French Football League: Ligue 1


The French football league, also known as Ligue 1, is a league for Football clubs in France. It is known as the fundamental competition of Football for men in France. It is managed by the Ligue de football Professionnel. There is a total of 20 clubs that participate in the French league. It operates on a procedure of promotion and then relegation to the Ligue 2. Ligue 2 comes second to Ligue 1.

The inauguration ceremony of the French series took place on September 11, 1932. Ligue 1 is currently ranked behind La Liga of Spain, at fifth position in the Europe. And, it’s popularity is increasing with each passing day.

The French League is played from August till May. Every team plays 38 matches in total, that is, every team plays its opponent twice; once at home and once away from home. The games are mostly played on the weekends, that is, Saturdays and Sundays. However, the league takes a break one week before Christmas. No games are played during this time until the league returns back in January. Ligue 1 trophy is called as Hexagoal and Olympique Lyonnais was the first club to lift this particular trophy in 2007-08 season.


For 2017-2018 French League, the following mentioned clubs are competing each other proving that the Football craze in France is equally increasing and the fans will support their favourites no matter what.

  • Amiens
  • Angers
  • Bordeaux
  • Caen
  • Guingamp
  • Dijon
  • Lille
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Metz
  • Montpellier
  • Monaco
  • Nantes
  • Nice
  • Rennes
  • PSG
  • Saint-Étienne
  • Strasbourg
  • Toulouse
  • Troyes

2017-2018 Season

Top goal scorers in French football league 2017/18

The list includes Edinson Cavani, Neymar, Radamel Falcao, Nabil Fekir and Mario Balotelli.

Top goal assists in French football league 2017/18

Top assists this season have been Neymar, Florian Thauvin, Kylian Mbappe and Benjamin Bourigeaud.


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