Chamois Niortais or Les Chamois is a football club in France, founded in 1925. Initially the team was named Chamois Niortais Football Club. For 20 years since its foundation the team competed in the local leagues. Their first professional experience came in the 1985/86 season.
In 1986/87 the team was Division 2 runner-up thus earned promotion to the top flight. After a season they relegated, the 1991/92 season the team spent in Division 3. After that season they were promoted and competed in Ligue 2 until 2004/05. Then they had a season in the Championnat National and after a season in Ligue 2 again relegated. In 2008/09 the team dropped to the Championnat de France amateur, in 2010/11 advanced to the Championnat National. At the end of the 2011/12 season they were promoted to Ligue 2.
Stade René Gaillard, where Chamois Niortais play their home matches, has a capacity of 10,898.
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