Stade Brestois 29, also known popularly as Brest, is a professional football team from France, which plays its football in the French football league structure. Founded in 1903, the club was originally known by the name of Armoricaine de Brest, and it wasn’t until the 1950s that the club changed its name to Stade Brestois 29.
Brest got their first taste of professional football when they hit the Ligue 2 level, in 1970. In 1979, they won their first promotion to the Ligue 1 division, but were relegated the very next season. However, they were back up again in 1981, this time stretching their run to seven seasons before being relegated once again.
In 1988, they played one season of second division football before making their way up, once again, to play first division football for two more seasons. In 1991, the club would get demoted all the way down to the Championat National level where they would stay for another 7 seasons. In 2004, they would move back up to the second division and in 2010, they moved up to the first division after finishing second in the French Ligue 2.
The club has seen some fine players pass through its ranks including the likes of Patrick Colleter, David Ginola, Pascal Pierre and Franck Ribery.