2012–13 Ligue 1

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Ligue 1
Season 2012–13
Champions Paris Saint-Germain
(3rd title)
Relegated Nancy
Troyes
Brest
Champions League Paris Saint-Germain
Marseille
Lyon
Europa League Nice
Saint-Étienne
Bordeaux
Matches played 380
Goals scored 967 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimović (30)
Biggest home win Valenciennes 6–1 Lorient
(20 October 2012)[1][2]
Nice 5–0 Valenciennes
(13 January 2013)[2][3]
Lille 5–0 Lorient
(7 April 2013)[2][4]
Biggest away win Bastia 0–4 Paris Saint-Germain
(22 September 2012)[5]
Evian 0–4 Toulouse
(20 October 2012)[2][6]
Lorient 0–4 Bordeaux
(11 November 2012)
Valenciennes 0–4 Paris Saint-Germain
(11 November 2012)
Toulouse 0–4 Paris Saint-Germain
(1 February 2013)
Bordeaux 0–4 Lyon
(17 February 2013)
Highest scoring Lorient 4–4 Ajaccio
(28 October 2012)[1][2]
Longest winning run 6 games
Marseille
(10 August – 23 September)
Longest unbeaten run 16 games
Saint-Étienne
(21 September – 12 May)
Longest winless run 20 games
Nancy
(17 August – 26 January)
Longest losing run 11 games
Brest
(9 March – 26 May)
Highest attendance 47,828 – Lille 0–0 Marseille (14 April 2013)[7]
Lowest attendance 723 – Bastia 0–0 Evian TG (2 February 2013)[7]
Average attendance 19,262[7]

The 2012–13 Ligue 1 was the 75th season since its establishment.[8] Montpellier were the defending champions. The league schedule was announced in April 2012 and the fixtures were determined on 30 May.[9] The season began on 10 August and ended on 26 May 2013.[10] A winter break was in effect from 24 December to 12 January 2013.[11]

The season marked the 80th anniversary of professional football in France.[9] In addition, German sportswear company adidas became the official provider of match balls for the season after agreeing to a long-term partnership with the Ligue de Football Professionnel.[9][12] To commemorate the 80th anniversary, adidas unveiled an exclusive ball, known as Le 80, for the new season.

Since France dropped from fifth to sixth place in the UEFA association coefficient rankings at the end of the 2011–12 season, the league's third place team, Lyon qualified for the third qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, having previously been placed in the playoff round.[13]

On 12 May, Paris Saint-Germain won the league title after a 1–0 away win against Lyon.[14][15][16]

Teams[edit]

There were three promoted teams from Ligue 2, replacing the three teams that were relegated from Ligue 1 following the 2011–12 season. A total of 20 teams competed in the league with three clubs suffering relegation to the second division, Ligue 2. All clubs that secured Ligue 1 status for the season were subject to approval by the DNCG before becoming eligible to participate.[17]

Bastia became the first club to achieve promotion to Ligue 1. The club clinched the second division title on 1 May 2012 with three matches to spare after defeating Metz 3–0 at the Stade Armand Cesari.[18] Bastia is making its return to the first division after a seven-year absence and is entering Ligue 1 on a run of two consecutive promotions.[19] The club had earned promotion to Ligue 2 after winning the 2010–11 edition of the Championnat National.

Reims and Troyes became the second and third clubs, respectively, to earn promotion to Ligue 1 alongside the champions Bastia.[20] Both clubs achieved promotion with one game to spare following league victories on 11 May 2012, which positioned each club in second and third place permanently. Reims, which is a six-time Ligue 1 champion, is returning to the first division after over 33 years playing in the lower divisions.[21] During those 33 years, the club underwent liquidation and had all aspects of the club (its records, trophies, etc.) auctioned off. Troyes is returning to Ligue 1 after spending four years playing in Ligue 2. During its five-year spell outside the first division, Troyes also played in the Championnat National, the third level of French football.[22]

Stadia and locations[edit]


