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Ligue 1

It is the highest football competition in France. Its first edition was in 1932/33, at that time it was still called National and from the following year it was called Division 1. It has only been called Ligue 1 since 2002. Football in France did not exist at a professional level until 1930. It was only then that efforts were made to create a professional football league. Georges Bayrou, Emmanuel Gambardella and Gabriel Hanot were responsible for this.

It is currently the fifth highest ranked professional football league according to the UEFA coefficient. It is preceded by the Spanish league (Primera División), the English league (Premier League), the German league (Bundesliga) and the Italian league (Serie A).

Clubs in Ligue 1

There are 20 clubs in France's top football competition. The two most successful teams are Olympique de Marseille and AS Saint-Étienne, which have 10 titles each. Eight time champions are AS Monaco FC, FC Nantes a Paris Saint-Germain FC. The last club, PSG, has dominated the league in recent years.

Competition format

The season is played from spring to autumn and all league clubs play each other in 38 matches on a one-on-one basis on home and away grounds. The teams that finish in the top two places go directly into the Champions League group stage. The third-placed team advances to the 4th preliminary round. The team in 4th place then heads to the Europa League.

The other two places in the Europa League go to the winners of the two French cup competitions, the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue. Should either of these cups be won by a team in 1st to 4th place that has already qualified for the European competitions, then the 5th and 6th teams respectively can qualify for the Europa League.

The teams finishing in the last three places will be relegated to the second highest competition, Ligue 2. The top three teams in Ligue 2 will replace them in the top competition for the following season.

