Athlético Marseille, resident of National 3 last season, has filed for bankruptcy, reveals the Mars Actu site on Monday. The club, formerly called Marseille-Consolat and in particular a few years ago by Souleymane Diawara, was in the grip of very serious financial difficulties.
Atlético Marseille will disappear after 60 years of existence. The Marseille club, formerly known as Marseille-Consolat, has filed for bankruptcy, reports the local investigation site March News this Monday. This problem had been feared for a long time, the big financial problems of the National 3 club having been known for several months. At the end of the 2021-2022 season, the club had also been demoted to Regional 1.
Directed in particular by Souleymane Diawara and Karim Aklil, associated with Cyril Hanouna
For several years, Athlético Marseille was led in particular by Souleymane Diawara, who arrived as a shareholder in 2017, and Karim Aklil (players’ agent associated with presenter Cyril Hanouna), president since 2019.
“We are now close to filing for bankruptcy, confided last May, to La Provence, Jean-Luc Mingallon, former president of Marseille-Consolat who returned to business at the end of 2021 to help the club, in remarks reported by the site foot lover. We realized that the debts left were around 800,000 euros. The club was totally abandoned. The players had not been paid for four months and there were only two educators left to take care of 120 licensees.” The sentence of the court therefore ended up falling.