Olympique Lyonnais (Ladies)

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This article is about the women's association football team. For the men's association football club, see Olympique Lyonnais.
Olympique lyonnais
Olympique Lyonnais.svg
Full name Olympique lyonnais Féminin
Nickname(s) OL Ladies, Les Fenottes, Les Lyonnaises
Founded 1970 as FC Lyon
2004 as Olympique Lyonnais
Ground Plaine des Jeux de Gerland, Lyon
Ground Capacity 2,200
President France Jean-Michel Aulas
Manager France Gérard Prêcheur
League D1 Féminine
2013–14 1st
Website Club home page

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 twelve 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 eight consecutive seasons.[1]

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 eight times and five 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.[2][3] 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 Plaine des Jeux de Gerland, a 2,200-capacity stadium that is situated not far from the Stade de Gerland, where the male sections plays. The women's team does host its "big" matches at the 43,051-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, Lyon are the highest-ranked club in UEFA.[4]


Current squad[edit]

As of 9 October 2014[5] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 France GK Cindy Perrault
2 France DF Noémie Carage
3 France DF Wendie Renard (captain)
4 France MF Makan Traoré
5 Japan DF Saki Kumagai
6 France MF Amandine Henry
7 France MF Amel Majri
8 Sweden FW Lotta Schelin
9 France FW Eugénie Le Sommer
10 France MF Louisa Nécib
11 France MF Lucie Pingeon
No. Position Player
12 France FW Élodie Thomis
13 France DF Mélissa Plaza
14 Norway FW Ada Hegerberg
15 France MF Élise Bussaglia
16 France GK Sarah Bouhaddi
17 France DF Corine Petit
19 France DF Eve Perisset
21 Switzerland MF Lara Dickenmann
23 France MF Camille Abily
24 France FW Mylaine Tarrieu
30 France GK Méline Gérard

Former notable players[edit]

Costa Rica
United States


Celebration of the UEFA Women's Champions League.
Winners (12): 1990–91, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
Winners (6): 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
Winners (2): 2010–11, 2011–12
Runners-Up (2): 2009–10, 2012–13
Winners (1): 2012

List of seasons[edit]

Top scorers in bold were also the top scorers in the Division 1 Féminine that season.

Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lyon champions again". UEFA. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lyon and Potsdam make history". UEFA (UEFA). 11 May 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Potsdam hold nerve to claim European crown". UEFA (UEFA). 20 May 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2014/15". UEFA (UEFA). Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Players and staff". olweb. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 

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