FC Progrès Niederkorn

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Progrès Niederkorn
File:FC Progrès Niedercorn.png
Full name Football Club Progrès
Founded 1919
Ground Stade Jos Haupert, Niederkorn
Ground Capacity 4,830
Chairman Luxembourg Marcel Bossi
Manager Luxembourg Olivier Ciancanelli
League Luxembourg National Division
2014–15 4th

Football Club Progrès Niederkorn is a football club, based in Niederkorn, in south-western Luxembourg.


During the German occupation of Luxembourg, the club played in the Gauliga Moselland under the name of FK Niederkorn, where it finished runners-up in 1942–43, behind champions TuS Neuendorf.

Three times domestic league winners, the club's most successful years were arguably in the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s. They have not won any major silverware since their 1981 league title.

In the 2005–06 season, Niedercorn finished second in Luxembourg's second division, the Division of Honour. As the top league, the National Division, is expanding from twelve teams to fourteen, Niedercorn was promoted along with Differdange 03.


Winners (3): 1952–53, 1977–78, 1980–81
Runners-up (5): 1931–32, 1936–37, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1981–82
Winners (4): 1932–33, 1944–45, 1976–77, 1977–78
Runners-up (3): 1945–46, 1955–56, 1979–80

European competition

The club has never won a game in European competition. Niedercorn's only managed two draws (and only one goal), the first was against Glentoran in the 1981–82 European Cup, where they drew 1–1; the second was against Shamrock Rovers in the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.

Record by competition

Competition Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
European Cup / UEFA Champions League 4 0 1 3 1 17
UEFA Cup / Europa League 6 0 1 5 0 13
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup / European Cup Winners' Cup 2 0 0 2 0 10
Overall 12 0 2 10 1 40


Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1977–78 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Denmark Vejle Boldklub 0–1 0–9 0–10
1978–79 European Cup 1R Spain Real Madrid 0–7 0–5 0–12
1979–80 UEFA Cup 1R Switzerland Grasshopper Club Zürich 0–2 0–4 0–6
1981–82 European Cup 1R Northern Ireland Glentoran 1–1 0–4 1–5
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1R Switzerland Servette 0–1 0–3 0–4
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 0–0 0–3 0–3

Current squad

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

No. Position Player
1 Luxembourg GK Fabiano Castellani
4 France DF Samuel Dog
5 Algeria DF Ismaël Bouzid
6 Luxembourg DF Kenzo Fabbro
7 France MF Valentin Poinsignon
8 Luxembourg MF Dženid Ramdedović
9 France FW Hakim Menaï
10 France MF Olivier Cassan
11 France DF Jonathan Rigo (Captain)
12 Luxembourg FW Garry Balsas
14 Luxembourg MF Jeff Bertemes
15 Portugal DF Paulo Ferrajota
17 Luxembourg DF David Marques
18 Luxembourg MF Jo Barnabo
No. Position Player
20 Luxembourg GK João Machado
21 Luxembourg DF Tim Lehnen
22 Luxembourg DF Alessandro Fiorani
23 France DF Adrien Ferino
24 Luxembourg FW Danilo Marcelino
25 Belgium FW Giuseppe Rossini
26 France GK Sébastien Flauss
27 Luxembourg FW Cristophe Cunha
28 France MF Mickael Garos
29 Luxembourg MF Olivier Thill
31 Luxembourg MF Sébastien Thill
32 Cape Verde DF Nelson Cabral
77 Luxembourg MF Paul Bossi

Former coaches

Women's team

The women's team plays in Luxembourg's highest league, the Dames Ligue 1. The team has won 15 championships and therefore is national record champion. The last title was won in 2010–11 and qualified them for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League


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