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Olympique Lyonnais
Full name Olympique de Lyon et du Rhone
Nickname(s) Les Gones (The Boys)
La Reine (The Queen)
Founded 1899
Ground Parc Olympique Lyonnais
(Capacity: 59,186)
Owner Flag of France OL Groupe
Chairman Flag of France Jean-Michel Aulas
Head Coach Flag of Netherlands Peter Bosz
Current League Ligue 1 
2020–21 Ligue 1, 4th
Website Club home page
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Olympique Lyonnais commonly referred to as simply Lyon, or OL) is a French 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 Ligue 1 championship in 2002, starting a national record-setting 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 in 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 59,186-seat Parc Olympique Lyonnais 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. A 2009 survey found that about 11% of the country's football fans support the club, a proportion Lyon shared with Paris Saint-Germain, behind 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 Rudi Garcia. 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.


Current squad

As of 27 July 2020.

No. Position Player
1 Flag of Portugal GK Anthony Lopes (vice-captain)
2 Flag of Ivory Coast DF Sinaly Diomandé
3 Flag of Denmark DF Joachim Andersen
4 Flag of Brazil DF Rafael
5 Flag of Belgium DF Jason Denayer
6 Flag of Brazil DF Marcelo
7 Flag of Cameroon FW Karl Toko Ekambi
8 Flag of France MF Houssem Aouar
9 Flag of France FW Moussa Dembélé
10 Flag of Burkina Faso FW Bertrand Traoré
11 Flag of Netherlands FW Memphis Depay (captain)
12 Flag of Brazil MF Thiago Mendes
14 Flag of France DF Léo Dubois (3rd captain)
15 Flag of Brazil MF Camilo
16 Flag of Switzerland GK Anthony Racioppi
No. Position Player
17 Flag of France MF Jeff Reine-Adélaïde
18 Flag of France FW Rayan Cherki
20 Flag of Brazil DF Marçal
22 Flag of Brazil MF Jean Lucas
23 Flag of Netherlands DF Kenny Tete
24 Flag of Zimbabwe FW Tino Kadewere
25 Flag of France MF Maxence Caqueret
27 Flag of Ivory Coast FW Maxwel Cornet
28 Flag of Mali DF Youssouf Koné
30 Flag of Romania GK Ciprian Tătărușanu
31 Flag of France DF Melvin Bard
35 Flag of France FW Boubacar Fofana
39 Flag of Brazil MF Bruno Guimarães
Flag of Spain MF Pape Cheikh Diop
Flag of France FW Lenny Pintor

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of Cameroon GK Boris Essele (to FBBP 01)

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Olympique Lyonnais squad - 2021–22

1 Lopes · 2 Diomandé · 3 Andersen · 4 Rafael · 5 Denayer · 6 Marcelo · 7 Toko Ekambi · 8 Aouar · 9 Dembélé · 10 Traoré · 11 Memphis (c) · 12 T. Mendes · 14 Dubois · 16 Racioppi · 17 Reine-Adélaïde · 18 Cherki · 20 Marçal · 22 Jean Lucas · 23 Tete · 24 Kadewere · 25 Caqueret · 27 Cornet · 28 Y. Koné · 30 Tătărușanu · 35 Fofana · 39 Bruno G. ·

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