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Encyclopedia > RC Lens
Lens
Full name Racing Club de Lens
Nickname(s) Les Sang et Or
Founded 1906
Ground Stade Félix Bollaert,
Lens
(Capacity: 41,233)
Chairman Gervais Martel
Manager Jean-Guy Wallemme
League Ligue 2
2007-2008 Ligue 1, 18th (relegated)
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Racing Club de Lens is a French football club which plays in the northern city of Lens, in the Pas-de-Calais département. Its nickname, sang et or (literally, 'blood and gold'), comes from its traditional colours of red and gold. File links The following pages link to this file: RC Lens Categories: Logos ... Football club names are a part of the sports culture, reflecting century-old traditions. ... This article is about the building type. ... Stade Félix Bollaert is a football stadium in Lens, France that was built in 1932. ... Lens is commune in northern France, in the Pas-de-Calais département. ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jean-Guy Wallemme, born 10 August 1967) is a former French footballer. ... Ligue 2 is the second division of French football. ... The 2007–08 Ligue 1 season will be the seventieth since its establishment, and is scheduled to start in August 2007. ... Image File history File links For use with Template:Football kit File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Template talk:Football kit CA Monarcas Morelia User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... Image File history File links For use with Template:Football kit File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... It has been suggested that replica shirt be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... It has been suggested that replica shirt be merged into this article or section. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Lens is commune in northern France, in the Pas-de-Calais département. ... Pas-de-Calais is a département in northern France named after the strait which it borders. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ...

Contents

Honours

  • Ligue 1
    • Winners (1): 1998.
    • Runners-up (4): 1956, 1957, 1977, 2002.
  • Ligue 1 (Northern Region)
    • Winners (1): 1944.

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Records

  • Record league win  : 10-2 (v. RC Paris,1963-1964).
  • Record European Cup win : 0-7 (v. Avenir-Beggen, 1995-1996).
  • The European exploit : v. Lazio Roma (6-0 after extra time, 2 November 1977).
  • Most goals in a single match  : 16, Stefan Dembicki (Stanis), which is a world record, (v. Auby Asturies, French Cup, 13 December 1942). Final score: 32-0.
  • Most league appearances with Lens : 497, Eric Sikora and 377, Bernard Placzek.
  • Most league goals in a season  : 30, Ahmed Oudjani (1963-1964) and 20, Roger Boli (1993-1994).
  • Top scorers : 93, Maryan Wisnieski and Ahmed Oudjani.
  • Highest attendance at a home match  : 48 912, (v. Marseille, Ligue 1, 15 February 1992) at Stade Félix-Bollaert. Lens won 2-1.

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History

The birth of a club

1905, Lens. On the place Verte (the actual place de la République), students are playing football. They do not yet know that they are writing the first lines of the history of the Racing Club de Lens. Why this name? Football was invented in England, so it was good to have a club with an Anglo-Saxon name. Moreover, the youth of that time were following the Racing Club de Roubaix and the Racing Club de France. Lens is commune in northern France, in the Pas-de-Calais département. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Racing Club de Roubaix was a French football team playing in the city of Roubaix, Nord. ... Racing Club de France can refer to: the former name of Métro-Racing rugby union club the former name of Racing Club de Paris football club Category: ...


The first board was formed by the parents of those teenagers under the name of Racing club lensois, before the club would officially be registered under the name Racing Club de Lens in 1906. The club originally played in green, as the club was born on the place Verte, and the black, for the omnipresence of coal mining in the region.


Between 1907 and 1912, the players were forced to change sports grounds a couple of times, before settling at the actual parc des Glissoires, between Avion and Lens. Avion is a Los Angeles based alternative rock band consisting of Steve Bertrand on lead vocals and guitar, Josh Dunahoo on guitar, Joey Clement on bass, Ben Hazlett on guitar and keyboards, and Jamie Wollam on drums. ... Lens is commune in northern France, in the Pas-de-Calais département. ...


During World War I, the club’s activities were silenced, before restarting in 1919 with the help of the Americans. Lens was then playing in sky blue. “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


Of blood and gold

It is in 1924 that the red and gold colours appeared. The legend says that Mr Moglia, president of the club from 1923 to 1930, chose the colours of the Spanish flag after someone from the club remarked that the ruins of the Saint-Léger church they happened to be walking by that night were the last remains of the Spanish occupation in 1648. People also say that the colours come from the coal mines. The red for the blood of the miners and the gold for the coal which was valuable at the time.


