Founded in 1950, the Brestois had not played in the French football elite since 2013. It was following the 2018-2019 season, after finishing runners-up in Ligue 2 BKT, 7 units behind FC Metz that they returned to Ligue 1 Uber Eats.
The "Rouge et Blanc" have only one professional title to date, that of French Ligue 2 BKT champion in 1981.
In the last edition of the Coupe de la Ligue during the 2019-2020 season, SB29 achieved their best ever run in the competition by reaching the ¼ final, before being eliminated by Olympique Lyonnais 3 goals to 1.
In the last 10 matches against Brest, the two teams have drawn 3 times, with Gym winning 5 times and conceding 2 defeats.
In the last confrontation at the Allianz Riviera for the 7th day of Ligue 1 Uber Eats 2023-2024, the two teams played out a goalless draw: 0-0.
Neal Maupay, who trained at Nice from 2007 to 2015, played his first professional minutes in the last match between the Gym and "SB29" at the Stade du Ray on 15 September 2012, becoming the 4th youngest player to play in Ligue 1 Uber Eats (record held by Laurent Paganelli at 15 years 10 months and 3 days).
In the 2016-2017 season, Neal Maupay was loaned by AS Saint-Étienne to Brest for one year, donning the shirt of the team he played against in his very first professional match.
The Francis Le Blé stadium is the home of the Stade Brestois and has a capacity of 16,000 spectators. The distance between the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice and the Francis Le Blé stadium in Brest is 1,038 kilometres.
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