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Football Club Nantes

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, a year that saw the club contest their 50th season in the French top flight. Their honours to date include eight French league titles, three Coupes de France and a Coupe de la Ligue, while Les Canaries have played 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 October 2nd, 2018, and after a complicated start in Ligue 1 Conforama, the club appointed Vahid Halilhodzic as head coach, former coach of Paris Saint-Germain from 2003 to 2005.

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.

Football Club de Nantes

  • LIGUE 1 Conforama
    Day 16
    Wednesday, December 4th
    Parc des Princes
    Date to be confirmed
    PARIS Saint-Germain FC Nantes
    PARIS Saint-Germain
    FC Nantes
  • LIGUE 1 Conforama
    Day 23
    Wednesday, February 5th
    Stade de la Beaujoire
    Date to be confirmed
    FC Nantes PARIS Saint-Germain
    FC Nantes
    PARIS Saint-Germain

Previous encounters

Paris SG - FC Nantes

Paris Saint-Germain’s leading scorer in Ligue 1 Conforama matches against Nantes is Edinson Cavani with eight goals.
Last year, the Parisians succeeded in qualifying for the Coupe de France final, defeating FC Nantes 3 - 0 at Parc des Princes, with goals from Verratti, Mbappé and Alves.
This season, the Canaries will be travelling to Parc des Princes on Matchday 16. Thiago Silva's teammates will be playing at la Beaujoire on Matchday 23. 

Did you know?

FC Nantes owe their distinctive green and yellow kit to Jean Guillou, one of the club’s founders, who wore the same colour silks during his career as a jockey and chose them in the belief that they would bring the new team success.

Paris Saint-Germain and FC Nantes currently share the record for the most consecutive seasons spent in the French top flight: 44. Les Canaries put their run together between 1963 and 2007, while PSG have been in France’s top tier since 1974 and will make the record their own this coming season.

Player to watch

Kalifa Coulibaly
21/08/1991
Striker

Born on August, 21 1991, Kalifa Coulibaly is a young Malian player who has been playing as a striker since 2017. After completing his junior career at AS Real Bamako and then at Paris-Saint Germain, with the team's reserve he joined Charleroi FC. Thanks to 5 goals scored during the "play off 1", he pushed La Gantoise to recruit him for the following season. On November 24, 2015, he enabled his team to qualify for the Round of 16 of the Champions League by scoring their very first goal under his new colours. 
Arriving at FC Nantes in 2017, he had a difficult start, particularly because of an injury that deprived him of the field in the first year. The 2018-2019 season was much better for him, with 32 games played and 8 goals scored in Ligue 1 Conforama.

International with Malian's team, he was called up for the first time in 2013 to play a match against South Korea. After that, he was called up to participate in the African Cup of Nations in 2016 and then in 2019, but unfortunately Mali defeated at he Round of 16 against Côte d'Ivoire (1-0).

FC Nantes travel to Parc des Princes

Discover the official squad of FC Nantes for their travel to Paris as part of Ligue 1 Conforama matchday 19!

Tatarusanu, Pallois, Diego Carlos, Mbodji, Lucas Lima, Rongier, Khrin, Touré, Kwateng, Boschilia, Sala

Stade de la Beaujoire

The Stade de la Beaujoire was opened on 8 May 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.

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5 Boulevard de La Beaujoire

44 300 Nantes

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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.

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