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Stade Rennais Football Club ( french pronunciation : ​ [ stad ʁɛnɛ ] ), normally referred to as Stade Rennais FC, Stade Rennais, Rennes, or just SRFC, is a french master football golf club based in Rennes, Brittany. They compete in Ligue 1, the top tier of french football, and play their home matches at the Roazhon Park. The team ‘s president is Nicolas Holveck, and its owner is Artémis, the holding company of businessman François Pinault.

Rennes was founded in 1901 under the name Stade Rennais and is one of the founding members of the first part of french football. Alongside Nantes, Rennes is one of the top football clubs in the region and the two are among the main clubs that contest the Derby Breton. The club ‘s best finish up in the league has been third, accomplishing this feat after the season was ended prematurely in 2019–20. Rennes has won three Coupe de France titles in 1965, 1971 and 2019. After winning the Coupe de France in 1971, Rennes changed its name to its current version. Rennes ‘ base colours are crimson shirts with black shorts and socks. They have a long-standing competition with companion Breton club Nantes, with whom they contest the Derby Breton. Rennes is known for its youth academy, known in English as the Henri Guérin Training Centre, which was formed in 2000. The french Football Federation ( FFF ) recognised Rennes as having the best youth academy in the country in 2010. [ 3 ] The basis of the academy is the under-19 team, which has won the Coupe Gambardella three times in 1973, 2003 and 2008. The academy has produced respective celebrated talents, such as Ousmane Dembélé, Yacine Brahimi, Eduardo Camavinga, Yoann Gourcuff, Yann M’Vila, Moussa Sow, Abdoulaye Doucouré, Sylvain Wiltord and Jimmy Briand .

history [edit ]

