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As far as the top flight of French football goes, Montpellier have only one prominent rival. Montpellier supporters regard Nimes as their greatest enemies with the animosity between the two sides stemming back to 1950s. As regional rivals, Montpellier and Nimes contest what’s universally called the Derby du Languedoc or better yet the Derby de l’Herault. The rivalry grew stronger and more pronounced in 1978-79 campaign when a couple of high-profile footballers and former Nimes stars chose to sign for Montpellier. The signings were the ultimate sign of a power shift which began to take form towards the La Paillade.
Montpellier was founded in 1919 under the name General Montpellier Sports Association. The first members of the club were a couple of wealthy citizens of the city aiming to put the club on the sports map of France. Montpellier were among the first clubs in the country to go fully professional since the very beginning – in 1930 when the National Council of the French Football Federation decided to push it up a notch. The club went from Ligue 1 to Ligue 2 and back during its inaugural professional years.
Throughout its history, Montpellier also endured a short spell in Ligue 3 at the turn of the century but went back up to the top-tier under the guidance of Rolland Courbis. It was Rene Girard, however, who turned Montpellier into champions in 2011/12 campaign.
This title remains the only top-flight trophy for a club which was also a two-time Coupe de France champions and once a Coupe de la Ligue winner. Moreover, Montpellier are also proud winners of the UEFA Intertoto Cup from 1999.