ASC Diaraf

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ASC Diaraf
ASC Diaraf.gif
Full name Association Sportive et Culturelle Diaraf
Founded 9 May 1933
Ground Stade de Diaraf
Dakar, Senegal
Ground Capacity 10,000
Manager Abdoulaye Sarr
League Senegal Premier League
2014/15 12th

Association Sportive et Culturelle Diaraf is a Senegalese football club based in Dakar. They play in the top division in Senegalese football. Their home stadium is Stade de Diaraf. The club name is sometimes spelt ASC Jaraaf. The word Diaraf (French spelling in Senegal) or Jaraaf (Serer and English spelling in the Gambia) comes from the Serer language - Jaraaf, variation :Jaraff. The Jaraffs were the head of the Serer noble council of electors responsible for electing the Serer kings in pre-colonial times.[1] Diaraf is the most popular club in the country.

Its current manager is Abdoulaye Sarr in the 2014/15 season.

Logo and uniform[edit]

Its team colors are blue and white.

Its home uniform color is white with green stripes and green shorts and green t-shirt with white stripes and white shorts for away games.

Home uniform 2010
Away uniform 2010

History[edit]

The club was founded on 9 May 1933 in the then-colonial capital Dakar. Till 1968 or 1969 the club was called Foyer France Sénégal.

Their first title was a cup title won in 1967 and won two straight. Their first championship title was won in 1968 and later had their first appearance in the African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1968 and lost to FAR Rabat. Before the end of the 1960s, the club changed its name to ASC Diaraf. Diaraf won three consecutive titles between 1975 and 1977, in cup titles, Diaraf won two (1982 and 1983) and then three consecutive (1993-1995) in the club. Diaraf became the second and most recent to win their tenth title in the long 2003–2004 season with a record-breaking 72 points, the club won their eleventh and recent title in 2010. Since 1976, Diaraf has the most number of national championships won, first with six titles which would be shared with ASC Jeanne d'Arc in 1986, later with seven the following season, eight in 1995, nine in 2000 which was shared by the same club in 2002 and was ranked second as Jeanne d'Arc had the totals until it was shared in 2004, now Diaraf has the most with eleven titles, one ahead of ASC Jeanne d'Arc. In cup titles, the club won two consecutive between 1982 and 1983, three consecutive between 1993 and 1995 and again two consecutive between 2008 and 2009. Their recent title win is the Senegal FA Cup in 2013 and their total is fifteen, the most number in Senegal. The other cup win, the Assemblée Nationale totals three.

Their first cup final appearance then under Foyer France was in 1967 and challenged US Gorée and defeated that club twice in two years, first 2–1 then 4–0. Their third was in 1970 and the first under the name Diaraf and defeated Almadies 3–1, Diaraf was runner up in the 1971 cup after losing 3–0 to ASC Linguère. Diaraf came for their fifth appearance in the cup final and defeated ASC Jeanne d'Arc 2–0 in 1973. Two years later, Diaraf defeated AS Police 2–0, a year later the club lost 3–1 The 1979 cup final was Diaraf's eighth appearance and lost to Casa Sports of Ziguinchor in the southwest of the nation. Two years later, Diaraf list the final to AS Police 3–1. In the next two cup finals, Diaraf defeated Police 2–1 in the 1982 and 1-0 in 1983. The 1985 cup final was Djaraf's eleventh appearance and defeated ASEC Ndiambour 1–0. Diaraf returned to the cup final six years later and defeated Jeanne d'Arc 2–1. Two years later in the 1993 cup final, the second featuring Linguère and this time defeated it 3–0, in the following year, the club defeated CSS Richard-Toll 1–0 and a year later AS Douanes 2–0 in the 1995 cup final. Diaraf made their sixteenth cup final appearance in 2004 and lost to Douanes 2–1. Djaraf made two consecutive cup final appearances in 2008 and 2009 and the two ended it in victory, their first was against Stade Mbour and defeated that club and then defeated AS Camberène a year later. Diaraf's nineteenth and the most recent cup appearance was in 2013 where they would win their recent cup title, this was their second against Casa Sports and this time defeated that club in penalty kicks 2–1 after the final was tied with a goal apiece.

African competitions[edit]

