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Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux (ʒirɔ̃dɛ̃ də bɔʁdo; commonly referred to as Girondins de Bordeaux or simply Bordeaux) is a French association football
Football in France
Football is the most popular sport in France. The Fédération Française de Football is the national governing bodyand is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the game of association football in the country, both professional and amateur...

 club based in the city of Bordeaux
Bordeaux
Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France.The Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne metropolitan area, has a population of 1,010,000 and constitutes the sixth-largest urban area in France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture...

. The club currently play in Ligue 1
Ligue 1
Ligue 1 , is the French professional league for association football clubs. It is the country's primary football competition and serves as the top division of the French football league system. Ligue 1 is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the other being Ligue 2....

, the first division of French football
Football in France
Football is the most popular sport in France. The Fédération Française de Football is the national governing bodyand is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the game of association football in the country, both professional and amateur...

, and won its last Ligue 1 title in the 2008–09 season.

Bordeaux was founded in 1881 as a multi-sports club
Sports club
A sports club or sport club, sometimes athletics club or sports association is a club for the purpose of playing one or more sports...

 and is one of the most successful football clubs in France. The club has won six Ligue 1
Ligue 1
Ligue 1 , is the French professional league for association football clubs. It is the country's primary football competition and serves as the top division of the French football league system. Ligue 1 is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the other being Ligue 2....

 titles, which places it tied for 4th in titles won. Bordeaux have also won three Coupe de France
Coupe de France
The Coupe Charles Simon, commonly known as the Coupe de France , is the premier knockout cup competition in French football organized by the French Football Federation...

 titles, three Coupe de la Ligue
Coupe de la Ligue
The Coupe de la Ligue , known outside of France as the French League Cup, is a knockout cup competition in French football organized by the Ligue de Football Professionnel...

 titles, and three Trophée des champions
Trophée des champions
The Trophée des champions , is a French association football trophy contested in an annual match between the champions of Ligue 1 and the winners of the Coupe de France. It is equivalent to the Super Cups found in many countries...

. The club has the honor of having appeared in the most finals in the Coupe de la Ligue having appeared in six of the 16 finals contested. Bordeaux plays its home games at the Stade Chaban Delmas, named after the former mayor of Bordeaux
Bordeaux
Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France.The Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne metropolitan area, has a population of 1,010,000 and constitutes the sixth-largest urban area in France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture...

, Jacques Chaban-Delmas
Jacques Chaban-Delmas
Jacques Chaban-Delmas was a French Gaullist politician. He served as Prime Minister under Georges Pompidou from 1969 to 1972. In addition, for almost half a century, he was Mayor of Bordeaux and a deputy for the Gironde département....

. The facility was previously known as the Parc Lescure and seats 34,362. The club is currently in negotiations to build a new stadium
New Bordeaux stadium
New Bordeaux stadium is a description of a stadium in Bordeaux, France that is in the planning stages. It is due to begin construction in 2013 and will have a capacity of 43,000 spectators. It will be the new home of FC Girondins de Bordeaux of Ligue 1. It will also be used to host some matches...

, which will seat 42,000. The city of Bordeaux
Bordeaux
Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France.The Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne metropolitan area, has a population of 1,010,000 and constitutes the sixth-largest urban area in France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture...

 is listed as a site for UEFA Euro 2016
UEFA Euro 2016
The 2016 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2016, will be the 15th European Championship for national football teams sanctioned by UEFA. It will be held in the summer of 2016. The host nation was announced to be France on 28 May 2010...

 in the France's bid to host.

Bordeaux is one of the popular football clubs in France. About 10% of the country's population support the club. Bordeaux trail only Marseille
Olympique de Marseille
Olympique de Marseille is a French association football club based in Marseille. Founded in 1899, the club plays in Ligue 1 and have spent most of its history in the top tier of French football. Marseille have been French champions nine times and have won the Coupe de France a record ten times. In...

 (20% of the population), Lyon
Olympique Lyonnais
Olympique Lyonnais is a French association football club based in Lyon. They play in France's highest football division, Ligue 1. The club was formed as Lyon Olympique Universitaire in 1899, according to many supporters and sport historians, but was nationally established as a club in 1950. The...

 (11%), and Paris Saint-Germain (11%). The club has been wholly owned by the French television group M6
Métropole 6
M6, also known as Metropole television, is the most profitable private national French TV channel and the third most watched television network in the French-speaking world...

 since 2001.

Beginnings


FC Girondins des Bordeaux was founded on 1 October 1881 initially as a gymnastics and shooting
Shooting sports
A shooting sport is a competitive sport involving tests of proficiency using various types of guns such as firearms and airguns . Hunting is also a shooting sport, and indeed shooting live pigeons was an Olympic event...

 club
Sports club
A sports club or sport club, sometimes athletics club or sports association is a club for the purpose of playing one or more sports...

