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Amiens Sporting Club

Founded in 1901 as Amiens Athletic Club, the club were renamed Sporting Club d’Amiens on their merger with Amiens Sport, another club from the city, in 1961. They took on their current name in 1989, when they adopted a logo inspired by the city’s coat of arms, which features two unicorns. The mythical animal is a symbol of Amiens and also gives its French name to the club’s home ground, the Stade de la Licorne.

The decision to appoint Christophe Pélissier as head coach in summer 2015 has proved to be a wise one. In 2016/17, after spending more than 50 years yo-yoing between Division 2 and the amateur leagues, Amiens SC won promotion to Ligue 1 Conforama for the first time in their history. In their first season in the French top flight, Les Amiénois finished a creditable 13th place, thanks in no small part to their defence, one of the tightest in the country.

On June 19th, 2019, le club announced through a press release the appointment of Luka Elsner as the new coach of the first team. The Slovenian technician was previously on the bench of Union Saint-Gilloise, in Belgium.

Amiens Sporting Club

  • LIGUE 1 Conforama
    Day 19
    Saturday, December 21st
    Parc des Princes
    Date to be confirmed
    PARIS Saint-Germain Amiens SC
    PARIS Saint-Germain
    Amiens SC
  • LIGUE 1 Conforama
    Day 25
    Saturday, February 15th
    Stade de la Licorne
    Date to be confirmed
    Amiens SC PARIS Saint-Germain
    Amiens SC
    PARIS Saint-Germain

Previous encounters

Paris SG - Amiens SC

The two sides have faced off only four times in total, all in recent years, with Paris Saint-Germain winning three of those matches and drawing the other. This season, the Red and Blue will be receiving Amiens Sporting Club at Parc des Princes during the week-end of December 21st - 22nd. Kylian Mbappé's teammates will be going to Picardie during week-end of February 15th - 16th.

Did you know?

Amiens SC’s historic promotion to Ligue 1 Conforama for the 2017/18 season was the culmination of a stunning rise through the French leagues, one that saw the club promoted three times in a row between 2015 and 2017, from National to Ligue 2 Dominos and then the top flight Ligue 1 Conforama. Pélissier was in charge for all three of those campaigns.

Player to watch

Thomas Monconduit
10/02/1991
Midfielder

Starting out as a left-sided defender, Thomas Monconduit learned his trade at AJ Auxerre, alongside players of the calibre of Yaya Sanogo and Willy Boly. In June 2015, having spent a whole season without a club, the midfielder signed for Amiens SC, when the club was still in the National, the French third tier. Monconduit then helped his side achieve successive promotions to Ligue 2 Dominos and then Ligue 1 Conforama. Appointed club captain by Pélissier for the 2016/17 season, he recently signed a contract extension that runs up to 2021.

Amiens Sporting Club travel to Parc des Princes

Amiens Sporting Club official squad for the travel to Parc des Princes as part of Ligue 1 Conforama matchday 10!

Gurtner, Krafth, Adenon, Dibassy, Gouano, Monconduit, Gnahoré, Ghoddos, El Hajjam, Ganso, Otero

Stade Crédit Agricole La Licorne

Opened on 24 July 1999 for the season-opening Trophée des Champions match between FC Nantes and Girondins de Bordeaux, the Stade de la Licorne has been Amiens SC’s home ground ever since. The all-seater stadium has a capacity of 12,000 and recorded its highest attendance when Amiens SC hosted Paris Saint-Germain in a Coupe de France semi-final on 6 May 2008. Coached by Paul Le Guen at the time, the visitors won 1-0 thanks to a Yannick Boli goal. On 17 July 2018, the club signed a naming agreement that led to the stadium being renamed the Stade Crédit Agricole La Licorne.

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25 rue du Chapitre

80 016 Amiens

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The stadium is easily accessible thanks to a 1,600-space car park situated nearby. It also lies close to the city’s Saint-Roch railway station. 

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