The Standard Athletic Club is a British social club in Paris, created on 1 March 1890, as the first football clubs in France. The Standard Athletic Club won the first French football championship in 1894, and then again in 1895, 1897, 1898 and 1901. It also represented France for the one and only Cricket match in the 1900 Olympics.
The club was founded on 1 March 1890, in the back-room of the "Horse shoe" bar at rue Copernic in the 8th arrondissement.
The club won the first ever Football Championship of France in 1894 and supplied most of the French team that played the only cricket match ever to be held in an Olympiad, at the Paris 1900 Olympic Games. Up to the war, the main sporting activities were football, tennis, field hockey, and cricket. The hockey teams played in the national First Division.
In its early days, the club was simply a loose association of young Britons who wanted to play sport together in the bois de Boulogne, but gradually grew to a size w