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2011–12 Olympique Lyonnais season

NewsEdit

At the end of the 2010–11 season, fans had become dissatisfied with then manager Claude Puel,[1] despite the club managing to finish in third place, synonymous with qualification to the UEFA Champions League Play-off round. However, due to poor results and a falling out with the club's hierarchy, he was sacked.[2][3] He was replaced by former technical coach Rémi Garde,[4] who announced his intentions to compete for the league title.[5]

On 17 June, Lyon announced the departure of midfielder Jérémy Toulalan to Málaga for €10 million.[6][7]

During pre-season training, Yoann Gourcuff suffered another injury blow, this time to his left ankle, which required an operation keeping him out for at least a month.[8]

On 16 July, Brazilian midfielder Ederson was injured to the right knee during a pre-season match against Racing Genk after a collision with teammate Dejan Lovren.[9]

On 12 August Lyon announce the signing of Burkina Faso international defender Bakary Koné from Guingamp for €2 million.[10]

On 27 August, during a match against Montpellier, forward Lisandro López injured his ankle. It was originally feared that he had broken his ankle, as the striker believed he had heard a crack,[11] but scans later allayed these fears.[12] Nevertheless, the Argentine will be out for several weeks.[13]

On 30 August Lyon signed defender Mouhamadou Dabo from Sevilla for a modest €1 million that could rise to €1.8 million if certain playing criteria are met.[14]

On summer transfer deadline day, Lyon announced the sale of Bosnian international midfielder Miralem Pjanić to Roma for €11 million,[15] and the arrival of midfielder Gueïda Fofana from Le Havre for €1.8 million, possibly rising to €2.6 million.[16]

On 28 September, the club announced that Michel Bastos had signed a two-year contract extension keeping him at the club until 2015.[17]

On 30 March, the club issued a press release confirming that forward Alexandre Lacazette had signed a contract extension until 2016, and that defender Samuel Umtiti had signed his first professional contract at the club. The latter deal comes after the young central defender's successful promotion into the club's first team in recent months.[18]

TransfersEdit

Summer inEdit

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EU
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Type
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window
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Transfer
fee
Source
37 DF   Fontaine 20 EU Youth system Promoted  Y Summer Youth system OLWeb
48 MF   Reale 19 EU Youth system Promoted  Y Summer 2014 Youth system OLWeb
4 DF   Koné 23 EU Guingamp   Transferred  Y Summer 2016 €2M OLWeb
14 DF   Dabo 24 EU Sevilla   Transferred  Y Summer 2015 €1M to €1.8M ESPN Soccernet
15 MF   Fofana 20 EU Le Havre Transferred  Y Summer 2015 €1.8M to €2.6M OLWeb
26 DF   Mensah 28 Non-EU Sunderland   Loan Return  Y Summer 2013 N/a Africasoccernet
27 FW   Tafer 20 EU Toulouse Loan Return  Y Summer N/a AllezTFC
46 DF   Abenzoar 22 EU Arles-Avignon Loan Return  Y Summer 2012 N/a
35 DF   Seguin 21 EU Dijon Loan Return  Y Summer N/a

Total spending:   €4.8 million

Summer outEdit

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window
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fee
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28 MF   Toulalan 27 EU Málaga   Transferred  Y Summer €10M AS
19 MF   Delgado 29 Non-EU Monterrey   Contract Expired  Y Summer Free L'Equipe
8 MF   Pjanić 21 EU Roma   Transferred  Y Summer €11M OLWeb
45 GK   Gorgelin 20 EU Red Star Loaned  Y Summer N/a OLWeb
48 MF   Reale 19 EU Boulogne Loaned  Y Summer N/a OLWeb
15 FW   Novillo 19 EU Le Havre Loaned  Y Summer N/a OLWeb
46 DF   Abenzoar 22 EU Vannes Loaned  Y Summer N/a OLWeb
4 DF   Diakhaté 27 Non-EU Dynamo Kyiv   End of Loan  Y Summer N/a

Total income:   €21 million

Winter inEdit

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36 DF   Al Kamali 22 Non-EU Al-Wehda   Loan  Y Winter 2012 OLWeb

