Ligue 1 is the French professional league, officially known as Ligue 1 Uber Eats due to sponsorship considerations, and is the country’s major football competition. Since its beginning, the French Ligue 1 has produced champion teams that have demonstrated their talent in European events as well. The competition is sometimes referred to as the “Farmer’s League,” but the dominance of other clubs in the French domestic circuit may be surprising to some. Here is a list of the top 5 teams with the most Ligue 1 titles:
the teams with most Ligue 1 titles:
5. Nantes – 8 Titles
FC Nantes is seen as a lower-tier club by modern fans. However, just a few people are aware of this club’s achievements in the twentieth century. FC Nantes has won eight Ligue 1 championships.
FC Nantes won the Ligue 1 title for the first time in the 1964-65 season and the last time in the 2000-01 season. Since then, the emergence of other teams in the league has inevitably led to FC Nantes’ demise. They are currently 10th in the Ligue 1 table with 32 points from 22 matches.
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4. AS Monaco – 8 Titles
Despite its Monaco location, the club competes in the French football league system. Monaco has won eight league crowns and five Coupe de France medals, making them one of the most successful clubs in French football. The club was regarded as one of Europe’s best, having finished second in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004.
Their most recent Ligue 1 title came in the 2016–17 season, which was their first in 17 years. They also prevented Paris Saint-Germain from winning their fifth consecutive title. To finish out the season, they went on a twelve-match winning streak, finishing with 95 points and 107 goals scored. They even managed to reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League that season.
Their 2016-17 season was remarkable and they had some amazing talents like Fabinho, Joao Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappé, and Benjamin Mendy in their squad, which was led by the likes of Radamel Falcao.
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3. Paris Saint-Germain – 9 Titles
PSG is a force not only in the French domestic league but also in the UEFA Champions League. They have won seven Ligue 1 trophies in the last nine seasons. PSG’s star-studded lineup has demolished several colossal football clubs on their way to becoming one of the best in recent history. Despite this, Paris Saint-Germain is only the third most successful team to win the French league title, tied with Olympique Marseille (9 titles each). Last year, PSG was unable to win the title by just 1 point. They had 82 points at the end of the season, while the winners, Lille, had 83.
PSG is currently at the top of the table and is ahead of the second team by 11 points. They have 53 points from 22 matches this season, conceding only one loss. With this huge lead and star players like Neymar, Messi, Mbappé, and Sergio Ramos in the squad, they will surely look to add the 10th title to their trophy cabinet.
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2. Marseille – 9 Titles
Olympique de Marseille comes next in the list of the top 5 teams with the most Ligue 1 titles, with 9 titles. The club, which was founded in 1899, has spent most of its history in France’s top division. Nine Ligue 1 titles, ten Coupes de France, and three Coupes de la Ligue have been won by the club. The team defeated Milan 1–0 in the final of the UEFA Champions League in 1993, becoming the first and only French club to do so. Marseille won the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 18 years in 2010 under the direction of Didier Deschamps, a former club captain. The club has a record number of runner-up finishes in Ligue 1 history. They have finished the season as the second-best team a record 12 times in the competition’s history.
After 22 matches played they are currently at the 3rd position with 40 points this season in Ligue 1.
1. Saint-Etienne – 10 Titles
Saint Etienne has the richest history in Ligue 1, having won 10 Ligue 1 titles, which is the most of any other team. The club also finished runner-up 3 times in the league’s history.
Saint Etienne had to wait seven seasons after winning the title for the first time in the 1956-57 season. This club, however, went on to win 10 Ligue 1 titles in 25 years, four of which were consecutive. The club won the majority of its trophies during the 1960s and 1970s, when managers Jean Snella, Albert Batteux, and Robert Herbin were in charge. Their last Ligue-1 title came in the 1980-81 season.
However, in the current 2021-22 Ligue 1 season they are on the verge of relegation. The club is currently at the bottom of the table with only 3 wins from 22 matches played.
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