2009–10 Ligue 1
The 2009–10 Ligue 1 season was the 72nd since its establishment. Bordeaux were the defending champions. The fixtures were announced on 5 June 2009, and play commenced on 8 August and ended on 15 May 2010. There were three promoted teams from Ligue 2, replacing the three teams that were relegated from Ligue 1 following the 2008–09 season. A total of 20 teams competed in the league with three clubs suffering relegation to the second division, Ligue 2. All clubs that secured Ligue 1 status for this season were subject to approval by the DNCG before becoming eligible to participate. In addition, German sportswear company Puma became the official provider of match balls for the season after agreeing to a long term partnership with the Ligue de Football Professionnel.
9th Ligue 1 title
10th French title
|Champions League||Marseille (Group stage) |
Lyon (Group stage)
Auxerre (Playoff round)
|Europa League||Lille (Playoff round) |
Paris Saint-Germain (Playoff round)
Montpellier (Third qualifying round)
|Goals scored||916 (2.41 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Mamadou Niang (18)|
|Biggest home win||Lorient 5–0 Boulogne (7 November 2009)|
Grenoble 5–0 Auxerre (6 February 2010)
|Biggest away win||Grenoble 0–4 Rennes (19 September 2009)|
Monaco 0–4 Lille (13 December 2009)
Nancy 0–4 Lille (23 December 2009)
Sochaux 0–4 Lyon (21 February 2010)
|Highest scoring||Lyon 5–5 Marseille (8 November 2009)|
|Longest winning run||7 games |
(26 September – 21 November)
(28 November – 16 January)
(21 March – 25 April)
|Longest unbeaten run||15 games |
(7 February – 5 May)
|Longest losing run||11 games |
(8 August – 31 October)
|Highest attendance||55,920  |
Marseille 0-0 Bordeaux
(30 August 2009)
|Average attendance||20,089 |
The season began on 8 August 2009 under a new format with 16 clubs beginning play simultaneously followed by 4 clubs competing the following day. Under the new format, the showcase match of the opening week will contest the winners of the league the previous season and the winners of the second division the previous season. In the match this year, defending champions Bordeaux defeating second division champions Lens 4–1 at the Stade Chaban-Delmas.
On 5 May 2010, Marseille defeated Rennes 3–1 to claim their 9th Ligue 1 title and their first since the 1991–92 season. Because of their Coupe de la Ligue title, Marseille claimed the league and league cup double. It is the second straight season a club has won the league and league cup double with Bordeaux achieving it last season.
Promotion and relegationEdit
Teams promoted from 2008–09 Ligue 2
Teams relegated to 2009–10 Ligue 2
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Marseille (C)||38||23||9||6||69||36||+33||78||2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|3||Auxerre||38||20||11||7||42||29||+13||71||2010–11 UEFA Champions League Play-off round|
|4||Lille||38||21||7||10||72||40||+32||70||2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round[a]|
|5||Montpellier||38||20||9||9||50||40||+10||69||2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round[b]|
|13||Paris Saint-Germain||38||12||11||15||50||46||+4||47||2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round[a]|
|18||Le Mans (R)||38||8||8||22||36||59||−23||32||Relegation to 2010–11 Ligue 2|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Coupe de France winners Paris Saint-Germain qualify for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round of 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.
- Coupe de la Ligue winners Marseille finished as champions, fulfilling a finish of at least 4th place, thus their Europa League Third qualifying round berth will go to the 5th placed team in the league.
|Home \ Away||AUX||BOR||BOU||GRE||MFC||RCL||LIL||LOR||OL||OM||ASM||MHS||NAL||NIC||PSG||REN||STE||SOC||TFC||VAL|
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
|2009–10 Ligue 1 Winners|
Mamadou Niang won the Trophée du Meilleur Buteur.
|3||Mevlüt Erdinç||Turkey||Paris SG||15|
|Average after 380 games:||2.41|
Last updated: 21 May 2010
Source: Règlement du classement des buteurs
Lucho González won the Trophée du Meilleur Passeur.
|3||Miralem Pjanić||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Lyon||9|
|4||Fahid Ben Khalfallah||Tunisia||Valenciennes||8|
|Average after 359 games:||1.43|
Last updated: 7 May 2010
Source: Règlement du classement des passeurs
UNFP Player of the MonthEdit
|February||Hatem Ben Arfa||Marseille|
The nominees for the Player of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Manager of the Year and Goal of the Year in Ligue 1. The winner was determine at the annual UNFP Awards, which was held on 9 May. The winners are displayed in bold.
