Valenciennes Football Club, or simply Valenciennes, is a French football club based in the city of Valenciennes. The club was formed in 1902 and played its first official match in 1904. The club has played in the first division of French football on numerous occasions and has also competed in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, and UEFA Europa League. Valenciennes is one of the oldest football clubs in France and is also one of the most popular. The club has a large and passionate fanbase, which is famous for its passionate support of the team and its passionate chants. Valenciennes FC has had a lot of success over the years, winning a number of trophies including the French cup in 1946 and the Coupe de France in 1957.