LOSC Lille tropole (Lille Olympique Sporting Club, commonly referred to as Lille OSC, LOSC Lille, or simply Lille) is a French association football club based in Lille. The club was founded in 1944 as a result of a merger and currently play in Ligue 1, the first division of French football. Lille previously played its home matches at the Stade Lille-Metropole in nearby Villeneuve-d'Ascq. In 2012, the club moved into its new facility, the Grand Stade Lille M tropole. The team is managed by former Lille player Rudi Garcia and captained by French international Rio Mavuba. Lille was founded as a result of a merger between Olympique Lillois and SC Fives. Both clubs were founding members of the French Division 1 and Lillois was the league's inaugural...'
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