2017–18 Ligue 1

Ligue 1
Season 2017–18
Dates 4 August 2017 – 19 May 2018
Champions Paris Saint-Germain (7th title)
Relegated Troyes
Metz
Champions League Paris Saint-Germain
Monaco
Lyon
Europa League Marseille
Rennes
Bordeaux
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1,033 (2.72 per match)
Top goalscorer Edinson Cavani
(28 goals)[1]
Biggest home win Paris Saint-Germain 8–0 Dijon
(17 January 2018)
Biggest away win Troyes 0–5 Lyon
(22 October 2017)
Angers 0–5 Paris Saint-Germain
(4 November 2017)
Saint-Étienne 0–5 Lyon
(5 November 2017)
Nice 0–5 Lyon
(26 November 2017)
Metz 0–5 Lyon
(8 April 2018)
Highest scoring Marseille 6–3 Metz
(2 February 2018)
Longest winning run 9 matches[2]
Paris Saint-Germain
Longest unbeaten run 17 matches[2]
Monaco
Longest winless run 11 matches[2]
Lille
Metz
Strasbourg
Longest losing run 6 matches[2]
Metz
Highest attendance 60,410[3]
Marseille 2–2 Paris Saint-Germain
(22 October 2017)
Lowest attendance 6,333[3]
Monaco 3–1 Metz
(21 January 2018)
Total attendance 8,559,659[4]
Average attendance 22,585[4]

The 2017–18 Ligue 1 season was the 80th season since its establishment. The season started on 4 August 2017 and ended on 19 May 2018.[5] Monaco were the defending champions.

On 15 April, Paris Saint-Germain won their seventh Ligue 1 title with five games to spare after a 7–1 win over Monaco.[6]

Teams[]

Twenty teams will compete in the league, with three promoted teams from Ligue 2: Strasbourg (Ligue 2 champions), Amiens (Ligue 2 runner-up) and Troyes (winner of the relegation play-off against Lorient), replacing the three relegated teams from the 2016–17 Ligue 1 season: Bastia (finished 20th), Nancy (finished 19th) and Lorient (lost the relegation play-off against Troyes).

Stadia and locations[]

Club Location Venue Capacity
Amiens Amiens Stade de la Licorne 12,097
Angers Angers Stade Raymond Kopa 17,835
Bordeaux Bordeaux Matmut Atlantique 42,115
Caen Caen Stade Michel d'Ornano 20,453
Dijon Dijon Stade Gaston Gérard 18,376
Guingamp Guingamp Stade du Roudourou 18,378
Lille Villeneuve-d'Ascq Stade Pierre-Mauroy 50,157
Lyon Décines-Charpieu Groupama Stadium 59,186
Marseille Marseille Orange Vélodrome 67,394
Metz Metz Stade Saint-Symphorien 25,636
Monaco Monaco Monaco Stade Louis II 18,523
Montpellier Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,939
Nantes Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 37,473
Nice Nice Allianz Riviera 35,624
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Parc des Princes 48,583
Rennes Rennes Roazhon Park 29,778
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard 41,965
Strasbourg Strasbourg Stade de la Meinau 29,230
Toulouse Toulouse Stadium Municipal 33,150
Troyes Troyes Stade de l'Aube 20,420

Personnel and kits[]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Main sponsor
Amiens France Christophe Pélissier France Thomas Monconduit Adidas Intersport
Angers France Stéphane Moulin Ivory Coast Ismaël Traoré Kappa Scania (H), Bodet (A)
Bordeaux Uruguay Gus Poyet Czech Republic Jaroslav Plašil Puma Groupe Sweetcom (H), Bistro Régent (A)
Caen France Patrice Garande France Julien Féret Umbro Maisons France Confort (H), Campagne de France (A & 3)
Dijon France Olivier Dall'Oglio France Cédric Varrault Lotto DVF, Doras, IPS
Guingamp New Caledonia Antoine Kombouaré France Jimmy Briand Patrick Servagroupe (H), Aroma Celte (A)
Lille France Christophe Galtier Cameroon Ibrahim Amadou New Balance Partouche
Lyon France Bruno Génésio France Nabil Fekir Adidas Hyundai, Veolia (European)
Marseille France Rudi Garcia France Dimitri Payet Adidas Orange
Metz France Frédéric Hantz Serbia Milan Biševac Nike Moselle
Monaco Portugal Leonardo Jardim Colombia Radamel Falcao Nike Fedcom
Montpellier Armenia Michel Der Zakarian Brazil Vitorino Hilton Nike Sud de France
Nantes Italy Claudio Ranieri France Léo Dubois Umbro Synergie
Nice Switzerland Lucien Favre Brazil Dante Macron Mutuelles du Soleil, 7天酒店 (European)
Paris Saint-Germain Spain Unai Emery Brazil Thiago Silva Nike Emirates
Rennes France Sabri Lamouchi France Romain Danzé Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne France Jean-Louis Gasset France Loïc Perrin Le Coq Sportif EoviMcd Mutuelle
Strasbourg France Thierry Laurey France Ernest Seka Hummel ÉS Énergies
Toulouse France Mickaël Debève France Christopher Jullien Joma Triangle Interim
Troyes France Jean-Louis Garcia France Benjamin Nivet Kappa Babeau Seguin

