Most Ligue 1 Titles: Clubs Who Have Won The Most French Titles

Most Ligue 1 Titles: Clubs Who Have Won The Most French Titles

The top tier of French domestic football, Ligue 1 is the house highest men’s professional football league in the country contested by 20 teams across the French Federation. Lets look at the club who have won the most ligue 1 titles.

The Ligue 1 has continued to gap the rest of the top four European leagues of the world as one of the best having the likes of giants- Paris Saint Germain, Olympique Lyon, Olympique Marseille and As Monaco.

The French Ligue 1 has produced some champion teams since its inception who have showcased their talent on the European competitions as well. Often regarded as the ‘Farmer’s League’, the domination by other teams in the French domestic circuit might surprise you.

The clubs who have won the Most Ligue 1 title in the history of this league-

  • Paris Saint Germain-

Having won 7 titles in the last 8 seasons, PSG is the powerhouse of not only the french domestic circuit, but in the UEFA Champions League as well. Paris Saint Germain’s star studded squad has dismantled many gigantic football clubs and have emerged as one of the best squads in the modern-era.

With the likes of Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Marquinous and Kylian Mbappe, PSG are just 4 points behind the leaders Lille in the 2020-21 season.

  • Lyon-

This club stunned the French World when they won the Ligue 1 Title in 2001-02. But little did anyone know about the beginning of Lyon’s dominance in the league. After their first Championship, Lyon went onto win 6 consecutive titles until 2007-08 season.

Lyon stands alongside Paris Saint Germain with winning 7 Ligue 1 titles.

  • FC Nantes-

The modern era fans would see FC Nantes as lower ranked club. But only a few are aware about the triumph of this club in the 20th century. FC Nantes has won 8 Ligue 1 Titles.

FC Nantes won their first Ligue 1 Title in the 1964-65 season and won their last in 2000-01 season. The rise of other teams in the league has surely led to the downfall of FC Nantes ever since.

  • AS Monaco-

They have been the most unpredictable side in the history of Ligue 1. Having won 8 titles, AS Monaco have always been able to register themselves in the top quarter of the table.

This club did not only just stop PSG’s modern-era domination, but has also finished runners up on numerous occasions.


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  • Saint Etienne-

The club with the richest history is Ligue 1 has been, Saint Etienne who have won 10 Ligue 1 Titles, which is the joint most by any other club.

After winning the title first in 1956-57 season, Saint Etienne had to wait for 7 season to grab hold onto their next title. But in the space of 25 years, this club went onto win 10 Ligue 1 titles, out of which 4 were consecutive.

  • Marseille

The most dominant club in the French top tier has been Marseille who have not only won 10 Ligue 1 Titles but have also done well in the European Competitions.

Interestingly, Marseille has ended as the runners up on 13 occasions. Their 9 titles have come in the Ligue 1 era, while the other one has come in the professional era.

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