• Location: Nantes, France
  • Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire
  • Coach: Antoine Kombouaré
  • Ligue 1 Titles: 8

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Ligue 1 Winners: 1964–65, 1965–66, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1982–83, 1994–95, 2000–01.

Coupe de France Winners: 1978–79, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2021–22.

Coupe de la Ligue Winners: 1964–65.

Thropée des Champions Winners: 1965, 1999, 2001.

Cup of the Alps Winners: 1982.

Nantes is one of the top football clubs in France. It is a professional team that plays in the country’s first division of the top men’s football league. The team has been around for quite some years and has continued to deliver at the highest level, even though they’ve had a few stints in the lower division. 

The goal is to represent France in Europe and for the team to add more accolades. We can’t deny that there are many exciting things to enjoy with this team and that they will improve as time progresses. It would be better to see this team improve and get more incredible accolades as time progresses.

Nantes General Info

The club’s full name is Football Club de Nantes, and it is based in Nantes in Pays de la Loire. It has existed for almost eight decades, spending most of its time competing in the first division of the French Ligue 1. The team’s nickname is La Maison Jaune, which translates to The Yellow House, and they also go by Les Canaris, which translates to The Canaries. 

Their official colors are Yellow and Green, but on some occasions, they have white as part of their jersey colors. The team plays its home game at the Stade de la Beaujoire, which has a 35,322 seating capacity. It is owned by Waldemar Kita, the club’s president, and Antoine Kombouare is this season’s head coach. 

Nantes History

Nantes stats started in 1943 when it was created with its first match against CA Paris at the Stade Olympique de Colombes, which the team won 2-0. However, their first home game ended in a defeat against Troyes. The club’s first season ended with the team finishing fifth on the log, resulting in a manager change. 

The change in management saw the team win 16 consecutive matches, but at the end of that run, they lost to Sochaux 9-0, recording their highest-ever defeat. By 1945, the team became a pro football club after they won the Western Region championship, and they started in the second division of the French top-flight competitions. 

The team kept improving, and we could see it was gunning for the top division. Eventually, they made it to the French Ligue 1 and became French champions in their second season in the top division. Before entering a rollercoaster of seasons, the club remained successful for a while, but they are back in the top division. 

Nantes Records

The records show how the team has been performing over the years. They’ve had some incredible moments as a club and continue to push further in the top division. Before Paris Saint-Germain became the most dominant team in the league, Nantes held the records and was on the run to become the league’s biggest team.

However, from the 2000-01 season, they haven’t come close to winning the French Ligue 1 title. They’ve suffered setbacks and continued to struggle. But before the 2000s, the team was dominant that they even got as far as the UEFA Champions League semi-finals of the 1995-96 season.

The team took time to bolster their attack. However, they lost a few attackers during the last summer transfer window. Therefore, there is a balanced team with experienced and budding youngsters looking for a platform to showcase their skills. Below are some of the top arrivals and departures. 

  • Top Arrivals: Fabien Centonze, Mostafa Mohamed, Ignatius Ganago, Moussa Sissoko, Evann Guessand. 
  • Top Departures: Randal Kolo Muani, Jean-Kevin Augustin, Kalifa Coulibaly, Roli Pereira de Sa, Bridge Ndilu.

Nantes has had some top coaches over the years. These coaches have brought the team accolades and led them to many championship titles. So, below are some of Nantes’ best coaches in its history. 

  • Jose Arribas
  • Jean Vincent
  • Jean-Claude Suaudeau
  • Raynald Denoueix
  • Miroslav Blazevic

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