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Louis Nicollin

French businessman and football chairman
Nicollin in 1978

Louis Nicollin (29 June 1943 – 29 June 2017) was a French entrepreneur and director of the Nicollin Company, which specializes in the collection and reprocessing of household and industrial waste. Nicollin notably served as chairman of Montpellier Hérault Sport Club, a football team, from 1974 to his death. He was born in Valence, France.

Nicollin was known in the world of French football for his explosive temperament, which caused many verbal blunders and outbursts.[1]

Nicollin died on his 74th birthday on 29 June 2017 of a heart attack in Nîmes, France.[2][1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mark Douglas (29 June 2017). "Louis Nicollin dead: Montpellier president and one-time scourge of Newcastle United has passed away". Chronicle Live. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. "Montpellier : Louis Nicollin, président du MHSC, est décédé". France 3 Occitanie.

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