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Ligue 1
2018–19
Ligue 1
Season information
Dates 10 August 2018 – 25 May 2019
Winners Paris Saint-Germain (8th title)
Relegated Guingamp
Guingamp
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Paris Saint-Germain
Lille
Lyon
Europa League Saint-Étienne
Rennes
Strasbourg
Season statistics
Matches played 380
Goals scored 972
Average 2.56 goals per match
Top goalscorer Kylian Mbappé
(33 goals)
Biggest home win Paris Saint-Germain 9–0 Guingamp
(19 January 2019)
Biggest away win Caen 0–5 Saint-Étienne
(16 March 2019)
Highest scoring Paris Saint-Germain 9–0 Guingamp
(19 January 2019)
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The 2018–19 Ligue 1 season was the 81st season since its establishment. The season started on 10 August 2018 and is scheduled to end on 25 May 2019. Paris Saint-Germain are the defending champions.

On 21 April, Paris Saint-Germain won their second consecutive Ligue 1 title and eighth title overall following Lille's 0–0 draw against Toulouse.

Teams

Twenty teams will compete in the league, with two or two promoted teams from Ligue 2, Nîmes and Reims, replacing the two relegated teams from the 2017–18 Ligue 1 season, Troyes and Metz.

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
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
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
Nîmes Nîmes Stade des Costières 18,482
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Parc des Princes 48,583
Reims Reims Stade Auguste Delaune 21,684
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

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Main sponsor
Amiens Flag of France Pélissier, ChristopheChristophe Pélissier Flag of France Monconduit, ThomasThomas Monconduit Puma Intersport
Angers Flag of France Moulin, StéphaneStéphane Moulin Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Traoré, IsmaëlIsmaël Traoré Kappa Scania (H), Bodet (A)
Bordeaux Brazil Gomes, RicardoRicardo Gomes Flag of France Costil, BenoîtBenoît Costil Puma Groupe Sweetcom (H), Bistro Régent (A), Winamax (3)
Caen Flag of France Mercadal, FabienFabien Mercadal Flag of the Republic of the Congo Oniangué, PrincePrince Oniangué Umbro Maisons France Confort (H), Campagne de France (A & 3)
Dijon Flag of France Dall'Oglio, OlivierOlivier Dall'Oglio Cape Verde Tavares, JúlioJúlio Tavares Lotto Roger Martin (H), Suez (A & 3)
Guingamp Flag of France Gourvennec, JocelynJocelyn Gourvennec Flag of France Kerbrat, ChristopheChristophe Kerbrat Patrick Servagroupe (H), Aroma Celte (A)
Lille Flag of France Galtier, ChristopheChristophe Galtier Flag of France Soumaoro, AdamaAdama Soumaoro New Balance Vero Moda
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 Puma Orange
Monaco Flag of France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina Halilhodžić, VahidVahid Halilhodžić Flag of France Rongier, ValentinValentin Rongier New Balance Synergie
Nice Flag of France Vieira, PatrickPatrick Vieira Brazil Bonfim, DanteDante Bonfim Macron Mutuelles du Soleil
Nîmes Flag of France Blaquart, BernardBernard Blaquart Flag of Algeria Harek, FéthiFéthi Harek Puma Hectare
Paris Saint-Germain Germany Tuchel, ThomasThomas Tuchel Brazil Silva, ThiagoThiago Silva Nike, Air Jordan (European) Emirates
Reims Flag of France Guion, DavidDavid Guion Flag of France Martin, MarvinMarvin Martin Hungaria Sport Emporio Armani
Rennes Flag of France Stéphan, JulienJulien Stéphan Flag of France André, BenjaminBenjamin André Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne Flag of France Gasset, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Gasset Flag of France Perrin, LoïcLoïc Perrin Le Coq Sportif Aesio
Strasbourg Flag of France Laurey, ThierryThierry Laurey Flag of Serbia Mitrović, StefanStefan Mitrović Adidas ÉS Énergies (H), Croisi Europe (A)
Toulouse Flag of France Casanova, AlainAlain Casanova Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Gradel, Max-AlainMax-Alain Gradel Joma Triangle Interim

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Paris Saint-Germain Flag of Spain Emery, UnaiUnai Emery Resigned 19 May 2018 Pre-season Germany Tuchel, ThomasThomas Tuchel 1 June 2018
Nantes Flag of Italy Ranieri, ClaudioClaudio Ranieri Mutual consent 19 May 2018 Flag of Portugal Cardoso, MiguelMiguel Cardoso 13 June 2018
Nice Switzerland Favre, LucienLucien Favre 19 May 2018 Flag of France Vieira, PatrickPatrick Vieira 11 June 2018
Caen Flag of France Garande, PatricePatrice Garande End of contract 19 May 2018 Flag of France Mercadal, FabienFabien Mercadal 8 June 2018
Toulouse Flag of France Debève, MickaëlMickaël Debève Signed by Lens as assistant 14 June 2018 Flag of France Casanova, AlainAlain Casanova 22 June 2018
Bordeaux Flag of Uruguay Poyet, GustavoGustavo Poyet Sacked 17 August 2018 19th Brazil Gomes, RicardoRicardo Gomes 5 September 2018
Nantes Flag of Portugal Cardoso, MiguelMiguel Cardoso 1 October 2018 19th Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Halilhodžić, VahidVahid Halilhodžić 1 October 2018
Monaco Flag of Portugal Jardim, LeonardoLeonardo Jardim 11 October 2018 18th Flag of France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry 13 October 2018
Guingamp Flag of New Caledonia Kombouaré, AntoineAntoine Kombouaré 6 November 2018 20th Flag of France Gourvennec, JocelynJocelyn Gourvennec 8 November 2018
Rennes Flag of France Lamouchi, SabriSabri Lamouchi 3 December 2018 14th Flag of France Stéphan, JulienJulien Stéphan 3 December 2018
Dijon Flag of France Dall'Oglio, OlivierOlivier Dall'Oglio 31 December 2018 18th Flag of New Caledonia Kombouaré, AntoineAntoine Kombouaré 10 January 2019
Monaco Flag of France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry 24 January 2019 19th Flag of Portugal Jardim, LeonardoLeonardo Jardim 25 January 2019
Bordeaux Brazil Gomes, RicardoRicardo Gomes 26 February 2019 13th Flag of Portugal Sousa, PauloPaulo Sousa 8 March 2019

