2016–17 Ligue 1

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Ligue 1
Season 2016–17
Dates 12 August 2016 – 20 May 2017
Champions Monaco (8th title)
Relegated Lorient
Nancy
Bastia
Champions League Monaco
Paris Saint-Germain
Nice
Europa League Lyon
Marseille
Bordeaux
Matches played 380
Goals scored 991 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorer Edinson Cavani
(35 goals)[1]
Biggest home win Monaco 6–0 Nancy
(5 November 2016)
Biggest away win Metz 0–7 Monaco
(7 October 2016)
Highest scoring Monaco 6–2 Montpellier
(21 October 2016)
Longest winning run 12 matches
Monaco[2]
Longest unbeaten run 20 matches
Monaco[2]
Longest winless run 13 matches
Bastia[2]
Longest losing run 5 matches
Angers
Lorient
Montpellier[2]
Highest attendance 65,252
Marseille 1–5 Paris Saint-Germain[3]
(26 February 2017)
Lowest attendance 4,319
Monaco 2–1 Caen[3]
(21 December 2016)
Total attendance 7,806,638[3]
Average attendance 21,099[3]

The 2016–17 Ligue 1 season was the 79th season since its establishment. Paris Saint-Germain were the defending champions. The fixtures were announced on 1 June 2016.[4] The season began on 12 August 2016 and ended on 20 May 2017.

On 17 May 2017, Monaco secured the title after 37 matches, their first since the 1999–2000 season and the first under the Ligue 1 name.[5][6]

Teams[edit]

There are 20 clubs in the league, with three promoted teams from Ligue 2 replacing the three teams that were relegated from Ligue 1 following the 2015–16 season. All clubs that secured Ligue 1 status for the season were subject to approval by the DNCG before becoming eligible to participate.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Venue Capacity
Angers Angers Stade Raymond Kopa 17,835
Bastia Bastia Stade Armand Cesari 16,480
Bordeaux Bordeaux Matmut Atlantique 42,115
Caen Caen Stade Michel d'Ornano 20,453
Dijon Dijon Stade Gaston Gérard 16,098
Guingamp Guingamp Stade du Roudourou 18,126
Lille Villeneuve-d'Ascq Stade Pierre-Mauroy 50,186
Lorient Lorient Stade du Moustoir 18,890
Lyon Décines-Charpieu Parc OL 59,186
Marseille Marseille Stade Vélodrome 67,381
Metz Metz Stade Saint-Symphorien 25,636
Monaco Monaco Monaco Stade Louis II 18,500
Montpellier Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,939
Nancy Tomblaine Stade Marcel Picot 20,087
Nantes Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 38,285
Nice Nice Allianz Riviera 35,624
PSG Paris Parc des Princes 48,712
Rennes Rennes Roazhon Park 29,376
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard 42,000
Toulouse Toulouse Stadium Municipal 35,470







Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain1 Kit Manufacturer[7]1 Main Sponsor[7]1
Angers France Stéphane Moulin Senegal Cheikh N'Doye Kappa Scania (H), Bodet (A)
Bastia Portugal Rui Almeida France Yannick Cahuzac Kappa Oscaro
Bordeaux France Jocelyn Gourvennec Czech Republic Jaroslav Plašil Puma
Caen France Patrice Garande France Julien Féret Umbro Maisons France Confort (H), Campagne de France (A & 3)
Dijon France Olivier Dall'Oglio France Cédric Varrault Lotto DVF, Doras, IPS
Guingamp New Caledonia Antoine Kombouaré France Jimmy Briand Patrick Servagroupe (H), Aroma Celte (A)
Lille France Franck Passi (caretaker) France Rio Mavuba New Balance Partouche
Lorient France Bernard Casoni France Benjamin Lecomte Adidas B&B Hotels, Jean Floc'h
Lyon France Bruno Génésio France Maxime Gonalons Adidas Hyundai, Veolia (European)
Marseille France Rudi Garcia France Bafétimbi Gomis Adidas Intersport (H & A), Mutuelles du Soleil (3)
Metz France Philippe Hinschberger France Kévin Lejeune Nike Moselle
Monaco Portugal Leonardo Jardim Colombia Radamel Falcao Nike Fedcom
Montpellier France Jean-Louis Gasset Brazil Vitorino Hilton Nike Sud de France
Nancy Uruguay Pablo Correa Morocco Youssouf Hadji Nike Sopalin
Nantes Portugal Sérgio Conceição France Rémy Riou Umbro Synergie
Nice Switzerland Lucien Favre Brazil Dante Macron Mutuelles du Soleil
PSG Spain Unai Emery Brazil Thiago Silva Nike Emirates
Rennes France Christian Gourcuff Portugal Pedro Mendes Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne France Christophe Galtier France Loïc Perrin Le Coq Sportif EoviMcd Mutuelle
Toulouse France Pascal Dupraz Denmark Martin Braithwaite Joma Triangle Interim

