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The French Ligue 1 and the history of the French Football Championship dates back to 1932, under the name of the National Division. A name that remained for 40 years until it was renamed the D1 (for Division 1) in 1972. The modern-day league which has been built on the history of D1 has become a world leader in domestic football is called "Ligue 1". Due to advertising rights, the official name is the Ligue 1 Conforama. A name that is agreed through to 2019/20/ season. The France Ligue 1 is made up of 20 clubs that are spread out across France, with one club AS Monaco being the only non-French club in the league. Each season runs from summer through to spring of the following year. 38 matches are then organized, with the champion team of in this league being the club that finishes the season at the top of the leader board. There is no promotion from Ligue 1, but the top three teams qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Fourth place qualifies for the Europa League. Two further Europa League places are determined by domestic cup competitions, the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue. In contrast, relegation to the second division applies to teams occupying the last two places at the end of the season. They are then replaced by the first two teams of the lower level. The team winning the jump in league 2 also faces the third in the final ranking of the championship of France, thus avoiding the triple direct relegation.

Participating teams

  • AS Monaco
    Stade Louis II, Monaco
  • AS Saint-Étienne
    Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
  • Angers SCO
    Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
  • Clermont Foot
    Stade Gabriel Montpied, Clermont-Ferrand
  • ES Troyes AC
    Stade de l’Aube, Troyes
  • FC Lorient
    Stade du Moustoir, Lorient
  • FC Metz
    Stade Saint-Symphorien, Metz
  • FC Nantes
    Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
  • Girondins Bordeaux
    Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
  • Lille OSC
    Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
  • Montpellier HSC
    Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
  • OGC Nice
    Allianz Riviera, Nice
  • Olympique Lyonnais
    Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
  • Olympique Marseille
    Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
  • Paris Saint Germain
    Parc des Princes, Paris
  • R.C. Lens
    Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
  • Racing Strasbourg
    Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg
  • Stade Brestois
    Stade Francis-Le Blé, Brest
  • Stade Reims
    Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims
  • Stade Rennes
    Roazhon Park, Rennes


1Paris Saint Germain LogoParis Saint Germain81524
2R.C. Lens LogoR.C. Lens8415
3Olympique Marseille LogoOlympique Marseille7614
4OGC Nice LogoOGC Nice71213
5Angers SCO LogoAngers SCO8413
6FC Lorient LogoFC Lorient8113
7Olympique Lyonnais LogoOlympique Lyonnais8112
8AS Monaco LogoAS Monaco8011
9Lille OSC LogoLille OSC8-311
10FC Nantes LogoFC Nantes8110
11Stade Reims LogoStade Reims8110
12Racing Strasbourg LogoRacing Strasbourg8-110
13Stade Rennes LogoStade Rennes819
14Montpellier HSC LogoMontpellier HSC809
15Clermont Foot LogoClermont Foot8-89
16Girondins Bordeaux LogoGirondins Bordeaux8-67
17ES Troyes AC LogoES Troyes AC8-46
18FC Metz LogoFC Metz8-76
19Stade Brestois LogoStade Brestois8-74
20AS Saint-Étienne LogoAS Saint-Étienne8-103