2007-08 Ligue 1
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Ligue 1
Season2007-08
ChampionsLyon
(7th title)
RelegatedLens
Strasbourg
Metz
Champions LeagueLyon (Group stage)
Bordeaux (Group stage)
Marseille (Third qualifying round)
UEFA CupNancy (First round)
Saint-Étienne (First round)
PSG (First round; via Coupe de la Ligue)
Intertoto CupRennes (Third round)
Matches played380
Goals scored868 (2.28 per match)
Top goalscorerKarim Benzema (20)
2006-07

The 2007-08 Ligue 1 season is the seventieth since its establishment, and started in August 2007 and ended on 17 May 2008. The fixtures were announced in June 2007. Lyon became French champions, having won a record seventh consecutive title.

The locations of the 20 teams participating in Ligue 1 season 2007-08

Lens, Strasbourg and Metz were relegated to Ligue 2. The three relegated teams will be replaced by the three promoted teams from Ligue 2. Le Havre were promoted as Ligue 2 champions along with Nantes, who finished in second place, and third-placed Grenoble.

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Lyon (C) 38 24 7 7 74 37 +37 79 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Bordeaux 38 22 9 7 65 38 +27 75
3 Marseille 38 17 11 10 58 45 +13 62 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Nancy 38 15 15 8 44 30 +14 60 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
5 Saint-Étienne 38 16 10 12 47 34 +13 58
6 Rennes 38 16 10 12 47 44 +3 58 Qualification to Intertoto Cup third round
7 Lille 38 13 18 7 45 32 +13 57
8 Nice 38 13 16 9 35 30 +5 55
9 Le Mans 38 14 11 13 46 49 −3 53
10 Lorient 38 12 16 10 32 35 −3 52
11 Caen 38 13 12 13 48 53 −5 51
12 Monaco 38 13 8 17 40 48 −8 47
13 Valenciennes 38 12 9 17 42 40 +2 45
14 Sochaux 38 10 14 14 34 43 −9 44
15 Auxerre 38 12 8 18 33 52 −19 44
16 Paris Saint-Germain 38 10 13 15 37 45 −8 43 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round[a]
17 Toulouse 38 9 15 14 36 42 −6 42
18 Lens (R) 38 9 13 16 43 52 −9 40 Relegation to Ligue 2
19 Strasbourg (R) 38 9 8 21 34 55 −21 35
20 Metz[b](R) 38 5 9 24 28 64 −36 24
Source: French Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Paris Saint-Germain was qualified for the 2008-09 UEFA Cup as winners of the 2007-08 Coupe de la Ligue.
  2. ^ Metz have been deducted one point by the Discipline Commission and been ordered to play one match behind closed doors as a result of the racist insults inflicted by one of their fans on the Valenciennes player Abdeslam Ouaddou. However, the decision of the point deduction was taken on 27 March 2008.
 Ligue 1 2007-08 Winners 
Lyon
7th title

