Dijon FCO is the most recently founded club to play in the French top-flight, being established in 1998. The team is yet to win any trophy after being runners-up in their promotion effort in the 2015/2016 season. Dijon nearly escaped Ligue 1 relegation in 2019, with the dreadful –29 goal difference. Their best ranking in the first tier of French football is the 11th spot. The club's nickname goes by The Owls, and they play their home matches at the Stade Gaston Gérard.
Dijon FCO transfers
Alfred Gomis from SPAL for £1 Million in 2019 – A product of Serie A Torino’s youth academy, Gomis was promoted to the senior squad in 2012. He never settled in Torino and often hit the road to play on loan at various Italian clubs. Gomis completed six loan spells before finally settling with SPAL. Torino sold him for £1.5 Million, but it seems like SPAL later regretted buying the keeper as he was offloaded in the next year. Dijon came forward with a suitable offer in 2019, and they acquired Gomis. With The Owls, he displayed some impressive performances resulting in fellow Ligue 1 side to buy him in 2020 for £10 Million.
Wesley Saïd from Stade Rennais for £1.5 Million in 2017 – Before being bought by Dijon, Saïd had completed a season-long loan spell with the club in the season of 2015/2016. Although he didn't feature regularly, he contributed to winning the promotion to Ligue 1. In 2017 his move to the Owls was made permanent for £1.5 Million. Later in 2019, after 73 appearances marked by 17 goals, Saïd was sold to Toulouse for a fee of £8 Million, netting in a decent profit for The Owls.
Loïs Diony from Stade Montois on a free transfer in 2014 – Diony spent half a year playing for Stade Montois in the fourth tier of French football. During this time, he played in 14 matches and scored nine goals earning him a move to Dijon, which was participating in the Ligue 2 at the time. Diony proved to be extremely useful in the promotion-winning campaign of 2015/2016, becoming the club's top scorer with 14 goals. The following season he once again topped the top scorer chart finding the net 12 times. His effort was enough to keep Dijon at the top-flight. It was also enough to spark interest in some bigger French clubs like Saint-Etienne. In 2017 ASSE parted ways with £10 Million to secure Diony's signature.
Valentin Rosier from Rodez AF on a free transfer in 2016 – The defender was one of the first figures to arrive at Stade Gaston Gérard in the effort to solidify the club's position in Ligue 1. He proved himself by starting in almost all league games during his first season. His Dijon record concluded with 60 appearances and seven assists before Rosier was bought by Portuguese side Sporting CP for £7.5 Million. Sporting's winger Mama Balde was also included in the deal, which meant that Dijon's profit was not only financial.