|Surname||Montpellier Hérault Sport Club|
|Seat||Montpellier , France|
|First soccer team|
|Head coach||Michel the Zakarian|
|Venue||Stade de la Mosson|
|2019/20||8th place (quotient regulation)|
The club was founded in 1919 under the name Stade Olympique Montpelliérain . He carried this name until 1926, then again in 1937–1941 and 1945–1969. In between it was called Sports Olympiques Montpelliérains or US Olympique de Montpellier . In 1969 the association was dissolved. The subsequent re-establishment was called Montpellier-Littoral FC , from 1974 as a result of a merger Montpellier La Paillade SC; the association has had its current name since 1989. Today's club colors are dark blue and orange; the league team plays in the Stade de la Mosson, which has 32,500 spectators.
In 2009, the former French youth national coach René Girard took over the first division promoted and he promptly led the MHSC to a Europa League qualification place . There, however, the team failed in the third qualifying round after a penalty shoot-out to Győri ETO FC . After the club narrowly escaped relegation in 2010/11, the team grew together in 2011/12 around players such as Giroud , Belhanda and Yanga-Mbiwa and played for the top of the table from the start, resulting in a duel with the financially strong “ Qatar “ Developed by Paris Saint-Germain . On matchday 29, Montpellier took the lead and did not give it up until the end of the season. He also victoriously finished his last game at AJ Auxerre, which was interrupted several times due to spectator riots , and thus won the first championship title in the club's history. The men had already won the state cup twice in 1929 and 1990. For columnist Jean-Michel Larqué , this was thanks in particular to the work of coach Girard, for whom this also represented a “late revenge” for his “kick out” in 2008 by the French association .
The club's president has been Louis Nicollin since 1974 , whose company the club belongs to, and who passed the office on to his son Laurent in 2017, shortly before his death. The first team has been coached by Michel Der Zakarian since July 2017 , who replaced Frédéric Hantz .
The club played first class ( Division 1 , renamed Ligue 1 since 2002 ) in 1932–1935, 1939–1943, 1944/45, 1946–1950, 1952/53, 1961–1963, 1981/82, 1987–2000, 2001–2004 and again from 2009.
- French champion : 2012
- French Cup Winner : 1929 , 1990 (and finalist 1931 , 1994 )
- League cup winner : 1992
European Cup balance sheet
|1988/89||Uefa cup||1 round||Benfica Lisbon||1: 6||0: 3 (H)||1: 3 (A)|
|1990/91||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||1 round||PSV Eindhoven||1-0||1: 0 (H)||0: 0 (A)|
|2nd round||Steaua Bucharest||8-0||5: 0 (H)||3: 0 (A)|
|Quarter finals||Manchester United||1: 3||1: 1 (A)||0: 2 (H)|
|1996/97||Uefa cup||1 round||Sporting Lisbon||1: 2||1: 1 (H)||0: 1 (A)|
|1997||UEFA Intertoto Cup||Group stage||Gloria Bistrița||2: 1||2: 1 (A)|
|FK Čukarički||3: 1||3: 1 (H)|
|Spartak Varna||1: 1||1: 1 (A)|
|FC Groningen||3-0||3: 0 (H)|
|Semifinals||1. FC Cologne||( a ) 2: 2||1: 2 (A)||1: 0 (H)|
|final||Olympique Lyon||2: 4||0: 1 (H)||2: 3 (A)|
|1999||UEFA Intertoto Cup||2nd round||FK Qarabağ Agdam||9-0||3: 0 (A)||6: 0 (H)|
|3rd round||Espanyol Barcelona||4: 1||2: 0 (A)||2: 1 (H)|
|Semifinals||MSV Duisburg||4: 1||1: 1 (A)||3: 0 (H)|
(3: 0 i. E. )
|1: 1 (H)||1: 1 a.d. (A)|
|1999/2000||Uefa cup||1 round||Red Star Belgrade||3: 2||1: 0 (A)||2: 2 (H)|
|2nd round||Deportivo La Coruña||1: 5||1: 0 (A)||2: 2 (H)|
|2010/11||UEFA Europa League||3rd round||Győri ETO FC||
(3: 4 on account )
|1: 0 (A)||0: 1 a.d. (H)|
|2012/13||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Arsenal FC||1: 4||1: 2 (H)||0: 2 (A)|
|FC Schalke 04||3: 3||2: 2 (A)||1: 1 (H)|
|Olympiacos Piraeus||2: 5||1: 2 (H)||1: 3 (A)|
Overall record: 38 games, 14 wins, 10 draws, 14 defeats, 55:44 goals (goal difference +11)
Current squad 2019/20
As of May 8, 2020
|No.||Nat.||Surname||birthday||in the team since||Contract until|
|14th||Damien Le Tallec||April 19, 1990||2018||2022|
Known players in the past
The women's division of the MHSC only came into being in 2001, when the players of the first division Entente Montpellier Le Crès joined the club. In 2004 and again in 2005, they won the French football championship and will also play in the top national league in 2019/20. In 2006 they reached the semi-finals in the European championship competition . Montpellier's women were also very successful in the French national cup with three titles and four other finals.
Numerous national players emerged from the ranks of the club ; The title wins are particularly associated with four names: Hoda Lattaf played from 2001 to 2006 and again since the beginning of 2009 for the MHSC league team, Élodie Ramos and Ludivine Diguelman even continuously since 2002 and 2003; all three stayed there until summer 2014. Sarah M'Barek worked from 2001 to 2005 as a player and then - as the successor to Patrice Lair - until 2013 as head coach at Montpellier.
- French champion: 2004 , 2005
- French Cup Winner: 2006 , 2007 , 2009 (and finalists 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015)
- Thierry Berthou / Collectif: Dictionnaire historique des clubs de football français. Pages de Foot, Créteil 1999 - Volume 1 (A-Mo) ISBN 2-913146-01-5 , Volume 2 (Mu-W) ISBN 2-913146-02-3 .
- faz.net Montpellier champions after chaos game
- France Football, May 15, 2012, p. 11
- Official club website (French)
- Website of the group of companies to which the association belongs (French)