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FC Girondins de Bordeaux

Football club information
Full nameFootball Club des
Girondins de Bordeaux
Les Girondins
Le club au scapulaire
Les marine et blanc
StadiumStade Chaban Delmas,
Bordeaux (capacity : 34462)
ChairmanJean-Louis Triaud
ManagerFrancis Gillot
LeagueLigue 1
2010 117th

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Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux (-frʒirɔ̃dɛ̃ də bɔʁdo; commonly referred to as Girondins de Bordeaux or simply Bordeaux) is a French association football club based in the city of Bordeaux. The club currently play in Ligue 1, the first division of French football, and won its last Ligue 1 title in the 2008 09 season.

Bordeaux was founded in 1881 as a multi-sports club and is one of the most successful football clubs in France. The club has won six Ligue 1 titles, which places it 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 16 finals contested. Bordeaux plays its home games at 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.

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