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Olympique Lyonnais Féminin (French pronunciation: ​[ɔlɛ̃pik ljɔnɛ]; commonly referred to as Olympique Lyon, Lyon, or simply OL) is a French women's football club based in Lyon. It is the most successful club in the history of Division 1 Féminine with fourteen league titles as Olympique Lyonnais and four league titles as FC Lyon before the acquisition. The club has been the female section of Olympique Lyonnais since 2004. Lyon currently plays in the Division 1 Féminine and are the defending champions, having won the league for thirteen consecutive seasons.

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin
Olympique Lyonnais.svg
Full nameOlympique Lyonnais Féminin
Nickname(s)Les Fenottes
Les Lyonnaises
Short nameOL
Founded2004 when Olympique Lyonnais acquires FC Lyon
GroundGroupama OL Training Center, Décines-Charpieu
Capacity1,524
PresidentJean-Michel Aulas
ManagerJean-Luc Vasseur
LeagueD1 Féminine
2018–191st (champions)
WebsiteClub website

Since the 2010s, Lyon has often been named the strongest women's team in the world,[1] and has been cited as a model for the development of women's football, both in economic and in cultural terms.[2] The team has won six Champions League titles including a record four successive titles from 2016 to 2019, as well as 13 consecutive domestic league titles from 2007 to 2019.

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HistoryEdit

The club was formed as the women's section of FC Lyon in 1970. In 2004, the women's club became the women's section of Olympique Lyonnais. Since joining Lyon, the women's section has won the Division 1 Féminine ten times and seven Coupe de France titles. Lyon reached the semi-finals of the 2007–08 edition of the UEFA Women's Cup and, during the 2009–10 season, reached the final of the inaugural edition of the UEFA Women's Champions League losing to German club Turbine Potsdam 7–6 on penalties.[3][4] In the following season, Lyon finally captured the UEFA Women's Champions League defeating its nemesis Turbine Potsdam 2–0 in the 2011 final. It successfully defended its title in 2012, defeating FFC Frankfurt in the final.

Lyon hosts its matches at the Groupama OL training Center, a 1,524-capacity stadium that is situated not far from the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, where the male sections play. The women's team does host its "big" matches at the 55,000-seat stadium. The president of the club is Jean-Michel Aulas and the captain of the team is Wendie Renard. According to the UEFA women's coefficient, currently, Lyon is the highest-ranked club in UEFA.[5]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 19 June 2019.[6]

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 Lisa Weiß
3   DF Wendie Renard (captain)
4   DF Selma Bacha
5   MF Saki Kumagai
6   MF Amandine Henry
7   MF Amel Majri
8   MF Izzy Christiansen
9   FW Eugénie Le Sommer
10   MF Dzsenifer Marozsán
11   FW Shanice van de Sanden
14   FW Ada Hegerberg
16   GK Sarah Bouhaddi
17   FW Danielle Roux
18   MF Eva Kouache
No. Position Player
19   FW Lorena Azzaro
20   FW Delphine Cascarino
21   DF Kadeisha Buchanan
22   DF Lucy Bronze
26   DF Carolin Simon
27   FW Emelyne Laurent
28   DF Melvine Malard
29   DF Griedge Mbock
30   GK Audrey Dupupet
  GK Katriina Talaslahti
  MF Janice Cayman
  FW Nikita Parris
  FW Jéssica Silva


Notable former playersEdit

HonoursEdit

 
Celebration of the 6th UEFA Women's Champions League in 2019.

OfficialEdit

This is the combined honours of FC Lyon Women team and Olympique Lyonnais :

Winners: (17) 1990–91, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19 (record)
Winners: (10) 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 (record)
Winners: (6) 2010–11, 2011–12, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19 (record)
Runners-up: 2009–10, 2012–13

InvitationalEdit

Winners: 2012
Winners: 2014

Record in UEFA competitionsEdit

All results (away, home and aggregate) list Olympique Lyon's goal tally first.

