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Ligue 1
2020–21
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Season information
Dates 21 August 2020 – 23 May 2021
Winners Lille
(6th title)
Relegated Nîmes
Dijon
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Lille
Paris Saint-Germain
Monaco
Europa League Lyon
Marseille
Europa Conference League Rennes
Season statistics
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1049
Average (2.76 per match)
Top goalscorer Kylian Mbappé
(27 goals)
Biggest home win PSG 6–1 Angers
(2 October 2020)
Strasbourg 5–0 Nîmes
(6 January 2021)
Biggest away win Saint-Étienne 0–5 Lyon
(24 January 2021)
Highest scoring Lens 4–4 Reims
(8 November 2020)
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The 2020–21 Ligue 1 season, also known as Ligue 1 Uber Eats for sponsorship reasons, is a French association football tournament within Ligue 1. It is the 83rd season since its establishment. The season started on 21 August 2020 and is scheduled to end on 23 May 2021. The league fixtures were announced on 9 July 2020.

Paris Saint-Germain are the three-time defending champions, after they were awarded the title for the previous season following the league's cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following a 2–1 win against Angers on the final day of the season, Lille secured a fourth French league title, and their first since 2011.

Teams

Changes

Lorient and Lens were promoted from the 2019–20 Ligue 2. After the French court had initially ruled that the season would proceed with 22 teams, the relegation of Amiens and Toulouse to the 2020–21 Ligue 2 was confirmed on 23 June 2020, following a vote by the LFP.

Promoted to 2020–21 Ligue 1 Relegated from 2019–20 Ligue 1
Lorient
Lens
Amiens
Toulouse

Stadia and locations

Club Location Venue Capacity 2019–20 season
Angers Angers Stade Raymond Kopa 18,752 11th
Bordeaux Bordeaux Matmut Atlantique 42,115 12th
Brest Brest Stade Francis-Le Blé 15,931 14th
Dijon Dijon Stade Gaston Gérard 15,995 16th
Lens Lens Stade Bollaert-Delelis 37,705 Ligue 2, 2nd
Lille Lille Stade Pierre-Mauroy 50,186 4th
Lorient Lorient Stade du Moustoir 18,890 Ligue 2, 1st
Lyon Lyon Groupama Stadium 59,186 7th
Marseille Marseille Orange Vélodrome 67,394 2nd
Metz Metz Stade Saint-Symphorien 25,636 15th
Monaco Monaco Stade Louis II 18,523 9th
Montpellier Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,900 8th
Nantes Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 35,322 13th
Nice Nice Allianz Riviera 35,624 6th
Nîmes Nîmes Stade des Costières 18,482 18th
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Parc des Princes 48,583 1st
Reims Reims Stade Auguste Delaune 21,684 5th
Rennes Rennes Roazhon Park 29,778 3rd
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard 41,965 17th
Strasbourg Strasbourg Stade de la Meinau 29,230 10th

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Main sponsor
Angers Flag of France Moulin, StéphaneStéphane Moulin Flag of Ivory Coast Traoré, IsmaëlIsmaël Traoré Kappa Scania (H), Bodet (A)
Bordeaux Flag of Portugal Sousa, PauloPaulo Sousa Flag of France Costil, BenoîtBenoît Costil Adidas Bistro Régent, Winamax (3)
Brest Flag of France Dall'Oglio, OlivierOlivier Dall'Oglio Flag of France Belaud, GaëtanGaëtan Belaud Adidas Quéguiner (H), Yaourts Malo (A)
Dijon Flag of France Jobard, StéphaneStéphane Jobard Flag of Cape Verde Tavares, JúlioJúlio Tavares Lotto Roger Martin (H), Suez (A & 3)
Lens Flag of France Franck Haise Flag of France Cahuzac, YannickYannick Cahuzac Macron Auchan
Lille Flag of France Galtier, ChristopheChristophe Galtier Flag of Portugal Fonte, JoséJosé Fonte New Balance Boulanger
Lorient Flag of France Pélissier, ChristopheChristophe Pélissier Flag of France Le Goff, VincentVincent Le Goff Kappa JEAN FLOC'H
Lyon Flag of France Garcia, RudiRudi Garcia Flag of Netherlands Depay, MemphisMemphis Depay Adidas Emirates, Veolia (European)
Marseille Flag of Portugal Villas-Boas, AndréAndré Villas-Boas Flag of France Mandanda, SteveSteve Mandanda Puma Uber Eats
Monaco Flag of Croatia Kovač, NikoNiko Kovač Flag of Poland Glik, KamilKamil Glik Kappa Fedcom
Metz Flag of France Hognon, VincentVincent Hognon Flag of France Cohade, RenaudRenaud Cohade Kappa Car Avenue
Montpellier Flag of Armenia Michel Der Zakarian Flag of Brazil Hilton, VitorinoVitorino Hilton Nike PasinoBet
Nantes Flag of France Gourcuff, ChristianChristian Gourcuff Flag of France Abdoulaye Toure Macron Synergie
Nice Flag of France Vieira, PatrickPatrick Vieira Flag of Brazil , DanteDante Macron Ineos
Nîmes Flag of France Blaquart, BernardBernard Blaquart Flag of France Briançon, AnthonyAnthony Briançon Puma Hectare
Paris Saint-Germain Flag of Argentina Pochettino, MauricioMauricio Pochettino Flag of Brazil , MarquinhosMarquinhos Nike Accor
Reims Flag of France Guion, DavidDavid Guion Flag of Togo Romao, AlaixysAlaixys Romao Umbro Maisons France Confort (H), Hexaom (A)
Rennes Flag of France Stéphan, JulienJulien Stéphan Flag of France Da Silva, DamienDamien Da Silva Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne Flag of France Puel, ClaudeClaude Puel Flag of France Debuchy, MathieuMathieu Debuchy Le Coq Sportif Aesio
Strasbourg Flag of France Laurey, ThierryThierry Laurey Flag of Serbia Mitrović, StefanStefan Mitrović Adidas ÉS Énergies (H), CroisiEurope (A)

