Introducing MFC 1871
The history of the group and team are the same.
Ménilmontant Football Club 1871 is a self-managed amateur football club. One of its first aims is to unify people sharing the same football values; solidarity and collectivism.
MFC is against current football realities such as omnipresence of money, hyper security of stadiums or supporters’ repression. Beyond our love for this sport, we are women and men unified by our rejection towards any prejudice based on gender, social origin, religion or sexual orientation.
MFC works through self-management: every member has the same decision making power whatever status she/he has (player or supporter).
Why “Ménilmontant Football Club 1871”?
Firstly, because within Ménilmontant you will still find one of the last popular and multicultural neighborhoods in Paris, in spite of the gentrification attempts by the bourgeois city hall. We do not all live there but we meet there in a collectivist nature during social struggles, against racism, homophobia, police violence or the right to be denied housing.
1871 is a symbolic date for us: a rebel and popular Paris defying the bourgeois order during the Commune of Paris. The club is open to everybody, whatever your football level, race, gender, nationality or religion is. Don’t hesitate to contact us, get involved and support the project.