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|Full name||Association Sportive et Culturelle Diaraf|
|Founded||9 May 1933|
|Ground||Stade de Diaraf
|League||Senegal Premier League|
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. Diaraf is the most popular club in the country.
Its current manager is Abdoulaye Sarr in the 2014/15 season.
Logo and uniform
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.
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.
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.
- 1968, 1970, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1989, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2010.
- Senegal FA Cup: 15
- 1967, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2009, 2013.
- Senegal Assemblée Nationale Cup: 3
- 1987, 1991, 2003.
League and cup history
Performance in CAF competitions
|Season||Div.||Pos.||Pl.||W||D||L||GS||GA||GD||P||Cup||League Cup||AN Cup||Notes||Final Phase|
|1995||1A||1||16||8||5||3||23||12||+11||29||Winner||Advanced into playoffs||Champion|
|2006||1A||2||16||7||7||2||16||8||+8||28||Advanced into the Second phase|
|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|
|2011–2012||1B||3||14||7||4||3||17||8||+9||25||Did not advance||Did not participate|
- 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
As of February 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Abdoulaye Ba
- Mamadou Ba
- Oumar Ba—goalkeeper, in 2013, in 2015
- Seydou Ba
- Moussa Badiane
- Henri Camara
- Abdou Chafi-Sow
- Niouky Desire
- Pape Ciré Dia—midfielder, in 2013
- Victor Diagne
- Mustapha Diallo
- Oumar Diallo
- Bamba Diarra
- Amadou Diop
- Ass Mamoune Diop
- Leopold Diop
- Mbaye Mbengue Diop
- Papa Bouba Diop
- Mame Biram Diouf
- Ibrahim Ba Eusebio
- Abdoul Ahat Fall—played even in the 2010 season
- Dieylani Fall
- Mbaye Fall
- Ndofene Fall
- Fary Faye
- Khadim Faye
- Badou Gaye
- Fidel Gomis—midfielder, in 2013
- Pape Magatte Kebe
- Alioune Kébé
- Madiou Konaté
- Alboury Lah
- Libase Laye-Diagne
- Babacar Thior Mbaye
- Thiemokho Mbengue
- Sergine Ibrahima Moreau
- Abdoulaye N'Diaye
- Mody Ndiaye
- Moussa N'Diaye
- Ibrahima Ndoye
- Desire Niouky
- Ousmane N'Doye
- Alioune Badara Niakasso
- Séga Sakho
- Pape Sane
- Issa Sarr
- Lamine Sarr
- Pape Macou Sarr
- Boubacar Kambel Seck—defender, in 2013?
- Cheikh A T Seck
- André Senghor
- Mor Soumaré
- Cheikh Amadou Bamba Thioub—goalkeeper, in 2013
- Eric Traore
- Omar Traore
- Thierno Youm
- Lamine Dieng (in 2009, up to 2012)
- Abdoulaye Sarr (since 2013)