Ligue 1 is a professional league for men's association football clubs in France. At the top level of the French football league system, it is the primary football competition of France.
Because of sponsorship reasons, Ligue 1 is also known with its official name Ligue 1 Uber Eats. It is the top most popular football competition in France and one of the most popular professional league football club competitions globally.
Before July 1930, there was no professionalism in French football. After a 128-20 favor voting result, the National Council of the French Football Federation planned to start a professional football competition in France.
Georges Bayrou, Emmanuel Gambardella, and Gabriel Hanot are the great founders of professionalism in French football which was officially implemented in 1932.
Established in 1932, Ligue 1 (previously National and Division 1) is the top division of the professional French football league system. Ligue 1 became the top-level division of the French football league in 2002 before it was recognized Division 1.
The top-ranked French national football system division, Ligue 1, is the highest men's professional football league with 20 teams within the French Federation.
Twenty clubs are participating in Ligue 1. During the season's round, usually from August to May, each team plays the others twice, once at their home ground (stadium) and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 38 games. However, special situations may allow a club to host matches at other venues or stadiums.
Every team receives three points for a victory and one point for a draw. But for a loss-making game, the teams get zero points. Clubs are ranked by total points. But goal difference and goals scored calculate when multiple teams earn the same points from an equal number of games.
At the end of a whole season, the team with the most points is crowned champion. If points are equal, the difference of goal and goals scored determines the winner.
If still the calculation is equal, teams are deemed to settle the same position. And if there is a tie situation created for the championship, relegation, or qualification to other competitions, a play-off match organized at a neutral venue decides rank.
Olympique Lillois won the first League 1 title in this French professional football competition's first seasons. Saint-Étienned holds the most title-winning records with 10 League 1 titles. The club also is the runners-up three times.
Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain lifted the League 1 titles nine times. Also, the other champions are Monaco (8), Nantes (8), Lyon (7), Bordeaux (6), Reims (6), Lille (4), Nice (4), Sochaux (2), Sète (2) and Lens, RC Paris, Olympique Lillois, Strasbourg, Roubaix-Tourcoing, Auxerre and Montpellier won at least once.
Mickaël Landreau had played most of the 618 appearances for four different clubs during 1997-20104. Delio Onnis scored the highest 299 goals, playing for four clubs between 1972–1986.
For being the pandemic of COVID-19, fans and viewers want to watch all French Ligue 1 on TV and stream. We try to gather the name of many reputed television channels and popular streaming sites that telecast French Ligue 1.
French Ligue 1 has Ligue 1 TV is as the official TV channel on its website. Ligue 1 TV airs all matches preview, line-ups, highlight, and recorded matches, not live streaming.
Canal+ and Amazon prime have an exclusive broadcasting agreement with Ligue 1 to broadcast all matches in France. TV5Monde (TV5) promotes one game per week available internationally except in Europe.
ESPN got the official rights of Ligue 1 media coverage in Brazil, Caribbean countries, Central America, Mexico, and South America.
Fans of the United States, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Turkey can watch Ligue 1 on beIN Sports.
Apart from these, you can watch Ligue 1 through BT Sport (UK, Ireland), Canal+ (Sub-Saharan Africa), Azam TV (Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda), and TVG (Spain).
As a most popular professional football tournament, Ligue 1 has so many fans and supporters worldwide. People love to watch the game on the stream online.
For those fans who have the facilities to watch Ligue 1 on the stream online, we give some must-follow instructions, including the name of streaming sites to watch.
Canal+, Amazon prime, beIN Sports, BT Sports, ESPN, ESPN+, Sky Sports, Setanta Sports, Nova Sports, Vh1, Voot, SuperSport, DAZN, Eleven Sports, Arena Sport, Digi Sport, Fubo TV, and Sling TV broadcast live streaming service of Ligue 1.
Viewers have to do a few tasks like opening an account using a valid mail address and selecting and buying a premium package. After completing payment, sign in to your premium account and enjoy Ligue 1 on your devices from anywhere.
The French top-flight is now ranks among Europe's top-five professional football leagues. It shows off impressive viewership numbers and enjoys popularity among football lovers.
The worldwide fans of Ligue 1 passionately follow the action each season via TV broadcasters, live streaming sites, and on-demand services.