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FC Nantes returned this year to the top tier of French football (©GettyImages)
FC Nantes returned this year to the top tier of French football (©GettyImages).

3.FC Nantes

FC Nantes is also a club with great history. Nantes is among the most successful clubs in France having won eight Ligue 1 titles, the French Cup three times and one French League Cup.

Furthermore Nantes has encountered several participations in European competitions like UEFA Cup and Champions League back in the nineties.

But since 2006-2007, the season that Nantes were relegated to the second tier of French football, they've hard time finding their way back .

Nantes had four straight seasons in Ligue 2 and no one could believe that Nantes would be reborn.

Nevertheless they did managed to gain promotion last season and now they are lying fourth in the Ligue 1 behind big spenders Paris Saint Germaine and AS Monaco and traditional powerhouse LOSC Lille.

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