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OGC Nice are AS Monaco’s main rivals. The two clubs situated in the French Riviera contest what’s universally known as the Derby de la Cote d’Azur. Their rivalry is manly a geographical one knowing that two clubs are only 20 kilometres apart.
However, the animosity between the two sets of supporters grew over the past couple of years with Monaco’s stellar rise back to prominence in France. With financial investments pushing the Principality Club back on domestic and international radar alike, the rivalry intensified and would still bring plenty of drama – violence even.
The Derby de la Cote d’Azur may also refer to the games which involve AS Cannes. However, with this club currently competing in lower ranks of French football, the derby is mainly contested between Monaco and Nice.
With eight Ligue 1 titles and five Coupe de France trophies to their name, AS Monaco are one of the most successful clubs in France. Founded in 1924 under the name of Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club, The Red and Whites achieved notable success in international circles, reaching the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Champions League finals in 1992 and 2004, respectively.
AS Monaco won their first professional trophy in 1960 and enjoyed great success domestically up until 1986. During the 1990s and early 2000s, the club was reinvigorated under legendary Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, Jean Tigana and Claude Puel.
The 2000s saw AS Monaco go through great turbulence up until the point when the club were sold to the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev in 2011. Under his sponsorship, the Principality Club quickly returned under the spotlight – and back to Ligue 1 – winning it in 2016/17 for the first time in 17 years.