Still in 1924, the club was authorized to play at the newly built municipal stadium Raoul Briquet (nowadays Léo Lagrange). The first match with the new colours was played for the inauguration of the stadium.


In 1926, the British Kid Fenton is the first star who plays for Lens. He will stay there 8 seasons. Moreover, the first fan club is created, and finally Lens won for the first time the Championnat d’Artois.


In 1929, Lens wins the North championship and wins access for the first time to the Division d’Honneur of the Ligue du Nord with the clubs of the Olympique Lillois, RC Roubaix, Excelsior Athlétic Club de Roubaix and the AC Amiens. Racing Club de Roubaix was a French football team playing in the city of Roubaix, Nord. ... Excelsior Athlétic Club de Roubaix was a French football team playing in the city of Roubaix, Nord. ...


In the Artois League, the club is more and more known and in 1932, the club inaugurates the stade Félix Bollaert. Stade Félix Bollaert is a football stadium in Lens, France that was built in 1932. ...


The first victories

In 1937 gains access to the first division by finishing first of the second with players such as Stanis and Spechtl. Lens even managed to reach the last 16 of the French Cup, but the team is knocked out by the Red Star (final score, 3-2). Ligue 1 (Première division or Division 1 until 2003, now called Ligue 1 Orange) is the top division of French and Monegasque football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. ... Ligue 2 is the second division of French football. ... ... Red star on the Soviet flag The five-pointed red star (a pentagram without the inner pentagon) is a symbol of Communism and Socialism and represents the five fingers of the workers hand, as well as five of six inhabited continents. ...


In 1943, the RC Lens won the first division of the Northern Zone, thanks to Stanis who scored 43 goals in 30 games. A year earlier, in a French Cup match he scored 17 goals, which is still today the world record. ...


After World War II, Lens finished 6th in the 1945/46 season, but they are relegated the following year. In 1948, the club played its first French Cup final, which was lost 3-2 against the LOSC. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... ...


Then, Lens is promoted to the 1st division and Maryan Wisnieski is recruited (in 1953). But problems with the board made him quit the club to join the UC Sampdoria Genoa without much success. Ligue 1 (Première division or Division 1 until 2003, now called Ligue 1 Orange) is the top division of French and Monegasque football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. ... Maryan Wisnieski (born 1 February 1937 in Calonne-Ricouart) is a former French footballer. ...


In 1962, the mines are shut down and the club is at stake as most of the players were miners. Between 1956 and 1968, survival is hard. Nevertheless, in 1964, Lens finished third and the best goal scorer was Ahmed Oudjani with 30 goals. Another famous player joins Lens: Georges Lech. However, Lens is relegated in 1968. Georges Lech (born June 2, 1945 in Billy-Montigny, France) is a French retired football player. ...


The following year, the mine’s administrators let go of Lens, and it is the end of professional football at the Stade Bollaert. Lens is once again an amateur club, one year after its relegation.


Henry Trannin, the managing director, and Arnold Sowinski stay faithful to the club, waiting for better days…


The good years and the fall

And the better days arrive in 1960: the town council bets on the Racing Club de Lens. Lens’ mayor, André Delelis, wants to see the club continue thrilling the fans. With the future president, Jean Bondoux, the mayor brings together volunteers and subscriptions in order to make the club survive. Moreover the city recovers the stadium from the closing mine industry.


In 1972, Lens reaches the semi-finals of the French Cup and the arrival of 2 Polish players helps the club to the 1st division. In 1975, Lens reaches once more the final of the French Cup against the AS Saint Etienne. But “les Verts” win the game 2-0, with an anthology goal by Jean-Michel Larqué. ... ... Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire, (ASSE or A.S. Saint-Étienne) are a French football team founded in 1920. ... Jean-Michel Larqué, (born 8 September 1947, in Bizanos, France is a former football , and now a journalist. ...


As finalist of the French Cup, Lens has the opportunity to participate in its first UEFA Cup Winners' Cup , but the team is knocked out quickly by the Dutch club ADO Den Haag. ... The UEFA Cup Winners Cup (also known as the European Cup Winners Cup) was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. ... ADO Den Haag (ADO stands for Alles Door Oefening, Everything Through Practice) is the main football club in the city of The Hague. ...

