Name
French Ligue 1

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Established
1932 (85 years old)

First Recorded Event
2012-08-10

Sport
Soccer

Location
France

Gender
Male

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Upcoming Events
Paris SG - St Etienne (Friday 25th August)
Amiens - Nice (Saturday 26th August)
Nantes - Lyon (Saturday 26th August)
Bordeaux - Troyes (Saturday 26th August)
Toulouse - Rennes (Saturday 26th August)
Caen - Metz (Saturday 26th August)
Dijon - Montpellier (Saturday 26th August)
Angers - Lille (Sunday 27th August)
Guingamp - Strasbourg (Sunday 27th August)
Monaco - Marseille (Sunday 27th August)

Latest Results
Marseille - Angers (Sunday 20th August)
Lille 0 - 2 Caen (Sunday 20th August)
Paris SG 6 - 2 Toulouse (Sunday 20th August)
St Etienne 3 - 0 Amiens (Saturday 19th August)
Lyon 3 - 3 Bordeaux (Saturday 19th August)
Rennes 2 - 2 Dijon (Saturday 19th August)
Nice 2 - 0 Guingamp (Saturday 19th August)
Montpellier 1 - 1 Strasbourg (Saturday 19th August)
Troyes 0 - 1 Nantes (Saturday 19th August)
Metz 0 - 1 Monaco (Friday 18th August)

Description

Ligue 1 (French pronunciation: ​; League 1, formerly known as Division 1), is the French professional league for association football clubs. It is the country's primary football competition and serves as the top division of the French football league system. Ligue 1 is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the other being Ligue 2. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Ligue 2. Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 38 games each totaling 380 games in the season. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekday evenings. Play is regularly suspended the last weekend before Christmas for two weeks before returning in the second week of January. Ligue 1 is one of the top national leagues, currently ranked sixth in Europe behind the Spanish La Liga, English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, the Portuguese Primeira Liga and the Italian Serie A.

Ligue 1 was inaugurated on 11 September 1932 under the name National before switching to Division 1 after a year of existence. The name lasted until 2002 before switching to its current name. The current champions are Paris Saint-Germain, who won the 4th title of their history in the 2013–14 season.

Ligue 1 is generally regarded as competently run, with good planning of fixtures, complete and consistently enforced rules, timely resolution of issues, and adequate escalation procedures of judicial disputes to national or international institutions. The league has faced three significant corruption scandals in its history (Antibes in 1933, Red Star in the 1950s, and Marseille in 1993) and has preserved its reputation every time through swift and appropriately severe punishment of the guilty parties.

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Teams
Amiens
Angers
Bordeaux
Caen
Dijon
Guingamp
Lille
Lyon
Marseille
Metz
Monaco
Montpellier
Nantes
Nice
Paris SG
Rennes
St Etienne
Strasbourg
Toulouse
Troyes

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