Recent matches Ligue 1

Date Round Home Away Halftime Result
21.04.2024 30 Paris Saint-Germain FC Olympique Lyonnais 4 : 1 4 : 1
21.04.2024 30 Paris Saint-Germain FC Olympique Lyonnais 4 : 1 4 : 1
21.04.2024 30 Toulouse FC Olympique de Marseille 1 : 1 2 : 2
21.04.2024 30 Stade Brestois 29 AS Monaco FC 0 : 1 0 : 2
21.04.2024 30 Lille LOSC RC Strasbourg Alsace 1 : 0 1 : 0
21.04.2024 30 Stade de Reims Montpellier HSC 0 : 1 1 : 2
21.04.2024 30 Le Havre AC FC Metz 0 : 0 0 : 1
21.04.2024 30 OGC Nice FC Lorient 0 : 0 0 : 0
21.04.2024 30 RC Lens Clermont Foot 0 : 0 0 : 0
21.04.2024 30 FC Nantes Stade Rennais FC 0 : 0 0 : 0
20.04.2024 30 RC Lens Clermont Foot 1 : 0 1 : 0
20.04.2024 30 FC Nantes Stade Rennais FC 0 : 0 0 : 3
20.04.2024 30 FC Nantes Stade Rennais FC 0 : 0 0 : 3
19.04.2024 30 OGC Nice FC Lorient 1 : 0 3 : 0
14.04.2024 29 Olympique Lyonnais Stade Brestois 29 1 : 0 4 : 3
14.04.2024 29 Clermont Foot Montpellier HSC 1 : 0 1 : 1
14.04.2024 29 Le Havre AC FC Nantes 0 : 0 0 : 1
14.04.2024 29 FC Lorient Paris Saint-Germain FC 0 : 0 0 : 0
14.04.2024 29 RC Strasbourg Alsace Stade de Reims 0 : 0 0 : 0
14.04.2024 29 Stade Rennais FC Toulouse FC 0 : 0 0 : 0
14.04.2024 29 Olympique de Marseille OGC Nice 0 : 0 0 : 0
14.04.2024 29 FC Metz RC Lens 0 : 0 0 : 0
14.04.2024 29 AS Monaco FC Lille LOSC 0 : 0 0 : 0
13.04.2024 29 Stade Rennais FC Toulouse FC 1 : 2 1 : 2
13.04.2024 29 RC Strasbourg Alsace Stade de Reims 1 : 1 3 : 1
12.04.2024 29 FC Metz RC Lens 2 : 1 2 : 1
07.04.2024 28 FC Nantes Olympique Lyonnais 1 : 0 1 : 3
07.04.2024 28 AS Monaco FC Stade Rennais FC 1 : 0 1 : 0
07.04.2024 28 Toulouse FC RC Strasbourg Alsace 0 : 0 0 : 0
07.04.2024 28 Stade de Reims OGC Nice 0 : 0 0 : 0
07.04.2024 28 Montpellier HSC FC Lorient 0 : 0 2 : 0
07.04.2024 28 Stade Brestois 29 FC Metz 3 : 1 4 : 3
07.04.2024 28 Paris Saint-Germain FC Clermont Foot 0 : 0 0 : 0
07.04.2024 28 Lille LOSC Olympique de Marseille 0 : 0 0 : 0
07.04.2024 28 RC Lens Le Havre AC 0 : 0 0 : 0
06.04.2024 28 Paris Saint-Germain FC Clermont Foot 0 : 1 1 : 1
06.04.2024 28 RC Lens Le Havre AC 0 : 0 1 : 1
05.04.2024 28 Lille LOSC Olympique de Marseille 0 : 0 3 : 1
31.03.2024 27 Olympique de Marseille Paris Saint-Germain FC 0 : 0 0 : 2
31.03.2024 27 RC Strasbourg Alsace Stade Rennais FC 0 : 0 2 : 0
31.03.2024 27 OGC Nice FC Nantes 0 : 1 1 : 2
31.03.2024 27 Clermont Foot Toulouse FC 0 : 1 0 : 3
31.03.2024 27 Le Havre AC Montpellier HSC 0 : 0 0 : 2
31.03.2024 27 FC Lorient Stade Brestois 29 0 : 0 0 : 1
31.03.2024 27 Lille LOSC RC Lens 0 : 0 0 : 0
31.03.2024 27 Olympique Lyonnais Stade de Reims 0 : 0 0 : 0
31.03.2024 27 FC Metz AS Monaco FC 0 : 0 0 : 0
30.03.2024 27 Olympique Lyonnais Stade de Reims 0 : 0 1 : 1
30.03.2024 27 FC Metz AS Monaco FC 0 : 3 2 : 5
29.03.2024 27 Lille LOSC RC Lens 1 : 0 2 : 1

Table of Ligue 1

Team Wins Draws Losses Goals Goals conceded Points
Stade Rennais FC 4 2 0 14 7 14
RC Lens 4 1 1 10 6 13
Lille OSC 3 2 0 8 2 11
Montpellier HSC 3 1 2 12 8 10
OGC Nice 3 1 2 7 8 10
Stade Brestois 29 3 0 2 8 9 9
Angers SCO 3 0 1 6 6 9
Paris Saint-Germain FC 3 0 2 6 2 9
Nîmes Olympique 2 2 1 8 5 8
AS Saint-Étienne 2 1 2 6 7 7
AS Monaco FC 2 1 2 8 8 7
FC Metz 2 1 2 6 5 7
Olympique Lyon 1 4 1 7 5 7
FC Girondins de Bordeaux 1 3 1 4 2 6
Olympique de Marseille 1 3 1 4 5 6
FC Lorient 1 1 3 9 11 4
RC Strasbourg Alsace 1 0 5 4 13 3
Stade de Reims 0 2 3 5 9 2
FC Nantes 0 2 3 4 8 2
Dijon FCO 0 1 5 3 13 1

Upcoming matches Ligue 1

Date Match 1 10 0 02 2
21.04:2024 21:00 Paris SG - Lyon 1.49 1.15 5 2.72 6.11
21.04:2024 19:00 Toulouse - Marseille 2.55 1.44 3.35 1.56 2.97
21.04:2024 17:05 Brest - Monaco 2.63 1.51 3.62 1.54 2.71