Winter outEdit

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2 DF   Gassama 22 EU Lorient   Transferred  Y Winter Undisclosed OLWeb
39 FW   Belfodil 20 EU Bologna   Loaned  Y Winter N/a OLWeb

Squad informationEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   Lloris 32 EU 2008 2013 €8.5M
3 DF   Cris (captain) 42 EU 2004 2013 €3.5M
4 DF   Koné 31 EU 2011 2016 €2M
5 DF   Lovren 30 EU 2010 (Winter) 2014 €10M
6 MF   Källström 37 EU 2006 2012 €8M
8 MF   Gourcuff 33 EU 2010 2015 €22M
9 FW   Lisandro 36 EU 2009 2014 €24M
10 MF   Ederson 33 Non-EU 2008 2013 €15M
11 MF   Bastos 36 EU 2009 2015 €18M
12 DF   Kolodziejczak 28 EU 2008 2013 €2.25M
13 DF   Réveillère 40 EU 2003 2013 Free
14 DF   Dabo 32 EU 2011 2015 €1M
15 MF   Fofana 28 EU 2011 2015 €1.8M
17 FW   Lacazette 28 EU 2009 2016 Youth system
18 FW   Gomis 34 EU 2009 2014 €13M
19 FW   Briand 34 EU 2010 2014 €6M
20 DF   Cissokho 32 EU 2009 2014 €15M
21 MF   Gonalons 30 EU 2009 2014 Youth system
22 MF   Koné 27 EU 2010 2014
23 DF   Umtiti 25 EU 2012 2015 Youth system
24 FW   Pied 29 EU 2009 2014 Youth system
26 DF   Mensah 36 Non-EU 2008 2013 €8.4M
27 FW   Tafer 28 EU 2008 2012 Youth system
28 MF   Grenier 28 EU 2008 2014 Youth system
30 GK   Vercoutre 39 EU 2002 2014 Free
36 DF   Faure 28 EU 2000 2012 Youth system
37 DF   Fontaine 28 EU 2006 2012 Youth system
39 FW   Belfodil 27 EU 2009 2014 Youth system
  • Last updated: 28 January 2012
  • Source:OLWeb

ClubEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Rémi Garde
Assistant manager   Patrick Collot
Second team manager   Bruno Genesio
First team coach   Christophe Toni
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
Fitness coach   Robert Duverne
Intendant   Guy Genet
Intendant   Jérôme Renaud

Last updated: 26 September 2011
Source: OLweb

Other informationEdit

 
Stade de Gerland, current stadia of Lyon.
Club President   Jean-Michel Aulas
Special Advisor   Bernard Lacombe
Financial Director   Emmanuelle Sarrabay
Director of Accounting   Didier Kermarrec
Director of Communications   Olivier Blanc
Marketing Director   Vincent-Baptiste Closon
Youth Academy Director   Stéphane Roche
Sporting Co-ordinator   Guy Genet
Press Officer   Pierre Bideau
Club Ambassador   Sonny Anderson
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Stade de Gerland (41,044 / 112x65 meters)

Updated to match played 28 September 2011
Source: Ligue 1

Pre-seasonEdit

CompetitionsEdit

Ligue 1Edit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
2 Paris Saint-Germain 38 23 10 5 75 41 +34 79 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage
3 Lille 38 21 11 6 72 39 +33 74 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
4 Lyon 38 19 7 12 64 51 +13 64 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Group stage[a]
5 Bordeaux 38 16 13 9 53 41 +12 61 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round[a]
6 Rennes 38 17 9 12 53 44 +9 60
Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Lyon won the 2011–12 Coupe de France and thus qualified for the group stage of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League. Since they finished 4th, the spot for the Europa League play-off round goes to 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 19 7 12 64 51  +13 64 13 3 3 44 27  +17 6 4 9 20 24  −4

Source: Ligue 1

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH
ResultWDDWWWLWLWLWLLWWWWLLWDLLDLWWWDWLWWWDDL
Position36522132335445544444444657755444444444
Source: Ligue 1
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

Last updated: 20 May 2012
Source: Ligue 1

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Play-off roundEdit

Group stageEdit

Group D
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 19 2 +17 18
  Lyon 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 8
  Ajax 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
  Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 0 6 3 22 −19 0

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit

Coupe de FranceEdit

Round of 64Edit

Round of 32Edit

Round of 16Edit

Quarter finalEdit

Semi finalEdit

FinalEdit

Coupe de la LigueEdit

Round of 16Edit

Quarter finalEdit

Semi finalEdit

FinalEdit

Squad statsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

Last updated on 5 June 2012.

