Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club, commonly referred to as AS Monaco or simply Monaco, is a Monégasque football club that competes in Ligue 1, the top tier of French football. Founded in 1924, the club team plays its home matches at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille. The club is managed by former player Thierry Henry and captained by Radamel Falcao.
Though based in Monaco, the club plays in the French football league system. Monaco is one of the most successful clubs in French football, having won eight league titles and five Coupe de France trophies. 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. Monaco is 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 and won the 2016–17 Ligue 1, their first league title in 17 years.
Stade Louis II