Stade Lavallois

Stade Lavallois Mayenne Football Club (French pronunciation: ​[stɑd lavalwa majɛn]), also referred to as Stade Laval or simply Laval, is a French association football club based in Laval in western France. The club was formed on 17 July 1902 and currently play in the Championnat National, the third level of French football. Laval plays its home matches at the Stade Francis Le Basser located in the city.

History

The club was founded in 1902 by Joseph Germain, a passionate supporter of the sport of football. Emile Sinoir was installed as the club's first president. At that time, players were supplied with red tops and black shorts and matches were played at Senelle, a district of Laval. Laval's first official match was against nearby Rennes. In 1903, the club participated in the Breton championship for the first time, and the red and black strip was changed for a green and white combination. In 1918, the kit colour was changed again, to a bright orange strip. In 1930, the club began playing at the Stade Jean Yvinec, named in honour of a former player who died at the age of 26. By 1931, Laval had risen to the Division d'Honneur, the sixth level of French football. The club continued to rotate between the amateur leagues before finally winning the Division d'Honneur in 1964, which propelled the club to the Championnat de France amateur, France's highest division of amateur football.

The following season, Laval surprisingly won the league in its debut season. With the club heightening its ambitions, new aspirations came about and Laval named former club player and Breton Michel Le Milinaire manager. He was assisted by Henri Bisson. Together, the two made Laval into one of the best clubs in France. In 1976, Laval reached the top division of French football, thus becoming a professional team for the first time in the club's history. Despite being classed as outsiders, the club managed to stay in the top-flight division, even qualifying for the UEFA Cup in 1983 after finishing a commendable fifth in the league.

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Stade Lavallois

team squad

goalkeepers
Maxime Hautbois
1
Maxime Hautbois
AS
16
Alexis Sauvage
TC
40
Théo Chatelain
defenders
KP
2
Kevin Perrot
BG
7
Bryan Gonçalves
YB
12
Yasser Baldé
Maxence Carlier
13
Maxence Carlier
BE
17
Baptiste Etcheverria
RD
18
Rémy Duterte
YA
19
Yazid Aït Moujane
PC
22
Pierrick Cros
Edson Seidou
25
Edson Seidou
midfielders
Jimmy Roye
4
Jimmy Roye
JM
5
Julien Maggiotti
RF
6
Ryan Ferhaoui
AD
8
Atila De Reis Fontinha
Randi Goteni
21
Randi Goteni
Jordan Adeoti
27
Jordan Adeoti
forwards
GD
9
Geoffray Durbant
YB
10
Yohan Brun
KN
11
Kader N'chobi
SD
20
Sébastien Da Silva
LE
23
Ludéric Etonde