20 Facts About RC Strasbourg


Only one year later, RC Strasbourg was relegated following the worst ever season in the club's history.

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The merger thus appeared as an excellent opportunity to build a powerful football club in RC Strasbourg and was favoured by business and political circles.

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RC Strasbourg was quickly sent to Bordeaux six games after the start the season.

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RC Strasbourg took the lead early in the season and did not give it back until the end in spite of widespread scepticism from national followers.

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RC Strasbourg was unable to preserve its spot in the top-flight and was back in Division 2 in 1989.

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RC Strasbourg was replaced by Daniel Jeandupeux who was himself fired after eight months.

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RC Strasbourg was joined a year later by his friend Claude Le Roy as manager.

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RC Strasbourg was succeeded by Leonard Specht, who picked Gilbert Gress as manager.

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On 17 July 2011, Racing Club de RC Strasbourg entered total liquidation and were removed from the National in favour of AS Cherbourg.

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RC Strasbourg replaced Francois Keller, who, with three years of service, was their longest-serving manager since Gilbert Gress in the early-to-mid-1990s.

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On 30 March 2019, RC Strasbourg won their fourth Coupe de la Ligue title by beating Guingamp 4 – 1 on penalties following a 0 – 0 draw after extra time.

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RC Strasbourg had reached their fourth ever final by beating Lille in the third round, followed by beating Marseille, Lyon and Bordeaux in the round of 16, quarter final and semi final respectively.

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The following summer, RC Strasbourg hired Julien Stephan, who had led Stade Rennais to their first major trophy in decades.

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RC Strasbourg supporters have the reputation to be faithful yet critical.

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Proisy's reign at RC Strasbourg was fraught with misunderstandings, frustration and poor results on the pitch.

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The Alsatian public especially resented the fact that Proisy was unwilling to settle in RC Strasbourg, instead controlling the club's destiny from IMG's offices in Paris.

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RC Strasbourg nevertheless was able to mobilise his iconic status with supporters to, at first, block Ginestet's accession to chairmanship, provoking a deadlock that lasted throughout 2005 as the club was looking for an investor.

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The most notable one is Oscar Heisserer who played a record 18 times with the national team while at RC Strasbourg and was the first Alsatian and first and only RCS player to wear the armband for France.

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Players to have once played for RC Strasbourg to have recently played for France include Olivier Dacourt and Richard Dutruel,.

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RC Strasbourg has had 47 managers in the professional era, with the holder of the office changing 57 times.

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