AS Saint-Étienne

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Full nameAssociation Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire
Nickname(s)Les Verts (The Greens), Stéphanois
Foondit1919; 105 years ago (1919)
GroundStade Geoffroy-Guichard,
Saint-Étienne, Loire, Fraunce
Ground Capacity35,616
ChairmanBernard Caiazzo
Roland Romeyer
ManagerLaurent Batlles
LeagueLigue 2
2022–23Ligue 2, 8t o 20
WabsteidClub wabsteid

Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire (French pronunciation: ​[asɔsjasjɔ̃ spɔrtɪv də sɛ̃t‿etjɛn lwaʁ]; commonly kent as AS Saint-Étienne, ASSE, or simply Saint-Étienne) is a French association fitbaw club based in Saint-Étienne. The club wis foondit in 1919 an currently plays in Ligue 2. Saint-Étienne plays its hame matches at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard locatit athin the ceety.

Saint-Étienne is, arguably, the maist successful club in French fitbaw history haein wan ten Ligue 1 titles, sax Coupe de France titles, a Coupe de la Ligue title an five Trophée des champions. The club's ten league titles is the maist profeesional league titles wan bi a French club, while the sax cup victories places the club third amang maist Coupe de France titles. Saint-Étienne haes wan the seicont diveesion on three occasions. The club achieved maist o its honours in the 1960s an 70s when the club wis led bi managers Jean Snella, Albert Batteux, an Robert Herbin. Saint-Étienne's primary rivals are Olympique Lyonnais, who are based in nearby Lyon. The twa teams annually contest the Derby du Rhône. In 2009, the club addit a female section tae the fitbaw club.

Saint-Étienne hae producit several notable players, maistly durin its dynastic run in the 1960s an 70s, who hae gane on tae hae coachin careers domestically an internaitionally. The club unyirdit players an managers such as Aimé Jacquet, Jacques Santini, Laurent Blanc an Michel Platini. Each player went on tae hae a managerial stint wi the France naitional team. Jacquet coached the team tae victory at the 1998 FIFA Warld Cup, while Santini wan the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. Blanc wis the manager o the naitional team for twa years atween 2010 an 2012.

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