Ligue 1

CountryFranceFrance
Season2023

Ligue 1, officially known as Ligue 1 Uber Eats for sponsorship reasons, is the premier professional football league in France. Founded in 1932 as National before switching to Division 1 after a year of existence, it was renamed Ligue 1 in 2002. The league is at the top of the French football league system and is managed by the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP).

Ligue 1 is composed of 20 teams that compete in a round-robin format, with each team playing 38 games in a season - 19 at home and 19 away. The season typically runs from August to May, with most games played on Saturdays and Sundays, and some on weekdays. The team with the most points at the end of the season is crowned the champion. The bottom two teams are automatically relegated to Ligue 2, while the team finishing in the third-bottom position enters a playoff against the third-placed team from Ligue 2 to determine which team will play in Ligue 1 the following season.

Over the years, Ligue 1 has been graced by some of the world's finest footballers, including Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba, and more recently, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. The league has also been home to some of the most successful and iconic clubs in French football history, such as Paris Saint-Germain, Olympique Lyonnais, and AS Monaco.

Historically, Saint-Étienne holds the record for most Ligue 1 titles won, with 10 championships to their name. However, in recent years, Paris Saint-Germain has dominated the league, winning seven of the last nine titles as of the 2020-2021 season.

Ligue 1 is known for its competitiveness, tactical sophistication, and emphasis on developing young talent. The league has a reputation for being a breeding ground for some of the best young talents in world football, with many players moving on to play in other top European leagues.

Internationally, Ligue 1 is broadcast in over 200 countries, reaching a potential audience of approximately 1.3 billion people. Despite facing competition from other top European leagues like the English Premier League, Spain's La Liga, and Germany's Bundesliga, Ligue 1 continues to grow in popularity and prestige, both domestically and internationally.

In conclusion, Ligue 1 is not just a football league; it's a symbol of French culture and a platform for showcasing some of the best football talents in the world. It's a league that combines tradition with innovation, competitiveness with development, and local talent with international stars. Whether you're a die-hard football fan or a casual observer, Ligue 1 offers something for everyone.

Ligue 1 Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Ligue 1 in 2023

Player Team Goals
paris-saint-germain 21
monaco 11
lyon 11
lille 11
toulouse 7
montpellier 7
nantes 7
monaco 6
rennes 6
marseille 6

Ligue 1 standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Paris Saint Germain players, news and schedule Paris Saint Germain 22 16 5 1 53 18 35 53
2 Stade Brestois 29 players, news and schedule Stade Brestois 29 22 11 7 4 31 18 13 40
3 Nice players, news and schedule Nice 22 11 6 5 22 15 7 39
4 Lille players, news and schedule Lille 22 10 8 4 32 17 15 38
5 Monaco players, news and schedule Monaco 22 11 5 6 41 32 9 38
6 Lens players, news and schedule Lens 22 10 6 6 28 21 7 36
7 Rennes players, news and schedule Rennes 22 9 7 6 34 26 8 34
8 Reims players, news and schedule Reims 22 9 4 9 28 30 -2 31
9 Marseille players, news and schedule Marseille 22 7 9 6 29 24 5 30
10 Lyon players, news and schedule Lyon 23 8 4 11 25 35 -10 28
11 Strasbourg players, news and schedule Strasbourg 22 6 7 9 23 32 -9 25
12 Nantes players, news and schedule Nantes 23 7 4 12 23 34 -11 25
13 LE Havre players, news and schedule LE Havre 22 5 9 8 23 28 -5 24
14 Toulouse players, news and schedule Toulouse 22 5 8 9 22 30 -8 23
15 Montpellier players, news and schedule Montpellier 22 5 8 9 24 27 -3 22
16 Lorient players, news and schedule Lorient 23 5 7 11 31 44 -13 22
17 Metz players, news and schedule Metz 23 4 5 14 19 37 -18 17
18 Clermont Foot players, news and schedule Clermont Foot 22 3 7 12 16 36 -20 16

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 142/200 71%
Over/Under 36/44 82%
League Correct %
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 20/23 87%
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 44/54 81%
First League logo First League 105/133 79%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 121/157 77%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 56/73 77%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 99/128 77%
NPFL logo NPFL 86/113 76%
Pro League logo Pro League 102/135 76%