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LOSC Lille Association

Lille Olympique Sporting Club, or LOSC, was established on September 23rd, 1944, following a merger between two Lille-based football clubs, Sporting Club Fivois and Olympique Lillois, the latter side having claimed the first-ever French League title in 1933. Subsequently, the club would enjoy two successful periods in distinct eras: the first came in the aftermath of World War II, when they secured two league titles and won the Coupe de France five times between 1946 and 1955. In the years that followed, Les Dogues, beset by financial problems, went through difficult times, suffering relegation to the second division on several occasions and even losing their professional status in 1969. In 1999, the club was privatised and began experiencing success once more, starting with a Ligue 2 Championship in 2000.

Since that promotion, Lille have been a mainstay of the Ligue 1 Conforama, winning a league-and-cup double in season 2010/11 and qualifying regularly for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

In 2017, Christophe Galtier took charge of team affairs, while entrepreneur Gérard Lopez became the club’s majority owner. At the end of a very promising 2018-19 season, second behind Paris Saint-Germain, LOSC have succeeded in qualifying in the UEFA Champions League. They were able to count on their impressive attack composed of Bamba - Ikoné - Pépé, as well as their master of play Thiago Mendes, and the solidity of José Fonte and Mike Maignan.

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Previous encounters

Paris SG - LOSC Lille

On Friday, November 22nd, 2019, Thomas Tuchel’s men have been receiving the Dogues at Parc des Princes as part of Ligue 1 Conforama matchday 14.  The Parisians have won 2-0 with goals from Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria. The Red and Blue have defeated them once again 2 - 0 at Pierre Mauroy Stadium, with two goals from Neymar JR. The Brazilian took the opportunity to pay tribute to NBA star Kobe Bryant, who passed away earlier in the evening, by representing the number 24, one of his famous jerseys number.

Did you know?

Lille are the only French club to have defeated AC Milan at the San Siro: on 2 December 2006, Les Dogues pulled off a remarkable 2-0 win courtesy of goals from Kader Keita and Peter Odemwingie. That landmark victory enabled Lille to advance to the last 16 of the Champions League for the very first time.

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Jonathan Bamba
26/03/1996
Forward

Born on March 26th, 1996, in Alforville, Jonathan Bamba began his career at ASSE in 2014. In his first season with les Verts, he played in the quarter-finals of the League Cup against Paris Saint-Germain on January 25th, 2015. At the end of the 2017/18 season, he joined LOSC and demonstrated his attacking skills by scoring 14 goals, the team's second highest scorer, just behind Nicolas Pépé. International with Les Bleus since 2011, he plays for the French U-21 team with which he reached the semi-finals at the 2019 European Championship in Armenia.

 

LOSC official squad against Paris Saint-Germain

Friday, November 22th, 2019 - LOSC official squad for their travel to Parc des Princes as part of Ligue 1 Conforama matchday 14!

Maignan, Celik, Djalo, Fonte, Gabriel, Mandava, André, Soumaré, Xeka, Ikone, Araujo.

Stade Pierre Mauroy

Stade Pierre-Mauroy is unique in that it is the only French stadium with a completely retractable roof. A hybrid, multifunctional stadium with a capacity of 48,203, it has provided the stage for major sporting competitions such as EuroBasket 2015 and UEFA EURO 2016, and high-profile cultural events like the North Summer Festival. The arena was officially opened on 17 August 2012 with a match against Nancy.

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261 Boulevard de Tournai

59 650 Villeneuve-d’Ascq 

INFOS PRATIQUES

As far as public transport is concerned, two bus lines and two metro lines stop at the stadium, particularly the yellow line (Villeneuve-d’Ascq Hôtel de Ville stop). You can also make your way to the stadium by bicycle; there are 200 bike parking berths available, as well as 15 kilometres of bike paths in the surrounding area. There are also several car parks within the vicinity of the stadium.

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