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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: 19/04/2015 02:00 CET
Mladá BoleslavMladá Boleslav1-4LyonLyon
LyonLyon2-1Mladá BoleslavMladá Boleslav
LyonLyon2-0RennesRennes
ToulouseToulouse2-1LyonLyon
LyonLyon1-2AstraAstra
LyonLyon0-1LensLens
AstraAstra0-1LyonLyon
MetzMetz2-1LyonLyon
LyonLyon2-1MonacoMonaco
ParisParis1-1LyonLyon
LyonLyon4-0LorientLorient
NantesNantes1-1LyonLyon
LyonLyon3-0LOSCLOSC
LyonLyon5-1MontpellierMontpellier
LyonLyon1-0MarseilleMarseille
NiceNice1-3LyonLyon
LyonLyon3-1GuingampGuingamp
BastiaBastia0-0LyonLyon
St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne3-0LyonLyon
LyonLyon2-1ReimsReims
ÉvianÉvian2-3LyonLyon
LyonLyon3-0CaenCaen
LyonLyon1-1
(4-5(p))
MonacoMonaco
BordeauxBordeaux0-5LyonLyon
LensLens2-3LyonLyon
LyonLyon3-0ToulouseToulouse
LensLens0-2LyonLyon
NantesNantes3-2LyonLyon
LyonLyon2-0MetzMetz
MonacoMonaco0-0LyonLyon
LyonLyon1-1ParisParis
LorientLorient1-1LyonLyon
LyonLyon1-0NantesNantes
LOSCLOSC2-1LyonLyon
MontpellierMontpellier1-5LyonLyon
MarseilleMarseille0-0LyonLyon
LyonLyon1-2NiceNice
GuingampGuingamp1-3LyonLyon
LyonLyon2-0BastiaBastia
LyonLyon21:00St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne
ReimsReims21:00LyonLyon
LyonLyon20:00ÉvianÉvian
CaenCaen20:00LyonLyon
LyonLyon20:00BordeauxBordeaux
RennesRennes20:00LyonLyon

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)
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