Ligue 1

Sport Soccer
Country France France
Founded 1932
Teams 20
Teams promoted / relegated 3
Website www.lfp.fr

Ligue 1 is the top division of French and Monegasque football and is an all-professional league and has been so since 1932 (except for the 1943-1944 season).

Format

Twenty clubs make up the French Ligue 1. These clubs play each other on home-and-away basis. The winner of the league is the team that garners the maximum points in the league. The bottom two teams are automatically relegated to the Ligue 2 while the 18th place team move into a play-off with the winner of the second division play-offs.

Ligue 1 is considered as one of the strongest domestic leagues in Europe although in the last few years the monopoly on the title of big-spending Paris Saint Germain have been stark, yet Lille triumphed in 2020-21.

Most Titles

Saint-Etienne 10 - Olympique Marseille 9 - Paris Saint Germain 9 - Monaco 8 - Nantes 8

Standings table 2021/2022

Rank Team G W D L GF GA Pts
1 Paris Saint-Germain FC Paris SG 12 10 1 1 26 11 31
2 OGC Nice OGC Nice 12 7 3 2 23 9 23
3 Olympique de Marseille Marseille 12 6 4 2 20 12 22
4 RC Lens Lens 12 6 3 3 21 14 21
5 Stade Rennais FC Rennes 12 5 4 3 18 11 19
6 Olympique Lyonnais Lyon 12 5 4 3 20 17 19
7 RC Strasbourg Alsace Strasbourg 12 5 2 5 22 16 17
8 Angers SCO Angers 12 4 5 3 18 15 17
9 FC Nantes FC Nantes 12 5 2 5 16 14 17
10 AS Monaco FC Monaco 12 5 2 5 17 16 17
11 Montpellier Montpellier 12 4 4 4 20 19 16
12 Lille OSC Lille 12 4 3 5 15 18 15
13 FC Lorient FC Lorient 12 3 6 3 12 18 15
14 Espérance Sportive Troyes Aube Champagne Troyes AC 12 3 4 5 13 17 13
15 Clermont Foot 63 Clermont 12 3 4 5 14 23 13
16 FC Girondins de Bordeaux Bordeaux 12 2 6 4 16 24 12
17 Stade de Reims Stade de Reims 12 2 5 5 14 17 11
18 Stade Brestois 29 Stade Brestois 29 12 1 6 5 14 20 9
19 FC Metz FC Metz 12 1 4 7 13 27 7
20 AS Saint-Etienne Saint-Étienne 12 0 6 6 12 26 6
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