The Athletic Association of Cannes is a French football club founded in 1902, based in Cannes. Winner of the Coupe de France in 1932, AS Cannes that year joined the professional championship of France. After many seasons in the second division, the club enjoyed a brief heyday in the sport early 1990 by qualifying twice for the UEFA Cup and out of its training center for players with exceptional talent as Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira.
Relegated to National (third division) in 2001, the club loses its professional status in 2004 and needs to close its training center in 2006. The early twentieth century a group of friends in the neighborhood of La Bocca occupies regularly on Sunday afternoon playing football.
Sport still relatively unknown in France, soccer arouses in recent decades a true fervor across the channel that spreads slowly in northern France.
Herbert Lowe, the British state, is part of this team of friends who naturally decided, August 4, 1902, to create AS Cannes, sports club which will be the first president. In its early years the club’s sports and offers only the practice of swimming and athletics.
The first club colors are blue and black on a jersey decorated with vertical stripes, but in connection with the merger with the Sports Club of Cannes in 1905, they become permanently red and white.
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