Club Location Venue Capacity Av. Att.[23]
Ajaccio Ajaccio Stade François Coty 10,660 7,060
Bastia Bastia Stade Armand Cesari 16,480 13,619
Bordeaux Bordeaux Stade Chaban-Delmas 34,462 19,683
Brest Brest Stade Francis-Le Blé 15,931 11,936
Évian Annecy Parc des Sports 15,660 9,697
Lille Villeneuve-d'Ascq Grand Stade Lille Métropole 50,186 40,326
Lorient Lorient Stade du Moustoir 18,890 14,784
Lyon Lyon Stade de Gerland 41,842 29,210
Marseille Marseille Stade Velodrome1 42,000 34,083
Montpellier Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,939 18,141
Nancy Tomblaine Stade Marcel Picot 20,085 15,098
Nice Nice Stade du Ray 17,415 9,590
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Parc des Princes 48,712 42,289
Reims Reims Stade Auguste-Delaune II 21,684 14,696
Rennes Rennes Stade de la Route de Lorient 31,127 17,185
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard2 26,747 22,554
Sochaux Montbéliard Stade Auguste Bonal 20,005 12,163
Toulouse Toulouse Stadium Municipal 35,470 18,140
Troyes Troyes Stade de l'Aube 21,877 12,833
Valenciennes Valenciennes Stade du Hainaut 24,926 15,513
  • 1The Stade Vélodrome is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The current capacity is 42,000, a decrease from the original capacity of 60,031.[24] The capacity will be slightly extended in December 2012 following the completion of a new stand.[9]
  • 2The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The current capacity is 26,747, a decrease from the original capacity of 35,616.[25] The capacity will be slightly extended in August 2012 following the completion of a new stand.[9]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager1 Captain1 Kit Manufacturer1 Main Sponsor1
Ajaccio France Emon, AlbertAlbert Emon France Pierazzi, Jean-BaptisteJean-Baptiste Pierazzi Duarig Restaurants du Cœur
Bastia France Hantz, FrédéricFrédéric Hantz France Cahuzac, YannickYannick Cahuzac Kappa Oscaro
Bordeaux France Gillot, FrancisFrancis Gillot Czech Republic Plašil, JaroslavJaroslav Plašil Puma Kia
Brest France Martins, CorentinCorentin Martins Morocco Ahmed Kantari Nike Quéguiner
Evian France Dupraz, PascalPascal Dupraz France Barbosa, CédricCédric Barbosa Kappa Danette
Lille France Garcia, RudiRudi Garcia France Mavuba, RioRio Mavuba Umbro Groupe Partouche
Lorient France Gourcuff, ChristianChristian Gourcuff Gabon Ecuélé Manga, BrunoBruno Ecuélé Manga Macron La trinitaine
Lyon France Garde, RémiRémi Garde Argentina Lopez, LisandroLisandro Lopez Adidas Hyundai
Marseille France Baup, ÉlieÉlie Baup France Mandanda, SteveSteve Mandanda Adidas Intersport
Montpellier France Girard, RenéRené Girard France Yanga-Mbiwa, MapouMapou Yanga-Mbiwa Nike Dyneff
Nancy France Gabriel, PatrickPatrick Gabriel Brazil , André LuizAndré Luiz Umbro dlsi
Nice France Puel, ClaudeClaude Puel France Digard, DidierDidier Digard BURRDA Mutuelles du Soleil
Paris Saint-Germain Italy Ancelotti, CarloCarlo Ancelotti Brazil Silva, ThiagoThiago Silva Nike Emirates, Qatar Investment Fund
Reims France Fournier, HubertHubert Fournier France Tacalfred, MickaëlMickaël Tacalfred Hummel Sanei
Rennes France Antonetti, FrédéricFrédéric Antonetti France Romain Danzé Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne France Galtier, ChristopheChristophe Galtier France Perrin, LoïcLoïc Perrin Adidas Winamax
Sochaux France Hély, ÉricÉric Hély France Sauget, DavidDavid Sauget Lotto Mobil 1
Toulouse France Casanova, AlainAlain Casanova France Zebina, JonathanJonathan Zebina Kappa JD Promotion
Troyes France Furlan, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Furlan Central African Republic Enza Yamissi, ElogeEloge Enza Yamissi Duarig Aflelou
Valenciennes France Sanchez, DanielDaniel Sanchez France Mater, RudyRudy Mater Uhlsport GDE Recyclage

