2014–15 Ligue 1
The 2014–15 Ligue 1 season was the 77th season since its establishment. Paris Saint-Germain were the two-time defending champions and successfully defended their title.
5th Ligue 1 title
5th French title
|Champions League||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Goals scored||947 (2.49 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Alexandre Lacazette|
|Biggest home win||Paris Saint-Germain 6–0 Guingamp|
(8 May 2015)
|Biggest away win||Reims 0–5 Marseille|
(23 September 2014)
Guingamp 2–7 Nice
(26 October 2014)
Toulouse 1–6 Marseille
(6 March 2015)
|Highest scoring||Guingamp 2–7 Nice|
(26 October 2014)
|Longest winning run||9 games|
Paris St Germain
|Longest unbeaten run||17 games|
|Longest winless run||12 games|
|Longest losing run||4 games|
Lens 1–3 Paris Saint-Germain
(17 October 2014)
Monaco 1–1 Reims
(31 October 2014)
There were 20 clubs in the league, with three promoted teams from Ligue 2 replacing the three teams that were relegated from Ligue 1 following the 2013–14 season. All clubs that secured Ligue 1 status for the season were subject to approval by the DNCG before becoming eligible to participate.
Metz was the first team to win promotion from Ligue 2 after a 3–0 victory against Auxerre at the Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps, ending a six-year span in the lower divisions. Lens returned to the top level after a 2–0 victory against CA Bastia on 16 May 2014 and finished a three-year span in 2nd level. Finally, Caen returned for the first time in two years following a 2–2 draw with Dijon on 16 May 2014.
Stadia and locations
|Bastia||Bastia||Stade Armand Cesari||16,480|
|Caen||Caen||Stade Michel d'Ornano1||21,215|
|Évian||Annecy||Parc des Sports||15,660|
|Guingamp||Guingamp||Stade du Roudourou||18,126|
|Lens||Lens||Stade de la Licorne
Stade de France
|Lorient||Lorient||Stade du Moustoir||18,890|
|Lyon||Lyon||Stade de Gerland||41,842|
|Monaco||Monaco||Stade Louis II||18,500|
|Montpellier||Montpellier||Stade de la Mosson||32,939|
|Nantes||Nantes||Stade de la Beaujoire||38,285|
|Paris Saint-Germain||Paris||Parc des Princes||48,712|
|Reims||Reims||Stade Auguste Delaune||21,684|
|Rennes||Rennes||Stade de la Route de Lorient||31,127|
- 1Due to Stade Michel d'Ornano hosting the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games, Caen will host its two first home games at MMArena in Le Mans.
- 2Lens home stadium, Stade Félix-Bollaert will be closed for the entire season, due to a renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. Lens will play their home games in various venues which are to be determined.
- 3The Stade Vélodrome is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The stadium will be completed in time for the 2014-15 season, where capacity will be 67,000 - up from 48,000 the previous season.
- 4The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The current capacity is 38,458, the final capacity will be 41,965.
- 5The Stadium Municipal is currently undergoing renovation in preparation for UEFA Euro 2016. The current capacity is not published yet but is a decrease from the original capacity of 35,470.
Personnel and kits
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Replaced by||Date of appointment|
|Marseille||José Anigo||Resigned||17 May 2014||Pre-season||Marcelo Bielsa||21 May 2014|
|Bastia||Frédéric Hantz||End of contract||17 May 2014||Claude Makélélé||24 May 2014|
|Bordeaux||Francis Gillot||End of contract||17 May 2014||Willy Sagnol||23 May 2014|
|Lorient||Christian Gourcuff||End of contract||17 May 2014||Sylvain Ripoll||25 May 2014|
|Monaco||Claudio Ranieri||End of contract||17 May 2014||Leonardo Jardim||6 June 2014|
|Lyon||Rémi Garde||End of contract||21 May 2014||Hubert Fournier||23 May 2014|
|Reims||Hubert Fournier||Signed by Olympique Lyonnais||23 May 2014||Jean-Luc Vasseur||13 June 2014|
|Bastia||Claude Makélélé||Sacked||3 November 2014||19th||Ghislain Printant||27 November 2014|
|Toulouse||Alain Casanova||Sacked||16 March 2015||18th||Dominique Arribagé||16 March 2015|
|Reims||Jean-Luc Vasseur||Sacked||8 April 2015||16th||Olivier Guégan||8 April 2015|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Paris Saint-Germain (C)||38||24||11||3||83||36||+47||83||Qualification to Champions League group stage|
|3||Monaco||38||20||11||7||51||26||+25||71||Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round|
|4||Marseille||38||21||6||11||76||42||+34||69||Qualification to Europa League group stage|
|5||Saint-Étienne||38||19||12||7||51||30||+21||69||Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round|
|18||Evian (R)||38||11||4||23||41||62||−21||37||Relegation to Ligue 2|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
- Since winners of the 2014–15 Coupe de la Ligue, Paris Saint-Germain, qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the Coupe de la Ligue winner (Europa League third qualifying round) is passed to the next best team in the table not already qualified for any European competition (in this case, the fifth-placed team).
- It was announced on 29 January 2015 that Lens' promotion from Ligue 2 at the end of the 2013–14 season has been ruled invalid, and will thus be automatically relegated to Ligue 2 for the 2015–16 season, regardless of where the team place this season. It has been confirmed by the French Football Federation that the decision of the Administrative Court of Besançon will be appealed.
Positions by round
The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round.
|Leader and 2015–16 UEFA Champions League group stage|
|2015–16 UEFA Champions League group stage|
|2015–16 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round|
|2015–16 UEFA Europa League play-off round|
|Relegation to 2015–16 Ligue 2|
Number of teams by regions
Source: Official Goalscorers' Standings
Source: Official Assists' Table
|Zlatan Ibrahimović||Paris Saint-Germain||Saint-Étienne||5–0 (H)||31 August 2014|
|Alexandre Lacazette||Lyon||Lille||3–0 (H)||5 October 2014|
|Carlos Eduardo5||Nice||Guingamp||7–2 (H)||26 October 2014|
|Lucas Barrios||Montpellier||Metz||3–2 (H)||17 January 2015|
|Divock Origi||Lille||Rennes||3–0 (H)||15 March 2015|
|Zlatan Ibrahimović||Paris Saint-Germain||Lorient||3–1 (H)||20 March 2015|
|Modibo Maïga||Metz||Toulouse||3–2 (H)||4 April 2015|
|Ezequiel Lavezzi||Paris Saint-Germain||Lille||6–1 (H)||25 April 2015|
|Edinson Cavani||Paris Saint-Germain||Guingamp||6–0 (H)||8 May 2015|
5 Player scored five goals
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