Managerial changes[]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Saint-Étienne France Christophe Galtier Resigned 20 May 2017[7] Pre-season Spain Óscar García 15 June 2017[8]
Lille France Franck Passi End of interim 20 May 2017[9] Argentina Marcelo Bielsa 30 June 2017[9]
Montpellier France Jean-Louis Gasset End of contract 20 May 2017[10] Armenia Michel Der Zakarian 23 May 2017[11]
Nantes Portugal Sérgio Conceição Resigned to join Porto 6 June 2017[12] Italy Claudio Ranieri 13 June 2017[13]
Metz France Philippe Hinschberger Sacked 22 October 2017[14] 20th France Frédéric Hantz 29 October 2017[15]
Rennes France Christian Gourcuff 8 November 2017[16] 10th France Sabri Lamouchi 8 November 2017[17]
Saint-Étienne Spain Óscar García Resigned 15 November 2017[18] 6th France Julien Sablé 15 November 2017
Lille Argentina Marcelo Bielsa Sacked 15 December 2017[19] 18th France Christophe Galtier 29 December 2017[20]
Saint-Étienne France Julien Sablé 20 December 2017[21] 16th France Jean-Louis Gasset 20 December 2017
Bordeaux France Jocelyn Gourvennec 18 January 2018[22] 13th Uruguay Gus Poyet 20 January 2018[23]
Toulouse France Pascal Dupraz 22 January 2018[24] 19th France Mickaël Debève 22 January 2018

League table[]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Paris Saint-Germain (C) 38 29 6 3 108 29 +79 93 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Monaco 38 24 8 6 85 45 +40 80
3 Lyon 38 23 9 6 87 43 +44 78
4 Marseille 38 22 11 5 80 47 +33 77 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
5 Rennes 38 16 10 12 50 44 +6 58
6 Bordeaux 38 16 7 15 53 48 +5 55 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
7 Saint-Étienne 38 15 10 13 47 50 −3 55
8 Nice 38 15 9 14 53 52 +1 54
9 Nantes 38 14 10 14 36 41 −5 52
10 Montpellier 38 11 18 9 36 33 +3 51
11 Dijon 38 13 9 16 55 73 −18 48
12 Guingamp 38 12 11 15 48 59 −11 47
13 Amiens 38 12 9 17 37 42 −5 45
14 Angers 38 9 14 15 42 52 −10 41
15 Strasbourg 38 9 11 18 44 67 −23 38
16 Caen 38 10 8 20 27 52 −25 38
17 Lille 38 10 8 20 41 67 −26 38
18 Toulouse (O) 38 9 10 19 38 54 −16 37 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
19 Troyes (R) 38 9 6 23 32 59 −27 33 Relegation to Ligue 2
20 Metz (R) 38 6 8 24 34 76 −42 26
Source: Ligue 1 and Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Head-to-head points; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head goals scored; 6) Head-to-head away goals; 7) Goals scored; 8) Away goals scored; 9) Most goals scored in one league match; 10) Fair-play points[25]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the winners of 2017–18 Coupe de la Ligue and 2017–18 Coupe de France (Paris Saint-Germain) qualified for European competition based on league position, the berths awarded to the Coupe de France winners (Europa League group stage) and Coupe de la Ligue winners (Europa League second qualifying round) are passed down to the fifth- and sixth-placed team respectively.

Results[]

Home \ Away AMI ANG BOR SMC DIJ GUI LIL OL OM MET ASM MHS FCN NIC PSG REN STE STR TFC TRO
Amiens 0–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–0 1–1
Angers 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–5 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–1
Bordeaux 3–2 0–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–0 0–3 4–2 2–1
Caen 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–3 3–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0
Dijon 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 3–1 3–0 2–5 1–3 1–1 1–4 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–1
Guingamp 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 0–2 3–3 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–3 2–5 0–3 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0
Lille 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 3–1 0–4 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–2
Lyon 3–0 1–1 3–3 1–0 3–3 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–0
Marseille 2–1 1–1 1–0 5–0 3–0 1–0 5–1 2–3 6–3 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–1
Metz 0–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–3 0–5 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–5 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 0–1
Monaco 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 6–0 2–1 3–2 6–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–2 3–2
Montpellier 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Nantes 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 2–1 1–0
Nice 1–0 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–5 2–4 3–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–2
Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 2–1 6–2 3–1 8–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 5–0 7–1 4–0 4–1 3–0 0–2 3–0 5–2 6–2 2–0
Rennes 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–4 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Saint-Étienne 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 2–0 5–0 0–5 2–2 3–1 0–4 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–1
Strasbourg 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 3–2 0–2 3–0 3–2 3–3 2–2 1–3 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1
Toulouse 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–3 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–3 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–0
Troyes 1–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–5 2–3 1–0 0–3 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 3–0 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 12 May 2018. Source: Ligue 1
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Positions by round[]

Leader and 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage
2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage
2018–19 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
2018–19 UEFA Europa League group stage
Qualification to relegation play-offs
Relegation to Ligue 2