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Paris Saint-Germain  (C) 38 29 4 5 105 35+70 91
Qualification for the  Champions League group stage
2 Lille 38 22 9 7 68 33+35 75
3 Lyon 38 21 9 8 70 47+23 72
Qualification for the  UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Saint-Étienne 38 19 9 10 59 41+18 66
Qualification for the  Europa League group stage
5 Marseille 38 18 7 13 60 52+8 61
6 Montpellier 38 15 14 9 53 42+11 59
7 Nice 38 15 11 12 30 35−5 56
8 Reims 38 13 16 9 39 42−3 55
9 Nîmes 38 15 8 15 57 58−1 53
10 Rennes 38 13 13 12 55 52+3 52
Qualification for the  Europa League group stage
11 Strasbourg 38 11 16 11 58 48+10 49 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
12 Nantes 38 13 9 16 48 480 48
13 Angers 38 10 16 12 44 49−5 46
14 Bordeaux 38 10 11 17 34 42−8 41
15 Amiens 38 9 11 18 31 52−21 38
16 Toulouse 38 8 14 16 35 57−22 38
17 Monaco 38 8 12 18 38 57−19 36
18 Dijon  (Q) 38 9 7 22 31 60−29 34 Qualification to the Relegation play-offs
19 Caen  (R) 38 7 12 19 29 54−25 33 Relegation to Ligue 2
20 Guingamp  (R) 38 5 12 21 28 68−40 27
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.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.

Relegation play-offs

The 2018–19 season ended with a relegation play-off between the 18th-placed Ligue 1 team, Dijon, and the winner of the semi-final of the Ligue 2 play-off, Lens, on a two-legged confrontation.

30 May 2019 (2019-05-30)
20:45 CEST
Lens 1–1 Dijon Stade Bollaert-Delelis
Attendance: 37,355
Referee: Amaury Delerue
Bellegarde Soccerball 49' Report Kwon Chang-hoon Soccerball 81'

2 June 2019 (2019-06-02)
21:15 CEST
Dijon 3–1 Lens Stade Gaston Gérard
Attendance: 15,367
Referee: Ruddy Buquet
Sliti Soccerball 28'90'
Saïd Soccerball 70'
Report Duverne Soccerball 39'

Dijon won 4–2 on aggregate and therefore both clubs remained in their respective leagues.

Season statistics

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain 33
2 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Nicolas Pépé Lille 22
3 Flag of Uruguay Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain 18
4 Flag of France Florian Thauvin Marseille 16
5 Flag of France Moussa Dembélé Lyon 15
Flag of Colombia Radamel Falcao Monaco
Brazil Neymar Paris Saint-Germain
8 Flag of Algeria Andy Delort Montpellier 14
9 Flag of France Jonathan Bamba Lille 13
Flag of Tunisia Wahbi Khazri Saint-Étienne

Top assists

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of France Téji Savanier Nîmes 14
2 Flag of Argentina Ángel Di María Paris Saint-Germain 11
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Nicolas Pépé Lille
4 Flag of France Kenny Lala Strasbourg 9
5 Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon 8
Germany Julian Draxler Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of France Jonathan Ikoné Lille
Flag of Argentina Lucas Ocampos Marseille
Flag of France Florian Thauvin Marseille
10 Brazil Dani Alves Paris Saint-Germain 7
Flag of France Andy Delort Montpellier
Flag of Tunisia Wahbi Khazri Saint-Étienne
Brazil Neymar Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of France Dimitri Payet Marseille
Flag of Portugal Pedro Rebocho Guingamp
Flag of France Flavien Tait Angers
Flag of France Adrien Thomasson Strasbourg

Hat-tricks

Player Club Against Result Date
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Nicolas Pépé Lille Amiens 3–2 (A) 15 September 2018
Flag of France Kylian Mbappé4 Paris Saint-Germain Lyon 5–0 (H) 7 October 2018
Flag of Argentina Emiliano Sala Nantes Toulouse 4–0 (H) 20 October 2018
Flag of Uruguay Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain Monaco 4–0 (A) 11 November 2018
Flag of France Florian Thauvin Marseille Amiens 3–1 (A) 25 November 2018
Flag of Uruguay Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain Guingamp 9–0 (H) 19 January 2019
Flag of France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain Guingamp 9–0 (H) 19 January 2019
Flag of France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain Monaco 3–1 (H) 21 April 2019
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals

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