Le Havre News

Le Havre Athletic Club, commonly known as Le Havre is a French professional football club that is based in Le Havre, Normandy. The club was founded in 1894 and they play their home games at the Stade Oceane, which has a capacity of over 25,000. The club go by the nickname ‘Le Ciel et Marine’ which means the sky and navy due to their kits of corresponding colours.

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Le Havre History

Le Havre are a club that have spent the majority of their history in Ligue 2 and have occasionally spent spells in the top division. They spent the majority of the 50s and 60s in Ligue 1 even winning the Coupe de France in 1959. They were then relegated in 1962 and returned in 1985. They then had another spell bouncing in and out of the top flight before being relegated to Ligue 2 in 2003. They would then stay here for the next 20 years being promoted to Ligue 1 in 2023.

Who Owns Le Havre

Le Havres current owner is Vincent Volpe, Volpe took over the club in 2015 and has been the owner and club president ever since. His investment got Le Havre back into Ligue 1 for the first time in 20 years during the 2022/23 season. 

Le Havre Manager

Le Havres current manager is Luka Elsner, Luka Elsern has managed various clubs such as Domzale, Olimpija Ljubljana, Pafos, Union Saint-Gilloise, Amiens, K.V. Kortrijk, Standard Liege and now Le Havre.

Biggest Le Havre Transfers

Le Havres biggest transfers of all time have been:

  • Tino Kadewere from Djurgarden for £2.00m
  • Rassoul Ndiaye from FC Sochaux for £1.50m
  • Jean-Michel Lesage from AJ Auxerre for £1.50m
  • Alan Dzabana from Olympique Lyon B for £1.50m
  • Umut Meras from Bursaspor for £1.30m

Le Havres biggest sales have been:

  • Tino Kadewere to Olympique Lyon for £12.00m
  • Rafik Guitane to Stade Rennais for £8.00m
  • Vikash Dhorasoo to Olympique Lyon for £7.50m
  • Lys Mousset to Bournemouth for £6.50m
  • Isaak Toure to Marseille for £5.50m

Le Havre Drama

Back in 2010 Le Havre accused Manchester United of illegally poaching 17-year old Paul Pogba. Le Havre accused Manchester United of illegally signing their academy player Paul Pogba in August and asked FIFA to investigate the case. The case was later dropped when the two clubs came to an agreement.

Who Plays For Le Havre Now

Le Havre have a below average but quite young squad with lots of potential. In defence they have players such as Arthur Desmas, Mathieu Gorgelin, Arouna Sangante, Yoann Salmier, Gautier Loris, Etienne Youte Kinkoue, Yoni Gomis, Christopher Operi, Cheick Doumbia, Oualid El Hajjam, and Loic Nego. In midfield they have Abdoulaye Toure, Nolan Mbemba, Alois Confais, Daler Kuzyaev, Rassoul Ndiaye, Yassine Kechta and Oussama Targhalline. In attack they have Nabil Aliou, Issa Soumare, Kandet Diawara, Samuel Grandsir, Josue Casimir, Emmanuel Sabbi, Mohamed Bayo, Antoine Joujou and Andy Logbo.

What Have Le Havre Won

Le Havre have won the Ligue 2 6 times and have won the Coupe de France once.

Le Havre 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict le Havre will struggle. They have an inexperienced squad who haven’t played much Ligue 1 football. They have just been promoted after 20 years and so we think they may be a little underprepared for the upcoming season.

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