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2015–16 Olympique Lyonnais season

The 2015–16 season was Olympique Lyonnais's 66th professional season since its creation in 1950.

Lyon
2015–16 season
ChairmanJean-Michel Aulas
ManagerBruno Génésio
StadiumStade des Lumières
Ligue 12nd
Trophée des ChampionsRunners-up
Coupe de la LigueQuarter-finals
Coupe de FranceRound of 16
UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stage
Top goalscorerLeague:
Alexandre Lacazette (21)

All:
Alexandre Lacazette (23)
Highest home attendance56,661 vs Paris Saint-Germain (29 February 2016)
Lowest home attendance15,835 vs Tours (16 December 2015)

Contents

PlayersEdit

French teams are limited to four players without EU citizenship. Hence, the squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player; several non-European players on the squad have dual citizenship with an EU country. Also, players from the ACP countries—countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement—are not counted against non-EU quotas due to the Kolpak ruling.

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Anthony Lopes
2   DF Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
3   DF Henri Bedimo
4   DF Bakary Koné
6   MF Gueïda Fofana
7   FW Clément Grenier
8   MF Corentin Tolisso
10   FW Alexandre Lacazette
11   MF Rachid Ghezzal
12   MF Jordan Ferri
13   DF Christophe Jallet
No. Position Player
14   MF Sergi Darder
15   DF Jérémy Morel
17   MF Steed Malbranque
18   FW Nabil Fekir
19   MF Mathieu Valbuena
20   DF Rafael
21   MF Maxime Gonalons (Captain)
23   DF Samuel Umtiti
27   FW Maxwel Cornet
28   MF Arnold Mvuemba
30   GK Mathieu Gorgelin

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
22   DF Lindsay Rose (at Lorient until 30 June 2016)
31   DF Louis Nganioni (at Utrecht until 30 June 2016)

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

Date Pos. Player Age Moved from Fee Notes
1 July 2015 FW   Claudio Beauvue 27   Guingamp £3.5 million
1 July 2015 DF   Jérémy Morel 31   Marseille Free Transfer
3 August 2015 DF   Rafael Da Silva 25   Manchester United Undisclosed [1]
11 August 2015 MF   Mathieu Valbuena 30   Dynamo Moscow €5 million [2]
17 August 2015 DF   Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 26   Roma €7.9 million [3]
29 August 2015 MF   Sergi Darder 21   Málaga €12 million [4]
31 August 2015 MF   Olivier Kemen 19   Newcastle United £490,000
31 August 2015 MF   Lucas Tousart 18   Valenciennes Undisclosed

Loans inEdit

Date Pos. Player Age Loaned from Return date Notes

Transfers outEdit

Date Pos. Player Age Moved to Fee Notes
1 July 2015 MF   Farès Bahlouli 20   Monaco Undisclosed
1 July 2015 GK   Jérémy Frick 22   Biel-Bienne Undisclosed
1 July 2015 MF   Yoann Gourcuff 28   Rennes Free transfer
1 July 2015 DF   Mouhamadou Dabo 28   Troyes Free transfer
1 July 2015 MF   Sidy Koné 23 Released
17 July 2015 FW   Mohamed Yattara 21   Standard Liège €2 million [5]
12 August 2015 DF   Mehdi Zeffane 23   Rennes Undisclosed [6]
15 August 2015 FW   Clinton N'Jie 22   Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed [7]
31 August 2015 FW   Yassine Benzia 20   Lille Undisclosed
6 January 2016 DF   Milan Biševac 32   Lazio Undisclosed [8]
16 January 2016 FW   Claudio Beauvue 27   Celta Vigo Undisclosed [9]

Loans outEdit

Date Pos. Player Age Loaned to Return date Notes
10 July 2015 DF   Louis Nganioni 20   Utrecht 30 June 2016
28 January 2016 DF   Lindsay Rose 23   Lorient 30 June 2016 [10]

Pre-season and friendliesEdit

CompetitionsEdit

Trophée des ChampionsEdit

Ligue 1Edit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Paris Saint-Germain (C) 38 30 6 2 102 19 +83 96 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Lyon 38 19 8 11 67 43 +24 65
3 Monaco 38 17 14 7 57 50 +7 65 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Nice 38 18 9 11 58 41 +17 63 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
5 Lille 38 15 15 8 39 27 +12 60 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[a]
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Fairplay ranking.[11]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2015–16 Coupe de France and the 2015–16 Coupe de la Ligue, Paris Saint-Germain, qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the Coupe de France winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the fourth-placed team and the spot awarded to the Coupe de la Ligue winners (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the sixth-placed team. The fifth-placed team received the spot in Europa League third qualifying round originally designated to the fourth-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 8 11 67 43  +24 65 12 4 3 42 16  +26 7 4 8 25 27  −2

Last updated: 15 April 2016.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by matchEdit

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GroundHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHHA
ResultDWLWDDWLWDWWWLLDLLLWLDLWWWLWWDWWWDWWWL
Position107125674866422244569699111065533443232222
Updated to match(es) played on 15 April 2016. Source: Ligue1
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Coupe de la LigueEdit

Coupe de FranceEdit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZEN GNT VAL LYO
1   Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 5 0 1 13 6 +7 15 Advance to knockout phase 2–1 2–0 3–1
2   KAA Gent 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10 2–1 1–0 1–1
3   Valencia 6 2 0 4 5 9 −4 6 Transfer to Europa League 2–3 2–1 0–2
4   Lyon 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 4 0–2 1–2 0–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rafael joins Lyon". Olympique Lyonnais. 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ "France midfielder Mathieu Valbuena joins Lyon from Dynamo Moscow". The Guardian. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa signs five-year deal with Lyon". The Guardian. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Darder signs for Lyon". Marca. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Transfert Mohamed Yattara (Lyon) transféré au Standard de Liège" [Mohamed Yattara (Lyon) transferred to Standard Liege]. L'equipe (in French). 17 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  6. ^ Gomez, Jean-François. "Mercato : Mehdi Zeffane aurait passé sa visite médicale dans son nouveau club" [Mercato: Mehdi Zeffane would have passed his medical visit to his new club]. Olympique et Lyonnais (in French). Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Clinton N'Jie: Tottenham sign Lyon striker on five-year deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Lazio complete move for Lyon defender Milan Bisevac". espn fc.
  9. ^ "El atacante Claudio Beauvue, en Vigo para completar su fichaje por el RC Celta". Celta de Vigo.
  10. ^ Lyon : Rose prêté à Lorient ! (officiel)
  11. ^ "Ligue 1 2015/2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Gent vs. Olympique Lyonnais 1 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Olympique Lyonnais vs. Valencia 0 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Zenit vs. Olympique Lyonnais 3 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 October 2015.