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Nantes Armenia Michel Der Zakarian End of contract 17 May 2016[8] Pre-season France René Girard 17 May 2016[9]
Rennes France Rolland Courbis 17 May 2016 France Christian Gourcuff 17 May 2016[10]
Nice France Claude Puel Mutual consent 24 May 2016[11] Switzerland Lucien Favre 24 May 2016[12]
Guingamp France Jocelyn Gourvennec Signed by Bordeaux 27 May 2016[13] New Caledonia Antoine Kombouaré 30 May 2016[14]
Bordeaux France Ulrich Ramé End of contract 27 May 2016 France Jocelyn Gourvennec 27 May 2016[13]
PSG France Laurent Blanc Resigned 27 June 2016[15] Spain Unai Emery 28 June 2016[16]
Marseille France Franck Passi End of interim 20 October 2016[17] 12th France Rudi Garcia 20 October 2016[17]
Lorient France Sylvain Ripoll Resigned 23 October 2016 20th France Bernard Casoni 8 November 2016[18]
Lille France Frédéric Antonetti 22 November 2016 19th France Patrick Collot (caretaker) 22 November 2016[19]
Nantes France René Girard 1 December 2016 19th Portugal Sérgio Conceição 8 December 2016[20]
Montpellier France Frédéric Hantz Sacked 30 January 2017 15th France Jean-Louis Gasset 30 January 2017[21]
Lille France Patrick Collot End of interim 14 February 2017 17th France Franck Passi (caretaker) 14 February 2017[22]
Bastia France François Ciccolini Sacked 27 February 2017 19th Portugal Rui Almeida 27 February 2017[23]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Monaco (C) 38 30 5 3 107 31 +76 95 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Paris Saint-Germain 38 27 6 5 83 27 +56 87
3 Nice 38 22 12 4 63 36 +27 78 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Lyon 38 21 4 13 77 48 +29 67 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
5 Marseille 38 17 11 10 57 41 +16 62 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[a]
6 Bordeaux 38 15 14 9 53 43 +10 59
7 Nantes 38 14 9 15 40 54 −14 51
8 Saint-Étienne 38 12 14 12 41 42 −1 50
9 Rennes 38 12 14 12 36 42 −6 50
10 Guingamp 38 14 8 16 46 53 −7 50
11 Lille 38 13 7 18 40 47 −7 46
12 Angers 38 13 7 18 40 49 −9 46
13 Toulouse 38 10 14 14 37 41 −4 44
14 Metz 38 11 10 17 39 72 −33 43
15 Montpellier 38 10 9 19 48 66 −18 39
16 Dijon 38 8 13 17 46 58 −12 37
17 Caen 38 10 7 21 36 65 −29 37
18 Lorient (R) 38 10 6 22 44 70 −26 36 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
19 Nancy (R) 38 9 8 21 29 52 −23 35 Relegation to Ligue 2
20 Bastia (R) 38 8 10 20 29 54 −25 34 Relegation to National 3[b]
Source: Ligue 1, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Fairplay ranking.[26]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2016–17 Coupe de France and the 2016–17 Coupe de la Ligue, Paris Saint-Germain, qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the Coupe de France winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the fourth-placed team and the spot awarded to the Coupe de la Ligue winners (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the sixth-placed team. The fifth-placed team received the spot in Europa League third qualifying round originally designated to the fourth-placed team.
  2. ^ After being relegated to Ligue 2, Bastia was initially further relegated to National due to financial difficulties.[24] On 10 August 2017, the FFF announced that Bastia was denied entry to National. The club therefore took the place of its reserve team in Championnat National 3.[25]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ANG BAS BOR CAE DIJ GUI LIL LOR OL OM MET ASM MHS NAL FCN NIC PSG REN STE TFC
Angers 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–0
Bastia 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–3[a] 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Bordeaux 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–4 5–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–1 3–2 1–0
Caen 2–3 2–0 0–4 3–3 1–1 0–1 3–2 3–2 1–5 3–0 0–3 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–6 0–1 0–2 1–0
Dijon 3–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–3 0–0 1–0 4–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–3 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–0 0–1 2–0
Guingamp 1–0 5–0 1–1 0–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1
Lille 1–2 2–1 2–3 4–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–4 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2
Lorient 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–3 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–4 5–1 0–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1
Lyon 2–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 4–2 1–3 1–2 1–4 3–1 5–0 1–2 5–1 4–0 3–2 3–3 1–2 1–0 2–0 4–0
Marseille 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–4 5–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–5 2–0 4–0 0–0
Metz 2–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 2–1 2–2 3–2 3–3 0–3 1–0 0–7 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–4 2–3 1–1 0–0 1–1
Monaco 2–1 5–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 4–0 4–0 1–3 4–0 5–0 6–2 6–0 4–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–1
Montpellier 1–0 2–1 4–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–3 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–1
Nancy 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–3 0–3 0–0 4–0 0–3 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 0–0
Nantes 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 0–6 3–2 0–3 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 1–1
Nice 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 4–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 3–0
Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 2–1 5–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1 0–0
Rennes 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–0
Saint-Étienne 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–5 1–1 0–0
Toulouse 4–0 4–1 4–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–3
Source: Ligue 1
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.
  1. ^ Match awarded 3–0 to Lyon due to the match being abandoned at half-time, with no score, when Bastia fans stormed the pitch and attacked the Lyon players.[27]