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Nîmes Flag of France Blaquart, BernardBernard Blaquart Mutual consent 23 June 2020 Pre-season Flag of France Arpinon, JérômeJérôme Arpinon 23 June 2020
Monaco Flag of Spain Moreno, RobertRobert Moreno Sacked 19 July 2020 Flag of Croatia Kovač, NikoNiko Kovač 19 July 2020
Bordeaux Flag of Portugal Sousa, PauloPaulo Sousa Resigned 10 August 2020 Flag of France Gasset, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Gasset 10 August 2020
Metz Flag of France Hognon, VincentVincent Hognon Mutual consent 12 October 2020 15th Flag of France Antonetti, FrédéricFrédéric Antonetti 12 October 2020
Dijon Flag of France Jobard, StéphaneStéphane Jobard Sacked 5 November 2020 20th Flag of France Linarès, DavidDavid Linarès 5 November 2020
Nice Flag of France Vieira, PatrickPatrick Vieira 4 December 2020 11th Flag of Romania Ursea, AdrianAdrian Ursea 4 December 2020
Nantes Flag of France Gourcuff, ChristianChristian Gourcuff 8 December 2020 14th Flag of France Domenech, RaymondRaymond Domenech 26 December 2020
Paris Saint-Germain Flag of Germany Tuchel, ThomasThomas Tuchel 29 December 2020 3rd Flag of Argentina Pochettino, MauricioMauricio Pochettino 2 January 2021
Marseille Flag of Portugal Villas-Boas, AndréAndré Villas-Boas Resigned and then sacked 2 February 2021 9th Flag of Argentina Sampaoli, JorgeJorge Sampaoli 26 February 2021
Nîmes Flag of France Jérôme Arpinon Sacked 5 February 2021 20th Flag of France Plancque, PascalPascal Plancque 5 February 2021
Nantes Flag of France Domenech, RaymondRaymond Domenech 10 February 2021 18th Flag of France Kombouaré, AntoineAntoine Kombouaré 11 February 2021
Rennes Flag of France Stéphan, JulienJulien Stéphan Resigned 1 March 2021 9th Flag of France Génésio, BrunoBruno Génésio 4 March 2021

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Lille  (C) 38 24 11 3 64 23 +41 83
Qualification for the  Champions League group stage
2 Paris Saint-Germain 38 26 4 8 86 28 +58 82
3 Monaco 38 24 6 8 76 42 +34 78
Qualification for the  UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Lyon 38 22 10 6 81 43 +38 76
Qualification for the  Europa League group stage
5 Marseille 38 16 12 10 54 47 +7 60
6 Rennes 38 16 10 12 52 40 +12 58
Qualification for the Europa Conference League play-off round
7 Lens 38 15 12 11 55 54 +1 57
8 Montpellier 38 14 12 12 60 62 −2 54
9 Nice 38 15 7 16 50 53 −3 52
10 Metz 38 12 11 15 44 48 −4 47
11 Saint-Étienne 38 12 10 16 42 54 −12 46
12 Bordeaux 38 13 6 19 42 56 −14 45
13 Angers 38 12 8 18 40 58 −18 44
14 Reims 38 9 15 14 42 50 −8 42
15 Strasbourg 38 11 9 18 49 58 −9 42
16 Lorient 38 11 9 18 50 68 −18 42
17 Brest 38 11 8 19 50 66 −16 41
18 Nantes  (O) 38 9 13 16 47 55 −8 40 Qualification to the Relegation play-offs
19 Nîmes  (R) 38 9 8 21 40 71 −31 35 Relegation to Ligue 2
20 Dijon  (R) 38 4 9 25 25 73 −48 21

