Soyaux Charente

Founded in 1968, the Association Sportive Jeunesse Soyaux-Charente is one of the pioneers of the French women's football championship. The Blue and White first joined the elite of the championship in 1975, two seasons after the creation of Division 1. Over its history, ASJ Soyaux-Charente have won a championship title in 1984, as well as five vice-champion titles. The team has also reached the semi-finals of the Coupe de France on 4 occasions, each time defeated by Olympique Lyonnais.

In addition to its long history with Division 1, ASJ is recognised as one of the oldest training clubs in France, having seen players such as Corinne Diacre and Candie Herbert play.  

ASJ Soyaux Charente

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Previous encounters

Paris SG - ASJ Soyaux Charente

Last year, the Red and Blue had defeated ASJ in Charente on Division 1 matchday 3 with a score of 6 - 0. Marie-Antoinette Katoto's teammates had defeated them again 2-0 at home on Matchday 12.

This season in Division 1 Arkema, the Parisians had been facing ASJ Soyaux on the opening matchday. The Red and Blue had defeated them 7 - 0, with two goals from Katoto and Nadim. During the return match on February 9th, 2020, the parisians have defeated them once again 3 - 0, with goals from Nadim, Katoto and Geyoro.

Did you know?

June 13th, 2010. The ASJ Soyaux-Charente needs a win over the Montpellier Hérault Sporting Club to stay in Division 1. The Blue and White were defeated 3-0 and thus lost all hope of maintenance, experiencing its first relegation, ending a series of 35 consecutive seasons in the elite of the French league. The club will go back to Division 1 the following year, ending the season with the best attack and defence of the championship as well as an honorary title of vice-champion of France.

Player to watch

Laura Bourgouin

Born on September 27th, 1992, in Le Mans, Laura Bourgouin began her training at US Le Mans in 1999, before moving on to become a professional at MUC 72 in 2006. Evolving high up on the field as a striker or offensive midfielder, she joined ASJ Soyaux-Charente in the summer of 2013, recently promoted to Division 1. Selected to Team France B in April 2014, Laura Bourgouin played alongside with Marion Torrent, Kelly Gadea and Amel Majri.

ASJ Soyaux-Charente team against Paris Saint-Germain

Discover the official squad of ASJ Soyaux-Charente against Paris Saint-Germain during Division 1 matchday 1.

Léo Lagrange Stadium

Located in the heart of the Association Sportive Jeunesse Soyaux-Charente's sports complex, Léo Lagrange Stadium hosts the ASJ Division 1 and Coupe de France matches. The enclosure has a covered side stand.


10 avenue du Pétureau

16 800 Soyaux


Located on the eastern outskirts of Angoulême, Léo Lagrange Stadium is easily accessible by car from the D939, as well as by public transport via bus lines 5 and 66 to the Neruda stop.

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