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. It is the most successful club in the history of Division 1 Féminine with sixteen league titles. The club has been the female section of Olympique Lyonnais since 2004. Lyon currently play in the Division 1 Féminine and are the defending champions, having won the league for twelve consecutive seasons.
|Full name||Olympique Lyonnais Féminin|
|Nickname(s)||Lyon, OL, Les Fenottes, Les Lyonnaises|
|Founded||2004 as part of Olympique Lyonnais|
|Ground||Groupama OL Training Center de Décines|
In the 2010s Lyon has often been named the strongest women's team of the world. They have won five champions league titles including a record of three in a row from 2015 to 2018.
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. 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.
- As of 9 January 2019.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former playersEdit
- 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: (9) 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (record)
- Winners: 2012
- Winners: 2014
Record in UEFA competitionsEdit
- Further details: Olympique Lyonnais Féminin in European football
All results (away, home and aggregate) list Olympique Lyon's goal tally first.
f First leg.
List of seasonsEdit
Top scorers in bold were also the top scorers in the Division 1 Féminine that season.
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- "UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2014/15" (PDF). UEFA. UEFA. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
- "Players and staff". olweb. Retrieved 25 May 2018.