Sporting Toulon Var
is a football
club from Toulon
, who currently play in the French fourth division (the Championnat de France Amateurs
). The club, which was founded in 1944
, is presided by Alain Bencivengo and managed by Hubert Velud
Sporting Club Toulon was founded in 1944 after a merge between Sporting Club du Temple and Jeunesse Sportive Toulonnaise. The club first reached the highest division in France soccer
in 1959, after finishing third in the second division
. The Toulon club has never won the French Cup
, but has reached the semi-final on two occasions: in 1963 and 1984.
After financial difficulties which led the club to be expelled from the Championnat in the 1998-99 season and to turn amateur, the club was reborn under the name "Sporting Toulon Var", gaining three promotions in four seasons to reach the third division, where they played last season.
Notable former players
See also:Sporting Toulon Var players