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.

The club best performance in Champions League is a semi-final against Juventus Turin (1996).

The encounters

40 matchs joués

25
Won
9
Drawn
6
Lost
D29 - L1 20/21
March 14th, 2021
1-2
D9 - L1 20/21
October 31th, 2020
0-3
D23 - L1 19/20
February 4th, 2020
1-2

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 March 14th, 2021, at Parc des Princes, Mauricio Pochettino's men were defeated 2 - 1, with goals from Kolo Muani and Simons.

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

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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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Randal Kolo Muani

Striker 05/12/1998
Randal Kolo Muani is a French U21 international striker. He came from the famous training center of FC Nantes that he joined in 2015, just like the 98 world champions, Didier Deschamps, Marcel Desailly and Christian Karembeu. He made his first steps in Ligue 1 under former Paris Saint-Germain player and coach Vahid Halilodzic on November 30th, 2018, against AS Saint-Etienne. After a loan in National in Boulogne-sur-Mer, he went back to FC Nantes for the 2020-21 season, with the desire to perform as a starter in his training club. On March 14th, 2021, at Parc, he scored the first goal of his team, after having eliminated Marquinhos on a nice movement.

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.