The club is one of the six to win all three major French trophies: the Championship in 1979, the Coupe de France in 1951, 1966, 2001 and the Coupe de la Ligue in 1997 and 2005. Strasbourg is among the six teams that have played more than 2000 games in France's top flight (56 seasons) Despite these accomplishments, the RCS has never really managed to lastingly establish itself as one of France's leading clubs, facing relegation at least once in every decade since the early 1950s. This recurring gap between high expectations and disappointing results has more than once led to instability and crises: Racing has changed its manager 52 times in 75 years of professional play, often under popular pressure.
The destiny of the RCS has always closely espoused the history of Alsace. Like the region of which it emanates, Racing has changed three times of nationality in less than thirty years and has a troubled, passionate history. Founded in what was then a... Read More