D1 Arkema 2021/22 – Ins And Outs

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the consequences of the transfer window ahead of the new season of D1 Arkema, French women’s football’s topflight, which begins next week.

The D1 Arkema championship for 2021/22 will start on August 27th and 28th 2021 with several changes in the team’s staff.

This new campaign will see the D1 Arkema remain at twelve teams. Le Havre were relegated to D2 at the end of last season and Saint-Etienne climbed into D1 Arkema.

There are a lot of moves between last season’s top three. Three players from Paris SG (Endler, Bruun and Morroni) moved to Lyon and one player from Lyon (Karchaoui) make the reverse move. One player from Bordeaux (E. Cascarino) and one player from Montpellier (De Almeida) went to Paris SG. Hamraoui, ex Olympique Lyonnais, goes from Barcelona to Paris SG. Three players from Lyon are loaned to OL Reign, Olympique Lyonnais WNSL Franchise: Bouhaddi, Le Sommer, Marozsan.

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN:

Above: Sakina Karchaoui – unveiled by PSG after singing from Olympique Lyonnais. Photo: Paris St. Germain

Coach: Didier Ollé-Nicolle

Arrivals: Didier Ollé-Nicolle (coach, Le Mans), Estelle Cascarino (Bordeaux), Elisa De Almeida (Montpellier), Sakina Karchaoui (Lyon), Hawa Sangaré (loan return, Le Havre), Léa Khelifi (loan return, Dijon), Amanda Ilestedt (Bayern Munich, GER), Kheira Hamraoui (Barcelona, ESP), Aminata Diallo (loan return, Atlético Madrid, EPS), Constance Picaud (Le Havre), Celin Bizet Ildhusøy (Vålerenga, NOR).

Departures: Olivier Echouafni (coach), Christiane Endler (Lyon), Alanna Cook (OL Reign, USA), Formiga (São Paulo, BRA), Signe Bruun (Lyon), Nadia Nadim (Racing Louisville, USA), Irene Paredes (Barcelona, ESP), Arianna Criscione (end of contract), Perle Morroni (Lyon).

OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS:

Coach: Sonia Bompastor

Arrivals : Christiane Endler (PSG), Signe Bruun (PSG), Danielle van de Donk (Arsenal, ENG), Perle Morroni (PSG), Emelyne Laurent (loan return, Atlético Madrid, ESP), Manon Revelli (loan return, Servette Chênois FC, CH), Grace Kazadi (loan return, Atlético Madrid, ESP), Assimina Maoulida (loan return, Le Havre), Yrma Mzé Issa (Marseille), Emma Holmgren (Eskilstuna United, SWE).

Departures : Sarah Bouhaddi (OL Reign, USA, loan), Dzsenifer Marozsán (OL Reign, USA, loan), Eugénie Le Sommer (OL Reign, USA, loan), Sakina Karchaoui (PSG), Jodie Taylor (Orlando Pride, USA), Jessy Roux (end of contract, Orléans), Nikita Parris (Arsenal, ENG), Manon Revelli (Guingamp, loan), Assimina Maoulida (Issy, loan).

BORDEAUX :

Coach: Patrice Lair.

Arrivals : Patrice Lair (coach, without team), Mélissa Herrera (Reims), Mélissa Gomes (Reims), Mylène Chavas (Dijon), Marine Perea (loan return, Soyaux), Paige Culver (Soyaux), Sisca Folkertsma (Twente, NED).

Departures : Pedro Martinez Losa (Scotland Coach), Khadija Shaw (Manchester City, ENG), Estelle Cascarino (PSG), Ouleymata Sarr (Paris FC), Ghoutia Karchouni (Inter Milan, ITA), Axelle Touzeau (end of contract, Rodez).

PARIS FC:

Coach: Sandrine Soubeyrand.

Arrivals: Ouleymata Sarr (Bordeaux).

Departures : Gaëtane Thiney (NJ/NY Gotham, USA, loan), Camille Catala (retired), Linda Sällström (HJK Helsinki, FIN), Claire Savin (retired), Aurélie Claire (Saint-Maur).

Above: Signe Bruun, newly arrived at Olympique Lyonnais after signing from Paris St. Germain. Photo: Olympique Lyonnais.

GUINGAMP:

Coach: Frédéric Biancalani.

Arrivals : Laurie Teinturier (Issy), Cindy Perrault (Montpellier), Arzhelenn Dufrien (Brest), Manon Revelli (Servette Chênois FC, SWI, loan, Lyon), Angel Gurhem (Braine Chassemy Vailly/Aisne FC).

Departures : Faustine Robert (Montpellier), Anissa Lahmari (Soyaux), Solène Durand (Dijon), Laura Brock (retired), Wassilah Imlak (Strasbourg), Grace Yango (Fleury), Léa Sotier (Le Havre), Safia Tall (AS Roma Femminile, ITA).

DIJON :

Coach : Christophe Forest.

Arrivals : Christophe Forest (coach, Brest), Lisa Lichtfus (Standard de Liège, BEL), Elody Salaün (Brest), Solène Durand (Guingamp), Ekaterina Tyryshkina (Le Havre), Jenna Dear (Fleury).

Departures : Yannick Chandioux (coach, Montpellier), Genessee Daughetee (USA), Mylène Chavas (Bordeaux), Maryne Gignoux (Saint-Etienne), Elise Bonet (Saint-Etienne), Elodie Nakkach (Servette Chênois FC, CH), Salma Amani (Saint-Malo), Léa Khelifi (end of loan, PSG), Océane Daniel (Issy), Amanda Chaney (Strasbourg), Camille Pinel (Montauban), Sh’nia Gordon (CSKA Moscow, RUS).

