Olympique Lyonnais Féminin

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. The club has been the female section of Olympique Lyonnais since 2004. It is the most successful club in the history of Division 1 Féminine, with fifteen league titles as Olympique Lyonnais and four league titles as FC Lyon before the acquisition. Lyon currently plays in Division 1 Féminine.

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin
Olympique Lyonnais.svg
Full nameOlympique Lyonnais Féminin
Nickname(s)Les Fenottes
Les Lyonnaises
Short nameOL
Founded1970; 52 years ago (1970) (as FC Lyon)
2004; 18 years ago (2004) (as Olympique Lyonnais)
GroundGroupama OL Training Center, Décines-Charpieu
Capacity1,524
PresidentJean-Michel Aulas
ManagerSonia Bompastor
LeagueD1 Féminine
2020–212nd
WebsiteClub website

Since the 2010s, Lyon has frequently 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 in both economic and cultural terms.[2] The team has won seven Champions League titles, including a record five successive titles from 2016 to 2020, as well as 14 consecutive domestic league titles from 2007 to 2020. They have also won five trebles when the top-level continental competition is considered, the most for any team.

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 fourteen times and the Coupe de France nine times. 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.

From 2016 to 2020, the club won five consecutive Champions League titles, equaling the male record held by Real Madrid. The goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi and the defender Wendie Renard have won seven Champions Leagues.

Lyon's main rivalry is with Paris Saint-Germain, with matches between the two teams sometimes referred as the "Classique féminin". Paris is OL's main contender for national titles, as they finished in second place of D1 Féminine seven times. Lyon has never lost the D1 title to PSG, and won five Coupe de France finals against Paris. In 2017 both teams reached the Champions League final, with Lyon beating Paris after a penalty shoot-out and winning its fourth title in the competition.

Lyon hosts its matches at the Groupama OL training Center, a stadium of capacity 1,524 that is situated not far from the larger Parc Olympique Lyonnais where the male teams play. The women's team does host its "big" matches at the 59,000-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, Lyon is currently the highest-ranked club in UEFA.[5]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 31 January 2022.[6]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   CHI Christiane Endler
3 DF   FRA Wendie Renard (captain)
4 DF   FRA Selma Bacha
5 DF   FRA Perle Morroni
6 MF   FRA Amandine Henry
7 MF   FRA Amel Majri
8 MF   ISL Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
9 FW   FRA Eugénie Le Sommer
10 MF   GER Dzsenifer Marozsán
11 MF   NED Damaris Egurrola
12 DF   AUS Ellie Carpenter
13 MF   USA Catarina Macario
14 FW   NOR Ada Hegerberg
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 GK   FRA Sarah Bouhaddi
17 MF   NED Daniëlle van de Donk
18 DF   FRA Alice Sombath
19 FW   FRA Emelyne Laurent
20 FW   FRA Delphine Cascarino
21 DF   CAN Kadeisha Buchanan
23 DF   BEL Janice Cayman
25 FW   FRA Inès Benyahia
26 MF   USA Lindsey Horan (on loan from Portland Thorns)
28 FW   FRA Melvine Malard
29 DF   FRA Griedge Mbock Bathy
30 GK   FRA Alyssia Paljevic
40 GK   SWE Emma Holmgren

Reserve teamEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
27 MF   FRA Kysha Sylla
31 MF   FRA Laurine Baga
32 MF   FRA Nesrine Bahlouli
No. Pos. Nation Player
36 MF   FRA Candice Charbonnier
GK   FRA Feerine Belhadj
MF   FRA Celia Bensalem

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   FRA Grace Kazadi (at Sevilla until 30 June 2022)
22 MF    SUI Sally Julini (at Guingamp until 30 June 2022)
24 FW   DEN Signe Bruun (at Manchester United until 30 June 2022)[7]
26 FW   FRA Vicki Bècho Desbonne (at Stade de Reims until 30 June 2022[8])
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   FRA Assimina Maoulida (at Issy until 30 June 2022)
DF   FRA Manon Revelli (at Guingamp until 30 June 2022)
FW   FRA Danielle Roux (at Orléans until 30 June 2022)

Notable former playersEdit

Current staffEdit

As of 15 October 2021.[9]
Position Staff
Head coach   Sonia Bompastor
First assistant coach   Camille Abily
Second assistant coach   Théo Rivrin
Goalkeeping coach   Christophe Gardié
Fitness trainers   Romain Segui
  Rémi Pullara
Video analyst   Maeva Ruiz
Team delegate   Olivier Blanc
Team manager   Julien Legrand
Team doctor   David Mouriesse
Physiotherapists   Thibaud Aubin
  Liamine Belaloui

HonoursEdit

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

OfficialEdit

(7, record): 2010–11, 2011–12, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
(14, record): 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, 2019–20
(9, record): 2007–08, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018–19, 2019—20
(1, record) 2019

InvitationalEdit

Winners: 2012
Winners: 2014
Winners: 2019
  • Trophée Veolia Féminin
Winners: 2020

