2020–21 Ligue 1

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Ligue 1
Season2020–21
Dates21 August 2020 – 23 May 2021
RelegatedDijon
Nîmes
Champions LeagueLille
Matches played360
Goals scored995 (2.76 per match)
Top goalscorerKylian Mbappé
(25 goals)
Biggest home winParis Saint-Germain 6–1 Angers
(2 October 2020)
Strasbourg 5–0 Nîmes
(6 January 2021)
Biggest away winSaint-Étienne 0–5 Lyon
(24 January 2021)
Highest scoringLens 4–4 Reims
(8 November 2020)
Longest winning runParis Saint-Germain
(8 matches)
Longest unbeaten runLyon
(16 matches)
Longest winless runDijon
Nantes
(15 matches)
Longest losing runDijon
(12 matches)
All statistics correct as of 9 May 2021.

The 2020–21 Ligue 1 season, also known as Ligue 1 Uber Eats for sponsorship reasons, is a French association football tournament within Ligue 1. It is the 83rd season since its establishment. The season started on 21 August 2020 and is scheduled to end on 23 May 2021. The league fixtures were announced on 9 July 2020.

Teams[change | change source]

Changes[change | change source]

Lorient and Lens were promoted from the 2019–20 Ligue 2. After the French court had initially ruled that the season would proceed with 22 teams,[1] the relegation of Amiens and Toulouse to the 2020–21 Ligue 2 was confirmed on 23 June 2020, following a vote by the LFP.[2]

Promoted to 2020–21 Ligue 1 Relegated from 2019–20 Ligue 1
Lorient

Lens

Amiens

Toulouse

Stadiums and locations[change | change source]

Club Location Venue Capacity 2019–20 season
Angers Angers Stade Raymond Kopa 18,752 11th
Bordeaux Bordeaux Matmut Atlantique 42,115 12th
Brest Brest Stade Francis-Le Blé 15,931 14th
Dijon Dijon Stade Gaston Gérard 15,995 16th
Lens Lens Stade Bollaert-Delelis 37,705 Ligue 2, 2nd
Lille Villeneuve-d'Ascq Stade Pierre-Mauroy 50,186 4th
Lorient Lorient Stade du Moustoir 18,890 Ligue 2, 1st
Lyon Décines-Charpieu Groupama Stadium 59,186 7th
Marseille Marseille Orange Vélodrome 67,394 2nd
Metz Metz Stade Saint-Symphorien 25,636 15th
Monaco Monaco Monaco Stade Louis II 18,523 9th
Montpellier Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,900 8th
Nantes Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 35,322 13th
Nice Nice Allianz Riviera 35,624 6th
Nîmes Nîmes Stade des Costières 18,482 18th
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Parc des Princes 48,583 1st
Reims Reims Stade Auguste Delaune 21,684 5th
Rennes Rennes Roazhon Park 29,778 3rd
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard 41,965 17th
Strasbourg Strasbourg Stade de la Meinau 29,230 10th

Number of teams by regions[change | change source]

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

Personnel and kits[change | change source]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Main sponsor
Angers France Stéphane Moulin Ivory Coast Ismaël Traoré Kappa Scania (H), Le Gaulois (A & 3)
Bordeaux France Jean-Louis Gasset France Laurent Koscielny Adidas Bistro Régent
Brest France Olivier Dall'Oglio France Jean-Kévin Duverne Adidas Quéguiner (H), Yaourts Malo (A)
Dijon France David Linarès Gabon Bruno Ecuele Manga Lotto Groupe Roger Martin (H)
Lens France Franck Haise France Yannick Cahuzac Macron Auchan
Lille France Christophe Galtier Portugal José Fonte New Balance Boulanger
Lorient France Christophe Pélissier France Fabien Lemoine Kappa Jean Floc'h
Lyon France Rudi Garcia Netherlands Memphis Depay Adidas Emirates, Veolia (European)
Marseille Argentina Jorge Sampaoli France Steve Mandanda Puma Uber Eats, Iqoniq (sleeve)
Monaco Croatia Niko Kovač France Wissam Ben Yedder Kappa Fedcom
Metz France Frédéric Antonetti Ghana John Boye Kappa Car Avenue & MOSL (H), MOSL (A)
Montpellier Armenia Michel Der Zakarian Brazil Vitorino Hilton Nike Groupe Marty
Nantes France Antoine Kombouaré France Abdoulaye Toure Macron Synergie
Nice Romania Adrian Ursea Brazil Dante Macron Ineos
Nîmes France Pascal Plancque France Anthony Briançon Puma Bastide Médical
Paris Saint-Germain Argentina Mauricio Pochettino Brazil Marquinhos Nike Accor, QNB Group (sleeve), Ooredoo(back)
Reims France David Guion Morocco Yunis Abdelhamid Umbro Maisons France Confort (H), Hexaom (A & 3)
Rennes France Bruno Génésio France Damien Da Silva Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne France Claude Puel France Mathieu Debuchy Le Coq Sportif Aesio
Strasbourg France Thierry Laurey Serbia Stefan Mitrović Adidas ÉS Énergies (H), Winamax (A)

