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Strasbourg Ligue 1 – 2022-2023: Squad, transfers and goals for the season

If PSG once again dominated Ligue 1 this season, we were also treated to some very nice surprises. Among them, the Strasbourg football club which occupied 6th place in the ranking. Kevin Gameiro’s teammates did better than Lille and Lyon, but above all, impressed in the game. A success to put entirely to the credit of their training Julien Stéphan, who knew how to get the best from his workforce. Here is how the Strasbourg club is sharpening its weapons for next season.

Strasbourg’s record of last season

After a very average 2020-2021 season, the Strasbourg leaders have decided to hand over the reins of the club to the young 41-year-old technician, Julien Stéphan. The latter signs a 3-year contract and can rely on his management, which has every confidence in him, especially President Marc Keller. A choice that paid off with a 6th place at the end of the 2021-2022 season. Financially limited, Strasbourg does not really have the means to compete with the big leagues 1. Indeed, despite a relatively average workforce, Julien Stéphan has made Strasbourg a very difficult team to beat. With a quality offensive trio, Gameiro-Diallo-Ajorque, the Strasbourgeois made the best defenses in Ligue 1 tremble. Fast, efficient and sometimes possession play, we were entitled to everything. Gameiro’s teammates have been very consistent throughout the season, and could have deserved a better ranking. But this 6th place is already a success for President Keller who will no doubt extend Julien Stéphan in his function.

The movements of the off-season

Now with the status of outsider for the European places, Strasbourg must strengthen its workforce. President Marc Keller is very optimistic with the club’s various recruits. Let’s take stock of the different arrivals and departures during this transfer window.

Arrivals :

– Colin Dagba

– Lucas Perrin < Marseille

– Jean-Eudes Aholou < Monaco

– Thomas Delaine < Metz

Departures :

– Mahamé Syla > Malmö

– Majeed Waris > Free

– Anthony Caci > Mainz

– Marvin Elimbi Gilbert > Orleans

– Mehdi Chahiri > Paris FC.

Strasbourg squad 2022/2023

Here is Strasbourg’s full squad this season:

Guardians : Matz Sels – Eiji Kawashima – Bingoourou Kamara – Alexandre Pierre

Defenders : Antoine Nuss – Marvin Senaya – Maxime Le Marchand – Gerzino Nyambi – Lucas Perrin – Ismaël Doukouré – Karol Fila – Colin Dagba – Alexandre Djiku

Environments : Benjamin Besic – Aymeric Ahmed – Thomas Delaine – Nordine Kandil – Habib Diarra – Dimitri Liénard – Jean-Eudes Aholou – Dany Jean – Jean-Ricner Bellegarde – Ibrahima Sissoko – Adrien Thomassin – Sanjin Prcic

Attackers : Dion Moïse Sahi – Lebo Mothiba – Ludovic Ajorque – Kevin Gameiro – Habib Diallo.

Strasbourg: Ambitions and ranking

The Strasbourg football club clearly displays its ambition for Europe for this new season. His 6th place last season did not allow him to access any of the 3 European competitions. A lesser evil for this club whose objective was to maintain. But this time, the club dreams bigger and hopes to join the top 5, synonymous with a play-off for one of the European competitions. Julien Stéphan will have to pull out all the stops to allow Strasbourg to do better than 6th this season.

The player to watch

Bought from FC Metz for 10 million euros in 2020, Habib Diallo gradually showing that he is a good scorer. Author of 11 goals in just 16 starts last season, he has largely contributed to the success of his club. With such a record, Julien Stéphan will surely make him one of the priorities in attack alongside Gameiro or Ajorque to hope to grab the top 5 this season. The 27-year-old Senegalese striker is aiming for participation in the World Cup with Senegal. It would be an achievement for him if he managed to be among Aliou Cissé’s players in Qatar 2022. There is no doubt that he will be more enterprising and more consistent to achieve this personal goal.

The Strasbourg calendar 2022/2023

For its entry into the running, Strasbourg will be opposed for the first 2 days to two serious contenders for Europe. This is Monaco for the first day, and Nice the following weekend. The 9th, 11th and 13th days will see Strasbourg receive respectively Rennes, Lille and Marseille, teams used to playing the leading roles in the championship. On December 28, 2022, during the 16th day, Strasbourg will challenge defending champion PSG.

For its first match in 2023, Strasbourg will host Troyes on January 1. Then, Julien Stéphan’s players will challenge Lyon at Groupama Stadium on January 15. An opponent they will find 3 months later, during the 33rd day. Finally, Strasbourg will play its penultimate match in the championship against PSG, before ending it all with a derby against Lorient on June 3, 2023.


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