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Olympique Lyonnais

Olympique Lyonnais
Lyon celebrate their seventh straight French title in 2008 ©Getty Images

Olympique Lyonnais

Formed: 1950
Nickname: Les Gones (The Kids)

UEFA club competition honours
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 7 (2008)
French Cup: 5 (2012)
League Cup: 1 (2001)

History
• Though they can trace their origins back to the end of the 19th century, Lyon in their current form were founded by a group of local enthusiasts as late as 1950. Local surgeon Albert Trillat suggested the team's name and that the players wear the city's colours of red and blue; a year later the club won the French second division.

• Lyon spent the bulk of the next 30 years in the top flight, winning the French Cup three times and revelling in the exploits of Jean Djorkaeff, Nestor Combin and the hero of the 1960s, Fleury Di Nallo. Until recent years, those cup exploits were Lyon's only major honours, the club spending a long period in the shadows of local rivals AS Saint-Étienne.

• After losing several key players towards the end of the 1970s, including Bernard Lacombe and Raymond Domenech, Lyon were relegated in 1983 after 29 years in the élite division.

• The gloom was lifted with the arrival of ambitious young software magnate Jean-Michel Aulas in 1987, the new chairman promising to get Lyon into Europe within four years. They met that target too, after first securing promotion under Domenech in 1988/89, and with Florian Maurice and then Sonny Anderson grabbing the goals they started making headway in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League.

• With Jacques Santini at the helm, Lyon lifted the League Cup in 2000/01, a triumph that presaged a sustained era of success. They claimed their first ever Ligue 1 title the following season and went on to pick up six more in a row as a succession of coaches, including Paul Le Guen and Gérard Houllier, profited from the club's excellent organisation behind the scenes.

• Lyon reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals three years running between 2004 and 2006 and surpassed that feat in 2009/10, losing against FC Bayern München in the last four.

