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Toulouse Football Club, commonly known as Toulouse FC or simply Toulouse, is a professional football club based in the city of Toulouse in southern France. The club was founded in 1937 and has a rich history, having spent a significant amount of time in Ligue 1, the top tier of French football. The club’s nickname is ‘Les Violets,’ which means ‘The Purples’ in reference to their traditional purple and white kit. Toulouse FC plays their home matches at the Stadium de Toulouse, which has a capacity of around 33,000 spectators. The stadium was built in 1937 and has undergone several renovations over the years.

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Toulouse History

Toulouse FC has a long and storied history, having been formed in 1937 through the merger of several local clubs. The club played in the lower leagues of French football for many years before finally gaining promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time in 1982. Toulouse have had several successful seasons in the top flight, including finishing third in Ligue 1 in 2007-08 and reaching the final of the Coupe de la Ligue in 2004 and 2019. In recent years, Toulouse FC has struggled to maintain their place in Ligue 1, and were relegated to Ligue 2 at the end of the 2019-20 season. However, the club has a strong fan base and remains one of the most popular football clubs in southern France.

Who Owns Toulouse

Toulouse FC is owned by the RedBird Capital Partners, an American private investment firm that acquired the majority stake in the club in 2020. The previous majority shareholder was Olivier Sadran, who had owned the club since 2001. 

Toulouse Manager

Toulouse’s current manager is Carles Martinez Novell. Martinez Novell has managed multiple youth setups including Espanyol, Barcelona and Al-Rayyan. He was appointed Toulouse assistant manager in December 2022. And was then promoted to full-time manager in June 2023. 

Biggest Toulouse Transfers

Toulouse biggest signings of all time have been:

  • Wesley Said from Dijon for £8.00m
  • Emmanuel Riviere from Saint-Etienne for £6.00m
  • Andy Delort from Tigres UANL for £6.00m
  • Firmin Mubele from Stade Rennais for £5.00m
  • Johan Elmander from Brondby IF for £5.00m

Toulouse biggest departures have been:

  • Issa Diop to West Ham for £25.00m
  • Andre-Pierre Gignac to Marseille for £16.00m
  • Aymen Abdennour to Monaco for £13.00m
  • Johan Elmader to Bolton for £12.60m
  • Martin Braithwaite to Middlesbrough for £11.30m

Toulouse Drama

In May of 2023 several Toulouse players were left out of the matchday squad due to them refusing to take part in having their names associated with a league-wide gesture of support against homophobia. 

Who Plays For Toulouse Now

Toulouse have a below-par squad that features defenders such as Guillaume Restes, Alex Dominguez, Rasmus Nicolaisen, Logan Costa, Moussa Diarra, Kevin Keben, Gabriel Suazo, Oliver Zanden, Mikkel Dester, Warren Kamanzi. In midfield they have players such as Stijn Spierings, Cristian Casseres Jr, Vincent Sierro, Kleri Serber, Aron Donnum, Mamady Bangre, Niklas Schmidt, Denis Genreau, Cesar Gelabert and Naatan Skytta. In attack there are players such as Ibrahim Cissoko, Zakaria Aboukhal, Thijs Dallinga, Yanis Begraoui, and Frank Magri.

What Have Toulouse Won

Toulouse have won 1 Ligue title and 3 Ligue 2 titles.

Toulouse 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Toulouse will be in a relegation battle. They don’t have the best squad and this is their manager’s first job as full time manager. We can see them struggling and maybe even being relegated. 

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