. The club, chaired by André Chavois, later added sports such as rowing
Rowing (sport)
Rowing is a sport in which athletes race against each other on rivers, on lakes or on the ocean, depending upon the type of race and the discipline. The boats are propelled by the reaction forces on the oar blades as they are pushed against the water...

, equestrian
Equestrianism
Equestrianism more often known as riding, horseback riding or horse riding refers to the skill of riding, driving, or vaulting with horses...

, and swimming, among others. It was not until 1910 when football was officially introduced to the club following strong urging from several members within the club, most notably club president Raymond Brard, though it was only available on a trial
Trial (sport)
Trial may refer to the following types of competitions.*Time trials*Car or motor trial, motoring competitions of skill and/or reliability*Motorcycle trials, an obstacle motorcycle competition...

 basis. The experiment with football lasted only a year before returning almost a decade later in 1919. The club contested its first official match in 1920 defeating Section Burdigalienne 12–0.

Bordeaux achieved professional status in football on 2 July 1936, partly due to the club's merger with fellow Bordelais
Bordeaux
Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France.The Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne metropolitan area, has a population of 1,010,000 and constitutes the sixth-largest urban area in France. It is the capital of the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture...

outfit Girondins Guyenne Sport, which resulted in the club that exists today. Bordeaux's rise to professionalism came about alongside the French Football Federation
French Football Federation
The French Football Federation is the governing body of association football in France, as well as the overseas departments and territories . It was formed in 1919 and is based in the capital Paris...

's plea to increase professionalism in French football, which prior to 1932, had been non-existent. The club was inserted into the second division of French football
Ligue 2
Ligue 2 , formerly known as Division 2, is a French professional football league. The league serves as the second division of French football and is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel , the other being Ligue 1, the country's top football division...

 and made its debut appearance during the 1937–38 season. The club's first manager was Spaniard
Spain
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

 Benito Diaz
Benito Díaz
Don Benito Díaz Iraola was a Spanish football manager and player.He played mainly for Real Sociedad.He coached Real Sociedad, Bordeaux and Atlético Madrid.-External links:*...

. Diaz brought fellow Spanish players Santiago Urtizberea and Jaime Mancisidor to the team with the latter serving as captain. The club's most prominent Frenchmen
France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

 on the team were homegrown attacker
Striker
Forwards, also known as strikers, are the players on a team in association football who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals...

 Henri Arnaudeau and goalkeeper André Gérard
André Gérard
André Gérard is French former footballer and football manager.He played as a goalkeeper for Bordeaux.In France, he coached Bordeaux, FC Nancy, Toulon, Stade Français and Rouen. He also had a stint for Tunisia.-References:...

. Bordeaux played its first official match on 23 May 1937 defeating Rhône-Alpes
Rhône-Alpes
Rhône-Alpes is one of the 27 regions of France, located on the eastern border of the country, towards the south. The region was named after the Rhône River and the Alps mountain range. Its capital, Lyon, is the second-largest metropolitan area in France after Paris...

-based FC Scionzier
Scionzier
Scionzier is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.-References:*...

 2–1 at the Stade de Colombes
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
The Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir - stadium in Colombes, near Paris, France . Named in memory of French rugby player Yves du Manoir in 1928. Was the main stadium for the 1924 Summer Olympics and had a capacity of 45,000 at the time...

. The club's first ever league match was contested on 22 August losing away to Toulouse
Toulouse FC
Toulouse Football Club is a French association football club based in the city of Toulouse. The club was founded in 1970 and currently play in Ligue 1, the top level of French football. Toulouse plays its home matches at the Stadium Municipal located within the city. The first team is managed by...

 3–2. Bordeaux recorded its first league win against Nîmes Olympique
Nîmes Olympique
Nîmes Olympique is a French association football club based in Nîmes. The club was formed on 10 April 1937 and currently play in Championnat National, the third level of French football. The club's only achievement was winning Ligue 2 in 1950 and the Championnat National in 1997...

. Unfortunately for the club, the team finished 6th in the Southern region of the division. Bordeaux's disappointing finish inserted the club into the relegation playoff portion of the league where the team finished a respectable 3rd. A year later, Bordeaux moved into its current home, the Stade Chaban-Delmas
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Stade Chaban-Delmas is a sporting stadium located in the city of Bordeaux, France. It is the home ground of FC Girondins de Bordeaux.Until 2001, the stadium's name was the Stade du Parc Lescure...

, which had previously been known as, simply Parc Lescure. The facility was built specifically for the 1938 FIFA World Cup
1938 FIFA World Cup
The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from 4 June to 19 June. Italy retained the championship, beating Hungary 4–2 in the final.-Host selection:...

 and, following the competition's completion, was designated to Bordeaux. The club had formerly played its home matches at the Stade Galin, which today is used as a training ground
Training ground
A training ground is an area where professional association football teams prepare for matches, with activities primarily concentrating on skills and fitness...

.

