US Boulogne

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US Boulogne
Club logo
Basic data
Surname Union Sportive de Boulogne Côte d'Opale
Seat Boulogne-sur-Mer
founding 1898
president Jacques Wattez
First soccer team
Head coach Georges Tournay
Venue Stade de la Liberation
Places 15.004
league National 1
2018/19 6th place

The Union Sportive de Boulogne Côte d'Opale is a French football club from Boulogne-sur-Mer , a coastal town in the French department of Pas-de-Calais , on the Strait of Dover .


The close proximity to England, the motherland of football, meant that the club was founded as US Boulonnaise in 1898 and is one of the oldest clubs in France . 1904–1906, 1909 and 1922 he was champion of the coastal region, in 1926 winner of the honor division of Northern France. In 1936 it was renamed US de Boulogne (sometimes also US du Grand Boulogne ) and in 1997 the club took on its current name. The USBCO has been promoted three times since 2005 and qualified for the top professional league for the first time in 2009. The club colors are black and red; the league team plays in the Stade de la Liberation , which after the most recent renovation in 2009 now has a capacity of 15,004 seats.

The club's president is Jacques Wattez; After the club's relegation to the third division , Georges Tournay took over as coach for the 2012/13 season.

League affiliation

Boulogne had professional status from 1935 to 1939 and again since 1959. First class ( Division 1 , renamed Ligue 1 since 2002 ), the club only played in 1939/40 [unofficial war championship] and again from 2009 after the league organization has confirmed the promotion. After only a year, the club got down again.

Logo history


Stade de la Liberation


(all French national players in the 1920s and 1930s)


  • Thierry Berthou / Collectif: Dictionnaire historique des clubs de football français. Pages de Foot, Créteil 1999 - Volume 1 (A-Mo) ISBN 2-913146-01-5 , Volume 2 (Mu-W) ISBN 2-913146-02-3

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