Olympique Lyonnais

Olympique Lyon ( officially Olympique Lyonnais, or " OL" ) is a French football club based in Lyon. His men's team dominated since the first national title in 2002, the French league and presented in May 2008 with seven consecutive championships a new league record. On the international stage Lyon reached the semi-finals in the European Cup Winners' Cup 1963/64 and 2009/10 in the Champions League, there in the years 2004 to 2006 also the quarter, from 2007 to 2009 the knockout stages. 2007 Olympique Lyon was the first club of the French championship won in the same year, both the men and the women. The first European trophy the club won its women with the UEFA Women's Champions League 2011.

Club president Jean-Michel Aulas is currently; league team is by Rémi Garde, a former player Lyons, trained, who replaced Claude Puel in June 2011. (August 2013)

  • 9.1 history
  • 9.2 Achievements


In 1902 Lyons was Olympique by fusion of four clubs ( Racing Club Lyons, Stade Lyonnais Philegie Club Lyons and Club Sportif Lyonnais ). 1910 was renamed Lyon Olympique Lyon Olympique Universitaire in ( LOU ). Until the 1920s LOU stood in the shadow of FC Lyon, which reached 1918, the first official cup final in France.

After the FC Lyon had joined forces in 1930 with the AS Villeurbanne, it came in 1935 to merge with LOU. Since August 3, 1950, the club bears the name Olympique Lyonnais; this day is called the club nowadays only as its official founding date.

Teamcrest History

Since 2006

League membership


The club plays its home games at the 40,480 -seat, urban Stade Gerland ( officially Stade Municipal de Gerland ) from. It was built in 1926 and completely renovated in 1998 for the World Cup. However, a new, 60,000 -seat stadium in forming Décines -Charpieu, east of Lyon and close to the airport Lyon Saint -Exupéry, in planning, which will be in the possession of the association. The original planning a completion for the season 2010/11 could not be observed due to numerous neighboring appeals and other regulatory obstacles. However, now runs the launched by the French government on the way process, " lying in the public interest " to explain the construction of; this should, according to club president Aulas lead to the end of 2011 have all permits. When opening date December 8, 2013 is currently provided.

The initially designated as OL Country New project helps since January 2011, the official name Stade des Lumières ( literally translated as " Stadium of Light" ). This name refers to a part of the annually celebrated on December 8 Gallic " capital city of light", on the other hand, the companies operating in this region Lumière brothers. However, it is intended to sell the naming during the construction phase of a sponsorship.


In addition to rivalries with other top clubs in French football as PSG and Olympique Marseille are especially the games against the French giants AS Saint- Étienne of high explosive, which also existed for decades. It is often spoken of the only true derby in the Ligue 1 since both cities are only about 60 km apart. Moreover, Saint- Étienne is a working city, while Lyon is dominated by the bourgeoisie. The games are to be considered according to French standards as a risk games, such as, for example, showed the clash in the second half of 2006/ 07.


  • French Champion: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • French Cup Winners: 1964, 1967, 1973, 2008, 2012 ( and finalist in 1963, 1971, 1976)
  • League Cup Winners: 2001
  • French Football Supercup: 1973, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1997

Player Squad 2013/14

As of September 2, 2013

For the important club former player and coach

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Peguy Luyindula
  • Florent Malouda
  • Steve Marlet
  • Aimé Mignot
  • Robert Mouynet
  • Patrick Müller
  • Bruno N'Gotty
  • Abédi Pele
  • Ángel Rambert
  • Tiago
  • Jean Tigana
  • Jérémy Toulalan
  • Miralem Pjanic

In summer 2007, presented five journalists who pursued Olympiques career for decades, following " the best team of all time" ( " équipe type" ) together:

  • Goal: Grégory Coupet ( at OL from 1997 to 2008 ); Replacement: Marcel Aubour
  • Defense: Jean Djorkaeff (1958-1966) - Cris (2004-2012) - André Lerond (1951-1959) - Aimé Mignot (1955-1965); Replacement: Raymond Domenech, Éric Abidal
  • Midfielders: Mahamadou Diarra (2002-2006) - Juninho (2001-2009) - Serge Chiesa (1969-1983); Replacement: Jean Tigana, Angel Rambert
  • Forward: Fleury di Nallo (1960-1974) - Bernard Lacombe (1969-1978) - Sonny Anderson (1999-2003); Replacement: Nestor Combin, André Guy

As the " Best of the Best " Serge Chiesa was chosen (before Juninho and di Nallo ).


  • 2005-2007 Gérard Houllier
  • 2007-2008 Alain Perrin
  • Claude Puel 2008-2011
  • 2011 - Rémi Garde

Women's Soccer

See also the main article Olympique Lyon ( women's soccer )


In 1970, the FC Lyon a women's team. This won the championship four times and twice the trophy. In summer 2004, the department moved to Olympique Lyon. 2007, the women of the country Olympique were champions for the first time; after winning the Gold-Filled 2008, a similar single-handedly the Olympique women developed in the French league, as defined by the men of the club involved on the first decade of the new millennium: 2013 won Olympique Lyonnais Feminin his seventh national championship in a row. In European Champion competition Lyonnaises reached the semifinals in 2008 and 2009 and 2010 for the first time in the final. Two coaches were only responsible for this route to success: Farid Benstiti (2004-2010, previously the FCL), who had played in the 1980s and even in OL, and Patrice Lair (since 2010).

In May 2011 Olympiques Women's Association also won her first international title, namely the Champions League. This track was able to defend the team in 2012. In addition to a seven-figure budget season ( 2012/13, around 3.5 million Euros ) may be based on his good young talent Lyon; so for example, were four young women of the association B Youth World Champions in October 2012.


  • French Champion: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • French Cup Winners: 2008, 2012, 2013
  • UEFA Women's Champions League: winner 2011, 2012 ( and finalist 2010, 2013 )
  • Unofficial Club World Cup 2012