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Olympique Lyonnais
Lyon
Full name Olympique de Lyon et du Rhone
Nickname(s) Les Gones (The Boys)
La Reine (The Queen)
Founded 1899
Ground Stade de Gerland
(Capacity: 59,186)
Owner Jean-Michel Aulas
Chairman Jean-Michel Aulas
Current League Ligue 1 
2015–16 Ligue 1, 2nd
Website Club home page
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Football current event Current season

Olympique Lyonnais commonly referred to as simply Lyon, or OL) is a French football club based in Lyon. It plays in France's highest football division, Ligue 1. The club was formed as Lyon Olympique Universitaire in 1899, according to many supporters and sport historians, but was nationally established as a club in 1950. The club's most successful period has been the 21st century. The club won its first Ligue 1 championship in 2002, starting a national record-setting streak of seven successive titles. Lyon has also won a record seven Trophée des Champions, five Coupe de France titles and three Ligue 2 Championships.

Lyon has participated in the UEFA Champions League 12 times, and during the 2009–10 season, reached the semi-finals of the competition for the first time after three previous quarter-final appearances. Olympique Lyonnais plays its home matches at the 59,186-seat Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon. The club's home colours are white, red and blue. Lyon was a member of the G14 group of leading European football clubs and are founder members of its successor, the European Club Association.

Olympique Lyonnais is one of the popular clubs in France. A 2009 survey found that about 11% of the country's football fans support the club, a proportion Lyon shared with Paris Saint-Germain, behind only Olympique de Marseille. The club's nickname, Les Gones, means "The Kids" in Lyon's regional dialect of Arpitan. The chairman of Lyon is Jean-Michel Aulas and the club is managed by Bruno Génésio. Olympique Lyonnais also has a successful women's football team having won its league a record nine times. The women's team has also won three Challenge de France titles and the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2011 and 2012.

Players

Current squad

As of 10 June 2016

No. Position Player
1 Flag of Portugal GK Anthony Lopes
2 Flag of France DF Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
4 Flag of Burkina Faso DF Bakary Koné
6 Flag of France MF Gueïda Fofana
7 Flag of France MF Clément Grenier
8 Flag of France MF Corentin Tolisso
10 Flag of France FW Alexandre Lacazette
11 Flag of Algeria MF Rachid Ghezzal
12 Flag of France MF Jordan Ferri
13 Flag of France DF Christophe Jallet
14 Flag of Spain MF Sergi Darder
15 Flag of France DF Jérémy Morel
16 Flag of France GK Lucas Mocio
18 Flag of France FW Nabil Fekir
19 Flag of France MF Mathieu Valbuena
No. Position Player
20 Brazil DF Rafael
21 Flag of France MF Maxime Gonalons (Captain)
22 Flag of France FW Gaëtan Perrin
23 Flag of France DF Samuel Umtiti
24 Flag of France MF Olivier Kemen
25 Flag of France MF Romain Del Castillo
26 Flag of France FW Aldo Kalulu
27 Flag of France FW Maxwel Cornet
29 Flag of France MF Lucas Tousart
30 Flag of France GK Mathieu Gorgelin
31 Flag of France DF Louis Nganioni
32 Flag of France MF Zakarie Labidi
46 Flag of Ghana DF Isaac Hemans Arday
50 Flag of France GK Dorian Grange
TBA Flag of France DF Lindsay Rose

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Olympique Lyonnais squad - 2015-16

1. Lopes 2. Mapou 3. Bedimo 4. Koné 6. Fofana 7. Grenier 8. Tolisso 10. Lacazette 11. Ghezzal 12. Ferri 13. Jallet 14. Darder 15. Morel 16. Mocio 17. Malbranque 18. Fekir 19. Valbuena 20. Rafael 21. Gonalons 22. Perrin 23. Umtiti 24. Kemen 25. Del Castillo 26. Kalulu 27. Cornet 28. Mvuemba 29. Tousart 30. Gorgelin 32. Labidi –. Génésio

Ligue 1 2015-16

Angers · Bastia · Bordeaux · Caen · Gazélec Ajaccio · Guingamp · Lille · Lorient · Lyon · Marseille · Monaco · Montpellier · Nantes · Nice · Paris Saint-Germain · Reims · Rennes · Saint-Étienne · Toulouse · Troyes

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