Player of the YearEdit
Young Player of the YearEdit
Goalkeeper of the YearEdit
Manager of the YearEdit
Goal of the YearEdit
|Ismaël Bangoura||Guinea||Rennes||8 August 2009 v. Boulogne|
|Michel Bastos||Brazil||Lyon||29 August 2009 v. Nancy|
|Mamadou Niang||Senegal||Marseille||19 September 2009 v. Montpellier|
|Matt Moussilou||Republic of the Congo||Boulogne||13 March 2010 v. Nancy|
|Yohan Cabaye||France||Lille||18 April 2010 v. Monaco|
Team of the YearEdit
As of 11 April 2010
- First goal of the season: Mamadou Niang for Marseille against Grenoble, 1 minute and 34 seconds. (8 August 2009).
- Fastest goal in a match: 1 minute – Roland Lamah for Le Mans against Montpellier. (10 April 2010).
- Goal scored at the latest point in a match: 90+4 minutes and 27 seconds – Sloan Privat for Sochaux against Lens (7 November 2009)
- First own goal of the season: Olivier Monterrubio (Lorient) for Lille, 64 minutes and 38 seconds (9 August 2009)
- First penalty kick of the season: 58 minutes and 44 seconds – Mathieu Coutadeur (scored) for Le Mans against Lyon (8 August 2009).
- First hat-trick of the season: Michel Bastos (Lyon) against Sochaux (21 February 2010).
- Widest winning margin: 5 goals
- Most goals in one match: 10 goals – Lyon 5–5 Marseille (8 November 2009).
- Most goals in one half: 6 goals
- First yellow card of the season: Sidney Govou for Lyon against Le Mans, 9 minutes and 24 seconds (8 August 2009)
- First red card of the season: Cyril Jeunechamp for Montpellier against Paris Saint-Germain, 32 minutes and 11 seconds (8 August 2009)
- Card given at latest point in a game: Nicolas Penneteau (red) at 90+3 minutes and 44 seconds for Valenciennes against Nancy (8 August 2009)
- Most yellow cards in a single match: 9
- Most red cards in a single match: 3
- Longest second half injury time: 5 minutes and 56 seconds – Lens against Lille (20 September 2009).
- On 9 August 2009, Bordeaux established a record for most consecutive league wins with 12 surpassing Lille who won 11 consecutive matches in 1949, winning their last four games of the 1948–49 season and their first seven in the 1949–50 season. Bordeaux's streak began during the 2008–09 season on 14 March 2009 following a 2–1 victory over Nice. The club broke the record on the opening match day of this season defeating Lens 4–1. The record lasted for 14 matches before coming to an end on 30 August following the club's 0–0 draw with Marseille.
- On 31 October 2009, Grenoble set a record for most consecutive losses in French football following the club's eleven straight league defeat, an 0–2 loss to Lille. The previous record of ten straight defeats, held by Sète, had been intact since 1947. The losing streak came to an end the following week, on 7 November, following the club's 0–0 draw with Monaco.
