Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club (commonly referred to as AS Monaco or simply Monaco) is a Monaco-based football club.
Though based in Monaco, the club plays in the French football league system. Monaco is one of the most successful clubs in France. The club has also competed in European football having been runners-up in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004.
The club’s traditional colours are red and white, and the club is known as Les Rouges et Blancs (The Red and Whites). Monaco is also a member of the European Club Association. In December 2011, two-thirds of the club was sold to an investment group led by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. With Rybolovlev’s financial backing, the club quickly returned to Ligue 1.