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.

Most Titles

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

Standings table 2020/2021

Rank Team G W D L GF GA Pts
1 Paris Saint-Germain FC Paris SG 30 20 3 7 67 21 63
2 Lille OSC Lille 30 18 9 3 50 19 63
3 Olympique Lyonnais Lyon 30 17 9 4 59 30 60
4 AS Monaco FC Monaco 30 18 5 7 60 38 59
5 RC Lens Lens 30 13 9 8 46 42 48
6 Olympique de Marseille Marseille 30 12 9 9 38 36 45
7 Stade Rennais FC Rennes 30 12 8 10 37 33 44
8 Montpellier Montpellier 30 12 8 10 48 49 44
9 FC Metz FC Metz 30 11 9 10 36 32 42
10 Angers SCO Angers 30 11 7 12 33 43 40
11 OGC Nice OGC Nice 30 11 6 13 39 41 39
12 Stade de Reims Stade de Reims 30 9 11 10 36 36 38
13 FC Girondins de Bordeaux Bordeaux 30 10 6 14 32 38 36
14 Stade Brestois 29 Stade Brestois 29 30 10 5 15 43 53 35
15 RC Strasbourg Alsace Strasbourg 30 9 6 15 37 44 33
16 AS Saint-Etienne Saint-Étienne 30 8 9 13 30 46 33
17 FC Lorient FC Lorient 30 7 8 15 36 54 29
18 Nîmes Olympique Nimes 30 8 5 17 30 56 29
19 FC Nantes FC Nantes 30 5 13 12 31 46 28
20 Dijon FCO Dijon 30 2 9 19 20 51 15
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