They left their stamp and will remain in the memory or in the photo raising a title. The Argentines and the Stade Français have a relationship of more than two decades with celebrations. Now the challenge is for Pablo Matera, Nicolás Sánchez and Marcos Kremer that are part of the squad led by another Argentine: Gonzalo Quesada. All the Argentines who became champions with the Parisian team.
The door opened it Diego Domínguez when he was champion in 2000 and he was the first to establish himself with the Stade by beating Colomiers in the final 28-23. He is also the owner of the record with the most points that an Argentine scored in the team with 1257. On the other hand, Sergio Parisse, throughout his almost 15 years at the club, is the player with the most appearances. But there were also other Argentines who shone in Paris and took the team to the top.
After becoming champion of the Challenge Cup in Edinburgh, the Parisian team celebrated on their court with the fans.
Day of glory and celebration, June 7, 2003 it will not be another day for the great history of the Stade Français that achieved the title of Top 16, as it was called at that time, by beat Toulouse in the final 38-20. With the Argentines Ignacio Corleto as starter and author of a try and Diego Domínguez, later nationalized Italian and in the epilogue of his career, they managed to take the Parisian team back to the top of French rugby.
I spend a year and history repeated itself in 2004. A Parisian team full of Argentines was once again crowned the French monarch. That June 26 at the Stade de France Ignacio Corleto, Juan Martín Hernández, Agustín Pichot and Diego Domínguez They went out to write one more page in the history of the club and they beat Perpignan 38-20.
In the preview of what would later become Los Pumas de Bronce, the Stade Français had its mark. Before the 2007 World Cup, the Argentine legion was present at the club again. It was the final of the Top 14 with more Argentines on the field and the Parisians they stayed with the duel against Clermont 23-18. The champions included Juan Martín Hernández (2 conversions and 3 penalties), Agustín Pichot (1 try), Pedro Ledesma and Rodrigo Roncero. In addition, Sergio Parisse was on the substitute bench. Juan Gómez, Ignacio Corleto and Lucas Borges were also part of the squad, who were not present at the last appointment. At Clermont Mario Ledesma, Martín Scelzo and Gonzalo Canale played as starters and Gonzalo Longo as relief.
It was 2015 and the Stade Français needed to embrace the honeys of success again and the Argentine presence was not absent. Driven by Gonzalo Quesada and with Sergio Parisse on the field, they beat Clermont again this time by 12-6. He was the first Argentine to become champion as a coach abroad and he did not sit idly by.
Two years later it was time for an international cup. The 2016/7 Challenge Cup was left to Stade Français who once again had the presence of Gonzalo Quesada as head coach and Sergio Parisse in the third row. They beat Gloucester 25-17 and went back to the Olympic lap together.