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The 2010–11 Division 1 Féminine season was the 37th since its establishment. Lyon were the defending champions. The fixtures were announced in August 2010 and the season began on 5 September 2010 and ended early on 31 May 2011 in order to increase the fitness of national team players ahead of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. There were two promoted teams from the Division 2 Féminine, replacing the two teams that were relegated from Division 1 Féminine following the 2009–10 season. A total of 12 teams competed in the league with two clubs suffering relegation to the second division, the Division 2 Féminine.

Division 1 Féminine
Season2010–11
ChampionsLyon (9th title)
RelegatedLe Mans
Toulouse
La Roche-sur-Yon
Champions LeagueLyon
Paris Saint-Germain
Matches played126
Goals scored394 (3.13 per match)
Top goalscorerLaëtitia Tonazzi (20 goals)
Biggest home winLyon 13–0 Nord Allier (17 October 2010)
Biggest away winNord Allier 0–5 Lyon (15 December 2010)
Le Mans 0–5 Montpellier (6 February 2011)
Highest scoringLyon 13–0 Nord Allier (17 October 2010)
Longest winning run22 games
Lyon
(5 September – present)
Longest unbeaten run22 games
Lyon
(5 September – present)
Longest losing run6 games
La Roche-sur-Yon
(30 October – 23 January)

On 27 March 2011, Lyon successfully defended its title after defeating title rivals Montpellier 1–0 at the Stade Jules Rimet in Sussargues.[1] The title is the club's fifth consecutive in the Division 1 Féminine and its ninth overall dating back to its FC Lyon years. The win also places Lyon in the 2011–12 edition of the UEFA Women's Champions League. Lyon eventually finished the season unbeaten. The runner-up place, which qualified for the Champions League too, was decided on the final match day in a direct encounter between Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier. Paris ranked third before the match and had to win in order to overtake Montpellier, which they achieved with a 1–0 win courtesy of a goal in the 88th minute.[2] Paris will be making its debut in the UEFA Women's Champions League next season.

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TeamsEdit

Changes in 2009–10Edit

On 2 May 2010, both the women's section of football clubs Rodez and Le Mans won their respective group to achieve promotion to the Division 1 Féminine. Rodez earned promotion following a 1–1 draw with AS Muret, who were in second place. Le Mans earned promotion after defeating ES Blanquefort 2–1.[2]

Montigny-le-Bretonneux were the first club to suffer relegation to the second division faltering with two games remaining in league play. On the final day of the league season, Soyaux became the second and final club to fall following its 2–0 loss to Montpellier.

Teams promoted to Division 1 Féminine

Teams relegated to Division 2 Féminine

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Location Venue Capacity
Hénin-Beaumont Hénin-Beaumont Stade Octave Birembaut 3,000
Juvisy Viry-Châtillon Stade Georges Maquin 2,000
La Roche ESOF La Roche-sur-Yon Stade de Saint-André d'Ornay 1,800
Le Mans Le Mans Stade Annexe Léon-Bollée 4,000
Lyon Lyon Plaine des Jeux de Gerland 2,500
Montpellier Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone Stade Joseph Blanc 1,000
Nord Allier Yzeure Yzeure Stade de Bellevue 2,135
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Stade Georges Lefèvre 3,500
Rodez Rodez Stade de Vabre 400
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Stade Léon Nautin 1,000
Stade Briochin Saint-Brieuc Stade Fred Aubert 13,500
Toulouse Toulouse Stade de la Ramée 3,000

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager1 Captain1 Kit Manufacturer1 Shirt Sponsor1
Hénin-Beaumont   Philippe Piette   Gwendoline Rossi Adidas
Juvisy   Sandrine Mathivet   Sandrine Soubeyrand Errea
La Roche ESOF   Malika Bousseau   Coraline Roul
Le Mans   Xavier Aubert   Murielle Pannier Kappa LOUÉ
Lyon   Patrice Lair   Laura Georges Adidas BetClic
Montpellier   Sarah M'Barek   Hoda Lattaf Nike Groupe Nicollin
Nord Allier Yzeure   Johnny Kari   Faustine Roux Adidas
Paris Saint-Germain   Camille Vaz   Sabrina Delannoy Nike Emirates
Rodez   Franck Plenecassagne   Agathe Calvié Duarig
Saint-Étienne   Hervé Didier   Safia Bengueddoudj Adidas Fruité
Stade Briochin   Adolphe Ogouyon   Audrey Février Adidas
Toulouse   Matthieu Vrilliard   Virginie Dessalle Airness IDEC

1 Subject to change during the season.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Lyon   Farid Benstiti Mutual consent 16 June 2010[3] Off-season   Patrice Lair 18 June 2010[4] Off-season
Stade Briochin   Sonia Haziraj Resigned 15 July 2010 Off-season   Adolphe Ogouyon 29 July 2010 Off-season

