Ligue 1

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

October 24, 2020
Paris Saint-Germain 4 - 0 Dijon
Lorient 0 - 1 Olympique de Marseille
October 23, 2020
Stade Rennais FC 1 - 2 Angers SCO
October 18, 2020
LOSC Lille Métropole 4 - 0 Lens
Saint-Etienne 1 - 3 OGC Nice
Nantes 3 - 1 Brest
Monaco 1 - 1 Montpellier Hérault SC
Angers SCO 1 - 1 Metz
Strasbourg 2 - 3 Olympique Lyonnais
October 17, 2020
Olympique de Marseille 3 - 1 Girondins de Bordeaux
Stade de Reims 1 - 3 Lorient
October 16, 2020
Nîmes 0 - 4 Paris Saint-Germain
Dijon 1 - 1 Stade Rennais FC
October 4, 2020
Olympique Lyonnais 1 - 1 Olympique de Marseille
Stade Rennais FC 2 - 2 Stade de Reims
Girondins de Bordeaux 3 - 0 Dijon
Brest 1 - 0 Monaco
Metz 3 - 1 Lorient
Strasbourg 0 - 3 LOSC Lille Métropole
Montpellier Hérault SC 0 - 1 Nîmes

CURRENT TABLE

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Paris Saint-Germain 8 6 0 2 20 3 +17 18
2 LOSC Lille Métropole 7 5 2 0 13 2 +11 17
3 Stade Rennais FC 8 4 3 1 16 10 +6 15
4 Olympique de Marseille 8 4 3 1 11 8 +3 15
5 OGC Nice 7 4 1 2 10 9 +1 13
6 Lens 7 4 1 2 10 10 +0 13
7 Angers SCO 8 4 1 3 10 16 -6 13
8 Montpellier Hérault SC 7 3 2 2 13 9 +4 11
9 Monaco 7 3 2 2 10 9 +1 11
10 Olympique Lyonnais 7 2 4 1 10 7 +3 10
11 Saint-Etienne 7 3 1 3 9 10 -1 10
12 Girondins de Bordeaux 7 2 3 2 7 5 +2 9
13 Brest 7 3 0 4 11 15 -4 9
14 Metz 7 2 2 3 7 7 +0 8
15 Nantes 7 2 2 3 9 10 -1 8
16 Nîmes 7 2 2 3 9 11 -2 8
17 Lorient 8 2 1 5 12 15 -3 7
18 Strasbourg 7 1 0 6 6 16 -10 3
19 Stade de Reims 7 0 2 5 6 13 -7 2
20 Dijon 8 0 2 6 4 18 -14 2

UPCOMING FIXTURES

October 25, 2020
Lens 12:00 Nantes
Montpellier Hérault SC 14:00 Stade de Reims
Girondins de Bordeaux 14:00 Nîmes
Metz 14:00 Saint-Etienne
Brest 14:00 Strasbourg
OGC Nice 16:00 LOSC Lille Métropole
Olympique Lyonnais 20:00 Monaco
October 30, 2020
Olympique de Marseille 20:00 Lens
October 31, 2020
Stade Rennais FC 16:00 Brest
Nantes 20:00 Paris Saint-Germain
November 1, 2020
Saint-Etienne 12:00 Montpellier Hérault SC
Stade de Reims 14:00 Strasbourg
Nîmes 14:00 Metz
Dijon 14:00 Lorient
Angers SCO 14:00 OGC Nice
Monaco 16:00 Girondins de Bordeaux
LOSC Lille Métropole 20:00 Olympique Lyonnais
November 6, 2020
Strasbourg 20:00 Olympique de Marseille
November 7, 2020
Girondins de Bordeaux 16:00 Montpellier Hérault SC
Paris Saint-Germain 20:00 Stade Rennais FC

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

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