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Ligue 1
Season 2020–21
Relegated Dijon
Nîmes
Champions League Lille
Matches played 360
Goals scored 995 (2.76 per match)
Top goalscorer Kylian Mbappé
(25 goals)
Biggest home win Paris Saint-Germain 6–1 Angers
(2 October 2020)
Strasbourg 5–0 Nîmes
(6 January 2021)
Biggest away win Saint-Étienne 0–5 Lyon
(24 January 2021)
Highest scoring Lens 4–4 Reims
(8 November 2020)
Longest winning run Paris Saint-Germain
(8 matches)
Longest unbeaten run Lyon
(16 matches)
Longest winless run Dijon
Nantes
(15 matches)
Longest losing run Dijon
(12 matches)
← 2019–20
2021–22
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

Changes

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, the relegation of Amiens and Toulouse to the 2020–21 Ligue 2 was confirmed on 23 June 2020, following a vote by the LFP.

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

Lens

Amiens

Toulouse

Stadiums and locations

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

Teams Region or country Team(s)
3 Brittany Brittany Brest, Lorient and Rennes
[[File:|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Grand Est Metz, Reims, and Strasbourg
2 [[File:|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon and Saint-Étienne
[[File:|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] 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
[[File:|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Main sponsor
Angers France Moulin, StéphaneStéphane Moulin Côte d'Ivoire Traoré, IsmaëlIsmaël Traoré Kappa Scania (H), Le Gaulois (A & 3)
Bordeaux France Gasset, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Gasset France Koscielny, LaurentLaurent Koscielny Adidas Bistro Régent
Brest France Dall'Oglio, OlivierOlivier Dall'Oglio France Duverne, Jean-KévinJean-Kévin Duverne Adidas Quéguiner (H), Yaourts Malo (A)
Dijon France Linarès, DavidDavid Linarès Gabon Ecuele Manga, BrunoBruno Ecuele Manga Lotto Groupe Roger Martin (H)
Lens France Haise, FranckFranck Haise France Cahuzac, YannickYannick Cahuzac Macron Auchan
Lille France Galtier, ChristopheChristophe Galtier Portugal Fonte, JoséJosé Fonte New Balance Boulanger
Lorient France Pélissier, ChristopheChristophe Pélissier France Lemoine, FabienFabien Lemoine Kappa Jean Floc'h
Lyon France Garcia, RudiRudi Garcia Netherlands Depay, MemphisMemphis Depay Adidas Emirates, Veolia (European)
Marseille Argentina Sampaoli, JorgeJorge Sampaoli France Mandanda, SteveSteve Mandanda Puma Uber Eats, Iqoniq (sleeve)
Monaco Croatia Kovač, NikoNiko Kovač France Ben Yedder, WissamWissam Ben Yedder Kappa Fedcom
Metz France Antonetti, FrédéricFrédéric Antonetti Ghana Boye, JohnJohn Boye Kappa Car Avenue & MOSL (H), MOSL (A)
Montpellier Armenia Michel Der Zakarian Brazil Hilton, VitorinoVitorino Hilton Nike Groupe Marty
Nantes France Kombouaré, AntoineAntoine Kombouaré France Toure, AbdoulayeAbdoulaye Toure Macron Synergie
Nice Romania Ursea, AdrianAdrian Ursea Brazil , DanteDante Macron Ineos
Nîmes France Plancque, PascalPascal Plancque France Briançon, AnthonyAnthony Briançon Puma Bastide Médical
Paris Saint-Germain Argentina Pochettino, MauricioMauricio Pochettino Brazil , MarquinhosMarquinhos Nike Accor, QNB Group (sleeve), Ooredoo(back)
Reims France Guion, DavidDavid Guion Morocco Abdelhamid, YunisYunis Abdelhamid Umbro Maisons France Confort (H), Hexaom (A & 3)
Rennes France Génésio, BrunoBruno Génésio France Da Silva, DamienDamien Da Silva Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne France Puel, ClaudeClaude Puel France Debuchy, MathieuMathieu Debuchy Le Coq Sportif Aesio
Strasbourg France Laurey, ThierryThierry Laurey Serbia Mitrović, StefanStefan Mitrović Adidas ÉS Énergies (H), Winamax (A)

