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Hienghène Sport

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Hienghène Sport
Full nameHienghène Sport
Nickname(s)Les Bleus
Short nameHIE
Founded1997
GroundStade de Hienghène
Capacity1,800
ChairmanJean-Pierre Djaïwé
ManagerFélix Tagawa
LeagueNew Caledonia Super Ligue
2020-213rd

Hienghène Sport (French: [jəŋ.ɡɛːn spɔʁ]),[1][2] known in Fwâi language as Hyehen Sport is a New Caledonian football team from Hienghène playing in the New Caledonia Super Ligue, New Caledonia.[3][4]

History

The club was founded in Hienghène, North Province in 1997 and made its first participation in the New Caledonia Super Ligue in 1999 on the territory of France.[5] Hienghène has won the national league two times, being the first in 2017, after the deduction of two points due to failing to provide referees, qualified trainers or youth teams.[6][7]

The club has two appearances in the 7th round of the Coupe de France, following its success in the New Caledonia Cup. During the 2014 edition, Hienghène lost 2–1 to the AS Poissy, a Championnat National 3 club. Later in 2016, they lost 3–2 against RC Épernay Champagne, also a Championnat National 3 club. In 2019, the club competed again in the Coupe de France, but lost 3–1 in the 7th round against ASPV Strasbourg.

They won the 2019 OFC Champions League, becoming the first New Caledonian team to do so. Along the way, they conceded only one goal. In the final they defeated fellow New Caledonian club AS Magenta by a score of 1–0, with Antoine Roine scoring the only goal.[8][9]

In 2019, they became the second Oceanian club not from Australia or New Zealand to compete in the FIFA Club World Cup (after Hekari United from Papua New Guinea, in 2010).[5] In the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup, they faced the hosts, Qatari side Al Sadd in the playoff round on 11 December. Hienghène managed to take them to extra time, with Roine scoring their only goal, but Al Sadd scored twice in extra time and Hienghène were eliminated 3–1.[10][11]

Honours

Domestic

New Caledonia Super Ligue

New Caledonia Cup

  • Winners (4): 2013, 2015, 2019, 2020

International

OFC Champions League

Players

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 Rocky Nyikeine
GK New Caledonia NCL Jacques Nyikeine
DF New Caledonia NCL Emile Béaruné
DF New Caledonia NCL Bruno Hyanem
DF New Caledonia NCL Jordan Dinet
DF New Caledonia NCL Georges Wakanumune
DF New Caledonia NCL Roy Kayara
DF New Caledonia NCL Yvanoe Bamy
DF New Caledonia NCL William Yentao
DF New Caledonia NCL Jean-Luc Decoire
MF New Caledonia NCL Miguel Kayara
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF New Caledonia NCL Joris Gorendiawé
MF New Caledonia NCL Geordy Gony
MF New Caledonia NCL Joseph Athalé
MF New Caledonia NCL Cédric Sansot
MF New Caledonia NCL George Bamy
FW New Caledonia NCL Nelson Kaï
FW New Caledonia NCL Antoine Roïné
FW New Caledonia NCL Rayan Oue
FW New Caledonia NCL Bertrand Kaï
FW New Caledonia NCL Giani Kayara
FW New Caledonia NCL Anthony Kaï

Staff

Current technical staff

Position Name
Caretaker manager French Polynesia Felix Tagawa
Assistant coach New Caledonia Kevin Coma
Sport Director New Caledonia Jean François Poma
Delegate New Caledonia Rhitchi Bouanou
Manager New Caledonia Henry Nahiet

References

  1. ^ Wallis, Mary Davis (25 June 1994). The Fiji and New Caledonia Journals of Mary Wallis, 1851-1853. editorips@usp.ac.fj. ISBN 9789820200951 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Stanley, David (3 December 2004). Moon Handbooks South Pacific. David Stanley. p. 858 – via Internet Archive. Hienghène pronunciation.
  3. ^ "Hienghène Sport". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ "New Caledonia - Hienghène Sport - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Fifa Club World Cup: Hienghene Sport - a boarding school manager and beach soccer specialists". 9 December 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  6. ^ "LES PENALITES CLOTURENT LA SAISON 2017 / Super Ligue, classement final". Fédération Calédonienne de Football. 15 January 2018.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Du changement – sans grandes conséquences – au classement / Super Ligue, pénalités 2017". Fédération Calédonienne de Football. 28 January 2018.
  8. ^ FIFA.com. "Welcome to FIFA.com News - Hienghene claim historic OFC title - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Match". Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Soccer-Al Sadd overcome part-timers Hienghene and VAR in CWC opener". Devdiscourse. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Al-Sadd 3 Hienghene 1". BBC Sport. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2019.


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