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1950 (68 years old)


Hubert Fournier

Stade de Gerland
(41,842 Capacity)

Jersey Clearart

Lyon, France


French Ligue 1

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Olympique Lyonnais (French pronunciation); commonly referred to as simply Lyon, or OL) (Euronext: OLG) is a French association football club based in Lyon. It plays in France's highest football division, Ligue 1. The club was formed as Lyon Olympique Universitaire in 1899, according to many supporters and sport historians, but was nationally established as a club in 1950. The club's most successful period has been the 21st century. The club won its first ever Ligue 1 championship in 2002, starting a national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles. Lyon has also won a record seven Trophée des Champions, five Coupe de France titles and three Ligue 2 Championships.

Lyon has participated the UEFA Champions League 12 times, and during the 2009–10 season, reached the semi-finals of the competition for the first time after three previous quarter-final appearances. Olympique Lyonnais plays its home matches at the 40,500-seat Stade de Gerland in Lyon. In 2015/2016, their new stadium will be ready, tentatively named OL Land, in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon. The club's home colours are white, red and blue. Lyon was a member of the G14 group of leading European football clubs and are founder members of its successor, the European Club Association.

Olympique Lyonnais is one of the popular clubs in France. About 11% of the country's population support the club. Lyon shares this number with Paris Saint-Germain and trails only Olympique de Marseille. The club's nickname, Les Gones, means "The Kids" in Lyon's regional dialect of Arpitan. The chairman of Lyon is Jean-Michel Aulas and the club is managed by Hubert Fournier. Olympique Lyonnais also has a successful women's football team having won its league a record nine times. The women's team has also won three Challenge de France titles and the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2011 and 2012.

Team Members


Fares Bahlouli

Yassine Benzia

Milan Bisevac

Maxwell Cornet

Mouhamadou Dab

Sergi Darder

Memphis Depay

Nabil Fekir

Jordan Ferri

Gueida Fofana

Maxime Gonalon

Mathieu Gorgel

Yoann Gourcuff

Clement Grenie

Christophe Jal

Bakari Kone

Sidy Kone

Zakarie Labidi

Anthony Lopes

Steed Malbranq

Arnold Mvuemba

Romaric N'

Clinton Mua Nj

Henri Bedimo N

Lindsay Rose

Rafael Da Silv

Bertrand Traor

Massivi Tsimba

Mapou Yanga-Mb

Mohamed Yattar

Mehdi Zeffane

Stadium or Home

The Stade de Gerland (otherwise known as Municipal de Gerland or Stade Gerland ) is a stadium, in the city of Lyon, France and home to Ligue 1 football club Olympique Lyonnais. It has a seating capacity of 43,051 people.

Situated in the Gerland quarter, it is used by French professional football club Olympique Lyonnais, but OL is planning to move to a new stadium in 2014.

The Stade de Gerland is listed as a Category three stadium by UEFA's standards and has hosted matches for the 1972 Rugby League World Cup, UEFA Euro 1984, the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

The stadium has hosted concerts by many famous artists, including The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Genesis.



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