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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
• UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1997

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 7 (2008)
French Cup: 4 (2008)
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 in 2009/10, losing to FC Bayern München in the last four.

Club Records
Most appearances: Serge Chiesa (541 matches)
Most goals: Fleury Di Nallo (222 goals)
Record victory: 10-0 twice, most recently at home against Sports Réunis Dellois (French Cup, 8 January 1956)
Record defeat: 7-0 three times, most recently at AJ Auxerre (Première Division, 25 October 1996)

* Last updated 31 December 2010

Last updated: 24/01/11 11.18CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/05/2017 02:00 CET
NancyNancy0-3LyonLyon
LyonLyon2-0CaenCaen
DijonDijon4-2LyonLyon
LyonLyon1-3BordeauxBordeaux
LyonLyon3-0Dinamo ZagrebDinamo Zagreb
MarseilleMarseille0-0LyonLyon
LyonLyon5-1MontpellierMontpellier
LorientLorient1-0LyonLyon
SevillaSevilla1-0LyonLyon
LyonLyon2-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne
NiceNice2-0LyonLyon
LyonLyon0-1JuventusJuventus
LyonLyon1-3GuingampGuingamp
ToulouseToulouse1-2LyonLyon
JuventusJuventus1-1LyonLyon
LyonLyon2-1BastiaBastia
LOSCLOSC0-1LyonLyon
Dinamo ZagrebDinamo Zagreb0-1LyonLyon
LyonLyon1-2ParisParis
NantesNantes0-6LyonLyon
LyonLyon0-0SevillaSevilla
LyonLyon1-0RennesRennes
LyonLyon2-2
(3-4(p))
GuingampGuingamp
MonacoMonaco1-3LyonLyon
LyonLyon2-0AngersAngers
LyonLyon5-0MontpellierMontpellier
CaenCaen3-2LyonLyon
LyonLyon3-1MarseilleMarseille
LyonLyon1-2LOSCLOSC
MarseilleMarseille2-1LyonLyon
St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne2-0LyonLyon
LyonLyon4-0NancyNancy
GuingampGuingamp2-1LyonLyon
AZAZ1-4LyonLyon
LyonLyon4-2DijonDijon
LyonLyon7-1AZAZ
LyonLyon5-0MetzMetz
BordeauxBordeaux1-1LyonLyon
LyonLyon4-2RomaRoma
LyonLyon4-0ToulouseToulouse
RomaRoma2-1LyonLyon
ParisParis2-1LyonLyon
RennesRennes1-1LyonLyon
MetzMetz0-3LyonLyon
LyonLyon1-4LorientLorient
LyonLyon2-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş
BastiaBastia0-0LyonLyon
BeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-1
(6-7(p))
LyonLyon
LyonLyon1-2MonacoMonaco
AngersAngers1-2LyonLyon
AjaxAjax4-1LyonLyon
LyonLyon3-2NantesNantes
LyonLyon3-1AjaxAjax
MontpellierMontpellier1-3LyonLyon
LyonLyon21:00NiceNice

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:  12
  • 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)