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100px-FC_Metz.pngHistory

FC Metz was founded in 1932 by the amalgamation of two amateur athletic clubs, and shortly thereafter became a professional team; it is one of the oldest professional football teams in France. Its roots trace back further, to the SpVgg Metz club, formed in 1905 when the city of Metz was part of the German Empire. SpVgg played in the tier-one Westkreis-Liga for a season in 1913–14, before the outbreak of the First World War stopped all play. Some players of this club were part of the Cercle Athlétique Messin in 1919, which went on to become FC Metz in 1932. Messin was a leading club in the Division d'Honneur – Lorraine, taking out league titles in 1920, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929 and 1931.[2]

The club played in the French second division north from 1933, winning the league in 1935 and earning promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time.[3] The team became a mid-table side in the first division until the outbreak of the war interfered with play once more. FCM did not take part in the top-tier regional competitions in 1939–40.[4]

During the 2nd World War, the Moselle département being annexed by Germany, the club had to play under the Germanised name of FV Metz in the Gauliga Westmark. In the three completed seasons of this league from 1941 to 1944, the club finished runners-up each year.[5]

Despite the city of Metz being retaken by allied forces in autumn 1944, the club did not take part in French league football in 1944–45 but returned to Ligue 1 in 1945–46, to come 17th out of 18 clubs. An expansion of the league to 20 clubs meant, the team was not relegated and stayed at the highest level until 1950, when a last place finish ended its Ligue 1 membership.

The club rebounded immediately, finishing second in Ligue 2, behind Olympique Lyon and returned to the first division. FC Metz made a strong return to this league, finishing fifth in its first season back. After this, the club once more had to battle against relegation season-by-season, finishing second-last in 1958 and having to return to Ligue 2. It took three seasons in this league before it could manage to return to Ligue 1 in 1961, but lasted for only one year in the top flight. FC Metz spent the next five seasons at second division level.

FC Metz ascended to the top level of French football once more in 1967; the team remained in the highest division until they were relegated in 2001, although they bounced back immediately and returned to the Ligue 1 the following year. In 2006 they were relegated again. In 1998 the team competed in the qualifications to the Uefa Champions League but lost in the third round to Finnish team HJK Helsinki. Finally Metz once finished 18th of Ligue 2 and relegated to National, third tier of French football after 1-1 draw with FC Tours at home match in 20 May 2012.

FC Metz plays its home matches at the stade Saint-Symphorien, which has a capacity of 26,700. Its official colors are grenat (maroon) and white, from which the team derives its nickname Les Grenats. The team's crest features the Lorraine cross, symbolic of the team's regional affiliation, and the dragon called the Graoully, which in local legend was tamed by Saint Clement of Metz.[6]

FC Metz also gained recognition in France and Europe for its successful youth academy, which produced star players including: Jean-Philippe Rohr, Sylvain Kastendeuch, Michel Ettore, Philippe Gaillot, Philippe Hinschberger, Carmelo Micciche, Cyril Serredzum, David Terrier, Jeff Strasser, Cyrille Pouget, Rigobert Song, Robert Pirès, Louis Saha, Nasredine Kraouche, Grégory Proment, Emmanuel Adebayor, Miralem Pjanić.

 

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This club has dropped out of the French top tier and fell into the Championnat National (3rd Division).

 

They have seen a strong influx of youth players whilst having an experienced front man in Keita and a have built a solid defence around

 

Having watched them this season they have been seriously impressive and if you're looking for a team to go for in next years cup competition and to win Ligue 2 then Metz are that team.

 

 

 

 

Star players

 

The best player out o them is the powerful winger NGBAKOTO who can be compared quite strongly with the likes of Sessegnon. This young winger has everything to make the step up to Ligue 1 in the future with or without Metz but it would be a blow for them to lose him, his vision, strength, power and shooting abilities are up there with the very best in France.

 

 

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Swansea look like they're doing all the right things

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Everton.

This is what is fucked about football though every year they are progressing more and more, but now if they lose felllani and couple other key players that's gonna be a big set back

I hope they can keep them and add a few more players that will boost them and help challenge for a top 4 finish

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Everton.

This is what is f*cked about football though every year they are progressing more and more, but now if they lose felllani and couple other key players that's gonna be a big set back

I hope they can keep them and add a few more players that will boost them and help challenge for a top 4 finish

 

They've lost key player every season and still progressed. Kudos to them for that. For once if the add they could be a problem.

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AS Monaco

Real Sociedad

St Etienne

Atletico Mineiro

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faakkk nasredine kraouche, he had such potential and flopped it.

 

Round the same time as samir beloufa aswell, he was supposed to be some top algerian talent playing for ac milan and flopped it

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What's your definition of a rise?

 

Leagues?

Silverware?

Being bought out?

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Swear in the off season, Tulse always makes these kind of topics just surprised its not a scouting thread.

 

 

Monaco

Bournemouth

Mansfield

Vitesse

Montreal Impact

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What's your definition of a rise?

 

Leagues?

Silverware?

Being bought out?

 

Hi Seb.

 

I think the definition of rise in this sense should be a club that has probably fallen on hard times but ideally one that has completed renovated their club by clearing out old practicies, hiring new forward thinking staff, new strategic direction, implementation of youth who are very bright, a desire to be business ethical, promising results on the pitch, a team that has a figurehead to build around and growing support.

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Good video on Yeni NGBAKOTO.

 

Talk of OM being interested in signing him as a replacement for Grenier.

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Swear in the off season, Tulse always makes these kind of topics just surprised its not a scouting thread.

 

 

Monaco

Bournemouth

Mansfield

Vitesse

Montreal Impact

 

Good shout, got a great young manager there.

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