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The 2008–09 Ligue 1 season was the 71st since its establishment. Bordeaux became champions for the sixth time on the last weekend of the season. The fixtures were announced on 23 May 2008.[1] The season began on 9 August 2008 and ended on 30 May 2009. A total of 20 teams contested the league, consisting of 17 who competed the previous season and three that were promoted from France's second division Ligue 2.

Ligue 1
Season2008–09
ChampionsBordeaux
6th Ligue 1 title
6th French title
RelegatedCaen
Nantes
Le Havre
Champions LeagueBordeaux (group stage)
Marseille (group stage)
Lyon (playoff round)
Europa LeagueToulouse (playoff round)
Lille (third qualifying round)
Matches played380
Goals scored858 (2.26 per match)
Top goalscorerFrance André-Pierre Gignac (24)
Biggest home winMarseille 4–0 Auxerre (17 August 2008)
Bordeaux 4–0 Le Havre (28 October 2008)
Bordeaux 4–0 Paris Saint-Germain (11 January 2009)
Marseille 4–0 Rennes (30 May 2009)
Biggest away winNantes 1–4 Le Mans (30 August 2008)
Saint-Étienne 1–4 Lorient (29 October 2008)
Nantes 1–4 Paris Saint-Germain (7 February 2009)
Highest scoringRennes 4–4 Marseille (9 August 2008)
(8 goals)
Highest attendance78,056, Lille 2–0 Lyon (7 March 2009)
Lowest attendance6,294, AS Monaco 3–0 Le Mans (23 November 2008)
Average attendance20,913

Bordeaux consecutively won their last 11 league games of the season and clinched the title on 30 May 2009 after the 1–0 victory against Caen. This was Bordeaux's sixth title and their first since the 1998–99 season. Bordeaux's title victory ended a historic run for Lyon, who had won seven consecutive titles beginning with the 2001–02 season. Le Havre, Nantes and Caen were relegated to Ligue 2. Both Le Havre and Nantes were promoted from Ligue 2 last season. Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and Lille all secured European football for the 2009–10 season through their league position.

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Promotion and relegationEdit

RC Lens, RC Strasbourg and FC Metz were relegated to the 2008–09 Ligue 2 after finishing in the bottom three spots of the table at the end of the 2007–08 season. Lens were relegated to the Ligue 2 after 17 seasons of continuous membership in the top football league of France, while Strasbourg and Metz made their immediate return to the second level.

The three relegated teams were replaced by three 2007–08 Ligue 2 sides. Champions Le Havre, who terminated their second-level status after five years, runners-up FC Nantes, who returned to the top flight after one season in second level and Grenoble Foot 38 returned to highest French league for first time after 35 years.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bordeaux (C) 38 24 8 6 64 34 +30 80 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Marseille 38 22 11 5 67 35 +32 77
3 Lyon 38 20 11 7 52 29 +23 71 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
4 Toulouse 38 16 16 6 45 27 +18 64 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
5 Lille 38 17 13 8 51 39 +12 64 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
6 Paris Saint-Germain 38 19 7 12 49 38 +11 64
7 Rennes 38 15 16 7 42 34 +8 61
8 Auxerre 38 16 7 15 35 35 0 55
9 Nice 38 13 11 14 40 41 −1 50
10 Lorient 38 10 15 13 47 47 0 45
11 Monaco 38 11 12 15 41 45 −4 45
12 Valenciennes 38 10 14 14 35 42 −7 44
13 Grenoble 38 10 14 14 24 37 −13 44
14 Sochaux 38 10 12 16 40 48 −8 42
15 Nancy 38 10 12 16 38 47 −9 42
16 Le Mans 38 10 10 18 43 54 −11 40
17 Saint-Étienne 38 11 7 20 40 56 −16 40
18 Caen (R) 38 8 13 17 42 49 −7 37 Relegation to 2009–10 Ligue 2
19 Nantes (R) 38 9 10 19 33 54 −21 37
20 Le Havre (R) 38 7 5 26 30 67 −37 26
Source: Ligue 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
France's third UEFA Europa League spot went to Ligue 2 side Guingamp, winners of Coupe de France 2008–09.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AUX BOR CAE GRE LHA MFC LIL LOR OL OM ASM NAL NAN NIC PSG REN STE SOC TFC VAL
Auxerre 0–2 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0
Bordeaux 2–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–1
Caen 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–1
Grenoble 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–3 0–2 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–0
Le Havre 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 2–3 2–3 0–2 1–0 1–3 1–0 2–4 2–1 0–1 2–1
Le Mans 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–0
Lille 3–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–0[a] 1–2 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 1–0
Lorient 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–1
Lyon 0–2 2–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–0
Marseille 4–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–0 0–3 2–0 2–1 2–4 4–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 0–0
Monaco 0–1 3–4 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–1
Nancy 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0
Nantes 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0
Nice 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0
Paris Saint-Germain 1–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 3–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–3 0–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–2
Rennes 2–0 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 3–0 4–4 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
Saint-Étienne 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–4 0–1 0–3 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 2–1 2–2 4–0
Sochaux 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–1
Toulouse 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–2 4–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–0
Valenciennes 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–1
Source: Ligue 1
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was played at Stade de France.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Source: Ligue 1 ‹See Tfd›(in French)

