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2014–15 Ligue 1

The 2014–15 Ligue 1 season was the 77th season since its establishment. Paris Saint-Germain were the two-time defending champions and successfully defended their title.

Ligue 1
Season2014–15
ChampionsParis Saint-Germain
5th Ligue 1 title
5th French title
RelegatedLens
Metz
Evian
Champions LeagueParis Saint-Germain
Lyon
Monaco
Europa LeagueMarseille
Saint-Étienne
Bordeaux
Matches played380
Goals scored947 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorerAlexandre Lacazette
(27 goals)
Biggest home winParis Saint-Germain 6–0 Guingamp
(8 May 2015)
Biggest away winReims 0–5 Marseille
(23 September 2014)
Guingamp 2–7 Nice
(26 October 2014)
Toulouse 1–6 Marseille
(6 March 2015)
Highest scoringGuingamp 2–7 Nice
(26 October 2014)
Longest winning run9 games[1]
Paris St Germain
Longest unbeaten run17 games[1]
Paris Saint-Germain
Longest winless run12 games[1]
Metz
Longest losing run4 games[1]
Evian
Guingamp
Lorient
Marseille
Highest attendance70,785
Lens 1–3 Paris Saint-Germain
(17 October 2014)[2]
Lowest attendance5,488
Monaco 1–1 Reims
(31 October 2014)[3]
Average attendance22,362[2]

TeamsEdit

There were 20 clubs in the league, with three promoted teams from Ligue 2 replacing the three teams that were relegated from Ligue 1 following the 2013–14 season. All clubs that secured Ligue 1 status for the season were subject to approval by the DNCG before becoming eligible to participate.

Metz was the first team to win promotion from Ligue 2 after a 3–0 victory against Auxerre at the Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps, ending a six-year span in the lower divisions.[4] Lens returned to the top level after a 2–0 victory against CA Bastia on 16 May 2014 and finished a three-year span in 2nd level. Finally, Caen returned for the first time in two years following a 2–2 draw with Dijon on 16 May 2014.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Location Venue Capacity
Bastia Bastia Stade Armand Cesari 16,480
Bordeaux Bordeaux Stade Chaban-Delmas 34,462
Caen Caen Stade Michel d'Ornano1 21,215
Évian Annecy Parc des Sports 15,660
Guingamp Guingamp Stade du Roudourou 18,126
Lens Lens Stade de la Licorne
Stade de France
12,097
81,338
Lille Villeneuve-d'Ascq Stade Pierre-Mauroy 50,186
Lorient Lorient Stade du Moustoir 18,890
Lyon Lyon Stade de Gerland 41,842
Marseille Marseille Stade Vélodrome3 67,000
Metz Metz Stade Saint-Symphorien 26,661
Monaco Monaco Stade Louis II 18,500
Montpellier Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,939
Nantes Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 38,285
Nice Nice Allianz Riviera 35,624
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Parc des Princes 48,712
Reims Reims Stade Auguste Delaune 21,684
Rennes Rennes Stade de la Route de Lorient 31,127
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard4 38,458
Toulouse Toulouse Stadium Municipal5 35,470
  • 1Due to Stade Michel d'Ornano hosting the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games, Caen will host its two first home games at MMArena in Le Mans.[5]
  • 2Lens home stadium, Stade Félix-Bollaert will be closed for the entire season, due to a renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. Lens will play their home games in various venues which are to be determined.[6]
  • 3The Stade Vélodrome is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The stadium will be completed in time for the 2014-15 season, where capacity will be 67,000 - up from 48,000 the previous season.[7]
  • 4The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The current capacity is 38,458, the final capacity will be 41,965.
  • 5The 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

Team Manager1 Captain1 Kit Manufacturer1 Main Sponsor1
Bastia   Ghislain Printant   Yannick Cahuzac Kappa Oscaro
Bordeaux   Willy Sagnol   Ludovic Sané Puma Kia
Caen   Patrice Garande   Laurent Agouazi Nike GDE Recyclage
Evian   Pascal Dupraz   Olivier Sorlin Kappa MSC Croisières
Guingamp   Jocelyn Gourvennec   Lionel Mathis Patrick Celtigel
Lens   Antoine Kombouaré   Jérôme Lemoigne Umbro Azerbaijan: Land of Fire
Lille   René Girard   Rio Mavuba Nike etixx
Lorient   Sylvain Ripoll   Bruno Ecuele Manga Adidas B&B Hoteles
Lyon   Hubert Fournier   Maxime Gonalons Adidas Hyundai
Marseille   Marcelo Bielsa   Steve Mandanda Adidas Intersport
Metz   Albert Cartier   Sylvain Marchal Nike Moselle
Monaco   Leonardo Jardim   Jérémy Toulalan Nike Fedcom
Montpellier   Rolland Courbis   Vitorino Hilton Nike Sud de France
Nantes   Michel Der Zakarian   Olivier Veigneau Umbro Synergie
Nice   Claude Puel   Didier Digard BURRDA Mutuelles du Soleil
Paris Saint-Germain   Laurent Blanc   Thiago Silva Nike Emirates, Qatar Investment Fund
Reims   Olivier Guégan   Mickaël Tacalfred Hummel Sanei Ascenseurs
Rennes   Philippe Montanier   Romain Danzé Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne   Christophe Galtier   Loïc Perrin Adidas Winamax
Toulouse   Dominique Arribagé   Abel Aguilar Kappa Triangle Interim

