USAM Nîmes Gard

Founded in 1960, Nîmes are on the verge of their sixth consecutive season in the Lidl Starligue. The club enjoyed its glory years three decades ago, claiming four league crowns and three Coupe de France trophies between 1988 and 1993.

One of their best-ever seasons came in 1993/1994, when they ended up second in the league, held aloft the Coupe de France, and finished third in the EHF Champions League – their most successful European run to date.

In season 2017-18, USAM Nîmes Gard finished at a promising eighth position, a very good performance from Frank Maurice's players. At the end of the 2018-19 season, Nîmes carried out once again a great championship ended a the 5th position, just behind HBC Nantes.

USAM Nîmes Gard

  • Lidl Starligue
    Day 18
    Thursday, March 5th - 08:45 PM
    Stade Pierre de Coubertin
    PARIS Saint-Germain Handball USAM Nîmes Gard
    PARIS Saint-Germain Handball
    USAM Nîmes Gard

Previous encounters

Paris SG - USAM Nîmes Gard

On May 5th, 2018, in the final of the Coupe de France, when Daniel Narcisse's teammates had defeated them 32-26 at the AccorHotels Arena.

Last season, Nîmes had succeeded in making draw at home 28-28, on matchday 4 of the Lidl Starligue. The Red and Blue had then defeated them 41-29 at Coubertin on matchday 24, with six players scoring five goals or more: Gensheimer, Stepancic, Sagosen, Hansen and Karabatic' brothers.

This Thursday 3rd  the Nîmois received the Parisians on matchday 5. The Red and Blue won 28-3 1thanks in particular to the excellent performance of Nedim Remili (10 goals). The return match in Paris will be held in March on matchday 18.

Did you know?

National champions in 1988, 1990, 1991 and 1993, Nîmes dominated the handball scene during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s courtesy of a squad featuring a number of established France internationals. This “Dream Team” formed the core of the celebrated Bleus who secured a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. No fewer than six France stars wore the green and white of Nîmes, including Pascal Mahé and Alain Portes, who have both since moved into coaching.

Player to watch

Rémi Desbonnet

A product of Montpellier’s youth system, Rémi Desbonnet has been Nîmes’ starting goalkeeper since 2013. In 2012, he got a taste of Champions League football with Montpellier, for whom he scored one of the most eye-catching goals of the tournament. In Nîmes in order to guarantee himself a place in the starting line-up. It was a choice that proved to be judicious; Desbonnet was the Lidl Starligue best goalkeeper last season, making 322 stops and achieving one of the division’s top save ratios.

USAM Nîmes Gard

Thursday, 3rd -  Discover USAM Nîmes Gard squad for the Parisans travel to Nice on matchday 5 .


Le Parnasse

Opened in 1993 for the Mediterranean Games, which were held in the Languedoc-Roussillon region that year, Le Parnasse is Nîmes’ home arena. Boasting a total capacity of 3,400 seats in its matchday set-up, the modifiable complex has also hosted the World Fencing Championships and World Archery Championships.


160 avenue du Languedoc

30 000 Nîmes


Located on the southern outskirts of Nîmes, Le Parnasse is accessible via public transport: tramline T1 (Costières-Parnasse stop) and bus line I (Estanque stop), specifically. Its proximity to the Stade des Costières football stadium and parking facilities make access by car significantly easier.

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