Competition Round Club Away Home Agg.
2007-2008 First qualifying round   Slovan Duslo Šaľa 12–0
  Škiponjat Struga (Host) 10–0
  SFK Sarajevo 7–0
Second qualifying round   Brøndby 0–0
  Kolbotn 1–0
  Sparta Prague 2–1
Quarter-final   Arsenal 3–2 0–0 f 3–2
Semi-final   Umeå 0–0 1–1 f 1–1 (agr)
2008-2009 Second qualifying round   Neulengbach 8–0
  FC Zürich 7–1
  Arsenal 3–0
Quarter-final   Verona 5–0 f 4–1 9–1
Semi-final   Duisburg 1–3 1–1 f 2–4
2009-2010 Round of 32   Mašinac Niš 1–0 f 5–0 6–0
Round of 16   Fortuna Hjørring 1–0 f 5–0 6–0
Quarter-final   Torres Sassari 0–1 3–0 f 3–1
Semi-final   Umeå 0–0 3–2 f 3–2
Final   Turbine Potsdam 0–0 a.e.t. (6p–7p) (  Getafe)
2010-2011 Round of 32   Alkmaar Zaanstreek 2–1 f 8–0 10–1
Round of 16   Rossiyanka Khimki 6–1 f 5–0 11–1
Quarter-final   Zvezda Perm 0–0 f 1–0 1–0
Semi-final   Arsenal 3–2 2–0 f 5–2
Final   Turbine Potsdam 2–0 (  London)
2011-2012 Round of 32   Olimpia Cluj-Napoca 9–0 f 3–0 12–0
Round of 16   Sparta Prague 6–0 f 6–0 12–0
Quarter-final   Brøndby 4–0 4–0 f 8–0
Semi-final   Turbine Potsdam 0–0 5–1 f 5–1
Final   Frankfurt 2–0 (  Munich)
2012-2013 Round of 32   Vantaa 7–0 f 5–0 12–0
Round of 16   Zorky Krasnogorsk 9–0 f 2–0 11–0
Quarter-final   Rosengård Malmö 3–0 5–0 f 8–0
Semi-final   Juvisy 6–1 3–0 f 9–1
Final   Wolfsburg 0–1 (  London)
2013-2014 Round of 32   Twente Enschede 4–0 f 6–0 10–0
Round of 16   Turbine Potsdam 1–0 f 1–2 2–2 (agr)
2014-2015 Round of 32   Brescia 5–0 f 9–0 14–0
Round of 16   Paris Saint-Germain 1–1 f 0–1 1–2
2015-2016 Round of 32   Medyk Konin 6–0 f 3–0 9–0
Round of 16   Atlético Madrid 3–1 f 6–0 9–1
Quarter-final   Slavia Prague 0–0 9–1 f 9–1
Semi-final   Paris Saint-Germain 1–0 7–0 f 8–0
Final   Wolfsburg 1–1 a.e.t. (4p–3p) (  Reggio Emilia)
2016-2017 Round of 32   Avaldsnes 5–2 f 5–0 10–2
Round of 16   FC Zürich 9–0 8–0 f 17–0
Quarter-final   Wolfsburg 2–0 f 0–1 2–1
Semi-final   Manchester City 3–1 f 0–1 3–2
Final   Paris Saint-Germain 0–0 a.e.t. (7p–6p) (  Cardiff)
2017-2018 Round of 32   Medyk Konin 5–0 f 9–0 14–0
Round of 16   Kazygurt Shymkent 7–0 f 9–0 16–0
Quarter-final   FC Barcelona 1–0 2–1 f 3–1
Semi-final   Manchester City 0-0 f 1-0 1-0
Final   Wolfsburg 4–1 a.e.t. (  Kiev)
2018-2019 Round of 32   Avaldsnes 2–0 f 5–0 7–0
Round of 16   Ajax Amsterdam 4–0 f 9–0 13–0
Quarter-final   Wolfsburg 4–2 2–1 f 6–3
Semi-final   Chelsea 1-1 2-1 f 3-2
Final   FC Barcelona 4–1 (  Budapest)

f First leg.

List of seasonsEdit

Top scorers in bold were also the top scorers in the Division 1 Féminine that season.

Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Smith, Rory (17 May 2019). "The World's Most Dominant Team Isn't Who You Think". New York Times. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ Ingle, Sean (29 June 2019). "How Lucy Bronze was polished at Lyon, the ultimate finishing school | Sean Ingle". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Lyon and Potsdam make history". UEFA. UEFA. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Potsdam hold nerve to claim European crown". UEFA. UEFA. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  5. ^ "UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2014/15" (PDF). UEFA. UEFA. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  6. ^ "FÉMININES : K.TALASLAHTI, J.CAYMAN, N.PARRIS ET J.SILVA ARRIVENT". Olympique Lyonnais. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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