2001–02 French Division 1

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Division 1
Season 2001–02
Dates 27 July 2001 –
4 May 2002
Champions Lyon (1st title)
Relegated Metz
Lorient
Matches played 306
Goals scored 736 (2.41 per match)
Best Player Pauleta
Top goalscorer Djibril Cissé (22 goals)

Olympique Lyonnais won Division 1 season 2001/2002 of the French Association Football League with 66 points. The title was decided in the very final game of the season when Lyon defeated erstwhile championship leaders Lens at Stade Gerland. Lyon had to win the match to take the title, and won 3–1, ending Lens's title dream. It was Lyon's first league championship, and it began their record seven successive league titles.

Participating teams[edit]

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Lyon (C) 34 20 6 8 62 32 +30 66 2002–03 UEFA Champions League First group stage
2 Lens 34 18 10 6 55 30 +25 64
3 Auxerre 34 16 11 7 48 38 +10 59 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Paris Saint-Germain 34 15 13 6 43 24 +19 58 2002–03 UEFA Cup First round
5 Lille 34 15 11 8 39 32 +7 56 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
6 Bordeaux 34 14 8 12 34 31 +3 50 2002–03 UEFA Cup First round[b]
7 Troyes 34 13 8 13 40 35 +5 47 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
8 Sochaux 34 12 10 12 41 40 +1 46
9 Marseille 34 11 11 12 34 39 −5 44
10 Nantes 34 12 7 15 35 41 −6 43
11 Bastia 34 12 5 17 38 44 −6 41
12 Rennes 34 11 8 15 40 51 −11 41
13 Montpellier 34 9 13 12 28 31 −3 40
14 Sedan 34 8 15 11 35 39 −4 39
15 Monaco 34 9 12 13 36 41 −5 39
16 Guingamp 34 9 8 17 34 57 −23 35
17 Metz (R) 34 9 6 19 31 47 −16 33 Relegated to Ligue 2
18 Lorient (R) 34 7 10 17 43 64 −21 31
2002–03 UEFA Cup First round[a]
Relegated to 2002–03 Ligue 2
Source:
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Lorient was qualified for the 2002–03 UEFA Cup as winners of the 2001–02 Coupe de France.
  2. ^ Bordeaux was qualified for the 2002–03 UEFA Cup as winners of the 2001–02 Coupe de la Ligue.

Promoted from Ligue 2, who will play in Ligue 1 season 2002/2003

Top goalscorers[edit]

Position Player's name Nationality Club Goals
1 Djibril Cissé  France AJ Auxerre 22
1 Pauleta  Portugal Bordeaux 22
3 Jean-Claude Darcheville  France FC Lorient 19
4 Nicolas Goussé  France Troyes AC 15
5 Shabani Nonda Democratic Republic of the CongoD.R. Congo AS Monaco 14
5 Pierre-Alain Frau  France FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 14
5 Sonny Anderson  Brazil Olympique Lyonnais 14
5 Tony Vairelles  France SC Bastia 14
9 Daniel Moreira  France RC Lens 11
9 Bruno Cheyrou  France Lille 11
11 Sidney Govou  France Olympique Lyonnais 10
11 El Hadji Diouf  Senegal RC Lens 10
13 Dagui Bakari  Ivory Coast Lille 9
14 Ronaldinho  Brazil Paris Saint-Germain 8
14 Fabrice Fiorèse  France Paris Saint-Germain 8
14 Lamine Sakho  Senegal Olympique de Marseille 8
14 Cédric Bardon  France En Avant Guingamp 8
14 Patrice Loko  France Troyes AC 8
14 Henri Camara  Senegal CS Sedan-Ardennes 8

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