F91 Dudelange

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Dudelange
Logo F91 Diddeleng.png
Full nameF91 Dudelange
Founded1991
GroundStade Jos Nosbaum,
Dudelange
Capacity2,558
ChairmanFlavio Becca
ManagerCarlos Fangueiro
LeagueLuxembourg National Division
2020–21National Division, 2nd
WebsiteClub website

F91 Dudelange, or F91 Diddeleng, (French: [ɛf katʁəvɛ̃.ɔ̃z dydlɑ̃ʒ]) is a Luxembourger professional football club based in Dudelange which plays in the Luxembourg National Division.

It was formed in 1991 as a merger between three teams in the city — Alliance Dudelange, Stade Dudelange and US Dudelange. Domestically, it has since won the National Division on 15 occasions and the Luxembourg Cup eight times.

F91 Dudelange qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, becoming the first club from the country to reach the group stage of a European competition. Dudelange also made the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage where they became the first team from Luxembourg to win a game in the group stage after a shock 4–3 victory over APOEL of Cyprus.[1]

History[edit]

Simplified illustration of origin of F91 Dudelange

It was formed in 1991 from the clubs Alliance Dudelange, Stade Dudelange, and US Dudelange. All three clubs had won the National Division or the Luxembourg Cup before, but each had fallen upon hard times, and the amalgamated club was expected to be more stable, in both a sporting and financial sense.

Turning the club into a title-challenging team took a while. Stade Dudelange and US Dudelange had been in Luxembourg's third tier (the 1. Division), whilst Alliance Dudelange was struggling to remain in the second league (the Division of Honour). The new club would take Alliance's place in the Division of Honour in the 1991–92 season.

F91 was promoted in its first season, and soon established itself as a competent top-flight team, not finishing outside the top half of the table until 1996–97. Towards the end of the 1990s, Dudelange gradually improved, and brought to an end Jeunesse Esch's era of dominance by storming to the 1999–00 league title by eleven points.

In 2004–05, Dudelange won the title and competed in the UEFA Champions League for the 2005–06 season. In the competition Dudelange became the first club in Luxembourg's history to reach the second qualifying round, after a remarkable victory over NK Zrinjski (they lost 0–1 at home in the first leg, in the second leg they scored a goal in the 3rd minute of stoppage time to equalize on aggregate, and then scored 3 more goals in extra time). However, Dudelange were easily beaten by Rapid Wien in the second qualifying round.

In the 2005–06 season, Dudelange completed the league and cup Double for the first time since the merger. They replicated this feat in the 2006–07 season, and won a fourth consecutive National Division title in 2007–08.

In the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, F91 Dudelange defeated Tre Penne 11–0 on aggregate, earning them an appointment with Austrian champion Red Bull Salzburg in the second round. They defeated Salzburg 1–0 in Luxemburg, and lost 3–4 in Salzburg, to win the tie on the away goal rule. For the first time in club history, Dudelange qualified for the third round of the competition, in which they were beaten 5–1 on aggregate by Maribor.

In 2013–14, Dudelange reclaimed the title with a 3–0 victory over Fola Esch on the final day of the season. This earned the club a spot in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.

In 2018, F91 Dudelange became the first Luxembourgish team to reach the group stage of a major European competition, after defeating CFR Cluj 5–2 on aggregate in the UEFA Europa League play-off round.[2] Due to Dudelange's apparent underdog status, daily newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor regarded CFR's elimination as "the biggest shame in the history of Romanian football".[3] Dudelange had also previously defeated Polish side Legia Warsaw in the third qualifying round. The men from the Grand Duchy were drawn into a 'Group of Death', containing European powerhouses Milan, Olympiakos and Spanish side Real Betis. The Luxembourgers did, however, managed to pick up a famous and hard-fought point, on the last matchday, when they drew 0–0 against Real Betis at the Stade Josy Barthel.[4]

In 2019, Dudelange qualified for the Europa League group stages for the second successive season after defeating FC Ararat-Armenia in the play-off round in a penalty shootout.

Dudelange fared much better in their second European group stage adventure, being drawn into a group with Europa League stalwarts Sevilla, Cypriot champions APOEL and Qarabağ of Azerbaijan.

On the first group stage matchday, on 19 September 2019, Dudelange became the first ever team from Luxembourg to win a game in a European group stage after beating APOEL 4–3 in Nicosia. Dudelange, whose coach Emilio Ferrera had resigned only two days prior, came back from a 3–2 deficit to defeat the Cypriots.[5]

After losing their next four group matches, Dudelange faced Qarabag on the last matchday in Baku where they came within two minutes of recording another famous win, before the Azeri side equalised in injury time, thus the men from Luxembourg finished bottom of the group with a respectable 4 points.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

Cups[edit]

European record[edit]

Overview[edit]

As of 8 August 2019
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 38 7 7 24 44 73
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 28 8 5 15 28 52
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 4 0 0 4 3 19
TOTAL 70 15 12 43 75 144