Results

Home \ Away AUX BOR CAE MFC RCL LIL LOR OL OM MET ASM NAL NIC PSG REN STE SOC RCS TFC VAL
Auxerre 0-2 1-0 3-0 0-0 0-1 5-3 1-2 2-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-0 0-1 0-2 1-3 0-1 1-1 1-0 2-0
Bordeaux 4-1 2-1 1-2 1-0 0-0 2-2 1-3 2-2 3-0 2-1 2-1 0-0 3-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-3 2-1
Caen 0-0 5-0 3-2 1-4 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-2 1-2 4-1 0-0 1-0 3-0 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-1 1-0
Le Mans 3-0 1-2 1-1 3-2 1-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 2-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 3-2 0-2 0-1 1-1 2-0
Lens 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-3 1-2 1-1 3-0 3-3 1-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 3-2 3-2 2-2 1-1 0-0
Lille 0-2 1-1 5-0 3-1 2-1 0-0 0-1[a] 1-1 1-1 0-1 2-1 1-1 0-0 3-1 3-0 1-1 0-3 3-2 3-0
Lorient 1-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 2-1 1-2 2-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 1-1 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-3
Lyon 2-0 4-2 2-2 3-2 3-0 1-1 2-0 1-2 2-0 3-1 1-0 0-0 4-2 1-1 1-0 4-1 5-0 3-2 2-0
Marseille 2-1 1-2 6-1 1-0 1-0 1-3 0-0 3-1 3-1 2-0 2-2 0-2 2-1 0-0 2-0 0-1 4-3 1-2 3-1
Metz 0-1 0-1 2-1 4-3 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-5 1-2 1-4 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-1 1-2 1-2 0-2 2-1
Monaco 3-0 0-6 0-0 3-1 2-0 0-0 1-0 0-3 2-3 2-0 1-3 1-1 1-2 1-2 1-1 1-0 3-0 0-2 0-0
Nancy 4-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 2-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-0 2-1 1-0 2-3 2-0 1-1 3-0 1-0 0-0
Nice 1-2 1-1 3-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-2 3-1 0-2 1-0 2-1 1-1 3-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 1-0
Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 0-2 0-1 0-0 3-0 1-1 1-3 2-3 1-1 3-0 1-1 0-0 2-3 1-3 1-1 0-0 1-0 1-2 1-1
Rennes 1-2 0-2 1-2 3-0 3-1 2-2 2-0 0-2 3-1 2-0 0-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-0 0-2 3-0 2-1 1-0
Saint-Étienne 0-0 0-0 3-0 4-1 2-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 2-0 4-0 4-0 0-0 0-1 2-0 1-0 2-0 0-0 3-1
Sochaux 1-1 0-1 1-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-1 0-0 0-3 1-1 1-0 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 1-0
Strasbourg 3-0 1-1 1-4 0-1 2-1 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 2-3 0-2 0-1 0-1 1-2 3-0 3-0 0-2 2-0 0-0
Toulouse 2-0 0-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-2 1-2 1-3 2-1
Valenciennes 3-0 3-1 3-0 1-2 1-2 0-0 3-0 1-2 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-1 0-2 0-0 3-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 3-1
Source: Ligue 1
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Match was played at the Stade de France

Stats

Top goalscorers

Karim Benzema wins the Trophée du Meilleur Buteur.

Last updated 17 May 2008

Position Player's name Nationality Club Goals
1 Karim Benzema  France Lyon 20
2 Mamadou Niang  Senegal Marseille 18
3 Bafétimbi Gomis  France Saint-Étienne 16
- Djibril Cissé  France Marseille 16
5 Fernando Cavenaghi  Argentina Bordeaux 15
6 Bakari Koné  Ivory Coast Nice 14
- Rafik Saïfi  Algeria Lorient 14
8 Steve Savidan  France Valenciennes 13
- Túlio de Melo  Brazil Le Mans 13
10 Mickaël Pagis  France Rennes 12

Assists table

Jérôme Leroy wins the Trophée du Meilleur Passeur.

Last updated 17 May 2008

Position Player's name Nationality Club Assists
1 Jérôme Leroy  France Rennes 10
- Samir Nasri  France Marseille 10
3 Nenê  Brazil Monaco 10
4 Jérôme Rothen  France Paris Saint-Germain 8
- Olivier Monterrubio  France Lens 9
- Benoît Cheyrou  France Marseille 8
7 Marouane Chamakh  Morocco Bordeaux 7
- Juninho  Brazil Lyon 9
9 Karim Benzema  France Lyon 7
- Eric Mouloungui  Gabon Strasbourg 7

Attacking Play table

Ligue 1 has introduced an Attacking Play Table since the start of the 2006-07 Ligue 1 season to encourage more goal-scoring in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), with the help of the former France national team manager Michel Hidalgo, introduced the idea to reward those teams who score the most goals. Independent from the official league table, points are awarded as follows:

Outcome Point(s)
Loss 0
Draw 1
Victory by one goal 2
Victory by multiple goals 3

The sum of 20 million Euros, taken from the LFP's new commercial ventures in 2006/2007 will be dedicated to this initiative. EUR16.7 million will go to Ligue 1. Prize money is distributed to the teams at the end of the season depending on where they finish in the table.

