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2010–11 Olympique Lyonnais season

The 2010–11 season is French football club Olympique Lyonnais's 52nd season in Ligue 1 and their 22nd consecutive season in the top division of French football. The season is the club's second straight season overall where it has not won any silverware. Due to the club's second-place finish the previous season, Lyon will compete in the UEFA Champions League for the 11th-straight season.[1]

Lyon
2010–11 season
ChairmanJean-Michel Aulas
ManagerClaude Puel
GroundStade de Gerland
Ligue 13rd
Champions LeagueRound of 16
Coupe de la LigueRound of 16
Coupe de FranceRound of 32
Top goalscorerLeague:
Lisandro López (17)

All:
Lisandro López (19)
Highest home attendance39,548 (25 September vs Marseille, Ligue 1)
Lowest home attendance26,587 (27 October vs Paris SG, Coupe de la Ligue)

NewsEdit

On 8 June 2010, Lyon reached a three-year agreement on a partnership with Groupama, an international insurance company based in Paris. The deal is valued at €4.5 million a year. The company's logo will be displayed on the back of the player's shirts.[2]

On 9 June, French newspaper L'Equipe reported that Olympique Lyonnais sporting director Marino Faccioli would depart the club on 1 July to become the director of the France national football team. The report also stated that Faccioli was new manager Laurent Blanc's first-choice for the position.[3] Two hours later, Faccioli denied the report stating that no agreements had been made between the two parties.[4] On the previous day, Lyon confirmed the arrival of Philippe Sauze as a new general director. Sauze is the current vice-president of American company Electronic Arts. The hiring of Sauze will redefined the different functions of several directors with the "possible departure of Marino Faccioli to the France team" being in mind.[5]

On 14 June, Lyon confirmed their first transfer arrival to the club after reaching an agreement with Rennes for the transfer of Jimmy Briand. The transfer fee was priced at €6 million and Briand is expected to replace Sidney Govou who departed the club for Greek side Panathinaikos on 5 July.[6][7]

On 22 July, Lyon officials announced that the club had signed captain Cris to a two-year contract extension until 2013.[8][9]

On 23 August 2010, Lyon confirmed on its website that the club had reached an agreement with Bordeaux for the transfer of Gourcuff. Gourcuff had reportedly stated the previous day that he wanted to join Lyon.[10] After successfully passing his medical on 24 August, Gourcuff will sign a long-term contract with the club and the transfer fee is priced at €22 million, which will be paid in three installments by 31 December 2012.[11][12]

On 6 March 2011, Lyon officials confirmed that midfielder Jérémy Toulalan signed a contract extension with Lyon until 2015.[13]

TransfersEdit

Summer inEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
45 GK   Gorgelin 19 EU Youth system Promoted  Y Summer 2013 Youth system France Football
15 DF   Mensah 27 Non-EU Sunderland   Loan Return  Y Summer 2013 N/A
24 MF   Pied 21 EU Metz Loan Return  Y Summer 2011 N/A
FW   Piquionne 31 EU Portsmouth   Loan Return  Y Summer 2012 N/A
7 FW   Briand 24 EU Rennes Transferred  Y Summer 2014 €6M OLWeb
38 FW   Lacazette 19 EU Youth system Promoted  Y Summer 2014 Youth system Foot National
39 FW   Belfodil 18 EU Youth system Promoted  Y Summer 2014 Youth system Le Figaro
29 MF   Gourcuff 24 EU Bordeaux Transferred  Y Summer 2015 €22M OLWeb
4 DF   Diakhaté 26 EU Dynamo Kyiv   Loaned  Y Summer OLWeb