Main article: ASC Diaraf in African competitions

Diaraf later appeared in African competitions, their first was in 1968, later Diaraf lost to Stade Malien in the 1971 African Cup of Champions Clubs, in 1976, they defeated Os Balantas with a total of 10 goals and later Togo's Lomé I, Diaraf lost to Guinea's Hafia FC in the semis, a year later, they challenged ASC Garde Nationale from Mauritania and Hearts of Oak from Guinea. Five years later, Diaraf started in the preliminaries of the 1983 African Cup of Champions Clubs and headed up to the semis where they lost to Asante Kotoko FC, the second match with Africa Sports ended scoring 3–0 penalties as two matches were scoreless, Diaraf defeated JE Tizi-Ouzou of Algeria with their only goal in the first match to nil, in the quaterfinals, Diaraf with a total of three goals defeated Morocco's KAC de Kenitra, this was their greatest appearance Diaraf appeared in the 1990 edition and lost to Heartland FC in the first round as they scored just a goal in the home match. Diaraf challenged with three clubs up to CS Sfaxien in 1996 African Cup of Champions Clubs. In 2001 and under the new name CAF Champions League, Diaraf challenged Real de Banjul from the neighbouring Gambia and then lost to ASEC Mimosas by the away goals rule of one point. Three years later, Diaraf challenged with ASFAG and Enyimba in the 2004 CAF Champions League. A year later, Diaraf lost to Guiinea's Fello Star under the away goals role of two goals scored in Dakar, their third consecutive appearance was in 2006, Diaraf defeated Liberia's LPRC Oilers with three goals, then once more lost to Enyimba 2–0 as Diaraf scored nothing. The 2007 CAF Champions League was their fourth consecutive appearance, in the preliminaries, they lost to Maranatha FC of Togo, Diaraf just scored a goal in the home match. Their recent appearance was in 2011 where Diaraf advanced up to the second round, first they defeated the Gambia Ports Authority, then Mali's second great Djoliba AC and last Tunisia's Espérance ST where they lost 1–5 in two of its matches The total goals at the African Champions League for Diaraf is over 77. Their recent competitions.

Diaraf's appearance in the African cup competitions was in 1984 where they challenged with the Mighty Blackpool and Al-Ahly Tripoli. In 1986, they challenged with Starlight FC from the neighboring Gambia and won 4–3 in penalties and CS Hammam-Lif from Tunisia and lost under the away goals rule of two points. Their third competition in 1992 faced with ASFAG and lost with two points. The next competition was the CAF Cup in 1999 and faced FC Man and WAC Casablanca. A decade later, Diaraf returned and this time under the CAF Confederation Cup in 2009 and lost to ASF Bobo-Dioulasso in the preliminaries, a year later, Diaraf went up to the preliminaries and lost FUS Rabat with a total of two goals to three, their recent competition was in 2014 where they lost to Ebusua Dwarfs by a total of one goal.

Achievements[edit]

1968, 1970, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1989, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2010.
1967, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2009, 2013.
  • Senegal Assemblée Nationale Cup: 3
1987, 1991, 2003.
1948.

League and cup history[edit]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

Main article: ASC Diaraf in African competitions
ASC Diaraf's results in CAF competition
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1968 African Cup of Champions Clubs Senegalese champions First Round Morocco FAR Rabat 1–0 2–0 1–2
1971 African Cup of Champions Clubs Senegalese champions First Round Mali Stade Malien, 3–0, 4–0 3–0 4–0 3–4
1976 African Cup of Champions Clubs Senegalese champions Preliminary Round Guinea-Bissau Os Balantas 6–1 1–4 10–2
First Round Togo Lomé 1–0 1–1 2–1
Second Round Guinea Hafia FC 2–2, 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–6
1977 African Cup of Champions Clubs Senegalese champions Preliminary Round Mauritania ASC Garde Nationale 3–0 0–2 5–0
First Round Ghana Hearts of Oak 1–1 2–1 2–3
1983 African Cup of Champions Clubs Senegalese champions Preliminary Round The Gambia Gambia Ports Authority 4–0 0–2 6–0
First Round Ivory Coast Africa Sports 0–0 0–0 0–0 (3–0 pen.)
Second Round Algeria JE Tizi-Ouzou 1–0 0–0 1–0
Quarter-finals Morocco KAC de Kenitra 2–1 1–1 3–2
Semi-Finals Ghana Asante Kotoko FC 2–1 2–0 2–3
1984 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Senegalese Cup winners Second Round
1986 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Senegalese Cup winners First Round The Gambia Starlight FC 1–1 1–1 1–1 (4–3 pen)
Second Round CS Hammam-Lif 2–2 0–1 2–3
1990 African Cup of Champions Clubs Senegalese champions FirstRound Nigeria Heartland FC 1–0 3–0 1–3
1992 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Senegalese Cup winners First Round Guinea ASFAG 2–2 1–0 2–3
1996 African Cup of Champions Clubs Senegalese champions Preliminary Round Guinea AS Kaloum Star 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
First Round Ivory Coast ASEC 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
Second Round Tunisia CS Sfaxien 3–1 5–0 3–6
1999 CAF Cup Senegalese Cup winners First Round Ivory Coast FC Man 1–0 0–3 1–3
Second Round Morocco WAC Casablanca 1–1 2–1 2–3
2001 CAF Champions League Senegalese champions Preliminary Round The Gambia Real de Banjul 1–0 1–1 2–1
First Round Ivory Coast ASEC 2–0 0–2 2–2 (2–4 pen.)
2004 CAF Champions League Senegalese runner-up Preliminary Round Guinea ASFAG 1–0 1–2 3–1
Second Round Nigeria Enyimba 2–0, 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–3
2005 CAF Champions League Senegalese champions Preliminary Round Guinea Fello Star 0–1 2–1 3–1
2006 CAF Champions League Senegalese runner-up Preliminary Round Liberia LPRC Oilers 3–2 0–0 3–2
First Round Nigeria Enyimba 0–0 2–0 0–2
2007 CAF Champions League Senegalese runner-up Preliminary Round Togo Maranatha FC 1–0 3–0 1–3
2009 CAF Confederation Cup Senegalese Cup winners Preliminary Round Burkina Faso ASF Bobo-Dioulasso 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
2010 CAF Confederation Cup Senegalese Cup winners Preliminary Round Morocco FUS Rabat 2–1 2–0 2–3
2011 CAF Champions League Senegalese champions Second Round The Gambia Ports Authority 2–0 1–1 3–2
First Round Mali Djoliba AC 3–0 1–1 4–1
Second Round Tunisia Espérance ST 1–0 5–0 1–5
CAF Confederation Cup Second Round of 16 Algeria JS Kabylie 1–1 2–0 1–3
2014 CAF Confederation Cup Senegalese Cup Winners Preliminary Round Ghana Ebusua Dwarfs 0–0 1–0 0–1

