2013–14 Ligue 1

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Ligue 1
Season 2013–14
Champions Paris Saint-Germain
(4th title)
Relegated Valenciennes
Ajaccio
Sochaux
Champions League Paris Saint-Germain
Monaco
Lille
Europa League Guingamp
Saint-Étienne
Lyon
Matches played 380
Goals scored 931 (2.45 per match)
Top goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimović (26)
Biggest home win Paris Saint-Germain 5–0 Sochaux (7 December 2013)
Paris Saint-Germain 5–0 Nantes (19 January 2014)
Biggest away win Toulouse 0–5 Rennes (26 October 2013)
Highest scoring Valenciennes 2–6 Nantes (20 April 2014)
Lorient 4–4 Montpellier (20 April 2014)
Longest winning run 8 games
Paris Saint-Germain (14 February – 5 April)
Longest unbeaten run 16 games
Paris Saint-Germain (7 December – 5 April)
Longest winless run 16 games
Ajaccio (29 September – 1 February)
Longest losing run 7 games
Nice (26 October – 7 December)
Valenciennes (17 August - 28 September and 6 April - 17 May)
Highest attendance 48,960
Lille 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain (10 May 2014)
Lowest attendance 5,534
Ajaccio 2-1 Reims (10 May 2014)
Average attendance 21,155[1]

The 2013–14 Ligue 1 was the 76th season since its establishment.[2] The season began on August 9, 2013 and ended on May 17, 2014. Paris Saint-Germain were the defending champions.[3] As in the previous years, Adidas provided the official ball for all matches, with a new Adidas Pro Ligue 1 model to be used throughout the season for all matches.[4]

On 7 May, Paris Saint-Germain won their second straight Ligue 1 title just before losing 2–1 to Rennes.[5][6] The title was secured before PSG kicked off when Monaco drew 1–1 against Guingamp.[7][8]

Teams[edit]

There are three promoted teams from Ligue 2, replacing the three teams that were relegated from Ligue 1 following the 2012–13 season. A total of 20 teams currently compete 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.[9]

Brest was the first team relegated after a 2–0 home defeat to Sochaux on 11 May 2013 after 3 years in the top flight. Nancy followed one week later after a 2–1 home defeat to Bastia on 18 May 2013 ending 8 years of top-flight tenure. Finally Troyes were relegated from the top level after a 2–1 away defeat to Valenciennes on 26 May 2013.

These relegated team were replaced by Ligue 2 champions Monaco, runners-up Guingamp, and third-placed Nantes. Monaco clinched the second division title on 11 May 2013 with two matches to spare after defeating Nîmes 1–0 at away. Monaco is making its return to the first division after a two-year absence.

Guingamp and Nantes became the second and third clubs, respectively, to earn promotion to Ligue 1 alongside the champion Monaco. Both clubs achieved promotion with one game to spare following league victories on 17 May 2013. Guingamp is returning to the first division after nine years. During its nine-year spell outside the first division, Guingamp also played in Championnat National in the 2010–11 season. Finally, Nantes, eight-time league champions, returned to top level after a four-year absence.[10]

Stadia and locations[edit]


Club Location Venue Capacity Av. Att.
Ajaccio Ajaccio Stade François Coty 10,660 6,297
Bastia Bastia Stade Armand Cesari 16,480 13,647
Bordeaux Bordeaux Stade Chaban-Delmas 34,462 18,833
Evian Annecy Parc des Sports 15,660 10,919
Guingamp Guingamp Stade du Roudourou 18,126 15,001
Lille Villeneuve-d'Ascq Stade Pierre-Mauroy 50,186 38,662
Lorient Lorient Stade du Moustoir 18,890 15,160
Lyon Lyon Stade de Gerland 41,842 34,414
Marseille Marseille Stade Vélodrome1 48,000 38,662
Monaco Monaco Stade Louis II 18,500 8,906
Montpellier Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,939 14,679
Nantes Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 38,285 28,169
Nice Nice Allianz Riviera 35,624 24,186
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Parc des Princes 48,712 45,420
Reims Reims Stade Auguste Delaune 21,684 15,558
Rennes Rennes Stade de la Route de Lorient 31,127 19,523
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard2 37,384 30,595
Sochaux Montbéliard Stade Auguste Bonal 20,005 14,388
Toulouse Toulouse Stadium Municipal3 24,092 14,994
Valenciennes Valenciennes Stade du Hainaut 25,172 14,354
  • 1The Stade Vélodrome is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The current capacity is 48,000, a decrease from the original capacity of 60,031.[11] The capacity will be slightly extended in December 2013 following the completion of a new stand.[3]
  • 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.[12] The capacity will be slightly extended in August 2013 following the completion of a new stand.[3]
  • 3The Stadium Municipal is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The current capacity is not published yet but is a decrease from the original capacity of 35,470.

