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A.S. Tefana

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AS Tefana
Full nameAssociation Sportive Tefana Football
GroundStade Louis Ganivet
Faaa, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Capacity5,000
ChairmanThomas Flohr[1]
ManagerXavier Samin
LeagueTahiti Ligue 1
2018–19 3rd

Association Sportive Tefana Football, is a football club from Faaa, Tahiti, French Polynesia. The club plays their home matches at Stade Louis Ganivet.[2] The club became the second French Polynesian team to have reached the final of the OFC Champions League, which they achieved in 2012.

Recent Seasons

In 2010 AS Tefana won the Tahitian Championship for the second time in their history, finishing third in the initial league table but won the Championship Play-off comfortably, finishing nine points ahead of their closest rivals. In the 2010–11 OFC Champions League, Tefana only won one game, over New Zealand's powerhouse Waitakere United.

In 2011, Tefana won their third championship with three rounds remaining.[3] In their return to the O-League, the 2011–12 tournament begun with a record-breaking defeat of 0–10 to Waitakere United. Afterwards Tefana won all its games on the way to the finals, the best result by a Tahitian team since A.S. Pirae featured in the final of the 2006 OFC Club Championship.[4] Auckland City wound up defeating Tefana at the 2012 OFC Champions League Final, with a 2–1 in Auckland and 1–0 in Faaa.[5] They also won the Tahiti Cup,[6] and qualified for the 2011–12 Coupe de France, where they were eliminated by Red Star 93.[7]

In 2012, Tefana lost the Tahitian Championship to AS Dragon, but won the Tahiti Cup. On the 2012-13 Coupe de France, they were defeated by GSI Pontivy.[8] The team also signed a three-year partnership with French Ligue 1 team AS Saint-Étienne.[9]

Achievements

2005, 2010, 2011, 2014/15[10]
2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017.
2007.
2006.


Last seasons

Season League/position
2012-13 2nd in Ligue 1. Tahiti Cup runners-up.
2013-14 2nd in Ligue 1. Tahiti Cup champions.
2014-15 1st in Ligue 1. Qualified to OFC Champions League. Group stage at OFC Champions League. 7th Round of Coupe de France. Tahiti Cup runners-up.
2015-16 1st in Ligue 1. Qualified to OFC Champions League. Quarter finals of Tahiti Cup.
2016-17 1st in Ligue 1 - Lost championship playoff. Semifinals of OFC Champions League. Tahiti Cup champions.
2017-18 2nd in Ligue 1 - Qualified to OFC Champions League. 7th Round of Coupe de France. Semifinals of Tahiti Cup.
2018-19 3rd in Ligue 1. Tahiti Cup runners-up.
2019-20 5th in Ligue 1. Group stage at OFC Champions League. Round 1 of Tahiti Cup.

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Performance in OFC competitions

2015: –
2012: Finalist
2011: 4° in Group B
Season Round Club Result
2010–11 Group B New Zealand Waitakere United 1–3
New Caledonia Magenta 0–1
New Zealand Auckland City 1–1
New Zealand Waitakere United 3–1
New Caledonia Magenta 0–3
New Zealand Auckland City 0–5
2011–12 Group A New Zealand Waitakere United 0–10
New Caledonia Mont-Dore 1–1
Fiji Ba F.C. 4–1
New Zealand Waitakere United 3–0
New Caledonia Mont-Dore 2–0
Fiji Ba F.C. 5–0
Final New Zealand Auckland City 1–2
New Zealand Auckland City 0–1
2014–15 Group C New Zealand Team Wellington 0–3
Vanuatu Tafea 1–1
Papua New Guinea Hekari United 2–3
2016 Group C Fiji Nadi F.C. 6–1
New Caledonia Magenta 2–4
Samoa Kiwi F.C. 7–0
Semi New Zealand Auckland City 2–4
2017 Group D Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star 2–4
Fiji Rewa 2–0
Solomon Islands Marist 2–2
Semi New Zealand Auckland City 0–2
New Zealand Auckland City 0–2
2019 Group A Papua New Guinea Toti City Dwellers 3–3
New Caledonia Hienghène Sport 0–1
Vanuatu Malampa Revivors F.C. 3–3

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 Heremataarii Hatitio
3 DF French Polynesia TAH Stephane Faatiarau
4 DF French Polynesia TAH Tangihia Hauata
5 DF French Polynesia TAH Viritua Tiaiho
6 MF France FRA Arthur Duval
7 FW New Caledonia NCL Jim Ouka
8 MF French Polynesia TAH Taiau Brothers
9 MF French Polynesia TAH Temarii Tinorua
11 DF French Polynesia TAH Farearii Tuteina
13 MF French Polynesia TAH Honoura Maraetefau
14 MF French Polynesia TAH Tehauarii Holozet
15 DF French Polynesia TAH Jean-Claude Chang
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF French Polynesia TAH Mihimana Lemaire
20 MF French Polynesia TAH Heeali Amaru
21 DF French Polynesia TAH Angelo Tchen
22 FW French Polynesia TAH Teddy O'Connor
23 GK French Polynesia TAH Moana Pito
24 DF French Polynesia TAH Jean-Claude Paraue
25 MF French Polynesia TAH Edgar Chung
26 FW French Polynesia TAH Temana Giovannetti
27 MF French Polynesia TAH Kaena Onuu
28 DF French Polynesia TAH Manutea Taae
29 FW France FRA Benoît Mathon
30 DF French Polynesia TAH Thibault Pito

Staff

Coach: French Polynesia Xavier Samin

References

  1. ^ [1], Fédération Tahitienne de Football
  2. ^ "Venues – Ligue 1 – Tahiti – Results, fixtures, tables and news – Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  3. ^ FIFA.com (16 May 2011). "AS Tefana cruise to consecutive titles". fifa.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  4. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Club World Cup archive - FIFA.com". fifa.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Coupe de France : AS Tefana vs. Red Star 93". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  10. ^ "AS Tefana, Champions of Tahiti after 2–2 against Pirae in final round". Football Size. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Tahiti - List of Champions".


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