FC Girondins de Bordeaux

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FC Girondins de Bordeaux
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FC Girondins de Bordeaux
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Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux (commonly known simply as Bordeaux) is a French football club based in the city of Bordeaux. They play in France's highest football division, Ligue 1, and are the reigning champions. Bordeaux is also the defending Coupe de la Ligue champions.

The club was founded in 1881 as a multi-sports club. Bordeaux is one of the successful football clubs in France. The club has won six Ligue 1 titles, which places them tied for 4th in titles won. Bordeaux have also won three Coupe de France titles, three Coupe de la Ligue titles, and three Trophée des champions. The club has the honor of having appeared in the most finals in the Coupe de la Ligue having appeared in six of the 15 finals contested.

Bordeaux plays its home games in the Stade Chaban Delmas, named after the former mayor of Bordeaux, Jacques Chaban-Delmas. The facility was previously known as the Parc Lescure and seats 34,362. The club is currently in negotiations to build a new stadium, which will seat 42,000. The city of Bordeaux is listed as a site for UEFA Euro 2016 in the France's bid to host.

Bordeaux is one of the popular football clubs in France. About 10% of the country's population support the club. Bordeaux trail only Marseille (20% of the population), Lyon (11%), and Paris Saint-Germain (11%). The club has been wholly owned by the French television group M6 since 2001.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bordeaux_FC

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