France Football – Team Profile: Montpellier HSC

Overview of the team

Montpellier HSC Football or Montpellier Herault Sport Club Football is a professional football club based in Montpellier, France. The club was founded in 1919 and it currently plays in Ligue 1, the top tier of French football. Montpellier HSC Football is known for its distinctive orange and blue football kit.

History of the team

Montpellier HSC Football was founded in 1919 as Stade Olympique Montpelliérain. The club changed its name to Montpellier SC in 1939 and then to Montpellier HSC in 1974. The club won its first major trophy in 1990, when it won the Coupe de France (French Cup). The club then won its first Ligue 1 title in the 2011-2012 season, under the leadership of coach Rene Girard.

Notable players

Montpellier HSC Football has produced several notable players over the years. Laurent Blanc, who later became the manager of the French national team, played for Montpellier HSC Football in the 1980s. Other notable players include Eric Cantona, who played for the club in the 1987-1988 season and helped the club win its first Coupe de France trophy, and Olivier Giroud, who was a key player in the club’s Ligue 1 winning season in 2011-2012.


Montpellier HSC Football has had several notable coaches over the years. Rene Girard, who led the club to its first Ligue 1 title in 2011-2012, is considered one of the most successful coaches in the club’s history. Other notable coaches include Rolland Courbis, who led the club to the Coupe de France triumph in 1990, and Jean Fernandez, who took the club to the Europa League quarter-finals in the 2010-2011 season.

Most successful season

Montpellier HSC Football’s most successful season was the 2011-2012 season, when the club won its first Ligue 1 title. The club finished the season with 82 points, three points ahead of second-placed Paris Saint-Germain. The club’s top scorer during that season was Olivier Giroud with 21 goals.


Montpellier HSC Football is owned by Laurent Nicollin, who took over the club after the death of his father Louis Nicollin in 2017. Louis Nicollin was a well-known businessman and football enthusiast who was instrumental in the club’s success over the years.


Montpellier HSC Football plays its home matches at the Stade de la Mosson, which has a capacity of 32,950 spectators. The stadium has been the club’s home since 1972 and it has been renovated several times over the years.

Montpellier HSC Football is a club with a rich history and tradition. The club has produced several notable players and has won several trophies over the years. The club’s fans are known for their passion and loyalty, making the Stade de la Mosson a formidable place for visiting teams.


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