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 Christian Bracconi France Johan Cavalli Macron
Bastia France Frédéric Hantz France Yannick Cahuzac Kappa Oscaro
Bordeaux France Francis Gillot France Cédric Carrasso Puma Kia
Evian France Pascal Dupraz France Olivier Sorlin Kappa Pilot
Guingamp France Jocelyn Gourvennec France Lionel Mathis Patrick Celtigel
Lille France René Girard France Rio Mavuba Nike Groupe Partouche
Lorient France Christian Gourcuff Gabon Bruno Ecuélé Manga Macron La trinitaine
Lyon France Rémi Garde France Maxime Gonalons Adidas Hyundai
Marseille France José Anigo France Steve Mandanda Adidas Intersport
Monaco Italy Claudio Ranieri France Éric Abidal Macron Fedcom
Montpellier France Rolland Courbis Brazil Hilton Nike Dyneff
Nantes Armenia Michel Der Zakarian France Olivier Veigneau Erreà Synergie
Nice France Claude Puel France Didier Digard BURRDA Mutuelles du Soleil
Paris Saint-Germain France Laurent Blanc Brazil Thiago Silva Nike Emirates, Qatar Investment Fund
Reims France Hubert Fournier France Mickaël Tacalfred Hummel Sanei, Caillot
Rennes France Philippe Montanier France Romain Danzé Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne France Christophe Galtier France Loïc Perrin Adidas Winamax
Sochaux France Hervé Renard Mali Cédric Kanté Lotto Peugeot
Toulouse France Alain Casanova France Jonathan Zebina Kappa Triangle Interim
Valenciennes Belgium Ariël Jacobs France Nicolas Penneteau 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
Montpellier France René Girard Mutual consent 30 May 2013[13] Off-season France Jean Fernandez 1 July 2013[14] Off-season
Rennes France Frédéric Antonetti Resigned 30 May 2013[15] Off-season France Philippe Montanier 1 July 2013[16] Off-season
Ajaccio France Albert Emon Resigned 30 May 2013[17] Off-season Italy Fabrizio Ravanelli 8 June 2013[18] Off-season
Lille France Rudi Garcia Mutual consent 3 June 2013[19] Off-season France René Girard 14 June 2013[20] Off-season
Paris Saint-Germain Italy Carlo Ancelotti Signed by Real Madrid 25 June 2013[21] Off-season France Laurent Blanc 25 June 2013 Off-season
Sochaux France Eric Hély Resigned 26 September 2013[22] 20th Senegal Omar Daf 27 September 2013[23] 20th
Sochaux Senegal Omar Daf Caretaker 7 October 2013 19th France Hervé Renard 7 October 2013[24] 19th
Valenciennes France Daniel Sanchez Sacked 7 October 2013[25] 20th Belgium Ariël Jacobs 14 October 2013[26] 20th
Ajaccio Italy Fabrizio Ravanelli Sacked 2 November 2013 19th France Christian Bracconi 4 November 2013 19th
Montpellier France Jean Fernandez Resigned 5 December 2013 17th France Rolland Courbis 9 December 2013[27] 17th
Marseille France Elie Baup Sacked 7 December 2013 5th France José Anigo 7 December 2013 5th

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Paris Saint-Germain (C) 38 27 8 3 84 23 +61 89 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage[a]
2 Monaco 38 23 11 4 63 31 +32 80
3 Lille 38 20 11 7 46 26 +20 71 2014–15 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
4 Saint-Étienne 38 20 9 9 56 34 +22 69 2014–15 UEFA Europa League play-off round
5 Lyon 38 17 10 11 56 44 +12 61 2014–15 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
6 Marseille 38 16 12 10 53 40 +13 60
7 Bordeaux 38 13 14 11 49 43 +6 53
8 Lorient 38 13 10 15 48 53 −5 49
9 Toulouse 38 12 13 13 46 53 −7 49
10 Bastia 38 13 10 15 42 56 −14 49
11 Reims 38 12 12 14 44 52 −8 48
12 Rennes 38 11 13 14 47 45 +2 46
13 Nantes 38 12 10 16 38 43 −5 46
14 Evian 38 11 11 16 39 51 −12 44
15 Montpellier 38 8 18 12 45 53 −8 42
16 Guingamp 38 11 9 18 34 42 −8 42 2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage
17 Nice 38 12 6 20 30 44 −14 42
18 Sochaux (R) 38 10 10 18 37 61 −24 40 Relegation to the 2014–15 Ligue 2
19 Valenciennes (R) 38 7 8 23 37 65 −28 29
20 Ajaccio (R) 38 4 11 23 37 72 −35 23
Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
1Monaco were deducted 2 points due to poor fan behavior in a match last season. However this was overturned on 13 August 2013.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Paris Saint-Germain qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the 2013–14 Coupe de la Ligue. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spots awarded to the cup winners were passed down the league.


Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
PSG1112953222211111111111111111111111111111
Monaco42211111122333332222222222222222222222
Lille796811944333222223333333333333333333333
Saint-Étienne647323668776106665444444444444444444444
Lyon11399899141214138810121111119767666655555555555
Marseille33124433446444444665555555566666666666
Bordeaux1816101416161817151513111212876557878787889997777777
Lorient1610151013131618181817171717141312881191010101112121112121314101212988
Toulouse191817191914111412912151514121414121210121213121010109888899910119
Bastia8584578858475555810912109699991011101010111011121010
Reims1475771010101014115710111099766898787777798888911
Rennes584666571111981111131113141515151615151513141616161212141315131312
Nantes131920201417151176109679877108111111111214151515131415121110111213
Evian915191310111413161616141415161516161616171717171717171717171717161617171714
Montpellier121711111212131291315161616171717171717161514141411111314151513151413141415
Guingamp17201417151512151310510997910131313141416161616131413141616171716161516
Nice201112128575658121313151616151414131312131315161210111111131514151617
Sochaux1014181820202019191919202020202020201919191919191919191919191919181818181818
Valenciennes26131518191920202020181818181818181818181818181818181818181818191919191919
Ajaccio1513161617181716171718191919191919192020202020202020202020202020202020202020
Leader
2014–15 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2014–15 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2014–15 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
Relegation to 2014–15 Ligue 2

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACA BAS BOR EVI GUI LIL LOR OL OM ASM MHS NAN NIC PSG REI REN STE SOC TFC VAL
Ajaccio 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–4 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–3
Bastia 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 4–1 1–3 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–1 2–0
Bordeaux 4–0 1–0 2–1 5–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–0 2–2 2–0 4–1 0–1 2–1
Evian 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–1
Guingamp 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 5–1 2–0 1–0
Lille 3–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0
Lorient 1–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–4 2–2 0–2 2–2 4–4 2–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 1–0
Lyon 3–1 4–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–3 0–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1
Marseille 3–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 4–2 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–3 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–1
Monaco 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2
Montpellier 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 5–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0
Nantes 2–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–1
Nice 2–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–3 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 4–0
Paris Saint-Germain 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 5–0 3–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 5–0 2–0 3–0
Reims 4–1 4–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–2 3–1
Rennes 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–3 0–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–3 2–2
Saint-Étienne 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 3–0
Sochaux 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–0
Toulouse 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–4 3–2 0–5 0–0 5–1 3–1
Valenciennes 2–3 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–6 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–2 3–0

Updated to games played on 17 May 2014.
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.

Number of teams by regions[edit]

Region or country Number of teams Teams
1  Brittany 3 Guingamp, Lorient and Rennes
 Rhône-Alpes 3 Evian, Lyon and Saint-Étienne
3  Corsica 2 Ajaccio and Bastia
 Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2 Lille and Valenciennes
 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 2 Marseille and Nice
6  Aquitaine 1 Bordeaux
 Champagne-Ardenne 1 Reims
 Franche-Comté 1 Sochaux
 Île-de-France 1 Paris Saint-Germain
 Languedoc-Roussillon 1 Montpellier
 Midi-Pyrénées 1 Toulouse
 Pays de la Loire 1 Nantes
 Monaco 1 Monaco

Statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player Club Against Result Date
France Emmanuel Rivière Monaco Montpellier 4–1 18 August 2013
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain Nice 3–1 9 November 2013
France Wissam Ben Yedder Toulouse Sochaux 5–1 30 November 2013
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain Toulouse 2–4 23 February 2014
Ivory Coast Salomon Kalou Lille Ajaccio 2–3 2 March 2014
Ghana André Ayew Marseille Ajaccio 3–1 4 April 2014
Mali Cheick Diabaté Bordeaux Guingamp 5–1 20 April 2014

References[edit]

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