2014–15 Ligue 1

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Ligue 1
Season 2014–15
Champions Paris Saint-Germain (5th title)
Relegated Lens
Metz
Evian
Champions League Paris Saint-Germain
Lyon
Monaco
Europa League Marseille
Saint-Étienne
Bordeaux
Matches played 380
Goals scored 947 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorer Alexandre Lacazette
(27 goals)
Biggest home win Paris Saint-Germain 6–0 Guingamp
(8 May 2015)
Biggest away win Reims 0–5 Marseille
(23 September 2014)
Guingamp 2–7 Nice
(26 October 2014)
Toulouse 1–6 Marseille
(6 March 2015)
Highest scoring Guingamp 2–7 Nice
(26 October 2014)
Longest winning run 8 games[1]
Marseille
Longest unbeaten run 17 games[1]
Paris Saint-Germain
Longest winless run 12 games[1]
Metz
Longest losing run 4 games[1]
Evian
Guingamp
Lorient
Marseille
Highest attendance 70,785
Lens 1–3 Paris Saint-Germain
(17 October 2014)[2]
Lowest attendance 5,488
Monaco 1–1 Reims
(31 October 2014)[3]
Average attendance 22,362[2]
All statistics correct as of 15 April 2015.

The 2014–15 Ligue 1 season was the 77th season since its establishment. Paris Saint-Germain were the two-time defending champions and successfully defended their title.

Teams[edit]

There were 20 clubs in the league, with three promoted teams from Ligue 2 replacing the three teams that were relegated from Ligue 1 following the 2013–14 season. All clubs that secured Ligue 1 status for the season were subject to approval by the DNCG before becoming eligible to participate.

Metz was the first team to win promotion from Ligue 2 after a 3–0 victory against Auxerre at the Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps, ending a six-year span in the lower divisions.[4] Lens returned to the top level after a 2–0 victory against CA Bastia on 16 May 2014 and finished a three-year span in 2nd level. Finally, Caen returned for the first time in two years following a 2–2 draw with Dijon on 16 May 2014.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Venue Capacity
Bastia Bastia Stade Armand Cesari 16,480
Bordeaux Bordeaux Stade Chaban-Delmas 34,462
Caen Caen Stade Michel d'Ornano1 21,215
Évian Annecy Parc des Sports 15,660
Guingamp Guingamp Stade du Roudourou 18,126
Lens Lens Stade de la Licorne
Stade de France
12,097
81,338
Lille Villeneuve-d'Ascq Stade Pierre-Mauroy 50,186
Lorient Lorient Stade du Moustoir 18,890
Lyon Lyon Stade de Gerland 41,842
Marseille Marseille Stade Vélodrome3 67,000
Metz Metz Stade Saint-Symphorien 26,661
Monaco Monaco Stade Louis II 18,500
Montpellier Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,939
Nantes Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 38,285
Nice Nice Allianz Riviera 35,624
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Parc des Princes 48,712
Reims Reims Stade Auguste Delaune 21,684
Rennes Rennes Stade de la Route de Lorient 31,127
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard4 38,458
Toulouse Toulouse Stadium Municipal5 35,470
  • 1Due to Stade Michel d'Ornano hosting the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games, Caen will host its two first home games at MMArena in Le Mans.[5]
  • 2Lens home stadium, Stade Félix-Bollaert will be closed for the entire season, due to a renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. Lens will play their home games in various venues which are to be determined.[6]
  • 3The Stade Vélodrome is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The stadium will be completed in time for the 2014-15 season, where capacity will be 67,000 - up from 48,000 the previous season.[7]
  • 4The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The current capacity is 38,458, the final capacity will be 41,965.
  • 5The 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]

Team Manager1 Captain1 Kit Manufacturer1 Main Sponsor1
Bastia France Printant, GhislainGhislain Printant France Cahuzac, YannickYannick Cahuzac Kappa Oscaro
Bordeaux France Sagnol, WillyWilly Sagnol Senegal Sané, LudovicLudovic Sané Puma Kia
Caen France Garande, PatricePatrice Garande Algeria Agouazi, LaurentLaurent Agouazi Nike GDE Recyclage
Evian France Dupraz, PascalPascal Dupraz France Sorlin, OlivierOlivier Sorlin Kappa MSC Croisières
Guingamp France Gourvennec, JocelynJocelyn Gourvennec France Mathis, LionelLionel Mathis Patrick Celtigel
Lens New Caledonia Kombouaré, AntoineAntoine Kombouaré France Lemoigne, JérômeJérôme Lemoigne Umbro Azerbaijan: Land of Fire
Lille France Girard, RenéRené Girard France Mavuba, RioRio Mavuba Nike etixx
Lorient France Ripoll, SylvainSylvain Ripoll Gabon Ecuélé Manga, BrunoBruno Ecuélé Manga Adidas B&B Hoteles
Lyon France Fournier, HubertHubert Fournier France Gonalons, MaximeMaxime Gonalons Adidas Hyundai
Marseille Argentina Marcelo Bielsa France Mandanda, SteveSteve Mandanda Adidas Intersport
Metz France Cartier, AlbertAlbert Cartier France Marchal, SylvainSylvain Marchal Nike Moselle
Monaco Portugal Jardim, LeonardoLeonardo Jardim France Toulalan, JérémyJérémy Toulalan Nike Fedcom
Montpellier France Courbis, RollandRolland Courbis Brazil Hilton, VitorinoVitorino Hilton Nike Sud de France
Nantes Armenia Der Zakarian, MichelMichel Der Zakarian France Veigneau, OlivierOlivier Veigneau Umbro Synergie
Nice France Puel, ClaudeClaude Puel France Digard, DidierDidier Digard BURRDA Mutuelles du Soleil
Paris Saint-Germain France Blanc, LaurentLaurent Blanc Brazil Silva, ThiagoThiago Silva Nike Emirates, Qatar Investment Fund
Reims France Guégan, OlivierOlivier Guégan France Tacalfred, MickaëlMickaël Tacalfred Hummel Sanei Ascenseurs
Rennes France Montanier, PhilippePhilippe Montanier France Danzé, RomainRomain Danzé Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne France Galtier, ChristopheChristophe Galtier France Perrin, LoïcLoïc Perrin Adidas Winamax
Toulouse France Arribagé, DominiqueDominique Arribagé Colombia Aguilar, AbelAbel Aguilar Kappa Triangle Interim

