Ligue 1 | France - an overview

The France 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
  • Amiens SC
    Stade de la Licorne, Amiens
  • Angers SCO
    Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
  • Dijon FCO
    Stade Gaston Gérard, Dijon
  • FC Metz
    Stade Saint-Symphorien
  • FC Nantes
    Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
  • Girondins Bordeaux
    Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
  • Lille OSC
    Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
  • Montpellier HSC
    Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
  • Nîmes Olympique
    Stade des Costières, Nîmes
  • OGC Nice
    Allianz Riviera, Nice
  • Olympique Lyonnais
    Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
  • Olympique Marseille
    Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
  • Paris Saint Germain
    Parc des Princes, Paris
  • Racing Strasbourg
    Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg
  • Stade Brestois
    Stade Francis-Le Blé
  • Stade Reims
    Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims
  • Stade Rennes
    Roazhon Park, Rennes
  • Toulouse FC
    Stadium Municipal, Toulouse


1Paris Saint Germain Logo Paris Saint Germain275168
2Olympique Marseille Logo Olympique Marseille281256
3Stade Rennes Logo Stade Rennes281450
4Lille OSC Logo Lille OSC28849
5Stade Reims Logo Stade Reims28541
6OGC Nice Logo OGC Nice28341
7Olympique Lyonnais Logo Olympique Lyonnais281540
8Montpellier HSC Logo Montpellier HSC28140
9AS Monaco Logo AS Monaco28040
10Angers SCO Logo Angers SCO28-539
11Racing Strasbourg Logo Racing Strasbourg27038
12Girondins Bordeaux Logo Girondins Bordeaux28637
13FC Nantes Logo FC Nantes28-337
14Stade Brestois Logo Stade Brestois28-334
15FC Metz Logo FC Metz28-834
16Dijon FCO Logo Dijon FCO28-1030
17AS Saint-Étienne Logo AS Saint-Étienne28-1630
18Nîmes Olympique Logo Nîmes Olympique28-1527
19Amiens SC Logo Amiens SC28-1923
20Toulouse FC Logo Toulouse FC28-3613

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