No. Pos Nat Player Total Ligue 1 Champions League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Hugo Lloris 54 0 36 0 10 0 5 0 3 0
3 DF   Cris 28 2 20 2 4 0 2 0 2 0
4 DF   Bakary Koné 41 4 25+3 2 8+1 2 2+2 0 0 0
5 DF   Dejan Lovren 31 1 18 1 8 0 3 0 2 0
6 MF   Kim Källström 51 2 32 0 9 0 6 1 4 1
7 MF   Clément Grenier 30 1 13+8 0 2 0 1+3 1 1+2 0
8 MF   Yoann Gourcuff 23 2 10+3 2 4+1 0 2+1 0 1+1 0
9 FW   Lisandro López 43 25 24+4 16 5+1 1 6 7 3 1
10 MF   Ederson 25 2 5+10 2 3+3 0 1 0 1+2 0
11 MF   Michel Bastos 43 7 23+3 6 8 0 1+4 0 4 1
12 DF   Timothée Kolodziejczak 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 DF   Anthony Réveillère 49 0 33 0 9 0 5 0 2 0
14 DF   Mouhamadou Dabo 26 0 11+4 0 2+1 0 3+2 0 3 0
15 MF   Gueïda Fofana 25 0 10+8 0 2+1 0 3+1 0 0 0
17 FW   Alexandre Lacazette 43 10 15+14 5 2+4 1 3+1 2 3+1 2
18 FW   Bafétimbi Gomis 54 25 29+7 14 8+1 6 5+1 4 2+1 1
19 FW   Jimmy Briand 56 14 30+7 9 9+1 2 3+2 1 2+2 2
20 DF   Aly Cissokho 48 0 30+1 0 9 0 4 0 3+1 0
21 MF   Maxime Gonalons 52 2 34+1 1 8 1 5 0 4 0
22 MF   Sidy Koné 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF   Samuel Umtiti 18 0 11+1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
24 MF   Jérémy Pied 19 1 2+12 1 0+3 0 2 0 0 0
27 FW   Yassine Benzia 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 DF   John Mensah 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 FW   Yannis Tafer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 GK   Mathieu Valverde 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 GK   Rémy Vercoutre 4 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
36 DF   Sébastien Faure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 DF   Thomas Fontaine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players sold/loaned after the start of the season:
8 MF   Miralem Pjanić 5 1 1+2 1 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
15 FW   Harry Novillo 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 FW   Ishak Belfodil 9 0 1+6 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tags et menaces au domicile de Claude Puel". Foot01.com. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Lyon-Puel: Pas de conciliation". Eurosport.fr. 15 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Communiqué du club". OLWeb. 20 June 2011. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Former Arsenal midfielder Rémi Garde appointed coach of Lyon". Guardian.co.uk. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  5. ^ "OL: Rémi Garde veut jouer le titre". FootMercato. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Lyon et Málaga OK pour Toulalan". L'Équipe. 17 June 2011. Archived from the original on 20 June 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Toulalan ya es del Málaga por 10 millones de euros". as.com. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Gourcuff, une cheville qui fait peur". Eurosport.fr. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Ederson blessé au genou". goal.com. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Communiqué de presse". OLWeb. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Lisandro, blessé, sort en larmes sur une civière". Leparisien.fr. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  12. ^ "Lisandro évite le pire". Football365.fr. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  13. ^ "Lyon's Lisandro López escapes ankle break but is out for several weeks after injury in 2–1 win over Montpellier". goal.com. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  14. ^ "Dabo returns to France with Lyon". ESPNSoccernet. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  15. ^ "Official Club Statement: Sale of Miralem Pjanić". OLWeb. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  16. ^ "Communiqué du club: Arrival of Gueïda Fofana". OLWeb. 31 August 2011. Archived from the original on 19 September 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  17. ^ "Bastos prolonge son contrat". OL Web. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  18. ^ "Umtiti professionnel, Lacazette prolonge". OL Web. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.