Paris vs Nantes

FC Nantes in short

Football Club de Nantes were founded in 1943 with the merger of five different clubs. Since August 2007, FC Nantes have been presided over by Waldemar Kita, who won France Football’s Club Chairman of the Year award in 2014. Their honours to date include 8 French league titles, 3 French Cup and 1 League Cup, and playing over 100 matches in European club competitions.

One of France’s best-known clubs, FC Nantes are also famed for their La Jonelière youth academy, which has produced a number of France internationals and World Cup winners, among them Didier Deschamps, Marcel Desailly, and Christian Karembeu.

On December 8th, 2020, the club announced the dismissal of Christian Gourcuff, former coach of FC Lorient and Stade Rennais. After a short stint of Raymond Domenech on the bench, Antoine Kombouaré was named coach on February 10th, 2021. The former player and coach of Paris Saint-Germain will be in charge of keeping the club in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

The club and the City and Nantes are currently working together on the construction of a new stadium. This ambitious sporting, urban and environmental project goes by the name of Yellow Park and involves the construction of a 40,000-seater stadium that will host matches at the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the Olympic Games Paris 2024, as well as a park and nearly 1,500 houses.

In May 2019, Football Club de Nantes unveiled through Waldimar Kita, its new logo.

FC Nantes is one of the most successful clubs in French football.

The encounters

39 matchs joués

25
Won
9
Drawn
5
Lost
D9 - L1 20/21
October 31th, 2020
0-3
D23 - L1 19/20
February 4th, 2020
1-2
D16 - L1 19/20
December 4th, 2019
2-0

The Parisians against Nantes

On 2018-19 season, the Parisians succeeded in qualifying for the French Cup final, defeating FC Nantes 3 - 0 at Parc des Princes, with goals from Verratti, Mbappé and Alves.

On 2019-20 season, the Canaries were travelling to Parc des Princes on Matchday 16. Kylian Mbappé and Neymar brought victory to their team by scoring a goal each one during the second half! Kylian Mbappé's teammates have defeated them once again 2 - 1 at la Beaujoire on February 4th, 2020, on Matchday 23, with goals from Mauro Icardi, Thilo Kehrer and Moses Simon.

The Red and Blue have defeated them 3 - 0 at La Beaujoire, on October 31th, 2020, and as part of Ligue 1 Uber Eats matchday 9. The goals were scored during the second half by Herrera, Mbappé and Sarabia.

On June 11th, 1983, Paris Saint-Germain won the second French Cup in their history, following their 3-2 victory over FC Nantes in the final.

Players to follow

Duel

Marco Verratti

Midfielder 05/11/1992
Since arriving at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2012, Marco Verratti has established himself season after season as the metronome of the Parisian squad, with a science of the game and an unfailing composure. On April 3rd, 2019, the Parisian midfielder led Paris Saint-Germain to victory over FC Nantes in the French Cup semi-finals. In the 29th minute, and from a Kylian Mbappé's assist, he scored his fist goal in cup. The victory enabled the club to participate into its fifth consecutive French Cup final, with four trophies won.
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Kalifa Coulibaly

Striker 21/08/1991
Born on August 21th, 1991, Kalifa Coulibaly is a Malian player who has been playing as a striker since 2017. After completing his junior career at AS Real Bamako and then at Paris-Saint Germain, with the reserve team, he joined Charleroi FC. Arriving at FC Nantes in 2017, he had a difficult start, particularly because of an injury that deprived him of the field in the first year. The 2018-19 season was much better for him, with 32 games played and 8 goals scored in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. International with Malian's team, he was called up for the first time in 2013 to play a match against South Korea. After that, he was called up to participate in the African Cup of Nations in 2016 and then in 2019, but unfortunately Mali defeated at he Round of 16 against Côte d'Ivoire (1-0).

La Beaujoire Stadium

The Stade de la Beaujoire was opened on May 8th, 1984, an occasion marked by a friendly between FC Nantes and the Romanian national team. Situated in the Nantes Erdre district, opposite the Parc des Expositions, La Beaujoire is the city’s largest stadium and has a capacity of 35,550. The stadium hosted matches at the 1984 UEFA European Championships and the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and has also welcomed a number of leading musical acts, including U2 in 1993 and French rock legend Johnny Hallyday in 2012.

5 Boulevard de La Beaujoire
44 300 Nantes
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Practical information
The Stade de La Beaujoire is served by Line T1 of the city’s tram network (Beaujoire stop) and no fewer than four bus lines. There are also a total 3,000 free parking spaces in the vicinity of the stadium.