Olympique Lyonnais (Women)

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Olympique Lyonnais Women
Olympique Lyonnais.svg
Full name Olympique lyonnais Féminin
Nickname(s) OL Ladies, Les Fenottes, Les Lyonnaises
Founded 1970 as FC Lyon
2004 as Olympique Lyonnais
Ground Groupama OL Training Center de Décines
Ground Capacity 1524
President Jean-Michel Aulas
Manager Gérard Prêcheur
League D1 Féminine
2015–16 1st
Website Club home page

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin (French pronunciation: ​[ɔlɛ̃pik ljɔnɛ]; commonly referred to as Olympique Lyon, Lyon, or simply OL) is a French women's football club based in Lyon. It is the most successful club in the history of Division 1 Féminine with fourteen league titles. The club has been the female section of Olympique Lyonnais since 2004. Lyon currently play in the Division 1 Féminine and are the defending champions, having won the league for ten consecutive seasons.

The club was formed as the women's section of FC Lyon in 1970. In 2004, the women's club became the women's section of Olympique Lyonnais. Since joining Lyon, the women's section has won the Division 1 Féminine ten times and seven Coupe de France titles . Lyon reached the semi-finals of the 2007–08 edition of the UEFA Women's Cup and, during the 2009–10 season, reached the final of the inaugural edition of the UEFA Women's Champions League losing to German club Turbine Potsdam 7–6 on penalties.[1][2] In the following season, Lyon finally captured the UEFA Women's Champions League defeating its nemesis Turbine Potsdam 2–0 in the 2011 final. It successfully defended its title in 2012, defeating FFC Frankfurt in the final.

Lyon hosts its matches at the Groupama OL training Center, a 1,524-capacity stadium that is situated not far from the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, where the male sections plays. The women's team does host its "big" matches at the 55,000-seat stadium. The president of the club is Jean-Michel Aulas and the captain of the team is Wendie Renard. According to the UEFA women's coefficient, Lyon are the highest-ranked club in UEFA.[3]


For a list of all former and current Olympique Lyonnais (Ladies) players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Olympique Lyonnais (Women) players.

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 January 2017[4] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 France DF Kenza Dali
3 France DF Wendie Renard (captain)
4 France DF Julie Marichaud
5 Japan DF Saki Kumagai
6 Norway FW Andrea Norheim
7 France MF Amel Majri
8 France MF Jessica Houara-d'Hommeaux
9 France FW Eugénie Le Sommer
10 Germany MF Dzsenifer Marozsán
11 France MF Kheira Hamraoui
12 France FW Élodie Thomis
13 United States FW Alex Morgan
14 Norway FW Ada Hegerberg
No. Position Player
15 France MF Aurélie Kaci
16 France GK Sarah Bouhaddi
17 France DF Corine Petit
18 France MF Claire Lavogez
20 France FW Delphine Cascarino
21 Canada DF Kadeisha Buchanan
22 Germany FW Pauline Bremer
23 France MF Camille Abily
24 France FW Mylaine Tarrieu
26 Germany DF Josephine Henning
27 Sweden MF Caroline Seger
29 France DF Griedge Mbock
30 France GK Méline Gérard

Notable former players[edit]


Celebration of the UEFA Women's Champions League.


Winners (14): 1990–91, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16 (record)
Winners (8): 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (record)
Winners (3): 2010–11, 2011–12, 2015–16
Runners-Up (2): 2009–10, 2012–13


Winners (1): 2012
Winners (1): 2014

UEFA Competition Record[edit]

UEFA Women's Cup / UEFA Women's Champions League
Season Preliminary stage Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
2007-08 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 1 Norway Kolbotn 1 England Arsenal Sweden Umeå
2008-09 Austria Neulengbach 1 Italy Verona Germany Duisburg
2009-10 Serbia Mašinac Niš Denmark Fortuna Hjørring Italy Torres Sassari Sweden Umeå Germany Turbine Potsdam
2010-11 Netherlands Alkmaar Zaanstreek Russia Rossiyanka Khimki Russia Zvezda Perm England Arsenal Germany Turbine Potsdam
2011-12 Romania Olimpia Cluj-Napoca Czech Republic Sparta Prague Denmark Brøndby Germany Turbine Potsdam Germany Frankfurt
2012-13 Finland Vantaa Russia Zorky Krasnogorsk Sweden Rosengård France Juvisy-sur-Orge Germany Wolfsburg
2013-14 Netherlands Twente Germany Turbine Potsdam
2014-15 Italy Brescia France Paris Saint-Germain
2015-16 Poland Medyk Konin Spain Atlético Madrid Czech Republic Slavia Prague France Paris Saint-Germain Germany Wolfsburg
2016-17 Norway Avaldsnes Switzerland FC Zürich Germany Wolfsburg

1 Group stage. Highest-ranked eliminated team in case of qualification, lowest-ranked qualified team in case of elimination.

List of seasons[edit]

Top scorers in bold were also the top scorers in the Division 1 Féminine that season.

Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lyon and Potsdam make history". UEFA. UEFA. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Potsdam hold nerve to claim European crown". UEFA. UEFA. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2014/15" (PDF). UEFA. UEFA. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Players and staff". olweb. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 

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