Clermont at a glance
Name: Association Sportive Montferrandaise Clermont Auvergne Les Jaunards, Clermont . Founded in 1911 as AS Michelin, but changed name to AS Montferrandaise in 1922.
Adopted its current name in 2004, but still referred to as Montferrand.
Michelin founder Andre's son Marcel Michelin started the club for its workers before World War 1.
Nickname: Les Jaunards (The Vulcans).
Home: Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin (capacity 18,030).
Season ticket holders: 10,200. Prices from €13 to €52.
Honours: Top 14 winners (2010), Runners-up (1936, 1937, 1970, 1978, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009). European Challenge Cup winners (1999, 2007) Runners-up (2004) Captain: Aurelien Rougerie
Total Budget -- €23.8m (Tickets: 24pc; LNR receipts (Top 14 TV rights, compensation French internationals, the Heineken Cup TV rights etc): 11pc; public authorities: 6pc; major partners, official sponsors: 50pc; Events/other: 9pc). The Michelin partnership brings in€2m.
Stadium: Marcel-Michelin Stadium belongs to the club and costs €2.9m to finance.
Administrative staff -- 16 full-time.
Other staff and sports medicine -- 13.
Players -- 38 professional contracts.