Stade Rennais in 1904. Stade Rennais Football Club was founded on 10 March 1901 by a group of former students living in Brittany. Football had cursorily become widely circulated in nearby regions and it was soon brought to Brittany. The cabaret ‘s first match was played two weeks late against FC Rennais, which Stade lost 6–0. In 1902, Stade Rennais joined the USFSA federation and, subsequently, became a establish extremity of the Ligue de Bretagne de football, a newly created regional league founded by the federation. In the second league season, the clubhouse won the contest after defeating the inaugural address league winners FC Rennais 4–0 in the final. On 4 May 1904, Stade Rennais merged with its rivals FC Rennais to form Stade Rennais Université Club, with the primary objective being to overcome the holocene domination of the Ligue de Bretagne by US Saint-Malo, then known as US Saint-Servan, which fielded by and large british players. [ 4 ] The fresh club adopted the color of Rennais, which consisted of a red and blacken combination with black vertical stripes on the shirt. After three years of Saint-Malo dominating the league, Rennes ultimately eclipsed the baseball club in 1908 under the leadership of Welsh coach Arthur Griffith. In the come season, Rennes won the league again, but in 1910 Rennes was unable to win a third base, as Saint-Malo won the league by two points. The champions subsequently went on an impressive political campaign in which it won the league for the following four seasons over. After World War I, Rennes began focusing its efforts on winning the recently created Coupe de France. Strengthened by the arrivals of internationals Bernard Lenoble, Maurice Gastiger, Ernest Molles and captain François Hugues after the war, in the contest ‘s one-fourth campaign, Rennes reached the final. In the match, the cabaret faced two-time defending champions Red Star Olympique, which was led by attacker Paul Nicolas, defender Lucien Gamblin and goalkeeper Pierre Chayriguès. Red Star opened the score in the fourthly moment and the catch was concluded following a late goal from Raymond Sentubéry. [ 5 ] After the disorganization of the USFSA in 1913, Rennes joined the Ligue de l’Ouest. In 1929, Rennes departed the league after disagreeing with the increase issue of games the league sought to implement in the new season. The passing led to Rennes becoming a “ unblock agentive role “, and the club played numerous friendly matches to compensate for the personnel casualty of league matches .
The presidency of Isidore Odorico marked the history of the club during the 1920–1930s. In July 1930, the National Council of the french Football Federation ( FFF ) voted 128–20 in support of professionalism in french football. Under the leadership of club president Isidore Odorico, Rennes was among the inaugural clubs to adopt the newly legislative act and, subsequently, became professional and became founding members of the new league. In the league ‘s inaugural address season, Rennes finished mid-table in its group. Two years late, in 1935, the clubhouse reached the final of the Coupe de France for the second fourth dimension. Rennes, however, lost to Marseille 3–0 after failing to overcome three first-half goals. The club ‘s attack was besides limited in the match due to being deprived of its top two attackers, Walter Kaiser and Walter Vollweiler, who were both injured. Rennes spent four more years in the first class before suffering relegation to Division 2 in the 1936–37 season. Rennes played in Division 2 before professionalism was abolished due to World War II. After the war, Rennes returned to Division 1. Led by the Austrian-born Frenchman Franz Pleyer, Rennes achieved its best end in the league after finishing fourth in the 1948–49 campaign. Despite the domestic revival under Pleyer, the cabaret struggled to maintain the consistency and, in the 1950s, rotated between the first division and the second division under the vigil of the Spaniard Salvador Artigas and Henri Guérin, who acted in a player-coach function. Under the leadership of newfangled president of the united states Louis Girard, Rennes underwent a major convulsion, which included renovations to the stadium. Girard sought to make Rennes competitive nationally and the first objective was achieved when the club earned forwarding back to Division 1 in 1958. After finishing in the bottom-half of the table for six-straight seasons, Rennes, now managed by former clubhouse player Jean Prouff, finished in one-fourth station in the 1964–65 season. In the same season, the golf club earned its foremost major honor after winning the Coupe de France. Rennes, led by players such as Daniel Rodighiéro, Georges Lamia and Jean-Claude Lavaud defeated UA Sedan-Torcy 3–1 in the replay of the final. The first leg of the match ended 2–2, which resulted in a replay. After the cup success, Rennes played in european competition for the first time in the 1965–66 season. The club, however, lost to czechoslovakian cabaret Dukla Prague in the first attack .
In the ensuing years, Rennes struggled in league play but performed well in the Coupe de France, reaching the semi-finals on two occasions in 1967 and 1970. In 1971, Rennes captured its second Coupe de France claim after defeating Lyon 1–0 with the merely goal coming from a penalty conversion by André Guy. On 23 May 1972, Rennes formally changed its name to its current form. After another season in care, Prouff departed Rennes and the club entered free-fall. From 1972 to 1994, Rennes was supervised by 11 different managers and, during the years, systematically hovered between Division 1 and Division 2. In 1978, the cabaret was on the verge of bankruptcy and, as a resultant role, was decree by a court to sell its biggest earners and enter a policy of austerity. In the 1980s, the city ‘s municipality gained a majority stake in the club. In 1994, Rennes returned to Division 1 and entered a time period of stability chiefly due to the use of the club ‘s young academy. rather of entering bid wars for players, Rennes groomed its youngsters and inserted them onto the aged team when coaches felt they were ready. This strategy proved successful with players such as Sylvain Wiltord, Jocelyn Gourvennec and Ulrich Le Pen. In 1998, the baseball club was sold by the municipality to retail baron François Pinault. Pinault invested a hearty sum of support into the golf club and sought to increase Rennes ‘ production of young endowment by constructing a train center, which was completed in 2000. Pinault besides paid for a completed re-construction of the stadium and besides invested in the transplant grocery store, recruiting several players from South America, most notably Lucas Severino, whom Rennes paid a record €21 million for. The results were immediate in the ten from 2000 to 2010, with Rennes appearing in UEFA-sanctioned european competitions in five of the ten seasons. In young person production, the club produced several young person talents such as Yann M’Vila, Yacine Brahimi, Jimmy Briand and Abdoulaye Diallo, among others. In league competition, Rennes tied its best finish always in the league by finishing fourth in 2004–05. Two seasons late, the club accomplished this feat again. In 2009, Rennes reached the Coupe de France final for the fourth time in its history. In the concluding, Rennes faced Breton rival Guingamp and was the dense favored. Despite taking the lead in the second half, however, Rennes was defeated 2–1 after Guingamp scored two goals in a ten-minute couple. In 2014, Rennes made the Coupe de France final and once again their adversary was Guingamp. In a tense final, Rennes lost the match to their fierce rivals 2–0. [ 6 ] In the 2017–2018 Ligue 1 season, Rennes had one of their best campaigns in late memory finishing 5th and qualifying for the UEFA Europa League. [ 7 ] In 2019, Rennes claimed its one-third Coupe de France win on 27 April. In the concluding, Rennes played Paris St Germain. The french Cup winners for the last four years were heavy favourites to beat Rennes having already been crowned Ligue 1 champions for the 2018–19 season on 21 April. [ 8 ] Rennes rallied binding from two goals down to beat Paris St Germain 6–5 on penalties. [ 9 ] In 2019–20 temper, Rennes finished third gear in Ligue 1 and qualified for 2020–21 UEFA Champions League for the beginning time in their history. [ 10 ]

