Angers

Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest, commonly referred to as Angers SCO or simply Angers (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʒe]), is a French professional football club based in Angers in Pays de la Loire in western France. The club was founded in 1919 and plays in Ligue 1, the first division of Football in France, having achieved promotion to the league in 2015 after 21 years. It plays its home matches at the Stade Raymond Kopa. The club has played 23 seasons in the Ligue 1.

History

The team was founded in 1919, the same year the FFF was founded.

During the team's history, it has bounced between the top two tiers on multiple occasions. However, it did spend time in the third tier on several occasions; the 2006–07 season was its last season in the third tier.

The first season that Angers debuted in the French second division was in 1945. During this season, Angers SCO was placed in the North group; at that time, the second division was split into two groups, the North and South. Angers finished third, being seven points short of Stade Francais, which was promoted to the first division.

In the 2014–15 Ligue 2 season, the team achieved promotion after a long time being in the lower division.

During the 2015–16 Ligue 1 season, SCO placed ninth in the final standings. In its opening league match against Montpellier HSC, Angers won the match 2–0.

On May 28, 2017, Angers played in the 2017 Coupe de France final against Paris Saint-Germain. Angers lost the match 1–0 courtesy of 91st minute own goal. At the end of the 2017–18 Ligue 1 season, Angers finished 14th on the table and Cameroon striker Karl Toko Ekambi finished with an impressive 17 goals in the competition.

In the 2018–19 Ligue 1 season, Angers finished in a respectable 13th position on the table.

On 8 June 2020, Angers broke their own transfer fee record by signing Paul Bernardoni from Bordeaux, in a deal worth 8 million euros.

On 30 April 2021 Angers, along with Paris FC, were handed a transfer ban by FIFA for violation of regulations regarding relay transfers in August 2020. The ban was effective for the summer 2021 transfer window.

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Angers
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20:11, 21 Nov
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22:57, 31 Oct
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18:53, 31 Oct
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20:36, 22 Oct
Chaos at Saint-Etienne as flares on pitch and riot police guard changing rooms
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13:03, 18 Oct
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21:02, 15 Oct
Messi watches on as Mbappe scores controversial VAR penalty to save PSG
Messi watches on as Mbappe scores controversial VAR penalty to save PSG
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15:00, 15 Oct
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11:40, 14 Oct
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mirror.co.uk
21:30, 01 Oct
Jurgen Klopp makes admission about relationship with Man City boss Pep Guardiola
It is one of the great, supremely intense managerial rivalries in football history. But Jurgen Klopp says there is one key difference between his epic bouts with Pep Guardiola and the other battle of the bosses which have detonated the Premier League...he actually likes his adversary! The two go head to head once more this weekend when Manchester City visit Anfield, with a remarkable record of nine wins each - and three draws - since they first locked horns in Germany back in 2013.
goal.com
23:10, 30 Sep
Marseille involved in violent Galatasaray clash that briefly halts Europa League game
The Ligue 1 club has endured fan incidents on a regular basis this year
goal.com
15:59, 26 Sep
Simon scores as Nantes lose to Ekitike's Reims
The Super Eagles winger opened his season for the Yellow House in Sunday's defeat to the Red and Whites
sportsmole.co.uk
00:07, 25 Sep
Preview: Troyes vs. Angers - prediction, team news, lineups
Troyes will face Angers in Ligue 1 on Sunday with the hosts searching for their second win of the season.
sportsmole.co.uk
11:22, 24 Sep
Preview: Marseille vs. Lens - prediction, team news, lineups
Marseille and Lens will both endeavour to return to winning ways in Ligue 1 with a mouthwatering showdown at the Orange Velodrome on Sunday evening.
talksport.com
14:09, 23 Sep
Ugly scenes in Ligue 1 as Marseille draw with Angers is marred by fan violence
Violence amongst supporters in France continued as Marseille and Angers' match in Ligue 1 is overshadowed by trouble in the stands.
goal.com
22:36, 22 Sep
Ligue 1 suffers more crowd trouble as pitch invasion mars Angers vs Marseille
The incident is the latest in the French top flight with the league having experienced several cases of disorder in recent weeks
sportsmole.co.uk
22:49, 20 Sep
Preview: Lyon vs. Troyes - prediction, team news, lineups
Lyon welcome Troyes to Parc Olympique Lyonnais for the seventh round of Ligue 1 fixtures on Wednesday for what is, as things stand, a mid-table clash.
sportsmole.co.uk
19:34, 20 Sep
Preview: Nantes vs. Brest - prediction, team news, lineups
Nantes face Brest on Wednesday in Ligue 1 and the hosts will be looking to build on an impressive 4-1 victory over Angers at the weekend, that helped them rise to 10th position.
sportsmole.co.uk
11:19, 20 Sep
Preview: Angers vs. Marseille - prediction, team news, lineups
Marseille aim to continue their undefeated start to the season on Wednesday when they travel to the Raymond Kopa Stadium to face Angers, who have also kickstarted the new campaign well.
goal.com
17:32, 19 Sep
Ligue 1 wrap: Senegal's Dieng and Morocco's Harit on target as Marseille claim victory against Rennes
The African stars found the back of the net in the second half as they also registered a clean sheet on home turf in the pick of Sunday's matches
sportsmole.co.uk
17:22, 17 Sep
Preview: Angers vs. Nantes - prediction, team news, lineups
Angers will host Nantes in Ligue 1 on Sunday looking to continue their impressive start to the Ligue 1 campaign, which sees them occupying second place before matchday six begins.
sportsmole.co.uk
09:30, 16 Sep
Preview: Lens vs. Lille - prediction, team news, lineups
Lille travel to the Stade Bollaert-Delelis to face Lens on Saturday afternoon in the sixth round of games of this developing Ligue 1 season.
sportsmole.co.uk
12:33, 15 Sep
Preview: Strasbourg vs. Metz - prediction, team news, lineups
Strasbourg welcome Metz to the Stade de la Meinau on Friday evening as the sixth round of games in the developing Ligue 1 season kicks off.
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17:53, 14 Sep
Preview: Rennes vs. Tottenham Hotspur - prediction, team news, lineups
Rennes and Tottenham Hotspur will both aim to bounce back from demoralising league defeats at the weekend when they do battle in Europa Conference League Group G on Thursday evening.