Stade Félix Bollaert
Stade Félix Bollaert

Lens’ progresses continue and after finishing 2nd in the League behind Nantes, they qualify themselves to the UEFA Cup. They knock out Malmö FF, and above all, the Lazio Roma, after an away defeat (2-0), they won 6-0 at the Stade Félix Bollaert after extra-time. Unfortunately, after this rare exploit for a French club, they are eliminated by the East German side Magdeburg. Worse, the club goes back to the 2nd division in 1978. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Stade Félix Bollaert is a football stadium in Lens, France that was built in 1932. ... Ligue 1 (Première division or Division 1 until 2003, now called Ligue 1 Orange) is the top division of French and Monegasque football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. ... FC Nantes Atlantique is a French football team, playing in the city of Nantes. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... This article is about Malmö FFs football section. ... Società Sportiva Lazio, (BIT: SSL) commonly referred to SS Lazio or simply Lazio, is an Italian professional sports club most noted for its football section, founded in 1900 and based in Rome. ... Stade Félix Bollaert is a football stadium in Lens, France that was built in 1932. ... For the historical eastern German provinces, see Historical Eastern Germany East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), was a Communist Party-led state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in the former Soviet occupation zone of Germany. ... 1. ...


The return among the elite will be in 1979 with Roger Lemerre as head coach. During the 1980’s, Gérard Houllier and Joachim Marx will succeed him. Roger Lemerre (born June 18, 1941 in Bricquebec, Manche) is a French football manager and former football player. ... Gérard Houllier, OBE, (IPA: , born 3 September 1947, in Thérouanne, Pas-de-Calais, France) is a football manager. ... Joachim Jerzy Marx (born 31 August 1944 in Gleiwitz, now Gliwice, Poland) is a former Polish football striker. ...


But the club doesn’t have enough means to keep players such as Didier Sénac, Gaëtan Huard orPhilippe Vercruysse. Didier Sénac (born October 2, 1958 in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis) is a former football defender from France, who obtained three international caps for the French national team during the early 1980s. ... Philippe Vercruysse (born January 28, 1962 in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire) is a former football midfielder from France, who earned a total number of twelve international caps (one goal) for the French national team during the 1980s. ...


Martel’s takeover

In 1988, a local businessman takes over the club, with the help of Serge Doré. Little by little, the club will transform itself into an enterprise and it will open itself to investors.


During the same year, Arnaud Dos Santos will be named head coach of the club, and it will be promoted back in 1st division in 1991. Ligue 1 (Première division or Division 1 until 2003, now called Ligue 1 Orange) is the top division of French and Monegasque football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. ...


In 1993 and 1994, the RC Lens plays in the top of the League and the team qualifies for the UEFA Cup twice in a row. Lens even reaches the semi final of the French Cup after knocking out the Paris Saint Germain at the Parc des Princes, but the team fails against Montpellier. The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... ... F.C. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are a French football club based in Paris. ... The Parc des Princes (translation: Princes Park) is a 48527 capacity stadium in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. ... Montpellier Hérault Sport Club is a French football club, based in Montpellier. ...


In 1998, “les Sang et Or” will write their best page of their history under Daniel Leclercq (“the Druid”): French Champions, League Cup semi-finalist and finalist of the French Cup against the PSG (2-1 defeat). Like a symbol, it is a player who started his career in Lens, Yoann Lachor, who scored in Auxerre the goal which gave Lens the title, in front of Metz. Still under the "Druid", Lens will win its 2nd major title in 1999 with the League Cup against Metz, with a goal from Daniel Moreira. That year, in the UEFA Champions League, Lens will also become the only club to have beaten Arsenal at Wembley (1-0, with a goal from Mickaël Debève), but they were knocked out. Yoann Lachor (born 17 January 1976 in Aire sur la Lys) is a French professional football (soccer) player, currently with CS Sedan Ardennes. ... Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise, or AJ Auxerre, is a French football team, founded in 1905, playing in the town of Auxerre in Burgundy. ... Football Club de Metz is a French football team, playing in the town of Metz, in the Lorraine region, which has played in the French Ligue 1 for most of its history. ... The Coupe de la Ligue, the French League Cup is an elimination cup competition. ... Football Club de Metz is a French football team, playing in the town of Metz, in the Lorraine region, which has played in the French Ligue 1 for most of its history. ... Daniel Moreira (born August 8, 1977 in Maubeuge) is a French footballer who plays as a striker. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Arsenal F.C. (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) is a north London football team founded in 1886. ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ...


