Stade de Reims is a football team playing in Ligue 1.

History

Reims were founded in 1931. The club has a successful history, winning six Ligue 1 titles during their powerful era from the late 1940s to early 1960s. The club also made the 1956 and 1959 European Cup finals, losing to Real Madrid on both occasions.

Reims were able to earn promotion to Ligue 1 after finishing as Ligue 2 runners-up in 2011-12. The club have been up and down the divisions since, enjoying a sixth-place Ligue 1 finish in 2019-20, qualifying for the Europa League.

In the 2022-23, Reims became an international sensation due to the employment of manager Will Still to replace Oscar Garcia who was sacked in October 2022. Still did not hold a UEFA Pro Licence so Reims were fined 25,000 euros for every match he managed, yet he did an excellent job and started his tenure at the club on a 14-game unbeaten streak. Still went on to start a monthly course in gain the necessary qualifications.

Country France France
City Reims
Founded 1909
Ground Stade Auguste-Delaune
Nickname Les rouges et blancs
Captain Younis Abdelhamid
Coach Will Still
Website stade-de-reims.com

The club had off-field issues and in 1991 were administratively relegated to Division 3. They were reborn in 1992 under the name Stade de Reims Champagne, and took a long road back to France’s elite.

Honours

  • Ligue 1 Champions (6): 1948–49, 1952–53, 1954–55, 1957–58, 1959–60, 1961–62
  • European Cup Runners-up (2): 1956, 1959
  • Ligue 2 Champions (2): 1965-66, 2017-18
  • Trophee des Champions (4): 1955, 1958, 1960, 1966
  • Coupe de France Winners (2): 1949-50, 1957-58
  • Coupe de la Ligue Winners (1): 1990-91