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Ligue 1

6 Aug 2021 - 21 May 2022

Follow all the Ligue 1 news, live action, previews, reviews and transfer updates.


Ligue 1 or the Ligue 1 Conforama is the top-flight of the French professional football league system. Regulated by the Ligue de Football Professionnel, 20 teams contest in the Ligue 1, subject to a system of promotion and relegation with the second division league of the French professional football system known as the Ligue 2.


The seasons start in August and end in May. There is a winter break before Christmas which lasts for 2 weeks before the league resumes in the second week of January.


Ligue 1 was started on the 11th of September 1932 and its original name was National.

AS Saint Etienne is the most successful team in the Ligue 1 with 10 league titles to their name. AS Monaco are the current champions after winning their 8th Ligue 1 title in the 2016-17 season.


Leading Ligue 1 winners

Ligue 1 Rivalries


Olympique de Marseille vs Paris Saint-Germain


Paris Saint-Germain FC v Marseille Olympic OM - French Cup


Widely considered to be the ‘French Clasico’, this rivalry between the most populated cities in France did not have much to do with football at first. But the scene changed towards the turn of the millennium but it has somewhat grown colder now that PSG’s financial abilities have grown considerably over the last decade.


Olympique Lyonnais vs Olympique de Marseille


Olympique de Marseille v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Europa League Final


The ‘El Clasico’ of the French league. The rivalry is more about competitiveness than bad blood. Both the teams have been responsible for setting the standards in the French league and have dominated the league in the past.


Olympique de Marseille vs AS Saint-Etienne


AS Saint-Etienne v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: Second Leg


The two most successful teams in the French league, Marseille and Saint-Etienne dominated French football in the 60s and 70s. The teams have had contrasting fortunes since then but the rivalry remains fierce.


FC Nantes vs AS Saint-Etienne


Nantes v Man U


Two famous academies known for producing the best players in the country are at the heart of this rivalry. One is ‘Les Verts’ that represented the working class of Saint-Etienne (an industrial city) famous for their high-octane game and ‘Les Canaris’ of Nantes which valued technical abilities over raw athleticism.


Present day scenario


Paris Saint-Germain were unstoppable in the Ligue 1 last season. Owing to their immense financial strength which other clubs can’t dream to rival, PSG have been able to rope in some of the best players in the world right now and become a club that is even considered to be Champions League favourites by several fans and pundits alike.


Paris Saint-Germain v Stade Rennais FC - 2019 Trophée des Champions


PSG won their 8th Ligue 1 Title with 91 points in 38 games last season.


Paris Saint-Germain and LOSC Lille have qualified for the Champions League Group stage, Lyon will be involved in the Champions League Play offs and St. Etienne have qualified for the Europa League group stage. Caen and Guingamp have been relegated from Ligue 1.

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PSG draw up list of 4 players to replace Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe - Reports

PSG draw up list of 4 players to replace Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe - Reports

PSG Transfer News Roundup: Lionel Messi's time at Parc des Princes labelled a failure; DJ Snake reveals why Kylian Mbappe should stay in Paris, and more - 16 May 2022
PSG Transfer News Roundup: Lionel Messi's time at Parc des Princes labelled a failure; DJ Snake reveals why Kylian Mbappe should stay in Paris, and more - 16 May 2022

PSG Transfer News Roundup: Lionel Messi's time at Parc des Princes labelled a failure; DJ Snake reveals why Kylian Mbappe should stay in Paris, and more - 16 May 2022

“Is this a joke?” – Fans enraged as French football news platform lists PSG superstar Lionel Messi in poll to decide ‘flop of the season’ from Ligue 1
“Is this a joke?” – Fans enraged as French football news platform lists PSG superstar Lionel Messi in poll to decide ‘flop of the season’ from Ligue 1

“Is this a joke?” – Fans enraged as French football news platform lists PSG superstar Lionel Messi in poll to decide ‘flop of the season’ from Ligue 1

"Will certainly break its historic record for sponsorship revenue" - PSG marketing director explains Lionel Messi's impact on club's finances
"Will certainly break its historic record for sponsorship revenue" - PSG marketing director explains Lionel Messi's impact on club's finances

"Will certainly break its historic record for sponsorship revenue" - PSG marketing director explains Lionel Messi's impact on club's finances

PSG star 'boycotted' Montpellier clash due to his refusal to wear kit featuring rainbow flag in support of LGBTQ+ community: Reports
PSG star 'boycotted' Montpellier clash due to his refusal to wear kit featuring rainbow flag in support of LGBTQ+ community: Reports

