French Cup (16th final). Opponent of ES Thaon, FC Nantes is…
Thaon (N3) – Nantes (L1)
This Sunday (6:30 p.m.), in Epinal
« He who gives up being better already ceases to be good ». The motto of FC Nantes is a mark of the time. An idea, too, that the Loire-Atlantique club, affixes season after season its know-how, which wants to be unique. Through this « Nantes-style game », a term that appeared in the early 90s, reflecting a polished working method over a history made up of ups and downs. Corn finally so rich. The proof…
Winner (1-0, penalty from Blas) of Nice last spring, FC Nantes therefore won its 4th Coupe de France. It follows the trophies brandished in 1979, 1999 and 2000. At the same time, the Mariligerian club was also a finalist five times.
The number of titles of champion of France obtained. The last one was in 2001. But the previous one, in 1995, remains as the most accomplished. The people of Nantes had had an extraordinary season, with a second defeat (at Strasbourg, 1-2) which ended in a series of 32 games without defeat. A record that still stands. At the national level, FC Nantes is located on the 4the rank, behind Paris and Saint-Etienne (10 titles) and Marseille (9). In this list, we can add three Champions Trophies.
Officially, this is the number of groups of Nantes supporters reported in France. According to the FCN website, the oldest and most important is « Allez Nantes Canaris », which has around 600 members.
From Marcel Braud to Waldemar Kita, the Loire-Atlantique association has known 14 different presidents.
The number of seasons that the Mariligerian institution has spent in the elite (including 44 consecutive). Which represents the trifle, to date, of 2025 matches in 1re division.
FC Nantes has provided a plethora of internationals to the France team. At the end of 2022, 60 players who passed through the club (38 were selected when they wore the Nantes jersey) available donned the tunic struck by the rooster. Note that 34 goals in the history of the Blues have been scored by a player from FC Nantes. But only one in the World Cup (Bossis in 1982 against Kuwait).
In millions of euros, the budget of FC Nantes for this financial year 2022-2023. What makes it the 8e in terms of Ligue 1.
On April 21, 2023, FC Nantes will celebrate its 80th anniversary. The club was founded by Marcel Saupin (who gave his name to the old enclosure of the « Canaries ») and Jean Le Guillou, who confirmed the colors (yellow and green), the same as the stable of race horses that he owned.
Between May 15, 1976 and April 7, 1981 (1,768 days), FC Nantes will remain home masters. Or the trifle of 92 rank meetings. A totally unequaled for the time being.
Composed of many nationalities, the workforce of FC Nantes includes international players in its ranks. Eight in number (the Nigerian Simon; the Egyptian Mohamed; the Malian Traoré; the Congolese Moutoussamy; the Cameroonians Ganago and Casteletto and the French Corchia and Sissoko). By compiling the selections of each, arriving at 201. The most capped: Moussa Sissoko, appeared 71 times in the tricolor jersey.
The year when the « Canaries » took off in their new stadium, La Beaujoire. Before that, the Nantes people evolved in the mythical Marcel-Saupin. The last match took place there on April 28, against Saint-Etienne.