MARSEILLE'S FORGOTTEN CYRANO
He’s the man who gave birth to a sporting giant. So why does the story of Marseille’s founding father remain a mystery?
IAM: SPOKESMEN FOR THE CITY
A band proud of its roots and unafraid to tackle the major issues.
Bielsa is unlike any other manager of today. Marseille is unlike any other French city.
MARSEILLE CONSOLAT: THE LOCAL CLUB PLAYING WITH THE BIG BOYS
The story of Marseille Consolat, the city's other club.
The story of Marseille's cannon-football wartime winger.
MARSEILLE AND THE STREETS THAT TAUGHT THE MASTER
The subculture of street football in Marseille is of such importance that anything but the best is met with ridicule from both players and spectators.
THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR
To his nation, Tapie was a hero.
All Blue Daze / The Football Pink
How the Marseillaise community has been able to stake out a foothold in New York City.
JOSIP SKOBLAR: L'AIGLE DALMATE
Josip Skoblar, Monsieur Goal, l'Aigle Dalmate. French Football's greatest import.
DEATH IN THE SUNSHINE
Arthur Rimbaud’s painful last days in Marseille and the birth of a legacy.
THE IBWM MARSEILLE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
John Dobson / Jeff Livingstone
A rivalry that transcends the boundaries of the pitch in France.
1999: IN TOUCHING DISTANCE OF GLORY
A team packed with star names won no silverware but, perhaps more importantly, won back hearts and minds .
CANTONA AND MARSEILLE: A TUMULTUOUS AFFAIR
Just like Cantona, Marseille—and its people— had a complex, and often difficult, relationship with France.
BARTHEZ, MARSEILLE AND 1993
How Olympique de Marseille helped Fabien Barthez become a serial winner.
BERNARD TAPIE'S FRENCH REVOLUTION
As Bernard Tapie's much-publicised but abortive efforts to secure the services of Diego Maradona testify, his Marseille was not lacking in the commodity of ambition.
ALBERT CAMUS: FOOTBALL'S FIRST OUTSIDER
No one has summarised football as a metaphor for life like Albert Camus.
LA RETOUR. MARSEILLE AND A NEW VINTAGE
Originally published in 2010. A reflection on L'OMs return to the top of French football.
TYRONE MEARS: A YEAR IN PROVENCE
Forget Barton and Fletcher, Mears' year at Marseille is the most underwhelming.
TRACKSUITS OF MARSEILLE
How Didier Drogba's love for Marseille inspired a trip to the Stade Vélodrome.
LESSONS IN STYLE FOR WADDLE AND MCCARTHY
Originally published in the August 1989 edition of World Soccer. The new arrivals from Britain found themselves in direct and contrasted opposition.
LOVE AND HATE: DIDIER DROGBA IN MARSEILLE
Drogba and Marseille fans will, at least, have that one special season.
INAUGURAL CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE
How L'OM defied the odds to win the inaugural Champions League trophy.