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Three years after that final, the Bastia won its first trophy with the Coupe de France 1980–81. This was a prestigious victory for the Corsican club facing St. Etienne of Michel Platini. The final was played at Parc des Princes in front of more than 46,000 spectators, including the newly elected President of the Republic, François Mitterrand.

Bastia won all the trophies UNFP for Ligue 2. Jérôme Rothen, best player, Macedo Novaes, best goalkeeper, and Frédéric Hantz, best coach, who placed five players in the team line-up (Macedo Novaes, Féthi Harek, Wahbi Khazri, Sadio Diallo and Jérôme Rothen).[26]

In 2005, the club was relegated to Ligue 2. Five years later, Bastia was in serious danger of descent into the Championnat National. Bastia was officially relegated to the National on 7 May 2010, following a draw (0–0) with Tours at the 37th matchday of Ligue 2.[14]

In the winter break of the 2004–05 season, the club fell into the relegation zone. Bastia recruited Christian Karembeu, member of the 1998 World Cup-winning France team, but Bastia would still be relegated to Ligue 2 at the end of the season after 11 consecutive years in Ligue 1.

Bastia has a large number of supporters among Corsicans, and their supporters frequently display elements of Corsican nationalism, such as the frequent use of the local language and symbols,[32][33] and support for the island's independence.[34] The fans are known as the Furiani.

The club returned to the elite for the 1994–95 season and that year reached the final of the League Cup. This era was marked by the work of Frédéric Antonetti, who coached the club between 1990 and 1994 and oversaw the development of new talents (Morlaye Soumah, Laurent Casanova, and Cyril Rool).

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20:45 : Petits frères des Bleus, d'Aurélien Delfosse. Suivi d'une soirée spéciale. Avec : Messaoud Benterki, Aurélien Delfosse, Ludovic

Bastia is owned by Pierre-Marie Geronimi, a French entrepreneur, and has been since 2011.[4][5] The club has produced several famous players in its history, Dragan Džajić, Claude Papi, Johnny Rep, Roger Milla, Michael Essien, Alex Song, Sébastien Squillaci and Antar Yahia are other players who have played in Bastia's colours.

François Ciccolini, l'entraîneur bastiais, est revenu sur l'état de la pelouse du stade Armand-Cesari, touchée par un champignon (le pythium) et en très mauvais état, mercredi face à Nancy (0-0). Elle devrait encore l'être contre Guingamp, samedi (20 heures).

The other large rivalry is the Corsican derby with fellow islanders AC Ajaccio, and to a lesser extent Gazélec Ajaccio, with whom they compete over the dominance of the island.

Between 2002 and 2005, Bastia was managed by Robert Nouzaret, Gerard Gili, François Ciccolini, and lastly the duo of Michel Padovani and Eric Durand. Each failed to take the team to the top ten, the final league placing actually falling each year (see Section championship history), despite the first team featuring the likes of Tony Vairelles, Florian Maurice, Franck Silvestre, Lilian Laslandes (all internationals) and Cyril Jeunechamp.

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For the 2011–12 season, the club's kits were produced by Italian sportswear company, Kappa,[30] and the main shirt sponsor is Oscaro.[31] As rumours had suggested, there was also a return to values that Bastia had chosen with two white stripes adorned with black edging and crest of the Testa Mora.[31]

Blessé aux adducteurs, le Bastiais Abdelhamid El Kaoutari est forfait pour la réception de Guingamp ce samedi (20h00).

L'entraîneur de Bastia, François Ciccolini, a apprécié la victoire contre Guingamp (1-0), notamment l'apport des latéraux.

Bastia s'est imposé 2-1 contre le GFC Ajaccio ce vendredi en amical.

In 1977, Bastia finished third in the Division 1 with the best offence in the league, with magnificent Dragan Dzajic as a left winger [7] and qualified for the UEFA Cup.

Bastia then realised the greatest moment in Corsican sport (see the movie Forza Bastia of Jacques Tati). The ECBC club, from a town of only 40,000 souls, had done more than challenge the major capitals of European football: it had allowed the whole of Corsica to meet, at a time when the nationalist movement was born, three years after the episode of Bastia, in 1975.

