Ligue 1, officially known as Ligue 1 Uber Eats for sponsorship reasons, is a French professional league for men’s association football clubs. At the top of the French football league system, it is the country’s primary football competition. Administrated by the Ligue de Football Professional, Ligue 1 is contested by 20 clubs and operates on a system of promotion and relegation from and to Ligue 2. Seasons run from August to May. Clubs play two matches against each of the other teams in the league – once home and once away – totaling to 38 matches over the course of the season. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekday evenings. Play is regularly suspended the last weekend before Christmas for two weeks before returning in the second week of January. As of 2018, Ligue 1 is one of the top national leagues, ranked fifth in Europe, behind England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A.

Rank Player Period Club(s)[18] Goals[19][20] Games Ratio
1 Argentina Delio Onnis 1972–1986 MonacoReimsToursToulon 299 449 0.67
2 France Bernard Lacombe 1969–1987 LyonSaint-ÉtienneBordeaux 255 497 0.51
3 France Hervé Revelli 1965–1978 Saint-ÉtienneNice 216 389 0.56
4 France Roger Courtois 1932–1956 SochauxTroyes 210 288 0.73
5 France Thadée Cisowski 1947–1961 MetzRC ParisValenciennes 206 286 0.72
6 France Roger Piantoni 1950–1966 FC NancyReimsNice 203 394 0.52
7 France Joseph Ujlaki 1947–1964 Stade FrançaisSèteNîmesNiceRC Paris 190 438 0.43
8 France Fleury Di Nallo 1960–1975 LyonRed Star 187 425 0.44
9 Argentina Carlos Bianchi 1973–1980 ReimsParis Saint-GermainStrasbourg 179 220 0.81
Sweden Gunnar Andersson 1950–1960 MarseilleBordeaux 179 234 0.76



The current Ligue 1 trophy, L’Hexagoal, was developed by the Ligue de Football Professionnel and designed and created by Franco-Argentine artist Pablo Reinoso. The trophies has been awarded to the champion of France since the end of the 2006–07 season, replacing the previous Ligue 1 trophy that had existed for only five years. The name Hexagoal was derived from an official competition created by the LFP and French TV channel TF1 to determine a name for the new trophy. Over 9,000 proposals were sent in and, on 20 May 2007, French Football Federation member Frédéric Thiriez announced that, following an online vote, the term Hexagoal had received half of the votes. The first club to hoist the new trophy was Olympique Lyonnais who earned the honour after winning the 2007–08 season.

The Ligue 1 trophy