Derby de la Côte d'Azur

The Derby de la Côte d'Azur is a football match contested between Ligue 1 clubs AS Monaco and OGC Nice. The name of the derby derives from the fact that Monaco and Nice are the two major clubs in France that are situated on or near the Côte d'Azur, known in English as the French Riviera. The derby may also refer to matches involving AS Cannes, however since the club's downfall into the amateur divisions, the derby has only been contested by Monaco and Nice.

Derby de la Côte d'Azur
Other namesCôte d'Azur Derby
LocationNice, France
Fontvieille, Monaco
First meetingMonaco 0–3 Nice
1953–54 French Division 1
(8 November 1953)
Latest meetingMonaco 0–3 Nice
2022–23 Ligue 1
(26 February 2023)
StadiumsStade Louis II (Monaco)
Allianz Riviera (Nice)
Most winsMonaco (56)
Top scorerDelio Onnis (13)
Largest victoryNice 6–0 Monaco
1960–61 French Division 1
(9 April 1961)

Background Edit

The rivalry between Monaco and Nice is a geographic one, first of all, the two cities being separated by only 20 kilometres. Furthermore, Nice and Monaco have competed many years together in Division 1, including nine years in-a-row from 2002 to 2011 and both are among the most important football clubs in France (Nice won 4 championships and 3 cups, while Monaco won 8 championships and 5 cups). The rivalry is intensified by Monaco being the dominant club in the direct meetings, having more money and being a more frequent presence in the European football.

However, the rivalry between these two clubs is not without passion and would sometimes even end up in violent clashes between fans of both teams.

Statistics Edit

As of 26 February 2023.[1][2]
Matches Wins Draws Goals
Monaco Nice Monaco Nice
Ligue 1 104 45 31 28 141 124
Coupe de France
Coupe de la Ligue
20 11 4 5 31 15
All matches 124 56 35 33 172 139

References Edit

  1. ^ "Un 100e derby déjà historique" (in French). AS Monaco. 3 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  2. ^ "AS Monaco » Record against OGC Nice". Retrieved 5 February 2021.

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