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AS Magenta

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AS Magenta
Full nameL'Association Sportive Magenta
GroundStade Numa-Daly Magenta
Nouméa, New Caledonia
Capacity10,000
ChairmanMichel Messeaud
ManagerAlain Moizan
LeagueNew Caledonia Division Honneur
20192nd

AS Magenta is a New Caledonian football team playing at the top level. It is based in Nouméa. Their home stadium is Stade Numa-Daly Magenta.

History

Originally called the Nickel Nouméa Sports Association (Nouméa ASLN), the club experienced its first period of glory in the late 1960s and 1970s. Winner of the New Caledonia Cup for four successive years between 1969 and 1972, followed by a 1975 win, the team was also a finalist in 1968, 1974, 1976 and 1977.

Under the new name of A.S. Magenta, the club gradually returned to the forefront of the New Caledonian football scene in the early 1990s. Cup finalist in 1991, the team won again in 1996, followed by a series of six straight wins between 2000 and 2005, making it the most successful team in the competition.

AS Magenta won the Championship in 2003, 2004 and 2005. ASM was also champion of The Overseas Football Cup by beating A.S. Pirae in 2003 (2–2 in the first leg, 2–2 then the second leg, 4–3 after penalty shootout). AS Magenta season in the 2005 season, in addition to winning the cup and the championship of New Caledonia, reached the final of the OFC Champions League in June 2005 after finishing Group B in the top spot. However, the Caledonians bowed to the Australian team Sydney FC (0–2).

The 2006 season is much less successful for AS Magenta. In addition to being eliminated before the finals of the OFC Champions League, the club also failed to win the title of champion of New Caledonia for the first time in four years, on top of failing to win the New Caledonia Cup for the first time since 1999.

In the 2007 season, under the coaching of former footballer André Bodji, the team won the championship three years in a row. Following the 2010 win, the team played in the 2010–11 Coupe de France, becoming the first New Caledonian club to pass the seventh round of the preliminary phase, before being beaten in the eighth round by Paris FC (4–0).

In November 2014, the club won for the ninth time the New Caledonia Cup, after beating rivals A.S. Lössi 3–1, ensuring its place in the seventh round in the Coupe de France.[1]

Achievements

2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018
2002–03, 2004–05

The club in the French football structure

1994–95, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2010–11, 2013–14

Current squad

Squad for 2020 OFC Champions League

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK New Caledonia NCL Jelen Ixoéé
GK New Caledonia NCL Nicodem Hmaen
DF New Caledonia NCL Jean-Brice Wadriako
DF New Caledonia NCL Warren Saïko
DF New Caledonia NCL Mickael Tiaou
DF New Caledonia NCL Jean-Marie Hmaloko
DF New Caledonia NCL Kevin Maitran
DF New Caledonia NCL Henri Ujicas
DF New Caledonia NCL Jean-Christ Wajoka
DF New Caledonia NCL Maxime Pelluchon
DF New Caledonia NCL Gaétan Gope-Iwate
MF New Caledonia NCL Damien Wanapopo
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF New Caledonia NCL Watanang Hnyeillitr
MF New Caledonia NCL Jacky Wetewea
MF New Caledonia NCL Didier Simane
MF New Caledonia NCL Angelo Ihmeling
MF New Caledonia NCL Fonzy Ranchain
MF New Caledonia NCL Shene Wélépane
MF New Caledonia NCL Wilsen Poameno
FW New Caledonia NCL Nathanael Hmaen
FW New Caledonia NCL Jeremy Jeno
FW New Caledonia NCL Kevin Nemia
FW New Caledonia NCL Renaldo Nonmeu

Staff

Position Name
Coach France Alain Moizan
Physiotherapist New Caledonia John Wadrobert
Doctor New Caledonia Stéphane Campana
Media Manager New Caledonia Pascal Uichi

Performance in OFC competitions

Best: Final 2019
2010: 3° in Group A
2011: 3° in Group B
2017: Semi-finals
2018: Group Stage
2019: Final
2004–05: 2nd Place – Lost against Sydney FC Australia 2 – 0 (stage 4 of 4)
2006: First Round – Group B – 4th place – 3 pts (stage 2 of 4)

References

  1. ^ "Nouvelle Caledonie 1ere". November 2, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
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