Dijon FCO Tickets
Dijon FCO - the new kids on the block
The newest kids on the Ligue 1 block, Dijon FCO only became a fully-formed club in 1998, although their origins actually date back to the early 20th Century. A merger between two local sides in the Dijon region, the team impressively took just over a decade to make the journey from the amateur leagues to French football's top tier. Catch them in action by buying Dijon FCO tickets on StubHub.
A club built on mergers
The Dijon region got their first football team in 1913 with Cercle Laique Dijonnais, which later merged with FC Dijon when it joined Burgundy's Division Honneur at the end of World War II. The club won their first championship in 1960 and later enjoyed promotions to Division 3 in 1974 and Division 2 in 1987. By this point, Dijon FC, another team formed from various smaller clubs, had started to challenge Cercle Laique Dijonnais as the region's number one. The two teams eventually decided to pool their resources together in 1998 to create a brand-new side, Dijon Football Cote d'Or, aka Dijon FCO. Four years after winning their first silverware, the Amateur Trophy, the club turned professional under the guidance of Rudi Garcia. The future Marseille coach led the team to a fourth-place finish in the National League, an impressive Coupe de France run where they beat the likes of AS Saint-Etienne and Lens on the way to the semi-final, and promotion to Ligue 2. Dijon FCO tickets subsequently became much more in demand and can be purchased now on StubHub.
Dijon FCO achieves the dream
Dijon FCO narrowly missed out on promotion to Ligue 1 throughout the decade but eventually made it to the top tier in 2011. Despite a spirited effort, the club suffered relegation in their first season, but under the management of former Rennes and Strasbourg midfielder Olivier Dall'Oglio, they bounced back in 2016, finishing a creditable 16th. A year later, they enjoyed their highest-ever finish, 11th place, thanks to a team packed with internationals including Hungary's Adam Lang, South Korea's Kwon Chang-hoon and Morocco's Fouad Chafik. The side even boasted two members of Tunisia's World Cup 2018 squad in the shape of Oussama Haddadi and Naim Sliti, as well as Iceland's reserve goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson. With an average of 12,000 fans making their way to the Stade Gaston Gerrad for each home match, the relatively new side can now boast a higher attendance than historic club and 2004 Champions League runners-up AS Monaco. You can see the team continue their remarkable rise for yourself by getting your hands on Dijon FCO tickets at StubHub.
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