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RC Lens

RC Lens
The Lens side who made it to the semi-finals of the 1999/2000 UEFA Cup ©Getty Images

RC Lens

Formed: 1906
Nicknames: Les Sang et Or (Blood and Gold)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 1 (1998)
• French League Cup: 1 (1999)

History
• Formed in 1906 to sate a growing passion for football among students congregating in the city's Place Verte, the club, initially under the name Racing Club Lensois, played their first matches in the provincial Artois league the following year.

• The club originally used the colours green and black, the former representing the name of the park in which the founding members met and the latter alluding to the region's burgeoning coal mining industry. After a brief stint using a light blue kit, Lens adopted their now-trademark red and gold jerseys in 1924.

• Professional football was introduced in France in 1932 but Lens would wait until 1934/35 before competing in Division 2. Les Sang et Or would win that competition two seasons later, winning promotion to the top flight.

• By that point the club were happily installed in the Stade Félix-Bollaert, a ground they still occupy today.

• Runners-up twice in the 1950s and again in 1976/77, Lens won their first – and thus far only – French title in 1997/98 under coach Daniel Leclercq. That success capped the most successful decade in the club's history, which also produced two League Cup triumphs.

• European adventures followed, Lens reaching the semi-finals if the UEFA Cup in 1999/2000 and winning the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2005 and 2007.

Club records
Most appearances: Éric Sikora (497)
Most goals: Ahmed Oudjani, Maryan Wisniewski (93)
Record victory: RC Lens 10-2 RC Paris (Division 1, 8 December 1963)
Record defeat: EA Guingamp 7-0 RC Lens (Ligue 2, 10 May 2013)

Last updated: 05/09/13 2.29CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/12/2014 19:40 CET
9 August 2014 - French Ligue 1
Nantes1-0Lens
Referee: not available – Nantes
08/12/2014 22:05:09
16 August 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lens0-1Guingamp
Referee: not available – Amiens
08/20/2014 10:32:41
24 August 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lyon0-1Lens
Referee: not available – Lyon
08/27/2014 18:28:32
30 August 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lens4-2Reims
Referee: not available – Amiens
09/01/2014 22:45:00
13 September 2014 - French Ligue 1
Bastia1-1Lens
Referee: not available
12/13/2014 21:22:50
21 September 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lens0-1St-Étienne
Referee: not available – Amiens
09/23/2014 09:01:00
24 September 2014 - French Ligue 1
Évian2-1Lens
Referee: not available
09/25/2014 17:23:46
28 September 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lens0-0Caen
Referee: not available
09/29/2014 21:35:34
4 October 2014 - French Ligue 1
Rennes2-0Lens
Referee: not available
11/04/2014 16:55:15
17 October 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lens1-3Paris
Referee: not available
10/20/2014 18:17:47
24 October 2014 - French Ligue 1
Toulouse0-2Lens
Referee: not available
10/27/2014 14:00:14
28 October 2014 - French League Cup, Third round
Lens
20.00
Créteil
Referee: TBD – Lens
09/17/2014 15:34:16
2 November 2014 - French Ligue 1
Marseille2-1Lens
Referee: not available
11/05/2014 14:33:44
8 November 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lens1-2Bordeaux
Referee: not available
11/11/2014 17:58:15
22 November 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lorient1-0Lens
Referee: not available
11/24/2014 21:57:57
29 November 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lens2-0Metz
Referee: not available
12/02/2014 18:48:56
2 December 2014 - French Ligue 1
Monaco2-0Lens
Referee: not available
12/04/2014 18:32:50
7 December 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lens1-1LOSC
Referee: not available
12/10/2014 17:34:49
13 December 2014 - French Ligue 1
Montpellier3-3Lens
Referee: not available
12/16/2014 19:38:52
19 December 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lens2-0Nice
Referee: not available
12/20/2014 18:39:54
10 January 2015 - French Ligue 1
GuingampLens
Referee: TBD – Guingamp
07/28/2014 21:13:11
17 January 2015 - French Ligue 1
LensLyon
Referee: TBD – Amiens
08/10/2014 15:41:44
24 January 2015 - French Ligue 1
ReimsLens
Referee: TBD – Reims
07/28/2014 22:39:12
31 January 2015 - French Ligue 1
LensBastia
Referee: TBD – Amiens
08/10/2014 15:42:16
7 February 2015 - French Ligue 1
St-ÉtienneLens
Referee: TBD – Saint-Etienne
07/28/2014 22:28:42
14 February 2015 - French Ligue 1
LensÉvian
Referee: TBD – Amiens
08/10/2014 15:42:29
21 February 2015 - French Ligue 1
CaenLens
Referee: TBD – Caen
07/28/2014 22:16:04
28 February 2015 - French Ligue 1
LensRennes
Referee: TBD – Amiens
08/10/2014 15:42:44
7 March 2015 - French Ligue 1
ParisLens
Referee: TBD – Paris
07/28/2014 21:50:11
14 March 2015 - French Ligue 1
LensToulouse
Referee: TBD – Amiens
08/10/2014 15:42:59
21 March 2015 - French Ligue 1
LensMarseille
Referee: TBD – Paris
08/15/2014 09:46:32
4 April 2015 - French Ligue 1
BordeauxLens
Referee: TBD – Bordeaux
07/28/2014 21:37:26
12 April 2015 - French Ligue 1
LensLorient
Referee: TBD – Amiens
08/10/2014 15:43:14
18 April 2015 - French Ligue 1
MetzLens
Referee: TBD – Metz
07/28/2014 21:29:03
25 April 2015 - French Ligue 1
LensMonaco
Referee: TBD – Amiens
08/10/2014 15:43:29
2 May 2015 - French Ligue 1
LOSCLens
Referee: TBD – Lille
07/28/2014 21:23:56
9 May 2015 - French Ligue 1
LensMontpellier
Referee: TBD – Amiens
08/10/2014 15:43:44
16 May 2015 - French Ligue 1
NiceLens
Referee: TBD – Nice
07/28/2014 21:20:57
23 May 2015 - French Ligue 1
LensNantes
Referee: TBD – Amiens
08/10/2014 15:43:59

Trophy cabinet

  • UEFA Intertoto Cup

    Titles
    1

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    27/09/1995, Avenir 0-7 Lens, Beggen
  • Biggest defeat:
    20/10/2005, Steaua 4-0 Lens, Bucharest
    23/11/1977, Magdeburg 4-0 Lens
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  11
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  3
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 36
    Seydou Keita (  MLI)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 12
    Daniel Cousin (  FRA)
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