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1913 (106 years old)


Stade Michel d'Ornano
(14,000 Capacity)

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Caen, France


French Ligue 1

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31 Mar 19 Monaco   -  Caen
06 Apr 19 Nimes   -  Caen
13 Apr 19 Caen   -  Angers
20 Apr 19 Nice   -  Caen
28 Apr 19 Caen   -  Dijon

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16 Mar 19 Caen  0 - 5  St Etienne
10 Mar 19 Rennes  3 - 1  Caen
02 Mar 19 Caen  1 - 2  Paris SG
27 Feb 19 Lyon  3 - 1  Caen
23 Feb 19 Toulouse  1 - 1  Caen

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Stade Malherbe Caen (French pronunciation; commonly referred to as SM Caen or simply Caen) is a professional French football team, playing in the city of Caen, Basse-Normandie. The club was founded on 17 November 1913 following the merger of Club Malherbe Caennais and Club Sportif Caennais. The team takes its name from Lycée Malherbe, named after François de Malherbe (1555–1628), a poet, critic and translator, who was a native of Caen.

For the longest part of its history, SM Caen remains one of the leading amateur club in France, playing upon its foundation at stade de Venoix. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw the rise of Stade Malherbe into French football hierarchy. In 1985, Stade Malherbe adopted professional status. Three seasons later, it was promoted for the first time in first division. In 1992, several months after it was narrowly saved from bankruptcy, the club ends at fifth place of Division 1 and qualifies for the UEFA Cup. In 1993, the club moved to the modern Stade Michel d'Ornano, but was relegated two years later. Despite a second division title won in 1996, SM Caen quickly fell back into the anonymity of the second division.

The late 2000s saw Stade Malherbe regain some sporting success, which allows it to play several seasons in Ligue 1 and reach the final of the Coupe de la Ligue in 2005. The club has been chaired by Jean-François Fortin since 2002, and the team managed since 2005 by Franck Dumas, assisted by Patrice Garande since 2009. In the 2008–09 season, the team was once again relegated to Ligue 2 after losing 1–0 at home to Bordeaux, but were promoted back at the first attempt. In 2012, SM Caen were relegated for the third time in 10 years.

Team Members

Yacine Bammou

Paul Baysse

Enzo Crivelli

Mouhamadou Dabo

Jessy Deminguet

Ismael Diomande

Alexander Djiku

Faycal Fajr

Romain Genevois

Jonathan Gradit

Emmanuel Imorou

Casimir Ninga

Prince Oniangue

Brice Samba

Baissama Sankho

Baïssama Sankoh

Erwin Zelazny

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Stadium or Home

Stade Michel d'Ornano is a multi-use stadium in Caen, France. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Stade Malherbe Caen. It is named after the French politician Michel d'Ornano, former president of the Basse-Normandie region.

The stadium was built in 1993 to replace the Stade de Venoix, and has a capacity of 21,500 people.



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