Total spending:   28 million

Summer OutEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
43 FW   Court 20 EU Sedan Transferred  Y Summer Free
47 MF   Tie Bi 19 EU Évian Transferred  Y Summer Free
14 FW   Govou 30 EU Panathinaikos   Contract Ended  Y Summer Free
2 DF   Clerc 27 EU Contract Ended  Y Summer Free
MF   Archimbaud 20 EU Gap Transferred  Y Summer Free OLWeb
5 MF   Bodmer 27 EU Paris Saint-Germain Transferred  Y Summer €2.5M France Football
FW   Piquionne 31 EU West Ham United   Transferred  Y Summer €1.2M OLWeb
4 DF   Boumsong 30 EU Panathinaikos   Transferred  Y Summer €500,000 ESPN
15 DF   Mensah 27 EU Sunderland   Loaned  Y Summer €500,000 OLWeb
46 DF   Abenzoar 21 EU Arles-Avignon Loaned  Y Summer OLWeb
MF   Heyninck 20 EU Jura Sud Transferred  Y Summer Free Foot National
23 DF   Anderson 30 EU Contract Terminated  Y Summer Le Parisien
29 FW   Tafer 19 EU Toulouse Loaned  Y Summer TFC
35 FW   Seguin 20 EU Dijon Loaned  Y Summer OLWeb

Total income:   4.7 million

Winter outEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
17 MF   Makoun 27 EU Aston Villa   Transferred  Y Summer €6M L'Equipe

Total income:   6 million

Squad informationEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   Lloris 32 EU 2008 141 0 2013 €8.5M
2 DF   Gassama 29 EU 2008 24 0 2011 Youth system
3 DF   Cris (captain) 42 EU 2004 276 25 2013 €3.5M
4 DF   Diakhaté 35 Non-EU 2010 29 1 2011
5 DF   Lovren 30 EU 2010 (Winter) 47 1 2014 €10M
6 MF   Källström 37 EU 2006 264 20 2012 €8M
7 FW   Briand 34 EU 2010 43 8 2014 €6M
8 MF   Pjanić 29 EU 2008 113 15 2013 €8M
9 FW   López 36 EU 2009 83 41 2014 €24M
10 MF   Ederson 33 Non-EU 2008 88 8 2013 €15M
11 MF   Bastos 36 Non-EU 2009 82 23 2013 €18M
12 DF   Kolodziejczak 28 EU 2008 13 0 2013 €2.25M
13 DF   Réveillère 39 EU 2003 296 3 2011 Free
15 FW   Novillo 27 EU 2010 1 0 Undisclosed Youth system
18 FW   Gomis 34 EU 2009 95 28 2014 €13M
19 MF   Delgado 38 Non-EU 2008 (Winter) 98 9 2011 €11M
20 DF   Cissokho 32 EU 2009 82 2 2014 €15M
21 MF   Gonalons 30 EU 2009 54 2 2014 Youth system
22 MF   Grenier 28 EU 2008 11 0 2011 Youth system
24 FW   Pied 29 EU 2009 33 3 2014 Youth system
28 MF   Toulalan (VC) 36 EU 2006 207 1 2015 €7M
29 MF   Gourcuff 33 EU 2010 34 4 2015 €22M
30 GK   Vercoutre 39 EU 2002 53 0 2012 Free
38 FW   Lacazette 28 EU 2009 10 2 2014 Youth system
39 FW   Belfodil 27 EU 2009 4 0 2014 Youth system
45 GK   Gorgelin 29 EU 2010 0 0 2013 Youth system
48 MF   Reale 28 EU 2010 1 0 2011 Youth system

ClubEdit

Coaching staffEdit

 
Claude Puel, third season in charge of Lyon.
Position Staff
Manager   Claude Puel
Assistant manager   Patrick Collot
Second team manager   Bruno Genesio
First team coach   Christophe Toni
Technical coach   Rémi Garde
Striker coach   Sonny Anderson
Goalkeeper coach   Joël Bats
Team doctor   Emmanuel Ohrant
Physiotherapist   Sylvain Rousseau
Physiotherapist   Patrick Perret
Physiotherapist   Abdeljelil Redissi
Fitness coach   Alexandre Dellal
Intendant   Guy Genet
Intendant   Jérôme Renaud

Last updated: 22 June
Source: OLweb.fr

 
Stade de Gerland, current stadia of Lyon.