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Marseille France José Anigo Resigned 17 May 2014 Pre-season Argentina Marcelo Bielsa 21 May 2014
Bastia France Frédéric Hantz End of contract 17 May 2014 France Claude Makélélé 24 May 2014[8]
Bordeaux France Francis Gillot End of contract 17 May 2014 France Willy Sagnol 23 May 2014[9]
Lorient France Christian Gourcuff End of contract 17 May 2014 France Sylvain Ripoll 25 May 2014[10]
Monaco Italy Claudio Ranieri End of contract 17 May 2014 Portugal Leonardo Jardim 6 June 2014[11]
Lyon France Rémi Garde End of contract 21 May 2014 France Hubert Fournier 23 May 2014[12]
Reims France Hubert Fournier Signed by Olympique Lyonnais 23 May 2014 France Jean-Luc Vasseur 13 June 2014
Bastia France Claude Makélélé Sacked 3 November 2014[13] 19th France Ghislain Printant 27 November 2014[14]
Toulouse France Alain Casanova Sacked 16 March 2015 18th France Dominique Arribagé 16 March 2015[15]
Reims France Jean-Luc Vasseur Sacked 8 April 2015 16th France Olivier Guégan 8 April 2015[16]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Paris Saint-Germain (C) 38 24 11 3 83 36 +47 83 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Lyon 38 22 9 7 72 33 +39 75
3 Monaco 38 20 11 7 51 26 +25 71 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Marseille 38 21 6 11 76 42 +34 69 Qualification to Europa League group stage
5 Saint-Étienne 38 19 12 7 51 30 +21 69 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
6 Bordeaux 38 17 12 9 47 44 +3 63
7 Montpellier 38 16 8 14 46 39 +7 56
8 Lille 38 16 8 14 43 42 +1 56
9 Rennes 38 13 11 14 35 42 −7 50
10 Guingamp 38 15 4 19 41 55 −14 49
11 Nice 38 13 9 16 44 53 −9 48
12 Bastia 38 12 11 15 37 46 −9 47
13 Caen 38 12 10 16 54 55 −1 46
14 Nantes 38 11 12 15 29 40 −11 45
15 Reims 38 12 8 18 47 66 −19 44
16 Lorient 38 12 7 19 44 50 −6 43
17 Toulouse 38 12 6 20 43 64 −21 42
18 Evian (R) 38 11 4 23 41 62 −21 37 Relegation to Ligue 2
19 Metz (R) 38 7 9 22 31 61 −30 30
20 Lens[b] (R) 38 7 8 23 32 61 −29 29
Source: Ligue de Football Professionel
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since winners of the 2014–15 Coupe de la Ligue, Paris Saint-Germain, qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the Coupe de la Ligue winner (Europa League third qualifying round) is passed to the next best team in the table not already qualified for any European competition (in this case, the fifth-placed team).
  2. ^ It was announced on 29 January 2015 that Lens' promotion from Ligue 2 at the end of the 2013–14 season has been ruled invalid, and will thus be automatically relegated to Ligue 2 for the 2015–16 season, regardless of where the team place this season. It has been confirmed by the French Football Federation that the decision of the Administrative Court of Besançon will be appealed.[17]

Positions by round[edit]

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round.

