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RC Strasbourg are Metz’s main rivals. These two club contest what’s universally referred to as the Derby de l’Est. It is a geographical rivalry between the two clubs located in the eastern part of the country. However, it is not exactly considered one of the most prominent rivalries in French football.
If we were to zoom into a narrower geographical zone, Metz have another local rival – Nancy. As the two major clubs located in the historic region of Lorraine, Metz and Nancy would vie great battles in Ligue 2. With Metz now competing in Ligue 1, it could be a while before the fans on both ends get a chance to enjoy in what’s universally known as the Derby Lorrain.
The Maroons were founded in 1932. However, the club’s roots trace back to 1905 when the city of Metz was part of the German Empire. FC Metz were then known as the SpVgg Metz, playing in the Westkreis-Liga before the First World War outbreak.
As one of the oldest football clubs in France, Metz are also recognized for their successful youth academy. A long list of prominent, world-class football stars made their first steps at Metz. The list includes the likes of Robert Pires, Louis Saha, Miralem Pjanic and aforementioned Sadio Mane, to name but a few.
Despite their rich history, Metz have yet to win the French championship. They did come agonizingly close to lifting the titles, though, as they finished as runners-up during the 1997/98. The four-time Ligue 2 winners have two Coupe de France titles in their trophy cabinet, alongside two Coupe de la Ligue medals.