National level[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup League Cup AN Cup Notes Final Phase
1981 1 9 26 8 8 10 34 32 +2 24 Finalist
1982 1 1 26 - - - - - - - Winner
1984 1 5 26 - - - - - - 28
1990-91 1 4 30 12 12 6 36 20 +16 36 Winner Winner
1991-92 1 5 30 11 13 6 31 17 +14 35 Finalist
1992-93 1 2 28 - - - - - - 52 Winner
1995 1A 1 16 8 5 3 23 12 +11 29 Winner Advanced into playoffs Champion
1997 1 8 26 - - - - - - 31
1998 1 2 26 - - - - - - 46
1999 1 6 26 7 14 5 22 18 +4 35
2000 1 1 22 9 10 3 20 9 +11 37
2000–2001 1 4 26 10 11 5 22 12 +10 41
2001–2002 1 6 26 8 9 8 16 20 -4 33
2002–2003 1 2 26 12 11 3 28 11 +17 47 Winner
2003–2004 1 1 38 20 12 6 54 22 +32 72 Finalist
2005 1 2 34 13 15 6 26 12 +14 54
2006 1A 2 16 7 7 2 16 8 +8 28 Advanced into the Second phase
2 6 4 2 0 12 4 +8 14 2nd place
2007 1B 5 16 5 3 8 10 18 -8 18 Did not advance Did not participated
2008 1B 4 18 7 8 3 16 11 +5 29 Winner Did not advance Did not participated
2009 1A 2 16 6 6 4 15 10 +5 24 Winner First Round Advanced to the finals second place
2010 1B 1 16 8 7 1 22 3 +19 31 Finalist Advanced to the finals Champion
2010–2011 1 2 30 11 14 5 31 23 +8 47
2011–2012 1B 3 14 7 4 3 17 8 +9 25 Did not advance Did not participate
2013 1 4 30 11 13 6 29 20 +9 46 Winner
2013–2014 1 2 26 13 9 4 36 22 +14 49
2014–2015 1 11 26 7 8 11 27 31 -4 29 Semifinals
2015-16 1 2 26 11 6 9 31 26 +5 39

Statistics[edit]

  • Best position: Semi-finals (continental)
  • Best position a a cup competition: Second Round (continental)
  • Best position at the League Cup: Finalist
  • Highest number of wins in a season: 20 (national)
  • Highest number of goals in a season: 54—national record
  • Highest number of points in a season: 72—national record
  • Total matches played at the CAF Champions League: 54
    • Total matches played at home: 27
    • Total matches played away: 27
  • Total number of wins at the CAF Champions League: 25
    • Total home wins: 19
    • Total away wins: 5
  • Total draws at the CAF Champions League: 13
    • Total home draws: 7
    • Total away draws: 6
  • Total number of goals scored at the CAF Champions League: 64

Squad[edit]

As of February 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Senegal GK Cheikh Bamba Thioub
2 Senegal MF Ibrahima Sory Soumah
3 Senegal FW Assane Diop
4 Senegal DF Matar Kanté
5 Senegal MF Hassane Fall
6 Senegal MF Lamine Bara Ndong
7 Senegal FW Baba Kebe
8 Senegal MF Alioune Badara Tendeng
9 Senegal FW Ibrahima Diop
10 Senegal FW Ibou Diouf
11 Senegal FW Boubacar Bâ
12 Senegal DF Babacar Seck
13 Senegal DF Khalifa M'Bengue
No. Position Player
14 Senegal MF Idrissa Niang
15 Senegal MF Fidel Gomis
16 Senegal GK Oumar Ba
17 Senegal DF Mame Moussa Ndoye
18 Senegal FW Pape Ciré Dia
19 Senegal FW Pape Faye
20 Senegal MF Yamadou Bathily
21 Senegal MF Mademba Diaw
22 Senegal DF Pape Sène
24 Senegal FW El Hadji Tafsir Samba
25 Senegal DF Alioune Fall
26 Senegal MF Pape Mor Diop

Famous players[edit]

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarr, Alioune, "Histoire du Sine-Saloum", Introduction, bibliographie et Notes par Charles Becker, Bulletin de l'IFAN, Tome 46, Serie B, n° 3-4, 1986–1987, pp 21-30

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