FC Red Star Saint-Ouen
Red Star Football Club 93 (commonly referred to as Red Star FC, Red Star Paris, Red Star Saint-Ouen, or simply Red Star) is a French association football club based in Saint-Ouen located in the northern suburbs of Paris. The club was founded in 1897 and currently play in the Championnat National, the third level of French football. Red Star plays its home matches at the Stade Bauer located within the commune. The team is managed in a caretaker role by former Red Star player Vincent Doukantié and captained by Bertrand Abissonono.
Despite the club's current amateur status, Red Star has a rich history. The club was founded in 1897 under the name Red Star Club Français by French football legend Jules Rimet. Rimet later went on to serve as president of both the French Football Federation and FIFA. The FIFA World Cup trophy is named in his honour. Red Star is one of the founding members of Ligue 1 and have spent 19 seasons in the first division; the club's last stint being in 1974–75. In cup competitions, the club has won five Coupe de France titles, which is tied for fourth-best among clubs.
Red Star have unearthed several talented players during its early existence, most notably Paul Nicolas, who spent nine years at the club. Nicolas later became a catalyst towards the development of professional football in France and was partly responsible for the creation of the Ligue de Football Professionnel. Manager Roger Lemerre started his managerial career with the club before leading France to titles at UEFA Euro 2000 and the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup.
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