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1993–94 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Israel Maccabi Haifa 0–1 1–6 1–7
1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Hungary Ferencváros 1–6 1–6 2–12
1999–00 UEFA Cup QR Croatia Hajduk Split 1–1 0–5 1–6
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1Q Bulgaria Levski Sofia 0–4 0–2 0–6
2001–02 UEFA Champions League 1Q Latvia Skonto FC 1–6 1–0 2–6
2002–03 UEFA Champions League 1Q North Macedonia FK Vardar 1–1 0–3 1–4
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Slovakia Artmedia Petrzalka 0–1 0–1 0–2
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Lithuania FK Ekranas 1–2 0–1 1–3
2005–06 UEFA Champions League 1Q Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 0–1 4–0[A] 4–1
2Q Austria Rapid Wien 1–6 2–3 3–9
2006–07 UEFA Champions League 1Q North Macedonia FK Rabotnički 0–1 0–0 0–1
2007–08 UEFA Champions League 1Q Slovakia MŠK Žilina 1–2 4–5 5–7
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q Slovenia Domžale 0–1 0–2 0–3
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 2Q Latvia Ventspils 1–3 0–3 1–6
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 1Q Denmark Randers FC 2–1 1–6 3–7
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 1Q Andorra FC Santa Coloma 2–0 2–0 4–0
2Q Slovenia Maribor 1–3 0–2 1–5
2012–13 UEFA Champions League 1Q San Marino Tre Penne 7–0 4–0 11–0
2Q Austria Red Bull Salzburg 1–0 3–4 4–4 (a)
3Q Slovenia Maribor 0–1 1–4 1–5
UEFA Europa League PO Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–3 0–4 1–7
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Moldova Milsami Orhei 0–0 0–1 0–1
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 0–4 1–1 1–5
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Republic of Ireland University College Dublin 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 2Q Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1–1 0–2 1–3
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 2Q Cyprus APOEL 0–1 0–1 0–2
2018–19 UEFA Champions League 1Q Hungary MOL Vidi 1–1 1–2 2–3
UEFA Europa League 2Q Kosovo Drita 2–1 1–1 3–2
3Q Poland Legia Warsaw 2–2 2–1 4–3
PO Romania CFR Cluj 2–0 3–2 5–2
Group F Greece Olympiakos 0–2 1–5 4th
Italy Milan 0–1 2–5
Spain Betis 0–0 0–3
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1Q Malta Valletta 2–2 1−1 3–3 (a)
UEFA Europa League 2Q North Macedonia Shkëndija 1–1 2−1 3–2
3Q Estonia Nõmme Kalju 3−1 1−0 4–1
PO Armenia Ararat-Armenia 2–1 1−2 3–3 (p)
Group A Spain Sevilla 2–5 0−3 4th
Cyprus APOEL 0−2 4−3
Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1−4 1–1
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 2Q Republic of Ireland Bohemians 0–1 0–3 0–4

Notes[edit]

  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round
  • A ^ After extra time.

Current squad[edit]

As of 6 August 2020 [6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Luxembourg LUX Tim Kips
2 DF Luxembourg LUX Noé Ewert
3 DF France FRA Kevin Van Den Kerkhof
4 DF Belgium BEL Kobe Cools (captain)
5 DF France FRA Jules Diouf
6 MF Luxembourg LUX Vova
7 MF Luxembourg LUX Ryan Klapp
8 MF Croatia CRO Filip Bojic
9 FW Luxembourg LUX Edvin Muratović
10 MF Luxembourg LUX Edis Agovic
11 FW Portugal POR Bertino
13 GK Luxembourg LUX Enzo Esposito
15 DF Luxembourg LUX Ricardo Delgado
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF Belgium BEL Charles Morren
18 FW Luxembourg LUX Magnus Hansen
19 FW Morocco MAR Mohcine Nader
20 DF Luxembourg LUX Dylan Martins
22 MF Germany GER Mario Pokar
24 DF France FRA Mehdi Kirch
27 FW France FRA Adel Bettaieb
28 MF Luxembourg LUX Ian Fialho Santos
29 MF France FRA Rayane Medjkoune
33 DF Luxembourg LUX Chris Stumpf
44 DF Luxembourg LUX Delvin Skenderovic
77 GK Luxembourg LUX Tony Conti
95 FW France FRA Jordann Yéyé

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mollereau, Julien (19 September 2019). "Victoire 3-4 à Nicosie : Le F91 gagne le match le plus fou de l'histoire du foot luxembourgeois" (in French). Le Quotidien.
  2. ^ UEFA.com. "UEFA Europa League - CFR Cluj-Dudelange". UEFA.com. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  3. ^ "CFR CLUJ - DUDELANGE 2-3 // 5 motive pentru care "dubla" CFR - Dudelange este cea mai mare rușine din istoria fotbalului românesc" [CFR CLUJ - DUDELANGE 2-3 // 5 reasons why the CFR - Dudelange "double" is the biggest shame in the history of Romanian football]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 31 August 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.footballdatabase.eu/en/match/summary/1780934-dudelange-betis_seville. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Hippert, Franky (17 September 2019). "F91 Dudelange trainer Emilio Ferrera steps down". RTL Sport.
  6. ^ https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2020/clubs/club=59028/index.html

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