List of Olympique Lyonnais players

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This article is about Olympique Lyonnais players with at least 50 appearances. For a list of all Olympique Lyonnais players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Olympique Lyonnais players. For the current Olympique Lyonnais first-team squad, see Olympique Lyonnais#Players#Current squad.
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Grégory Coupet appeared in 518 matches for Lyon, second-most in the club's history.

Olympique Lyonnais is a French professional association football club based in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, playing in Ligue 1, the top level of the French football league system, as of the 2010–11 season. The club was formed in 1899 as the football section of sports club Lyon Olympique Universitaire. In 1950, the section split from the club and formed the club that exists today. Lyon played their first competitive match in August 1950. The club's first major honor was winning the 1963–64 edition of the Coupe de France. Lyon won their first ever Ligue 1 title in the 2001–02 season. The title started a national record-breaking streak of seven successive league championships. Since playing their first competitive match, more than 500 players have made a competitive first-team appearance for the club.

Olympique Lyonnais' record appearance-maker is Serge Chiesa, who made 541 total competitive appearances between 1969–1983.[1][2] In 1981, Chiesa surpassed Fleury Di Nallo who was the first player in the club's history to make 400 competitive appearances. Di Nallo is the club's all-time leading goalscorer with 182 and finished his career at Lyon with 489 total appearances.[2] Only four other players have made over 400 appearances for Lyon.[3] Goalkeepers Grégory Coupet and Yves Chauveau made 518 and 438 competitive appearances, respectively, while Sidney Govou appeared in 412.[4][5] Coupet and Govou, alongside Juninho Pernambucano, are the only players to have played on all seven of the club's league-winning championship teams.[4][6][7] Aimé Mignot rounds out the list having made exactly 400 appearances for Lyon.[8]

Players with 50 or more appearances[edit]