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Lyon (C) 22 22 0 0 106 6 +100 88 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League: Round of 32
2 Paris Saint-Germain 22 17 1 4 43 16 +27 74
3 Montpellier 22 16 1 5 54 13 +41 71
4 Juvisy 22 15 3 4 62 30 +32 70
5 Saint-Étienne 22 11 1 10 25 27 −2 56
6 Hénin-Beaumont 22 8 2 12 19 37 −18 48
7 Rodez 22 6 5 11 19 29 −10 45
8 Stade Briochin 22 5 5 12 17 35 −18 42
9 Yzeure 22 4 5 13 26 57 −31 39
10 Le Mans (R) 22 4 5 13 17 51 −34 39 Relegation to 2011–12 Division 2 Féminine
11 Toulouse (R) 22 4 4 14 19 50 −31 38
12 La Roche-sur-Yon (R) 22 3 2 17 15 71 −56 33
Updated to match(es) played on 31 May 2011. Source: French Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away HEB JUV LRO MFC LYO MON YZE PSG ROD SET STB TOU
Hénin-Beaumont 1–2 4–1 2–1 0–1 0–3 0–2 0–4 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0
Juvisy 1–1 7–1 5–0 1–3 3–1 6–0 0–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 4–2
La Roche-sur-Yon 1–0 2–3 1–2 0–4 0–4 2–1 1–6 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–1
Le Mans 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–4 0–5 2–2 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–2 0–0
Lyon 7–0 7–1 10–0 9–0 1–0 13–0 3–0 1–0 8–0 3–0 6–0
Montpellier 4–0 1–0 6–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 5–0 5–1
Yzeure 0–3 3–3 2–2 3–0 0–5 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–3
Paris Saint-Germain 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–0
Rodez 2–0 2–4 2–0 0–0 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0
Saint-Étienne 3–0 1–3 4–0 0–0 0–6 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1
Stade Briochin 0–0 0–3 4–0 1–1 1–4 0–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–1
Toulouse 1–0 0–6 3–0 1–2 1–5 0–3 1–3 1–4 2–1 0–1 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 31 May 2011. Source: French Football Federation
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Tonazzi was the topscorer award.[5]

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Laëtitia Tonazzi Juvisy 20
2   Sandrine Brétigny Lyon 19
3   Eugénie Le Sommer Lyon 17
4   Marie-Laure Delie Montpellier 14
  Louisa Necib Lyon 14

AwardsEdit

Player of the YearEdit

For the second consecutive season, the French Football Federation awarded a trophy to the best player of the Division 1 Féminine. The award was based on a points-system with each manager of each club in the league voting for two players not on their team following each match day. Depending on their selection, the two players voted by each manager are given points of either three or one. During the season, the points were added up every week and, following the season, the player with the most points was awarded the honour. The previous winner of the award was Lyon midfielder Eugénie Le Sommer, who won the award while playing for Stade Briochin.[6] On 5 May 2011, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Élise Bussaglia was given the Division 1 Féminine Best Player award for her performances during the season. In the season, which is still ongoing, Bussaglia appeared in 20 matches, scored ten goals, and issued four assists.

Rank Name Position Team Points Matches Played Goals Assists
1   Élise Bussaglia MF Paris SG 40 20 10 4
2   Julie Morel MF Stade Briochin 31 20 3 1
3   Cynthia Gueheo-Djetou MF Nord Allier 29 20 6 2
4   Claire Guillard FW La Roche-sur-Yon 25 13 4 0
  Rose Lavaud FW Toulouse 25 20 2 0
6   Gaëtane Thiney MF Juvisy 24 20 11 3
  Kenza Dali MF Rodez 24 20 1 4
8   Claire Lavogez FW Hénin-Beaumont 22 16 3 0
9   Marie-Laure Delie FW Montpellier 21 20 12 4
10   Hoda Lattaf FW Montpellier 20 20 10 5

Last updated: 9 May 2011
Source: Best Player Standings

UNFP Women's Player of the YearEdit

The nominees for the UNFP Women's Player of the Year in the Division 1 Féminine. The winner was determined at the annual UNFP Awards, which was held on 22 May.[7] The winner is displayed in bold.

Player Nationality Club
Camille Abily   France Lyon
Élise Bussaglia   France Paris Saint-Germain
Shirley Cruz Traña   Costa Rica Lyon
Lara Dickenmann   Switzerland Lyon

Notable transfersEdit

The summer transfer window for the 2010–11 Division 1 Féminine includes a host of transfers by French internationals and youth internationals. On 30 June, midfielder Eugénie Le Sommer confirmed that she would be departing her club, Stade Briochin, to join the defending champions Lyon.[8] The following day, centre back Sabrina Viguier did the same joining Lyon on a fédéral contract.[9] On 9 July, fellow international defender Ophélie Meilleroux joined Montpellier from Nord Allier Yzeure.

During the same offseason, Paris Saint-Germain recruited three youth internationals to the club signing Léa Rubio and Charlotte Lozè from Montpellier and under-19 star Léa Le Garrec from relegated club Montigny-le-Bretonneux. Montpellier later nullified the departures of Rubio and Lozè by signing under-20 team captain Kelly Gadéa and under-20 team member Charlotte Bilbault.

On 5 July, Saint-Étienne confirmed that the club had signed Swiss international Muriel Bouakaz to a contract. Bouakaz had previously played with Zürich in the Nationalliga A.[10] On 9 July, Montpellier announced the addition of Japanese international Rumi Utsugi to the team. Utsugi joins the club from NTV Beleza.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Championnes!" (in French). Olympique Lyonnais. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Le Mans et Rodez promus en D1". FootoFeminin (in French). FootoFeminin. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Benstiti : la fin de l'aventure !". Le Progres (in French). Le Progres. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Patrice Lair succède à Benstiti". 20 Minutes (in French). 20 Minutes. 18 June 2010. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2010.
  5. ^ 2010/11 stats on statsfootofeminin.fr
  6. ^ "Le classement du Challenge de la Meilleure Joueuse" (in French). French Football Federation. 21 December 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  7. ^ "UNFP: Trophées UNFP du football Les nommés pour le 22 mai!". National Union of Professional Footballers (in French). 10 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Statut pro pour ces dames". Olympique Lyonnais. OLWeb.fr. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "L'OL féminin recrute Sabrina Viguier". Olympique Lyonnais. OLWeb.fr. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Muriel Bouakaz zu St. Etienne". 20 Minutes. 20 Minutes. 5 July 2010. Archived from the original on 7 July 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  11. ^ "2 nouvelles recrues pour l'équipe féminine". Montpellier HSC. MHSC Foot. 5 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-07-11. Retrieved 12 July 2010.

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