|Auxerre||Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps||24,493||11,306|
|Boulogne||Stade de la Libération||15,004||11,945|
|Grenoble||Stade des Alpes||20,000||14,130|
|Le Mans||Stade Léon-Bollée||17,500||9,014|
|Lille||Stadium Lille Métropole||21,803||14,543|
|Lorient||Stade du Moustoir||16,669||11,291|
|Monaco||Stade Louis II||18,500||8,191|
|Montpellier||Stade de la Mosson||32,900||17,407|
|Nancy||Stade Marcel Picot||20,087||16,294|
|Nice||Stade du Ray||17,415||8,567|
|PSG||Parc des Princes||48,712||33,022|
|Rennes||Stade de la Route de Lorient||31,127||22,876|
|Sochaux||Stade Auguste Bonal||20,025||12,628|
|Auxerre||Alain Dujon||Jean Fernandez||2006–|
|Bordeaux||Jean-Louis Triaud||Laurent Blanc||2007–|
|Boulogne||Jacques Wattez||Laurent Guyot||2009–|
|Grenoble||Kazutoshi Watanabe||Mehmed Baždarević||2007–|
|Le Mans||Henri Legarda||Arnaud Cormier||2009–|
|Lens||Gervais Martel||Jean-Guy Wallemme||2008–|
|Lille OSC||Michel Seydoux||Rudi Garcia||2008–|
|Lorient||Loïc Fery||Christian Gourcuff||2003–|
|Lyon||Jean-Michel Aulas||Claude Puel||2008–|
|Marseille||Jean-Claude Dassier||Didier Deschamps||2009–|
|Monaco||Etienne Franzi||Guy Lacombe||2009–|
|Montpellier||Louis Nicollin||René Girard||2009–|
|Nancy||Jacques Rousselot||Pablo Correa||2002–|
|Nice||Maurice Cohen||Eric Roy||2010–|
|Paris Saint-Germain||Sébastien Bazin||Antoine Kombouaré||2009–|
|Rennes||Frédéric de Saint-Sernin||Frédéric Antonetti||2009–|
|Saint-Étienne||Bernard Caiazzo||Alain Perrin||2008–|
|Sochaux||Jean-Claude Plessis||Francis Gillot||2008–|
|Toulouse||Olivier Sadran||Alain Casanova||2007–|
|Valenciennes||Francis Decourrière||Philippe Montanier||2009–|
|Team||Kit maker||Main Sponsor||Notes|
|Auxerre||Airness||Nasùba Express||No changes have yet been reported.|
|Bordeaux||Puma||Kia||New home, away, and Champions League shirt. Bordeaux's home shirt will remain traditional blue and will retain the v-design, which will be white and emblazoned along top half of the chest and shoulders. Away shirt will be white and will be an updated version of last year's away shirt. Champions League kit is all red with white vertical stripes that began near the chest area, so the shirt can retain its v-design.|
|Boulogne||Uhlsport||Boostyle||No changes have yet been reported.|
|Grenoble||Nike, Inc.||Flash Kado||No changes have yet been reported.|
|Le Mans||Kappa||LOUÉ(home), Le Gaulois(away)||No changes have yet been reported.|
|Lens||Reebok||Invicta||Lens leaves Nike for Reebok. New home and away kit. Home kit goes away from the original polka dot design and reverts to an all red shirt with Lens' secondary color yellow emblazoned around the shoulders, waists, and arms. Away shirt is all sky blue and is based on the home shirt with black replacing the yellow emblazonment.|
|Lille||Canterbury of New Zealand||Groupe Partouche||New home kit. Home shirt is all red with horizontal, darker red, thin stripe details. The shirt will have three white ovals on each side as a Canterbury design.|
|Lorient||Duarig||La trinitaine||New home, away, third, and fourth kits. Shirts will revert from last year's left to right sash. Home kit is prominently orange with a black and white design running along the shoulders. Away kit it is all white with the black and white design again running along the shoulders. The third shirt is black with the design running along the shoulders being orange and white. Fourth kit is brown at the top of the shirt, but slowly converts to a sky blue style color. The sky blue begins along the shoulders and run all the way down the shirt.|