Positions by round[edit]

Leader/Champions
2017–18 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2017–18 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2017–18 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Qualification to relegation play-offs
Relegation to Ligue 2

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Monaco96211322322222322221111111111111111111
Paris Saint-Germain82573243233333233333332222222222222222
Nice53322111111111111112223333333333333333
Lyon114897958108747464444444444444444454444
Marseille121612141515131412111012111211109666766666765556666555
Bordeaux2148454566898765710101010977777556665545666
Nantes71117181816181613141516171719191919171111121415121311121011981088877
Saint-Étienne138101281079977998898988655555677777777788
Rennes17911610811775556464577789981010889811119991099
Guingamp105157681055445575655558898910118108108101091010
Lille1410131517182018181617181919171411131214141112131714151514141313141211111211
Angers18181817131112121091110101010111215161819161818141212101291212131414141312
Toulouse11491165344466899878991010101098991112109111112121113
Metz415734968111213141211121315171820181917121616171616131415151515151414
Montpellier613141312131617151716131313141213111113131513141111131313151514121313131515
Dijon1617151616191415171312111414151517181516151316171317181817171719191817181616
Caen31261014141513161818151515181718161915171815161815141415161616161718161717
Lorient1519192020201719192020202020202020202019202020202020202020201918181616171818
Nancy2020201919171920201919191818131614141312121411111518161718181817171919192019
Bastia19716911121011141514171616161816121417161719191919191919192020202020201920

Relegation play-offs[edit]

The 2016–17 season saw the return of a relegation play-off between the 18th placed Ligue 1 team, Lorient, and the 3rd placed Ligue 2 team, Troyes, on a two-legged confrontation.

Troyes 2–1 Lorient
Report
Attendance: 14,081[28]
Referee: Ruddy Buquet

Lorient 0–0 Troyes
Report
Attendance: 16,000[29]

Troyes won 2–1 on aggregate and were promoted to 2017–18 Ligue 1; Lorient were relegated to 2017–18 Ligue 2.

