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 9 games[1]
Paris St Germain
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]

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 Ghislain Printant France Yannick Cahuzac Kappa Oscaro
Bordeaux France Willy Sagnol Senegal Ludovic Sané Puma Kia
Caen France Patrice Garande Algeria Laurent Agouazi Nike GDE Recyclage
Evian France Pascal Dupraz France Olivier Sorlin Kappa MSC Croisières
Guingamp France Jocelyn Gourvennec France Lionel Mathis Patrick Celtigel
Lens New Caledonia Antoine Kombouaré France Jérôme Lemoigne Umbro Azerbaijan: Land of Fire
Lille France René Girard France Rio Mavuba Nike etixx
Lorient France Sylvain Ripoll Gabon Bruno Ecuélé Manga Adidas B&B Hoteles
Lyon France Hubert Fournier France Maxime Gonalons Adidas Hyundai
Marseille Argentina Marcelo Bielsa France Steve Mandanda Adidas Intersport
Metz France Albert Cartier France Sylvain Marchal Nike Moselle
Monaco Portugal Leonardo Jardim France Jérémy Toulalan Nike Fedcom
Montpellier France Rolland Courbis Brazil Vitorino Hilton Nike Sud de France
Nantes Armenia Michel Der Zakarian France Olivier Veigneau Umbro 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 Olivier Guégan France Mickaël Tacalfred Hummel Sanei Ascenseurs
Rennes France Philippe Montanier France Romain Danzé Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne France Christophe Galtier France Loïc Perrin Adidas Winamax
Toulouse France Dominique Arribagé Colombia Abel 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 ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Paris Saint-Germain113625544322222222234333332222111211111
Lyon21013171312810643333333321111111111222122222
Monaco1619171519161112131087881087655555554444443333333
Marseille8151042111111111111112222223333334454444
Saint-Étienne322843361054566544443444445555555545555
Bordeaux71113222236445465566777666766666666666
Montpellier1711510669771113913991089108666777677777777777
Lille1273314534811121414141515121311121313111112988888888888
Rennes1887578131512139117765678991010121213109111199999999
Guingamp19131618161919202019201618192017161312131312111088111210101112121110111010
Nice449161117128111271012111114111111121088899131516121310111213151211
Bastia917111314181716191618191515192020181914151416151310141012131414161312101112
Caen194912101413171815151716171819202020201815141514121414141213131514131513
Nantes65871077956565477987789991011811991011101011121314
Reims1016191918151819161414131010891010910111112131415151313151617141717171415
Lorient561268111517141517182017151617141516141517161616161715171716181615141616
Toulouse14121412151410118912141113131112151415161714171717181818181818151416161717
Evian2020202020202018151719201618161314161818181618181818171617161515171818181818
Metz131418141796597108912121213171717172020202020202020201919191919191919
Lens161815119131614182016171920181918191619191919191919191919192020202020202020
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[1] 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

References[edit]

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