Paris vs Reims

Stade de Reims in short

Founded in 1931, Reims are a French footballing institution, revered for their unique history, first and foremost, but also for the legendary players who have worn the famous red and white down the years. The club reached the French top flight for the first time just after World War II, and between 1949 and 1962, they proceeded to claim no fewer than six league titles as well as a Latin Cup, considered by many as a precursor to the UEFA Champions League. It was the era of “Grand Reims” and champagne football, spearheaded by their impressive attacking duo of Raymond Kopa and Just Fontaine, who remains the team’s all-time top scorer with 152 goals in 145 matches, all competitions combined.

Reims got off to a flying start in the Ligue 2 BKT in 2017-18, winning six of their first eight matches, at which point they cruised to the top of the table, where they stayed until the end of the campaign. In addition to their second division title, they boasted the least porous defence, conceding just 24 goals. For its return to the elite and at the end of a successful 2018-19 season, the Stade de Reims finished in an encouraging 8th place, just ahead of another promoted team, Nîmes Olympique. At the end of the 2019-20 Ligue 1 Uber Eats season, the club finished 6th in the ranking, ahead of Olympique Lyonnais and Montpellier HSC.

In June 2020, the club unveiled its new logo, a new visual identity in line with the club's desire of development and progression.

Stade de Reims is the first French team to have played a European final (1956).

The encounters

14 matchs joués

8
Won
3
Drawn
3
Lost
D5 - L1 20/21
September 27th, 2020
0-2
Semi-final - League Cup 19/20
January 22nd, 2020
3-0
D7 - L1 19/20
September 25th, 2019
0-2

The Parisians against Reims

On September 25th, 2019, the Red and Blue had been defeated 2-0 against Stade de Reims at Parc des Princes on Ligue 1 Uber Eats matchday 7, with goals from Kamara and Dia.

On January 22nd, 2020, as part of the League Cup semi-finals, the Red and Blue have defeated them 3 - 0 at Auguste Delaune, with the first career goal from Tanguy Kouassi.

Opposed to Stade de Reims on 2020/21 Ligue 1 Uber Eats matchday 5, Marquinhos' teammates signed a convincing performance at Auguste Delaune. On 2 perfect serves from Mbappé, Icardi scored his first 2 goals of the season.

The Red & Blue have only beated Stade de Reims twice at Auguste Delaune Stadium in their history.

Players to follow

Duel

Leandro Paredes

Midfielder 29/06/1994
Born on June 29th, 1994; in San Justo, Argentina, Leandro Paredes is an Argentinian footballer playing as a midfielder. Trained at Boca Juniors, he signed his first professional contract in 2010 with his training club. After four seasons at AS Roma and one at Zenit St Petersburg, he was transferred to Paris Saint-Germain on January 29th, 2019, taking over the N°8 from the young retiree Thiago Motta. On January 22nd, 2020, on the occasion of the League Cup semi-final against Stade de Reims, he appeared in the starting 11 of the Parisian side, in a diamond-shaped midfield alongside Marco Verratti and Julian Draxler.
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Boulaye Dia

Forward 16/11/1996
Boulaye Dia, born on November 16th, 1996, has been a professional player at the Stade de Reims since 2018, after signing his first professional contract. He was notably noticed following a very good first season 2017/18 in National 2, in the amateur club Jura Sud Foot with 15 goals in 21 matches. This performance, his athletic qualities and his ability to make a difference has not escaped the notice of the elite clubs. The player chose Stade de Reims, who had just been promoted to Ligue 1 Uber Eats in June 2019. The French player thus moved from Regional 2 to Ligue 1 Uber Eats in just one season, a dazzling trajectory. On 2019-20 season and with the departure of Diego in the summer of 2019 and then Rémy Oudin during the winter mercato, the Rémois established himself as a key element of the Reims attacking sector and as one of the players to watch out for at the Stade de Reims.

Auguste Delaune Stadium

Officially opened on June 2nd, 1935, Stade Auguste-Delaune has been the club’ home ground since they entered the world of professional football. Formerly known as Stade Municipal, its name pays tribute to the former sport federation secretary general, Auguste Delaune, a major figure in the French resistance during World War II. The stadium was used during the first FIFA World Cup to be held in France, in 1938, and has served as the arrival point for a number of Tour de France stages.

At the beginning of the 2000s, the arena underwent a comprehensive revamp that both modernised it and increased its size. On the 2018-19 season, Stade Auguste Delaune was one of the most well-attended stadiums in the Ligue 2 BKT.

33 rue Chaussée Bocquaine
51 100 Reims
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Practical information
Located right in the middle of town, Stade Auguste-Delaune is sandwiched between the A344 motorway and the Parc Léo Lagrange. The stadium has an adjoining car park, as well as easy access to public transport and the Comédie tram stop.