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Ligue 1
2017–18
Season information
Dates 4 August 2017 – 19 May 2018
Winners Paris Saint-Germain (7th title)
Relegated Troyes
Metz
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Paris Saint-Germain
Monaco
Lyon
Europa League Marseille
Rennes
Bordeaux
Season statistics
Top goalscorer Edinson Cavani
(28 goals)
Biggest home win Paris Saint-Germain 8–0 Dijon
(17 January 2018)
Biggest away win Troyes 0–5 Lyon
(22 October 2017)
Angers 0–5 Paris Saint-Germain
(4 November 2017)
Saint-Étienne 0–5 Lyon
(5 November 2017)
Nice 0–5 Lyon
(26 November 2017)
Metz 0–5 Lyon
(8 April 2018)
Highest scoring Marseille 6–3 Metz
(2 February 2018)
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The 2017–18 Ligue 1 season was the 80th season since its establishment. The season started on 4 August 2017 and ended on 19 May 2018. Monaco were the defending champions.

On 15 April, Paris Saint-Germain won their seventh Ligue 1 title with five games to spare after a 7–1 win over Monaco.

Teams

Twenty teams competed in the league, with three promoted teams from Ligue 2: Strasbourg (Ligue 2 champions), Amiens (Ligue 2 runner-up) and Troyes (winner of the relegation play-off against Lorient), replacing the three relegated teams from the 2016–17 Ligue 1 season: Bastia (finished 20th), Nancy (finished 19th) and Lorient (lost the relegation play-off against Troyes).

Stadia and locations

Club Location Venue Capacity
Amiens Amiens Stade de la Licorne 12,097
Angers Angers Stade Raymond Kopa 17,835
Bordeaux Bordeaux Matmut Atlantique 42,115
Stade Malherbe de Caen Caen Stade Michel d'Ornano 20,453
Dijon Dijon Stade Gaston Gérard 18,376
Guingamp Guingamp Stade du Roudourou 18,378
Lille Villeneuve-d'Ascq Stade Pierre-Mauroy 50,157
Lyon Décines-Charpieu Groupama Stadium 59,186
Marseille Marseille Orange Vélodrome 67,394
Metz Metz Stade Saint-Symphorien 25,636
Monaco Flag of Monaco Monaco Stade Louis II 18,523
Montpellier Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,939
Nantes Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 37,473
Nice Nice Allianz Riviera 35,624
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Parc des Princes 48,583
Rennes Rennes Roazhon Park 29,778
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard 41,965
Strasbourg Strasbourg Stade de la Meinau 29,230
Toulouse Toulouse Stadium Municipal 33,150
Troyes Troyes Stade de l'Aube 20,420

