Nigerian Forward Victor Osimhen’s French Ligue 1 side LOSC Lille on Monday marked a ‘pre-birthday’ as they looked forward to their 75th anniversary celebration next month, Completesports.com reports.
Lille’s “pre. birthday” celebration today (Sept. 23) was in remembrance of the club’s first formative stage 75 years ago when Olympique Lillois and Sporting Club Fivois merged to become Stade Lillois.
The following month the same year (November 1944), the club finally metamorphosed into what is still known today as LOSC Lille.
“Happy Pre Birthday to us, On 23 September 1944, Olympique Lillois and Sporting Club Fivois merged to form Stade Lillois,” Lille tweeted on their official Twitter handle on Monday.
“The following November, we officially became LOSC, and you can be sure we’ll soon be celebrating that. We’re still having cake today, though.”
Lille won two league titles within the first 10 years of existence, and were runners up for four consecutive seasons. In the Coupe de France they’ve won five of their seven final appearances.
Lille secured the second place in Ligue 1 last season to qualify for the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League group stage after a seven- year absence.
Victor Osimehn joined the club on the 9th of July 2019 and has scored five goals in six matches so far for the Christophe Galtier’s team, as well as providing one assist.
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