The Association Sportive des Employs de Commerce Mimosas, literally Mimosas Commerce Employees' Sporting Association, is an Ivorian football club based in Abidjan. In addition, ASEC's Acadmie MimoSifcom has produced a number of famous players predominantly based in top foreign leagues, including Bonaventure Kalou, Didier Zokora, Emmanuel Ebou, Bakari Kon, Gervinho, Salomon Kalou, Romaric, Boubacar Barry, Didier Ya Konan, Kolo Tour, Yaya Tour and Odilon Kossounou, all of whom have played internationally. Fabre also shaped the club's philosophy of que les enfants s'amusent en jouant au football (may the children have fun by playing football).. This lasted till 2006, when Guillou and Beveren broke up with ASEC Mimosas. ASEC then linked up with Charlton Athletic.. The academy started by Roger Ougnin and Jean-Marc Guillou in 1993 at ASEC's training complex has since produced many international stars. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. These could use Beveren as a chance to show their talent to top European clubs. A few years later, ASEC beat their own record by winning the league seven consecutive times between 2000 and 2006. The club's colours are yellow and black; the badge displays a Mimosa. In his wish to professionalize the club, he introduced Philippe Troussier as coach from 1989 till 1992. ASEC holds the world record for unbeaten league games, racking up 108 league and domestic cup games without loss between 1989 and 1994 before they were eventually beaten by SO Armee; four more than the unbeaten run of Steaua Bucureti in the late 1980s. Our system will send your password to your e-mail address. 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As a result, the Belgian team consisted mainly out of Ivorian players for several years. When Guillou became manager of Belgian side K.S.K. On 19 November 1989, advocate Roger Ougnin was elected as club president. Head-to-head: Academie de FAD - ASEC Mimosas, Academie de Football Amadou Diallo de Djekanou, Amicale Sportive des Employes de Commerce Mimosas, Betting odds serviceprovided in cooperation with, Save your time by setting your preferred sport. Together with chairman Roger Ougnin, he founded the Acadmie MimoSifcom at Sol Bni. In the following weeks, they started to scout amongst thousands of young kids to form the first promotions to receive coaching and education. Together with their biggest rival Africa Sports National, they contest the most important ivorian football derby. After Independence in 1960, ASEC won its first title in the newly found Premier Division in 1963. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. However, the young ASEC squad surprisingly beat their opponents by 3 to 1 goals and brought in the second big international title for their club. For some players, this was the chance to sign for a European club, for example team captain Tchiressoua Guel, who joined Olympique de Marseille afterwards. ASEC has, after own declarations, more than 8,000,000 fans in Ivory Coast and 15,000,000 in the whole region. If you haven't activated your username on BetExplorer.com yet, there will be also your activation code sent. The club originates from a place called Sol-bni (French for Holy Ground) in Abidjan-M'pouto, which today is the name of their training complex. The club is also known as ASEC Mimosas Abidjan and ASEC Abidjan, especially in international club competitions. So Guillou and Ougnin decided to replace the old squad with the first products of the Academy, most of them only aged around 17/18 years. In 1999, following ASECs success in the 1998 Champions League, ASEC faced Esprance Sportive de Tunis in the CAF Super Cup. The owners protested against this measure and Esprance's president Slim Chiboub called it a "scandal to be playing against children". These two are also the only clubs allowed to play their home games in Stade Flix Houphout-Boigny. This was the era of players as Laurent Pokou and Eustache Mangl.  Amongst others, Boubacar 'Copa' Barry, Kolo Tour, Didier Zokora, Gilles Yapi Yapo, Siaka Tin, Abdoulaye Djire, Venance Zz, and Aruna Dindane were part of that squad. as the crown jewel of African football. This was the time for ASEC to return to old strength, winning the championship six consecutive times between 1990 and 1995. In 1993, former French national player Jean-Marc Guillou joined the club staff as director, manager and financier. , The report about ASEC Abidjan win in 2001 tournament that was held in, West African Club Championship (UFOA Cup), "Asec Mimosas (Club sportif) Abidjan.net Qui est qui? After having qualified for the semi-finals already five times before, ASEC finally won the CAF Champions League in 1998. The following clubs are affiliated with ASEC: ASECs youth academy has been described[by whom?] In the next years, it was Africa Sports who dominated the league, with ASEC winning only once in 1980. They are organised in the CNACO (Comit National d`Action et de Coordination, = National Committee for Action and Coordination), which has 40,000 members and consists out of 350 commissions. In the early 1970s, ASEC rose to power by winning the league title 5 out of 6 possible times from 1970 to 1975. Beveren in 2001, many of the Academy's players joined him. The students live in dorms during the week and have two training sessions a day. But most of the old players were aged, had left the club or at least wanted to.  In the following years, ASEC competed in the Championship of Abidjan together with their eternal rival Africa Sports, with their first professional coach being Frenchman Guy Fabre in 1954. If you have forgotten your username and/or password on BetExplorer.com, enter your e-mail address used in registration. Players as Yaya Tour, Arthur Boka, Emmanuel Ebou, Gervinho, Romaric and Copa all had their time in Beveren. They play matches on Saturday and get health care and tutoring. The fans are called the Actionnaires. ASEC Mimosas was founded on 1 January 1948 by a group of businessmen from Western Africa, Lebanon and France. ASEC also provided the backbone of the national team that won the 1992 African Cup of Nations, including key members of the side such as Ben Badi, Donald-Olivier Si and Basile Aka Kouam. Founded in 1948, they are the most successful side in Ivorian football, having won the Ivorian Premier Division 24 times and the 1998 CAF Champions League. The student-athletes are given an education, for which they take classes in math, history, geography, physics, French, English, and Spanish. for transfers see: ASEC Mimosas transfers.