PSG star 'boycotted' Montpellier clash due to his refusal to wear kit featuring rainbow flag in support of LGBTQ+ community: Reports

"Honestly" - Adil Rami gives his opinion on PSG star Kylian Mbappe's future amidst Real Madrid rumours
"Honestly" - Adil Rami gives his opinion on PSG star Kylian Mbappe's future amidst Real Madrid rumours

"Honestly" - Adil Rami gives his opinion on PSG star Kylian Mbappe's future amidst Real Madrid rumours

"The objectives are so big" - PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino claims Ligue 1 title isn't enough for the club
"The objectives are so big" - PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino claims Ligue 1 title isn't enough for the club

"The objectives are so big" - PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino claims Ligue 1 title isn't enough for the club

PSG Transfer News Roundup: Lionel Messi tipped to get better next season; Parisians identify Mauricio Pochettino replacement, and more - 15 May 2022
PSG Transfer News Roundup: Lionel Messi tipped to get better next season; Parisians identify Mauricio Pochettino replacement, and more - 15 May 2022

PSG Transfer News Roundup: Lionel Messi tipped to get better next season; Parisians identify Mauricio Pochettino replacement, and more - 15 May 2022

Lionel Messi does not want PSG to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as Kylian Mbappe's replacement: Reports
Lionel Messi does not want PSG to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as Kylian Mbappe's replacement: Reports

Lionel Messi does not want PSG to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as Kylian Mbappe's replacement: Reports

Zinedine Zidane among PSG's 5-man shortlist to replace Mauricio Pochettino: Reports
Zinedine Zidane among PSG's 5-man shortlist to replace Mauricio Pochettino: Reports

Zinedine Zidane among PSG's 5-man shortlist to replace Mauricio Pochettino: Reports

PSG star's 'greedy' wage demands could scupper potential transfer this summer - Reports
PSG star's 'greedy' wage demands could scupper potential transfer this summer - Reports

PSG star's 'greedy' wage demands could scupper potential transfer this summer - Reports

"He's started very well!" - Ronaldinho makes bold claim on Lionel Messi's PSG career so far
"He's started very well!" - Ronaldinho makes bold claim on Lionel Messi's PSG career so far

"He's started very well!" - Ronaldinho makes bold claim on Lionel Messi's PSG career so far

"Sometimes there are explanations, other times not" - Pochettino explains why Lionel Messi has blown hot and cold for PSG this season 
"Sometimes there are explanations, other times not" - Pochettino explains why Lionel Messi has blown hot and cold for PSG this season 

"Sometimes there are explanations, other times not" - Pochettino explains why Lionel Messi has blown hot and cold for PSG this season 

PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe breaks 19-year Thierry Henry record in 4-0 Montpellier win
PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe breaks 19-year Thierry Henry record in 4-0 Montpellier win

PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe breaks 19-year Thierry Henry record in 4-0 Montpellier win

PSG Transfer News Roundup: Ronaldinho criticises Parisians fans for Lionel Messi treatment; club identify Atletico Madrid forward as Kylian Mbappe replacement, and more - 14 May 2022
PSG Transfer News Roundup: Ronaldinho criticises Parisians fans for Lionel Messi treatment; club identify Atletico Madrid forward as Kylian Mbappe replacement, and more - 14 May 2022

PSG Transfer News Roundup: Ronaldinho criticises Parisians fans for Lionel Messi treatment; club identify Atletico Madrid forward as Kylian Mbappe replacement, and more - 14 May 2022

“When you’re successful in life even your enemy turns to a biggest fan” – Fans react to image of Ramos ‘taking good care’ of Lionel Messi after PSG goal
“When you’re successful in life even your enemy turns to a biggest fan” – Fans react to image of Ramos ‘taking good care’ of Lionel Messi after PSG goal

“When you’re successful in life even your enemy turns to a biggest fan” – Fans react to image of Ramos ‘taking good care’ of Lionel Messi after PSG goal

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Twitter erupts as Lionel Messi brace guides PSG to 4-0 win over Montpellier
Twitter erupts as Lionel Messi brace guides PSG to 4-0 win over Montpellier

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“Is this the sign of what’s coming next season?” – Fans thrilled after Lionel Messi scores twice in opening 20 minutes as PSG cruise to 3-0 lead over Montpellier at half-time
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