OthersEdit

Record in UEFA Women's Champions LeagueEdit

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

Season Round Opponents Away Home Agg.
2007–08 First qualifying round   Slovan Duslo Šaľa 12–0
  Škiponjat Struga (Host) 10–0
  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 (a)
2008–09 Second qualifying round   Neulengbach 8–0
  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
2009–10 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.) (6–7 p) (  Getafe)
2010–11 Round of 32   AZ 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)
2011–12 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)
2012–13 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)
2013–14 Round of 32   Twente Enschede 4–0 f 6–0 10–0
Round of 16   Turbine Potsdam 1–0 f 1–2 2–2 (a)
2014–15 Round of 32   Brescia 5–0 f 9–0 14–0
Round of 16   Paris Saint-Germain 1–1 f 0–1 1–2
2015–16 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.) (4–3 p) (  Reggio Emilia)
2016–17 Round of 32   Avaldsnes 5–2 f 5–0 10–2
Round of 16   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.) (7–6 p) (  Cardiff)
2017–18 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   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.) (  Kyiv)
2018–19 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   Barcelona 4–1 (  Budapest)
2019–20 Round of 32   Ryazan-VDV 9–0 f 7–0 16–0
Round of 16   Fortuna Hjørring 4–0 f 7–0 11–0
Quarter-final   Bayern Munich 2–1 (  Bilbao)
Semi-final   Paris Saint-Germain 1–0 (  Bilbao)
Final   Wolfsburg 3–1 (  San Sebastián)
2020–21 Round of 32   Juventus 3–2 f 3–0 6–2
Round of 16   Brøndby 3–1 2–0 f 5–1
Quarter-final   Paris Saint-Germain 1–0 f 1–2 2–2 (a)
2021–22 Round 2   Levante 2–1 f 2–1 4–2
Group D   Bayern Munich 0–1 2–1 1st
  Benfica 5–0 5–0
  BK Häcken 3–0 4–0
Quarter-final   Juventus 1–2 f 3–1 4–3
Semi-final   Paris Saint-Germain 2–1 3–2 f 5–3
Final   Barcelona (  Turin)

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
Season League CFF Europe Top goalscorer(s)
Division Pos Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Name(s) Goals
2001–02 D1 3rd 22 14 2 6 53 26 +27 66 RU   Séverine Creuzet-Laplantes 17
2002–03 D1 2nd 22 15 4 3 60 19 +41 71 W   Sandrine Brétigny 26
2003–04 D1 2nd 22 14 4 4 52 25 +27 68 W   Claire Morel 18
2004–05 D1 3rd 22 15 2 5 50 20 +30 69 RU   Séverine Creuzet-Laplantes 13
2005–06 D1 3rd 22 10 8 4 34 12 +22 60 RU   Sandrine Brétigny 11
2006–07 D1 1st 22 20 1 1 116 9 +107 83 RU   Sandrine Brétigny 42
2007–08 D1 1st 22 18 4 0 93 4 +89 80 W Women's Cup SF   Sandrine Brétigny 25
2008–09 D1 1st 22 21 1 0 114 11 +103 86 SF Women's Cup SF   Kátia 27
2009–10 D1 1st 22 18 2 2 93 11 +82 78 SF Champions League RU   Kátia 17
2010–11 D1 1st 22 22 0 0 106 6 +100 88 QF Champions League W   Sandrine Brétigny 19
2011–12 D1 1st 22 19 3 0 119 3 +116 82 W Champions League W   Eugénie Le Sommer 22
2012–13 D1 1st 22 22 0 0 132 5 +127 88 W Champions League RU   Lotta Schelin 24
2013–14 D1 1st 22 21 0 1 95 12 +83 85 W Champions League R16   Eugénie Le Sommer
  Laëtitia Tonazzi
15
2014–15 D1 1st 22 22 0 0 147 6 +141 88 W Champions League R16   Lotta Schelin 34
2015–16 D1 1st 22 19 3 0 115 4 +111 82 W Champions League W   Ada Hegerberg 33
2016–17 D1 1st 22 21 0 1 103 6 +97 63 W Champions League W   Ada Hegerberg
  Eugénie Le Sommer
20
2017–18 D1 1st 22 21 1 0 104 5 +99 64 RU Champions League W   Ada Hegerberg 31
2018–19 D1 1st 22 20 2 0 89 9 +83 62 W Champions League W   Ada Hegerberg 20
2019–20 D1 1st 16 14 2 0 67 4 +63 44 W Champions League W   Ada Hegerberg 14
2020–21 D1 2nd 22 20 1 1 78 6 +72 61 Champions League QF   Nikita Parris 13

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  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. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Potsdam hold nerve to claim European crown". UEFA. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  5. ^ "UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2014/15" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  6. ^ "EFFECTIF & STAFF". Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Signe Bruun joins United Women on loan". manutd.com.
  8. ^ "Vicki Becho prêtée au Stade de Reims". OL.fr.
  9. ^ "COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE | NOUVELLE ORGANISATION AU SEIN DU STAFF DE L'ÉQUIPE FÉMININE DE L'OL". Olympique Lyonnais. 14 June 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
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