Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux is a French professional football club based in the city of Bordeaux. The club currently play in Ligue 1, the first division of French football, the team is currently managed by former French international Jocelyn Gourvennec and captained by the current Czech international Jaroslav Plašil. Bordeaux was founded in 1881 as a club and is one of the most successful football clubs in France. The club has won six Ligue 1 titles, which is the joint fourth-most in its history, Bordeaux have also won four Coupe de France titles, three Coupe de la Ligue titles, and three Trophée des champions titles as well. The club has the honour of having appeared in the most finals in the Coupe de la Ligue, from a year to its inception, the clubs stadium was the Stade Chaban-Delmas, though since 2015, Bordeauxs home ground has been that of the Matmut Atlantique. The club took its name Girondins from a group of French Revolutionaries from the region, the club, chaired by André Chavois, later added sports such as rowing, equestrian, and swimming, among others. The experiment with football lasted only a year before returning almost a decade later in 1919, the club contested its first official match in 1920 defeating Section Burdigalienne 12–0. Bordeaux achieved professional status in football on 2 July 1936, partly due to the merger with fellow Bordelais outfit Girondins Guyenne Sport. Bordeauxs rise to professionalism came about alongside the French Football Federations plea to increase professionalism in French football, the club was inserted into the second division of French football and made its debut appearance during the 1937–38 season. The clubs first manager was Spaniard Benito Díaz, diaz brought fellow Spanish players Santiago Urtizberea and Jaime Mancisidor to the team with the latter serving as captain. The clubs most prominent Frenchmen on the team were homegrown attacker Henri Arnaudeau, Bordeaux played its first official match on 23 May 1937 defeating Rhône-Alpes-based FC Scionzier 2–1 at the Stade de Colombes. The clubs first ever match was contested on 22 August losing away to Toulouse 3–2. Bordeaux recorded its first league win against Nîmes, unfortunately for the club, the team finished 6th in the Southern region of the division. Bordeauxs disappointing finish inserted the club into the relegation playoff portion of the league where the team finished a respectable 3rd, a year later, Bordeaux moved into its current home, the Stade Chaban-Delmas, which had previously been known as, simply Parc Lescure. The facility was specifically for the 1938 FIFA World Cup and. The club had played its home matches at the Stade Galin. On 15 October 1940, Bordeaux merged with local club AS Port and took on one of the clubs most prestigious traditions, Bordeaux ASP, which the club was now known, adorned the scapular during its run to the 1941 edition of the Coupe de France final. The match, played in occupied France at the Stade Municipal in Saint-Ouen, the Coupe de France triumph was the clubs first major honour
Trophy of the centenary tournament of Girondins de Bordeaux
Bordeaux's home kit of their victorious 1984-85 Ligue 1 season
Alain Giresse, influential Bordeaux player in the '70s and '80s and the club's all-time top scorer.