Louis Nicollin: Montpellier here to stay

Montpellier HSC president Louis Nicollin says that winning the Ligue 1 title gave him the most joy he has had while being owner of the club.

Montpellier HSC president Louis Nicollin has hailed his club's Ligue 1 triumph as the "most beautiful day of his sporting career".

John Utaka's 76th-minute strike saw La Pallaide to a 2-1 victory over Auxerre, ensuring that they finished three points clear of chasing Paris Saint-Germain.

Nicollin, who took over the club's boardroom in 1974, said that it was "inconceivable" that Montpellier could be crowned champions and vowed that they are "here to stay".

"I'm so proud. Proud for this whole club. We are French champions!" exclaimed Nicollin. "It's simply unbelievable, inconceivable! It's fabulous. I think we deserve it, but we'll see what the press write on Monday.

"This is certainly the most joy I've ever got out of this club. It's the most beautiful day of my sporting career, that's for sure.

"Being president of a football club is exhausting, winning the league is the icing on the cake. Don't you worry about us now, you'll be eating Montpellier morning noon and night for the next five years because we are here to stay!"

The victory marked Montpellier's first ever league title.

Olivier Giroud
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2AS MonacoMonaco16113249163336
3Paris Saint-GermainPSG16112330111935
4Rennes168351819-127
5GuingampGuingamp167542115626
6Lyon1581628181025
7Bordeaux166642018224
8Toulouse166461816222
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11Angers165471518-319
12Montpellier HSCMontpellier164752328-519
13Metz155371628-1218
14Lille165291521-617
15Dijon163762225-316
16Nancy164481122-1116
17Caen164391630-1415
18Bastia163581220-814
19NantesNantes16349926-1713
20Lorient1633101629-1312
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