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Football Club de Metz

Founded in 1919, Football Club de Metz discovered professional status at the beginning of the 1932-33 season, participating in the first French professional football championship. Although the club has oscillated between the first and second divisions since the 2000s, it is nevertheless one of the most regular at the highest level, as evidenced by its 35 consecutive seasons in the elite between 1967 and 2002. The Grenats have won two Coupe de France titles in 1984 and 1988, as well as a Coupe de la Ligue trophy in 1996 against Olympique Lyonnais.

The team has been coached since the summer of 2018 by Frédéric Antonetti, a former technician at SC Bastia, OGC Nice and Stade Rennais. After an exceptional 2018-19 season, the Grenats have validated their rise to Ligue 1 Conforama, only one year after having left it.

Football Club de Metz

  • LIGUE 1 Conforama
    Day 31
    Sunday, April 5th
    Parc des Princes
    Date to be confirmed
    PARIS Saint-Germain FC Metz
    PARIS Saint-Germain
    FC Metz

Previous encounters

Paris SG - Football Club de Metz

Throughout their history, Paris Saint-Germain and Football Club de Metz have played each other on many occasions. The last victory of the Grenats in the capital dates back to the 1995-96 season. Their last confrontation was held in the 2017-18 season, whith a 5-0 victory of the Red and Blue at Parc des Princes thanks to goals from Meunier, Nkunku, Mbappé and Silva.

This season, Marquinhos's teammates had defeated them 2 - 0 in Moselle on matchday 4, with a goal from Di Maria and Choupo-Moting. The Messins will be playing at Parc des Princes during week-end of April 4th - 5th.

Did you know?

The 1997-98 season remains to this day one of the most historic that the club has ever known. That year, the team led by the future World Champion Robert Pires simply achieved its best performance in the championship. After a great season, FC Metz succeeded in finishing second in the standings, only overtaken by RC Lens on goal difference. The same year, the Bande à Pirès lost in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals against Paris Saint-Germain with a goal from Florian Maurice.

Player to watch

Habib Diallo
18/06/1995
Striker

Born on June 18th, 1995, in Thiès, Senegal, Habib Diallo made his professional debut with Football Club of Metz in the 2015-16 season, scoring 9 goals and delivering two assists at just 20 years old. After a one-and-a-half year loan at Stade Brestois 29 between January 2017 and June 2018, he returned to the Grenats at the beginning of the 2018-19 season to take over the top spot. He then confirmed all the hopes placed in him and made his skills as a finisher visible, scoring 25 goals and delivering 5 assists, asserting himself as a key element of the FC Metz championship title and his rise to Ligue 1 Conforama.

2018-19 FC Metz official squad

Oukidja, Balliu, Sunzu, Boye, Delaine, Cohade, Fofana, Gakpa, Niana, Diallo, N'Guette

Saint-Symphorien Stadium

Inaugurated in 1923, Saint-Symphorien Stadium is the mythical venue of Football Club of Metz since the club was founded four years earlier. After extensive renovations, the stadium in its current configuration can accommodate 24,985 spectators in the North, South Moselle, West and East stands. This season in Ligue 2 Dominos, FC Metz was in second position in terms of average attendance, just behind Racing Club de Lens. The record attendance dates back to December 7th, 1991, and the receipt of Olympique de Marseille.

ADRESSE

3 allée Saint-Symphorien

57050 Longeville-lès-Metz

INFOS PRATIQUES

Located on the island of Saint-Symphorien on the banks of the Moselle, the stadium is accessible by car from the A31 motorway at exit number 32 "Metz - Centre". Located near the stadium, the ice rink parking is an option that can accommodate the supporters' vehicle, as well as the Republic and Maud'Huy parkings, located in downtown Metz. On match nights, it is also possible to use the MET network and its parking relay - public transport system via line A or B.

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