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Main sponsor
Amiens Flag of France Christophe Pélissier Flag of France Monconduit, ThomasThomas Monconduit Adidas Intersport
Angers Flag of France Moulin, StéphaneStéphane Moulin Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Traoré, IsmaëlIsmaël Traoré Kappa Scania (H), Bodet (A)
Bordeaux Flag of Uruguay Poyet, GusGus Poyet Flag of Czech Plašil, JaroslavJaroslav Plašil Puma Groupe Sweetcom (H), Bistro Régent (A)
Caen Flag of France Garande, PatricePatrice Garande Flag of France Féret, JulienJulien Féret Umbro Maisons France Confort (H), Campagne de France (A & 3)
Dijon Flag of France Dall'Oglio, OlivierOlivier Dall'Oglio Flag of France Varrault, CédricCédric Varrault Lotto DVF, Doras, IPS
Guingamp Flag of New Caledonia Antoine Kombouaré Flag of France Briand, JimmyJimmy Briand Patrick Servagroupe (H), Aroma Celte (A)
Lille Flag of France Galtier, ChristopheChristophe Galtier Flag of Cameroon Amadou, IbrahimIbrahim Amadou New Balance Partouche
Lyon Flag of France Génésio, BrunoBruno Génésio Flag of France Fekir, NabilNabil Fekir Adidas Hyundai, Veolia (European)
Marseille Flag of France Garcia, RudiRudi Garcia Flag of France Payet, DimitriDimitri Payet Adidas Orange
Metz Flag of France Hantz, FrédéricFrédéric Hantz Flag of Serbia Biševac, MilanMilan Biševac Nike Moselle
Monaco Flag of Portugal Jardim, LeonardoLeonardo Jardim Flag of Colombia Falcao, RadamelRadamel Falcao Nike Fedcom
Montpellier Flag of Armenia Michel Der Zakarian Brazil Hilton, VitorinoVitorino Hilton Nike Sud de France
Nantes Flag of Italy Ranieri, ClaudioClaudio Ranieri Flag of France Léo Dubois Umbro Synergie
Nice Switzerland Favre, LucienLucien Favre Brazil Dante Macron Mutuelles du Soleil, 7天酒店 (European)
Paris Saint-Germain Flag of Spain Emery, UnaiUnai Emery Brazil Silva, ThiagoThiago Silva Nike Emirates
Rennes Flag of France Lamouchi, SabriSabri Lamouchi Flag of France Danzé, RomainRomain Danzé Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne Flag of France Gasset, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Gasset Flag of France Perrin, LoïcLoïc Perrin Le Coq Sportif EoviMcd Mutuelle
Strasbourg Flag of France Laurey, ThierryThierry Laurey Flag of France Seka, ErnestErnest Seka Hummel ÉS Énergies
Toulouse Flag of France Debève, MickaëlMickaël Debève Flag of France Jullien, ChristopherChristopher Jullien Joma Triangle Interim
Troyes Flag of France Garcia, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Garcia Flag of France Nivet, BenjaminBenjamin Nivet Kappa Babeau Seguin

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Saint-Étienne Flag of France Christophe Galtier Resigned 20 May 2017 Pre-season Flag of Spain Óscar García 15 June 2017
Lille Flag of France Franck Passi End of interim 20 May 2017 Flag of Argentina Marcelo Bielsa 30 June 2017
Montpellier Flag of France Jean-Louis Gasset End of contract 20 May 2017 Flag of Armenia Michel Der Zakarian 23 May 2017
Nantes Flag of Portugal Sérgio Conceição Resigned to join Porto 6 June 2017 Flag of Italy Claudio Ranieri 13 June 2017
Metz Flag of France Philippe Hinschberger Sacked 22 October 2017 20th Flag of France Frédéric Hantz 29 October 2017
Rennes Flag of France Christian Gourcuff 8 November 2017 10th Flag of France Sabri Lamouchi 8 November 2017
Saint-Étienne Flag of Spain Óscar García Resigned 15 November 2017 6th Flag of France Julien Sablé 15 November 2017
Lille Flag of Argentina Marcelo Bielsa Sacked 15 December 2017 18th Flag of France Christophe Galtier 29 December 2017
Saint-Étienne Flag of France Julien Sablé 20 December 2017 16th Flag of France Jean-Louis Gasset 20 December 2017
Bordeaux Flag of France Gourvennec, JocelynJocelyn Gourvennec 18 January 2018 13th Flag of Uruguay Poyet, GusGus Poyet 20 January 2018
Toulouse Flag of France Dupraz, PascalPascal Dupraz 22 January 2018 19th Flag of France Debève, MickaëlMickaël Debève 22 January 2018

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Paris Saint-Germain  (C) 38 29 6 3 108 29+79 93 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Monaco 38 24 8 6 85 45+40 80
3 Lyon 38 23 9 6 87 43+44 78
4 Marseille 38 22 11 5 80 47+33 77 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
5 Rennes 38 16 10 12 50 44+6 58
6 Bordeaux 38 16 7 15 53 48+5 55 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
7 Saint-Étienne 38 15 10 13 47 50−3 55
8 Nice 38 15 9 14 53 52+1 54
9 Nantes 38 14 10 14 36 41−5 52
10 Montpellier 38 11 18 9 36 33+3 51
11 Dijon 38 13 9 16 55 73−18 48
12 Guingamp 38 12 11 15 48 59−11 47
13 Amiens 38 12 9 17 37 42−5 45
14 Angers 38 9 14 15 42 52−10 41
15 Strasbourg 38 9 11 18 44 67−23 38
16 Caen 38 10 8 20 27 52−25 38
17 Lille 38 10 8 20 41 67−26 38
18 Toulouse  (O) 38 9 10 19 38 54−16 37 Qualification to the Relegation play-offs
19 Troyes  (R) 38 9 6 23 32 59−27 33 Relegation to Ligue 2
20 Metz  (R) 38 6 8 24 34 76−42 26
Source: Ligue 1 and Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

