Reims

Founded In
1909
Location
Reims, France

Reims

About Reims

Stade de Reims, known more commonly as Reims or Stade Reims, was founded in 1911 as Société Sportive du Parc Pommery. Historically one of France's biggest and most successful teams, in recent years the club has been unable to replicate the success enjoyed in the club's past.

After being relegated from the top flight in 1979, Stade Reims struggled to bounce back. In 1992, having been relegated to the third division, the club suffered severe financial problems and was effectively closed in May. It was reborn in July of the same year, but the rebuilding process was long and arduous. By 2002, the club had finally scaled through the amateur ranks and gained promotion to Ligue 2. In the process, they once again gained professional status. Finally, at the end of the 2011-12 season, Stade Reims achieved promotion to the top flight for the first time in 33 years.

In total, Stade de Reims have been crowned champions of France on six occasions. The team's most successful period came during the 1950s, with Reims winning the title in 1953, 1955 and 1958. In addition, in 1956 and 1959 the club reached the final of the European Cup. Although unsuccessful on both occasions, these runs to the final improved the club's reputation on the continent. Two Coupe de France successes in 1950 and 1958 completed the team's trophy haul during this golden decade. Their last major final was the Coupe de France in 1977 when they lost to AS Saint-Etienne by a score of 2-1.

Over the years, Stade de Reims supporters have been able to watch some of French football's best talents, including names like Just Fontaine, Jean Vincent, Roger Marche and Raymond Kopa.

Stade de Reims' home matches have been played at the Stade Auguste Delaune since 2008. The stadium, built on the site of an old stadium with the exact same name, currently holds a maximum total of 21,684 supporters for Ligue 1 matches.