REIMS :

Coach : Amandine Mique.

Arrivals : Julie Pasquereau (Metz), Kethna Louis (Le Havre), Jade Rastocle (Sarcelles), Emily Alvarado (TCU Horned Frogs, USA), Melike Pekel (Le Havre).

Departures : Mélissa Herrera (Bordeaux), Mélissa Gomes (Bordeaux), Phallon Tullis-Joyce (OL Reign, USA), Marie-Aurelle Awona (Napoli Femminile, ITA), Tess David (Lens), Audrey Dupupet (Orléans), Solène Wittmann (Troyes).

FLEURY :

Coach : Fabrice Abriel.

Arrivals : Fabriel Abriel (coach, already in the club), Ewelina Kamczyk (Górnik Leczna, POL), Julie Debever (Inter Milan, ITA), Marie Levasseur (Metz), Grace Yango (Guingamp), Nikola Karczewska (Górnik Łęczna, POL), Imane Chebel (BIIK Kazygurt, UKR), Amandine Béché (Nantes), María Díaz Cirauqui (Athletic Bilbao, SPA).

Departures : Laëtitia Philippe (end of loan, Soyaux), Cecilie Sandvej, Teninsoun Sissoko (Turbine Potsdam, GER), Kate Nado (Saint-Malo), Jeanne Dear (Dijon), Kamilla Karlsen (Djurgårdens IF, SWE), Michelle De Jongh (Vittsjö, SWE, end of loan), Marina Makanza (Marseille), Hannah Diaz (Houston Dash, USA), Céline Chatelain (Saint-Maur).

Above: Samantha Johnson, who signed for Soyaux over the summer. Photo: Wikipedia.

SOYAUX :

Coach : Dragan Cvetkovic.

Arrivals : Dragan Cvtekovic (coach, TP Mazembe, Congo), Anissa Lahmari (Guingamp), Lisa Martinez (Metz), Zoé Stievenart (Montpellier), Sarah Zahot (Marseille), Laëtitia Philippe (Issy), Mireille Viannelle Tchengang (PSG), Laurine Pinot (Issy), Shana Battouri (Brest), Eden Avital (MS Kyriat Gat, ISR), Samantha Johnson (Melbourne City FC, AUS), Corina Luijks (SS Lazio, ITA).

Departures : Laurent Mortel (coach), Mickaëla Bottega (Nice), Jessy Roux (end of loan, Orléans), Marine Perea (end of loan, Bordeaux), Kimberley Cazeau (Brest), Anaïs M’Bassidjé (Marseille), Paige Culver (Bordeaux), Alice Benoît (Sassuolo Femminile, ITA), Henriette Michèle Akaba Edoa (Santa Teresa Dabajoz, ESP), Tamires Souza, Chelsea Surpris (Yzeure), Coralie Austry, Viviane Boudaud (Nice), Nina Stapelfeldt (AC Milan, ITA), Agathe Donnary (Issy).

MONTPELLIER :

Coach : Yannick Chandioux.

Arrivals : Yannick Chandioux (coach, Dijon), Faustine Robert (Guingamp), Esther Mbakem Niaro (loan return, Issy), Johanna Elsig (Turbine Potsdam, GER), Gabrielle Lambert (Saint-Étienne).

Departures: Elisa De Almeida (PSG), Anouk Dekker (Braga, POR), Cindy Perrault (Guingamp), Léonie Pankratz (HJK Naiset, FIN), Adelina Engman (Växjö DFF, SWE), Zoé Stievenart (Rodez), Marie Petiteau (Saint-Malo, loan).

ST-ETIENNE :

Coach : Jérôme Bonnet.

Arrivals : Maryne Gignoux (Dijon), Elise Bonet (Dijon), Maud Antoine (Marseille), Emily Burns (Real Club Racing Santander, SPAIN), Kristen Sakaki (Trinity Western University, CAN).

Departures: Charlotte Gauvin (retired), Coralie Digonnet (retired), Naweal Ouinekh (retired), Gabrielle Lambert (Montpellier), Morgane Martins (Issy), Julie Marichaud (Nice), Joanna Viollaz (Avignon), Pilar Khoury (Nantes), Cheyenne Shorts (Celtic, SCO).

ISSY :

Coach : Camillo Vaz.

Arrivals : Océane Daniel (Dijon), Alexis Thornton (Le Havre), Morgane Martins (Saint-Étienne), Adélie Fourré (Marseille), Cosette Morché (OL Reign, USA, loan), Ally Prisock (Houston Dash, USA, loan), Agathe Donnary (Soyaux), Manon Labois (Poissy), Assimina Maoulida (Lyon, loan).

Departures : Laurie Teinturier (Guingamp), Laëtitia Philippe (Soyaux), Esther Mbakem Niaro (end of loan, Montpellier), Laurine Pinot (Soyaux), Camelia Toumi (Saint-Malo), Solène Froger (Brest), Fanny Pereira (Brest), Clara Cleus Fabregat (Vendenheim), Pauline Moitrel (Lille), Djanae Longo Nsame (Le Mans), Salma Zemzem (Albi), Allison Pantuso (Kuopion Palloseura “KuPS”, FIN), Kayla Mills (end of contract).

Jean-Pierre Thiesset’s weekly round-up of all the action from D1 Arkema will return this season in both English and French languages.

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