The next season, Daniel Leclercq was fired, but Lens will still reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup. François Brisson’s men were eliminated by Arsenal, but they had before beaten Kaiserslautern (4-1 win in Germany), Atlético Madrid and the Celta Vigo. For the 2002/2003 season, Joël Muller was named head coach. Lens finished second that season and qualified for its 2nd UEFA Champions League campaign. However, the club finished 8th the next two years. The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... Arsenal F.C. (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) is a north London football team founded in 1886. ... This article is about the city. ... Club Atlético de Madrid (often misspelled Athletico Madrid) is a Spanish football club based in Madrid who play in the Primera División of La Liga. ... Real Club Celta de Vigo are a Spanish football team from Vigo in Galicia. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...


Muller will be replace during his 4th season by Francis Gillot, who managed to qualify Lens for the Intertoto Cup, which was won, which meant qualification for the UEFA Cup. Francis Gillot, (born 9 February 1960, in Maubeuge, France) is a former football defender, currently managing RC Lens. ... The UEFA Intertoto Cup is a summer football competition for European clubs that have not qualified for one of the main UEFA competitions (the Champions League and the UEFA Cup). ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ...


During the 2006/2007, the Sang et Or finish the first part of the season 2nd, behind Lyon. But due to chaotic 2nd part, they only finished 5th. Olympique Lyonnais (popularly known as OL, or simply Lyon) is a French football club based in Lyon. ...


A few days later, Francis Gillot resigned, probably due to the fact that the club didn’t qualify for the UEFA Champions League. The 5th of June 2007, Guy Roux made his come back, which would only last 3 months, as he resigned during the game RC Strasbourg-RC Lens (lost 2-1). Francis Gillot, (born 9 February 1960, in Maubeuge, France) is a former football defender, currently managing RC Lens. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Guy Roux (born 18 October 1938) is a former French football player and manager known for being in charge of French side AJ Auxerre for the remarkable period of more than forty years and for leading the once humble amateur team to nation- and worldwide prominence. ... Racing Club de Strasbourg is a French football team, playing in the city of Strasbourg. ...


Jean-Pierre Papin took over, but Lens could make up no ground through the season, finishing 18th, 2 points behind Toulouse, and were relegated to Ligue 2 for next season. Lens finished the season with just 40 points, winning only 9 times in 38 matches. Strasbourg and Metz are also relegated. Jean-Pierre Papin (born November 5, 1963 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France) was a French football player. ...


Presidents

  • 1906-1907 : Jules J. Van den Weghe
  • 1907-1908 : Lotin
  • 1908-1912 : Jules J. Van den Weghe
  • 1912-1920 : Charles Douterlinghe
  • 1920-1923 : Marcel Pierron
  • 1923-1930 : Pierre Moglia
  • 1930-1933 : Renoult
  • 1933-1934 : Jules A. Van den Weghe
  • 1934-1957 : Louis Brossard
  • 1957-1959 : Vital Lerat
  • 1959-1968 : Albert Hus
  • 1968-1972 : René Houdart
  • 1972-1976 : Jean Bondoux
  • 1976-1979 : Jean-Pierre Defontaine
  • 1979-1986 : Jean Bondoux
  • 1986-1988 : Jean Honvault
  • Since 1988 : Gervais Martel

Managers

Former coaches include two ex France coaches: Gérard Houllier (1982-85) managed France between July 1992 and November 1993, and Roger Lemerre (second half of the 1996-97 season, then as assistant coach 1997-98), who managed France between July 1998 and July 2002. Gérard Houllier, OBE, (IPA: , born 3 September 1947, in Thérouanne, Pas-de-Calais, France) is a football manager. ... Roger Lemerre (born June 18, 1941 in Bricquebec, Manche) is a French football manager and former football player. ...

