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Pour accueillir Toulouse, Caen retrouve Imorou, Yahia et Malbranque.

"Représenter la Normandie est un honneur Derrière nos léopards nous chanterons en cœur! Décrire cette belle région Doit se faire à l'unisson Nous sommes Normands, fiers et conquérant! Portons les couleurs du Stade Malherbe de Caen, et c'est à d'Ornano que nous allons chantant Nous sommes de la même famille, Tous unis à domicile, Nous sommes Normands fiers et conquérants!"

Patrice Garande, l'entraîneur de Caen, a reconnu le faible niveau du match contre Bordeaux mais préfère retenir le point pris par le SMC (0-0).

On 25 May 2007, SM Caen obtained promotion to Ligue 1 after a victory in last game at Libourne (1–2). In the 2008–09 season, the team was once again relegated to Ligue 2 after losing 1–0 at home to Bordeaux, but won championship next season and thus came back to Ligue 1.

In 1993 a new 21,500-capacity stadium was built, named Stade Michel d'Ornano. The new stadium is around 500 meters away from the Stade de Venoix.

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore will be rested for the next two weeks, club and player looking to avoid a recurrence of his calf injuries ahead of the Classique at home to Marseille in Week 10.

In the 2003–04 season, Caen finished 2nd in Ligue 2, gaining promotion to Ligue 1. They were relegated on the last day of the 2004–05 Ligue 1 season, finishing in 18th place despite some positive results, including a surprise 3–2 away win at Marseille. But the main highlight of their season was making it into the final of the Coupe de la Ligue for the first time in their history. Their chance at a major trophy eluded them however, as they lost 2–1 to Strasbourg in the final.

The club then returned to Division d'Honneur of Normandy. It won the last edition before the World War II in 1938–39, and the two first after WW2 in 1946 and 1947.

Bordeaux récupère Ménez et Ounas pour le match contre Caen, samedi.

Blessé mercredi lors de la victoire angevine contre Caen (2-1), Billy Ketkeophomphone pourrait souffrir d'une rupture des ligaments croisés.

Saint-Etienne striker Robert Beric - injured and out of commission for Slovenia's two World Cup qualifiers - has admitted that he probably shouldn't have played in his side's 2-0 Rhône derby loss to Olympique Lyonnais.

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Le capitaine danois du TFC est enfin remis de sa blessure et réintègre le groupe de Pascal Dupraz.

La ville dispose d'une équipe de football évoluant pour la saison 2015-2016 en Ligue 1 : le Stade Malherbe de Caen.

In 1934, one year after FC Rouen and Le Havre AC, Stade Malherbe acquired professional status and reached the French Division 2. The club finished in 11th out of 16 for its first season, then 6th in 1936 and 8th in 1937. But its financial situation deteriorated and Stade Malherbe left D2 in 1938, after four professional seasons.

Mario Balotelli's brilliant winner ensured OGC Nice top the table going into the international break, but AS Monaco are right behind them after recording their record away win. Meanwhile, Olympique Lyonnais claimed the derby honours.

Olympique Lyonnais coach Bruno Genesio hailed his team's derby victory while Lucien Favre ordered his league leaders OGC Nice to keep going "match by match" after their dramatic win over FC Lorient. Reactions...

Stade Malherbe Caen (French pronunciation: ​[stɑd malˈɛrb kɑ̃]; commonly referred to as SM Caen or simply Caen) is a professional French football team, playing in the city of Caen, Normandie. The club was founded on 17 November 1913 following the merger of Club Malherbe Caennais and Club Sportif Caennais. The team takes its name from Lycée Malherbe, named after François de Malherbe (1555–1628), a poet, critic and translator, who was a native of Caen.

Quinzième de L1, l'équipe de Patrice Garande espère retrouver ce samedi à domicile conte Toulouse la force qui lui avait permis de croquer Bastia fin août. Le coach de Caen compte notamment sur son avant-centre Ivan Santini, en panne de buts depuis la 1ère journée.

