Olympique Gymnaste Club Nice

Founded in 1908, Nice are, alongside Monaco and Cannes, one of the French Riviera’s most prominent football clubs. However, contrary to their near neighbours Cannes, who have gradually spiralled down through the divisions, Nice are about to embark on their 17th consecutive season in the Ligue 1 Conforama. Run by Jean-Pierre Rivière since 2011, Les Aiglons (The Eaglets) recently appointed 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Patrick Vieira as their coach. It will be Vieira’s first coaching position in Europe, although the Frenchman has previously spent time in charge of New York City FC and Manchester City U-21s.
A model of consistency, Nice are about to kick off their 60th season in top-flight football, during which time they have landed four French League titles and have lifted the Coupe de France on three occasions. On the continental stage, the club has twice reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, in 1957 and 1960; both times, Real Madrid proved to be one hurdle too far. In addition, they got to the third round of the UEFA Cup, in December 1973, where they lost to Cologne.
One of the highlights of the year for Nice fans is the Côte d’Azur derby, where their heroes lock horns with Monaco; the team’s most recent success in the hotly contested fixture came on 9 September 2017, when they recorded a comprehensive 4-0 win at the Allianz Riviera.

OGC Nice

Previous encounters

Paris SG - OGC Nice

Friday, October, 18, Thomas Tuchel's men was travelling to Allianz Riviera as part of matchday 10. The Parisians won 4-1 thanks to goals from Kylian Mbappé and Mauro Icardi. The Aiglons will be playing at Parc des Princes during the week-end of March 14th - 15th, 2020.

Did you know?

Although their supporters – and fans of French football generally – are accustomed to watching Nice play in red and black, the team originally competed in black and blue. After arriving at a tournament organised by AC Milan in 1910, they realised they had left their jerseys back at Nice Airport. The Rossoneri kindly lent their visitors a set of their iconic red-and-black-striped tops; after winning the event, the powers-that-be at Nice decided to adopt those striking new colours as their own.

Player to watch

Walter Benitez


Born on 19 January 1993 in General José de San Martin, Argentina, Walter Benitez has been OGC Nice's goalkeeper since 2016. First number 2, behind Yoan Cardinale, Walter had the opportunity to express his talent following his injury. Very strong on his line, he impressed in particular during the matches against Caen and Toulouse. During 2017/2018, we will obviously remember his incredible stop against FC Nantes. An Argentine international since 2013, he was the starting goalkeeper for the Argentina U-20 team at the 2013 South American Championship held at home in Argentina. During the 2018/2019 season, he established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in Ligue 1 Conforama.

OGC Nice official squad against Paris Saint-Germain

Discover OGC Nice official squad for the receipt of Paris Saint-Germain as part of Ligue 1 Conforama mathday 10!

Benitez, Burner, Hérelle, Dante, Sarr, Lees-Melou, Cyprien, Danilo, Ganago, Dolberg, Claude Maurice. 

Allianz Riviera

After having played at their traditional home of Stade Municipal du Ray from 1927 to 2013, Nice opened their brand-new ground, the Allianz Riviera, on 22 September 2013. Located in the Saint-Isodore district, the Allianz Riviera is a modern, multi-functional stadium that is also used for Top 14 professional rugby matches as well as high-profile concerts, such as the one featuring Jay-Z and Beyoncé in July 2018. Boasting a total capacity of 36,178 seats, the arena also staged UEFA EURO 2016 matches, including the Round-of-16 encounter between Iceland and England.


Boulevard des Jardiniers

06 200 Nice 


The club has put in tremendous efforts to ensure that access to the Allianz Riviera is as easy as possible, putting in place Ligne Foot (“football lines”) rail services from several neighbouring areas, and a shuttle service from nearby car parks. Bus services 9 and 10, as well as 95, which only operates on matchdays, also facilitate access for supporters. In addition, shuttles run from the Saint-Augustin regional train station to the stadium.

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