2004–05 Ligue 1

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Ligue 1
Season2004–05
ChampionsLyon
RelegatedCaen
Bastia
Istres
Champions LeagueLyon
Lille
Monaco
UEFA CupRennes
Auxerre
Strasbourg
Matches played380
Goals scored826 (2.17 per match)
Top goalscorerAlexander Frei
(20 goals)

The 2004–05 season of Ligue 1 was a very close-run battle. Separating fourth placed Rennes, who enter the UEFA Cup and 18th placed Caen, who get relegated to Ligue 2, were 13 mere points. Lyon were long time leaders and had won the league back in April 2005. On the last day, 4 teams could've got the 4th place guaranteeing a place in the UEFA Cup and any 2 from 6 teams could've been relegated before the final games.

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Lyon (C) 38 22 13 3 56 22 +34 79 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Lille 38 18 13 7 52 29 +23 67
3 Monaco 38 15 18 5 52 35 +17 63 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Rennes 38 15 10 13 49 42 +7 55 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round
5 Marseille 38 15 10 13 47 42 +5 55 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
6 Saint-Étienne 38 12 17 9 47 34 +13 53
7 Lens 38 13 13 12 45 39 +6 52 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
8 Auxerre 38 14 10 14 48 47 +1 52 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round[a]
9 Paris Saint-Germain 38 12 15 11 40 41 −1 51
10 Sochaux 38 13 11 14 42 41 +1 50
11 Strasbourg 38 12 12 14 42 43 −1 48 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round[b]
12 Nice 38 10 16 12 38 45 −7 46
13 Toulouse 38 12 10 16 36 43 −7 46
14 Ajaccio 38 10 15 13 36 40 −4 45
15 Bordeaux 38 8 20 10 37 41 −4 44
16 Metz 38 10 14 14 33 45 −12 44
17 Nantes 38 10 13 15 33 38 −5 43
18 Caen (R) 38 10 12 16 36 60 −24 42 Relegation to 2005–06 Ligue 2
19 Bastia (R) 38 11 8 19 32 48 −16 41
20 Istres (R) 38 6 14 18 25 51 −26 32
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Auxerre was qualified for the 2005–06 UEFA Cup as winners of the 2004–05 Coupe de France.
  2. ^ Strasbourg was qualified for the 2005–06 UEFA Cup as winners of the 2004–05 Coupe de la Ligue.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals Right foot Left foot Penalties Headers
1 Switzerland Alexander Frei Rennes 20 9 4 0 7
2 France Mickaël Pagis Strasbourg 15 8 2 4 1
3 Portugal Pauleta PSG 14 4 2 5 3
4 Guinea Pascal Feindouno Saint-Étienne 13 6 3 3 1
Brazil Ilan Sochaux 13 9 1 1 2
Brazil Juninho Pernambucano Lyon 13 10 1 2 0
France Sébastien Mazure Caen 13 10 2 0 0
France Matt Moussilou Lille 13 8 4 0 1
9 Senegal Mamadou Niang Strasbourg 12 10 1 0 1
Nigeria John Utaka Lens 12 5 4 1 2

Player of the month[edit]

Month Player
August France Franck Ribéry (FC Metz)
September France Fabien Barthez (Olympique de Marseille)
October Ghana Michael Essien (Olympique Lyonnais)
November France Camel Meriem (AS Monaco)
January France Peguy Luyindula (Olympique de Marseille)
February Brazil Juninho Pernambucano (Olympique Lyonnais)
March Brazil Juninho Pernambucano (Olympique Lyonnais)
April France Matt Moussilou (Lille OSC)
May Senegal Mamadou Niang (RC Strasbourg)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNFP – Archives". Archived from the original on 13 April 2005. Retrieved 5 December 2008.