Number of teams by regions[edit]

Teams Region or country Team(s)
3 Brittany Brittany Guingamp, Lorient and Rennes
2  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon and Saint-Étienne
 Grand Est Metz and Nancy
 Occitanie Montpellier and Toulouse
 Pays de la Loire Angers and Nantes
 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Marseille and Nice
1  Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Dijon
 Corsica Bastia
 Hauts-de-France Lille
 Île-de-France Paris Saint-Germain
 Monaco Monaco
 Normandy Caen
 Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux

Season statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

[1]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Uruguay Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain 35
2 France Alexandre Lacazette Lyon 28
3 Colombia Radamel Falcao Monaco 21
4 France Bafétimbi Gomis Marseille 20
5 Italy Mario Balotelli Nice 15
France Kylian Mbappé Monaco
Croatia Ivan Santini Caen
France Florian Thauvin Marseille
9 France Nicolas de Préville Lille 14
Benin Steve Mounié Montpellier

Top assists[edit]

[30]

Rank Player Club Assists
1 France Morgan Sanson Montpellier/Marseille 12
2 Ivory Coast Jean Seri Nice 10
3 Algeria Ryad Boudebouz Montpellier 9
France Thomas Lemar Monaco
Portugal Bernardo Silva Monaco
France Florian Thauvin Marseille
7 France Kylian Mbappé Monaco 8

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player Club Against Result Date
France Alexandre Lacazette Lyon Nancy 3–0 14 August 2016
Turkey Mevlüt Erdinç Metz Nantes 3–0 11 September 2016
Uruguay Edinson Cavani4 Paris Saint-Germain Caen 6–0 16 September 2016
Chad Casimir Ninga Montpellier Dijon 3–3 1 October 2016
France Alassane Pléa Nice Metz 4–2 24 October 2016
Colombia Radamel Falcao Monaco Bordeaux 4–0 10 December 2016
Sweden Ola Toivonen Toulouse Lorient 3–2 10 December 2016
France Bafétimbi Gomis Marseille Montpellier 5–1 27 January 2017
France Kylian Mbappé Monaco Metz 5–0 11 February 2017
France Florian Thauvin Marseille Caen 5–1 30 April 2017
France Nicolas de Préville Lille Nantes 3–0 20 May 2017
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean sheets[edit]

[31]

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 France Yohann Pelé Marseille 18
2 Croatia Danijel Subašić Monaco 17
3 Germany Kevin Trapp Paris Saint-Germain 15
4 France Benoît Costil Rennes 12
Portugal Anthony Lopes Lyon
6 France Yoan Cardinale Nice 11
France Stéphane Ruffier Saint-Étienne
8 France Alban Lafont Toulouse 10
9 France Cédric Carrasso Bordeaux 9
France Thomas Didillon Metz

Attendances[edit]

These are the average attendances of the teams.

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Paris Saint-Germain 861,020 45,317 n/a
2 Marseille 758,061 39,898 n/a
3 Lyon 744,248 39,171 n/a
4 Lille 560,257 29,487 n/a
5 Saint-Étienne 490,263 25,803 n/a
6 Bordeaux 460,127 24,217 n/a
7 Nantes 439,886 23,152 n/a
8 Nice 436,035 22,949 n/a
9 Rennes 431,082 22,689 n/a
10 Nancy 332,801 17,516 n/a
11 Toulouse 324,294 17,068 n/a
12 Caen 300,119 15,796 n/a
13 Metz 291,508 15,343 n/a
14 Guingamp 281,003 14,790 n/a
15 Montpellier 234,763 12,356 n/a
16 Angers 227,121 11,954 n/a
17 Lorient 224,802 11,832 n/a
18 Bastia 178,682 10,511 n/a
19 Dijon 192,433 10,128 n/a
20 Monaco 180,485 9,499 n/a
League total 0 0 0 0 n/a

Updated to games played on 20 May 2017
Source: European Football Statistics
Notes:

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