The Football Club Lorient -Bretagne Sud is a French football club from the Breton port city of Lorient in the Morbihan department.
It was founded in 1926 as FC Lorientais; driving force behind its creation were the parents of the future national player Antoine Cuissard. After the Second World War, the club was temporarily de Lorient FC or FC Lorient 56, the mid-1990s he took his present name. The club and its players ( German: the hake ) as les Merlus called. The club's colors are orange and black; league team playing in the 1959 -built Stade du Moustoir, which has a capacity of 15,870 seats.
The 2001/02 season was the most successful in the history of the club despite relegation from the first division. In April 2002, the Bretons had in the League Cup final still Girondins Bordeaux defeated with 0:3. On 11 May 2002 Lorient won the coveted first title with a 1-0 win against the Corsican SC Bastia in the final of the national cup.
Club president is Loïc Fery; the first team is coached by Christian Gourcuff since the summer of 2003. (August 2013)
It was late in its history, the club was represented in the professional sector ( 1967-1977 and again since 1995 ). First class (Division 1 since 2002 in Ligue 1 renamed) played Lorient 1998/99, 2001/ 02 and since the season 2006/07.
- French Champion: None, so far best result was Table Rank 7 (2009 /10)
- French Cup Winners: 2002
- Participation in the UEFA Cup: 2002 /03