Full name: En Avant de Guingamp
Nickname(s): Les Paysans, War-raok Gwengamp
Ground: Le Stade du Roudourou
- Capacity: 80 000
Owner: Claude Pérard
Manager: Allana Sargent
League: First Division
2059-60: First Division, 4th place
UICA Ranking: 89th (▲)
Academy Rating: 5 stars
Website: Club homepage
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En Avant de Guingamp (more commonly known as Guingamp) is a Kernansquillecan football club, based in the city of Guingamp, who compete in the First Division.
Guingamp's home ground in the 80 000 capacity Stade du Roudourou, located on the outskirts of the city. It was rebuilt in 2033 after being mostly destroyed by an airstrike in 2021.
The club has a long standing rivalry with neighbors La Chapelle-Neuve.
War-raok Gwengamp have been a force to reckon with since the start of the new professional KERFA-run First Division, winning three titles on the trot. Guingamp also reached the National Cup final twice, losing to Rennes both times.
En Avant de Guingamp was founded as an amateur football team in 1812. Like most Kernansquillecan sides they didn't turn fully professional until the 2056-57 season.
Since turning professional the side have blossomed, winning the first three First Division titles on the bounce, qualifying for the UICA's Champions' Cup in the process.
Their best UICA performance came in the 2059-60 season where they reached the group stage of Champions' Cup 55.
Goalkeepers: Liselotte D'Aramitz (33, F); Nell Snelling (18, M); Estelle O'Hanegan (21, F)
Defenders: Julian Yegos (31, M); Candi Winter (28, F); Stuart Kellah (27, M); Vasilica Quincey (23, F); Luz Sarto (31, M); Oiva De Campo (32, M); Danniel Gruffydd (23, M)
Defensive Midfielders: Michaela Vipond (30, F); Miroslav Germain (25, M); Fiachna Corey (22, F); Diarmaid Portelli (33, M)
Offensive Midfielders: Seòsaidh Bailey (25, M); Kéziah Carrac (20, F); Adélaïde Noupen** © (25, F); Jack Sommer (29, M); Melania Irving (27, F); Anselma Hauer (31, F)
Forwards: Peter Lilac** (23, M); Marie Stainthorpe (31, F); Demeter Augustine (32, M)
Starters in bold; subs in italics; foreign players marked with *; star players marked with **.
Age and sex in brackets.
Order: right, left, center
Manager: Allana Sargent (52, F)
Assistant Manager: Yvon Schmitt (55, M)
Youth Team Coach: Stephania Rodriguez (48, F)
Youth Team Assistant Coach: Roberto Albani (35, M)
The stadium is linked to the center of town thanks to an underground metro line. The stadium's stop is simply called "Roudourou" and it takes about 10 minutes to reach it from the center of town, though this is usually longer on match days.
The stadium has a capacity of 80 000 which includes 65 000 seated and 15 000 standing. A section of 5 000 seats is reserved for away fans. All seats are in the club's colors: red and black.
Guingamp's home ground was mostly destroyed during the Great War after an airstrike hit the stadium that was housing an estimated 3 000 refugees at the time. 863 of them were killed and a memorial stands outside the ground in their honor.
The ground was fully rebuilt with state of the art facilities, including a UICA regulation sized grass pitch, in 2033 on the same spot as the original grounds, with the capacity being extended to 80 000.
The Guingamp Derby is the name given to the clash between the two professional teams that are based in the city of Guingamp: En Avant de Guingamp and La Chapelle-Neuve.
The two sides have yet to meet since the end of the Great War.
CC 53 First Preliminary Round
CC 54 Third Preliminary Round
CC 55 Group Stage
Qualified for GC 53
(KERFA Coefficient shows rank at the start of the season in question. UICA Coefficient shows rank at the end of the season in question.)
First Division Champions: 3 times (2056-57, 2057-58, 2058-59)
National Cup Runners-Up: 2 times (2058-59, 2059-60)
Peter Lilac and club captain Adélaïde Noupen are the two most famous Guingampais of the modern era, with the partnership proving deadly to many defenses whom have come up against Guingamp but also Kernansquillec, the two helping the Under 21s to finish 3rd at the 31st Di Bradini Cup.
Manager Allana Sargent is also now part of the club's history after seeing her side win three league titles on the trot.
(KERFA ranking for the 2059-60 season. UICA ranking for the 2059-60 season.)