Top Football teams in Brittany (France)

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Guingamp Football Club

Britanny, a city in France, has quite a number of football clubs that include Nantes, Guingamp, Rennes, and Lorient. Located in the Guingamp commune, Guingamp was established in 1912 and currently participates in the country’s League 1 competition, the most competitive and highest league in the country. The club was promoted to this league in the 2012/2013 season, having excellently performed in the lower league, League 2. Stade du Roudourou is the club’s home ground with a capacity of 18, 000 occupants whereby all it’s home matches and training takes place. Guingamp has seen several promotions in its football career, having participated in other leagues as the Championnat National that was initially known as Third Division, and the previous League 2 before its promotion to League 1. It was in 1984 that the club acquired professional status. In 2009, the club scooped the Coupe de France trophy as it still played in League 2, one of the most competitive trophies in France. The club is also in possession of other but domestic trophies that include the Coupe de Bretagne in 1975 and 1979, and a two times winner of the Championnat de l’Ouest in 1976 and 1984. Guingamp football club has recently been playing in League 1, where it emerged 16th out of 20 in the 2015/2016 season under manager Jocelyn Gourvennec.

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FC Lorient

This League 1 football club was established in 1926 from La Maree Sportive. FC Lorient joined football as amateurs,  under Jozef Loquay management. The club successfully played through the 1928/1929 season, competitively winning the Champions de l’Ouest trophy which saw it being promoted to the Division d’Honneur in Brittany, winning the league in 1932. The club plays its home matches and training in the Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, which has a capacity of 18,500 occupants. After several years of professional football, FC Lorient has seen successive promotions and reached Division 2, whereby an impressive performance in saw the club being promoted to League 1 in 2006 after betting on españa italia. The club emerged 15th out of 20 in the 2015/2016 season. The club is currently under the chairmanship of Loic Fery with Sylvain Ripoll as the manager.

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FC Rennes

Located in Rennes, this football club was initially established in 1901 under the flagship of a former student within the city. The club’s home ground is known as  Roazhon Park ( with a capacity of 29,778) where all its home matches and training takes place. FC Rennes is currently recognized for its brilliant youth academy, Henri Guerin Training Center, which has previously won their league twice. Widely known as  Stade Rennais, the club is currently under Christian Gourcuff as the manager with the brilliant defender-Romain Danze- as the captain, and under the chairmanship of Rene Ruello. Groupe Artemis is the club owner. The club currently participates in the League 1 competition where it finished in the 8th position in the previous 2015/2016 season.

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Football Club de Nantes

Usually simply known as Nantes, this club is located Nantes. The club is relatively young as it was established in 1943 following an amalgamation of several small clubs to form a single major football club within the locale. La Beaujoire-Louis is the club’s home ground where home matches are played and has a capacity of 38,285. Waldemar Kita is the club’s chairperson with René Girard as the manager. Up to 2007, the club had initially been known as Nantes Atlantique since 1992 before it reverted to its current name following the onset of the 2007/2008 season. Nantes has stood out as amongst the most successful football clubs in France, considering its high trophy endowment that involves 8 Ligue 1 trophies, a three-time winner of Coupe de France and a single victory of the Coupe de la League. Nantes has also produced great talents in the international football that includes, amongst others, defender Marcel Desailly, former Chelsea star Claude Makelele, as well as Didier Deschamps. The club is currently a team in Ligue 1 having finished in the 14th position in the 2015/2016 season.

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