Paris vs Dijon

DFCO in short

Founded in 1998 following the merger of Dijon Football Club and Cercle Football Dijonnais, Dijon Football Côte-d'Or has been chaired by Olivier Delcourt since 2012.

In 2002, after his time at Saint-Etienne, Rudy Garcia took over the reins of the team, which went from amateur to professional status within just two years. In the 2015-16 season, the DFCO had its best season in Ligue 2 BKT since the club's creation. The Dijon team finished second in the league with only 6 defeats, which meant a move up to Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

On June 20th, 2019, the club announced via a press conference the name of its new coach in the person of Stéphane Jobard, former assistant to Olivier Dall'Oglio and member of the staff of Rudi Garcia last season. In April 2020, the club made official the arrival of Peguy Luyindula as its new sporting director, constituting a new challenge for this former player who played for Paris Saint-Germain between 2007 and 2012.

One of the most recent clubs in Ligue 1 Uber Eats

The encounters

10 matchs joués

9
Won
0
Drawn
1
Lost
D27 - L1 19/20
February 29th, 2020
4-0
Round of 8 - 19/20 French Cup
February 12th, 2020
1-6
D11 - L1 19/20
November 1st, 2019
1-2

The Parisians against Dijon

In the quarter-finals of the 2018-19 French Cup, the Red and Blue won 3-0, thanks to goals from Di Maria and Meunier.

On November 1st, 2019, Dijon hosted the Parisians at Gaston Gérard. Despite Kylian Mbappé opening goal in the first half, the Parisians failed to win, final score 2-1. In the return match on February 29th, 2020, the Parisians won 4-0 thanks to goals from Sarabia, Icardi and two goals from Kylian Mbappé.

Following the draw on January 30th, 2020, the two teams met in the quarter-finals of the French Cup on February 12th, 2020, at Gaston Gérard. The Red and Blue won by a score of 6 goals to 1, with goals from Mbappé, Silva and Sarabia.

On January 17th, 2018, the Parisians won 8-0 against Dijon FCO, including four goals from Neymar JR.

Players to follow

Duel

Neymar Jr

Forward 05/02/1992
On January 17th, 2018, Neymar Jr. scored his first four-goal in Ligue 1 Uber Eats against Dijon FCO. With a sublime curling free-kick, a left-footed cross-shot, a slaloming run that only he knew how to do, and a penalty, the Brazilian illuminated the night with his talent. He also delivered two assists and was awarded a prestigious 10 in the newspaper l'Equipe. Captain of the Brazilian national team since 2014, he won the Confederations Cup in 2013, as well as the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. He finished 3rd in the Ballon d'Or in 2015 and 2017.
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Julio Tavares

Striker 19/11/1988
Born on November 19th, 1988, in Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde, Julio Tavares has been a member of the Dijon team since 2012, a major player in the club's move to Ligue 1 Uber Eats in June 2016. Later, he became the top scorer of the club by scoring the winning goal (1-0) against FC Nantes. In the 2018-19 season, he managed to launch his team perfectly in the championship by scoring a goal in the first match against Montpellier and then two goals in the second match against FC Nantes. As a Cape Verdean international, he took part in his first Africa Cup of Nations in 2013, a competition during which his team reached the quarter-finals.

Gaston-Gérard Stadium

The Parc des Sports was inaugurated in 1934, it is now named after the former deputy mayor of Dijon Gaston-Gérard. Situated in the Montmuzard district, the stadium is mainly used for Dijon FCO matches. Its capacity is 15,459 seats, the attendance record was beaten on October 15th, 2017, with the reception of Paris Saint-Germain, 15,160 spectators were present. Both the city of Dijon and the Gaston-Gérard Stadium were able to host many events, including the athletics meeting where the famous pole vaulter Sergueï Bubka achieved his personal best. Bob Marley also gave a previously unpublished concert on June 4th, 1980.

Place Gaston-Gérard
21 000 Dijon
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Practical information
Located in the Montmuzard district, the Gaston Gérard stadium is served by the city's public transport network, in particular the T1 tram at the Parc des Sports stop, as well as by a shuttle system dedicated to the Dijon FCO. StadiGO, 5 shuttle lines criss-cross the Burgundy Franche-Comté region to allow fans to get to the stadium. Four free park and ride facilities are also located near the stadium.