Position key: GKGoalkeeper; DFDefender; MFMidfielder; FWForward

Juninho Pernambucano appeared in over 300 matches for Lyon.
Raymond Domenech spent seven seasons at Lyon and later went on to manage the France national team.
Vikash Dhorasoo had two stints at Lyon amassing over 200 appearances.
Mahamadou Diarra made 170 appearances for Lyon and is the current captain of the Mali national team.
Karim Benzema is the eighth on the list of the club's all-time leading goalscorers'.
Jacek Bąk appeared in over 100 matches for Lyon.
Jean Tigana spent four seasons at Lyon and later managed the club.
Michael Essien, now of Chelsea, made 96 appearances for Lyon and is the current captain of the Ghana national team.
Hugo Lloris, now of Tottenham Hotspur, made 146 appearances for Lyon and is the current number one goalkeeper and captain for the France national team.
Name Nationality[nb 1] Position Lyon career Appearances Goals
Chiesa, SergeSerge Chiesa  France MF 1969–1983 541 134
Coupet, GrégoryGrégory Coupet  France GK 1997–2008 518 0
Di Nallo, FleuryFleury Di Nallo  France FW 1960–1974 489 182
Chauveau, YvesYves Chauveau  France GK 1966–1975
1978–1982
438 0
Govou, SidneySidney Govou  France FW 1999–2010 412 77
Mignot, AiméAimé Mignot  France DF 1955–1966 400 1
Pernambucano, JuninhoJuninho Pernambucano  Brazil MF 2001–2009 344 100
Rambert, ÁngelÁngel Rambert  France MF 1960–1970 316 56
Degeorges, LucienLucien Degeorges  France DF 1960–1969 294 8
Domenech, RaymondRaymond Domenech  France DF 1970–1977 293 11
Réveillère, AnthonyAnthony Réveillère  France DF 2003–present 272 3
, CrisCris  Brazil DF 2004–present 264 24
Fugier, PascalPascal Fugier  France DF 1985–1993 256 4
Lhomme, BernardBernard Lhomme  France DF 1966–1976 256 2
Källström, KimKim Källström  Sweden MF 2006–2012 246 17
Violeau, PhilippePhilippe Violeau  France MF 1997–2004 232 10
Lacombe, BernardBernard Lacombe  France FW 1969–1978 230 128
Ferri, AndréAndré Ferri  France MF 1980–1987 224 13
Fournier, LaurentLaurent Fournier  France MF 1980–1988 224 22
Dhorasoo, VikashVikash Dhorasoo  France MF 1993–1998
2002–2004
210 12
Laville, FlorentFlorent Laville  France DF 1993–2003 204 35
Djorkaeff, JeanJean Djorkaeff  France DF 1957–1966 200 23
Müller, PatrickPatrick Müller   Switzerland DF 2000–2004
2006–2008
199 3
Polak, ThadéeThadée Polak  France DF 1961–1967 197 3
Malouda, FlorentFlorent Malouda  France MF 2003–2007 193 30
Toulalan, JérémyJérémy Toulalan  France MF 2006–2011 191 1
Delmotte, ChristopheChristophe Delmotte  France MF 1997–2004 187 15
Antonio, ÉmileÉmile Antonio  France MF 1954–1961 184 23
Deplace, SylvainSylvain Deplace  France DF 1991–1997 180 2
Fréchet, JoëlJoël Fréchet  France MF 1981–1982
1983–1989
174 16
Linarès, DavidDavid Linarès  France DF 1996–2002 173 5
Diarra, MahamadouMahamadou Diarra  Mali MF 2002–2006 170 14
Génésio, BrunoBruno Génésio  France MF 1984–1987
1988–1993
1994–1995
169 11
Bréchet, JérémieJérémie Bréchet  France DF 1998–2003 163 0
Garde, RémiRémi Garde  France MF 1984–1993 162 23
Gava, FranckFranck Gava  France MF 1992–1997 157 29
Anderson, SonnySonny Anderson  Brazil FW 1999–2003 154 91
Lerond, AndréAndré Lerond  France DF 1951–1959 153 3
Aubour, MarcelMarcel Aubour  France GK 1960–1966 153 0
Benzema, KarimKarim Benzema  France FW 2004–2009 150 67
, EdmilsonEdmilson  Brazil MF 2000–2004 140 4
Roche, StéphaneStéphane Roche  France MF 1988–1992
1993–1996
1997–1998
138 18
Combin, NestorNestor Combin  France FW 1959–1964 131 78
Jodar, Jean-FrançoisJean-François Jodar  France DF 1979–1983 131 0
Giuly, LudovicLudovic Giuly  France FW 1994–1998 130 33
Luyindula, PeguyPeguy Luyindula  France FW 2001–2004 126 46
Maurice, FlorianFlorian Maurice  France FW 1992–1997 126 44
Deflandre, EricEric Deflandre  Belgium DF 2000–2004 126 0
, FredFred  Brazil FW 2005–2009 125 43
Lloris, HugoHugo Lloris  France GK 2008–2012 122 0
Wiltord, SylvainSylvain Wiltord  France FW 2004–2007 114 32
Carrière, ÉricÉric Carrière  France FW 2001–2004 114 16
Bąk, JacekJacek Bąk  Poland DF 1995–2002 114 3
Clerc, FrançoisFrançois Clerc  France DF 2004–2010 114 2
Lemasson, FrançoisFrançois Lemasson  France GK 1987–1990 114 0
Durix, FranckFranck Durix  France MF 1982–1988 113 33
Caveglia, AlainAlain Caveglia  France FW 1996–2000 112 47
, CaçapaCaçapa  Brazil DF 2000–2007 112 7
