TEAM PROFILES

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

RECENT RESULTS

November 26, 2021
Lens 2 - 2 Angers
November 21, 2021
Clermont 1 - 2 OGC Nice
ESTAC 0 - 1 Saint-Etienne
Strasbourg 1 - 1 Stade de Reims
Metz 3 - 3 Girondins de Bordeaux
Angers 1 - 0 Lorient
Brest 4 - 0 Lens
November 20, 2021
Stade Rennais FC 2 - 0 Montpellier Hérault SC
Paris Saint-Germain 3 - 1 Nantes
November 19, 2021
Monaco 2 - 2 LOSC Lille Métropole
November 7, 2021
Stade Rennais FC 4 - 1 Lyon
OGC Nice 0 - 1 Montpellier Hérault SC
Lorient 1 - 2 Brest
Saint-Etienne 3 - 2 Clermont
Stade de Reims 0 - 0 Monaco
Nantes 2 - 2 Strasbourg
Marseille 0 - 0 Metz
November 6, 2021
Girondins de Bordeaux 2 - 3 Paris Saint-Germain
LOSC Lille Métropole 1 - 1 Angers
November 5, 2021
Lens 4 - 0 ESTAC

CURRENT TABLE

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Paris Saint-Germain 14 12 1 1 32 14 +18 37
2 OGC Nice 14 8 3 3 25 11 +14 26
3 Stade Rennais FC 14 7 4 3 24 12 +12 25
4 Lens 15 7 4 4 27 20 +7 25
5 Marseille 13 6 5 2 20 12 +8 23
6 Angers 15 5 7 3 22 18 +4 22
7 Strasbourg 14 5 4 5 25 19 +6 19
8 Monaco 14 5 4 5 19 18 +1 19
9 Montpellier Hérault SC 14 5 4 5 21 21 +0 19
10 Lyon 13 5 4 4 21 21 +0 19
11 Nantes 14 5 3 6 19 19 +0 18
12 LOSC Lille Métropole 14 4 5 5 18 21 -3 17
13 Brest 14 3 6 5 20 21 -1 15
14 Lorient 14 3 6 5 13 21 -8 15
15 Stade de Reims 14 2 7 5 15 18 -3 13
16 Girondins de Bordeaux 14 2 7 5 21 30 -9 13
17 ESTAC 14 3 4 7 13 22 -9 13
18 Clermont 14 3 4 7 17 28 -11 13
19 Saint-Etienne 14 2 6 6 16 28 -12 12
20 Metz 14 1 6 7 16 30 -14 9

UPCOMING FIXTURES

November 21, 2021
Lyon 19:45 Marseille
November 27, 2021
LOSC Lille Métropole 16:00 Nantes
OGC Nice 20:00 Metz
November 28, 2021
Saint-Etienne 12:00 Paris Saint-Germain
Girondins de Bordeaux 14:00 Brest
Lorient 14:00 Stade Rennais FC
Monaco 14:00 Strasbourg
Stade de Reims 14:00 Clermont
Montpellier Hérault SC 16:00 Lyon
Marseille 19:45 ESTAC
December 1, 2021
Angers 18:00 Monaco
Brest 18:00 Saint-Etienne
Metz 18:00 Montpellier Hérault SC
Strasbourg 18:00 Girondins de Bordeaux
ESTAC 18:00 Lorient
Paris Saint-Germain 20:00 OGC Nice
Stade Rennais FC 20:00 LOSC Lille Métropole
Lyon 20:00 Stade de Reims
Nantes 20:00 Marseille
Clermont 20:00 Lens

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 dominance. Having only taken two titles before 2012, the Parisians have since won 7 of the last 9 editions of the competition by massively outspending everybody else.

It was Christophe Galtier’s Lille that won the title last year, however, staying strong through a tough run-in to hold off a late challenge from PSG. The capital club did take the Coupe De France with victory over a resurgent Monaco, but anything less than a double is never enough for the club hierarchy.

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, Lille 2 Sete, Sochaux 1 Montpellier, Lens, Auxerre, Strasbourg, Roubaix Tourcoing, RCF Paris, Olympique Lillois

Coupe De France Winners
14 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

WHO’S COMING UP?

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Toulouse 16 9 6 1 36 14 +22 33
2 Ajaccio 16 9 4 3 18 8 +10 31
3 Auxerre 16 8 5 3 26 18 +8 29
4 Sochaux 16 8 4 4 15 12 +3 28
5 Paris FC 16 8 3 5 19 15 +4 27
6 Le Havre 16 6 8 2 15 9 +6 26
7 Pau 16 7 3 6 17 16 +1 24
8 Rodez 16 6 4 6 18 16 +2 22
9 Niort 16 6 3 7 16 18 -2 21
10 Grenoble Foot 38 16 6 3 7 15 19 -4 21
11 Nîmes 16 5 5 6 19 20 -1 20
12 Dijon 16 6 1 9 17 22 -5 19
13 Valenciennes 16 5 4 7 13 22 -9 19
14 Bastia 16 4 6 6 14 16 -2 18
15 Guingamp 16 4 6 6 18 22 -4 18
16 Caen 16 4 5 7 16 17 -1 17
17 Quevilly Rouen 16 4 5 7 14 21 -7 17
18 Dunkerque 16 4 4 8 14 19 -5 16
19 Amiens SC 16 2 9 5 15 17 -2 15
20 Nancy 16 2 6 8 12 26 -14 12

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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