  • Flag of England Jack Harris (1934)
  • Flag of Belgium Robert De Veen (1934-1936)
  • Flag of Scotland John Galbraith (1936-1938)
  • Raymond François (1938)
  • Flag of Hungary Joszef Eisenhoffer (1938-1939)
  • Flag of Scotland John Galbraith (1939)
  • Richard Buisson (1939-1941)
  • Georges Beaucourt (1941-1942)
  • Flag of Austria Anton Marek (1942-1947)
  • Nicolas Hisbst (1948-1950)
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Ludvic Dupal (1950-1953)
  • Flag of Austria Anton Marek (1953-1956)
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Felix Witowski (1956-1958)
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Karel Michlowski (1956-1958)
  • Jules Bigot (1958-1962)
  • Élie Fruchart (1962-1969)
  • Arnold Sowinski (1970-1978)
  • Roger Lemerre (1978-1979)
  • Arnold Sowinski (1979-1981)
  • Jean Serafin (1981-1982)
  • Gérard Houllier (1982-1985)
  • Flag of Poland Joachim Marx (1985-1988)
  • Arnold Sowinski (1988)
  • Jean Parisseaux (1988-1989)
  • Philippe Redon (1989)
  • Marcel Husson (1989-1990)

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Current squad

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No. Position Player
1 Flag of Croatia GK Vedran Runje
2 Flag of Portugal DF Marco Ramos
5 Flag of Morocco MF Mounir Diane
6 Flag of Senegal MF Abdou Kader Mangane
7 MF Razak Boukari
8 FW Toifilou Maoulida
11 Flag of Algeria DF Nadir Belhadj
14 FW Kévin Monnet-Paquet
15 DF Fabien Laurenti
16 GK Ronan Le Crom
18 MF Olivier Monterrubio
21 Flag of Mali MF Sidi Yaya Keita
22 MF Jonathan Lacourt
No. Position Player
23 Flag of Serbia MF Nenad Kovačević
26 DF Yohan Demont
27 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire FW Aruna Dindane
28 MF Julien Sablé
40 GK Arnaud Brocard
41 Flag of Belgium FW David Pollet
DF Eric Chelle
DF Romain Sartre
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire FW Kanga Gauthier Akalé
MF Sébastien Roudet
MF Geoffrey Doumeng
Flag of Serbia MF Dejan Milovanovic

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The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Nadir Belhadj (born 18 June 1982 in Saint-Claude, France) is an Algerian professional football (soccer) player, currently with French club CS Sedan Ardennes. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about association football players. ... Kévin Monnet-Paquet is a French Footballer who currently plays as an attacker for RC Lens of Ligue 1. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Fabien Laurenti (born 1 June 1983 in Marseille) is a French professional football (soccer) defender, currently playing for RC Lens. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Born March 20, 1985 in Bamako (MALI) He plays for the national team. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Born August 17, 1986 in Avignon, France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Nenad Kovačević (Born November 11, 1980 in Kraljevo, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia), midfielder, is the Serbian football player currently playing for Red Star Belgrade. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Yohan Demont is a French player who currently play for the RC Lens Born in Valenciennes Mai 15, 1978. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... This article is about association football players. ... 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Transfers 2008-09

In

No. Position Player
DF Eric Chelle (from Valenciennes FC)
DF Romain Sartre (from CS Sedan)
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire FW Kanga Gauthier Akalé (loan return from Olympique de Marseille)
MF Geoffrey Doumeng (from Valenciennes FC)
MF Sébastien Roudet (from Valenciennes FC)
Flag of Serbia MF Dejan Milovanovic (from Red Star Belgrade)

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Out

No. Position Player
4 Flag of Mali DF Adama Coulibaly (€2m to AJ Auxerre)
DF Matthieu Fontaine (to Stade Reims)
3 Flag of Brazil DF Vitorino Hilton (€5m to Olympique Marseille)
9 DF Loïc Rémy (loan return to Olympique Lyonnais)
10 FW Éric Carrière (to Dijon FCO)
25 Flag of Serbia DF Milan Biševac (to Valenciennes FC)

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Players out on loan

No. Position Player
-- DF Grégory Vignal (at Southampton FC)
-- Flag of Tunisia FW Issam Jemâa (at SM Caen)
Flag of Morocco DF Adil Hermach (at K.S.V. Roeselare)
19 DF Lucien Aubey (at Portsmouth FC)
9 Flag of Belgium FW Luigi Pieroni (at Anderlecht)
29 FW Seïd Khiter (at LB Chateauroux)
33 Flag of Guinea FW Simon Feindouno (at FC Istres)

