Their nickname is Les Canaris, i.e. the canaries. It is also obvious that they will be as yellow as canaries. Yellow is the only colour in the emblem and it also dominates the home jersey, combined with elements of green. Their home stadium is the Stade de la Beaujoire, which has a seating capacity of 38 128.
The club was founded relatively late, in 1943, as a result of the merger of several local clubs, as was customary at the time. The large clubs thus formed were better able to compete and, more importantly, to enter the professional league. It is based in the city of Nantes in western France on the Loire River, about 50 km from the Atlantic Ocean. Between 1992 and 2007 it was also known as FC Nantes Atlantique, only then did the name settle into its current form.
In French football, the Canaries are one of the most successful clubs. They have the same number of Ligue 1 titles as AS Monaco FC, eight. The first time they reached the title was in 1965, and the last time was in 2001. After that, the club had a slightly worse time, which resulted in them being relegated to Ligue 2, the second highest competition, in the 2008/09 season. It was the first time they had been in the top flight in 44 years. After narrowly escaping another relegation, the club managed to stabilise its results in the 2016/17 season, eventually finishing in 7th position.
A contradictory period came with the 2018/18 season, when Claudio Ranieri joined the club. The former boss of English club Leicester City (when they won the title with underrated Leicester) pulled FC Nantes up to third in the table after just ten games. Just behind giants Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco. Unfortunately, the club went on to win only three more games in the season and finished in 9th position. Ranieri left the club. The 2018/19 season under new management ended with a 12th place finish.
In its history, the club scored points in cups, winning the French Cup in the 1978/79, 1998/99 and 1999/00 seasons, among others. It has also won the French Football Cup once, in the 1964/65 season.
|03.06.2023||FC Nantes||Angers SCO||1 : 0||1 : 0|
|27.05.2023||Lille LOSC||FC Nantes||0 : 1||2 : 1|
|20.05.2023||FC Nantes||Montpellier HSC||0 : 1||0 : 3|
|14.05.2023||Toulouse FC||FC Nantes||0 : 0||0 : 0|
|07.05.2023||FC Nantes||RC Strasbourg Alsace||0 : 1||0 : 2|
|03.05.2023||Stade Brestois 29||FC Nantes||2 : 0||2 : 0|
|16.04.2023||AJ Auxerre||FC Nantes||2 : 0||2 : 1|
|09.04.2023||FC Nantes||AS Monaco FC||0 : 2||2 : 2|
|02.04.2023||FC Nantes||Stade de Reims||0 : 2||0 : 3|
|17.03.2023||Olympique Lyonnais||FC Nantes||1 : 1||1 : 1|