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AS Monaco FC
The Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club is a Monegasque football club, founded in 1924. They became a professional club after 1948. Although the club is in Monaco, it has always competed in the French football structure. For this reason, it has always been regarded with a certain suspicion by a segment of the French population. Some, like former Olympique Marseille president, have hinted that Monaco should not be allowed to use its income-tax exemption as it gives it an unfair advantage. This would roughly equal to adding 1/3 extra to A.S. Monaco's budget.
AS Monaco is also currently derided for its relatively low number of spectators (10,394 average for the season 2003/2004). However, taking into account the city's population of 30,000 and that it competes with Nice's team (300,000 inhabitants) OGC Nice 20 km nearby, Monaco as a city has one of the highest spectators/inhabitants in France.
AS Monaco's home ground is Stade Louis II , an all-seater with a capacity of 18,500 in the Fontvieille section of Monaco. The stadium, as well as the Fontvieille district, was built entirely on land reclaimed from the Mediterranean Sea.
French Champion 1 winners:
1960/1961, 1962/1963, 1977/1978, 1981/1982, 1987/1988, 1996/1997 and 1999/2000.
French Cup Winners:
1959/1960, 1962/1963, 1979/1980, 1984/1985 and 1990/1991.
French League Cup Winner:
UEFA Champion's League Runner up:
European Cup Winners Cup Runner up
- Fabien Barthez
- Ludovic Giuly
- Thierry Henry
- Glen Hoddle
- Jürgen Klinsmann
- Roger Milla
- Fernando Morientes
- Javier Saviola
- Lilian Thuram
- David Trézéguet
- George Weah
- Delio Onnis
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