Managerial changes[change | change source]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Nîmes France Bernard Blaquart Mutual consent 23 June 2020[3] Pre-season France Jérôme Arpinon 23 June 2020
Monaco Spain Robert Moreno Sacked 19 July 2020[4] Croatia Niko Kovač 19 July 2020[5]
Bordeaux Portugal Paulo Sousa Resigned 10 August 2020[6] France Jean-Louis Gasset 10 August 2020
Metz France Vincent Hognon Mutual consent 12 October 2020[7] 15th France Frédéric Antonetti 12 October 2020
Dijon France Stéphane Jobard Sacked 5 November 2020[8] 20th France David Linarès 5 November 2020
Nice France Patrick Vieira 4 December 2020[9] 11th Romania Adrian Ursea 4 December 2020[10]
Nantes France Christian Gourcuff 8 December 2020[11] 14th France Raymond Domenech 26 December 2020[12]
Paris Saint-Germain Germany Thomas Tuchel 29 December 2020[13] 3rd Argentina Mauricio Pochettino 2 January 2021[14]
Marseille Portugal André Villas-Boas Resigned and then sacked 2 February 2021[15] 9th Argentina Jorge Sampaoli 26 February 2021[16]
Nîmes France Jérôme Arpinon Sacked 5 February 2021[17] 20th France Pascal Plancque 5 February 2021
Nantes France Raymond Domenech 10 February 2021[18] 18th France Antoine Kombouaré 11 February 2021[19]
Rennes France Julien Stéphan Resigned 1 March 2021[20] 9th France Bruno Génésio 4 March 2021[21]

League table[change | change source]

Following the discontinuation of the Coupe de la Ligue at the end of 2019–20, its European qualification place was given to the team finishing fifth in Ligue 1.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Lille (C) 38 24 11 3 64 23 +41 83 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Paris Saint-Germain 38 26 4 8 86 28 +58 82
3 Monaco 38 24 6 8 76 42 +34 78 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Lyon 38 22 10 6 81 43 +38 76 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
5 Marseille 38 16 12 10 54 47 +7 60
6 Rennes 38 16 10 12 52 40 +12 58 Qualification for the Europa Conference League play-off round[a]
7 Lens 38 15 12 11 55 54 +1 57
8 Montpellier 38 14 12 12 60 62 −2 54
9 Nice 38 15 7 16 50 53 −3 52
10 Metz 38 12 11 15 44 48 −4 47
11 Saint-Étienne 38 12 10 16 42 54 −12 46
12 Bordeaux 38 13 6 19 42 56 −14 45
13 Angers 38 12 8 18 40 58 −18 44
14 Reims 38 9 15 14 42 50 −8 42
15 Strasbourg 38 11 9 18 49 58 −9 42
16 Lorient 38 11 9 18 50 68 −18 42
17 Brest 38 11 8 19 50 66 −16 41
18 Nantes (O) 38 9 13 16 47 55 −8 40 Qualification for the Relegation play-offs
19 Nîmes (R) 38 9 8 21 40 71 −31 35 Relegation to Ligue 2
20 Dijon (R) 38 4 9 25 25 73 −48 21
Source: Ligue 1
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Fairplay ranking.[22]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Since the winners of the 2020–21 Coupe de France, Paris Saint-Germain, qualified for European competition based on league position, the Europa League group stage spot reserved for the cup winners was passed to the fifth-placed team, and the Europa Conference League play-off round spot was passed to the sixth-placed team.

Results[change | change source]

Home \ Away ANG BOR BRE DIJ LEN LIL LOR OL OM MET ASM MON FCN NIC NMS PSG REI REN STE STR
Angers 0–2 3–2 3–0 2–2 23 May 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 3–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–1 0–2
Bordeaux 2–1 1–0 3–0 16 May 0–3 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–3 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–3
Brest 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–4 1–0 2–2 1–4 2–0 1–1 23 May 2–1 1–2 4–1 0–3
Dijon 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–5 0–1 2–2 16 May 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1
Lens 1–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–3 4–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 23 May 2–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 4–4 0–0 2–0 0–1
Lille 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 16 May 1–1
Lorient 2–0 4–1 1–0 3–2 2–3 1–4 1–1 0–1 16 May 2–5 0–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–0 0–3 2–1 3–1
Lyon 3–0 2–1 2–2 4–1 3–2 2–3 4–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–2 3–0 23 May 0–0 2–4 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–0
Marseille 16 May 3–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1
Metz 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 1–3 23 May 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 1–3 2–1 1–3 2–0 1–2
Monaco 3–0 4–0 2–0 3–0 0–3 0–0 2–2 2–3 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–2 2–2 16 May 2–2 3–2
Montpellier 4–1 3–1 16 May 4–2 1–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 3–3 0–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–3 0–4 2–1 1–2 4–3
Nantes 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 23 May 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–4
Nice 3–0 0–3 3–2 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–4 3–0 1–2 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–1 16 May
Nîmes 1–5 2–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 16 May 0–2 0–1 3–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–2 2–4 0–2 1–1
Paris SG 6–1 2–2 3–0 4–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 4–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 16 May 3–0 3–2 4–0
Reims 0–0 23 May 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 3–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–1
Rennes 1–2 0–1 2–1 5–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 23 May 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–0
Saint-Étienne 0–0 4–1 1–2 23 May 2–3 1–1 2–0 0–5 1–0 1–0 0–4 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–0
Strasbourg 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–3 23 May 2–3 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–3 1–2 0–2 5–0 1–4 0–1 1–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 9 May 2021. Source: Ligue 1
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Positions by round[change | change source]