Other informationEdit

Chairman   Jean-Michel Aulas
Special Advisor   Bernard Lacombe
Club Director   Olivier Blanc
General Director   Philippe Sauze
Club Ambassador   Sonny Anderson
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Stade de Gerland (41,044 / 112x65 meters)

Updated to match played 22 June
Source: OLweb.fr

Team kitEdit

On 7 August 2009, Lyon announced that the club would be vacating the club's kit deal with Umbro in order to sign a ten-year deal with the German sportswear brand Adidas, effective at the start of the 2010–11 season with Lyon earning €5 million a year annually from the deal.[14] On 1 July 2010, the club's new home kit was unveiled to the public. The shirt has a white base color with the club's traditional red and blue stripe. However, the stripe, unlike previous seasons, is positioned diagonally across the shirt running from left to right. The club's sponsor, BetClic, features prominently in the middle of the shirt. On 13 July, the club's away kit was unveiled. The kit is strikingly similar to the Russia national team away kit and is mostly burgundy with gold linings around the collar, shoulders, shorts, and socks. The away shirt will feature the club's new sponsor, Everest Poker. The club's European kit was unveiled on 31 July.

Supplier: Adidas
Sponsor(s): BetClic (home), Everest Poker (away)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Third

Last updated: 20 August 2010.
Source: OL Boutique

Pre-seasonEdit

On 17 June 2010, Lyon confirmed that the team would play six friendly matches ahead of the 2010–11 football season. Prior to contesting the preparation matches, the team trained in the mountainous commune of Tignes. On 7 July, Lyon contested their first match against Swiss club Servette at the Stade Eric Cantona in Tignes. Lyon won the match 3–1 with Ederson scoring a brace in a span of four minutes. The following week, the club embarked on a road trip first traveling to Portugal to play Sporting CP in Lisbon. Lyon lost the match 2–0 conceding the first goal in the 3rd minute of play courtesy of Tonel and, later in the second half, allowing a goal from winger Yannick Djaló to seal the match for the home team. Lyon then traveled to Italy to play Juventus in Cosenza on 24 July. The team suffered their second consecutive defeat losing to the Italians 2–1. Lyon, initially, took the lead following a penalty conversion from Ederson in the 22nd minute, his third goal of the pre-season campaign. However, following an Aly Cissokho red card midway through the first half, Lyon played the rest of the match with ten men and conceded a penalty to Juventus, which was converted by Alessandro Del Piero in the 39th minute. The game-winning goal was scored by midfielder Simone Pepe in the 75th minute.

After departing Italy, the team ventured to England to participate in the 2010 edition of the Emirates Cup. Lyon contested matches on back-to-back days against Scottish club Celtic and Italian club Milan. In the match against Celtic, Lyon took a two-goal lead courtesy of goals from Michel Bastos and youth product Harry Novillo with the former converting a blistering free kick. However, following the entrance of several youth players for Lyon, the club conceded two late goals from Celtic to even the match at 2–2. Against Milan, several veteran players such as Hugo Lloris and Jérémy Toulalan made their debuts in the tournament. Lyon conceded the opening goal in the 55th minute with Milan striker Marco Borriello connecting on a cross from the left side after his shot was initially saved by Lloris. Lyon evened the match in the 79th minute with Jimmy Briand scoring his second goal of the pre-season after running onto a header following a perfect cross from Miralem Pjanić. The 1–1 scoreline was eventually the final result and Lyon were set to be crowned champions of the competition, however, following Arsenal's 3–2 victory over Celtic, the debutantes were knocked back into third place where they remained. Prior to playing in the pre-season tournament, Lyon played Nottingham Forest on 28 July at the City Ground in Nottingham coming out of the match with a 3–1 win. New signing Jimmy Briand and striker Bafétimbi Gomis recorded goals in the match with the latter netting two.[15]

Friendly

Emirates Cup

Last updated: 23 June 2010
Source: OLWeb.fr[permanent dead link]

