2017–18 Ligue 1

Ligue 1
Season 2017–18
Dates 4 August 2017 – 20 May 2018
Matches played 220
Goals scored 573 (2.6 per match)
Top goalscorer Edinson Cavani
(20 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)
Highest scoring Paris Saint-Germain 6–2 Toulouse
(20 August 2017)
Paris Saint-Germain 6–2 Bordeaux
(30 September 2017)
Paris Saint-Germain 8–0 Dijon
(17 January 2018)
Longest winning run 6 matches[2]
Paris Saint-Germain
Longest unbeaten run 15 matches[2]
Paris Saint-Germain
Longest winless run 11 matches[2]
Metz
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 4,718,330[4]
Average attendance 21,544[4]
All statistics correct as of 21 January 2018.

The 2017–18 Ligue 1 season is the 80th season since its establishment. The season started on 4 August 2017 and is scheduled to end on 20 May 2018.[5] Monaco are the defending champions.

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
PSG 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 Monconduit, ThomasThomas Monconduit Adidas Intersport
Angers France Moulin, StéphaneStéphane Moulin Ivory Coast Traoré, IsmaëlIsmaël Traoré Kappa Scania (H), Bodet (A)
Bordeaux Uruguay Poyet, GusGus Poyet Czech Republic Plašil, JaroslavJaroslav Plašil Puma Groupe Sweetcom
Caen France Garande, PatricePatrice Garande France Féret, JulienJulien Féret Umbro Maisons France Confort (H), Campagne de France (A & 3)
Dijon France Dall'Oglio, OlivierOlivier Dall'Oglio France Varrault, CédricCédric Varrault Lotto DVF, Doras, IPS
Guingamp New Caledonia Antoine Kombouaré France Briand, JimmyJimmy Briand Patrick Servagroupe (H), Aroma Celte (A)
Lille France Galtier, ChristopheChristophe Galtier Cameroon Amadou, IbrahimIbrahim Amadou New Balance Partouche
Lyon France Génésio, BrunoBruno Génésio France Fekir, NabilNabil Fekir Adidas Hyundai, Veolia (European)
Marseille France García, RudiRudi García France Payet, DimitriDimitri Payet Adidas Orange
Metz France Hantz, FrédéricFrédéric Hantz France Lejeune, KévinKévin Lejeune Nike Moselle
Monaco Portugal Jardim, LeonardoLeonardo Jardim Colombia Falcao, RadamelRadamel Falcao Nike Fedcom
Montpellier Armenia Michel Der Zakarian Brazil Hilton, VitorinoVitorino Hilton Nike Sud de France
Nantes Italy Ranieri, ClaudioClaudio Ranieri France Léo Dubois Umbro Synergie
Nice Switzerland Favre, LucienLucien Favre Brazil Dante Macron Mutuelles du Soleil, 7天酒店 (European)
Paris Saint-Germain Spain Emery, UnaiUnai Emery Brazil Silva, ThiagoThiago Silva Nike Emirates
Rennes France Lamouchi, SabriSabri Lamouchi France André, BenjaminBenjamin André Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne France Gasset, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Gasset France Perrin, LoïcLoïc Perrin Le Coq Sportif EoviMcd Mutuelle
Strasbourg France Laurey, ThierryThierry Laurey France Seka, ErnestErnest Seka Hummel ÉS Énergies
Toulouse France Debève, MickaëlMickaël Debève France Jullien, ChristopherChristopher Jullien Joma Triangle Interim
Troyes France Garcia, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Garcia France Nivet, BenjaminBenjamin 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[6] Pre-season Spain Óscar García 15 June 2017[7]
Lille France Franck Passi End of interim 20 May 2017[8] Argentina Marcelo Bielsa 30 June 2017[8]
Montpellier France Jean-Louis Gasset End of contract 20 May 2017[9] Armenia Michel Der Zakarian 23 May 2017[10]
Nantes Portugal Sérgio Conceição Resigned to join Porto 6 June 2017[11] Italy Claudio Ranieri 13 June 2017[12]
Metz France Philippe Hinschberger Sacked 22 October 2017[13] 20th France Frédéric Hantz 29 October 2017[14]
Rennes France Christian Gourcuff 8 November 2017[15] 10th France Sabri Lamouchi 8 November 2017[16]
Saint-Étienne Spain Óscar García Resigned 15 November 2017[17] 6th France Julien Sablé 15 November 2017
Lille Argentina Marcelo Bielsa Sacked 15 December 2017[18] 18th France Christophe Galtier 29 December 2017[19]
Saint-Étienne France Julien Sablé 20 December 2017[20] 16th France Jean-Louis Gasset 20 December 2017
Bordeaux France Gourvennec, JocelynJocelyn Gourvennec 18 January 2018[21] 13th Uruguay Poyet, GusGus Poyet 20 January 2018[22]
Toulouse France Dupraz, PascalPascal Dupraz 22 January 2018[23] 19th France Debève, MickaëlMickaël Debève 22 January 2018

