FC Gatineau

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FC Gatineau
FC Gatineau logo.png
Full nameFootball Club Gatineau
Founded1979/2012
StadiumMont-Bleu
Gatineau, Québec
PresidentStéphane Racine
Head CoachJulian Labalec
LeaguePremière Ligue de soccer du Québec
2019PLSQ, 9th
WebsiteClub website

Football Club Gatineau was a Canadian semi-professional soccer club based in Gatineau, Quebecthat plays in the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec.

History

The club was founded in 1979 under the name Association de Soccer de Hull.[1] Their home field is located at the Mont-Bleu Sports Complex.[2]

Logo originally used when club began play in the PLSQ

In 2013, the club joined the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec, a Division III league, fielding a team in the men's division.[3] In 2014, Gatineau won the League Cup, defeating CS Longueuil 1-0 in the final.[4] They finished as the runner-up for the League Cup for three consecutive seasons in 2016, 2017, and 2018.[5][6] After a strong 2018 season in which they finished third in the league, they had a disastrous 2019 season, finishing in last place and failing to record a single victory.[7] They left the PLSQ after the 2019 season, after being unable to meet the financial requirements of the league.[8] They instead decided to join the Ontaro-based Ottawa-Carlton Soccer League.[9]

In 2016, they became a partner club of the Montreal Impact and in 2017, control of FC Gatineau was transferred from the Outaouais Regional Soccer Association to local club AS Hull (now renamed FC Gatineau as a whole).[1] In 2017, the club played a friendly against the Haiti U20 national team.[10][11] As of 2020, a potential merger between FC Gatineau and CS Aylmer is in the works.[12]

Seasons

Season League Teams Record Rank League Cup References
2013 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec 7 8–2–8 4th Group Stage [13]
2014 6 8–9–3 2nd Champions [13]
2015 7 4–3–11 7th Semi-finals [13]
2016 7 6–4–8 4th Finalists [13]
2017 7 3–4–11 7th Finalists [13]
2018 8 9–5–7 3rd Finalists [13]
2019 9 0–2–14 9th Group Stage [13]

Notable former players

Honours

Première Ligue de soccer du Québec

References

  1. ^ a b "Le Club" [The Club]. FC Gatineau (in French).
  2. ^ "Coup d'envoi pour une deuxième saison du FC Gatineau en PLSQ" [Kick-off for FC Gatineau's second season in PLSQ]. Info Soccer (in French). April 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Le soccer Québécois aura ses grand événements" [Quebec soccer will have its big events]. Info Soccer (in French). May 29, 2013.
  4. ^ Catherine Legault (October 19, 2014). "PLSQ, Le FC Gatineau remporte la coupe!" [PLSQ, FC Gatineau wins the cup!]. Champs Libres (in French).
  5. ^ "Le FC Gatineau s'incline en finale" [FC Gatineau lose in the final]. Le Droit (in French). October 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "Coupe PLSQ – Finale:Avant-Match" [PLSQ Cup - Final: Pre-Game]. PLSQ. October 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "Soccer : saison difficile pour le FC Gatineau" [Soccer: difficult season for FC Gatineau]. Radio-Canada (in French). August 3, 2019.
  8. ^ Jonathan Jobin (October 28, 2019). "C'est la fin pour le FC Gatineau dans la PLSQ" [It's the end for FC Gatineau in the PLSQ]. Radio-Canada (in French).
  9. ^ "Le FC Gatineau quitte la PLSQ pour l'Ontario" [FC Gatineau leaves the PLSQ for Ontario]. Just eSoccer (in French). October 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "Match International – FC Gatineau/Sélection Haïtienne U20" [International Match - FC Gatineau/Haitian Selection]. Soccer Outaouais (in French). June 8, 2017.
  11. ^ Antony Da Silva-Casimiro (August 15, 2018). "De l'Afrique au FC Gatineau" [From Africa to FC Gatineau]. Info 07 (in French).
  12. ^ Martin Comtois (June 4, 2020). "Projet de fusion pour le soccer en Outaouais" [Merger project for soccer in the Outaouais]. Le Droit (in French).
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "Première Ligue de soccer du Québec". Canadian Soccer History Archives.