After two encouraging pre-season friendlies - a 1-0 win over Pau and a 2-1 loss to AC Milan despite a strong showing in the second half - the Girondins de Bordeaux continued their preparations for the new Ligue 1 seaosn with another friendly against Athletic Bilbao. The Basque club finished 5th in La Liga last season, and this promised to be a tough challenge.
On Saturday 16th July at 8pm, the Girondins de Bordeaux welcomed the legendary AC Milan. Held at Agen's Stade Armandie, the game was partly organised to celebrate the 20th anniverary of the iconic 1996 UEFA Cup game which the Girondins won 3-0. With both teams in the midst of pre-season preparations, the idea was to test out new players and formations against opposition of impeccable quality.
Jérémy Toulalan is officially the Girondins' first recruit of the summer! The defensive midfielder has signed up for two years (until June 2018). Jérémy joins us from Monaco, the latest move in an illustrious career which has seen him represent Nantes, Lyon and Malaga. Welcome Jérémy !
Jérémy Toulalan has been released from his contract with AS Monaco in order to join the Girondins. The club is thrilled with this news, and Jérémy will undergo a medical and sign a contract in Bordeaux next week.
The boys will be back for pre-season training in 10 days!
The Fan Zone will be open throughout the tournament, with loads of events and activities as well as every Euro 2016 game live on the big screen! Football workshops, the citystadium, concerts, gaming tournaments, brass bands... There's plenty to enjoy in the Fan Zone !
Jocelyn Gourvennec faced the press this afternoon at Le Haillan, in his first official engagement as the new Girondins boss. Read on for the highlights, as well as a video of the whole conference.
The Girondins de Bordeaux are delighted to announce that terms have been agreed with EA Guingamp, and manager Jocelyn Gourvennec will shortly be joining the club.
After taking the lead in the first half with goals from Cambot (14’) and Sumo (36’), the Girondines held on tight despite a late goal from Kaboré. This victory seals their promotion to Division 1. Well done ladies!
Despite dominating the game from start to finish, the Girondins got nothing from their trip to Normandy. Caen held on for the win (1-0), thanks to an early penalty struck by Delort (14'). The Ligue 1 season draws to a close, with Bordeaux finishing in 11th place.
Bordeaux faced Paris Saint-Germain this evening in their penultimate game of the season. The Girondins needed to get something from this tough match to move up into the top half of the Ligue 1 table. They gave as good as they got in the first half, with no goals scored. Ibrahimovic gave PSG the lead after the break (58’), but Bordeaux soon equalised with a superb volley from Nicolas Pallois (66’). A much-needed point for Bordeaux, ensuring that their final home game of the season ended on a positive note.
The Girondins de Bordeaux faced FC Lorient a week after their victory in Troyes, racking up a second consecutive victory. In control from start to finish, Ulrich Ramé's boys won by a decisive three goal margin. Cheick Diabaté scored twice (21', 48'), after Malcom put Bordeaux ahead early on (12').
For their 36th game of the Ligue 1 season, the Girondins de Bordeaux travelled to face already-relegated Troyes. In an entertaining game largely dominated by the Girondins, Diego Rolan scored twice (14’, 73’), Troyes scored an own goal (41’) and Cheick Diabaté cemented his position as the club's top scorer with his eighth of the season (60’).
For their 20th league outing of the season, the Girondines headed just next door to Mérignac for a much-hyped local derby. And what a derby it was!
After a promising first half, and a red card for Traoré which left Angers with 10 men, the Girondins slipped up and conceded three goals (61’, 64’, 88’). Rolan pulled one back, but the game was lost (70’).