With talks about Chelsea signing Russian World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin this summer looks bleak, the Blues could consider the singing of France international and Lyon star Nabil Fekir. However, this will only be happening if either Willian or Eden Hazard leave the club this summer window of which seems likely that the duo will […]
Category: Ligue 1
Ligue 1 (French pronunciation: [liɡ œ̃]), is a French professional league for men’s association football clubs. At the top of the French football league system, it is the country’s primary football competition. Administrated by the Ligue de Football Professionnel, Ligue 1 is contested by 20 clubs and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Ligue 2.
Seasons run from August to May. Teams play 38 matches each (playing each team in the league twice, home and away), totaling 380 matches in the season. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekday evenings. Play is regularly suspended the last weekend before Christmas for two weeks before returning in the second week of January. Ligue 1 is one of the top national leagues, currently ranked fifth in Europe behind Spain’s La Liga, England’s Premier League, Germany’s Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A.
Ligue 1 was inaugurated on 11 September 1932 under the name National before switching to Division 1 after a year of existence. The name lasted until 2002 before switching to its current name. AS Saint-Étienne is the most successful club with ten league titles in France while Olympique Lyonnais is the club that has won the most consecutive titles (seven between 2002 and 2008). With the presence of 67 seasons in Ligue 1, Olympique de Marseille hold the record for most seasons among the elite, while FC Nantes holds the League record for longevity with 44 consecutive seasons (1963–2007). The current champions are Paris Saint-Germain, who won their sixth title in the 2015–16 season.
League info were according to Wikipedia
According to L’Equipe, Tottenham Hotspur could agree a £53m deal with Olympique Lyonnais for Tanguy NDombele. The French midfielder, who has represented his country at u21 level, is the subject of a £35m bid from Spurs, but Lyon are requesting nearly £20m more for his signature. NDombele joined Lyon on loan from SC Amiens last […]
Chelsea have been dealt a major blow this summer, with West Ham United looking to agree a deal for Jean Michael Seri. The OGC Nice midfielder has a release clause of £35m and could be on the move after impressing in Ligue 1 last season. According to The S*n, new Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini is […]
According to RTL France, Chelsea are in ‘advanced talks’ over OGC Nice’s box-to-box midfielder Jean Michael Seri, who has been ‘personally chosen’ by owner Roman Abramovich. The energetic 26-year-old, who has been linked with Arsenal, could be on his way to Stamford Bridge as the Blues appear to be leading the race for his signature. […]
According to L’Equipe, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain as his future at the Emirates remains uncertain. The 26-year-old is out of contract this summer and has yet to agree terms of an extension, so PSG could land themselves a talented playmaker for free. Former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel is […]
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says there’s a ‘very good chance’ Odsonne Edouard will stay at Parkhead this summer. The Paris Saint-Germain striker has spent the season on loan with the Hoops and could make the deal permanent. His chances of playing time at the Parc des Princes will be slim, but he’s been given plenty […]
According to The S*n, Celtic could lose loan striker Odsonne Edouard this summer as Portuguese outfit Vitoria de Guimaraes have been promised the 20-year-old next season. Edouard joined Celtic from Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan and has enjoyed a prolific debut season at Parkhead, scoring and creating 11 goals in 26 appearances. He’s yet […]
Scottish Premiership champions Celtic face a battle to hold on to Moussa Dembele this summer with Ligue 1 club Marseille willing to break the bank. Marseile may not be challenging for the Ligue 1 crown any time soon; oil-backed Paris Saint-Germain have put pay to the idea of a title race in France’s top flight, […]
Celtic are stalled over whether to sign centre-forward Odsonne Edouard on a permanent deal in the summer, according to the Daily Record. The tabloid claims that the Scottish champions are yet to decide whether or not they want to turn the 20-year-old’s stay at the Celtic Park into a permanent one or not. Football Weeks’ […]
Paris Saint-Germain welcomes Real Madrid at home at the Parc des Princes for their Tuesday night’s Champions League encounter versus Real Madrid. Unai Emery’s side fail to resist pressure to a 3-1 defeat to Los Blancos in the first-leg of the round of 16, and they face a difficult task of overturning the tie, considering […]