Stade Lavallois

Stade Laval ( complete: Stade Lavallois Mayenne Football Club ) is a French football club based in Laval, the capital of the department of Mayenne.

It was founded in 1902 under the name Stade Lavallois; In 1992, the club moved to its present name. The club colors are black and orange; league team plays at the Stade Francis -Le Basser, which has a capacity of 18,739 seats ( 10,739 seats).

Club president is Philippe Jan; the first team has been since July 2007, coached by Philippe Berger Hinsch, before the club sacked him in late February 2014 and replaced by assistant coach Denis Zanko. (As of March 2014)

League membership

Stade Laval has completed only in the 1970s, the transition from amateur to professional status, but was one in particular in the early 1980s to the leading teams in France. First class (Division 1 since 2002 in Ligue 1 renamed) played the club in 1976 until 1989.


  • French Champion: None, so far best result was Table 5 Rank (1981 /82 and 1982/83 )
  • French Cup Winners: None so far (but semi-finalist in 1993 and 1997)
  • League Cup Winners: 1982, 1984

Known player

  • Xavier Grave Laine
  • Erwin Kostedde (French scorer 1979/80 )
  • Uwe Krause (1980-1983: 41 goals in D1)
  • Frank Lebœuf
  • César Lolohea ( New Caledonian national team )
  • François Omam - Biyik
  • Oumar Sène
  • Victor Zvunka