Lyon football club has also proven its mettle by reaching the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2009/10 season by beating top-class teams such as Real Madrid football club in the process.
Olympique Lyon football club is currently owned by French businessman Jean-Michel Aulas who has helped transform the club from a second division side into one of the richest football clubs in the world. Lyon football club is also known as ‘LES GONES (the kids)’ among its supporters and plays its home matches at the Stade de Gerland; having a capacity to hold over 40,000 fans.
The Lyon football club of the French football league has a talented squad under the supervision of French manager Claude Puel who has helped the club to achieve success in domestic and international competitions.
The crest of Lyon football club is a blue and red shield with the letters ‘OL’ and lion in between, the club name ‘OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS’ is also written at the top. The club kit is represented by red, blue, and white colors. Lyon FC has a very large and loyal fanbase all over the world.
Olympique Lyonnaise FC has evolved from a second division side to a first division side and is a strong contender for the first position in their domestic league. The Lyon football club is also doing well in European competitions and has achieved all this success due to the talented players present in the club who give their 100% when on the field to ensure victory for the club.
The top ten football players of Lyon FC have earned worldwide acclaim for their talent and skills and have shown their worth by guiding their team to success day in and day out. Perhaps the best football player in the Lyon football club is Argentine striker Lisandro Lopez who has filled the attacking role left by Karim Benzema after his transfer.
The striker is a fan favorite scoring 26 goals in 50 appearances for the Olympique football club. Second, in line is striker Bafetimbi Gomis also known by the nickname of ‘Baby Drogba’; he has scored 19 goals in his 63 appearances for the Lyon football club.
The top ten best football players of Lyon football club of French football league are:
1) Lisandro Lopez.
2) Bafetimbi Gomis.
3) Michel Bastos.
4) Kim Kallstrom.
5) Miralem Pjanic.
6) Anthony Reveillere.
7) Hugo Lloris.
8) Jeremy Toulalan.
9) Ederson Campos (Ederson).
10) Cristiano Gomes (Cris).
The performance record of Olympique Lyon football club
The Olympique Lyon football club is one of the 16 teams that are battling for a place in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and this feat itself speaks volumes about the successful string of performances given by the club in the recent past.
Lyon football club is a prestigious French football league team with a remarkable squad, capable of playing against the top sides in the world. Lyon FC has a decorated trophy cabinet and has been lauded by critics for playing good football in all competitions.
The Lyon football club also has the distinction of starting a national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles which is a massive achievement. The club under coach Claude Puel has created many upsets and won crucial games against tough teams such as Real Madrid football club in the UEFA Champions League 2009/10.
The performance record of Olympique football club
1) Ligue 1 Winner (7 times).
2) Ligue 2 Winners (3 times).
3) USFSA Lyonnaise French Championship Winners (4 times).
4) French Championship (southern pool) Winners.
5) Coupe de France Winners (4 times).
6) Coupe de la Ligue Winners.
7) Trophee des Champions Winners (7 times).
8) UEFA Intertoto Cup Winners.
These magnificent achievements outline the club’s progress rate and improvement and are a source of pride for their ever-increasing fans.