NICKNAME – Le SCO, Les Scoistes, Les Noirs et Blancs (The Black and Whites)
FOUNDED – 1919
LOCATED IN – Angers, Pays de la Loire
STADIUM – Stade Raymond Kopa
CAPACITY – 17,048
PROMOTED – 2015
BEST LIGUE 1 FINISH – 3rd (1967)
BEST COUPE DE FRANCE RUN – Runners Up (Twice)
BEST COUPE DE LA LIGUE/D’ETE RUN – Runners Up (1992)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – 1st Round (1972/1973)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Christophe Lagrange (125)
2019/2020 FINISH – 11th
FIVE FACTS ABOUT ANGERS SCO
1. The club was founded in the same year as the French Football Federation, just after World War I.
2. Oft referred to as Le SCO, the moniker stands for Sporting Club of the West (Ouest).
3. Their stadium is named after playmaker Raymond Kopaszewski, who began his career at Angers before joining the legendary Real Madrid side of the 1950s.
4. The closest they have come to a major trophy was the 2017 Coupe de France final, which ended in a 1-0 defeat to PSG.
5. Their biggest rivals are Nantes for geographical reasons.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT ANGERS
1. Angers was the home of the Plantagenets, the house that ruled England from Henry II in 1154 to Richard III in 1485.
2. Anger’s castle houses the “Apocalypse Tapestry” (the largest in the world), depicting the Book of Revelation.
3. Vegepolys Valley is a world-famous centre in the study of plants and horticulture.
4. Originally known as the “black city” due to a nearby slate quarry, its greenery has now changed that to the “green city”.
5. Angers is the origin of the orange flavoured triple sec spirit Cointreau.
OTHER FRENCH TEAMS
Amiens, Angers, Bordeaux, Brest, Dijon, Lens, Lille, Lorient, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Monaco, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Nimes, Paris Saint-Germain, Reims, Rennes, Saint-Etienne, Strasbourg, Toulouse