- Address: 14 rue Paul-et-Pierre-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
- Country: French Republic
- Capacity: 41,000
- Opened: 13 September 1931
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: AS Saint-Étienne (football)
Extra stadium info – Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
The stadium, nicknamed Le Chaudron Vert, hosted FIFA World Cup matches and Rugby World Cup matches. It also hosted various matches for the European championship for national football teams. The national football teams of the Argentine Republic, Austria, Chile, England, Iran, Morocco, the Netherlands, Paraguay, Scotland, Spain, the United Mexican States and Yugoslavia played FIFA World Cup games at the venue in 1998. The French Republic won the prestigious tournament that year. They won the competition after beating Brazil in front of 75,000 spectators in Saint-Denis. Zinédine Zidane, nicknamed Zizou, scored twice in the final and Emmanuel Petit scored the third goal of the game.
AS Saint-Étienne use the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard for home games. The club was founded in 1919. ASSE won the French top-flight football league in 1957 for the first time in their history. They became the first French football club with 10 domestic top-flight league titles. ASSE played their first-ever final of the European championship for football clubs in 1976, which they lost 1-0 against the German side Bayern München. 54,000 people attended the match, which took place in the Scottish city of Glasgow.
Michel Platini signed with ASSE in 1979. He played numerous matches for the club before he signed with the Italian side Juventus in 1982. Platini is widely regarded as one of the best football players ever. In 1984, he won the European championship for national football teams with the French Republic after defeating Spain. In 1985, Platini won the European championship for football clubs with Juventus after beating Liverpool FC. He scored in both European football finals. As the president of the European football confederation UEFA, Platini was banned from involvement in football under FIFA’s regulations after ethic’s violations.