Success and stability


On 15 October 1940, Bordeaux merged with local club AS Port and took on one of the club's most prestigious traditions, the scapular
Scapular
The term scapular as used today refers to two specific, yet related, Christian Sacramentals, namely the monastic and devotional scapulars, although both forms may simply be referred to as "scapular"....

. Bordeaux ASP, which the club was now known, adorned the scapular during its run to the 1941 edition of the Coupe de France final
Coupe de France Final 1941
The Coupe de France Final 1941 was a football match held at Stade Municipal, Saint-Ouen on May 25, 1941, that saw Girondins ASP defeat SC Fives 2-0 thanks to goals by Santiago Urtizberea.-Match details:-External links:**...

. The match, played in occupied France at the Stade Municipal
Stade Municipal
Stade Municipal is a generic name for municipally-owned, -constructed, or -operated sport stadia in French-speaking countries.In Benin:* Stade Municipale , in Porto-Novo.In Burkina Faso:...

 in Saint-Ouen
Saint-Ouen
-France:Saint-Ouen is the name of several communes in France:* Saint-Ouen, Charente-Maritime, in the Charente-Maritime département* Saint-Ouen, Loir-et-Cher, in the Loir-et-Cher département* Saint-Ouen, Somme, in the Somme département...

, saw Bordeaux defeat SC Fives
SC Fives
SC Fives was a French association football club from Fives, a suburb in the east of Lille. Founded in 1901, the club merged with Olympique Lillois in 1944 to form Lille OSC.-Honours:Championnat de France*Runner-up : 1934Coupe de France...

 2–0 with Urtizberea netting both goals. The Coupe de France
Coupe de France
The Coupe Charles Simon, commonly known as the Coupe de France , is the premier knockout cup competition in French football organized by the French Football Federation...

 triumph was the club's first major honour. Following the liberation of France, Bordeaux returned to league play and earned promotion to the first division
Ligue 1
Ligue 1 , is the French professional league for association football clubs. It is the country's primary football competition and serves as the top division of the French football league system. Ligue 1 is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the other being Ligue 2....

 following its 2nd place finish during the 1948–49 season. After the season, André Gérard, now manager of the club, signed Dutchman
Netherlands
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

 Bertus de Harder
Bertus de Harder
Johannes Lambertus de Harder was a Dutch football player who scored 3 goals in 11 games for the Dutch national side. He represented the Netherlands at the 1938 FIFA World Cup....

. Led by the three-headed monster of de Harder, Édouard Kargu
Édouard Kargu
Édouard Kargulewicz, known simply as Édouard Kargu was a Polish-born French former international footballer who played as a striker...

, and Camille Libar
Camille Libar
Camille Libar in Dudelange) is a former football player and manager from Luxembourg.-Club career:He played for Stade Dudelange, RC Strasbourg, Girondins de Bordeaux, FC Metz and Toulouse. In the 1948/1949 season, he was Ligue 2 top goalscorer with Bordeaux.-International career:He scored 14 goals...

, Bordeaux captured its first-ever league championship, in just the club's first season
French football Division 1 1949–50
FC Girondins de Bordeaux won Division 1 season 1949/1950 of the French Association Football League with 51 points.-Participating teams:-Final table:...

 in the first division, winning by six points over second place Lille
Lille OSC
LOSC Lille Métropole is a French association football club based in Lille. The club was founded in 1944 as a result of a merger and currently play in Ligue 1, the first division of French football. Lille plays its home matches at the Stade Lille-Metropole in nearby Villeneuve-d'Ascq. In 2012, the...

. The league success led to Bordeaux being selected to participate in the second edition of the Latin Cup
Latin Cup
The Latin Cup was an international football tournament for club sides from the Latin European nations of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. In 1949 the football federations came together and launched their own club competition...

. In the competition, Bordeaux reached the final drawing 3–3 with Portuguese
Portugal
Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the...

 outfit Benfica. The draw forced a second match with Benfica claiming victory following an extra time goal after over two hours and 25 minutes of play.

Bordeaux maintained its title-winning aspirations finishing runner-ups to Nice
OGC Nice
Olympique Gymnaste Club Nice Côte d'Azur is a French association football club based in Nice. The club was founded in 1904 and currently plays in Ligue 1, the top-tier of French football. Nice plays its home matches at the Stade Municipal du Ray located within the city. In 2013, the club is...

 two seasons after winning its first title. The club also performed well in cup competitions reaching the Coupe de France
Coupe de France
The Coupe Charles Simon, commonly known as the Coupe de France , is the premier knockout cup competition in French football organized by the French Football Federation...

 final in 1952
Coupe de France Final 1952
The Coupe de France Final 1952 was a football match held at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes on May 4, 1952, that saw OGC Nice defeat FC Girondins de Bordeaux 5-3 with goals by Victor Nuremberg, Luis Carniglia, Jean Belver, Abdelaziz Ben Tifour and Georges Césari.-Match details:The Coupe de...

 and 1955
Coupe de France Final 1955
The Coupe de France Final 1955 was a football match held at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes on May 29, 1955, that saw Lille OSC defeat FC Girondins de Bordeaux 5-2 thanks to goals by Jean Vincent, Yvon Douis and Gérard Bourbotte ....