Billong, RomarinRomarin Billong  Cameroon DF 1989–1995 111 5
Anselmini, GhislainGhislain Anselmini  France DF 1991–1993
1994–1998
111 0
Djian, MarceloMarcelo Djian  Brazil DF 1993–1998 108 1
Makoun, JeanJean Makoun  Cameroon MF 2008–2010 105 12
Abidal, ÉricÉric Abidal  France DF 2004–2007 105 2
Tigana, JeanJean Tigana  France MF 1978–1981 104 15
Cossou, LucienLucien Cossou  France FW 1956–1959 103 47
Desbouillons, ChristopheChristophe Desbouillons  France DF 1976–1981 101 5
Pjanić, MiralemMiralem Pjanić  Bosnia and Herzegovina MF 2008–2011 100 12
Rousset, GillesGilles Rousset  France GK 1990–1993 98 0
De Rocco, GillesGilles De Rocco  France GK 1975–1979 98 0
Essien, MichaelMichael Essien  Ghana MF 2003–2005 96 13
Malbranque, SteedSteed Malbranque  France MF 1997–2001 96 7
Carteron, PatricePatrice Carteron  France DF 1997–2000 95 12
Laigle, PierrePierre Laigle  France MF 1999–2002 92 7
Lassagne, LaurentLaurent Lassagne  France DF 1988–1992 92 0
Vairelles, TonyTony Vairelles  France FW 1999–2001
2001–2002
2002–2003
91 16
Maison, HectorHector Maison  Argentina MF 1966–1969 90 7
Hatchi, GuyGuy Hatchi  France MF 1962–1965 89 10
Boumsong, Jean-AlainJean-Alain Boumsong  France DF 2008–2010 89 4
Ben Arfa, HatemHatem Ben Arfa  France MF 2004–2008 87 11
Cocard, ChristopheChristophe Cocard  France MF 1996–1999 87 11
Squillaci, SébastienSébastien Squillaci  France DF 2006–2008 87 3
, EdersonEderson  Brazil MF 2008–2012 84 7
Knayer, Jean-PierreJean-Pierre Knayer  France FW 1954–1957 84 4
Kabongo, EugèneEugène Kabongo Zaire Zaire FW 1987–1990 83 48
Delgado, CésarCésar Delgado  Argentina MF 2008–2011 83 8
Bardon, CédricCédric Bardon  France FW 1994–1998 82 12
Debrosse, LaurentLaurent Debrosse  France DF 1992–1995 82 2
Debbah, JamesJames Debbah  Liberia FW 1992–1995 80 18
Pirès, ConstantinhoConstantinho Pirès  Brazil MF 1956–1959 77 14
Grosso, FabioFabio Grosso  Italy DF 2007–2009 77 2
Dutto, RaymondRaymond Dutto  France DF 1951–1961 77 0
Gomis, BafétimbiBafétimbi Gomis  France FW 2009–present 75 23
Abou, SamassiSamassi Abou  France DF 1992–1996 75 4
Corian, MarioMario Corian  France DF 1987–1991 75 0
Garrigues, GuyGuy Garrigues  France DF 1975–1979 75 0
Kermali, AbdelhamidAbdelhamid Kermali  Algeria DF 1954–1959 74 17
Keïta, Abdul KaderAbdul Kader Keïta  Ivory Coast FW 2007–2009 72 8
Job, Joseph-DésiréJoseph-Désiré Job  Cameroon FW 1997–1999 71 22
Chanelet, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Chanelet  France DF 2000–2003 70 3
Bastos, MichelMichel Bastos  Brazil MF 2009–present 69 20
Berthod, JérémyJérémy Berthod  France DF 2003–2007 69 1
Fournier, HubertHubert Fournier  France DF 1998–2000 68 0
López, LisandroLisandro López  Argentina FW 2009–present 67 33
Amoros, ManuelManuel Amoros  France DF 1993–1995 66 3
Cissokho, AlyAly Cissokho  France DF 2009–present 65 2
Devaux, Jean-ChristopheJean-Christophe Devaux  France DF 1994–2000 63 1
Emon, AlbertAlbert Emon  France MF 1981–1983 60 17
Genet, GuyGuy Genet  France DF 1976–1980 59 6
Bassila, ChristianChristian Bassila  France DF 1996–1999 59 2
Knapp, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Knapp  France DF 1988–1992 59 0
Kanouté, FrédéricFrédéric Kanouté  Mali FW 1997–2000 55 11
Flachez, MaxenceMaxence Flachez  France DF 1992–1995 55 2
Bès, AlexandreAlexandre Bès  France DF 1989–1994 55 0
Bouderbala, AzizAziz Bouderbala  Morocco MF 1990–1992 54 10
Carew, JohnJohn Carew  Norway FW 2005–2007 53 18
Vercoutre, RémyRémy Vercoutre  France GK 2002–present 52 0
Frau, Pierre-AlainPierre-Alain Frau  France FW 2004–2005 51 9
Konrady, FrançoisFrançois Konrady  France MF 1953–1957 50 10

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chiesa Serge" (in French). Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Les Scores Records" (in French). Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Di Nallo Fleury" (in French). Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Coupet Grégory" (in French). Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Govou signs for Panathinaikos". Sporting Greece. 3 July 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sidney Govou Bio". ESPN. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Juninho Pernambucano" (in French). Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Mignot Aimé" (in French). Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 17 July 2010.