League table[]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Paris Saint-Germain 22 18 2 2 68 17 +51 56 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Lyon 22 14 6 2 52 22 +30 48
3 Marseille 22 14 5 3 45 22 +23 47 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Monaco 22 14 4 4 51 22 +29 46 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
5 Nantes 22 10 4 8 19 21 −2 34
6 Nice 22 10 4 8 28 31 −3 34
7 Montpellier 22 7 10 5 20 15 +5 31
8 Rennes 22 9 4 9 27 30 −3 31
9 Guingamp 22 8 5 9 24 29 −5 29
10 Strasbourg 22 7 6 9 27 37 −10 27
11 Caen 22 8 3 11 14 24 −10 27
12 Bordeaux 22 7 5 10 24 31 −7 26
13 Amiens 22 7 4 11 20 24 −4 25
14 Dijon 22 7 4 11 31 45 −14 25
15 Troyes 22 7 3 12 22 31 −9 24
16 Saint-Étienne 22 6 5 11 20 37 −17 23
17 Angers 22 4 10 8 25 32 −7 22
18 Lille 22 6 4 12 19 33 −14 22 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
19 Toulouse 22 5 5 12 20 32 −12 20 Relegation to Ligue 2
20 Metz 22 4 3 15 18 38 −20 15
Updated to match(es) played on 21 January 2018. 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[24]

Results[]

Home \ Away AMI ANG BOR SMC DIJ GUI LIL OL OM MET ASM MHS FCN NIC PSG REN ASSE STR TFC TRO
Amiens 0–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–0
Angers 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 1–1 0–5 1–2 0–1 3–1
Bordeaux 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–0 0–3 a 2–1
Caen 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0
Dijon 3–2 3–0 1–1 1–4 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–1
Guingamp 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 0–3 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1
Lille 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–4 3–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 2–2
Lyon 1–1 3–3 3–3 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 a 4–0
Marseille 1–1 5–0 3–0 1–0 a 2–2 1–3 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–1
Metz 0–2 1–2 1–3 0–3 0–3 0–1 1–5 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–1
Monaco 1–0 2–0 6–0 6–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 3–0 3–2 3–2
Montpellier 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–1
Nantes 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 a 2–1
Nice 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–5 2–4 3–1 4–0 1–0 1–2 1–2
Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 5–0 6–2 3–1 8–0 3–1 2–0 a 4–1 3–0 3–0 6–2 2–0
Rennes 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 a 1–0 1–2 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–4
Saint-Étienne 3–0 1–1 0–5 3–1 0–4 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0
Strasbourg 0–1 2–2 0–0 3–2 0–2 3–0 3–3 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1
Toulouse 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 0–0
Troyes 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–5 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 21 January 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 third qualifying round
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
Lyon 1 1 4 4 3 5 7 8 6 4 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2
Marseille 2 4 5 6 10 6 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 3 3
Monaco 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 2 2 2 4 4
Nantes 19 19 15 15 8 7 6 4 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Nice 15 15 11 18 11 8 9 10 14 14 16 15 17 18 14 12 8 6 6 6 6 6
Montpellier 7 11 9 12 17 12 13 13 11 8 9 8 8 7 7 8 7 11 7 8 8 7
Rennes 11 14 17 19 14 15 15 15 15 15 13 10 11 9 8 6 6 7 9 10 9 8
Guingamp 4 12 14 9 12 10 10 11 9 11 11 13 15 15 16 14 10 12 8 7 7 9
Strasbourg 20 13 10 14 18 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 17 17 16 12 9 11 11 12 10
Caen 14 16 12 8 6 9 8 5 8 9 7 7 6 6 6 7 9 10 12 12 10 11
Bordeaux 9 7 6 5 5 4 3 6 7 7 8 9 9 13 10 11 14 15 15 13 13 12
Amiens 17 18 20 17 13 14 16 16 17 16 17 17 12 10 9 9 11 13 13 16 16 13
Dijon 18 20 18 16 19 18 17 17 18 17 14 16 13 12 12 10 13 8 10 9 11 14
Troyes 12 8 8 11 15 16 12 9 12 13 15 11 14 11 13 15 17 14 14 17 18 15
Saint-Étienne 8 5 3 3 4 3 4 7 3 6 6 6 7 8 11 13 15 16 16 14 14 16
Angers 10 6 7 7 7 11 11 12 10 12 12 14 16 16 19 19 19 19 19 18 15 17
Lille 3 9 13 13 16 17 18 18 16 19 19 19 19 19 18 17 18 18 18 15 17 18
Toulouse 13 10 16 10 9 13 14 14 13 10 10 12 10 14 15 18 16 17 17 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

Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel

Relegation play-offs[]

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

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 13 August 2017
Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon Troyes 5–0 22 October 2017
Brazil Neymar4 Paris Saint Germain Dijon 8–0 17 January 2018
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean sheets[]

As of 19 January 2018[26]
Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 France Steve Mandanda Marseille 11
2 France Benjamin Lecomte Montpellier 10
3 France Alphonse Areola Paris Saint-Germain 9
Portugal Anthony Lopes Lyon
5 Sweden Karl-Johan Johnsson Guingamp 8
Romania Ciprian Tătărușanu Nantes
France Rémy Vercoutre Caen
8 France Alban Lafont Toulouse 7
9 Croatia Danijel Subašić Monaco 6
10 France Benoît Costil Bordeaux 5
France Régis Gurtner Amiens
France Mike Maignan Lille
Mali Mamadou Samassa Troyes
France Stéphane Ruffier Saint-Étienne

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