|Surname||Association Sportive de Monaco
Football Club SAM
|founding||August 1, 1919|
|Shareholders||66.67%: Ekaterina Rybolowleva
33.33%: Grimaldi family
|Head coach||Niko Kovač|
|Venue||Stade Louis II|
|2019/20||9th place (quotient regulation)|
The Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club , commonly known as AS Monaco , is a football club from the Principality of Monaco . She plays in the French league and is a member of the French Football Association FFF .
Two thirds of the shares in Société Anonyme Monégasque are held by Yekaterina Rybolowlewa , daughter of the Russian entrepreneur and club president Dmitri Rybolowlew . The remaining third belongs to the Grimaldi family .
AS Monaco was founded on August 1, 1919, and since 1948 it has been transformed into a professional club. The home venue is the Stade Louis II , a purely seated stadium with 18,520 seats in the Fontvieille district of Monaco. The club's president has been Dmitri Rybolovlev since the end of 2011 .
With eight championship titles in Ligue 1 and five cup wins, Monaco is one of the most successful clubs in the French league. On a European level, ASM reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup once (1992) , but lost 2-0 to Werder Bremen . On May 26, 2004 Monaco also lost the final of the UEFA Champions League in Gelsenkirchen 3-0 to FC Porto .
After 34 years of continuous membership in Ligue 1, ASM only played in Ligue 2 after 18th place and relegation from 2011 to 2013 . In December 2011, the club, which was troubled by sport and finances, found a new investor: The Russian billionaire Rybolowlew took over 66.67 percent of the shares of the corporation responsible for the professional sector (Société Anonyme Sportive Professionnelle) and the presidency through one of his companies . The remaining third remains with the entire association to “represent the interests of the principality”. In 2013, the club reached first place in Ligue 2 and thus rose again.
For the 2013/14 first division season , the club signed João Moutinho , James Rodríguez (both from FC Porto ) and Falcao from Atlético Madrid for an estimated 120 to 130 million euros - an order of magnitude that the club has denied.
Because the corporation is subject to Monegasque tax law and thus has a significant competitive advantage over the other French clubs, the French professional league association FFF decided in March 2013 that all first and second division clubs - including AS Monaco - will have their tax headquarters from the 2014/15 season must have in France. After the club had lodged an objection to the Executive Committee of the FFF, the League Association and AS Monaco reached a settlement, according to which the club may keep its seat in the principality and pay a total of 50 million euros in compensation, which will be distributed to the other professional clubs . This agreement is not yet final, however, because seven first division clubs (Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Lorient, Marseille, Montpellier and Paris) consider the amount to be unreasonably low and the FFF deny the right to conclude one at all.
In the 2016/17 season, AS Monaco won the French championship again after 17 years. The Monegas also reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
On October 11, 2018, the club split from coach Leonardo Jardim after a bad start to the season and 18th place in the table . Two days later, Thierry Henry , 1998 World Champion, 2000 European Champion and a former club player, succeeded him. He got a contract until 2021.
Members of the Monegasque royal family are also often present at home games; Prince Albert II is a supporter of the association.
The ASM had professional status in 1933/34 and from 1948; Division 1 and Ligue 1 (since 2002) belonged to Monaco from 1953–1969, 1971/72, 1973–1976 and 1977–2011 and has currently played there again since 2013.
- French football champions (8): 1961 , 1963 , 1978 , 1982 , 1988 , 1997 , 2000 , 2017
- French soccer cup winner (5): 1960 , 1963 , 1980 , 1985 , 1991
- Supercup (Trophée des Champions) (4): 1961, 1985, 1997, 2000
- League Cup Winner (1): 2003
- Coupe Drago (1): 1961
- Alpine Cup : 1979, 1983, 1984
- European Cups: Finalist in the 1991/92 European Cup Winners' Cup and in the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League
Former players who are important for the club
Trainer (since 1948)
- Jean Batmale (1948–1950)
- Elek Schwartz (1950–1952)
- Angelo Grizzetti (1952–1953)
- Ladislav Dupal (1953-1956)
- Tony Marek (1956-1957)
- Louis Pirroni (1957-1958)
- Lucien Leduc (1958–1963)
- Roger Courtois (1963-1965)
- Louis Pirroni (1965–1966)
- Pierre Sinibaldi (1966–1969)
- Louis Pirroni (1969)
- Robert Domergue (1969–1970)
- Jean Luciano (1970–1972)
- Rubén Bravo (1972–1974)
- Alberto Muro (1974–1976)
- Armand Forchério (1976)
- Lucien Leduc (1976-1979)
- Gérard Banide (1979-1983)
- Lucien Muller (1983-1986)
- Ștefan Kovács (1986–1987)
- Arsène Wenger (1987-1994)
- Jean Petit (1994)
- Jean-Luc Ettori (1994–1995)
- Gérard Banide (1995)
- Jean Tigana (1995-1999)
- Claude Puel (1999-2001)
- Didier Deschamps (2001-2005)
- Jean Petit (2005)
- Francesco Guidolin (2005-2006)
- László Bölöni (2006)
- Laurent Banide (2006-2007)
- Ricardo Gomes (2007-2009)
- Guy Lacombe (2009-2011)
- Laurent Banide (2011)
- Marco Simone (2011-2012)
- Claudio Ranieri (2012-2014)
- Leonardo Jardim (2014-2018)
- Thierry Henry (2018-2019)
- Leonardo Jardim (2019)
- Robert Moreno (2019-2020)
- Niko Kovač (since 2020)
Current squad 2019/20
As of November 9, 2019
|No.||Nat.||Surname||birthday||in the team since||Contract until|
|9||Wissam Ben Yedder||08/12/1990||2019||2024|
The club's basketball team played in LNB Pro A for 17 years and became French runner-up in 1950.
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