Ligue 1

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TEAM PROFILES

Amiens, Angers, Bordeaux, Brest, Dijon, Lens, Lille, Lorient, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Monaco, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Nimes, Paris Saint-Germain, Reims, Rennes, Saint-Etienne, Strasbourg, Toulouse

RECENT RESULTS

February 27, 2021
Dijon 0 - 4 Paris Saint-Germain
Girondins de Bordeaux 1 - 2 Metz
February 26, 2021
Stade Rennais FC 1 - 2 OGC Nice
February 24, 2021
Nîmes 1 - 0 Lorient
February 21, 2021
Paris Saint-Germain 0 - 2 Monaco
Lorient 1 - 4 LOSC Lille Métropole
Strasbourg 0 - 0 Angers SCO
Nîmes 2 - 0 Girondins de Bordeaux
OGC Nice 1 - 2 Metz
Lens 2 - 1 Dijon
Montpellier Hérault SC 2 - 1 Stade Rennais FC
February 20, 2021
Nantes 1 - 1 Olympique de Marseille
Saint-Etienne 1 - 1 Stade de Reims
February 19, 2021
Brest 2 - 3 Olympique Lyonnais
February 17, 2021
Olympique de Marseille 3 - 2 OGC Nice

CURRENT TABLE

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 LOSC Lille Métropole 26 17 7 2 46 16 +30 58
2 Paris Saint-Germain 27 18 3 6 61 17 +44 57
3 Olympique Lyonnais 26 16 7 3 54 24 +30 55
4 Monaco 26 16 4 6 54 37 +17 52
5 Metz 27 11 8 8 33 26 +7 41
6 Lens 26 11 7 8 37 35 +2 40
7 Olympique de Marseille 25 10 8 7 33 29 +4 38
8 Stade Rennais FC 26 10 8 8 33 30 +3 38
9 Montpellier Hérault SC 26 11 5 10 43 46 -3 38
10 Angers SCO 26 10 5 11 30 40 -10 35
11 Girondins de Bordeaux 27 9 6 12 28 33 -5 33
12 OGC Nice 27 9 5 13 33 39 -6 32
13 Brest 26 9 4 13 39 47 -8 31
14 Stade de Reims 26 7 9 10 32 34 -2 30
15 Saint-Etienne 26 7 9 10 26 37 -11 30
16 Strasbourg 26 8 5 13 34 40 -6 29
17 Nîmes 26 7 3 16 25 51 -26 24
18 Nantes 26 4 11 11 26 41 -15 23
19 Lorient 26 6 5 15 31 50 -19 23
20 Dijon 27 2 9 16 18 44 -26 15

UPCOMING FIXTURES

February 28, 2021
Monaco 12:00 Brest
Angers SCO 14:00 Lens
Lorient 14:00 Saint-Etienne
Nîmes 14:00 Nantes
Stade de Reims 14:00 Montpellier Hérault SC
LOSC Lille Métropole 16:05 Strasbourg
Olympique de Marseille 20:00 Olympique Lyonnais
March 3, 2021
Brest 18:00 Dijon
Olympique Lyonnais 18:00 Stade Rennais FC
Metz 18:00 Angers SCO
OGC Nice 18:00 Nîmes
Saint-Etienne 18:00 Lens
Strasbourg 20:00 Monaco
Nantes 20:00 Stade de Reims
Montpellier Hérault SC 20:00 Lorient
Girondins de Bordeaux 20:00 Paris Saint-Germain
LOSC Lille Métropole 20:00 Olympique de Marseille
March 10, 2021
Olympique de Marseille 18:00 Stade Rennais FC
March 12, 2021
Stade de Reims 20:00 Olympique Lyonnais

HISTORY AND FORMAT

Ligue 1, formerly named the National and then Division 1, kicked off in 1932. The league is known as a breeding ground of precocious young talent and has produced many players who have gone on to become superstars after moving on to other leagues. That’s not to say that no leading lights play in it, as the presence of the likes of Neymar and Mbappe attests.

20 teams fight it out every year in the Championnat. Ranked fifth in Europe by UEFA coefficient, the top two qualify automatically for the Champions League, whilst third place enters the preliminary round. The bottom two are relegated automatically, while the team in 18th place plays a promotion/relegation playoff against the team that finished third in Ligue 2.

Historically Ligue 1 has been particularly enjoyable due to its sheer unpredictability. In recent years, however, first Lyon and now PSG have made things rather less interesting with their total dominance. Having only taken two titles before 2012, the Parisians have since won 7 of the last 8 editions of the competition by massively outspending everybody else.

This run includes the curtailed 2019/2020 season, of which they were runaway leaders at the moment it was halted. They turned the season into a treble in summer by winning two delayed and highly forgettable finals against Saint-Etienne and Lyon, who were both reduced to ten men. The little feted Coupe de la Ligue has now been discontinued, with a drab 0-0 draw in its final match a fitting farewell.

Argentine Delio Onnis is the top goal scorer in the history of the French league with 299 goals.

ROLL OF HONOUR

Ligue 1 Winners (including Division 1 and the National)
10 Saint-Etienne 9 Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain 8 Monaco, Nantes 7 Lyon 6 Bordeaux, Reims 4 Nice 3 Lille 2 Sete, Sochaux 1 Montpellier, Lens, Auxerre, Strasbourg, Roubaix Tourcoing, RCF Paris, Olympique Lillois

Coupe De France Winners
13 Paris Saint-Germain 10 Marseille 6 Saint-Etienne, Lille 5 Lyon, Monaco, RCF Paris, Red Star 4 Bordeaux, Auxerre 3 Rennes, Nantes, Strasbourg, Nice 2 Guingamp, Metz, Reims, CASG Paris 1 Lorient, Bastia, Nancy, Le Havre, Toulouse, Nancy-Lorraine, Roubaix, Cannes, Club Francais, CA Paris, Olympique de Paris

Coupe De La Ligue/Coupe D’Ete Winners (Discontinued in 2020)
9 Paris Saint-Germain 4 Strasbourg 3 Marseille, Bordeaux 2 Lens, Metz, Laval 1 Saint-Etienne, Monaco, Lyon, Gueugnon, Montpellier, Reims, Nantes

QUIZZES

Build France with Ligue 1 clubs
Identify the current Ligue 1 logos
Name the all time top scorers of current Ligue 1 clubs

WHO’S COMING UP?

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 ESTAC 27 16 7 4 40 22 +18 55
2 Clermont 27 15 7 5 42 16 +26 52
3 Toulouse 27 15 7 5 51 30 +21 52
4 Grenoble Foot 38 27 14 7 6 36 22 +14 49
5 Auxerre 27 12 8 7 47 30 +17 44
6 Paris FC 27 12 8 7 38 30 +8 44
7 Sochaux 27 9 12 6 34 24 +10 39
8 Niort 26 8 10 8 30 36 -6 34
9 Caen 27 8 10 9 27 33 -6 34
10 Le Havre 27 8 10 9 22 30 -8 34
11 Valenciennes 26 8 9 9 31 35 -4 33
12 Amiens SC 27 8 9 10 21 24 -3 33
13 Rodez 27 7 12 8 26 32 -6 33
14 Ajaccio 27 8 8 11 22 33 -11 32
15 Nancy 27 7 10 10 36 38 -2 31
16 Dunkerque 27 7 7 13 21 32 -11 28
17 Guingamp 27 4 14 9 28 35 -7 26
18 Pau 27 6 6 15 24 38 -14 24
19 Chambly 27 5 9 13 28 45 -17 24
20 Châteauroux 27 4 6 17 24 43 -19 18

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