In the 2010–11 season, Caen got off to a highly impressive start by defeating defending champions Marseille 2–1 away on the first day of the season, then following it up with a 3–2 home win over the previous season's Champions League semi-finalists Lyon.

Today, the Battle of Normandy remains in the hearts of residents, and is on display at the award-winning Caen Memorial Museum. It is regarded as the best World War II museum in France and only 15 minutes away from the D-Day beaches. Thanks to this proximity, the museum runs guided tours. Also on display are exhibits of other failures and triumphs of peace, such as the Berlin Wall and was the first museum outside of the United States to display artifacts from 9/11.

Managerial careerAS Cherbourg (199-2004), SM Caen (adjoint : 1995-98, 05-12, depuis juin 2012)

Stade de Venoix was the club's home from 1913, even if first stand was built only in 1925, until 1993. Venoix could hold over 15,000 spectators at its peak, and has now a capacity of 5,000.

La pratique du football est attestée à Caen dès 1892 par les lycéens du lycée Malherbe et les étudiants de l'université[112]. Un premier club ne regroupant pas des scolaires est créé en 1899 sous le nom de Club Sportif caennais.


In 1988 Stade Malherbe discovered Division 1. Despite many departures, including coach Mankowski (replaced by Robert Nouzaret) and six first losses, Caen got its maintain in extremis, one point ahead of RC Strasbourg, with the advent of a promising striker Fabrice Divert. Stade Malherbe confirmed, not without difficulties, its performance the following season.

Club Malherbe Caennais wore a black and white vertical stripes jersey, while Club Sportif Caennais used blue and red horizontal stripes. Following the merger of two clubs in 1913, the officials decided to mix colours and symbols by adopting the CMC vertical stripes and CSC colours.

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CareerAS Saint-Etienne (1977-79, 87-89), CS Chênois (SUI, 1979-80), US Orléans (1980-81), AJ Auxerre (1981-86), FC Nantes (1986-87), RC Lens (1989-90), Montpellier HSC (1990-91), Havre AC (1991-92), FCSM (1992-93), Bourges (1993-94)

English: "Represent Normandy is an honour, We are gonna support our leopards with our chants, Describe this beautiful region must unite us together We are Normans, proud and conquerors! We wear the colours of SM Caen And we go singing to d'Ornano We are from the same family, All united in a home, We are Normans, proud and conquerors!"

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Le Premier ministre du Royaume-Uni Winston Churchill, le général Bernard Montgomery et le lieutenant-général Sir Miles Dempsey observant la destruction de Caen le 22 juillet 1944.

In the 2013–14 season, Caen were in Ligue 2, but won promotion to Ligue 1 for the 2014–15 season. As part of their promotion battle, they drew a crucial match with Nîmes in May 2014. This 1–1 result was also very favourable to Nîmes who were battling to avoid relegation. This result raised suspicions, and in November 2014, Caen chairman Fortin was arrested, amongst several others, on suspicion of match fixing.[5][6] Finally, he was cleared in March 2015.[7]

Patrice Garande, l'entraîneur de Caen, était satisfait de l'état d'esprit affiché par ses joueurs lors de la victoire contre Toulouse ce samedi (1-0).

Olympique Lyonnais and AS Saint-Étienne renew one of the most hostile rivalries in French football when they meet for the first time at the Parc OL in Sunday's Rhône derby.'s Ian Holyman looks at the passion behind the clash.

Fondé en 1913, le club adopte le statut professionnel une première fois entre 1934 et 1938 puis de nouveau en 1985. Depuis 1993, le club évolue au stade Michel-d'Ornano. En 1996, le club est champion de France de Division 2 et obtient un second titre en 2010. En 2004-2005, Caen est élu meilleur public de Ligue 1 par la Ligue de football professionnel, signe de la popularité du club dans la région.

For a complete list of SM Caen players, see here.