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 2022/2023

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