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Reims, officially known as Stade de Reims, is a French professional football club based in the city of Reims, in the Champagne-Ardenne region of northeastern France. The club was founded in 1910 and has a long and rich history in French football, winning multiple trophies in France and internationally. The team is commonly referred to as ‘Les Rouges et Blancs’ (The Red and Whites) due to the clubs traditional colours. Reims plays their home matches at the Stade Auguste-Delaune, which is located in the city of reims. The stadium was originally built in 1935 and has a capacity of around 21,000 spectators. The stadium has undergone several renovations and expansions over the years, with the most recent one taking place in 2019. 

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Reims History

Reims was founded in 1910 and spent much of their early history playing in the lower divisions of French football. However, the club began to enjoy success in the 1940s and 1950s, when they won six Ligue 1 titles and reached two European Cup finals, winning both of them. During this period, the team boasted some of the most talented players in French football history, including Raymond Kopa, Just Fontaine, and Robert Jonquet. However, the club’s fortunes declined in the 1960s, and they were relegated to the second division in 1963. Reims spent much of the next few decades moving between the first and second divisions of French football, with occasional forays into European competition. However, under the ownership of Jean-pierre Caillot, the club has enjoyed a period of stability and success, with the team regularly finishing in the top half of the Ligue 1 table and qualifying for European competitions.

Who Owns Reims

The club is owned by the French businessman Jean-Pierre Caillot, who took over the club in 2004. Under calliots ownership, the club has enjoyed a period of stability and success, with the team regularly competing in European competitions. 

Reims Manager

Reims current manager is Will Still. Will Still started his career as a video analyst at Lierse and even ended up as caretaker manager. He then became full-time manager and led them to an unbeaten streak of seven games. He managed to get the team 21 points out of 27 however was released due to his lack of necessary coaching badges. He then became assistant manager at Beerschot and became manager towards the end of the season and was let go as the season ended. He then became assistant manager at Reims and eventually became full-time manager in 2022.

Biggest Reims Transfers

Reims biggest signings have been:

  • Keito Nakamura from LASK for £12.00m
  • Mohamed Daramy from Ajax for £12.00m
  • Joseph Okumu from KAA Gent for £12.00m
  • Junya Ito from KRC Genk for £10.00m
  • Jens Cajuste from FC Midtjylland for £10.00m

Reims biggest sales have been:

  • Hugo Ekitike to Paris Saint-Germain for £28.50m
  • Wout Faes to Leicester for £17.00m
  • Axel Disasi to Monaco for £13.00m
  • Boulaye Dia to Villareal for £12.00m
  • Jens Cajuste to SSC Napoli for £12.00m

Reims Drama

Reims would receive £22,000 fines every time manager Will Still appeared in the dugout as when he first became manager he did not have the necessary badges. That fee has now ended as his course is underway. 

Who Plays For Reims Now

Reims have an average squad which features defenders such as Yehvann Diouf, Alexandre Olliero, Emmanuel Agbadou, Joseph Okumu, Yunis Abdelhamid, Thibault De Smet, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, Thomas Foket, Maxime Busi, and Ibrahimi Diakite. In midfield they have players such as Marshall Munetsi, Azor Matusiwa, Teddy Teuma, Amir Richardson, and Reda Khadra. In attack they have Keito Nakamura, Mohamed Daramy, Junya Ito, Amine Salamana, Oumar Diakite and Adama Bojang. 

What Have Reims Won

Reims have won 6 Ligue 1 titles, 2 Coupe de France trophies and 1 Ligue 2 trophy. 

Reims 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Reims will finish mid-table. They have lost their star striker this season and they typically finish mid-table year in, year out. They have a great coach, however, and a decent squad that will comfortably finish mid-table. 

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