France Ligue 1

France Ligue 1 2022/2023

France Ligue 1 History & Overview

France Ligue 1
France Ligue 1

France Ligue 1 or Ligue 1 Uber Eats as it is sponsored by them, is the top division professional football league in France.

France Ligue 1 consists of 20 teams that each play twice against each other from August till May.

The top three teams in France Ligue 1 qualify for the Champions League, the first two directly proceed to the Champions League group stage, whereas the third team enters the qualifying round.

Fourth place qualifies to UEFA Europa League and the fifth for UEFA Europa Conference League.

The last four teams are relegated to Ligue 2.

France Ligue 1 was founded in 1932 under the name ”National” when the National Council of the French Football federation voted in favor of adopting a professional football league in the country.

There were twenty clubs allowed to enter and entrants needed to have had positive game results in the past, enough revenue, and must be able to recruit at least eight professional players.

Clubs That Won France Ligue 1

TeamTitles wonRunner UpSeason Won
Paris Saint-Germain1091985–86, 1993–94, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2021–22
Saint-Étienne1031956–57, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1980–81
Marseille9121936–37, 1947–48, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 2009–10
Monaco871960–61, 1962–63, 1977–78, 1981–82, 1987–88, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2016–17
Nantes871964–65, 1965–66, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1982–83, 1994–95, 2000–01
Lyon752001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
Bordeaux691949–50, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1998–99, 2008–09
Reims631948–49, 1952–53, 1954–55, 1957–58, 1959–60, 1961–62
Lille461945–46, 1953–54, 2010–11, 2020–21
Nice431950–51, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1958–59
Sochaux231934–35, 1937–38
Sète21933–34, 1938–39
RC Paris121935–36
Olympique Lillois111932–33

France Ligue 1 Player Records

Most Appearances

RankPlayer NamePlaying PeriodClub(s)Total Appearances
1 Mickaël Landreau1997–2014Nantes, Paris Saint-Germain, Lille, Bastia618
2 Jean-Luc Ettori1975–1994Monaco602
3 Dominique Dropsy1971–1989Valenciennes, Strasbourg, Bordeaux596
4 Dominique Baratelli1967–1985Ajaccio, Nice, Paris Saint-Germain593
5 Alain Giresse1970–1988Bordeaux, Marseille586
6 Sylvain Kastendeuch1982–2001Metz, Saint-Étienne, Toulouse577
7 Patrick Battiston1973–1991Bordeaux, Metz, Saint-Étienne, Monaco558
8 Jacky Novi1964–1980Marseille, Nîmes, Paris Saint-Germain, Strasbourg545
9 Roger Marche1944–1962Reims, RC Paris542
10 Jean-Paul Bertrand-Demanes1969–1988Nantes532

Top Goal Scorers

RankPlayer NamePlaying PeriodClub(s)GoalsTotal GamesGoals/Game
1 Delio Onnis1972–1986Monaco, Reims, Tours, Toulon2994490.67
2 Bernard Lacombe1969–1987Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Bordeaux2554970.51
3 Hervé Revelli1965–1978Saint-Étienne, Nice2163890.56
4 Roger Courtois1932–1956Sochaux, Troyes2102880.73
5 Thadée Cisowski1947–1961Metz, RC Paris, Valenciennes2062860.72
6 Roger Piantoni1950–1966FC Nancy, Reims, Nice2033940.52
7 Joseph Ujlaki1947–1964Stade Français, Sète, Nîmes, Nice, RC Paris1904380.43
8 Fleury Di Nallo1960–1975Lyon, Red Star1874250.44
9 Carlos Bianchi1973–1980Reims, Paris Saint-Germain, Strasbourg1792200.81
 Gunnar Andersson1950–1960Marseille, Bordeaux1792340.76

Most Successful France Ligue Teams

Paris Saint-Germain Football Club

Or simply PSG, as everybody knows it, is one of the most successful professional football teams in France.


They were founded in 1970, as a result of a merger between Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain

The club enjoyed a successful run during the 1990s but suffered relegation battles in the 2000s to be revived again in the 2010’s by great financial support after Qatar Sports Investments took ownership of the club.

This deal made PSG the richest club in France and among the richest clubs in the world.

PSG is the most popular football club in France and they have supporters worldwide.

Paris Saint-Germain have a huge rivalry with Olympique de Marseille and matches between the two are considered ”Le Classique”


  • 10 France Ligue 1
  • 1 France Ligue 2
  • 14 Coupe de France
  • 9 Coupe de la Ligue
  • 11 Trophée des Champions
  • 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
  • 1 UEFA Intertoto Cup


AS Saint-Étienne
AS Saint-Étienne

Saint-Étienne was founded in 1933, their home ground is Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, which is based in Saint-Étienne in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

They are known as ”Les Verts” or the Greens. They have a rivalry with Olympique Lyonnais, the club from the nearby Lyon.

The beginnings of the club go back to 1919 when employees in a Saint-Étienne-based grocery store chain called Groupe Casino.

They adopted the color green because it was the primary color of Groupe Casino.

However, their period of dominance is long gone as the last time they won the France Ligue 1 was in 1981


  • 10 France Ligue 1
  • 3 Ligue 2
  • 6 Coupe de France
  • 1 Coupe de la Ligue
  • 5 Trophée des Champions
  • 2 Coupe Charles Drago
  • Coupe Charles Drago

Olympique de Marseille

Olympique de Marseille
Olympique de Marseille

Olympique de Marseille is based in Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The club was founded in 1899 and their home ground is Stade Stade Vélodrome which holds the capacity of 67,394 spectators.

In 1997, a Franco-Swiss businessman purchased the club, but following his death in 2009, his widow became the club’s majority shareholder. In 2016 an American businessman called Frank McCourt bought the club from her.

Originally, the club was founded in 1892 by a French Sports official named René Dufaure de Montmirail.

Rugby Union was more important to the club than football . It was until 1902, that football began to be played at Olympique de Marseille.


  • 9 France Ligue 1
  • 1 Ligue 2
  • 10 Coupe de France
  • 3 Coupe de la Ligue
  • 3 Trophée des Champions
  • 1 Coupe Charles Drago
  • 1 UEFA Champions League
  • 1 UEFA Intertoto Cup

AS Monaco

Based in Fontvieille, Monaco, which is not in France, AS Monaco, however, is part of the French Football Federation.

It was founded in 1918 and their home ground is Stade Louis II. Their training ground, however, is in La Turbie in France.

Despite the fact that they are not French, AS Monaco is considered one of the most successful clubs in France.

The club is known as Les Rouge et Blanc (The Red and Whites).


  • 8 France Ligue 1
  • 1 Ligue 2
  • 5 Coupe de France
  • 1 Coupe de la Ligue
  • 4 Trophée des Champions
  • 1 Coupe Charles Drago

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France Ligue 1 FAQ

How many France Ligue 1 titles has PSG won?

PSG have won a total of 10 France Ligue 1 titles, which is the same as Saint-Étienne, however, they are likely to break that record since Saint-Étienne is no longer considered a Ligue 1 title contender.

Why is France Ligue 1 called the farmers league?

Farmers league is a derogatory term that football fans use to describe a league that is not competitive. Most football fans consider France Ligue 1 not competitive as they see PSG’s dominance.

Is France Ligue 1 still in the top 5 leagues in Europe?

No, France Ligue 1 is no longer in the top 5, it was surpassed by the Portuguese league

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