Montpellier, Lyon Announce Rosters for July 28 Match at Red Bull Arena
HARRISON, NJ (July 25, 2012) – Ligue de Football Professionnel Champions Montpellier Hérault SC and Coupe de France winners Olympique Lyonnais have announced their rosters for the 2012 Trophee Des Champions, the annual battle between France’s league and cup champions to be played on Saturday, July 28 at Red Bull Arena at 3:00 PM ET.
The match is the annual kickoff to the French soccer season, and the fourth consecutive year that the match will be contested outside of France, but the first time the Trophee will be played in a country that is not French speaking. The match is organized each year by the LFP (Ligue de Football Professionnel), who runs the two top divisions in France.
Montpellier captured its first ever Ligue 1 title during the 2011-12 season, finishing atop the league table with 82 points. One of France’s most famous clubs, Lyon, won its fifth Coupe de France, defeating Quevilly 1-0 in the 2011-12 final.
The rosters for the 2012 Trophee Des Champions are below:
Goalkeepers: Jonathan Ligali, Laurent Pionnier, Geoffrey Jourdren,
Defenders: Mathieu Deplagne, Henri Bedimo, Hilton, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Captain), Teddy Mézague, Cyril Jeunechamp, Benjamin Stambouli
Midfielders: Marco Estrada, Jamel Saihi, Joris Marveaux, Rémi Cabella, Younes Belhanda, Bryan Dabo, Romain Pitau, jonathan Tinhan
Forwards: Emanuel Herrera, Souleymane Camara, Anthony Mournier, Karim Ait-Fana, Fodé Koita, John Utaka
Manager: René Girard
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes, Hugo Lloris, Rémy Vercoutre
Defenders: Aly Cissokho, Bakary Koné, Cris (Captain), Mouhamadou Dabo, Anthony Réveillère, Samuel Umtiti, Mehdi Zeffane
Midfielders: Gueida Fofana, Clement Grenier, Enzo Reale, Rachid Guezzal, Maxime Gonalons, Kim Källström, Jordan Ferri, Yoann Gourcuff
Forwards: Jimmy Briand, Lisandro López, Alexandre Lacazette, Yacine Benzia, Jérémy Pied, Bafétimbi Gomis
Manager: Rémi Garde