Olympique Gymnaste Club Nice Côte d'Azur was founded on 9 July 1904. Akin to its name, the club primarily focused on the sports of gymnastics and athletics. On the 6th July 1908, Gymnaste Club de Nice split into two sections with the new section of the club being named Gymnastes Amateurs Club de Nice. The new section spawned a football club and there was a name change to Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice (OGC Nice).
In 1939, professional football in France was abolished due to World War 2. Despite this, Nice continued to play league football under amateur status. After the war, Nice returned to professional status and were inserted back into the second division.
For most of the years in between Nice jumped up and down the divisions. They picked up a few trophies in the 1950s, their most successful period. After slowly working their way up the football ladder, Nice currently play in Ligue 1, the top-tier of French football. Nice plays their home matches at the Allianz Riviera. Nice is currently managed by Claude Puel and captained by talented midfielder Didier Digard.
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