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Nîmes France Blaquart, BernardBernard Blaquart Mutual consent 23 June 2020 Pre-season France Arpinon, JérômeJérôme Arpinon 23 June 2020
Monaco Spain Moreno, RobertRobert Moreno Sacked 19 July 2020 Croatia Kovač, NikoNiko Kovač 19 July 2020
Bordeaux Portugal Sousa, PauloPaulo Sousa Resigned 10 August 2020 France Gasset, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Gasset 10 August 2020
Metz France Hognon, VincentVincent Hognon Mutual consent 12 October 2020 15th France Antonetti, FrédéricFrédéric Antonetti 12 October 2020
Dijon France Jobard, StéphaneStéphane Jobard Sacked 5 November 2020 20th France Linarès, DavidDavid Linarès 5 November 2020
Nice France Vieira, PatrickPatrick Vieira 4 December 2020 11th Romania Ursea, AdrianAdrian Ursea 4 December 2020
Nantes France Gourcuff, ChristianChristian Gourcuff 8 December 2020 14th France Domenech, RaymondRaymond Domenech 26 December 2020
Paris Saint-Germain Germany Tuchel, ThomasThomas Tuchel 29 December 2020 3rd Argentina Pochettino, MauricioMauricio Pochettino 2 January 2021
Marseille Portugal Villas-Boas, AndréAndré Villas-Boas Resigned and then sacked 2 February 2021 9th Argentina Sampaoli, JorgeJorge Sampaoli 26 February 2021
Nîmes France Jérôme Arpinon Sacked 5 February 2021 20th France Plancque, PascalPascal Plancque 5 February 2021
Nantes France Domenech, RaymondRaymond Domenech 10 February 2021 18th France Kombouaré, AntoineAntoine Kombouaré 11 February 2021
Rennes France Stéphan, JulienJulien Stéphan Resigned 1 March 2021 9th France Génésio, BrunoBruno Génésio 4 March 2021

League table

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
Source: Ligue 1
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Fairplay ranking.

Results

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

Positions by round

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 ╲ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Angers 4 13 9 11 8 12 11 8 11 9 11 8 7 7 9 9 9 7 7 7 10 8 8 8 10 10 10 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 12
Bordeaux 10 2 10 13 12 9 12 9 12 12 12 13 10 11 13 12 13 12 10 8 7 10 10 10 11 11 11 15 11 13 14 15 16 16 15 15
Brest 20 20 16 9 13 11 13 14 14 13 13 10 12 10 10 11 11 10 11 12 13 14 13 12 12 12 14 13 14 14 16 16 15 13 14 14
Dijon 18 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 18 18 19 18 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Lens 17 12 6 4 6 3 5 7 10 11 9 9 8 9 7 8 7 8 9 10 9 7 7 6 7 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6
Lille 8 5 4 5 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lorient 2 11 14 16 16 17 17 17 16 17 18 18 19 17 18 19 18 19 19 20 19 18 18 17 17 19 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Lyon 15 8 11 12 11 14 9 6 6 5 3 3 3 2 3 2 1 1 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4
Marseille 14 10 8 7 9 10 6 4 5 4 6 6 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 9 9 9 6 8 7 8 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 5
Metz 12 17 18 17 17 15 14 10 7 10 10 12 13 13 12 10 10 11 12 9 8 6 6 7 8 6 5 6 7 9 9 10 9 10 9 10
Monaco 6 3 3 6 5 6 8 12 8 6 4 4 5 6 8 7 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3
Montpellier 13 15 5 3 3 5 7 11 9 7 5 5 6 5 5 6 8 9 8 11 11 11 11 11 9 9 8 7 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Nantes 9 6 12 14 15 16 15 15 17 14 14 14 14 14 16 15 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 19 19 18 19 19 19 19 18 18 18
Nice 3 1 7 10 10 8 4 5 4 8 8 11 11 12 11 13 12 13 13 14 12 13 14 13 14 16 12 11 12 11 10 9 10 9 10 9
Nîmes 1 7 13 15 14 13 16 16 18 18 15 16 16 18 19 18 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 19 17 18 18 19 18 18 18 18 19 19 19
Paris SG 16 16 15 8 7 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
Reims 5 14 17 19 19 19 19 19 15 16 17 17 18 19 17 17 15 15 14 15 14 12 12 14 13 13 13 12 13 12 12 12 11 11 11 13
Rennes 7 4 2 2 1 1 3 3 3 3 7 7 9 8 6 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 9 10 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Saint-Étienne 11 9 1 1 4 7 10 13 13 15 16 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 14 16 16 16 16 15 13 13 14 12 11
Strasbourg 19 18 20 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 17 16 15 16 17 16 15 13 15 15 15 16 16 15 15 14 15 15 13 14 14 15 16 16
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

Top goalscorers

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

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

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

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

  • First goal of the season:

Côte d'Ivoire Ismaël Traoré for Angers against Dijon

  • Last goal of the season:

Discipline

Player

  • Most yellow cards: 13
    • Spain Álvaro (Marseille)
  • Most red cards: 3
    • Guinea-Bissau Moreto Cassamá (Reims)

Team

Awards

Monthly

Month Player of the Month Ref.
Player Club
September Senegal Ibrahima Niane Metz
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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