. In 1952, Bordeaux suffered defeat to the team it finished runner-up to the same year, Nice, following a thrilling match in which eight goals were scored with five of them coming in the first 40 minutes. Bordeaux drew the match at 3–3 following a 55th minute goal from Henri Baillot, but Nice countered minutes later with two goals in a span of four minutes to go up 5–3, which was the final result. In 1955, Bordeaux were trounced 5–2 by Lille who went up 4–0 within 35 minutes. The resulting struggles in the cup competitions led to struggles domestically with the club suffering relegation in the 1955–56 season
French football Division 1 1955–56
OGC Nice won Division 1 season 1955/1956 of the French Association Football League with 43 points.-Participating teams:-Final table:Promoted from Division 2 , who will play in Division 1 season 1956/1957...

. The club returned to the first division for the 1959–60 season, but failed to make an impact falling back to Ligue 2
Ligue 2
Ligue 2 , formerly known as Division 2, is a French professional football league. The league serves as the second division of French football and is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel , the other being Ligue 1, the country's top football division...

 after finishing dead last in the standings with 21 points.

Bordeaux returned to its former selves in the 1960s under new manager and former player Salvador Artigas. Under the helm of Artigas, Bordeaux returned to the first division and finished in a respectable 4th place for the 1962–63 season. The following season, Bordeaux returned to the Coupe de France final
Coupe de France Final 1964
The Coupe de France Final 1964 was a football match held at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes on May 10, 1964, that saw Olympique Lyonnais defeat FC Girondins de Bordeaux 2-0 thanks to goals by Nestor Combin.-Match details:...

 where the club faced off against Olympique Lyonnais
Olympique Lyonnais
Olympique Lyonnais is a French association football club based in Lyon. They play in France's highest football division, Ligue 1. The club was formed as Lyon Olympique Universitaire in 1899, according to many supporters and sport historians, but was nationally established as a club in 1950. The...

. Bordeaux, once again, were defeated 2–0 courtesy of two goals from the Argentine
Argentina
Argentina , officially the Argentine Republic , is the second largest country in South America by land area, after Brazil. It is constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires...

 Nestor Combin
Nestor Combin
Néstor Combin, is a former football Argentine player in France. He was striker, mainly with Olympique Lyonnais and France national team.-Clubs:*1959 - 1964 : Olympique Lyonnais...

. The club's runner-up finish resulted in the team qualifying for the 1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. The appearance was brief with the club losing 4–3 on aggregate to German club Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund
Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund, commonly BVB, are a German sports club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. Dortmund are one of the most successful clubs in German football history. Borussia Dortmund play in the Bundesliga, the top league of German football...

. Four seasons later, Bordeaux again reached the final of the Coupe de France; the club's seventh appearance overall. The team faced Saint-Étienne
AS Saint-Étienne
Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire is a French association football club based in Saint-Étienne. The club was founded in 1919 and currently play in Ligue 1, the top division of French football. Saint-Étienne plays its home matches at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard located within the city...

 and, again failed to match the achievement reached in 1941 losing 2–1. The following season, Bordeaux earned another appearance in the final, but again, failed to win the trophy losing 2–0 to Marseille
Olympique de Marseille
Olympique de Marseille is a French association football club based in Marseille. Founded in 1899, the club plays in Ligue 1 and have spent most of its history in the top tier of French football. Marseille have been French champions nine times and have won the Coupe de France a record ten times. In...

. The team suffered an extreme decline during the 1970s, despite to arrival of Alain Giresse. The club played under seven different managers during the decade and consistently finished at the bottom half of the table. In 1979, the club was sold to the influential and ambitious real estate mogul
Mogul
-Person:*Magnate**Business magnate, a prominent person in a particular industry**Media mogul, a person who controls, either through personal ownership or a dominant position, any media enterprise-Technology:...

 Claude Bez, who positioned himself as president of the club.

Return to prominence



Under the helm of Claude Bez, who injected millions into the club, Bordeaux flourished winning three league championships, two Coupe de France
Coupe de France
The Coupe Charles Simon, commonly known as the Coupe de France , is the premier knockout cup competition in French football organized by the French Football Federation...

 titles, and also performed well in European
UEFA
The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

 competitions. During Bez's run presiding over the team, he recruited several French internationals
France national football team
The France national football team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation , the governing body of football in France, and competes as a member of UEFA, which encompasses the countries of Europe...

 such as Bernard Lacombe
Bernard Lacombe
Bernard Lacombe is a retired French football player. He played forward, mainly with Olympique Lyonnais, Girondins Bordeaux and the French national team.-Career:...

, Jean Tigana
Jean Tigana
Jean Amadou Tigana is a manager and former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 appearances and 1 goal for the France national football team during the 1980s.-Playing career:Tigana started his...

