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Rennes is a professional club based in the city of Rennes, located in the region of Brittany in northwestern France. The club was founded in 1901 and has a long history in French football. The team is commonly known as ‘Stade Rennais FC’ or simply ‘Rennes’. Their nickname is ‘Les Rouge et Noir’ (The Red and Blacks), which reflects the teams traditional colours. Rennes plays its home matches at the Roazhon Park, which has a seating capacity of 29,778 spectators. The stadium was originally built in 1912 and has undergone several renovations over the years. The most recent renovation was completed in 2019, which increased the seating capacity and modernised the facilities. 

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Rennes History

Rennes has a long and storied history in French football, with the team achieving its greatest success in the 1960s and 1970s. During this period, Rennes won the Coupe de France (French Cup) twice and reached the final of the European Cup Winners Cup in 1971, where they lost to Chelsea. In the years that followed, Rennes struggled to maintain their success and often found themselves battling to avoid relegation. The team had some notable moments, however, including a run to the semi-final of the Coupe de France in 1999 and a fourth place finish in Ligue 1 in 2005. In recent years, Rennes has become a consistent presence in Ligue 1, the top division of French football. The team has also had success in the Coupe de France, winning the tournament for the third time in their history in 2019.

Who Owns Rennes

The club is currently owned by Francois-henri Pinault, who is also the CEO of Kering, a french luxury goods company. Pinault acquired the majority stake in the club in 1998 and has since invested significant resources into improving the team and the infrastructure of the club.

Rennes Manager

Rennes current manager is Bruno Genesio, Genesio is a French football manager who has worked in and around clubs for the last 24 years. His first job of note was manager of Lyon in 2015 where he led the club to a second place finish in his first season. He left for Beijing Guoan in 2019 and then joined Rennes in 2021. 

Biggest Rennes Transfers

Stade Rennes biggest signings have been:

  • Amine Gouri from OGC Nice for £28.00m
  • Jeremy Doku from RSC Anderlecht for £26.00m
  • Lucas from Atletico-PR for £21.30m
  • Raphina from Sporting CP for £21.00m
  • Enzo Le Fee from FC Lorient for £20.00m

Stade Rennes biggest sales have been:

  • Jeremy Doku to Manchester City for £60.00m
  • Nayef Aguerd to West Ham for £35.00m
  • Ousmane Dembele to Borussia Dortmund for £35.00m
  • Eduardo Camvinga to Real Madrid for £31.00m
  • Ismaila Sarr to Watford for £30.00m

Who Plays For Rennes Now

Rennes have a very good side with defenders such as Gauthier Gallon, Steve Mandanda, Arthur Theate, Warmed Omari, Jeanuel Belocian, Christopher Wooh, Adrien Truffert, Lorenz Assingnon, and Guela Doue. They also have a very strong midfield which consists of players Baptiste Santamaria, Nemanja Matic, Benjamin Bourigeaud, Ludovic Blas, Enzo Le Fee, Fabian Rieder and Desire Doue. In attack they have players such as Martin Terrier, Ibrahim Salah, Amine Gouri, Arnaud Kalimuendo and Bertug Yildrim. 

What Have Rennes Won

Rennes have not been a very successful club and have only won 3 Coupe de la Ligue. 

Rennes 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Rennes will finish in the upper mid-table. They have a very strong squad and their talisman Martin Terrier will return from injury this season which will provide them with a much needed boost. However they have also let go of a lot of their best players and this massive shift in squad could prove detrimental in their chances of achieving European football.

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