|France Ligue 1||01/23 14:00||22||Nantes vs Lorient||-||View|
|France Cup||01/28 20:00||4||Nantes vs Brest||-||View|
|France Ligue 1||02/06 14:00||23||Strasbourg vs Nantes||-||View|
|France Ligue 1||02/13 16:00||24||Nantes vs Reims||-||View|
|France Ligue 1||02/20 16:00||25||Nantes vs PSG||-||View|
|France Ligue 1||02/27 16:00||26||Metz vs Nantes||-||View|
|France Ligue 1||01/14 20:00||21|| Nice v Nantes ||L||2-1|
|France Ligue 1||01/09 16:00||20|| Nantes v Monaco ||D||0-0|
|France Cup||01/02 12:45||5||Nantes v Vitre||W||2-0|
|France Ligue 1||12/22 20:00||19|| St Etienne v Nantes ||W||0-1|
|France Cup||12/18 15:00||6||Sochaux v Nantes||W||4-5|
|France Ligue 1||12/10 20:00||18|| Nantes v Lens ||W||3-2|
|France Ligue 1||12/05 14:00||17|| Lorient v Nantes ||W||0-1|
|France Ligue 1||12/01 20:00||16|| Nantes v Marseille ||L||0-1|
|France Ligue 1||11/27 16:00||15|| Lille v Nantes ||D||1-1|
|France Ligue 1||11/20 16:00||14|| PSG v Nantes ||L||3-1|
|France Ligue 1||11/07 14:00||13|| Nantes v Strasbourg ||D||2-2|
|France Ligue 1||10/31 14:00||12|| Montpellier v Nantes ||L||2-0|
|Failed to score||13||8||5|
Football Club de Nantes (Breton: Naoned; Gallo: Naunnt), commonly referred to as FC Nantes or simply Nantes (IPA: [nɑ̃t] (listen)), is a French professional football club based in Nantes in Pays de la Loire. The club was founded on 21 April 1943, during World War II, as a result of local clubs based in the city coming together to form one large club. From 1992 to 2007, the club was referred to as FC Nantes Atlantique before reverting to its current name at the start of the 2007–08 season. Nantes play in Ligue 1, the first division of Football in France. Nantes is one of the most successful clubs in French football, having won eight Ligue 1 titles, three Coupe de France wins and attained one Coupe de la Ligue victory.
The club is famous for its jeu à la nantaise ("Nantes-style play"), its collective spirit, mainly advocated under coaches José Arribas, Jean-Claude Suaudeau and Raynald Denoueix and for its youth system, which has produced players such as Marcel Desailly, Didier Deschamps, Mickaël Landreau, Claude Makélélé, Christian Karembeu and Jérémy Toulalan. As well as Les Canaris (The Canaries), Nantes is also nicknamed Les jaunes et verts (The Green and Yellows) and La Maison Jaune (The Yellow House).
The club was founded in 1943. The first match played by Nantes as a professional team took place at the Stade Olympique de Colombes against CA Paris, where Nantes triumphed 2–0. The first home match was a defeat of the same score against Troyes. The club finished fifth at the end of this first season following which the club's manager Aimé Nuic left the club following a dispute, and was succeeded by Antoine Raab, who took over in a player-coach role. After winning 16 consecutive matches, Nantes lost 9–0 to Sochaux.
In July 1991, the club re-instated Jean-Claude Suaudeau, and in July 1992, after spending a fortnight in the second division due to an administrative decision by the DNCG (French Football's financial regulator), FC Nantes was renamed FC Nantes Atlantique, and was able to take its place in the first division back. They won the French championship in 1994–95 and again in 2000–01. In 2005, Nantes narrowly avoided relegation on the final day of the season by defeating Metz 1–0. In 2007 Nantes finished last in Ligue 1 and were relegated to Ligue 2 after spending 44 consecutive seasons in Ligue 1. In 2008, Nantes were promoted back to Ligue 1 at the first attempt but the following season they were relegated back to Ligue 2 after finishing 19th on the table. After spending 3 seasons in Ligue 2, Nantes were once again promoted to Ligue 1 in 2013. In their first season back in the top division, Nantes avoided relegation finishing 13th on the table. After two years of stability, in the 2016–17 Ligue 1 season, Nantes finished a highly respectable 7th on the table. For the 2017–18 season, former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri took over as manager and after 10 games in charge had Nantes sitting 3rd on the table just behind big spending Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco. In the second half of the 2017–18 season, Nantes managed to only win 3 more games and finished 9th on the table. Claudio Ranieri also announced his departure from the club after only one season.
In the 2018–19 season, Nantes appointed Vahid Halilhodžić as their new manager. In January 2019, the club was rocked by the news that, just days after selling him for £15 million, former player Emiliano Sala had died in a plane crash over the English Channel. Nantes would end up finishing the season in 12th place. The club enjoyed a mixed campaign with the highlight being an upset victory over Paris Saint-Germain and also claiming wins over Marseille and Lyon.
In the 2019–20 season, Nantes finished 13th on the table. In the 2020–21 season, Nantes finished in 18th place on the table which meant they needed to play a two-legged promotion/relegation playoff against Ligue 2's Toulouse FC. After winning the first leg 2–1, Nantes were defeated 1–0 in the second leg but avoided relegation due to away goal rules.