Last updated 17 May 2008

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; W1 = Wins by one goal; W2 = Wins by more than one goal; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Player of the Month

Awards

Player of the Year

The nominees for Ligue 1 Player of the Year. The winner will be displayed in bold.

Young Player of the Year

The nominees for the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year. The winner will be displayed in bold.

Team of the Year

Coach: France Laurent Blanc - Bordeaux

Managers

Club Head coach
Auxerre France Jean Fernandez
Bordeaux France Laurent Blanc
Caen France Franck Dumas
Le Mans France Rudi Garcia
Lens France Guy Roux, then replaced in August by France Jean-Pierre Papin
Lille OSC France Claude Puel
Lorient France Christian Gourcuff
Lyon France Alain Perrin
Marseille France Albert Emon, then replaced in September by Belgium Eric Gerets
Metz France Francis De Taddeo, then replaced in December by France Yvon Pouliquen
Monaco Brazil Ricardo Gomes
Nancy Uruguay Pablo Correa
Nice France Frédéric Antonetti
Paris Saint-Germain France Paul Le Guen
Rennes France Pierre Dréossi, then replaced in December by France Guy Lacombe
Saint-Étienne France Laurent Roussey
Sochaux France Frédéric Hantz, then replaced in January by France Francis Gillot
Strasbourg France Jean-Marc Furlan
Toulouse France Elie Baup
Valenciennes France Antoine Kombouaré

Stadia

Last updated 6 April 2008

Team Stadium Capacity Avg. Attendance
Marseille Stade Vélodrome 60,031 52,009
Paris Saint-Germain Parc des Princes 46,480 36,440
Lyon Stade Gerland 43,051 36,968
Lens Stade Félix-Bollaert 41,233 33,717
Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard 35,616 28,016
Toulouse Stade de Toulouse 35,472 18,634
Bordeaux Stade Chaban-Delmas 34,327 24,689
Rennes Stade de la Route de Lorient 31,127 25,515
Strasbourg Stade de la Meinau 29,230 19,135
Metz Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien 26,671 13,401
Auxerre Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps 24,493 9,613
Caen Stade Michel d'Ornano 21,500 19,526
Nancy Stade Marcel Picot 20,087 18,591
Sochaux Stade Auguste Bonal 20,025 15,189
Monaco Stade Louis II 18,500 10,570
Lille Stade Lille-Metropole 21,803 17,553
Lorient Stade du Moustoir 16,669 12,101
Le Mans Stade Léon-Bollée 17,500 10,589
Valenciennes Stade Nungesser 16,547 13,712
Nice Stade du Ray 17,415 10,947

2007-08 kits

Team Kit maker Shirt sponsor Notes
Auxerre Airness Prest-Oil
Bordeaux Puma Kia, Pichet and Cdiscount
Caen Nike GDE Recyclage and Campagne de France
Le Mans Kappa Loué and Le Gaulois
Lens Nike Atac and Invicta
Lille Airness Groupe Partouche
Lorient Erreà Biscuits La trinitaine
Lyon Umbro Ticket Restaurant and Novotel
Marseille Adidas Neuf, Groupama and Quick
Metz Kappa Nàsuba-express
Monaco Puma Fedcom
Nancy Baliston Odalys-Vacances, Geodis-Calberson, Regina-delipapier and Triangle-Interim
Nice Lotto CitySport, Takara and Pizzorno
Paris Saint-Germain Nike Emirates Airline
Rennes Puma Samsic and Blot immobilier
Saint-Étienne Adidas Konica Minolta
Sochaux Lotto Mobil 1
Strasbourg Hummel France Pare-Brise, Es -Électricité Strasbourg and Groupama
Toulouse Lotto Idec Groupe, Newrest and Iss-world
Valenciennes Diadora Toyota and Sita-Suez

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