André-Pierre Gignac won the Trophée du Meilleur Buteur.

Position Player Nationality Club Goals
1 André-Pierre Gignac   France Toulouse 24
2 Karim Benzema   France Lyon 17
- Guillaume Hoarau   France PSG 17
4 Michel Bastos   Brazil Lille 14
- Ireneusz Jeleń   Poland Auxerre 14
- Steve Savidan   France Caen 13
7 Fernando Cavenaghi   Argentina Bordeaux 13
- Marouane Chamakh   Morocco Bordeaux 13
- Mamadou Niang   Senegal Marseille 13
10 Yoann Gourcuff   France Bordeaux 12
11 Mevlüt Erdinç   Turkey Sochaux 11
- Kevin Gameiro   France Lorient 11
- Youssouf Hadji   Morocco Nancy 11
- Loïc Rémy   France Nice 11
15 Amadou Alassane   Mauritania Le Havre 10
- Bafétimbi Gomis   France Saint-Étienne 10
- Thorstein Helstad   Norway Le Mans 10
18 5 players 9
22 3 players 8
27 9 players 7
36 11 players 6
47 9 players 5
56 23 players 4
79 24 players 3
102 53 players 2
156 90 players 1
Total: 858
Average after 380 games: 2.26

Assist leadersEdit

Source: Ligue 1

Michel Bastos won the Trophée du Meilleur Passeur.

Position Player Nationality Club Assists
1 Michel Bastos   Brazil Lille 9
2 Kevin Gameiro   France Lorient 8
- Yoann Gourcuff   France Bordeaux 8
- Wendel   Brazil Bordeaux 8
5 6 players 7
9 9 players 6
19 7 players 5
24 15 players 4
38 25 players 3
60 42 players 2
103 98 players 1
Total: 481
Average after 380 games: 1.27

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

UNFP Player of the MonthEdit

Month Player Club
August[2]   Steve Mandanda Marseille
September[3]   André-Pierre Gignac Toulouse
October[4]   Guillaume Hoarau Paris Saint-Germain
November[5]   Olivier Echouafni Nice
December[6]   Stéphane Sessègnon Paris Saint-Germain
January[7]   Péguy Luyindula Paris Saint-Germain
February[8]   Guillaume Hoarau Paris Saint-Germain
March[9]   André-Pierre Gignac Toulouse
April[10]   Yoann Gourcuff Bordeaux

Annual awardsEdit

Here are shown the nominees for Ligue 1 annual awards.[11] The winners, displayed in bold, were determined at the annual UNFP Awards on 24 May 2009.[12]

Player of the YearEdit

Player Nationality Club
Michel Bastos   Brazil Lille
André-Pierre Gignac   France Toulouse
Yoann Gourcuff   France Bordeaux
Stéphane Sessègnon   Benin PSG

Young Player of the YearEdit

Player Nationality Club
Étienne Capoue   France Toulouse
Eden Hazard   Belgium Lille
Loïc Rémy   France Nice
Moussa Sissoko   France Toulouse

Keeper of the YearEdit

Player Nationality Club
Cédric Carrasso   France Toulouse
Hugo Lloris   France Lyon
Nicolas Douchez   France Rennes
Steve Mandanda   France Marseille

Manager of the YearEdit

Player Nationality Club
Frédéric Antonetti   France Nice
Laurent Blanc   France Bordeaux
Eric Gerets   Belgium Marseille
Paul Le Guen   France PSG

Team of the YearEdit

GK   Hugo Lloris Lyon
RB   Rod Fanni Rennes
CB   Hilton Marseille
CB   Souleymane Diawara Bordeaux
LB   Taye Taiwo Marseille
RM   Benoît Cheyrou Marseille
CM   Yoann Gourcuff Bordeaux
CM   Stéphane Sessègnon Paris Saint-Germain
LM   Michel Bastos Lille
ST   Guillaume Hoarau Paris Saint-Germain
ST   André-Pierre Gignac Toulouse

