• Location: Lyon, France
  • Stadium: Groupama Stadium
  • Coach: Laurent Blanc
  • Ligue 1 Titles: 7

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Ligue 1 Winners: 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08.

Ligue 2 Winners: 1950–51, 1953–54, 1988–89.

Coupe de France: 1963–64, 1966–67, 1972–73, 2007–08, 2011–12.

Coupe de la Ligue: 2000–01.

Trophée des champions: 1973, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012.

UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1997.

Only a few teams in France have had an impressive run in European competitions. Although they haven’t won a major UEFA championship, Lyon getting close continues to inspire teams to push for a better finish in Europe. Undoubtedly, Lyon is one of the best teams in the world, and they would continue to consider gunning for more accolades. 

In France, Lyon has dominated in different eras as they’re one of the most successful teams in the country. They’ve been around for over seven decades, and since then, they’ve made many historical moves. The team will keep delivering at the highest level, and we look forward to how they will finish this season. 

Lyon General Info

Lyon is a French professional football team that plays its games at the highest division in France and is based in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes in the City of Lyon. They are one of the most dominant teams in the French Ligue 1, following their impressive records in the country. 

The team goes by the name Olympique Lyonnais, and their nickname is Les Gones, meaning The Kids. They are also called L’OL or OL for short. The club plays its home games at the Groupama Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 59,186. 

OL Groupe owns the team with Jean-Michel Aulas as the current president, and the head coach is Laurent Blanc. Their primary colors are white, blue, red, and gold. Their home jersey is an all-white outfit with hints of red and blue.

Lyon History

The club was created in 1896 as the Racing Club de Lyon under the multisports club Lyon Olympique Universitaire. However, after many disagreements, Felix Louot and a few others looked to form another club. By 1950, it was achieved as Dr. Albert Trillat, and some others created Olympique Lyonnais. 

In August 1950, the team played its first match against CA Paris-Charenton, winning 3-0. And by their second year, they won the second division to secure promotion to France’s first-tier football. Aside from the 1953-54 season, the club spent the decade in the first division. 

Lyon was reasonably successful in the 60s and 70s. By the 80s, there was a change in ownership, and the club began to compete in Europe. And by the turn of the Millennium, Lyon became a powerhouse in France, and they won many titles in the country. The PSG takeover only recently overshadowed the team. 

Lyon Records

Olympique Lyonnais is an impressive team with incredible records. They have a massive trophy cabinet, especially when it comes to domestic competitions. The team has won multiple Ligue 1 and 2 championships. They’ve also won different domestic cup competitions. They are also champions in one European competition.

Their records in the top UEFA competitions are also not too terrible because the team has made it to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League twice. Aside from that, they’ve also finished as semi-finalists in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. They won the UEFA Intertoto Cup once.

To improve the team’s chances and make Lyon betting more attractive, the team made some moves in the transfer window. They had different players join the squad, and it was easy for them to integrate into it. So, below are some of the top new players to join the team and a few that left for another club. 

  • Top Arrivals: Alexandre Lacazette, Corentin Tolisso, Nicolas Tagliafico, Johann Lepenant, Sael Kumbedi.
  • Top Departures: Lucas Paqueta, Jason Denayer, Leo Dubois, TIno Kadewere, Youssouf Kone. 

Lyon has had many coaches over the years; some have helped the team win many titles. In that case, we’ve highlighted some of the best coaches in the team’s history below. 

  • Paul Le Guen
  • Gerard Houllier
  • Raymond Domenech
  • Oscar Heisserer
  • Lucien Troupel

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