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Clermont Foot is a French professional football club based in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, which is located in central France. The club was founded in 1990 and is currently owned by Ahmet Schaefer, a Turkish businessman. The team is nicknamed ‘Les Auvergants’ after the region of Auvergne, where Clermont-Ferrand is located. The club’s home stadium is the Stade Gabriel Montpied, which has a capacity of around 11,000 spectators.

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Clermont Foot History

Clermont Foot was founded in 1990 following the merger of two local clubs, Stade Clermontois and AS Montferrand. The new club began playing in the French lower leagues, and it wasn’t until 2002 that they achieved promotion to the second division of French football. However, their stay in Ligue 2 was short-lived, and they were relegated back to the third tier the following season. The team continued to fluctuate between the third and fourth tiers of French football until  the 2006-07 season, when they won the Championnat national (the third tier of French football) and earned promotion to Ligue 2 once again. Since then, Clermont Foot has established itself as a consistent presence in the second tier, with several mid-table finishes and occasional pushes for promotion to Ligue 1. In 2020 they finished second in Ligue 2 and earned automatic promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time in their history. Their promotion was seen as a major achievement for the club, and they will now be looking to establish themselves as a competitive force in the top flight of French football.

Who Owns Clermont Foot

Ahmet Schaefer is the founder and CEO of Core Sports Capital and the current owner of Clermont Foot.

Clermont Foot Manager

Clermont Foot’s current manager is Pascal Gastien. Gastien has spent 14 years working with French club Niort either as a reserves manager or first team manager. In 2014 he moved to Chateauroux but was rather underwhelming. He then joined Clermont foot as a reserves manager and was promoted to first team manager in 1 year. He managed to earn the club promotion to Ligue 1 in 2020 for the first time in the club’s history. Last season he guided the club to 8th place.

Biggest Clermont Foot Transfers

Clermont Foots biggest transfers of all time are:

  • Maximiliano Caufriez from Spartak Moscow for £3.50m
  • Andy Pelmard from FC Basel for £1.90m
  • Mateusz Wieteska from Legia Warszawa for £1.30m
  • Habib Keita from Olympique Lyon for £1.20m
  • Komnen Andric from Dinamo Zagreb for £1.00m

Clermont Foots biggest sales have been:

  • Mohamed Bayo to LOSC Lille for £14.00m
  • Adrian Grbic to FC Lorient for £9.00m
  • Mateusz Wieteska to Cagliari Calcio for £5.00m
  • Salis Abdul Samed to Lens for £5.00m
  • Romain Alessandrini to Stade Rennais for £2.50m

Who Plays For Clermont Foot Now

Clermont Foots squad consists of defenders such as Mory Diaw, Massamba N’Diaye, Alidu Seidu, Andy Pelmard, Maximiliano Caufriez, Cheick Oumar Konate, Florent Ogier, Neto Borges, Yoel Armougom and Medhi Zeffane. Their midfield consists of players such as Yohann Magnin, Maxime Gonalons, Johan Gastien, Habib Keita, Jim Allevinah, Muhammed Cham and Aiman Maurer. In attack they have Elbasan Rashani, Jeremie Bela, Bilal Boutobba, Shamar Nicholson, Grejohn Kyei and Komnen Andric.

What Have Clermont Foot Won

Clermont Foot have only recently made their way to Ligue 1 and currently have no major honours to speak of.

Clermont Foot 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Clermont Foot will survive relegation. Their squad isn’t great but last season they finished 8th and they have a solid manager. There are other teams who we believe will go down instead of Clermont Foot.

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