• Location: Lens, France
  • Stadium: Estadio Bollaert-Delelis
  • Coach: Franck Haise
  • Ligue 1 Titles: 1

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Ligue 1 Winners: 1997–98.

Ligue 2 Winners: 1936–37, 1948–49, 1972–73, 2008–09.

Coupe de la Ligue: 1998–99.

Coupe Drago: 1959, 1960, 1965.

Coupe Gambardella: 1957, 1958, 1992.

UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2005, 2007.

France has had some impressive teams for many decades, and one of the oldest clubs in the country’s history is Lens. It has been around for more than a century and remains a top-notch club with incredible stats throughout its history. Lens is a team that has featured at the highest level in France. 

However, they’ve also had a few stints in the lower divisions. We expect the team to maintain its current form and not drop to the lower leagues. It is a tough season, but they are up for the task. They would maintain an incredible form and continue pushing further in their current position. 

Lens General Info

Lens is one of the oldest clubs in France, having been around for more than a century. The team has had some incredible moments since its first official match. The club plays in the Northern city of Leans in Pas-de-Calais, and the full name is Le Racing Club de Lens with the nickname Les Sang et Or. 

They are also called RC Lens and are a top professional French football club. They play their home matches at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. This is a stadium with over 38,000 seating capacity. The club is owned by Solferino SARL, with Joseph Oughourlian as the president and Franck Haise managing the team.

As they participate in the French Ligue 1 and other competitions this season, the team’s home jersey would be Red and Gold, the team’s primary color, and they play a significant role in their nickname, which translates to The Blood and Gold. Their other colors are green, black, and white. 

Lens History

Lens stats started right after it was created in 1906 by a group of local students who enjoyed playing the sport. Two famous clubs inspired the name during that time; Racing Club de Roubaix and Racing Club de France. The founders’ parents formed the board of directors, and the original colors for the team were green and black. 

By 1924, the team had changed its colors to red and gold. They continue to play in those colors to this day, and aside from that, they continue to compete professionally. By 1929, they had won their first championships and were promoted to Division d’Honneur. And it didn’t take long before the team made it to the first division.

They continued on an upward trajectory that saw them succeed in France and even had some European competition appearances. However, they also had terrible seasons that saw them struggle in the lower divisions. They’ve had some excellent and bad eras, but overall, RC Lens is an incredible team. 

Lens Records

Lens stats show that this team has held records in the French top-flight division and other competitions. They’ve won accolades in the county’s division one and division two. The team has had many exciting records as well. For instance, their highest win in the league was their 10-2 victory against RC Paris in the 1962-63 season.

Aside from that, they’ve also had a big margin win in a European Cup competition. Their 7-0 win against Avenir-Beggen is still their most significant win margin in Europe. They’ve also won a UEFA title and made it to the UEFA Cup semi-final stages. And their highest record for attendance in a home game stands at 48,912 when they faced Marseille in 1992.

Lens is one team that always looks to improve their game. And as a result, they’ve made some strides as they made some moves in the last transfer window. So, check out the players joining the team after the last window and the ones left for other clubs.

  • Top Arrivals: Lois Openda, Adam Buksa, Alexis Claude-Maurice, Jimmy Cabot, Salis Abdul Samed
  • Top Departures: Cheick Doucoure, Jonathan Clauss, Christopher Wooh, Simon Banza, Ignatius Ganago

Lens is one team that has had many coaches in their 110+ years of existence. These coaches impact the team, while some make them perform at the highest level. Below is a list of some of the best coaches in Lens’s history. 

  • Arnold Sowinski
  • Nicholas Hibst
  • Ludvic Dupal
  • Gerard Houllier
  • Jules Bigot

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