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FC Girondins de Bordeaux

Bordeaux were founded in 1881, and as such are one of the Ligue 1 Conforama’s oldest clubs. Prior to Frédéric Longuépée taking over the chairmanship on December 2018, FCGB had been run by the emblematic Jean-Louis Triaud for 21 years.

Bordeaux are one of France’s most successful teams, having been crowned national champions six times, and having brandished the Coupe de France four times and the Coupe de la Ligue three times. Their European record is also commendable: they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2010 and the final of the UEFA Cup in 1996, losing to Lyon and Bayern Munich respectively.

In the summer of 1992, France legend Zinédine Zidane joined the club, which was coached by the wily Rolland Courbis at the time – it was in Gironde that, alongside other future FIFA World Cup-winners like Christophe Dugarry and Bixente Lizarazu, Zidane would reveal the full extent of his talent, and pick up the now famous nickname “Zizou” along the way.

The Garonne derby pits Bordeaux against Toulouse, in a rivalry that has often given rise to memorable matches. For example, on 2 December 2007 at Stade Chalban-Delmas, the derby finished 4-3 in Bordeaux’s favour, with Pierre Ducasse scoring the winning goal in the 87th minute. The Girondins have been coached since March 2019 by Portuguese technician Paulo Sousa.

FC Girondins de Bordeaux

  • LIGUE 1 Conforama
    Day 8
    Saturday, September 28th
    Matmut Atlantique
    Date to be confirmed
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux PARIS Saint-Germain
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    PARIS Saint-Germain
  • LIGUE 1 Conforama
    Day 26
    Saturday, February 22nd
    Parc des Princes
    Date to be confirmed
    PARIS Saint-Germain FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    PARIS Saint-Germain
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux

Previous encounters

Paris SG - FC Girondins de Bordeaux

On September 30th, 2017, Paris Ssaint-Germain recorded a resounding 6-2 victory in the fixture, in a match that featured an incredible free-kick goal by Neymar.

This season, the Bordelais will be welcoming the Red and Blue at Matmut Atlantique during the week-end of September 28th - 29th. Benoit Costil's teammates will be travelling to Parc des Princes during week-end of February 22nd - 23rd.

Did you know?

To mark their supporters’ group’s 30 years of existence, Bordeaux created a special anniversary logo, which appeared on their jerseys when they played Guingamp on 19 February 2017. Via this tribute, they wished to thank the fans for their support, recognising that they have also been an integral part of the club’s history since the very beginning. In 2013, Bordeaux set a unique record in the Coupe de France, becoming the only club to date to win the competition while playing all of their matches away from home.

Player to watch

Younousse Sankharé
10/09/1989
Midfielder

Born on September 10, 1985 in Tuile, Laurent Koscielny begin his professional career in 2003 after a stint at the EA Guingamp training centre. After 47 appearances in the Guingampais jersey, he joined Tours FC where he scored his first goal in the 2007 League Cup against the Chamois Niortais. In 2010, Laurent signed with the Arsenal Gunners. After 9 seasons with the London club, with whom he won numerous trophies such as the Coupe d'Anglettere in 2014, 2015 and 2017, the Community Shield in 2014, 2015 and 2017, or a Europa League final in 2019, he joined the Girondins de Bordeaux in summer 2019. A French international, he is wearing the Blue jersey for the first time in November 2011 against the United States. Selected from the 23 players for Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 where he started alongside Adil Rami and Samuel Umtiti from the quarter-finals. Deprived of the 2018 World Cup in Russia due to an injury, he announced his international retirement in October 2018.

FC Girondins de Bordeaux travel to Parc des Princes

Girondins de Bordeaux official squad for their travel to Paris as part of Ligue 1 Conforama matchday 24! On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, the Red and Blue were wearing a unique home kit with their names in Mandarin.

Costil, Sabaly, Koundé, Pablo, Palencia, Basic, Otavio, Sankharé, De Préville, Briand, Kamano

Matmut Atlantique

The Matmut Atlantique was opened on 18 May 2015; with 41,458 seats, it is the sixth largest stadium in France. The multifunctional arena previously staged five matches at UEFA EURO 2016, several Union Bordeaux-Bègles rugby matches and a variety of other sporting and cultural events. The arena also hosted the 2018 Coupe de la Ligue final between Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco, from which the Parisians emerged victorious (3-0).

The Matmut Atlantique is distinguishable from other sporting complexes due to its unique design, which blends refined and modern architectural styles.

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Cours Jules-Ladoumègue

33 300 Bordeaux

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The stadium is accessible via public transport (tram lines B and C – fans should get off at the Matmut Atlantique stop – and bus line 25), and boasts a 7,000-capacity car park.

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