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
Paris Saint-Germain 11 3 6 2 5 5 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Lyon 2 10 13 17 13 12 8 10 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2
Monaco 16 19 17 15 19 16 11 12 13 10 8 7 8 8 10 8 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Marseille 8 15 10 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4
Saint-Étienne 3 2 2 8 4 3 3 6 10 5 4 5 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5
Bordeaux 7 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 3 6 4 4 5 4 6 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Montpellier 17 11 5 10 6 6 9 7 7 11 13 9 13 9 9 10 8 9 10 8 6 6 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Lille 12 7 3 3 1 4 5 3 4 8 11 12 14 14 14 15 15 12 13 11 12 13 13 11 11 12 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Rennes 18 8 7 5 7 8 13 15 12 13 9 11 7 7 6 5 6 7 8 9 9 10 10 12 12 13 10 9 11 11 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Guingamp 19 13 16 18 16 19 19 20 20 19 20 16 18 19 20 17 16 13 12 13 13 12 11 10 8 8 11 12 10 10 11 12 12 11 10 11 10 10
Nice 4 4 9 16 11 17 12 8 11 12 7 10 12 11 11 14 11 11 11 12 10 8 8 8 9 9 13 15 16 12 13 10 11 12 13 15 12 11
Bastia 9 17 11 13 14 18 17 16 19 16 18 19 15 15 19 20 20 18 19 14 15 14 16 15 13 10 14 10 12 13 14 14 16 13 12 10 11 12
Caen 1 9 4 9 12 10 14 13 17 18 15 15 17 16 17 18 19 20 20 20 20 18 15 14 15 14 12 14 14 14 12 13 13 15 14 13 15 13
Nantes 6 5 8 7 10 7 7 9 5 6 5 6 5 4 7 7 9 8 7 7 8 9 9 9 10 11 8 11 9 9 10 11 10 10 11 12 13 14
Reims 10 16 19 19 18 15 18 19 16 14 14 13 10 10 8 9 10 10 9 10 11 11 12 13 14 15 15 13 13 15 16 17 14 17 17 17 14 15
Lorient 5 6 12 6 8 11 15 17 14 15 17 18 20 17 15 16 17 14 15 16 14 15 17 16 16 16 16 17 15 17 17 16 18 16 15 14 16 16
Toulouse 14 12 14 12 15 14 10 11 8 9 12 14 11 13 13 11 12 15 14 15 16 17 14 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 14 16 16 17 17
Evian 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 15 17 19 20 16 18 16 13 14 16 18 18 18 16 18 18 18 18 17 16 17 16 15 15 17 18 18 18 18 18
Metz 13 14 18 14 17 9 6 5 9 7 10 8 9 12 12 12 13 17 17 17 17 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Lens 16 18 15 11 9 13 16 14 18 20 16 17 19 20 18 19 18 19 16 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Last updated: 10 May 2015
Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel

Leader
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
Relegation to 2015–16 Ligue 2

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BAS BOR CAE EVI GUI RCL LIL LOR OL OM MET ASM MHS NAN NIC PSG REI REN STE TFC
Bastia 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 3–3 2–0 1–3 2–0 0–0 2–1 4–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0
Bordeaux 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–5 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1
Caen 1–1 1–2 3–2 0–2 4–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 2–3 0–2 4–1 0–1 1–0 2–0
Evian 1–2 0–1 0–3 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–3 1–3 3–0 1–3 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–0
Guingamp 1–0 2–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–7 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 2–1
Lens 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–4 2–0 0–3 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–3 4–2 0–1 0–1 1–0
Lille 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 0–4 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–0
Lorient 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–1
Lyon 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 5–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–0
Marseille 3–0 3–1 2–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–5 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–3 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0
Metz 3–1 0–0 3–2 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–4 0–4 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 2–3 3–0 0–0 2–3 3–2
Monaco 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
Montpellier 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–3 1–2 1–0 1–5 2–1 2–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 0–2 2–0
Nantes 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–2
Nice 0–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–2 0–0 3–2
Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 3–0 2–2 4–2 6–0 4–1 6–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 5–0 3–1
Reims 2–1 1–0 0–2 3–2 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–4 0–5 0–0 1–3 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–0
Rennes 0–1 1–1 1–4 6–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–4 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–3
Saint-Étienne 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–3 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 5–0 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–1
Toulouse 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–3 2–1 1–6 3–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1

Updated to games played on 23 May 2015.
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]

Number of teams Region or country Team(s)
3  Brittany Guingamp, Lorient and Rennes
 Rhône-Alpes Evian, Lyon and Saint-Étienne
2  Nord-Pas-de-Calais Lens and Lille
 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Marseille and Nice
1  Aquitaine Bordeaux
 Champagne-Ardenne Reims
 Corsica Bastia
 Île-de-France Paris Saint-Germain
 Languedoc-Roussillon Montpellier
 Lorraine Metz
 Lower Normandy Caen
 Midi-Pyrénées Toulouse
 Pays de la Loire Nantes
 Monaco Monaco

Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player Club Against Result Date
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain Saint-Étienne 5–0 31 August 2014
France Alexandre Lacazette Lyon Lille 3–0 5 October 2014
Brazil Carlos Eduardo5 Nice Guingamp 7–2 26 October 2014
Paraguay Lucas Barrios Montpellier Metz 3–2 17 January 2015
Belgium Divock Origi Lille Rennes 3–0 15 March 2015
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain Lorient 3–1 20 March 2015
Mali Modibo Maïga Metz Toulouse 3–2 4 April 2015
Argentina Ezequiel Lavezzi Paris Saint-Germain Lille 6–1 25 April 2015
Uruguay Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain Guingamp 6–0 8 May 2015

5 Player scored five goals

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