LOSC Lille (Lille Olympique Sporting Club, French pronunciation: [lil ɔlɛ̃pik]; commonly referred to as Le LOSC, Lille OSC or simplyLille) is a French association football club based in Lille. The club was founded in 1944 as a result of a merger and currently play inLigue 1, the first division of French football. Lille has played its home matches since 2012 at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in nearby Villeneuve d'Ascq, which replaced the club's previous home of Stade Lille-Metropole in the same community. The team is managed by French football figure Frederic Antonetti and captained by French international Rio Mavuba.
Lille was founded as a result of a merger between Olympique Lillois and SC Fives. Both clubs were founding members of the French Division 1 and Lillois was the league's inaugural champions. Under the Lille emblem, the club has won three league titles in 1946,1954, and 2011 and six Coupe de France titles, which is tied for fourth-best among clubs. Lille and Red Star FC are the only French clubs in the competition's history to win the Coupe de France in three consecutive seasons. Lille's most successful period was the decade from 1946 to 1956 when the team was led by managers George Berry and André Cheuva.
Lille have a long-standing rivalry with its neighbours RC Lens. The two clubs regularly contest the Derby du Nord. Lille is presided over by Michel Seydoux, a French businessman and movie producer. Seydoux initially purchased shares of the club in January 2002 and, subsequently, gained majority control two years later.
Tyler Alderson - Career
Relatively safely lower mid-table Lille marks the first time I go back to a country for the 2nd time after my stint at Dijon and honestly, Tyler Alderson was the selling point on getting me here, he may only be here on loan and he's old as hell now but he is/was one of the best of his generation and that's why I've added his career, it also says something that he's 36 and a half and he's still our best striker!