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Current Staff (2008-2009)

Name Position Date of Birth Place of Birth Nationality
Jean-Guy Wallemme Head Coach 1967-08-10 Maubeuge
Daniel Leclercq Technical Director 1949-09-04 Trith-St-Léger
Christophe Delmotte Assistant 1969-06-09 Comines
Michel Ettore Assistant (goal keepers) 1957-10-14 Amnéville

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Former great players

Three Lens players won the gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games: defender Didier Sénac, as well as strikers François Brisson and Daniel Xuereb who scored a goal apiece in France's triumph over Brazil 2-0 in the final at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in front of a 103,000 crowd. The Games of the XXIII Olympiad were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, United States. ... Didier Sénac (born October 2, 1958 in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis) is a former football defender from France, who obtained three international caps for the French national team during the early 1980s. ... François Brisson (born April 9, 1958 in Saintes, Charente-Maritime) is a former football striker from France, who obtained two international caps (no goals) for the French national team during the 1980s. ... Daniel Xuereb (born June 22, 1959 in Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhônes) is a former football striker from France, who earned eight international caps (one goal) for the French national team during the 1980s. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...


For a complete list of RC Lens players, see Category:RC Lens players


French Internationals

Name Position Caps with Lens Total Caps
1 Maryan Wisnieski Forward 33 33
2 Georges Lech Forward 16 35
3 Xercès Louis Midfielder 12 12
4 Didier Six Forward 11 52
5 Alou Diarra * Midfielder 11 12
6 Éric Carrière * Midfielder 11 10
7 Guillaume Bieganski Defender 5 9
8 Philippe Vercruysse Midfielder 4 12
9 Ladislas Siklo Midfielder 4 4
10 Tony Vairelles * Forward 3 8
11 Daniel Xuereb Forward 3 8
12 Pierre Laigle Midfielder 2 8
13 Daniel Moreira * Forward 2 3
14 Didier Sénac Defender 2 3
15 François Brisson Forward 2 2
16 Edmond Novicki Forward 2 2
17 Michel Stievenard 2 2
18 Frédéric Déhu * Défenseur 1 5
19 Farès Bousdira Midfielder 1 1
20 Paul Courtin Forward 1 1
21 Jean Desgranges 1 1
22 Raymond François Midfielder 1 1
23 Richard Krawczyk Midfielder 1 1
24 Marcel Ourdouillié Midfielder 1 1

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French players

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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Robert Budzynski is a former French footballer born in Calonne-Ricouart, who played as a defender, notably for France at FIFA World Cup 1966. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Eric Carrière is a French football player (born 24 May 1973 in Foix (Ariège)). He has been capped 10 times and scored five goals for the France national team. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Olivier Nicolás André Dacourt (born September 25, 1974 in Montreuil, France) is a professional football player who currently plays midfielder for Inter Milan in Italys Serie A. He has also played for Everton F.C., RC Lens, Leeds United and AS Roma. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Frédéric Déhu (born 24 October 1972 in Villeparisis) is a French football defender who currently, as of July 2006, plays for Levante UD in the Spanish La Liga. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wagneau Eloi (born September 11, 1973 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is Haitian international footballer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Francis Gillot, (born 9 February 1960, in Maubeuge, France) is a former football defender, currently managing RC Lens. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Valérien Ismaël (born September 28, 1975 in Strasbourg, France) is a French footballer who currently plays as a defender for Bayern Munich. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Yoann Lachor (born 17 January 1976 in Aire sur la Lys) is a French professional football (soccer) player, currently with CS Sedan Ardennes. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Pierre Laigle (born September 9, 1970 in Béthune, France) is a French football player who currently plays for AS Saint-Priest in the Championnat de France Amateurs. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Georges Lech (born June 2, 1945 in Billy-Montigny, France) is a French retired football player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Daniel Moreira (born August 8, 1977 in Maubeuge) is a French footballer who plays as a striker. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Didier Sénac (born October 2, 1958 in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis) is a former football defender from France, who obtained three international caps for the French national team during the early 1980s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Antoine Sibierski (born August 5, 1974 in Lille) is a French football player and model who currently plays for Wigan Athletic. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Didier Six (born August 21st, 1954 in Lille) is a French former footballer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tony Vairelles (born 10 April 1973 in Nancy) is a French football striker. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Philippe Vercruysse (born January 28, 1962 in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire) is a former football midfielder from France, who earned a total number of twelve international caps (one goal) for the French national team during the 1980s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jean-Guy Wallemme, born 10 August 1967) is a former French footballer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Guillaume Warmuz is a French goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Maryan Wisnieski (born 1 February 1937 in Calonne-Ricouart) is a former French footballer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Daniel Xuereb (born June 22, 1959 in Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhônes) is a former football striker from France, who earned eight international caps (one goal) for the French national team during the 1980s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

