Olympique de Marseille
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Olympique de Marseille

Football club information
Full nameOlympique de Marseille
Nicknamel'OM, l'Ohème, Marseillais, Les Phocéens
StadiumStade Vélodrome, Marseille (capacity : 60031)
OwnerRussia Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
ChairmanFrance Jean-Claude Dassier
ManagerFrance Didier Deschamps
LeagueLigue 1
2008-09Ligue 1, 2
Current seasonOlympique de Marseille season 2009-10

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Olympique de Marseille (also known as l'OM; ) is a French professional football club based in Marseille. Founded in 1899, they play in Ligue 1 and have spent most of their history in the top tier of French football. Marseille have been French champions eight times, and have won the Coupe de France ten times (a record) and became the first and only French club to win the UEFA Champions League in 1993.
Olympique de Marseille's home is the 60,031-person-capacity Stade Vélodrome football stadium in the south of the city, where they have played since 1937. In 1997, they were bought by Franco-Swiss businessman Robert Louis-Dreyfus.
Marseille's traditional kit colours are white shirts and shorts with white socks. The current badge was adopted in 2004. The club's motto Droit Au But (French for "Straight to the Goal") appears under the badge and a star representing the victory in the Champions League is featured on the top. The club enjoys a large fan base, with the highest average all-time attendance in French football. Their average home gate for the 2008-09 season was 52,276, the highest in the Ligue 1.

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Premier League target Charles Kabore staying with Olympique de Marseille - Goal.com Tweet this news
Goal.com---Marseille- midfielder Charles Kabore has ruled out a move to the Premier League, claiming he wants to stay with the French champions. ... - Date : Sun, 27 Jun 2010 22:17:38 GMT+00:00
Didier Deschamps to snub Liverpool as he plans to extend Marseille stay - Goal.com Tweet this news
Goal.com---Olympique de Marseille- coach Didier Deschamps has declared that he is hoping to stay in charge of the French club in the future, ... - Date : Sat, 26 Jun 2010 18:21:59 GMT+00:00
Everton 'Very Interested' In Signing Olympique De Marseille Winger Hatem Ben ... - Goal.com Tweet this news
Goal.com--Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the -Marseille- midfielder. Become a fan of Goal.com UK's Facebook fan page for all the latest news ... - Date : Thu, 27 May 2010 10:41:21 GMT+00:00
Arsenal Linked With €18.5M Swoop For Olympique De Marseille's Stephane Mbia - Goal.com Tweet this news
Goal.com--By Robin Bairner According to a report in the Daily Mail, Arsenal are ready to make a move for -Olympique de Marseille- defensive midfielder Stephane Mbia ... - Date : Fri, 21 May 2010 12:12:04 GMT+00:00
Fabrice Abriel: Olympique De Marseille Are Not Yet Ligue 1 Champions - Goal.com Tweet this news
Goal.com--By Robin Bairner Boasting a five-point advantage at the summit of Ligue 1, -Olympique de Marseille- are well positioned to claim their first league title in ... - Date : Fri, 16 Apr 2010 15:09:13 GMT+00:00

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