Olympique de Marseille

Olympique de Marseille is a French football club in Marseille.

In 1994, Marseille were relegated because of a bribery scandal, losing their domestic trophy, but not the Champions League title. In 2010, Marseille became French champions again under the stewardship of former club captain Didier Deschamps.

Marseille’s home ground is the 67,000-person-capacity Stade Vélodrome in the southern part of the city, where they have played since 1937. The club has a large fan-base, having regularly averaged the highest all-time attendance in French football. Marseille’s average home gate for the 2008–09 season was 52,276, the highest in Ligue 1. The club is ranked 16th globally in terms of annual revenue, generating €135.7 million in 2012.