, René Girard
René Girard (footballer)
René Girard is a former football midfielder from France.- Career :Girard won seven caps for France and was a member of the squad that finished fourth at the 1982 FIFA World Cup....

, Jean-Christophe Thouvenel
Jean-Christophe Thouvenel
Jean-Christophe Thouvenel is a French former professional football player.Thouvenel was a member of the French squad that won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California....

, and Thierry Tusseau
Thierry Tusseau
Thierry Tusseau is a former football midfielder from France, who earned a total number of 22 international caps for the French national team during the 1970s and 1980s...

. Bez also brought in established manager Aimé Jacquet
Aimé Jacquet
Aimé Étienne Jacquet is a French football coach and former player, and manager of the France national football team when they won the 1998 FIFA World Cup.-Biography:...

. Led by 1970s mainstays Giresse and Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr is a German manager and former footballer, who currently managed the Gabon national football team.-Managerial career:...

, Bordeaux captured its first league championship since 1950 in the 1983–84 season finishing equal on points with Monaco
AS Monaco FC
Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club are a French football club based in Fontvieille, Monaco. The club was founded in 1924 and currently play in Ligue 2, the second tier of French football. The team plays its home matches at the Stade Louis II located within Fontvieille...

, however, due to having a better head-to-head record, Bordeaux were declared champions. The next season, Bordeaux again won the league claiming the title by four points over second place Nantes. In Europe, Bordeaux played in the 1984–85 European Cup and reached the semi-finals, defeating Spanish club Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Club, also known as Athletic Bilbao, is an association football club from Bilbao in Biscay, Spain. The club has played in the Primera División of La Liga since its start in 1928. They have won La Liga on eight occasions...

, Romanian club Dinamo Bucureşti, and Soviet
Soviet Union
The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia between 1922 and 1991....

 outfit Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Football Club Dnipro is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Dnipropetrovsk.-BRIT:The club's franchise traces its history all the way back when the first team that was formed in 1918 by the Petrovsky factory and was called as BRIT . The team participated in the regional competition...

 before losing to Italian club Juventus
Juventus F.C.
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. , commonly referred to as Juventus and colloquially as Juve , are a professional Italian association football club based in Turin, Piedmont...

. In the Coupe de France
Coupe de France
The Coupe Charles Simon, commonly known as the Coupe de France , is the premier knockout cup competition in French football organized by the French Football Federation...

, Bordeaux finally achieved cup glory defeating Marseille 2–1 in the 1986 edition of the final
Coupe de France Final 1986
The Coupe de France Final 1986 was a football match held at Parc des Princes, Paris on April 30, 1986, that saw FC Girondins de Bordeaux defeat Olympique de Marseille 2-1 thanks to goals by Jean Tigana and Alain Giresse.-Match details:...

 with Tigana and Giresse recording both goals. The Coupe de France trophy was the club's first after over eight agonizing tries and its first since 1941. The following season, the club responded by winning the cup again. In a re-match with Marseille, Bordeaux won its second consecutive cup courtesy of goals from Philippe Fargeon
Philippe Fargeon
Philippe Fargeon is a former French footballer who played striker.-External links:*...

 and Zlatko Vujovic
Zlatko Vujovic
Zlatko Vujović is a retired Bosnian Croat footballer who played as a striker....

. Bordeaux capped off the decade during the 1986–87 season by winning its fourth league title.

Current squad


.

Out on loan


Reserve squad




Notable players


Below are the notable former and current players who have represented Bordeaux in league
Ligue 1
Ligue 1 , is the French professional league for association football clubs. It is the country's primary football competition and serves as the top division of the French football league system. Ligue 1 is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the other being Ligue 2....

 and international competition since the club's foundation in 1881. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 100 official matches for the club.

For a complete FC Girondins de Bordeaux players list, see here.
Patrick Battiston
Patrick Battiston
Patrick Battiston is a former French football player, who played for the France national team in three World Cups and won the 1984 European Football Championship.-Club career:...

 Philippe Bergeroo
Philippe Bergeroo
Philippe Bergeroo is a former football goalkeeper from France, who earned a total number of three international caps for the French national team during the late 1970s, early 1980s. He was a member of the French squad in the 1986 FIFA World Cup...

 Dominique Dropsy
Dominique Dropsy
Dominique Dropsy is a former French footballer who played goalkeeper, and who earned seventeen international caps for the French national team during the late 1970s, early 1980s. A player of RC Strasbourg , he was a member of the French team in the 1978 FIFA World Cup.-References:...

 Christophe Dugarry Jean-Marc Ferreri
Jean-Marc Ferreri
Jean-Marc Ferreri is a former French footballer of Italian origin, who earned 37 caps and scored 3 goals for the France national football team...

 Jean Gallice
Jean Gallice
Jean Gallice is a French former professional football player.-External links:*...

 André Gérard
André Gérard
André Gérard is French former footballer and football manager.He played as a goalkeeper for Bordeaux.In France, he coached Bordeaux, FC Nancy, Toulon, Stade Français and Rouen. He also had a stint for Tunisia.-References:...

