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Association Sportive Saint-Etienne

Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne were founded in 1919 by the Groupe Casino. First division regulars, Les Verts are now contesting their 66th season in the top flight.

The club has been run jointly by its two main shareholders, Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo, since 2004, while coach Jean-Louis Gasset was appointed in 2017.

AS Saint-Etienne are one of France’s most successful clubs, having won the French title a joint-record ten times, as well as six Coupes de France, one Coupe de la Ligue, and five Trophée des Champions.

ASSE are also famed for their youth set-up, which has produced the likes of Aimé Jacquet, Willy Sagnol, Grégory Coupet and Bafétimbi Gomis, all of whom have played for France.

Olympique Lyonnais are their rivals in the famous Rhône derby, a fixture that has aroused genuine passion for many years now and is eagerly awaited by the fans every season. The two clubs have met 116 times, most of them coming in the league. A new attendance record was set for the Rhône derby on 25 February 2018, when a crowd of 58,069 saw the two sides play out a 1-1 draw at the Groupama Stadium.

AS Saint-Etienne

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Previous encounters

Paris SG - AS Saint-Etienne

Paris Saint-Germain have won 19 of the 29 previous meetings between the teams in all competitions, with eight ending in draws and AS Saint-Etienne winning only two.

This season, Thomas Tuchel’s men won their first confrontation 4-0, thanks to goals from Draxler, Cavani, Di Maria and Diaby. The Parisians will play at Geoffroy Guichard on Matchday 25 of Ligue 1 Conforama. Concerning the Matchday 25, the Red and Blue also won on the pitch of the Geoffroy Guichard stadium thanks to Mbappé's goal in the 73rd minute of play.

Did you know?

The red, white and blue star that Les Verts wear on their jersey represents the ten French league titles the club has won.

AS Saint-Etienne have also landed a record four French league and cup doubles, won in 1968, 1970, 1974 and 1975.

The club’s biggest league win came on 25 August 1971, when a side containing former France coach Aimé Jacquet cruised to a 9-1 victory over Stade de Reims.

Player to watch

Stéphane Ruffier

An AS Monaco youth product, goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier joined AS Saint-Etienne on July 11th, 2011. Now in his 13th season in Ligue 1 Conforama, he is known for his ability in one-on-one situations, his ball-playing skills, and his speed in getting down to low shots. A Coupe de France finalist in 2010 with AS Monaco, Ruffier helped AS Saint-Etienne lift the Coupe de la Ligue in 2013. A winner of the UNFP Ligue 1 Conforama Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2013, 2014 and 2015, he was also voted AS Saint-Etienne’s player of the year by the club’s fans in 2017/18.

AS Saint-Etienne group team against Paris Saint-Germain

5th Ligue 1 Conforama game for AS Saint-Etienne against Paris Saint-Germain!

Ruffier, Kolodziejczak, Subotic, Perrin, Silva, M'Vila, Selnaes, Monnet-Paquet, Khazri, Diony, Salibur

Stade Geoffroy Guichard

Nicknamed Le Chaudron, AS Saint-Etienne’s home ground was built in 1930 and is the seventh-largest stadium in France, boasting a capacity of 42,000.

The stadium hosted matches at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 2003 Confederations Cup and UEFA EURO 2016, and is also one of the venues for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the men’s and women’s Olympic football tournaments at Paris 2024.


14 Rue Paul et Pierre Guichard

42 028 Saint-Etienne 


situated in the north of the city, in the Carnot Le Marais district, the stadium is served by lines T1 and T2 of the city’s tram network (Geoffroy Guichard stop), and the No8, 9 and S0 bus lines (Le Marais stop).

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