2013–14 Ligue 1
The 2013–14 Ligue 1 was the 76th season since its establishment. The season began on August 9, 2013 and ended on May 17, 2014. Paris Saint-Germain were the defending champions. As in the previous years, Adidas provided the official ball for all matches, with a new Adidas Pro Ligue 1 model to be used throughout the season for all matches.
4th Ligue 1 title
4th French title
|Champions League||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Goals scored||931 (2.45 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Zlatan Ibrahimović (26)|
|Biggest home win||Paris Saint-Germain 5–0 Sochaux (7 December 2013)|
Paris Saint-Germain 5–0 Nantes (19 January 2014)
|Biggest away win||Toulouse 0–5 Rennes (26 October 2013)|
|Highest scoring||Valenciennes 2–6 Nantes (20 April 2014)|
Lorient 4–4 Montpellier (20 April 2014)
|Longest winning run||8 games|
Paris Saint-Germain (14 February – 5 April)
|Longest unbeaten run||16 games|
Paris Saint-Germain (7 December – 5 April)
|Longest winless run||16 games|
Ajaccio (29 September – 1 February)
|Longest losing run||7 games|
Nice (26 October – 7 December)
Valenciennes (17 August - 28 September and 6 April - 17 May)
Lille 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain (10 May 2014)
Ajaccio 2-1 Reims (10 May 2014)
There are three promoted teams from Ligue 2, replacing the three teams that were relegated from Ligue 1 following the 2012–13 season. A total of 20 teams currently compete in the league with three clubs suffering relegation to the second division, Ligue 2. All clubs that secured Ligue 1 status for the season were subject to approval by the DNCG before becoming eligible to participate.
Brest was the first team relegated after a 2–0 home defeat to Sochaux on 11 May 2013 after 3 years in the top flight. Nancy followed one week later after a 2–1 home defeat to Bastia on 18 May 2013 ending 8 years of top-flight tenure. Finally Troyes were relegated from the top level after a 2–1 away defeat to Valenciennes on 26 May 2013.
These relegated team were replaced by Ligue 2 champions Monaco, runners-up Guingamp, and third-placed Nantes. Monaco clinched the second division title on 11 May 2013 with two matches to spare after defeating Nîmes 1–0 at away. Monaco is making its return to the first division after a two-year absence.
Guingamp and Nantes became the second and third clubs, respectively, to earn promotion to Ligue 1 alongside the champion Monaco. Both clubs achieved promotion with one game to spare following league victories on 17 May 2013. Guingamp is returning to the first division after nine years. During its nine-year spell outside the first division, Guingamp also played in Championnat National in the 2010–11 season. Finally, Nantes, eight-time league champions, returned to top level after a four-year absence.
Stadia and locationsEdit
- 1The Stade Vélodrome is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The current capacity is 48,000, a decrease from the original capacity of 60,031. The capacity will be slightly extended in December 2013 following the completion of a new stand.
- 2The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The current capacity is 26,747, a decrease from the original capacity of 35,616. The capacity will be slightly extended in August 2013 following the completion of a new stand.
- 3The Stadium Municipal is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The current capacity is not published yet but is a decrease from the original capacity of 35,470.
Personnel and kitsEdit
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
1Subject to change before the start of the season.
|Team||Outgoing head coach||Manner of
|Incoming head coach||Date of
|Montpellier||René Girard||Mutual consent||30 May 2013||Off-season||Jean Fernandez||1 July 2013||Off-season|
|Rennes||Frédéric Antonetti||Resigned||30 May 2013||Off-season||Philippe Montanier||1 July 2013||Off-season|
|Ajaccio||Albert Emon||Resigned||30 May 2013||Off-season||Fabrizio Ravanelli||8 June 2013||Off-season|
|Lille||Rudi Garcia||Mutual consent||3 June 2013||Off-season||René Girard||14 June 2013||Off-season|
|Paris Saint-Germain||Carlo Ancelotti||Signed by Real Madrid||25 June 2013||Off-season||Laurent Blanc||25 June 2013||Off-season|
|Sochaux||Eric Hély||Resigned||26 September 2013||20th||Omar Daf||27 September 2013||20th|
|Sochaux||Omar Daf||Caretaker||7 October 2013||19th||Hervé Renard||7 October 2013||19th|
|Valenciennes||Daniel Sanchez||Sacked||7 October 2013||20th||Ariël Jacobs||14 October 2013||20th|
|Ajaccio||Fabrizio Ravanelli||Sacked||2 November 2013||19th||Christian Bracconi||4 November 2013||19th|
|Montpellier||Jean Fernandez||Resigned||5 December 2013||17th||Rolland Courbis||9 December 2013||17th|
|Marseille||Elie Baup||Sacked||7 December 2013||5th||José Anigo||7 December 2013||5th|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Paris Saint-Germain (C)||38||27||8||3||84||23||+61||89||2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage[a]|
|3||Lille||38||20||11||7||46||26||+20||71||2014–15 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round|
|4||Saint-Étienne||38||20||9||9||56||34||+22||69||2014–15 UEFA Europa League play-off round|
|5||Lyon||38||17||10||11||56||44||+12||61||2014–15 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round|
|16||Guingamp||38||11||9||18||34||42||−8||42||2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage|
|18||Sochaux (R)||38||10||10||18||37||61||−24||40||Relegation to the 2014–15 Ligue 2|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Paris Saint-Germain qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the 2013–14 Coupe de la Ligue. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spots awarded to the cup winners were passed down the league.
- Monaco were deducted 2 points due to poor fan behavior in a match last season. However this was overturned on 13 August 2013.
Positions by roundEdit
|2014–15 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|2014–15 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|2014–15 UEFA Europa League Play-off round|
|Relegation to 2014–15 Ligue 2|
|Home \ Away||ACA||BAS||BOR||EVI||GUI||LIL||LOR||OL||OM||ASM||MHS||NAN||NIC||PSG||REI||REN||STE||SOC||TFC||VAL|
Updated to games played on 17 May 2014.
Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.
Number of teams by regionsEdit
|Region or country||Number of teams||Teams|
|1||Brittany||3||Guingamp, Lorient and Rennes|
|Rhône-Alpes||3||Evian, Lyon and Saint-Étienne|
|3||Corsica||2||Ajaccio and Bastia|
|Nord-Pas-de-Calais||2||Lille and Valenciennes|
|Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur||2||Marseille and Nice|
|Pays de la Loire||1||Nantes|
Source: Official Goalscorers' Standings
Source: Official Assists' Table
|Emmanuel Rivière||Monaco||Montpellier||4–1||18 August 2013|
|Zlatan Ibrahimović||Paris Saint-Germain||Nice||3–1||9 November 2013|
|Wissam Ben Yedder||Toulouse||Sochaux||5–1||30 November 2013|
|Zlatan Ibrahimović||Paris Saint-Germain||Toulouse||2–4||23 February 2014|
|Salomon Kalou||Lille||Ajaccio||2–3||2 March 2014|
|André Ayew||Marseille||Ajaccio||3–1||4 April 2014|
|Cheick Diabaté||Bordeaux||Guingamp||5–1||20 April 2014|
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- The DNCG is responsible for overseeing the legal and financial accounts of professional football clubs in France. If clubs operating in French football don't meet the DNCG's expectations they can face sanctions such as relegation.
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