stadium [edit ]

Hermine symbols outside the Roazhon Park Thesymbols outside the Roazhon Park Rennes has played on the land where the club ‘s stadium, the Roazhon Park, situates itself since 1912. The Roazhon Park, then named Stade de Route de Lorient, which is its address, was constructed in 1912. The facility was inaugurated on 15 September 1912 in a match between Rennes and SA du Lycée de Rennes. The Stade de la Route de Lorient was officially inaugurated a month later when Rennes took on Racing Club de France in front of 3,000 spectators. The Roazhon Park is owned by the city of Rennes and has undergo renovations three times, in 1955, 1983 and 1999. In 1983, the club renovated the stadium in an attempt to resemble the Olympiastadion in Munich. After about four years of renovation, the modern stadium was unveiled on 7 March 1987. In 1999, the newfangled renovations, which were designed by architect Bruno Gaudin, price €37.3 million and took four years to complete. The stadium ‘s inauguration was celebrated doubly : in a match between France and Bosnia and Herzegovina in August 2004, and another football meet contest by Rennes and Metz two months former. The current capacity of the stadium is 29,778. [ 2 ]

train center [edit ]

The entrance to the École Technique Privée Odorico, a part of the Stade Rennais young person academy The Centre d’entraînement Henri-Guérin ( Henri-Guérin Training Center ), colloquially known as La Piverdière, was inaugurated in June 2000. Named for erstwhile club actor and director Henri Guérin, La Piverdière is located on the outskirts of Rennes equitable southwest of Roazhon Park. The center hosts the senior team ‘s training sessions, deoxyadenosine monophosphate well as the club ‘s reserve and young person teams. In 2007, La Piverdière became the home of the club ‘s administrative and business headquarters. Since its origin, La Piverdière has become reputed for its consistent product of young person talent, bringing through players that have become family names at the international level. In that time, the club ‘s youth organization has made up most of the club ‘s inaugural team. current first-team players Eduardo Camavinga and Joris Gnagnon were graduates of the academy. Rennes has been awarded the award of having the best youth academy in France. Rennes has won the Coupe Gambardella, the under-19 national youth rival, three times, in 1973, 2003 and 2008. In 2003, the team that won was anchored by Yoann Gourcuff and Marveaux. Gourcuff went on to win both the UNFP Player of the class and French Player of the year awards and established himself as a french international. Marveaux graduated from the academy after the Gambardella prevail and went on to appear in over 100 matches for Rennes. He had his best season in the 2009–10 season, appearing in 38 matches and scoring 12 goals. In 2008, the team that won the competition was composed of Brahimi, M’Vila, Souprayen, Yohann Lasimant, Quentin Rouger, Kévin Théophile-Catherine, and Damien Le Tallec. Six of the seven players made appearances with the first-team. Le Tallec moved to german club Borussia Dortmund before he could make an appearance .

Supporters [edit ]

Roazhon Celtic Kop at the Roazhon Park. Flares of theat the Roazhon Park.

