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ASEC_Mimosas

ASEC Mimosas

The Académie Sportive des Employés de Commerce (ASEC) Mimosas is an Ivorian football club. The club was founded in 1948 by eight businessmen from Abidjan. As well as being known as ASEC Mimosas, they are also referred to by the names ASEC Mimosas Abidjan and ASEC Abidjan, especially in international club competitions

History

ASEC holds a world record of league games unbeaten, racking up 108 games between 1989 and 1994 before they eventually lost, four more than Steaua Bucureşti who managed the feat in the late 80's.

Satellite clubs

The following clubs are affiliated with ASEC:

Academy

ASEC has a youth academy that has been described as the crown jewel of African football. The academy was started by Roger Ouegnin and Jean-Marc Guillou in 1993 at ASEC's training complex. The student-athletes are given an education, for which they take classes in math, history, geography, physics, French, English, and Spanish. The students live in dorms during the week and have two training sessions a day. They play matches on Saturday and get health care and tutoring.

The list of alumni of the ASEC Academy is impressive. It includes: Kolo Touré, Aruna Dindane, Salomon Kalou, Didier Zokora, Yaya Touré, Emmanuel Eboué, and Gilles Yapi. ASEC provided the backbone of the national team for many years, including key members of the side that won the 1992 African Nations Cup such as Abdoulaye Traoré and Donald-Olivier Sié.

ASEC sends many of its graduates to play for K.S.K. Beveren in the Belgian Jupiler League. Once at Beveren, the Ivorians showcase their talents and move on to bigger clubs in Europe. Guillou has since left ASEC to become the Sporting Director at Beveren. ASEC linked up with Charlton Athletic on 1 May 2006, meaning Charlton may benefit from ASEC academy in future. See here for details

Current squad 2008/09

The numbers are established according to the official website:

Junior Squad

Transfers

In:

Out:

Technical staff

  • Manager: Patrick Liewig
  • Assistant manager: Maxime Gouamene
  • Teamchef: Siaka Traore
  • Goalkeeping coach: Bakary Kone
  • Doctor: Yves Kouame
  • Academy director: Rémi Kouame
  • Masseur: Patrice Voli Bi
  • Senior physiotherapist: Moustapha Kante

Famous players

Notable Players

  • Gadji-Celi
  • Lucien Kassi-Kouadio
  • Guyan Kante
  • Aliou Koné
  • Stéphane Dimy
  • Mangué Cissé
  • Akès da Costa
  • Bernard Youan-Bi Gaman
  • Ali Diarra
  • Sylvain Komenan
  • Adou Peter Tayoro

Former Coaches

Coach Actuell

Honours

National

1963, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

1962, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1983, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007

1975, 1980, 1983, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2007

International

Performance in CAF competitions

1998 - Champion
1999 - Group Stage
2001 - Group Stage
2002 - Semi-Final
2003 - Group Stage
2004 - Second Round
2005 - Group Stage
2006 - Semi-Final
2007 - Group Stage
2008 - in progres

1971: Semi-Final
1973: Second Round
1974: Quarter-Final
1975: Quarter-Final
1976: Semi-Final
1981: Quarter-Final
1991: Quarter-Final
1992: Semi-Final
1993: Semi-Final
1996: Second Round

1983 - Semi-Final
1984 - Quarter-Final
1987 - Second Round
2000 - First Round

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