Profile of Olympique Lyonnais football club

by on March 9, 2011
in Football Clubs

Olympique Lyonnais football club

Olympique Lyon football club is a French football club and was nationally established in 1950. The Lyon football club is highly popular in France and is a dominating side in the French Ligue 1. Lyon football club has also proven it’s mettle by reaching the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2009/10 season by beating top class teams such as Real Madrid football club in the process.

Olympique Lyon football club is currently owned by French businessman Jean-Michel Aulas who has helped transform the club from a second division side into one of the richest football clubs of the world. Lyon football club is also known as ‘LES GONES (the kids)’ among it’s supporters and plays it’s home matches at the Stade de Gerland; having a capacity to hold over 40,000 fans. The Lyon football club of French football league has a talented squad under the supervision of French manager Claude Puel who has helped the club to achieve success in domestic and international competitions. The crest of Lyon football club is blue and red shield with the letters ‘OL’ and lion in between, the club name ‘OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS’ is also written at the top. The club kit is represented by red, blue and white colours. Lyon fc has a very large and loyal fanbase all over the world.