Relegation play-offs

The 2017–18 season ended with a relegation play-off between the 18th-placed Ligue 1 team, Toulouse and the winner of the semifinal of the Ligue 2 play-off, Ajaccio, on a two-legged confrontation.

The first match, which was supposed to be held in Ajaccio, took place behind closed doors in Montpellier.

23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
20:45 CEST
Ajaccio 0–3 Toulouse Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ruddy Buquet
Report Gradel Soccerball 45+3'
Jullien Soccerball 51'
Sanogo Soccerball 65'

27 May 2018 (2018-05-27)
21:00 CEST
Toulouse 1–0 Ajaccio Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 16,519
Referee: Benoît Bastien
Durmaz Soccerball 88' Report

Toulouse won 4–0 on aggregate and therefore both clubs remained in their respective leagues.

Season statistics

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Uruguay Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain 28
2 Flag of France Florian Thauvin Marseille 22
3 Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon 19
Brazil Neymar Paris Saint-Germain
5 Flag of Italy Mario Balotelli Nice 18
Flag of Colombia Radamel Falcao Monaco
Flag of France Nabil Fekir Lyon
Dominica Mariano Díaz Lyon
9 Flag of Cameroon Karl Toko Ekambi Angers 17
10 Flag of France Alassane Pléa Nice 16

Top assists

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Brazil Neymar Paris Saint-Germain 13
Flag of France Dimitri Payet Marseille
3 Flag of Togo Mathieu Dossevi Metz 11
Flag of France Florian Thauvin Marseille
5 Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon 9
6 Flag of France Jonathan Bamba Saint-Étienne 7
Flag of France Thomas Lemar Monaco
Flag of France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of France Allan Saint-Maximin Nice
10 Brazil Dani Alves Paris Saint-Germain 6
Flag of France Benjamin Bourigeaud Rennes
Flag of France Rémy Cabella Saint-Étienne
Flag of Argentina Ángel Di María Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of France Nabil Fekir Lyon
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Gaël Kakuta Amiens
Flag of France Pierre Lees-Melou Nice
Brazil Malcom Bordeaux
Flag of France Thomas Mangani Angers
Flag of Portugal João Moutinho Monaco
Flag of France Tanguy Ndombele Lyon
Flag of Argentina Javier Pastore Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Nicolas Pépé Lille
Flag of France Djibril Sidibé Monaco

Hat-tricks

Player Club Against Result Date
Flag of Colombia Radamel Falcao Monaco Dijon 4–1 (A) 13 August 2017
Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon Troyes 5–0 (A) 22 October 2017
Brazil Neymar4 Paris Saint-Germain Dijon 8–0 (H) 17 January 2018
Flag of France Florian Thauvin Marseille Metz 6–3 (H) 2 February 2018
Flag of France Alassane Pléa4 Nice Guingamp 5–2 (A) 11 March 2018
Flag of France Romain Hamouma Saint-Étienne Lille 5–0 (H) 19 May 2018
Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon Nice 3–2 (H) 19 May 2018
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 Flag of France Alphonse Areola Paris Saint-Germain 17
2 Flag of France Benjamin Lecomte Montpellier 14
Flag of Portugal Anthony Lopes Lyon
4 Flag of France Alban Lafont Toulouse 12
Flag of France Stéphane Ruffier Saint-Étienne
Romania Ciprian Tătărușanu Nantes
7 Flag of France Régis Gurtner Amiens 11
Flag of Sweden Good one Karl-Johan Johnsson Guingamp
Flag of France Steve Mandanda Marseille
Flag of France Rémy Vercoutre Caen

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