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Marseille   José Anigo Resigned 17 May 2014 Pre-season   Marcelo Bielsa 21 May 2014
Bastia   Frédéric Hantz End of contract 17 May 2014   Claude Makelele 24 May 2014[8]
Bordeaux   Francis Gillot End of contract 17 May 2014   Willy Sagnol 23 May 2014[9]
Lorient   Christian Gourcuff End of contract 17 May 2014   Sylvain Ripoll 25 May 2014[10]
Monaco   Claudio Ranieri End of contract 17 May 2014   Leonardo Jardim 6 June 2014[11]
Lyon   Rémi Garde End of contract 21 May 2014   Hubert Fournier 23 May 2014[12]
Reims   Hubert Fournier Signed by Olympique Lyonnais 23 May 2014   Jean-Luc Vasseur 13 June 2014
Bastia   Claude Makelele Sacked 3 November 2014[13] 19th   Ghislain Printant 27 November 2014[14]
Toulouse   Alain Casanova Sacked 16 March 2015 18th   Dominique Arribagé 16 March 2015[15]
Reims   Jean-Luc Vasseur Sacked 8 April 2015 16th   Olivier Guégan 8 April 2015[16]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Paris Saint-Germain (C) 38 24 11 3 83 36 +47 83 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Lyon 38 22 9 7 72 33 +39 75
3 Monaco 38 20 11 7 51 26 +25 71 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Marseille 38 21 6 11 76 42 +34 69 Qualification to Europa League group stage
5 Saint-Étienne 38 19 12 7 51 30 +21 69 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
6 Bordeaux 38 17 12 9 47 44 +3 63
7 Montpellier 38 16 8 14 46 39 +7 56
8 Lille 38 16 8 14 43 42 +1 56
9 Rennes 38 13 11 14 35 42 −7 50
10 Guingamp 38 15 4 19 41 55 −14 49
11 Nice 38 13 9 16 44 53 −9 48
12 Bastia 38 12 11 15 37 46 −9 47
13 Caen 38 12 10 16 54 55 −1 46
14 Nantes 38 11 12 15 29 40 −11 45
15 Reims 38 12 8 18 47 66 −19 44
16 Lorient 38 12 7 19 44 50 −6 43
17 Toulouse 38 12 6 20 43 64 −21 42
18 Evian (R) 38 11 4 23 41 62 −21 37 Relegation to Ligue 2
19 Metz (R) 38 7 9 22 31 61 −30 30
20 Lens[b] (R) 38 7 8 23 32 61 −29 29
Source: Ligue de Football Professionel
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since winners of the 2014–15 Coupe de la Ligue, Paris Saint-Germain, qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the Coupe de la Ligue winner (Europa League third qualifying round) is passed to the next best team in the table not already qualified for any European competition (in this case, the fifth-placed team).
  2. ^ It was announced on 29 January 2015 that Lens' promotion from Ligue 2 at the end of the 2013–14 season has been ruled invalid, and will thus be automatically relegated to Ligue 2 for the 2015–16 season, regardless of where the team place this season. It has been confirmed by the French Football Federation that the decision of the Administrative Court of Besançon will be appealed.[17]

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Paris Saint-Germain113625544322222222234333332222111211111
Lyon21013171312810643333333321111111111222122222
Monaco1619171519161112131087881087655555554444443333333
Marseille8151042111111111111112222223333334454444
Saint-Étienne322843361054566544443444445555555545555
Bordeaux71113222236445465566777666766666666666
Montpellier1711510669771113913991089108666777677777777777
Lille1273314534811121414141515121311121313111112988888888888
Rennes1887578131512139117765678991010121213109111199999999
Guingamp19131618161919202019201618192017161312131312111088111210101112121110111010
Nice449161117128111271012111114111111121088899131516121310111213151211
Bastia917111314181716191618191515192020181914151416151310141012131414161312101112
Caen194912101413171815151716171819202020201815141514121414141213131514131513
Nantes65871077956565477987789991011811991011101011121314
Reims1016191918151819161414131010891010910111112131415151313151617141717171415
Lorient561268111517141517182017151617141516141517161616161715171716181615141616
Toulouse14121412151410118912141113131112151415161714171717181818181818151416161717
Evian2020202020202018151719201618161314161818181618181818171617161515171818181818
Metz131418141796597108912121213171717172020202020202020201919191919191919
Lens161815119131614182016171920181918191619191919191919191919192020202020202020
Leader
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
Relegation to 2015–16 Ligue 2

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] BAS BOR CAE EVI GUI RCL LIL LOR OL OM MET ASM MHS NAN NIC PSG REI REN STE TFC
Bastia 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 3–3 2–0 1–3 2–0 0–0 2–1 4–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0
Bordeaux 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–5 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1
Caen 1–1 1–2 3–2 0–2 4–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 2–3 0–2 4–1 0–1 1–0 2–0
Evian 1–2 0–1 0–3 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–3 1–3 3–0 1–3 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–0
Guingamp 1–0 2–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–7 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 2–1
Lens 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–4 2–0 0–3 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–3 4–2 0–1 0–1 1–0
Lille 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 0–4 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–0
Lorient 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–1
Lyon 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 5–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–0
Marseille 3–0 3–1 2–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–5 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–3 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0
Metz 3–1 0–0 3–2 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–4 0–4 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 2–3 3–0 0–0 2–3 3–2
Monaco 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
Montpellier 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–3 1–2 1–0 1–5 2–1 2–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 0–2 2–0
Nantes 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–2
Nice 0–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–2 0–0 3–2
Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 3–0 2–2 4–2 6–0 4–1 6–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 5–0 3–1
Reims 2–1 1–0 0–2 3–2 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–4 0–5 0–0 1–3 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–0
Rennes 0–1 1–1 1–4 6–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–4 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–3
Saint-Étienne 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–3 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 5–0 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–1
Toulouse 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–3 2–1 1–6 3–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1

Updated to games played on 23 May 2015.
Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel
^ 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

Season statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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