|Lyon||Umbro||Bet Clic||Accor ends its partnership with Lyon. New sponsor Bet Clic comes on, effective January 2010, however Lyon have decided to contest this ruling in order for them to display their sponsor for the first part of the season, as well. New home, away, and Champions League kits. The home shirt has a white base color, with the horizontal red and blue stripe in the middle, reverting from the club's red and blue vertical stripe that has been used in previous years. The logo of Umbro appears on the top-right of the shirt in blue. The away shirt features a black and red design. The top part of the shirt is black and it fades horizontally in the middle into red. The shirt has a partly red collar, and also has red details on the black sleeves. The European kit is midnight blue with a horizontal red and blue locating in the middle of the shirt.|
Bet Clic (only European kit)
|New home and away kit. Home kit to have a more original design being white with sky blue vertical pinstripes, as well as a sky blue collar. Home shirt to also debut club's new crest. Away kit to include shades of light blue and dark blue reflecting the colors of both the club and the city. Both shirts to include the updated logo of sponsor Direct Energie.|
|Monaco||Puma||Fedcom||Updated home kit. Brand new away kit and alternate kit. Away kit to be red with red shorts and socks. Alternate kit is all white with white shorts and socks.|
|Montpellier||Nike||Groupe Nicollin||No changes have yet been reported.|
|Nancy||Baliston||Odalys Vacances||Updated home kit. Brand new away kit. Away kit from last year becomes third kit. Other than a few minor alterations, home kit remains the same. New away kit is all red and based on home kit.|
|Nice||Lotto||Takara||No changes have yet been reported.|
|PSG||Nike||Emirates||New home and away kit. Home kit to be all navy blue with red vertical stripes and a red collar. Away kit to be all white with red shorts.|
|Rennes||Puma||Samsic||Brand new alternate away kit, which was unveiled on final day of 2008–09 season. Shirt is all black with red collar and black shorts, which will be complimented with black socks.|
|Sochaux||Lotto||Mobil 1||New home kit and away kit. Home kit will be all yellow with thin black vertical stripes. Away kit will be white with a black and yellow vertical stripe running down the middle of the shirt.|
|Saint-Étienne||adidas||Fruité||Updated home kit and brand new away kit. Third kit will be carried over from last season. Home kit was green with white shorts and green socks. Away shirt is white with a lime green sash going from left to right along the shirt, akin to Argentine club River Plate.|
|Toulouse||Airness||IDEC||Updated home kit and brand away kit. Away kit is predominantly gray with purple stripes engraved along the shoulders and sides of the shirt.|
|Valenciennes||Nike||Toyota (home), SITA–Suez(away)||No changes have yet been reported.|
During summer breakEdit
|Olympique Marseille||Eric Gerets||Resigned||12 May 2009||Off-season||Didier Deschamps||1 July 2009||N/A|
|Paris Saint-Germain||Paul Le Guen||Contract Expiration||30 June 2009||Off-season||Antoine Kombouaré||1 July 2009||N/A|
|Nice||Frédéric Antonetti||Contract Expiration||30 June 2009||Off-season||Didier Ollé-Nicolle||1 July 2009||N/A|
|Monaco||Ricardo Gomes||Contract Expiration||30 June 2009||Off-season||Guy Lacombe||1 July 2009||N/A|
|Valenciennes||Antoine Kombouaré||Moved to Paris Saint-Germain||30 June 2009||Off-season||Philippe Montanier||1 July 2009||N/A|
|Rennes||Guy Lacombe||Move to Monaco||30 June 2009||Off-season||Frédéric Antonetti||1 July 2009||N/A|
|Le Mans||Arnaud Cormier||Mutual consent||30 June 2009||Off-season||Paulo Duarte||1 July 2009||N/A|
|Boulogne||Philippe Montanier||Moved to Valenciennes||30 June 2009||Off-season||Laurent Guyot||1 July 2009||N/A|
|Montpellier||Rolland Courbis||Mutual consent||30 June 2009||Off-season||René Girard||1 July 2009||N/A|
|Le Mans||Paulo Duarte||Sacked||10 December 2009||19th||Arnaud Cormier||10 December 2009||19th|
|Saint-Étienne||Alain Perrin||Sacked||15 December 2009||18th||Christophe Galtier||15 December 2009||18th|
|Nice||Didier Ollé-Nicolle||Sacked||9 March 2010||17th||Éric Roy||9 March 2010||17th|
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