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Metz are a French football club that currently play in the top tier of French football, Ligue 1. Metz is based in the city of Metz which is located in the northeastern Grand Est Region. Metz play their home games in the Stade Saint-Symphorien, a stadium which has a capacity of 30,000. Metz also commonly go by the nickname ‘Les Grenats’ which means maroon in English. 

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Metz History

FC Metz was founded in 1932 by the combining of two amateur athletic clubs, and shortly after became a professional club. The club played in the French second division north in 1933 and earned promotion to Ligue 1 in 1935. Metz then established themself as a mid-table Ligue 1 side and stayed there until 2002. They quickly bounced back but after a few seasons were relegated once more. They went down to the 2nd division in 2008 and got relegated again in 2013. They have since been an up and down club that have struggled to cement themself in Ligue 1. 

Who Owns Metz

The current president of Metz is Bernard Serin. 

Metz Manager

László Bölöni is the current manager of Metz. After retiring as a player, he transitioned into coaching, where he made his mark with clubs such as Sporting Charleroi and Standard Liège in Belgium. However, his most notable achievement came as the manager of FC Porto, leading them to the Primeira Liga title in the 2002-2003 season. Bölöni’s tactical expertise, ability to nurture young talent, and success in multiple leagues have cemented his reputation as a respected and versatile football manager.

Biggest Metz Transfers

Metz biggest transfers of all time have been:

  • Jacques Songo’o from Deportivo La Coruna for £6.50m
  • Victorien Angban from Chelsea for £6.00m 
  • Kevin N’Doram from Monaco for £4.50m
  • Dylan Bronn from KAA Gent for £4.00m
  • Christophe Bastien from AS Nancy for £3.80m

Metz Biggest departures of all time have been:

  • Ismaila Sarr to Stade Rennais for £17.00m
  • Pape Matar Sarr to Tottenham for £16.90m
  • Georges Mikautadze to Ajax for £16.00m
  • Boubacar Traore to Wolves for £11.00m
  • Habib Diallo to RC Strasbourg for £10.00m

Metz Drama

Metz midfielder Kevin N’Doram sparked controversy after using homophobic language during an interview. The player has since apologised however it sparked backlash from fans of the club and French football in general. 

Who Plays For Metz Now

Metz, having only been promoted this season, have quite a weak squad. Their team features defenders such as Guillaume Dietsch, Alexandre Oukidja, Fali Cande, Christophe Herelle, Ismael Traore, Abou Lo, Sabidou Sane, Mettiheu Udol, Kevin Van Den Kerkhof, Koffi Kouao, and Maxime Colin. In midfield they have Habib Maiga, Kevin N’Doram, Danley Jean Jacques, Jean N’Guessan, and Sami Lahssaini. In attack they have Cheick Sabaly, Ablie Jallow, Joel Asoro, Warren Tchimbembe, Malick Mbaye, Oscar Estupinan, Benjamin Tetteh, Simon Elisor and Ibou Sane.

What Have Metz Won

Metz have won 2 Ligue 2 titles, 2 Coupe de France trophies, and 1 Coupe de la Ligue. 

Metz 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Metz will struggle, and might be candidates for relegation. They have  a good manager but their squad lacks quality in depth, especially in midfield. For these reasons we think they will struggle this season.

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