For the 2011–12 season, the club decided to change the logo. This is the explanation; "1- Replacing the name "SCB". Spoken in the aisles of Armand Cesari since its inception. "Bastia" is the club of the city. 2- To recall the historic jersey from 1978, the shield has a moor's head, from the Testa Mora Flag. 3- It also reappeared as in the 70s and the heyday of the club. 4- The dominant color is blue. Always accompanied by white edging and black as official colours of the club since 1992."[29]

This is the beginning of the epic Bastia, the team built around playmaker Claude Papi was composed of many talented players such as Johnny Rep, double finalist (1974 and 1978) in the World Cup with the Netherlands, Jean-François Larios, French international midfielder of Charles Orlanducci, the solid libero nicknamed the "Lion of Vescovato".

Sporting Club de Bastia (commonly referred to as SC Bastia or simply Bastia, Corsican: Sporting Club di Bastia) is a French association football club based in Bastia on the island of Corsica. The club currently plays in Ligue 1, the premier division of French football, in which it has played since 2012.[2] The club plays its home matches at the Stade Armand Cesari located within the city. Bastia is managed by François Ciccolini and captained by midfielder Yannick Cahuzac.[3]

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Battu par Bastia (0-1) ce samedi, l'entraîneur de Guingamp, Antoine Kombouaré a regretté l'état de la pelouse corse et a jugé «sévère» l'expulsion de Marçal.

Le Bastiais Abdelhamid El Kaoutari va être opéré et sera absent trois mois.

Vainqueur 1-0 de Bastia avec Nantes, René Girard a reconnu que son équipe avait eu de la réussite et avait bénéficié du soutien de ses supporters.

Expulsé lors de Bastia-Guingamp (1-0) samedi dernier, Enzo Crivelli a été suspendu quatre matches ferme par la commission de discipline de la LFP ce jeudi.

After the departure of Antonetti in 2001, the club would not finish in the top ten again. They did reach the final of the Coupe de France in 2001–02; in their midfield was Michael Essien, who would go on to play for Lyon and Chelsea.[12] Another player groomed by Bastia was defender Alex Song, who later played for Arsenal and Barcelona.[13]

The fans have a rivalry with most mainland supporters however their most fierce rivals are Nice with whom they contest the Derby de la Mediterranée, although the derby can also refer to rivalries with Marseille and Monaco. They also have a rivalry with Parisian club PSG[35] due to political tensions between the capital and Corsica.

Touché à un genou, Moustapha Dialla ne jouera pas avec Guingamp, samedi.


Pour le déplacement à Nantes, Bastia sera privé de nombreux éléments.

Antonetti coached the first team from 1994 to 2001 (with an interlude in 1998–99) and was involved in the recruitment of players such as Lubomir Moravcik, Pierre-Yves André, Frédéric Née, Franck Jurietti, and Anto Drobnjak, the latter of whom was the club's top scorer in his third season. At the end of the 1995–96 season, Drobnjak was also second in the Championship scoring charts with 20 goals, one goal behind top scorer Sonny Anderson.[10]

The team eliminated successively Sporting Lisbon, Newcastle United, Torino, Carl Zeiss Jena and Grasshoppers Zurich before a final defeat to PSV Eindhoven (0–0, 0–3). Of all the victories, the 3–2 win in Turin made the most lasting impression, the "Toro" being undefeated for two seasons on their home pitch. It is also during this match that Bastia marks the best goal of that time, a volley from 22 meters by Jean-François Larios.

Sporting Club de Bastia was founded in 1905 by a Swiss named Hans Ruesch. He taught German in high school in Bastia. The first president of Bastia was Emile Brandizi. The Corsican club celebrated its debut on the Place d'Armes of Bastia, in the light of a single gas burner.[6]

Despite this disrupted pre-season, Bastia performed well in the transfer window, with no fewer than six rookies. As for departures, there is mainly the transfer of Florent Ghisolfi (Reims) and Christophe Gaffory (Vannes) as well as Pierre-Yves André who decided to end his career.[17]

Bastia's main historical success include reaching the final of the 1977–78 edition of the UEFA Cup. The team was defeated by Dutch club PSV Eindhoven (0–0 domestically, 0–3 away). Domestically, Bastia won the second division of French football in 1968 and 2012, and the Coupe de France in 1981. During the club's infancy, it was league champions of the "Corsican League" 17 times. They are the local rivals of Ajaccio and contest the Corsica derby.

Stade Armand Cesari, also known as Stade Furiani, is the main football stadium in Corsica. It is located in Furiani, and is used by SC Bastia. In 1992, the stadium hosted the semi-finals of the Coupe de France during which a temporary grandstand collapsed, killing 18 people and injuring nearly 3,000.[27]

François Ciccolini, l'entraîneur de Bastia, était déçu du manque d'efficacité de ses joueurs après la défaite à Nantes (0-1).