Montpellier HSC

The Montpellier Hérault Sport Club is a French football club from the city of Montpellier in southern France Hérault.

  • 5.1 Achievements


It was founded in 1919 under the name Stade Olympique Montpelliérain, this was the name of the club until 1926, then again from 1937 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1969. In between, he was named Sports Olympiques Montpelliérains or U.S. Olympique de Montpellier. In 1969, the club was disbanded. The name was then reconstituting Montpellier Littoral FC, ​​from 1974 as a result of a merger Montpellier La Paillade SC; Since 1989, the club bears its current name. The current team colors are dark blue and orange; league team plays at the Stade de la Mosson, which has a capacity of 32,500 seats.

2009 took over the former French youth national team coach René Girard the Erstligaaufsteiger, who promptly led to a Europe League qualifying place the MHSC. There, however, the team had already failed in the third qualifying round on penalties to Gyori ETO FC. After the club was 2010/11, only narrowly escaped relegation, the team grew in 2011/12 matches as Giroud, Belhanda and Yanga - Mbiwa continue the match from the start at the top with, resulting in a duel with the financially strong " Qataris " developed by Paris SG. On 29 Round Montpellier took the lead and gave them not let up until the end of season, also finished his account of crowd repeatedly interrupted last game at the AJ Auxerre victorious and so won the first men's championship in club history after 1929 and 1990, twice had won the national Cup. For the columnist Jean -Michel Larqué this was due to the particular work of coach Girard, for this also represented a "late revenge " for his " expulsion " of 2008 by the French association.

Club president since 1974 Louis Nicollin, whose company is one of the club; the first team since December 2013 will be trained by Rolland Courbis, who replaced in office for only five months, Jean Fernandez. (As of December 2013)

League membership

First class (Division 1 since 2002 in Ligue 1 renamed) played the club from 1932 to 1935, from 1939 to 1943 in 1944 /45, 1946-1950, 1952/53, 1961-1963, 1981/82, 1987-2000, 2001-2004 and again from 2009.

Logo History

SC Montpellier Paillade (1975-1989)

SC Montpellier Paillade ( 1980 )

HSC Montpellier (1989-2004)

Montpellier HSC (since 2004)

Current squad 2013/14


  • French Champion: 2012
  • French Cup Winners: 1929, 1990 ( and finalist 1931, 1994)
  • League Cup Winners: 1992
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1999

Major players in the past

The women's section of the MHSC was only in 2001, when the players of the first division Entente Montpellier Le Crès joined the club. In 2004 and again in 2005 they won the French Cup football and also play 2013/14 in the top domestic league. In 2006, she reached the semi-finals in the European Champion competition. Also in the French National Cup Montpellier women with three titles and four playoff appearances with great success.

From the ranks of the club numerous internationals emerged; the title but gains are particularly associated with three names: Hoda Lattaf played from 2001 to 2006 and again since the beginning of 2009 for the League Team of the MHSC, Élodie Ramos even continuously since 2002 (as of March 2014). Sarah M'Barek worked from 2001 to 2005 as a player and then to 2013 as head coach at Montpellier.


  • French Champion: 2004, 2005
  • French Cup Winners: 2006, 2007, 2009