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Rennes have several athletic supporter groups associated with the club, ranging from groups of aged supporters to ultras. The oldest, most structured and frequented is Allez Rennes. The group was founded in 1962 and together with Les Socios, founded in 1992, is the largest group of traditional supporters. The section of the stadium popularly called Tribune Mordelles is occupied by the Roazhon Celtic Kop ( RCK ). Although the group was founded in 1991, its roots date back to 1987 when a group of supporters known as Ultras Roazhon was formed. The RCK was formed by three young supporters who decided to establish the Mordelles stand as the on-key hot blot of the stadium. [ 11 ] The group marks its presence not only through continuous sing and the use of flares, but besides through numerous tifos and choreographic celebrations. The Breton identity is regularly displayed and the manipulation of Celtic symbols is patronize. [ 12 ] A special feat of the RCK is that the group is responsible for having made the largest Gwenn-ha-du in history measuring 270 square metres. It was displayed at the Mordelles digest during the 1994–95 season. [ 13 ]
The RCK giving court to the deceased former player Jean Prouff in 2008. The RCK functions as an unconditional supporters ‘ group present at all matches, including those at european level, and gathers supporters chiefly of the ultra -mentality, but besides holds on to its values describe by the group as Amitié, Respect et Fête ( Friendship, Respect and Party ). The Kop keeps an outdoors position towards those supporters of Rennes who share them. [ 14 ] The group has taken a strong stead against “ football clientele ”, the inhibition of the ultra -movement [ 15 ] and racism. Although the group is not officially political, it regularly manifests anti-fascism. The RCK is a extremity of the RSRA ( Réseau Supporter de Résistance Antiraciste ), [ 17 ] a french network of football garter groups against racism, and involved in Fare, a european network of football athletic supporter groups against racism and discrimination. [ 18 ] Another major athletic supporter group of the club is the segment Roazhon Pariz. It is a part of the RCK that is situated in Paris. The group supports the team at crucial away matches, such as those against Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain. [ 19 ] The RCK makes no attack to hide its chaotic and gay appearance. In 2003, a second group of ultras, the Breizh Stourmer ( “ Breton Warriors ” ) was formed through a open frame with the RCK. The group was created around the theme of a small, hard core of supporters and chose to situate themselves on the opposite side of the RCK. The Breizh Stourmer has been accused by elements of the RCK for sealed members holding extreme-right views. fierce clashes between radical members of the two groups have occurred. The chief rival of the RCK has, however, not been the Breizh Stourmer, but for many years, the Brigade Loire, a supporters ‘ group of Rennes ‘ rival clubhouse Nantes. The Breizh Stourmer has since dissolved. In 2008, a new group of supporters, the Unvez Kelt ( UK ) ( “ Celtic Unity ” ), was founded. The group was initially refused by the club as an official group, however, with the avail of Les Socios, it was finally accepted. [ 20 ] Failing to establish itself and after several problems, among them a fire that destroyed its premises in November 2010, [ 21 ] clashes with the National Police [ 22 ] and incidents resulting in several of its members becoming arrested during an away meet at Auxerre in 2012, the Unvez Kelt decided to dissolve in 2012. [ 24 ]

Players [edit ]

current team [edit ]

As of 25 September 2021.[25]

note : Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality .

Out on lend [edit ]

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go to bed numbers [edit ]





Rennes debut

Last match


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4 November 2006
7 January 2018

celebrated players [edit ]

Below are the noteworthy former and current players who have represented Rennes in league and external contest since the club ‘s foundation garment in 1901. For a complete list of former Stade Rennais F.C. players with a Wikipedia article, see here.

management and coach [edit ]

Club officials[27]
  • President: Jacques Delanoë (interim)
  • Sports Coordinator: Sylvain Armand
  • Head coach: Bruno Génésio
  • Assistant coaches: Jean-Marc Kuentz and Mathieu Le Scornet
  • Assistant coach (goalkeeper): Olivier Sorin
  • Youth academy director: Denis Arnaud

Coaching history [edit ]

Coaches since 1906 and later to the accession to professional status in 1932, with the exception of 1939–1941, where the Stade Rennais reverted to amateur status, and 1942–1944, where no coach was appointed by the board, and 1945 where the club didn’t compete in any competition. [ 28 ]

Honours [edit ]

domestic [edit ]

Europe [edit ]

U19 [edit ]

  • Coupe Gambardella
    • Champions (3): 1973, 2003, 2008

References [edit ]

  • Grant, Jarvie (1999). Sport in the Making of Celtic Cultures (Sport and Nation). Leicester University. ISBN 0-7185-0129-2.
  • Keltz, Benjamin (2012). Supporters du Stade rennais: 100 ans de passion Route de Lorient (in French). Saint-Thonan: Les Éditions du coin de la rue. ISBN 9782954252100.

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