Sanctions Imposed on French Football Players and Coaches for Betting Issues

Dozens of French Football Players and Educators Sanctioned for Sports Betting

In a press release published on Thursday evening, the Professional Football League announced the sanctioning of approximately sixty French football players and educators due to concerns related to sports betting. The decisions range from a five-match suspension to a fine of 500 euros. Among those affected are players from lower divisions, such as Yoann Court from Caen, who received a fixed match suspension and a fine of 3000 euros, and Louis Mafouta from Amiens, who received a three-match suspension and a fine of 3000 euros. Baptiste Aloé, who was trained by OM and is currently playing for Nancy, received a fine of 2000 euros.

The Full Press Release

“During the meetings held on October 11, 18, 25, and 31, 2023, as well as November 8 and 15, 2023, the Disciplinary Commission decided to impose sanctions on players and educators of professional clubs who violated the ban on sports betting for the 2022/2023 season, as stipulated by the Sports Code. This marks the fifteenth case investigated in collaboration with the ANJ and the FDJ since the 2013/2014 season. These offenses were committed despite the continuous awareness and information campaigns conducted by the LFP and the UNFP in collaboration with the clubs. The Commission emphasizes that football players are strictly prohibited from betting on any football competitions, both national and international.”

After hearing the players and educators or reviewing their letters of explanation, the Commission has imposed the following sanctions:

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Sanctions for Players and Educators

Five-match suspension + fine of 500 euros

Pierre Espoir Massinou Nkouba

Moise Sakava Sangola

Sacha Cudis

Four-match suspension + fine of 1000 euros

Mikaël Sanchez

Four-match suspension + suspended fine of 2000 euros

Lilian Cellamen

Yanis Pesin

Four-match suspension + suspended fine of 1000 euros

Loïc Breton

Thibault Guerreiro

Issiaka Touré

Three-match suspension + fine of 3000 euros

Louis Mafouta

Lucas Pouliquen

Stéphane Quemper

Three-match suspension + fine of 1500 euros

Ibrahim Karamoko

Three-match suspension + fine of 500 euros

Eric Ratsimbazafy

Three-match suspension + suspended fine of 1000 euros

Luis Bremaud

Dylan Jouard

Ilyes Lim

Three-match suspension + fine of 500 euros

Bach Manual

Three-match suspension + suspended fine of 1000 euros

Mamadou Kébé

Two-match suspension + fine of 500 euros

Sébastien Deparis

Two-match suspension + suspended fine of 1000 euros

Thomas Antunes

Steven Cave

Hugo Le Floch

Loick Lespinasse

Giacomo Perez

Mathis Poleri

Todd Vromant

Two-match suspension

Nicolas Pépin

Two-match suspended suspension + suspended fine of 2000 euros

Brice Negouai

One-match suspension + fine of 3000 euros

Yoann Court

One-match suspension + fine of 2000 euros

Maxime Do Couto Teixera

Lenny Nangis

Maxence Rivera

Eddy Sylvestre

Vincent Viot

One-match suspension + fine of 500 euros

Erwan Colas

Yacine El Amri

Teva Gardies

One-match suspension + suspended fine of 1000 euros

Mamadou Diop

Angel Loïc N’Gatta

Kelvin Winst

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2 Responses

  1. It’s disheartening to see that betting issues have led to sanctions on French football players and coaches. Such actions have no place in the beautiful game, and it’s crucial for the authorities to maintain strict regulations to preserve the integrity of football. Let’s hope that this serves as a strong reminder and deterrent to all involved in the sport.

  2. It’s disheartening to see betting issues arise within the ranks of French football. Imposing sanctions on the players and coaches involved is a necessary step in upholding the integrity of the sport. Let’s hope this serves as a strong reminder that such actions will not be tolerated, and that fair play and sportsmanship should always prevail.

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