Valenciennes FC

The Valenciennes Football Club ( the coat of arms still Valenciennes Anzin FC ) is a French football club from the town of Valenciennes in the Nord; Anzin is an adjacent town.


It was founded in 1913 as Football Club Valenciennes, a year later renamed Union Sportive Valenciennes - Anzin (or short USVA or VA); . said the club was called up to his bankruptcy in 1996, the club was the trigger of the " affair Tapie " ( in France usually called Affaire OM -VA): Bernard Tapie was then President of Olympique Marseille, who had tried at the end of the 1992/93 season, by bribing several players of Valenciennes the result of the championship game: to manipulate ( Full 1-0 for OM).

Newly established in 1996 as Valenciennes Football Club, the fans call him still VA, and also from official emphasis is placed on this continuity. The club colors are still red and white, and the league team was still playing in the middle of the city located after the aviator Charles Nungesser named Stade Nungesser, before she moved into the new Stade du Hainaut in summer 2011.

Club president Jean -Raymond Legrand, the longtime incumbent Francis Decourrière replaced in the summer of 2011; the first team coached Since July 2011, Daniel Sanchez, who was on leave of absence after the ninth round of the 2013/14 season and replaced by Ariël Jacobs. (October 2013)

Current squad 2013/14

League membership

Situated on the border of Belgium northern French mining area around Lens, Lille, Tourcoing, Roubaix and Valenciennes is one of the very earliest strongholds of French football. First class (Division 1 since 2002 in Ligue 1 renamed) played the club in 1935/36, 1937/38, 1944 /45, 1956-1961, 1962-1971, 1972/73, 1975-1982, 1992/93 and - after VA went up twice in a row - again from 2006.


  • French Champion: None, so far best result was Table 3 Rank (1964 /65 and 1965/66 )
  • French Cup Winners: None so far (but Finalist 1951)

For the club important players in the past

  • Ignace Kowalczyk
  • Daniel Leclercq
  • Ernest Libérati
  • Włodzimierz Lubański
  • Serge Masnaghetti
  • Roger Milla
  • Jean -Pierre Papin
  • Jean -Claude Piumi
  • David Régis
  • Paul Sauvage
  • Steve Savidan
  • Didier Six
  • Édouard Stachowitz ( " Stako " )
  • Boleslaw " Bolek " Tempowski
  • Édouard Wawrzyniak ( " Waggi " )