Montpellier HSCLigue 1Montpellier Hérault Sport Club, commonly referred to as Montpellier HSC or simply Montpellier, is a professional football club based in Montpellier, France. Founded in 1919, the club has a rich history and has enjoyed success in both domestic and international competitions. The club's most notable achievement came in the 2011-2012 season when they clinched their first-ever Ligue 1 title. Led by coach René Girard, Montpellier defied the odds and emerged as the surprise champions, finishing three points clear of Paris Saint-Germain. This historic victory cemented Montpellier's place amongst the elite clubs in French football. Throughout their existence, Montpellier HSC has primarily featured in the top-tier division of French football. Their impressive performances have seen them regularly compete against renowned teams such as Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, and Lyon. The club has boasted a strong fan base, known for their passionate support at home matches. Over the years, Montpellier has also made its mark in various domestic cup competitions. They have lifted the Coupe de France trophy on one occasion, winning the tournament in the 1928-1929 season. Additionally, the team has had successful runs in the Coupe de la Ligue, earning memorable victories against tough opponents. Internationally, Montpellier HSC has competed in European competitions, including the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. The club's most notable campaign in Europe came during the 2012-2013 season when they reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, showcasing their ability to perform on the continental stage. Montpellier HSC has a strong tradition of developing talented players through their youth academy, with many going on to represent both the club and the French national team. Notable alumni include French internationals such as Laurent Blanc, Olivier Giroud, and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. With a storied history and a loyal fan base, Montpellier HSC continues to strive for success both domestically and internationally. The club's achievements and on-field performances have solidified its place as one of the respected and competitive teams in French football.
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