 René Girard
René Girard (footballer)
René Girard is a former football midfielder from France.- Career :Girard won seven caps for France and was a member of the squad that finished fourth at the 1982 FIFA World Cup....

 Alain Giresse Yoann Gourcuff
Yoann Gourcuff
Yoann Miguel Gourcuff is a French international footballer who currently plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1. He operates mainly as an attacking midfielder, but can also be utilized as a withdrawn striker and is described as a "playmaker of real quality" who "is an accomplished...

 Édouard Kargu
Édouard Kargu
Édouard Kargulewicz, known simply as Édouard Kargu was a Polish-born French former international footballer who played as a striker...

 Bernard Lacombe
Bernard Lacombe
Bernard Lacombe is a retired French football player. He played forward, mainly with Olympique Lyonnais, Girondins Bordeaux and the French national team.-Career:...

 Bixente Lizarazu
Bixente Lizarazu
Bixente Lizarazu is a former football left defender who played most notably for Girondins de Bordeaux and Bayern Munich, as well as the French national team.-Football career:...

 Johan Micoud
Johan Micoud
Johan Micoud is a retired French footballer who played mostly as an attacking midfielder.Left-footed, he was considered a skilled midfielder and a dead-ball expert; during a 16-year professional career, he played professionally, other than in his country, in Italy and Germany.Micoud gained nearly...


Ulrich Ramé
Ulrich Ramé
Ulrich Ramé is a French footballer who plays for CS Sedan Ardennes as a goalkeeper.In a professional career which spanned two decades, he played mainly for Bordeaux , appearing in more than 500 official games and winning six major titles.A French international during four years, Ramé represented...

 Alain Roche
Alain Roche
Alain Roche is a former French association football defender. He spent significant time at the Paris Saint-Germain where he notably won the European Cup Winners' Cup...

 Jean Tigana
Jean Tigana
Jean Amadou Tigana is a manager and former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 appearances and 1 goal for the France national football team during the 1980s.-Playing career:Tigana started his...

 Thierry Tusseau
Thierry Tusseau
Thierry Tusseau is a former football midfielder from France, who earned a total number of 22 international caps for the French national team during the 1970s and 1980s...

 Jean-Christophe Thouvenel
Jean-Christophe Thouvenel
Jean-Christophe Thouvenel is a French former professional football player.Thouvenel was a member of the French squad that won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California....

 Sylvain Wiltord
Sylvain Wiltord
Sylvain Claude Wiltord is a French footballer who currently plays for FC Nantes. With the French national team, Wiltord has won Euro 2000 and reached the final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup....

 Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Yazid Zidane is a retired French footballer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Zidane was a leading figure of a generation of French players that won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship...

 Héctor De Bourgoing
Héctor De Bourgoing
Héctor Adolfo de Bourgoing was a former Argentine footballer who operated as a defender. He played international football for Argentina and France.-Club career:...

 Marouane Chamakh
Marouane Chamakh
Marouane Chamakh is a French-Moroccan footballer who plays for English club Arsenal in the Premier League and the Moroccan national team as a striker. He is described as a prototypical target man and is noted for his "tall stature" and "excellent heading ability".Chamakh started his career...

 Bertus de Harder
Bertus de Harder
Johannes Lambertus de Harder was a Dutch football player who scored 3 goals in 11 games for the Dutch national side. He represented the Netherlands at the 1938 FIFA World Cup....

 Pauleta
Pauleta
Pedro Miguel Carreiro Resendes, OIH , commonly known as Pauleta , is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a striker....

 Alexey Smertin
Alexey Smertin
Aleksey Gennadyevich Smertin is a retired footballer. He retired from professional football after having his contract with Fulham terminated and discovering a new career in politics. Smertin was the captain of the Russian national team...

 Santiago Urtizberea Dieter Müller
Dieter Müller
Dieter Müller is a former German footballer, who is currently the chairman of Kickers Offenbach.He appeared in twelve senior matches, scoring nine goals for Germany. He played in the 1976 European Football Championship and the 1978 FIFA World Cup. In his spell with 1...



Management and staff


Senior club staff
  • President: Jean-Louis Triaud
    Jean-Louis Triaud
    Jean-Louis Triaud is the current president of FC Girondins de Bordeaux. He was first elected in 1996, and upon completion of the term, reelected in 2002....

  • Managing Director: Alain Deveseleer
  • Commercial and Marketing Director: Vincent Repoux
  • Administrative and Financial Director: Catherine Steva
  • Recruitment Director: Jérôme Bonnissel


Coaching and medical staff
  • Manager: Francis Gillot
    Francis Gillot
    Francis Gillot is a former football defender and current manager of Girondins de Bordeaux.Gillot was named head coach of Bordeaux on 6 June 2011. He signed a two-year deal with the club.-References:*...

