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Clermont

Clermont is a football (soccer) club from France.

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About Clermont

Clermont Foot Auvergne 63 (Occitan language: Clarmont d'Auvèrnhe; commonly referred to as Clermont Foot or simply Clermont) is a Football in France club based in Clermont-Ferrand. The first incarnation of the club was formed in 1911 and the current club was created in 1990 as a result of a merger. Clermont currently play in Ligue 2, the second level of Football in France having achieved promotion to the league after winning the 2006–07 edition of the Championnat National. The club plays its home matches at the Stade Gabriel Montpied located within the city. Clermont is managed by the Armenian-born former French football player Michel Der Zakarian and Captain (association football) by Damien Perrinelle.

History

The club started in 1911 under the name Stade Clermontois. Despite little league success in the early days, they reached the semi-finals of the Coupe de France during the 1945–46 season. Their professional status was repealed after the 46–47 season due to financial difficulties. The club became professional again in 1966. 1984 saw an expansion, with Stade-Clermontois and AS Montferrand merging to form Clermont-Ferrand Football Club (CFC). The club was placed in the third division.

The club was later renamed Clermont Foot Auvergne, having to start again in the Division Honneur. After 13 years, Clermont Foot got promoted multiple times, from the Division Honneur up to Ligue 2 in 1993. During these 13 years of success, the club had numerous successes in the Coupe de France. One notable cup run was in 1997, when the Auvergne club eliminated three professional sides, FC Martigues, FC Lorient and then Paris Saint-Germain, before succumbing to OGC Nice.

More recently, the club won the Championnat National in 2007, being promoted to Ligue 2 again, from which they had been relegated in 2006.

Players

As of 2 July, 2011







Notable former players

For a list of former Clermont Foot players, see :Category:Clermont Foot players.

Honours

- Championnat National
- - Champions (2): 2002, 2007




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