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A.S. Dragon (Tahiti)

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AS Dragon
Full nameAssociation Sportive Dragon
Nickname(s)"Dragons"/ "Dragões"/ "Dragones"
GroundStade Pater
ChairmanCharles Fong Loi[1]
ManagerEfrain Arañeda
LeagueTahiti First Division

Association Sportive Dragon is a football club based in Papeete, Tahiti. They play in the Tahiti First Division, who play their home games at Stade Pater, in Pirae.[2]

The club was founded in 1968 by Arthur Chung to represent French Polynesia's Chinese community. Over time the team has evolved to include a diverse mix of cultures, and mostly consists of semi-professional players with day jobs.[3] In the 2011–12 season they won the championship for the first time and qualified for the 2012–13 OFC Champions League.[4]

Continental record

Season Round Club Result
2012–13 Group B New Zealand Waitakere United 0–0
New Caledonia Mont-Dore 4–1
New Zealand Waitakere United 0–1
New Zealand Auckland City 3–1
New Caledonia Mont-Dore 1–1
New Zealand Auckland City 1–1
2013–14 Group B Vanuatu Amicale 0–1
New Zealand Auckland City 0–3
Fiji Nadi F.C. 5–0
2018 Group B New Caledonia Lössi 4–0
Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star 4–3
Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors 1–2
Quarter-finals Fiji Lautoka 1–2

Current squad

Squad for the 2019-20 Tahiti Ligue 1

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 French Polynesia TAH Benjamin Tardivel
2 DF French Polynesia TAH Victor Snow
3 DF French Polynesia TAH Teataura Hauata
4 DF French Polynesia TAH Heimana Tavere
6 DF French Polynesia TAH Hennel Tehaamoana
7 MF French Polynesia TAH Salomon Tevepauhu
8 MF French Polynesia TAH Ariitapu Asen
9 MF French Polynesia TAH Samuel Hnanyine
10 FW French Polynesia TAH Roonui Tehau
11 FW French Polynesia TAH Raiamanu Tetauira
13 MF French Polynesia TAH Manuarii Hauata
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 FW French Polynesia TAH Denji Kaiha
15 MF French Polynesia TAH Philippe Peni
16 DF French Polynesia TAH Jonathan Mou
17 MF French Polynesia TAH Diego Araneda
19 FW New Caledonia NCL Allan Hnyeikone
20 DF French Polynesia TAH Henri Chanon
22 MF French Polynesia TAH Clyde Tiniau
23 FW French Polynesia TAH Rainui Tze-Yu
24 DF New Caledonia NCL Jacques Wamytan
25 DF New Caledonia NCL Gabriel Vakoume
29 FW French Polynesia TAH Tutehau Tufariua


Position Name
Coach French Polynesia Efrain Arañeda


2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17.
1997, 2001, 2004, 2013, 2016, 2018.[5]
1997, 2016.

Last seasons

Season League/position
2012-13 1st in Ligue 1 - Qualified to OFC Champions League. Group stage at OFC Champions League. Tahiti Cup champions.
2013-14 6th in Ligue 1. Group stage at OFC Champions League. 7th Round of Coupe de France Tahiti Cup runners-up.
2014-15 3rd in Ligue 1. Quarter finals of Tahiti Cup.
2015-16 6th in Ligue 1. Tahiti Cup champions.
2016-17 2nd in Ligue 1 - Qualified to OFC Champions League. 7th Round of Coupe de France. Semifinals of Tahiti Cup.
2017-18 3rd in Ligue 1. Quarter finals at OFC Champions League.Tahiti Cup champions.
2018-19 6th in Ligue 1. 7th Round of Coupe de France. Round 1 of Tahiti Cup.
2019-20 4th in Ligue 1. Round 2 of Tahiti Cup.



  1. ^ [1], Fédération Tahitienne de Football
  2. ^ Daniel Groll. "AS Dragon – Tahiti – Association Sportive Dragon – Club Profile, Club History, Club Badge, Results, Fixtures, Historical Logos, Statistics". Weltfussballarchiv.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  3. ^ "Dragon ready for international debut". Oceania Football Confederation. April 24, 2012. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ligue wraps up with Dragon on top". Oceania Football Confederation. April 24, 2012. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Tahiti – List of Cup Winners". Rsssf.com. 2016-05-06. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  6. ^ "Tahiti - List of Champions".

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