CompetitionsEdit

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Ligue 1 3rd 7 August 29 May
UEFA Champions League Group stage First Knockout Round 14 September 16 March
Coupe de la Ligue Round of 16 Round of 16 26 October 26 October
Coupe de France Round of 64 Round of 32 8 January 23 January

Updated to match played 16 March 2011
Source: Competitions

Ligue 1Edit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Lille (C) 38 21 13 4 68 36 +32 76 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Marseille 38 18 14 6 62 39 +23 68
3 Lyon 38 17 13 8 61 40 +21 64 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
4 Paris Saint-Germain 38 15 15 8 56 41 +15 60 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round[a]
5 Sochaux 38 17 7 14 60 43 +17 58
Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ As 2010–11 Coupe de France winners Lille are qualified for the UEFA Champions League and cup runners-up Paris St. Germain are already ensured of a UEFA Europa League spot via league placement, the play-off round berth reserved for the cup winners was awarded to Sochaux, the fifth-placed team.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 18 12 8 61 40  +21 66 12 6 1 35 12  +23 6 6 7 26 28  −2

Source: lfp.fr

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA
ResultDLWLDLLWWDWDWWDWWDDWLDWWDWWDDWLWLWLDDW
Position11161017161718171414101188853444365453344333333333
Source: lfp.fr
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

Last updated: 2 May 2011
Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Lyon entered the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League for the 11th straight season having come off a successful European campaign last year, in which the club reached the semi-finals of the competition. Due to the club's second-place finish last year, Lyon were automatically inserted into the group stage portion of the competition. On 26 August 2010, draw for the group stage of the Champions League was determined. Due to Braga's victory over Sevilla in the third qualifying round, Lyon were inserted into Pot 1. Following the draw, Lyon were inserted into Group B with Portuguese club Benfica from Pot 2, German club Schalke 04 from Pot 3, and Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv from Pot 4.

Group stageEdit

Group B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Schalke 04 6 4 1 1 10 3 +7 13
  Lyon 6 3 1 2 11 10 +1 10
  Benfica 6 2 0 4 7 12 −5 6
  Hapoel Tel Aviv 6 1 2 3 7 10 −3 5

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit

Coupe de FranceEdit

MatchesEdit

Round of 64

Round of 32

Last updated: 23 January 2011
Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel

Coupe de la LigueEdit

MatchesEdit

Round of 16

Last updated: 14 December 2010
Source: LFP

Start formationsEdit

Qnt Formation Match(es)
28 4-3-3 L1 (18), UCL (7), CDL (1), CDF (2)
16 4-2-3-1 L1 (15), UCL (1)
2 4-4-2 L1 (2)
Last updated: 10 May 2011
Source: Match reports in Competitive matches
Only competitive matches.

Starting XIEdit

Lineup that started in the club's league match
against Auxerre on 10 May 2011.

Squad statsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

Last updated on 10 May 2011.

No. Pos Nat Player Total Ligue 1 Champions League Coupe de la Ligue Coupe de France
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Hugo Lloris 44 0 34 0 8 0 0 0 2 0
2 DF   Lamine Gassama 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3 DF   Cris 24 1 18 1 5 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF   Pape Diakhaté 29 1 21 0 6 0 1 0 1 1
5 DF   Dejan Lovren 39 1 30 0 6 1 1 0 2 0
6 MF   Kim Källström 39 3 30 3 6 0 1 0 2 0
7 FW   Jimmy Briand 43 8 32 6 8 1 1 1 2 0
8 MF   Miralem Pjanić 37 4 28 3 8 1 1 0 0 0
9 FW   Lisandro López 33 18 25 16 5 2 1 0 2 0
10 MF   Ederson 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 MF   Michel Bastos 35 8 25 5 7 3 1 0 2 0
12 DF   Timothée Kolodziejczak 9 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 DF   Anthony Réveillère 42 0 32 0 8 0 0 0 2 0
15 FW   Harry Novillo 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 FW   Bafétimbi Gomis 44 12 34 10 7 2 1 0 2 0
19 FW   César Delgado 20 1 16 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
20 DF   Aly Cissokho 34 1 26 1 6 0 0 0 2 0
21 MF   Maxime Gonalons 27 0 22 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
22 MF   Clément Grenier 9 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
24 MF   Jérémy Pied 33 3 22 3 8 0 1 0 2 0
28 MF   Jérémy Toulalan 32 0 25 0 5 0 0 0 2 0
29 MF   Yoann Gourcuff 33 4 24 3 7 1 1 0 1 0
30 GK   Rémy Vercoutre 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
38 FW   Alexandre Lacazette 9 2 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
39 FW   Ishak Belfodil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 GK   Mathieu Gorgelin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 MF   Enzo Reale 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players sold after the start of the season:
17 MF   Jean Makoun 16 1 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 0