ManagersEdit

Club Manager
Auxerre   Jean Fernandez
Bordeaux   Laurent Blanc
Caen   Franck Dumas
Grenoble   Mehmed Baždarević
Le Havre   Jean-Marc Nobilo, replaced in December 2008 by   Frédéric Hantz
Le Mans   Yves Bertucci, replaced in February 2009 by   Daniel Jeandupeux, replaced in May 2009 by   Arnaud Cormier
Lille   Rudi Garcia
Lorient   Christian Gourcuff
Lyon   Claude Puel
Marseille   Eric Gerets
AS Monaco   Ricardo Gomes
Nancy   Pablo Correa
Nantes   Michel Der Zakarian, replaced in September 2008 by   Elie Baup
Nice   Frédéric Antonetti
Paris Saint-Germain   Paul Le Guen
Rennes   Guy Lacombe
Saint-Étienne   Laurent Roussey, replaced in November 2008 by   Alain Perrin
Sochaux   Francis Gillot
Toulouse   Alain Casanova
Valenciennes   Antoine Kombouaré

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Stadium Capacity
Marseille Stade Vélodrome 60,031
PSG Parc des Princes 48,712
Lyon Stade de Gerland 43,051
Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 38,285
Toulouse Stadium Municipal 35,672
Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard 35,616
Bordeaux Stade Chaban-Delmas 34,327
Rennes Stade de la Route de Lorient 31,127
Auxerre Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps 24,493
Lille Stadium Lille-Metropole 21,803
Caen Stade Michel d'Ornano 21,500
Nancy Stade Marcel Picot 20,087
Sochaux Stade Auguste Bonal 20,025
Grenoble Stade des Alpes 20,000
AS Monaco Stade Louis II 18,500
Le Mans Stade Léon-Bollée 17,500
Nice Stade du Ray 17,415
Lorient Stade du Moustoir 16,669
Valenciennes Stade Nungesser 16,547
Le Havre Stade Jules Deschaseaux 16,454

