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Toulouse FC

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Toulouse Football Club is a French professional football club based in Toulouse. The club was founded in 1937 and currently plays in Ligue 1, the first division of French football. Toulouse plays its home matches at the Stadium de Toulouse located within the city.

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Full nameToulouse Football Club
Nickname(s)Le Téfécé
Les Violets
Le Tef
Les Pitchouns[1]
Short nameTFC
Founded1937; 86 years ago (1937)
GroundStadium de Toulouse
Coordinates43°34′59″N 1°26′3″E
OwnerRedBird Capital Partners (85%)
PresidentDamien Comolli
ManagerCarles Martínez Novell
LeagueLigue 1
2022–23Ligue 1, 13th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Soccerball_current_event.svg Current season

Les Pitchouns are the current holders of the Coupe de France, and have won the second tier Ligue 2 on three occasions.[2] Toulouse have participated in European competition five times, including in 2007 when they qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time.[3] They are set to participate in the 2023–24 UEFA Europa League, following their victory in the preceding year's Coupe de France.

The president of Toulouse FC is Damien Comolli, who succeeded the French businessman Olivier Sadran who took over the club following its bankruptcy in 2001 which resulted in it being relegated to the Championnat National. The club has served as a springboard for several players, most notably the World Cup-winning goalkeeper Fabien Barthez, international strikers André-Pierre Gignac[4] and Martin Braithwaite.