Olympique de Marseille football club profile

by on March 12, 2011
in Football Clubs

French football club Olympique de Marseille football club profile

Olympique de Marseille football club is a French club established in 1899. Since then the club has dominated French football and spent most of it’s history in the top tier of French football league. Marseille fc has qualified for the UEFA Champions League and is in vying for a place in the quarter finals. The club is fondly known as ‘LES PHOCEENS’ and play their home matches at the Stade Velodrome that draws a high attendance of fans due to the large fan base of the club; the stadium has a capacity to hold over 60,000 fans.

Marseille football club is currently coached by Didier Deschamps who had led Marseille to the UEFA Champions League title in 1992/3 season; the coach has carried this success in coaching as well after guiding the club to the Ligue 1 title in 2009/10 season. The Marseille football club is currently owned by Jean-Claude Dassier after the death of previous owner Robert-Louis Dreyfus; the club has a highly prestigious trophy cabinet and has made many records in their long history as a professional football club. The crest of Olympique de Marseille football club features the club initials ‘O’ and ‘M’ as a single unit with a golden star above to commemorate the club’s UEFA Champions League trophy; the club motto ‘DROIT AU BUT’ is written in gold at the bottom.

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