Olympique de Marseille is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football League, based in Marseille. Founded in 1899, Marseille is one of the largest and most successful clubs in France. It is the best-supported club in the country, and the only French team to have won the Champions League. However, having suffered from scandalous financial irregularities in 1994 and the resulting relegation, the club has not won a major trophy in over a decade.
Nicknamed l'OM - sometimes spelled phoenetically as l'Oheme - fans of the club can often be heard chanting "Allez l'OM, allez!" ("Go Marseille, go!").
The club's motto is Droit Au But, French for "Straight to the Goal".
Marseille is also well known for its fierce rivalry with Paris Saint-Germain.