Paris vs Nîmes

Nîmes Olympique in short

Founded on April 12th, 1937, Nîmes Olympique reached the French first division a few seasons later before enjoying their heyday in the late 1950s/early 1960s, when their fierce rivalry with Stade de Reims moved on to a new level. After finishing runners-up in the 1971/72 season, the club made their UEFA Cup debut the following season, but went out in the first round.

In 2018, and after a period of 25 years spent in the National (France’s third tier) and the second division, Nîmes Olympique were guided back to Ligue 1 Uber Eats by coach Bernard Blaquart, after finishing second behind old foes Stade de Reims. Since February 2021 Pascal Plancque has been named head coach to replace Jerome Arpinon.

The club’s main rivals, however, are Olympique de Marseille, with the two playing out a number of memorable top-of-the-table clashes in the 1970s. Nîmes Olympique's record is composed of one second division title to date. French first division runners-up on four occasions, they have also played in and lost three French Cup finals.

In 1932, Sporting Club Nîmois took part in the first French professional football championship.

The encounters

5 matchs joués

5
Won
0
Drawn
0
Lost
D23 - L1 20/21
February 3rd, 2021
3-0
D7 - L1 20/21
October 16th, 2020
0-4
D1 - L1 19/20
August 11th, 2019
3-0

The Parisians against Nîmes

The Red and Blue were receiving the Crocos at Parc des Princes on August 11th, 2019, first match of the 2019-20 season. Thiago Silva's teammates have defeated them 3 - 0 with goals from Cavani, Mbappé and Di Maria.

The Parisians have defeated Nîmes 4 - 0 at Stade des Costières on October 16th, 2020, as part of Ligue 1 Uber Eats matchday 7, with goals from Mbappé, Florenzi and Sarabia. On February 3rd, 2021, Paris Saint-Germain was receiving Nîmes Olympique at Parc as part of championship matchday 23. Mauricio Pochettino's men went victorious 3 - 0, with goals from Di Maria, Sarabia and Mbappé.

Since their return to Ligue 1 Uber Eats, Nimes have failed to win against the Parisians.

Players to follow

Duel

Alessandro Florenzi

Right-back 11/03/1991
Trained at AS Roma where he made his Serie A debut on May 22th, 2011, replacing club legend Francesco Totti, Alessandro Florenzi is an Italian player who can play both as a right-back and in midfield. He was Italy's vice-champion in 2014, 2015 and 2017, and was also a finalist in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2013, defeated by Spain's Thiago Alcantara and Isco. He played his first match with Paris Saint-Germain against Olympique de Marseille on September 13th, 2020, at Parc des Princes. He scored his first goal with the Red and Blue against Angers on October 2nd, 2020, with a stunning strike. He scored his second goal against Nîmes on October 16th, 2020, after having hit the goalpost twice.
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Renaud Ripart

Striker 14/03/1993
Born on March 14th, 1993, in Nîmes, Renaud is a pure product of the Bastide, the Olympic Nîmes training centre. A year after starting with the first team, he was crowned French National Champion in 2012. In Ligue 2 BKT, during the 2013-14 season, he scored two goals in the match against the Chamois Niortais. Loaned to Bastia for one year, he returned to his training club the following season and proved decisive by scoring 8 goals and making 4 assists in 32 games played with the Nîmes, and was voted the team's best player that year. Back in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, he scored his first goal on matchday 2 against OGC Nice.

Stade des Costières

Opened on February 15th, 1989, and located in the district of the same name, the Stade des Costières once held nearly 30,000 spectators. Subsequently refurbished and reduced in size, it now has a capacity of 15,934. Thanks to Nîmes Olympique’s exciting brand of attacking football, the stadium boasted one of the highest attendance rates in Ligue 2 BKT in 2017-18 season, the team being the best attack in the league.

123 avenue de la Bouvine
30 900 Nîmes
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Practical information
Situated close to the centre of Nîmes, the Stade des Costières is easily reached by car and by public transport, thanks to the T1 Line of the city’s Tram’Bus service. A shuttle bus service also operates on matchdays.