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 2020–21 season will end with a relegation play-off between the 18th-placed Ligue 1 team, TBA, and the winner of the semi-final of the Ligue 2 play-off, TBA (Toulouse or Grenoble), on a two-legged confrontation.

1st leg

27 May 2021 (2021-05-27)
20:45 CEST
Toulouse 1–2 Nantes Stadium de Toulouse
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jérémie Pignard
Machado Goal 19' Report Blas Goal 10'
Kolo Muani Goal 22'

2nd leg

30 May 2021 (2021-05-30)
18:00 CEST
Nantes v Toulouse Stade de la Beaujoire
Attendance: 0
Report

Season statistics

Top goalscorers

As of 9 May 2021
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of France Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain 25
2 Flag of France Wissam Ben Yedder Monaco 19
Flag of Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon
4 Flag of Germany Kevin Volland Monaco 16
5 Flag of France Gaëtan Laborde Montpellier 15
Flag of Turkey Burak Yılmaz Lille
7 Flag of France Ludovic Ajorque Strasbourg 14
Flag of Algeria Andy Delort Montpellier
Flag of Senegal Boulaye Dia Reims
Flag of Nigeria Terem Moffi Lorient

Most assists

As of 2 May 2021
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon 10
Flag of Algeria Zinedine Ferhat Nîmes
3 Flag of France Jonathan Bamba Lille 9
Flag of Algeria Andy Delort Montpellier
Flag of Argentina Ángel Di María Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of France Dimitri Payet Marseille
7 Flag of Algeria Farid Boulaya Metz 8
Flag of Russia Aleksandr Golovin Monaco
Flag of France Gaëtan Laborde Montpellier
Flag of France Florian Thauvin Marseille

Most clean sheets

As of 9 May 2021
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Flag of France Mike Maignan Lille 20
2 Flag of France Benoît Costil Bordeaux 13
Flag of Costa Rica Keylor Navas Paris Saint-Germain
4 Flag of France Benjamin Lecomte Monaco 12
5 Flag of Portugal Anthony Lopes Lyon 11
6 Flag of Serbia Predrag Rajković Reims 10
7 Flag of Argentina Walter Benítez Nice 9
Flag of France Paul Bernardoni Angers
Flag of France Jessy Moulin Saint-Étienne
10 Flag of France Steve Mandanda Marseille 8
Flag of Algeria Alexandre Oukidja Metz
Flag of France Baptiste Reynet Nîmes

Hat-tricks

Player Club Against Result Date
Flag of Netherlands Memphis Depay Lyon Dijon 4–1 (H) 28 August 2020
Flag of Senegal Ibrahima Niane Metz Lorient 3–1 (H) 4 October 2020
Flag of Senegal Boulaye Dia Reims Montpellier 4–0 (A) 25 October 2020
Flag of Russia Aleksandr Golovin Monaco Nîmes 4–3 (A) 7 February 2021
Flag of Tunisia Wahbi Khazri Saint-Étienne Bordeaux 4–1 (H) 11 April 2021
Flag of Nigeria Terem Moffi Lorient Bordeaux 4–1 (H) 25 April 2021

Scoring

  • First goal of the season:
    Flag of Ivory Coast Ismaël Traoré for Angers against Dijon
  • Last goal of the season:

Discipline

Player

  • Most yellow cards: 13
    • Flag of Spain Álvaro (Marseille)
  • Most red cards: 3
    • Flag of Guinea-Bissau Moreto Cassamá (Reims)

Team

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2020–21 in French football
Domestic leagues
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Domestic cups
Coupe de France (Preliminaries, Final) · Trophée des Champions
European competitions

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National teams
2020–21 UEFA Nations League A · 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, (UEFA Group D) · UEFA Euro 2020, (Group F)

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202021 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues

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League cups

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Supercups

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UEFA competitions
Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round, group stage, knockout phase, Final) · Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round, Champions Path, Main Path, group stage, knockout phase, Final) · Super Cup
International competitions
UEFA Euro 2021 (qualification) · 2022 FIFA World Cup (qualification) · 2020–21 UEFA Nations League (League A · League B · League C · League D · Finals · Final)