Ligue 1 Teams
Since the 2023/2024 season the Ligue 1 will count 18 teams instead of 20. Therefore, four clubs had to relegate in 2022/2023, while only two teams promoted to Ligue 1.
Paris Saint Germain was mentioned as one of the favourites earlier. The club from the capital was founded in 1970. In 2011 Qatar Sports Investments invested in PSG. Soon after the investment PSG seen as one of the biggest clubs worldwide and is one of the favourites for the Champions League title every season however, they haven’t been able to win the trophy yet. The club plays its home matches in Parc des Princes with a capacity of 47,929.
Olympique Marseille was founded in 1899, and it is still (2-3-2022) the only club in France to have ever won the Champions League. They won it in 1993, which was the first edition of the Champions League. Stade Vélodrome is the home ground of Olympique Marseille with a capacity of 67,000.
OGC Nice was founded in 1904 and plays in the Allianz Riviera. The stadium has a capacity of 35,624. The stadium was built for the European Championship of 2016. The club has won the league 1 four times.
Stade Rennais, also known as Stade Rennes was founded in 1901. Roazhon Park is where the home matches are being played. The stadium has a capacity of 29,778. One of their main talents is Jérémy Doku.
RC Strasbourg plays in the Stade de la Meinau with a capacity of 26,109. The club was founded in 1906. The first match of the club was against FC Germania. Strasbourg lost with a score of 7-0. The interesting part is that the club gave up at half time. Two weeks after this both teams played each other again. The full time result was only 2-0 in favor of Germania.
Racing Club Lens was founded in 1906. Stade Bollaert-Delelis is the home ground which has a capacity of 38,223. Seko Fofana and Jonathan Clauss are two of the more popular players of the club.
LOSC Lille was founded in 1944. Their home ground is the Stade Pierre Mauroy with a capacity of 50,186. Which was opened in 2012. Hatem Ben Arfa and Burak Yilmaz are playing at this LOSC. A great talented striker plays for Lille as well, his name is Jonathan David.
AS Monaco FC is a club that is actually not from France. It was founded in 1919 and became professional in 1948. The home matches are being played in Stade Luis II with a capacity of 18,500. A very exciting talent plays at AS Monaco, being Aurélien Tchouaméni. Cesc Fàbregas is playing at the club as well.
Le Havre AC was founded in 1872 and plays its matches in Stade Océane, which has a capacity of 25,178. The club promoted in 2023/2024 and is the oldest football club in France.
FC Nantes was founded in 1943. Stade de la Beaujoire, which has a capacity of 37,473, is the home ground of the club.
Olympique Lyon was founded in 1899. Since 2016 the home ground is Parc Olympique Lyonnais with a capacity of 59,186. Before, the club played the home matches in Stade Gerland. Moussa Dembélé, Lucas Paquetá and Jérôme Boateng play for the club. A very interesting talent playing for the club is Rayan Cherki.
Montpellier HSC was founded in 1919. The home ground is the Stade de la Mosson with a capacity of 32,939.
Stade Brestois, also known as Brest, was founded in 1950. The home ground is Stade Francis-Le Blé with a capacity of 16,000.
Stade de Reims, also known as Reims, was founded in 1911. The home matches are being played in the Stade-Auguste-Delaune which has a capacity of 21,127.
Clermont Foot is founded in 1911. The home ground of the club is Stade Gabriel Montpied which has a capacity of 11,980.
FC Lorient-Bretagne Sud in short Lorient, was founded in 1926.In 1998/1999 the club was playing in the Ligue 1 for the first time, but they relegated straight away. Stade du Moustoir is the home ground of Lorient. The stadium has a capacity of 18,110.
Toulouse FC was established in 1970. They play their home games at the Stadium de Toulouse, which is located in the city. Les Pitchouns have won the Ligue 2 title three times. Toulouse has competed in European competition five times, most recently in 2007, when they qualified for the first time for the UEFA Champions League.
AC Ajaccio was established in 1910. Ajaccio play its home games at the Stade François Coty and compete in the Corsica derby against neighbouring Corsican club Bastia (Derby Corse).
Troyes AC was founded when Union Sportive Troyenne and AS Savinienne fussed in 1931. Since 2000 the club is called ES Troyes AC. The club plays its home matches in Stade de l’Aube which has a capacity of 20,400.
Angers SCO is short for Angers Sporting Club de l’Ouest and was founded in 1919. Stade Raymond-Kopa is the home ground of the club. The stadium has a capacity of 18,752.
AJ Auxerre was established in 1905. Auxerre plays its home games at the Stade l’Abbé-Deschamps, which is located on the banks of the Yonne River. The team has only won the Ligue 1 title once, in 1995-96. Auxerre had won its first major honour two years before, the Coupe de France, in 1994. Since then, the club has gained three more Coupe de France trophies, tying it for seventh place among clubs that have won the tournament.
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