Foreign players

Image File history File links Flag_of_Benin. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Jacek Bąk (born March 24, 1973 in Lublin) is a Polish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... Jules Bocandé, (born 25 November 1958, in Ziguinchor, Senegal) is a former football Striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea. ... Aboubacar Sidiki Camara, more commonly known as Titi Camara (born November 17, 1972 in Conakry), is a Guinea football player who, as of 2005, is playing for Amiens SC. Camara was once a highly-touted prospect, spending time with Lens (1996-98), Olympique Marseille (1998-99), Liverpool (1999-2000), and... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... Ferdinand Coly (born September 10, 1973 in Dakar) is a Senegalese footballer, who currently plays for Parma in Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mali. ... Adama Coulibaly (born September 10, 1980 in Bamako) is a Malian football defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Aruna Dindane (born November 26, 1980 in Costa Marfil) is an Ivorian football (soccer) forward, who plays for Racing Club de Lens (in France). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... Papa Bouba Diop (born January 28, 1978 in Dakar) is a Senegalese footballer, who currently plays for the Senegal national football team, and for Portsmouth FC. He transferred to Portsmouth from Fulham on transfer deadline day, August 31st 2007. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... El Hadji Diouf (born 15 January 1981) is a Senegalese footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montenegro. ... Anto Drobnjak is a retired Montenegrin footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Marc-Vivien Foé Marc-Vivien Foé (May 1, 1975 – June 26, 2003) was a Cameroonian midfield football player, born in Nkolo, Centre Province, Cameroon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Esteban Oscar Fuertes (b December 26, 1972 Coronel Dorrego, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer currently playing for Colón de Santa Fe in the Argentine Primera. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Joseph-Désiré Job (born December 1, 1977 in Venissieux, Lyon) is a French-born Cameroonian footballer striker who is currently playing for French Ligue 1 side CS Sedan Ardennes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mali. ... Seydou Keita (1921–November 22, 2001) was a self-taught portrait photographer from Bamako, Mali. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Joachim Jerzy Marx (born 31 August 1944 in Gleiwitz, now Gliwice, Poland) is a former Polish football striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... François Omam-Biyik (born May 21, 1966 in Sakbayenne) is a former football player from Cameroon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Wilson Oruma (born December 30, 1976 in Warri) is a football midfielder from Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Algeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Venancio Ariel Ramos Villanueva (born June 20, 1959 in Artigas) is a retired football striker from Uruguay, who was nicknamed Chicharra during his professional career. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... Lamine Sakho (born September 28, 1977 in Dakar, Senegal) is a Senegalese football player who currently plays as a midfielder for Montpellier HSC in the French Second Division. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Robert Slater (born November 22, 1964 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England) is a former Australian football (soccer) player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Vladimír Šmicer (born May 24, 1973 in Děčín) is a Czech football (soccer) midfielder and forward, who currently plays for SK Slavia Praha in the Czech Gambrinus liga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Rigobert Bahanag Song (born July 1, 1976) is a Cameroonian football player who, as of 2007, is playing for Galatasaray. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Teitur Þórðarson (Teitur Thordarson) is a Icelandic football coach, currently coaching the Icelandic Premier League club KR Reykjavik. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... John Utaka (born 8 January 1982) is a Nigerian football player. ...

See also

The Derby du Nord (French for Northern Derby) is a football rivalry between RC Lens and Lille OSC, two of northern Frances best clubs. ...

References

  1. ^ Effectifs - Professionnels 2007/2008 (in French). RC Lens. Retrieved on 2008-04-10.

2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • (French) Official website
  • (French) Non-official website: Daily news, club history, interviews and photos, message board
  • (Polish) Polish site about Racing Club de Lens
  • (French) Non-official website: news, forum, stats, history
  • (English) Lens formations at football-lineups.com
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