1Subject to change before the start of the season.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position
in table
Incoming head coach Date of
appointment
Position
in table
Nice France René Marsiglia Sacked 21 May 2012[26] Off-season France Claude Puel 24 May 2012[27] Off-season
Brest France Corentin Martins Mutual consent 31 May 2012 Off-season France Landry Chauvin 31 May 2012[28] Off-season
Ajaccio France Olivier Pantaloni Resigned 14 June 2012[29] Off-season France Alex Dupont 22 June 2012[30] Off-season
Marseille France Didier Deschamps Mutual consent 2 July 2012[31] Off-season France Élie Baup 4 July 2012[32] Off-season
Evian Uruguay Pablo Correa Sacked 3 September 2012[33] 18th France Pascal Dupraz 3 September 2012 18th
Ajaccio France Alex Dupont Sacked 17 December 2012[34] 14th France Albert Emon 21 December 2012[35] 14th
Nancy France Jean Fernandez Resigned 10 January 2013[36] 20th France Patrick Gabriel 11 January 2013[37] 20th
Brest France Landry Chauvin Sacked 2 April 2013[38] 18th France Corentin Martins 4 April 2013[39] 18th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Paris Saint-Germain (C) 38 25 8 5 69 23 +46 83 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Marseille 38 21 8 9 42 36 +6 71
3 Lyon 38 19 10 9 61 38 +23 67 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Nice 38 18 10 10 57 46 +11 64 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
5 Saint-Étienne 38 16 15 7 60 32 +28 63 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 2
6 Lille 38 16 14 8 59 40 +19 62
7 Bordeaux 38 13 16 9 40 34 +6 55 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage 1
8 Lorient 38 14 11 13 57 58 −1 53
9 Montpellier 38 15 7 16 54 51 +3 52
10 Toulouse 38 13 12 13 49 47 +2 51
11 Valenciennes 38 12 12 14 49 53 −4 48
12 Bastia 38 13 8 17 50 66 −16 47
13 Rennes 38 13 7 18 48 59 −11 46
14 Reims 38 10 13 15 33 42 −9 43
15 Sochaux 38 10 11 17 41 57 −16 41
16 Evian 38 10 10 18 46 53 −7 40
17 Ajaccio 38 9 15 14 39 51 −12 0403
18 Nancy (R) 38 9 11 18 38 58 −20 38 Relegation to 2013–14 Ligue 2
19 Troyes (R) 38 8 13 17 43 61 −18 37
20 Brest (R) 38 8 5 25 32 62 −30 29

Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Bordeaux, winner of the 2012–13 Coupe de France, qualified for the group stage of 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.
2Saint-Étienne, as winner of the 2012–13 Coupe de la Ligue, qualifies for the third qualifying round of 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.
3On 9 August 2012, Ajaccio was docked two points, one suspended, by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ligue de Football Professionnel for the 2012–13 season because of incidents during a 2011–12 league match against Lyon.[40]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Positions by round[edit]

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
PSG 10 12 12 9 4 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 2 4 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Marseille 7 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 3 3 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Lyon 6 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Nice 16 14 16 16 11 12 12 16 15 17 16 15 11 10 9 10 8 5 9 5 4 6 5 6 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 6 4 5 6 4
Saint-Étienne 15 16 11 8 10 11 11 9 10 5 6 4 5 4 3 4 4 8 10 11 8 7 6 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 6 4 5
Lille 3 6 8 12 12 13 15 11 12 10 8 7 8 9 10 11 10 11 8 8 10 11 10 10 10 8 7 6 6 5 5 6 5 5 6 4 5 6
Bordeaux 2 4 4 4 5 6 5 6 6 8 7 6 2 5 6 6 5 7 7 4 7 5 4 7 9 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 9 7
Lorient 9 5 7 3 3 4 4 4 8 9 11 12 10 11 11 8 6 4 5 7 6 8 9 8 7 9 9 10 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 7 8
Montpellier 11 13 18 13 16 16 13 15 16 14 15 14 15 12 14 12 11 9 11 9 12 9 8 9 8 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 7 9 8 9
Toulouse 12 7 5 5 7 7 6 7 4 3 4 8 9 7 8 9 12 12 12 12 9 10 11 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10
Valenciennes 8 10 3 6 6 9 7 8 5 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 7 10 6 10 11 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 14 12 12 12 11 13 11
Rennes 17 18 13 17 18 18 14 12 9 12 9 9 7 8 7 7 9 6 4 6 5 4 7 5 6 7 8 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 12 11 12
Bastia 1 3 6 10 13 15 16 14 13 11 12 13 17 15 13 13 15 16 13 13 13 13 14 14 15 16 14 14 14 13 12 12 13 14 14 13 12 13
Reims 19 17 14 14 8 5 8 5 7 7 10 11 14 16 16 16 17 17 16 16 18 18 18 16 17 17 16 17 16 16 15 13 14 15 15 16 14 14
Sochaux 14 19 20 20 19 14 17 18 18 15 17 18 16 18 18 17 18 18 18 17 16 16 17 18 14 15 17 18 18 17 16 17 18 18 16 15 17 15
Evian 13 15 17 18 15 17 18 17 17 18 18 17 18 17 17 18 14 15 17 18 17 17 16 17 18 18 18 16 15 15 17 16 16 17 18 17 16 16
Ajaccio 4 9 10 7 9 10 9 10 11 13 13 10 12 13 12 15 13 14 14 15 15 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 15 15 13 13 14 15 17
Nancy 5 8 9 15 17 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 19 20 20 19 18 18 17 16 17 18 19 18
Troyes 20 20 19 19 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 19 19 19 19 19 20 19 19 19 20 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 18 19
Brest 18 11 15 11 14 8 10 13 14 16 14 16 13 14 15 14 16 13 15 14 14 15 15 15 16 14 15 15 17 18 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20

Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel

Leader
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Relegation to 2013–14 Ligue 2

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ACA BAS BOR BRS EVI LIL LOR OL OM MHS NAL NIC PSG REI REN STE SOC TFC TRO VAL
Ajaccio 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 2–4 0–0 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–1
Bastia 1–0 3–1 4–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 4–1 1–2 3–1 4–2 0–1 0–4 2–1 0–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 3–2 2–3
Bordeaux 2–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–0 4–2 3–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–0
Brest 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–1
Evian 1–1 3–0 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 4–0 0–1 2–2 4–2 2–2 5–1 0–4 2–0 2–0
Lille 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 5–0 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–1
Lorient 4–4 4–1 0–4 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–1
Lyon 2–0 5–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 4–1 3–2
Marseille 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–3 1–4 3–2 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0
Montpellier 3–0 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1
Nancy 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 0–3 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1
Nice 0–1 2–2 0–1 4–2 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 5–0
Paris Saint-Germain 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1
Reims 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1
Rennes 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 0–3 0–2 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–0
Saint-Étienne 4–2 3–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 4–1 4–0 4–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–0
Sochaux 0–0 2–3 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–2 0–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 3–1 1–1
Toulouse 2–4 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 4–2 0–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–4 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–2
Troyes 3–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–1 4–2 2–3 2–2 0–0 0–2 0–1
Valenciennes 3–0 3–4 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–3 6–1 0–2 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–4 1–0 4–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–1

Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Tunisia Khelifa, SaberSaber Khelifa Evian Montpellier 2–3 6 October 2012
France Gomis, BafétimbiBafétimbi Gomis Lyon Marseille 1–4 28 November 2012
Sweden Ibrahimović, ZlatanZlatan Ibrahimović Paris SG Valenciennes 0–4 11 December 2012

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the season: Souleymane Camara for Montpellier against Toulouse (10 August 2012)
  • Fastest goal of the season: 27 secondsZlatan Ibrahimović for Paris Saint-Germain against Lille (2 September 2012)
  • Latest goal of the season: 90+5 minutesIlan for Bastia against Reims (18 August 2012)
  • Largest winning margin: 5 goals
    • Valenciennes 6–1 Lorient (20 October 2012)
    • Nice 5–0 Valenciennes (13 January 2013)
    • Lille 5–0 Lorient (7 April 2013)
  • Highest scoring game: 8 goals
    • Lorient 4–4 Ajaccio (28 October 2012)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 6 goals
    • Valenciennes 6–1 Lorient (20 October 2012)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 3 goals
    • Valenciennes 3–4 Bastia (30 March 2013)
    • Toulouse 3–4 Nice (6 April 2013)

Clean sheets[edit]

  • Fewest clean sheets: 6[2]
    • Brest
    • Nancy

Discipline[edit]

Number of teams by region[edit]

Region Number of teams Teams
1  Brittany 3 Brest, Lorient and Rennes
2  Rhône-Alpes 3 Evian, Lyon and St. Étienne
3  Champagne-Ardenne 2 Reims and Troyes
4  Corsica 2 Ajaccio and Bastia
5  Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2 Lille and Valenciennes
6  Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 2 Marseille and Nice
7  Aquitaine 1 Bordeaux
8  Franche-Comté 1 Sochaux
9  Île-de-France 1 Paris Saint-Germain
10  Languedoc-Roussillon 1 Montpellier
11  Lorraine 1 Nancy
12  Midi-Pyrénées 1 Toulouse

List of 2012–13 transfers[edit]

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