Other statisticsEdit

Note: For all official competitions

No. Pos. Nationality Player   Assists   Minutes Played        
1 GK   France Hugo Lloris 0 3900 0 0 0
2 DF   France Lamine Gassama 0 404 2 0 0
3 DF   Brazil Cris 0 1994 3 0 0
4 DF   Senegal Pape Diakhaté 0 2590 8 1 0
5 DF   Croatia Dejan Lovren 0 2955 10 2 0
6 MF   Sweden Kim Källström 2 2890 5 0 0
7 FW   France Jimmy Briand 5 2792 7 0 0
8 MF   Bosnia and Herzegovina Miralem Pjanić 1 1744 4 0 0
9 FW   Argentina Lisandro López 5 2486 2 0 0
10 MF   Brazil Ederson 0 253 0 0 0
11 MF   Brazil Michel Bastos 7 2329 8 1 0
12 DF   France Timothée Kolodziejczak 1 675 1 0 0
13 DF   France Anthony Réveillère 1 3635 6 1 0
15 FW   France Harry Novillo 0 7 0 0 0
18 FW   France Bafétimbi Gomis 3 2876 0 0 0
19 MF   Argentina César Delgado 2 743 0 0 0
20 DF   France Aly Cissokho 0 2845 2 0 2
21 MF   France Maxime Gonalons 2 1718 3 0 0
22 MF   France Clément Grenier 0 244 0 0 0
24 MF   France Jérémy Pied 1 1168 6 1 0
28 MF   France Jérémy Toulalan 1 2622 6 0 0
29 MF   France Yoann Gourcuff 3 2283 1 0 0
30 GK   France Rémy Vercoutre 0 210 1 1 0
38 FW   France Alexandre Lacazette 2 146 0 0 0
39 FW   France Ishak Belfodil 0 0 0 0 0
45 GK   France Mathieu Gorgelin 0 0 0 0 0
48 MF   France Enzo Reale 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 10 May 2011
Source: Competitive matches and lfp.fr
Only competitive matches
  = Number of bookings;   = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card;   = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.
.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lyon win clinches Champions League spot". Yahoo! Sports. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Groupama signe pour trois ans avec Lyon pour 4,5 M EUR". Le Parisien. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Faccioli commence le 1er juillet". L'Equipe. 9 June 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-07-01. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Je démens les propos de L'Equipe". OLWeb.fr. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Philippe Sauze arrives as new General Director". OLWeb.fr. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Jimmy Briand est lyonnais!". OLWeb.fr. 14 June 2010. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Govou delight at Panathinaikos move". Agence France Presse. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
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  9. ^ "Cris a prolongé". France Football. 22 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-07-23. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  10. ^ "Gourcuff veut rejoindre l'OL" (in French). France Football. 22 August 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-08-22. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  11. ^ "Accord avec Bordeaux pour le transfert de Yoann Gourcuff" (in French). Olympique Lyonnais. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Gourcuff: Accord Lyon-Bordeaux" (in French). France Football. 23 August 2010. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  13. ^ "Lyon: Toulalan prolonge". Mercato365 (in French). 6 March 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  14. ^ "Olympique Lyonnais signed with Adidas". EU Football. 14 August 2009. Archived from the original on August 22, 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2009.
  15. ^ "Juventus-OL en amical le 24 juillet". OLWeb.fr. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit