Sporting Club de Bastia (commonly referred to as SC Bastia or simply Bastia, Corsican: Sporting Club di Bastia) is a French association football club based in Bastia on the island of Corsica. The club currently plays in Ligue 1, the premier division of French football, in which it has played since 2012. The club plays its home matches at the Stade Armand Cesari located within the city. Bastia is managed by François Ciccolini and captained by midfielder Yannick Cahuzac.
Bastia's main historical success include reaching the final of the 1977–78 edition of the UEFA Cup. The team was defeated by Dutch club PSV Eindhoven (0–0 domestically, 0–3 away). Domestically, Bastia won the second division of French football in 1968 and 2012, and the Coupe de France in 1981. During the club's infancy, it was league champions of the "Corsican League" 17 times. They are the local rivals of Ajaccio and contest the Corsica derby.
Bastia is owned by Pierre-Marie Geronimi, a French entrepreneur, and has been since 2011. The club has produced several famous players in its history, Dragan Džajić, Claude Papi, Johnny Rep, Roger Milla, Michael Essien, Alex Song, Sébastien Squillaci and Antar Yahia are other players who have played in Bastia's colours.Close