  • Assistant Manager: Franck Mantaux
  • Goalkeeping Coach: undecided
  • Fitness Coach: undecided
  • Doctor: Serge Debeau
  • Kinesiotherapy: David Das Neves
  • Kinesiotherapy: Marc Vernet
  • Kinesiotherapy: Jacques Thébault

Managerial history


In its history, Bordeaux have had 35 manages. The first was the Spaniard
Spain
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

 Benito Díaz
Benito Díaz
Don Benito Díaz Iraola was a Spanish football manager and player.He played mainly for Real Sociedad.He coached Real Sociedad, Bordeaux and Atlético Madrid.-External links:*...

. Diaz was the first Bordeaux manager to achieved an honour when, in 1941, the club won the Coupe de France
Coupe de France
The Coupe Charles Simon, commonly known as the Coupe de France , is the premier knockout cup competition in French football organized by the French Football Federation...

. The first Bordeaux manager to win the league was André Gérard
André Gérard
André Gérard is French former footballer and football manager.He played as a goalkeeper for Bordeaux.In France, he coached Bordeaux, FC Nancy, Toulon, Stade Français and Rouen. He also had a stint for Tunisia.-References:...

. Gérard led the team to the league crown in 1950. He also has the honour of being the club's longest-serving manager having spent a decade with the club from 1947–1957. Gérard is followed by Aimé Jacquet
Aimé Jacquet
Aimé Étienne Jacquet is a French football coach and former player, and manager of the France national football team when they won the 1998 FIFA World Cup.-Biography:...

 who spent nine season with the club in the 80s. Under Jacquet, Bordeaux won three league titles and two Coupe de France titles.
Dates Name
1937–1942   Benito Díaz
Benito Díaz
Don Benito Díaz Iraola was a Spanish football manager and player.He played mainly for Real Sociedad.He coached Real Sociedad, Bordeaux and Atlético Madrid.-External links:*...

1942–1943   Santiago Urtizberea
1943   Eugen Stern
1943–45   Oscar Saggiero
1945–1947   Maurice Bunyan
Maurice Bunyan
Maurice Taylor Bunyan was an English association football player and manager active throughout Europe.-Playing career:Bunyan played as a striker in Belgium for Racing Club de Bruxelles and in France for Stade Français...

1947–1957   André Gérard
André Gérard
André Gérard is French former footballer and football manager.He played as a goalkeeper for Bordeaux.In France, he coached Bordeaux, FC Nancy, Toulon, Stade Français and Rouen. He also had a stint for Tunisia.-References:...

1957   Santiago Urtizberea
1957–1960   Camille Libar
Camille Libar
Camille Libar in Dudelange) is a former football player and manager from Luxembourg.-Club career:He played for Stade Dudelange, RC Strasbourg, Girondins de Bordeaux, FC Metz and Toulouse. In the 1948/1949 season, he was Ligue 2 top goalscorer with Bordeaux.-International career:He scored 14 goals...

1960–1967   Salvador Artigas
1967–1970   Jean-Pierre Bakrim
1970   Pierre Danzelle
1970–1972   André Gérard
André Gérard
André Gérard is French former footballer and football manager.He played as a goalkeeper for Bordeaux.In France, he coached Bordeaux, FC Nancy, Toulon, Stade Français and Rouen. He also had a stint for Tunisia.-References:...

1972–1974   Pierre Phelipon
Pierre Phelipon
Pierre Phelipon is a former French football defender who played for RC Paris, Stade Français, Grenoble, Rouen, Angoulême, Stade Saint-Germain and Paris SG....

1974–1976   André Menaut
1976–1978   Christian Montes
1978–1979   Luis Carniglia
Luis Carniglia
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1979–1980   Raymond Goethals
Raymond Goethals
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1980–1989   Aimé Jacquet
Aimé Jacquet
Aimé Étienne Jacquet is a French football coach and former player, and manager of the France national football team when they won the 1998 FIFA World Cup.-Biography:...


Dates Name
1989   Didier Couécou
Didier Couécou
Didier Couécou is a former French footballer who played striker.He was part of France national football team at the FIFA World Cup 1966.-References:***...

1989–1990   Raymond Goethals
Raymond Goethals
Raymond Goethals was a Belgian football coach who notably led Marseille to victory in the UEFA Champions League final in 1993, becoming the first coach to win a European trophy with a French club....

1990   Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr is a German manager and former footballer, who currently managed the Gabon national football team.-Managerial career:...

1990–1991   Gérard Gili
1991–1992   Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr is a German manager and former footballer, who currently managed the Gabon national football team.-Managerial career:...

1992–1994   Rolland Courbis
1994–1995   Toni
1995   Eric Guérit
1995–1996 Slavo Muslin
Slavoljub Muslin
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1996   Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr is a German manager and former footballer, who currently managed the Gabon national football team.-Managerial career:...

