Le HavreLigue 1Le Havre AC, also known as Le Havre Athletic Club, is a professional football club based in Le Havre, Normandy, France. Founded in 1872, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious football clubs in French football history. The team currently competes in Ligue 2, the second division of French football. Throughout its illustrious history, Le Havre AC has achieved numerous successes and played a pivotal role in the development of football in France. The club has had several periods of success, particularly during the early 20th century when they won the Coupe de France on three occasions (1919, 1920, and 1959). These victories solidified Le Havre AC's position as one of the country's most respected and formidable football teams. In addition to their domestic triumphs, Le Havre AC has consistently contributed talented players to the French national team. Over the years, the club's renowned youth academy has produced several notable footballers who went on to represent both Le Havre AC and the national team at the highest level. Le Havre AC has a rich tradition of loyal and passionate fans who fill the Stade Océane, the team's home stadium, for every home match. The stadium, with a seating capacity of over 25,000, provides a vibrant and energetic atmosphere that inspires the team on the field. As of the 2020-2021 season, Le Havre AC has competed in Ligue 2, the second tier of French football, aiming to regain their position in Ligue 1. Throughout the years, the club has consistently showcased its competitiveness and determination to reach new heights in French football. Le Havre AC's commitment to excellence, storied history, and strong fanbase have established the club as an integral part of French football. With an eye towards the future, Le Havre AC continues to strive for success on all fronts, building on its proud legacy and forging new achievements in the years to come.
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