USJA Carquefou

The Union Sportive Jeanne d' Arc Carquefou or short USJA Carquefou is a sports club from Carquefou, an independent municipality on the northeastern outskirts of Nantes. Nationwide notoriety the club has acquired through its football department.


The USJAC emerged from the 1922 founded, initially the sports association of the Catholic Church affiliated club Joan of Arc de Carquefou, in the 1939 football department was formed. The name of the French national heroine Joan of Arc in France carry several clubs. After its merger with U.S. de Carquefou in 1942, the club adopted its current name to the 21st century.

The club colors are green and white. The footballers play their home games at the Stade du Moulin Boisseau, which has a capacity of 7,000 spectators. The League team is coached by Denis Renaud. (As of June 2012)

League membership and achievements

Professional status has so far never had the USJAC. The footballers of the club played until the early 1990s, only in the lower regional leagues. In 1993 they rose for the first time in the Division d' Honneur, the highest regional, and a year later in the national amateur league at CFA 2. In the period following the USJA commuted between fifth and fourth league. 2012 she succeeded for the first time in club history, the sporty rise in the semi-professional third- highest division.

Successful the club was in the cup competition for the Coupe de France. 1994, 1997, 1998 and 2003, he was the catchment each succeeded in the nationwide main round where the Zweiunddreißigstelfinale However, once the cup exit was. 2008, however, the time fünftklassigen footballer translated successively against second division side FC Gueugnon and the first division club AS Nancy and Marseille, before they lost in the round of eight teams against Paris Saint- Germain 0-1. The games against Marseille and Paris saw each well 36,000 spectators at the Stade Louis Fonteneau of Nantes. France Football devoted time to the success of the U.S. course Jeanne d'Arc Carquefou a cover story.