeration, similar to the Ruhr.

The club colors of the club were black, white and red; league team wore their home games from 1945 to 1947 in reverse order, in the stages of clubs out of which CORT had emerged ( the Stade Amédée - Prouvost in Wattrelos, the interior of the velodrome at the Parc des Sports de Roubaix, the cycling friends as the target of the one-day classic Paris - Roubaix is known, as well as the Stade Charles- Van -de- Weegaete in Tourcoing ). From 1947/48 she was regularly in the former home stadium.


Immediately after the liberation and under the difficult conditions of the necessary reconstruction ( this region was during the Second World War in occupied Germany part of France ) decided the leaders of several clubs to join the footballing powers. The RC Roubaix merged in 1945 with his old rival Excelsior AC Roubaix, Tourcoing and the U.S. the U.S. Roubaix Roubaix - Tourcoing to CO. This merger was successful almost immediately, was 1945/46, third and won 1946/47, surprising the French championship, but this could be repeated anywhere near success in the years to never. 1955, the club was relegated from the top division in the second division from; 1957 U.S. Tourcoing left the merger (which still maintained the "T" in his name ) and 1963 gave CORT his professional license back. 1970, the club was disbanded.

League membership and achievements

CORT played from 1945 to 1955 in Division 1 and still had to 1963 professional status.

  • French Champion: 1947
  • French Cup Winners: None

Major players of the club

French national team

The number of matches for the club and the period of these international operations are given in parentheses

  • Roger Boury (1, 1952)
  • Julien Darui (18, 1945-1951 ) before seven more internationals for two other clubs, from 1949 to 1953 also CORT coach
  • Lazare Gianessi (7, 1952-1953 ) after seven more internationals for another club
  • Roger Vandooren (1, 1951) before three more matches for another club


  • Jean baratte (1954-1956)
  • Jean Batmale ( Trainer 1945/46 )
  • René Dereuddre (1950-1953)
  • Jacques Favre ( Trainer 1962/63 )
  • Hiltl Heinrich (1945-1947)
  • Camillo Jerusalem (1946-1948)
  • Jean -Jacques Kretschmar (1946-1952)
  • Lucien Leduc (1946 /47)
  • André Simonyi (1952 )
  • Stanislas Laczny called Staho (1945-1948 and coach 1955-1959)
  • Gzeslaw Urbaniak (1945-1949)
  • Michel Watteau (1960-1962)