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Where does Valenciennes Football Club play their home games?

Where does Valenciennes Football Club play their home games?

The club was founded in 1913 and currently play in Ligue 2, the second tier of French football. Valenciennes plays its home matches at the recently built Stade du Hainaut located within the city. Valenciennes was founded under the name Union Sportive de Valenciennes Anzin (USVA).

Where is the town of Valenciennes in France?

Valenciennes ( /ˌvælɒ̃ˈsjɛn/, also UK: /ˌvælənsiˈɛn/, US: /-nz, vəˌlɛnsiˈɛn(z)/, French: [valɑ̃sjɛn] (listen); Dutch: Valencijn; Picard: Valincyinne; Latin: Valentianae) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It lies on the Scheldt ( French: Escaut) river.

When was the first Coupe de France won by Valenciennes?

Valenciennes has also won the Championnat National and the Championnat de France amateur in 2005 and 1998, respectively. In 1951, the club made its first and only appearance in a Coupe de France final.

When did Valenciennes FC join the Second Division?

Valenciennes, under the leadership of president M. Le Mithouard, achieved professionalism in 1933 and were inserted into the second division. The club, subsequently, became a founding member of the second division of French football. In the second division’s inaugural season, Valenciennes finished in 7th place in its group.

How many seasons has Valenciennes played in Ligue 1?

The club spent over 80 years playing under the name before switching to its current name. Valenciennes has spent an equal amount of time playing in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 having played 40 seasons in the first division and 36 seasons in the second division. The club has never won the first division, but has won Ligue 2 on two occasions.

When did Valenciennes reach the Coupe Drago final?

In 1959, Valenciennes reached the final of the Coupe Drago, but were defeated 3–2 in extra time by Lens at the Parc des Princes. In the 1959–60 season, Valenciennes achieved its best finish in Division 1 after finishing 8th in the table.

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