KitsEdit

Team Kit maker Main Sponsor Notes
Auxerre Airness Prest Oil No changes were reported.
Bordeaux Puma Kia The Puma/Kia provider/sponsor partnership remained. Updated home, away, and new alternate kit were used as an away kit for Champions League matches. Home kit was updated with its traditional dark blue colour. The away shirt was white. The alternate Champions League kit was striped black and pink combining the design of logos of the home shirt with the v-design of the away shirt. The v-design remained prominent on all kits.[13][14]
Caen Nike GDE Recyclage GDE Recyclage remained on as primary sponsor and new sponsor Campagne de France came on as secondary sponsor. New home kit, away kit, and alternate kit. Their home shirt was blue and red with a classic blue collar. Their away shirt was light-blue and the third shirt was primarily yellow with black sleeves.[15]
Grenoble Nike Index New home and away kits. Their home shirt was blue and white striped with new Index sponsor, with blue shorts. Black away shirt with silver style badge and sponsors, with black shorts. Alternative kit was an orange shirt with white shorts.[16]
Le Havre Airness TBA New kit provider Airness came on. New home kit consisting of sky blue/marine blue two-stripe lining.[17] New away kit consisted of a fluorescent shirt with black shorts and black socks.
Le Mans Kappa Le Gaulois No changes were reported.
Lille Canterbury of New Zealand Groupe Partouche No changes were reported.
Lorient Erreà Biscuits La trinitaine Both the home and away kits were updated. The away kit was the same design, it was white with a black diagonal stripe from the left shoulder to the right hip. There was a small orange stripe just below with the legendary La trinitaine Biscuits sponsorship on the front.[18]
Lyon Umbro Novotel New home, away, and Champions League kit was presented on 30 June. New home kit was original white with the red and blue vertical strip, along with single blue stripes along the shoulders. New away kit was all blue with single black stripes along the shoulders and the new Champions League away kit was electric yellow with the red and blue vertical stripe, along with single red and blue stripes on the shoulders.[19][20]
Marseille adidas Neuf Neuf stayed as sponsors and new sponsor Direct Energie came on. New home, away, and alternate kit. New home kit featured new sponsor Direct Energie and also featured the city of Marseille's coat of arms.[21] New sky blue and black away kit had a trendy design with a cut and polo style collar deriving from a printed jacquard.[22]
AS Monaco Puma Fedcom Updated home kit and a brand new away kit. New away kit was all sky blue.[23]
Nancy Baliston Odalys Vacances No changes were reported.
Nantes Kappa Profil+ New sponsor Profil+ and new kit provider Kappa came on. Synergy stayed as sponsors. New home shirt had Nantes' traditional colours of yellow, with a green collar and green piping around the bottom of the shirt and the ends of the sleeves. New away kit bore resemblance to Werder Bremen's alternate kit of the previous year.[24]
Nice Lotto Takara New primary sponsor Takara came on. Secondary sponsors included on kits as well. Updated home kit with thinner black stripes with black shorts and black socks. New away kit with white shirt, white shorts, and white socks. The shirt was white with a red and black stripe going across the chest.[25]
PSG Nike Emirates Emirates stayed as sponsors. Updated home kit. New away kit, which was bronze, and a new European kit, which was all gray. The red stripe on both the away kit and the European kit was horizontal instead of its usual vertical placement.[26][27]
Rennes Puma Samsic New away kit. Along with a black collar, the white away shirt had black lining on the sides going all the way up to the underarms.[28]
Saint-Étienne adidas Konica Minolta New home and away kit. Home kit was green with white shorts and green socks with lime entrenched in the shirt. Away shirt was black with lime scaling the top starting from the left shoulder all the way to the right arm. The shorts were lime and the socks were black.[29]
Sochaux Lotto Mobil 1 New home kit, which retained the traditional colours of Sochaux, but for the first time had a vertical stripe on it.[30] New away kit was sky blue with a yellow collar.[31]
Toulouse Airness IDEC Toulouse left Lotto for Airness after 8 years with the Italian brand. New home, away, and alternate kit. New home kit had a purple shirt with white stripes, white shorts, and purple socks. Away kit was all black with pink linings on the shirt. Alternate kit was all white with purple linings on the shirt.[32]
Valenciennes Diadora Toyota Toyota stayed as sponsors and new sponsor SITA came on. Brand new red home kit, new white away kit, and new blue alternate kit. Valenciennes revived their scapular tradition. This was the first time they have worn the scapular since the final of the French Cup in 1951.[33]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Calendrier Ligue 1 Archived 25 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  2. ^ Résultat du trophée du mois d'août 2008![permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ Résultat du trophée du mois de septembre 2008![permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  4. ^ Résultat du trophée du mois d'octobre 2008![permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  5. ^ Résultat du trophée du mois de novembre 2008![permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ Résultat du trophée du mois de décembre 2008![permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  7. ^ Résultat du trophée du mois de janvier 2009![permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  8. ^ Résultat du trophée du mois de février 2009![permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  9. ^ Résultat du trophée du mois de mars 2009![permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  10. ^ Résultat du trophée du mois d'avril 2009![permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  11. ^ Les nommés pour les Trophées Archived 14 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  12. ^ Le palmarès 2009 complet Archived 28 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  13. ^ Nouveaux maillots 2008/09 Archived 5 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  14. ^ Bordeaux's New Puma Kits
  15. ^ New Caen Shirts
  16. ^ Les nouveaux maillots présentés[permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  17. ^ "Le Havre 2008–09 Home Airness football shirt". Archived from the original on 29 June 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2008.
  18. ^ New FC Lorient Home and Away shirts
  19. ^ Lancement des maillots 2008/2009 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  20. ^ Les nouveaux maillots 2008/09, enfin dévoilés ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  21. ^ "Olympique Marseille 08/09 adidas Home kit maillot". Archived from the original on 30 June 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2008.
  22. ^ "Olympique de Marseille Away 2008–2009 Adidas kit". Archived from the original on 11 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2008.
  23. ^ New Monaco Home & Away Shirts
  24. ^ Profil+, nouveau sponsor du FC Nantes Archived 7 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  25. ^ "OGC Nice 08/09 Home and Away lotto Football Kits". Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  26. ^ PSG Maillots 2008/2009 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  27. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain 08/09 away Nike football shirt". Archived from the original on 1 July 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2008.
  28. ^ Rennes Boutique Archived 16 July 2012 at Archive.today ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  29. ^ "Saint-Etienne 08/09 Home and Away Adidas kits". Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
  30. ^ "Sochaux 2008–2009 home Lotto football kit". Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  31. ^ Sochaux Away Shirt
  32. ^ Les maillots 2008–2009 ! Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  33. ^ "Valenciennes 2008–09 Diadora Kits". Archived from the original on 12 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2008.

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