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Paris Saint-Germain 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Monaco 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 2 2 2 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2
Lyon 1 1 4 4 3 5 7 8 6 4 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 3 3
Marseille 2 4 5 6 10 6 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Rennes 11 14 17 19 14 15 15 15 15 15 13 10 11 9 8 6 6 7 9 10 9 8 8 10 8 8 7 5 6 5 5 5 5 7 6 5 5 5
Bordeaux 9 7 6 5 5 4 3 6 7 7 8 9 9 13 10 11 14 15 15 13 13 12 9 8 7 7 8 9 9 11 12 12 10 11 9 9 7 6
Saint-Étienne 8 5 3 3 4 3 4 7 3 6 6 6 7 8 11 13 15 16 16 14 14 16 14 12 14 11 12 13 11 9 9 9 8 6 5 6 8 7
Nice 15 15 11 18 11 8 9 10 14 14 16 15 17 18 14 12 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 9 9 9 8 7 8 7 7 6 5 7 7 6 8
Nantes 19 19 15 15 8 7 6 4 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 5 6 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 9
Montpellier 7 11 9 12 17 12 13 13 11 8 9 8 8 7 7 8 7 11 7 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 5 6 8 7 6 6 7 8 8 8 9 10
Dijon 18 20 18 16 19 18 17 17 18 17 14 16 13 12 12 10 13 8 10 9 11 14 11 13 12 13 11 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 12 12 13 11
Guingamp 4 12 14 9 12 10 10 11 9 11 11 13 15 15 16 14 10 12 8 7 7 9 10 9 10 10 10 11 13 14 10 10 11 10 11 11 11 12
Amiens 17 18 20 17 13 14 16 16 17 16 17 17 12 10 9 9 11 13 13 16 16 13 15 17 17 18 15 16 16 16 15 13 14 13 13 13 12 13
Angers 10 6 7 7 7 11 11 12 10 12 12 14 16 16 19 19 19 19 19 18 15 17 16 16 18 19 16 14 14 12 13 14 13 14 14 14 14 14
Strasbourg 20 13 10 14 18 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 17 17 16 12 9 11 11 12 10 12 14 13 14 14 15 15 15 16 16 16 17 16 17 16 15
Caen 14 16 12 8 6 9 8 5 8 9 7 7 6 6 6 7 9 10 12 12 10 11 13 11 11 12 13 12 12 13 14 15 15 15 15 15 17 16
Lille 3 9 13 13 16 17 18 18 16 19 19 19 19 19 18 17 18 18 18 15 17 18 17 18 16 17 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 19 19 16 15 17
Toulouse 13 10 16 10 9 13 14 14 13 10 10 12 10 14 15 18 16 17 17 19 19 19 19 15 15 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 17 18 18 18
Troyes 12 8 8 11 15 16 12 9 12 13 15 11 14 11 13 15 17 14 14 17 18 15 18 19 19 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 18 18 19 19 19
Metz 16 17 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel

Relegation play-offs[]

The 2017–18 season ended with a relegation play-off between the 18th-placed Ligue 1 team, Toulouse and the winner of the semifinal of the Ligue 2 play-off, Ajaccio, on a two-legged confrontation.

The first match, which was supposed to be held in Ajaccio, took place behind closed doors in Montpellier.[26]

Ajaccio 0–3 Toulouse
Report

Toulouse 1–0 Ajaccio
Report
Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 16,519
Referee: Benoît Bastien

Toulouse won 4–0 on aggregate and therefore both clubs remained in their respective leagues.

Number of teams by regions[]

Teams Region or country Team(s)
3  Grand Est Metz, Strasbourg and Troyes
2  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon and Saint-Étienne
Brittany Brittany Guingamp and Rennes
 Hauts-de-France Amiens and Lille
 Occitanie Montpellier and Toulouse
 Pays de la Loire Angers and Nantes
 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Marseille and Nice
1  Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Dijon
 Île-de-France Paris Saint-Germain
 Monaco Monaco
 Normandy Caen
 Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux

Season statistics[]

Hat-tricks[]

Player Club Against Result Date
Colombia Radamel Falcao Monaco Dijon 4–1 (A) 13 August 2017
Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon Troyes 5–0 (A) 22 October 2017
Brazil Neymar4 Paris Saint-Germain Dijon 8–0 (H) 17 January 2018
France Florian Thauvin Marseille Metz 6–3 (H) 2 February 2018
France Alassane Pléa4 Nice Guingamp 5–2 (A) 11 March 2018
France Romain Hamouma Saint-Étienne Lille 5–0 (H) 19 May 2018
Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon Nice 3–2 (H) 19 May 2018
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean sheets[]

[29]

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 France Alphonse Areola Paris Saint-Germain 17
2 France Benjamin Lecomte Montpellier 14
Portugal Anthony Lopes Lyon
4 France Alban Lafont Toulouse 12
France Stéphane Ruffier Saint-Étienne
Romania Ciprian Tătărușanu Nantes
7 France Régis Gurtner Amiens 11
Sweden Karl-Johan Johnsson Guingamp
France Steve Mandanda Marseille
France Rémy Vercoutre Caen

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