Croix Blanche OSL Angers
Croix Blanche Omnisports et Loisirs Angers or CBOSL Angers for short is a sports club based in the French city of Angers . The club has become particularly important through its women's football department ; therefore, this section is the focus of this article.
In 1962, the parish of Saint-Pierre de la Croix Blanche founded a football department, which was initially called FC Croix Blanche and had its venue behind the church of the same name. Whether the club initially belonged to the Catholic sports association Fédération Sportive de France (FSF) or already to the Fédération Française de Football (FFF) cannot be found in the available sources, nor is the exact date of founding of its women's football division.
Nowadays (2015) the league eleven competes in the city's Stade de l'Arceau . The club colors are green and white.
League affiliation and achievements
While the footballers of the club never got beyond participation in a lower regional league, the footballers were able to qualify for the first time in the 1990/91 season for the France-wide championship finals, which at that time were still in the form of a final tournament with a mixture of group and knockout games was carried out. However, they only finished last in their preliminary group. When a first women's league (Championnat National 1 A) was introduced in 1992 , CBOSL Angers was not included in it. It was not until 1998 that women rose to the top as group winners - and then immediately dropped again at the end of their debut season . From 2003 to 2010 they were only represented in the third division, since then - with the exception of the 2016/17 season - they have played again in the second division, which is now called Division 2 Féminine ; Since then, they have not got beyond a midfield place in the respective final table, even relegated to the third division again in 2019.
In the national cup competition held since 2001 , Croix Blanche also only succeeded in qualifying for the main round from the 2010/11 season, in which they have usually been eliminated early. Only in 2013/14 did they get into the round of the last 16 teams, in which they had to admit defeat to a second division competitor on penalties .
Well-known former players
- Jessica Houara , as a child and adolescent (until 2003)
- Sophie Ryckeboer-Charrier , at the end of her career (1994–1998)
Notes and evidence
- see the outline of the association's history ( memento of the original from February 8, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on the side of CBOSL
- see the match sheet for this round of 16 match at footofeminin.fr