1996–1997   Rolland Courbis
1997   Guy Stéphan
Guy Stéphan
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1998–2003   Elie Baup
Élie Baup
Élie Baup is a former French football player and now a manager.- Coaching career :He won the French championship with the FC Girondins de Bordeaux in 1999. Fired in October 2003 by the president Jean-Louis Triaud, Baup signed for AS Saint-Étienne in 2004 with one of his favourite player: Pascal...

2003–2005   Michel Pavon
Michel Pavon
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2005–2007   Ricardo Gomes
2007–2010   Laurent Blanc
Laurent Blanc
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2010–2011   Jean Tigana
Jean Tigana
Jean Amadou Tigana is a manager and former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 appearances and 1 goal for the France national football team during the 1980s.-Playing career:Tigana started his...

2011   Eric Bédouet

Dates Name
2011–present   Francis Gillot
Francis Gillot
Francis Gillot is a former football defender and current manager of Girondins de Bordeaux.Gillot was named head coach of Bordeaux on 6 June 2011. He signed a two-year deal with the club.-References:*...



Domestic

  • Ligue 1
    • Champions (6): 1949–50
      French football Division 1 1949–50
      FC Girondins de Bordeaux won Division 1 season 1949/1950 of the French Association Football League with 51 points.-Participating teams:-Final table:...

      , 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1998–99, 2008–09
  • Ligue 2
    Ligue 2
    Ligue 2 , formerly known as Division 2, is a French professional football league. The league serves as the second division of French football and is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel , the other being Ligue 1, the country's top football division...

    • Champions (1): 1991–92
      French football Division 2 1991-92
      -Overview:It was contested by 36 teams, and Valenciennes and Girondins Bordeaux won the championship.-Group A:-Group B:-References:*...

  • Championnat National
    Championnat National
    The Championnat de France National, commonly referred to as simply National or Division 3, serves as the third division of the French football league system behind Ligue 1 and Ligue 2...

    • Champions (3): 1937, 1944, 1953
  • Coupe de France
    Coupe de France
    The Coupe Charles Simon, commonly known as the Coupe de France , is the premier knockout cup competition in French football organized by the French Football Federation...

    • Champions (3): 1941, 1986, 1987
    • Runners-Up (6): 1943, 1952, 1955, 1964, 1968, 1959
  • Coupe de la Ligue
    Coupe de la Ligue
    The Coupe de la Ligue , known outside of France as the French League Cup, is a knockout cup competition in French football organized by the Ligue de Football Professionnel...

    • Champions (3): 2002, 2007, 2009
    • Runners-Up (3): 1997, 1998, 2010
      2010 Coupe de la Ligue Final
      The 2010 Coupe de la Ligue Final was the 16th final of France's football league cup competition, the Coupe de la Ligue, a football competition for the 46 teams that the Ligue de Football Professionnel manages. The final took place on 27 March 2010 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis...

  • Trophée des champions
    Trophée des champions
    The Trophée des champions , is a French association football trophy contested in an annual match between the champions of Ligue 1 and the winners of the Coupe de France. It is equivalent to the Super Cups found in many countries...

    • Champions (3): 1986, 2008
      2008 Trophée des Champions
      The 2008 Trophée des Champions Final was a football match that saw the 2007-08 Ligue 1 and Coupe de France champions Olympique Lyonnais face off against FC Girondins de Bordeaux. Since Lyon won both the league and the Coupe de France, they faced the club that finished in second place in Ligue 1...

      , 2009
      2009 Trophée des Champions
      The 2009 Trophée des Champions Final was a football match that was played on 25 July 2009. The match contested the winners of 2008–09 Coupe de France, En Avant Guingamp, and the 2008–09 Ligue 1 champions, FC Girondins de Bordeaux...

    • Runners-Up (3): 1968, 1985, 1999
  • Coupe Charles Drago
    • Runners-Up (1): 1965

Europe

  • Latin Cup
    Latin Cup
    The Latin Cup was an international football tournament for club sides from the Latin European nations of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. In 1949 the football federations came together and launched their own club competition...

    • Runners-Up (1): 1950

  • Coppa delle Alpi
    Coppa delle Alpi
    Coppa delle Alpi , was a football tournament, first organized by the Italian national league to start 1960 and then aided by the Swiss League in 1962 for the reason that the majority of the Alps are in Switzerland...

    • Champions (1): 1980
    • Runners-Up (1): 1972

  • UEFA Cup
    UEFA Cup
    The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

    • Runners-Up (1): 1995–96
      UEFA Cup 1995-96
      The UEFA Cup 1995-96 was won by Bayern Munich on aggregate over Bordeaux. Girondins de Bordeaux went to the finals all the way from the UEFA Intertoto Cup 1995....


  • UEFA Intertoto Cup
    UEFA Intertoto Cup
    The UEFA Intertoto Cup, also abbreviated as UI Cup and originally called the International Football Cup, was a summer football competition for European clubs that had not qualified for one of the two major UEFA competitions, the Champions League and the UEFA Cup. The competition was discontinued...


External links


Official website