2002â€“03 Ligue 1
The Ligue 1 2002 /03 was the 65th season of the first French football league and also the first season under the new name Ligue 1 With the change of name was that a 20 teams played in the first French League from this season, which in the preseason descended just two teams, but four teams from Ligue 2 were added. Started the season on 2 August 2002 with the opening match between Guingamp and Olympique Lyon ( Result: 3-3 ). As a climber of AC Ajaccio, Racing Strasbourg, OGC Nice and AC Le Havre came from the Ligue 2 this. The season as champion finished holders Olympique Lyon. Qualifying for the UEFA Champions League managed Lyon, AS Monaco and Olympique Marseille ( qualification). For the UEFA Cup to Bordeaux qualified and FC Sochaux and Auxerre about the two cup competitions and the RC Lens on the fair play standings. In the UEFA Intertoto Cup the following year played EA Guingamp, FC Nantes OGC Nice. Relegated to the Ligue 2 Le Havre had AC, and CS Sedan ES Troyes AC.
The cross table presents the results of all games this season represents the home team is listed in the left column and the visiting team in the top row.
Champion team Olympique Lyon
- Goal: Grégory Coupet (35 / -), Nicolas Puydebois (2 / -), Rémy Vercoutre (2 / -)
- Defense: Jérémie Bréchet (31 / -), Caçapa ( 36/2 ), Jean -Marc Chanelet ( 14/1), Eric Deflandre (22 / -), Christophe Delmotte (18 /1), Edmílson (26 / -) Florent Laville ( 5/1), Laurent Montoya (1 / -)
- Midfielder Florent Balmont (9 / -), Éric Carrière (37/ 6), Vikash Dhorasoo (37/ 2), Mahamadou Diarra ( 28/1 ), Alexandre Hauw (3 / -), Juninho (37 /13), Philippe Violeau (31 /1)
- Storm: Sonny Anderson (24 /12), Sidney Govou (29/ 7), Peguy Luyindula (33/ 11), Frédéric Née ( 8/1), Demba Touré ( 2 / -), Tony Vairelles ( 15/2)
- Coach: Paul Le Guen