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CF Montréal Reserve Team Begins Third Ligue1 Québec Season

April 16, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Club de Foot Montreal News Release

MONTREAL - The CF Montréal reserve team will play its third season in Ligue 1 Québec in 2024. The regular season will run from April 20 to September 7.

Nine home games will be played at Centre Nutrilait free of charge. After its opening match in Town of Mount Royal on Sunday April 21, the squad will play its first home game on Saturday April 27 against Celtix du Haut-Richelieu.

With a group of 22 players aged between 17 and 20, head coach Patrick Viollat and his assistant Sylvain Hascoët will be able to rely on key players such as goalkeeper Judewellin Michel, recently called up this winter during the first team's training camp, and U17 Canadian internationals Étienne Godin, Gaël De Montigny and Antoine N'Diaye.

Three new players were added to the roster: goalkeeper Alessandro Ouzounis, defender Nicolas Pietrantonio and forward Nael Kane. Seven players will play their third season in the Quebec league. Among a group with nine different nationalities, eighteen are from Quebec and six from Montreal.

"The Academy's primary goal is to promote its players to the first team," said head coach Patrick Viollat. "The aim is for our players to be showcased this season in order to be called up regularly to trainings with the first team. As was the case in winter 2023, the group faced some very good teams during this past winter season and is assimilating the Academy's style of play in line with that of the first team. We're better organized collectively and individually, so it will be interesting to gauge our progress for this new season in Ligue1 Québec, where we'll want to perform well and make a bigger impact than last year."

The reserve team's preparations began in January at Complexe sportif Mare-Victorin and included matches against Quebec and American university teams as well as MLS NEXT PRO teams (New England Revolution II, New York Red Bulls II, New York City FC II and Toronto FC II).

"We are very excited to start this third season among the elite of Quebec soccer," said Academy Director Marinos Papageorgopoulos. "We have a group of young players with a lot of potential and we are eager to see them develop further during this competition which is the best in the province. The experience they gain will be essential in their journey towards a professional career and ultimately to join the first team."

Ligue1 Québec is the province's semi-professional league, equivalent to the third division at the national level. In 2023, CF Montréal finished fifth in the standings, near a playoff spot with a 12-6-4 record.


Position Number Last Name First Name Year of Birth Place of Birth Place of Residence Nationality Club in 2023

Goalkeeper 13 Hébert Matisse 2004 Saint-Eustache Saint-Jérôme Canadian CF Montréal Reserve

Goalkeeper 22 Michel Judewellin 2004 Port-au-Prince (Haiti) Montreal Canadian and Haitian CF Montréal Reserve

Goalkeeper 1 Martin Alexis 2006 Laval Laval Canadian CF Montréal Reserve

Goalkeeper 41 Ouzounis Alessandro 2005 Montreal Montreal Canadian and Italian CS Longueuil

Defender 4 Pietrantonio Nicolas 2005 Montreal Laval Canadian and Slovenian CS Saint-Laurent

Defender 16 Volcy Charles-Étienne 2004 Montreal Blainville Canadian CF Montréal Reserve

Defender 18 Godin Étienne 2006 Lebanon (United States) Town of Mount Royal Canadian and American CF Montréal U17

Defender 19 De Montigny Luca 2006 Montreal Mascouche Canadian CF Montréal U17

Defender 21 Bouffard Thomas 2005 Montreal Saint-Lambert Canadian and Swiss CF Montréal Reserve

Defender 26 Markovic Nikola 2004 Gatineau Gatineau Canadian and Serbian CF Montréal Reserve

Defender 29 Yeo Ismaël 2005 Abidjan (Ivory Coast) Montreal Canadian and Ivorian CF Montréal Reserve

Midfielder 5 Tchemmoun Rayane 2004 Oran (Algeria) Montreal Canadian and Algerian CF Montréal Reserve

Midfielder 8 Rodrigue Adam 2005 Greenfield Park Varennes Canadian CF Montréal Reserve

Midfielder 12 Domanico Luca 2006 Ottawa Ottawa Canadian and Italian CF Montréal U17

Midfielder 17 Sany Kong Loïc 2005 Yaoundé (Cameroon) Quebec City Canadian and Cameroonian CF Montréal Reserve

Midfielder 30 N'Diaye Antoine 2006 Montreal Longueuil Canadian, French and Senegalese CF Montréal U17

Winger 2 Mavakala David 2006 Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) Moncton Congolese CF Montréal Reserve

Winger 3 De Montigny Gaël 2006 Montreal Mascouche Canadian CF Montréal U17

Winger 10 Iliadis Costa 2005 Toronto Toronto Canadian and Greek CF Montréal Reserve

Striker 9 Ngongang Farrel 2005 Douala (Cameroon) Montreal Canadian CF Montréal Reserve

Striker 15 Happi Emaga Marc-Alexandre 2006 Namur (Belgium) Montreal Canadian CF Montréal U17

Striker 11 Kane Nael 2006 Ottawa Ottawa Canadian West Ottawa SC


Patrick VIOLLAT: head coach

Sylvain HASCOËT: assistant coach

Christopher CINELLI-FAIA: goalkeeper coach

Pierre BÉZY: head physical trainer

Anthony HOSTALIER: physical trainer

Vanessa CONTENTA: head therapist

Joon Park: therapist


4/21 - 6:30PM : CS Mont-Royal Outremont - CF Montréal (TMR Rec)

4/21 - 2:30PM : CF Montréal - Celtix du Haut-Richelieu (Centre Nutrilait)

5/3 - 8:00PM : AS Blainville - CF Montréal (Parc Blainville)

5/12 - 2:30PM : CF Montréal - Royal Sélect Beauport (Pôle culturel et sportif Saint-Constant)

5/18 - 7:30PM : FC Laval - CF Montréal (Parc Berthiaume - Du Tremblay)

6/1 - 6:30PM : CS Longueuil - CF Montréal (Parc Laurier)

6/5 - 2:30PM : CF Montréal - CS Saint-Hubert (Centre Nutrilait)

6/8 - 2:30PM : CF Montréal - Ottawa South United (Centre Nutrilait)

6/15 - 5:30PM : AS Laval - CF Montréal (Parc de Lausanne)

6/22 - 2:30PM : CF Montréal - CS St-Laurent (Centre Nutrilait)

6/26 - 8:00PM : CS Saint-Hubert- CF Montréal (Parc Rosanne-Laflamme)

7/7 - 2:30PM : CF Montréal - CS Mont-Royal Outremont (Centre Nutrilait)

7/12 - 9:00PM : Celtix du Haut-Richelieu - CF Montréal (Pierre-Benoît)

7/21 - 2:30PM : CF Montréal - AS Blainville (Centre Nutrilait)

7/28 - 3:00PM : Royal Sélect Beauport - CF Montréal (Stade Beauport)

8/3 - 2:30PM : CF Montréal - FC Laval (Centre Nutrilait)

8/10 - 8:00PM : CS St-Laurent - CF Montréal (Cégep Vanier College)

8/17 - 2:30PM : CF Montréal - CS Longueuil (Centre Nutrilait)

8/25 - 6:00PM : Ottawa South United - CF Montréal (TAAG Park)

9/7 - 2:30PM : CF Montréal - AS Laval (Centre Nutrilait)

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