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Angers413911812118119118779997771088810101091010111112121312
Bordeaux1021013129129121212131011131213121087101010111111151113141516161515
Brest20201691311131414131310121010111110111213141312121214131414161615131414
Dijon1819192020202020202020202020202019181819181919192020202020202020202020202020
Lens17126463571011998978789109776756565555556
Lille854522122222211123322111111112111111
Lorient21114161617171716171818191718191819192019181817171917171717171717171717
Lyon15811121114966533323211133222323333444444
Marseille141087910645466444455666999687856666665
Metz121718171715141071010121313121010111298667865679910910910
Monaco6336568128644568766444444444444333333
Montpellier13155335711975565568981111111111998798888888
Nantes9612141516151517141414141416151617171717171718181819191819191919181818
Nice317101084548811111211131213131412131413141612111211109109109
Nîmes1713151413161618181516161819182020201820202020191718181918181818191919
Paris SG161615874211111132332211333232221222222
Reims51417191919191915161717181917171515141514121214131313121312121211111113
Rennes7422113333779865445555555791087777777
Saint-Étienne1191147101313151615151514141414161616161615151416161616151313141211
Strasbourg191820181818181819191919171615161716151315151516161515141515131414151616
Leader and 2021–22 UEFA Champions League group stage
2021–22 UEFA Champions League group stage
2021–22 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
2021–22 UEFA Europa League group stage
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round
Qualification to relegation play-offs
Relegation to Ligue 2
Updated to match(es) played on 9 May 2021. Source: Ligue 1

Season statistics[change | change source]

Top goalscorers[change | change source]

As of 16 May 2021[23]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain 26
2 France Wissam Ben Yedder Monaco 20
Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon
4 France Ludovic Ajorque Strasbourg 16
Germany Kevin Volland Monaco
6 France Gaëtan Laborde Montpellier 15
Turkey Burak Yılmaz Lille
8 Algeria Andy Delort Montpellier 14
Senegal Boulaye Dia Reims
Nigeria Terem Moffi Lorient

Most assists[change | change source]

As of 16 May 2021[24]
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon 10
Algeria Zinedine Ferhat Nîmes
France Dimitri Payet Marseille
4 France Jonathan Bamba Lille 9
Algeria Andy Delort Montpellier
Argentina Ángel Di María Paris Saint-Germain
Russia Aleksandr Golovin Monaco
8 Algeria Farid Boulaya Metz 8
France Gaëtan Laborde Montpellier
France Florian Thauvin Marseille

Most clean sheets[change | change source]

As of 16 May 2021
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 France Mike Maignan Lille 21
2 France Benoît Costil Bordeaux 14
Costa Rica Keylor Navas Paris Saint-Germain
4 France Benjamin Lecomte Monaco 12
5 Portugal Anthony Lopes Lyon 11
6 Serbia Predrag Rajković Reims 10
7 Argentina Walter Benítez Nice 9
France Paul Bernardoni Angers
France Jessy Moulin Saint-Étienne
10 Japan Eiji Kawashima Strasbourg 8
France Steve Mandanda Marseille
Algeria Alexandre Oukidja Metz
France Baptiste Reynet Nîmes

Hat-tricks[change | change source]

Player Club Against Result Date
Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon Dijon 4–1 (H) 28 August 2020
Senegal Ibrahima Niane Metz Lorient 3–1 (H) 4 October 2020
Senegal Boulaye Dia Reims Montpellier 4–0 (A) 25 October 2020
Russia Aleksandr Golovin Monaco Nîmes 4–3 (A) 7 February 2021
Tunisia Wahbi Khazri Saint-Étienne Bordeaux 4–1 (H) 11 April 2021
Nigeria Terem Moffi Lorient Bordeaux 4–1 (H) 25 April 2021
Poland Arkadiusz Milik Marseille Angers 3–2 (H) 16 May 2021

Scoring[change | change source]

  • First goal of the season:

Ivory Coast Ismaël Traoré for Angers against Dijon

  • Last goal of the season:

Discipline[change | change source]

Player[change | change source]

Team[change | change source]

Awards[change | change source]

Monthly[change | change source]

Month Player of the Month Ref.
Player Club
September Senegal Ibrahima Niane Metz [25]
October France Jonathan Bamba Lille
November Algeria Andy Delort Montpellier
December Turkey Yusuf Yazıcı Lille
January Algeria Farid Boulaya Metz
February France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain
March Costa Rica Keylor Navas Paris Saint-Germain

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