* Last updated 22 January 2014

Last updated: 23/01/14 14.13CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/04/2014 06:59 CET
Lyon1-0Grasshoppers
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR) – Stadium: Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
07/31/2013 07:26:27
Grasshoppers0-1Lyon
Aggregate: 0-2
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) – Stadium: Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich (SUI)
08/06/2013 22:08:43
10 August 2013 - French Ligue 1
Lyon4-0Nice
Referee: not available – Lyon
08/12/2013 21:04:55
16 August 2013 - French Ligue 1
Sochaux1-3Lyon
Referee: not available – Montbeliard
08/23/2013 17:56:44
Lyon0-2Real Sociedad
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB) – Stadium: Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
08/21/2013 23:24:31
24 August 2013 - French Ligue 1
Lyon0-1Reims
Referee: not available – Lyon
08/30/2013 13:25:25
Real Sociedad2-0Lyon
Aggregate: 4-0
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Anoeta, San Sebastian (ESP)
10/06/2013 13:08:21
31 August 2013 - French Ligue 1
Évian2-1Lyon
Referee: not available – Annecy
09/04/2013 20:35:01
15 September 2013 - French Ligue 1
Lyon0-0Rennes
Referee: not available – Lyon
09/16/2013 13:37:28
19 September 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group I)
Betis0-0Lyon
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE) – Stadium: Benito Villamarín, Seville (ESP)
09/25/2013 15:05:29
22 September 2013 - French Ligue 1
Lyon3-1Nantes
Referee: not available – Lyon
09/25/2013 21:14:37
25 September 2013 - French Ligue 1
Ajaccio2-1Lyon
Referee: not available – Ajaccio
09/27/2013 20:39:56
28 September 2013 - French Ligue 1
Lyon0-0LOSC
Referee: not available – Lyon
09/30/2013 16:17:56
Lyon1-1Guimarães
Referee: Florian Meyer (GER) – Stadium: Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
10/08/2013 13:12:55
6 October 2013 - French Ligue 1
Montpellier5-1Lyon
Referee: not available – Montpellier
10/08/2013 20:49:19
20 October 2013 - French Ligue 1
Lyon1-1Bordeaux
Referee: not available – Lyon
10/21/2013 12:47:56
Lyon1-0Rijeka
Referee: Artur Dias (POR) – Stadium: Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
02/03/2014 17:22:24
27 October 2013 - French Ligue 1
Monaco2-1Lyon
Referee: not available – Monaco
10/31/2013 12:57:07
2 November 2013 - French Ligue 1
Lyon2-0Guingamp
Referee: not available – Lyon
11/07/2013 09:48:32
Rijeka1-1Lyon
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR) – Stadium: Kantrida, Rijeka (CRO)
02/03/2014 17:22:39
10 November 2013 - French Ligue 1
St-Étienne1-2Lyon
Referee: not available – Saint-Etienne
11/12/2013 17:22:48
23 November 2013 - French Ligue 1
Lyon1-1Valenciennes
Referee: not available – Lyon
11/27/2013 16:51:19
28 November 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group I)
Lyon1-0Betis
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG) – Stadium: Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
02/03/2014 17:22:54
1 December 2013 - French Ligue 1
Paris4-0Lyon
Referee: not available – Paris
12/03/2013 17:17:46
5 December 2013 - French Ligue 1
Lyon1-1Toulouse
Referee: not available – Lyon
12/11/2013 12:11:49
8 December 2013 - French Ligue 1
Bastia1-3Lyon
Referee: not available – Bastia
12/11/2013 14:19:24
12 December 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group I)
Guimarães1-2Lyon
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) – Stadium: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimaraes (POR)
02/03/2014 17:23:09
15 December 2013 - French Ligue 1
Lyon2-2Marseille
Referee: not available – Lyon
12/17/2013 17:38:54
18 December 2013 - French League Cup, Fourth round
Lyon3-2Reims
Referee: not available – Lyon
12/19/2013 10:18:43
22 December 2013 - French Ligue 1
Lorient2-2Lyon
Referee: not available – Lorient
12/23/2013 13:08:33
5 January 2014 - French Cup, Ninth round
La Suze FC1-6Lyon
Referee: not available
01/07/2014 17:15:10
11 January 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lyon2-0Sochaux
Referee: not available – Lyon
01/13/2014 15:39:34
Lyon2-1Marseille
Referee: not available – Lyon
01/15/2014 21:54:03
19 January 2014 - French Ligue 1
Reims0-2Lyon
Referee: not available – Reims
01/21/2014 12:51:34
22 January 2014 - French Cup, Tenth round
Yzeure1-3Lyon
Referee: not available – Yzeure
01/22/2014 21:54:11
26 January 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lyon3-0Évian
Referee: not available – Lyon
01/29/2014 11:46:44
2 February 2014 - French Ligue 1
Rennes2-0Lyon
Referee: not available – Rennes
02/04/2014 15:08:54
5 February 2014 - French League Cup, Semi-finals
Lyon2-1Troyes
Referee: not available – Lyon
02/05/2014 23:46:40
9 February 2014 - French Ligue 1
Nantes1-2Lyon
Referee: not available – Nantes
02/11/2014 20:23:43
13 February 2014 - French Cup, Eleventh round
Lyon1-2Lens
Lens win after extra time
Referee: not available – Lyon
02/20/2014 09:18:13
16 February 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lyon3-1Ajaccio
Referee: not available – Lyon
02/18/2014 21:17:29
20 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
Chornomorets Odesa0-0Lyon
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO) – Stadium: Chornomorets, Odessa (UKR)
03/04/2014 17:15:56
23 February 2014 - French Ligue 1
LOSC0-0Lyon
Referee: not available – Lille
02/25/2014 23:13:06
27 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
Lyon1-0Chornomorets Odesa
Aggregate: 1-0
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD) – Stadium: Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
03/04/2014 17:47:18
2 March 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lyon0-0Montpellier
Referee: not available – Lyon
03/05/2014 04:08:10
9 March 2014 - French Ligue 1
Bordeaux1-2Lyon
Referee: not available – Bordeaux
03/12/2014 19:52:07
Lyon4-1Plzeň
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) – Stadium: Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
03/17/2014 19:51:07
16 March 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lyon2-3Monaco
Referee: not available – Lyon
03/18/2014 21:47:26
Plzeň2-1Lyon
Aggregate: 3-5
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) – Stadium: Štruncovy Sady Stadión, Plzen (CZE)
03/24/2014 11:59:10
23 March 2014 - French Ligue 1
Guingamp0-1Lyon
Referee: not available – Guingamp
03/25/2014 21:38:20
30 March 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lyon1-2St-Étienne
Referee: not available – Lyon
04/01/2014 17:15:32
Lyon0-1Juventus
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
04/04/2014 23:00:21
6 April 2014 - French Ligue 1
Valenciennes1-2Lyon
Referee: not available – Valenciennes
04/08/2014 16:51:16
Juventus2-1Lyon
Aggregate: 3-1
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) – Stadium: Juventus Stadium, Turin (ITA)
04/11/2014 23:00:34
13 April 2014 - French Ligue 1
Lyon1-0Paris
Referee: not available – Lyon
04/16/2014 14:39:42
19 April 2014 - French League Cup, Final
LyonParis
Referee: TBD
23 April 2014 - French Ligue 1
ToulouseLyon
Referee: TBD – Toulouse
04/14/2014 10:57:33
27 April 2014 - French Ligue 1
LyonBastia
Referee: TBD – Lyon
04/11/2014 18:29:11
4 May 2014 - French Ligue 1
MarseilleLyon
Referee: TBD – Marseille
04/19/2014 16:20:09
10 May 2014 - French Ligue 1
LyonLorient
Referee: TBD – Lyon
07/06/2013 02:56:18
17 May 2014 - French Ligue 1
NiceLyon
Referee: TBD – Nice
09/04/2013 21:56:20

Trophy cabinet

  • UEFA Intertoto Cup

    Titles
    1

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    17/09/1974, Lyon 7-0 Differdange, Lyon
  • Biggest defeat:
    18/10/2011, Real Madrid 4-0 Lyon, Madrid
    07/12/1999, Bremen 4-0 Lyon, Bremen
    07/11/1973, PAOK 4-0 Lyon
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  14
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  4
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  11
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  1
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 94
    Grégory Coupet (  FRA)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 18
    Pernambucano Juninho (  BRA)
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