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Association Sportive Saint-Etienne

Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne were founded in 1919 by the Groupe Casino. The team is considered as one of the most emblematic and historical one of French football.

The club has been run jointly by its two main shareholders, Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo, since 2004, while coach Claude Puel was appointed in October 4th, 2019.

AS Saint-Etienne is 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 Trophées des Champions.

ASSE is also famed for its 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. A new attendance record was set for the Rhône derby on February 25th, 2018, when a crowd of 58,069 saw the two sides play out a 1-1 draw at the Groupama Stadium.

AS Saint-Etienne

  • LIGUE 1 Conforama
    Day 33
    Wednesday, June 24th
    Parc des Princes
    Date to be confirmed
    PARIS Saint-Germain AS Saint-Etienne
    PARIS Saint-Germain
    AS Saint-Etienne

Previous encounters

Paris SG - AS Saint-Etienne

On 2018-19 season, Thomas Tuchel’s men won their first confrontation 4-0, thanks to goals from Draxler, Cavani, Di Maria and Diaby. On Ligue 1 Conforama Matchday 25, the Red and Blue have defeated them once again on the pitch of Geoffroy Guichard stadium thanks to Mbappé's goal in the 73rd minute.

On 2019-20 season, Mathieu Debuchy's teammates have been defeated 4 - 0 at Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, on matchday 18, with goals from Mbappé, Icardi and Paredes.

Consecutive to the draw made by Frédéric Déhu on December 18th, 2019, the Red and Blue were welcoming les Verts at Parc on Coupe de la Ligue BKT round of 8. The parisians have defeated them 6 - 1, thanks to goals from Neymar JR, Mbappé, and a hat-trick from Mauro Icardi. 

The two teams will face each other for the final of the Coupe de France at the Stade de France.

 

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 August 25th, 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
27/09/1986
Goalkeeper

Trained at AS Monaco, goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier joined AS Saint-Etienne on July 11th, 2011. He is known for his ability in one-on-one situations, his ball-playing skills, and his speed in getting down to low shots. 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

Ligue 1 Conforama matchday 18 for AS Saint-Etienne against Paris Saint-Germain!

Ruffier, Silva, Debuchy, Perrin, Fofana, Trauco, Camara, M'Vila, Aholou, Nordin, Bouanga.

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.

ADRESSE

14 Rue Paul et Pierre Guichard

42 028 Saint-Etienne 

INFOS PRATIQUES

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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