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Strasbourg is a professional football club based in Strasbourg, France. The team was founded in 1906 and has a long history of success in French football. The team has been known by various nicknames over the years, including ‘Racing Club de Strasbourg’ and simply ‘Strasbourg.’ The team is based in the city of Strasbourg, which is located in the Grand Est region of France, near the border with Germany. The team’s home stadium is the Stade de la Meinau, which has a capacity of around 26,000 spectators. The stadium has been the home of  the team since 1914 and has undergone several renovations over the years. 

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Strasbourg History

Strasbourg has had a rollercoaster history in French football, experiencing periods of both great success and struggle. The team’s first major success came in 1951 when they won the French Cup for the first time. They went on to win the cup again in 1966 and 2001. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Strasbourg experienced a period of great success, finishing as runners-up in Ligue 1 in 1979 and 1988 and reaching the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1979. During this period, the team was known for its attacking prowess, with players like Johnny Rep and Tony Kurbos leading the way. However, Strasbourg’s fortunes declined in the 1990s, and the team was relegated to Ligue 2 in 2008. The team spent several years in the second tier before bouncing back to Ligue 1 in 2017. In 2019 and 2020, Strasbourg won the French League Cup, marking the first major trophies the team had won in nearly 20 years. Despite struggling in the league in recent years, the team has a loyal fanbase and a rich history that continues to make it a significant presence in French football.

Who Owns Strasbourg

Strasbourg is currently owned by a group of local investors led by businessman Marc keller. Keller , who played for the team as a goalkeeper in the 1990s, became the team’s president in 2017 and led a successful campaign to promote the team in Ligue 1 in 2018. 

Strasbourg Manager

Patrick Vieira, the former French international midfielder is the current manager of Strasbourg. He began his managerial journey with New York City FC in Major League Soccer (MLS) before taking over as the head coach of OGC Nice in Ligue 1. Vieira’s time at Nice was marked by a commitment to developing young talent and implementing an attractive style of football. In 2021, he moved to Crystal Palace in the English Premier League, where he aimed to solidify the team’s position in the top flight. Vieira’s leadership, tactical nous, and his transition from a legendary player to a respected manager make him an intriguing figure in the world of football management.

Biggest Strasbourg Transfers

Strasbourgs biggest signings of all time have been:

  • Abakar Sylla from Club Brugge for £20.00m
  • Emanuel Emegha from Sturm Graz for £13.00m
  • Habib Diallo from FC Metz for £10.00m
  • Dilane Bakwa from Bordeaux for £10.00m
  • Junior Mwanga from Bordeaux for £10.00m

Strasbourgs biggest sales have been:

  • Habib Diallo to Al-Shabab for £18.00m
  • Mohamed Simakan to RB Leipzig for £15.00m
  • Jean-Ricner Bellegarde to Wolves for £15.00m
  • Youssouf Fofana to Monaco for £15.00m
  • Jean-Eudes Aholou to Monaco for £14.00m

Strasbourg Drama

Strasbourg has recently been purchased by Chelsea’s owner Todd Boehly for £65.00m. Fans of Strasbourg have opposed this, even going as far to hold up banners saying ‘Todd is not welcome’ during matches. 

Who Plays For Strasbourg Now

Strasbourg have an average squad with players such as Matz Sels, Abakar Sylla, Ismael Doukoure, Gerzino Nyamsi, Junior Mwanga, Saidou Sow, Lucas Perrin, Steven Baseya, Eduard Sobol, Thomas Delaine, Maxime Bastian, Frederic Guilbert, Karol Fila and Marvin Senaya. In midfield they have Ibrahima Sissoko, Jean-Eudes Aholou, Sanjin Prcic, Jessy Deminguet and Habib Diarra. They have a very young attack with players such as Dilane Bakwa, Angelo, Emanuel Emegha, Moise Sahi Dion, Kevin Gameiro and Lebo Mothiba. 

What Have Strasbourg Won

Strasbourg have been a somewhat successful club in France winning 1 Ligue 1 title, 3 Coupe de France trophies, 3 Coupe de la Ligue and 1 Ligue 2 trophies. 

Strasbourg 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict that Starsbourg will avoid relegation. Their squad is below average and Viera is a manager who has had a mediocre career so far. 

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