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 34 24 6 4 76 31 78
2 Olympique de Marseille Marseille 34 19 8 7 56 33 65
3 Stade Rennais FC Rennes 34 18 5 11 75 36 59
4 AS Monaco FC Monaco 34 17 8 9 55 35 59
5 OGC Nice OGC Nice 34 17 7 10 43 29 57
6 RC Strasbourg Alsace Strasbourg 34 15 11 8 55 36 56
7 RC Lens Lens 34 15 9 10 53 42 54
8 Olympique Lyonnais Lyon 34 14 11 9 56 45 52
9 Lille OSC Lille 34 13 12 9 42 40 51
10 FC Nantes FC Nantes 34 14 8 12 48 41 50
11 Stade Brestois 29 Brest 34 12 9 13 43 48 45
12 Montpellier Montpellier 34 12 6 16 46 51 42
13 Stade de Reims Stade de Reims 34 9 13 12 36 37 40
14 Angers SCO Angers 34 8 11 15 38 51 35
15 FC Lorient FC Lorient 34 8 10 16 33 57 34
16 Espérance Sportive Troyes Aube Champagne Troyes AC 34 8 9 17 30 47 33
17 Clermont Foot 63 Clermont 34 8 9 17 35 63 33
18 AS Saint-Etienne Saint-Étienne 34 7 10 17 38 68 31
19 FC Girondins de Bordeaux Bordeaux 34 5 12 17 47 84 27
20 FC Metz FC Metz 34 4 12 18 29 60 24
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