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Coupe de la Ligue

Coupe de la Ligue
Founded 1994
Number of teams 42
Current champions Paris Saint-Germain (5th title)
Most successful club(s) Paris Saint-Germain (5 times)
Television broadcasters France 2, France 3, France 4 (France Télévisions)
2015–16 Coupe de la Ligue

The Coupe de la Ligue (French pronunciation: ​), known outside France as the French League Cup, is a Ligue de Football Professionnel.[1] The tournament was established in 1994[2] and, unlike the Coupe de France, is only open to professional clubs in France which play in country's top three football divisions, though only four professional clubs currently play in the Championnat National.

Paris Saint-Germain are the current champions, having defeated Bastia 4–0 for a record fifth title in the 2015 final.


  • Precursors 1
  • History 2
  • Winners 3
  • Records 4
  • Media coverage 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Competitions similar to the Coupe de la Ligue had been previously held in France.[3] The Coupe Charles Drago was held from 1953 to 1965; it involved teams eliminated from the Coupe de France.[3] The winner of the first Coupe Charles Drago final was decided by a coin-toss when Sochaux and Toulouse tied 3–3 after extra time.[2] Another competition named Coupe de la Ligue existed from 1963 to 1965; this was run alongside the Coupe Charles Drago for two years until they both ceased.[3] In 1982, a Coupe d'Eté (Summer cup) was held before the start of the French league season; the cup was won by Stade Laval.[4] This tournament continued under the name of Coupe de la Ligue, until 1994, before the beginning of the French season.[3]


Coupe de la Ligue trophy

The tournament in its current format started in 1994. Entrance to the UEFA Cup, now called the UEFA Europa League, is offered to the winning team.[2] Its first winner was Paris Saint-Germain, after their 2–0 victory over Bastia.[5] The first final decided by a penalty shootout was in 1996 when Metz beat Lyon.[6] The first three finals were held at Parc des Princes; since the 1998 cup, all finals have been held at the Stade de France.[7] Strasbourg and Paris Saint-Germain have won the competition at both stadiums.[2] Gueugnon became the first team below the top division of France to win the cup after beating Paris Saint-Germain in the 2000 final.[2] Overall, there have been 14 winners of the competition since 1995.[3] The current holders of the cup are Paris Saint-Germain, who beat Bastia in the 2015 final to win the cup for a record fifth time.[3]


Team Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
Paris Saint-Germain 5 1 1995, 1998, 2008, 2014, 2015 2000
Bordeaux 3 3 2002, 2007, 2009 1997, 1998, 2010
Marseille 3 0 2010, 2011, 2012
Strasbourg 3 0 1964, 1997, 2005
Metz 2 1 1986, 1996 1999
Lens 2 1 1994, 1999 2008
Laval 2 0 1982, 1984
Olympique Lyonnais 1 4 2001 1996, 2007, 2012, 2014
AS Monaco 1 2 2003 1984, 2001
Montpellier 1 1 1992 1994, 2011
Nantes 1 1 1965 2004
Sochaux 1 1 2004 2003
Nancy 1 1 2006 1982
Stade Reims 1 0 1991
Gueugnon 1 0 2000
Saint-Étienne 1 0 2013
Bastia 0 2 1995, 2015
Rouen 0 1 1964
Toulon 0 1 1965
Cannes 0 1 1986
Niort 0 1 1991
Angers 0 1 1992
Lorient 0 1 2002
Caen 0 1 2005
Nice 0 1 2006
Vannes 0 1 2009
Rennes 0 1 2013


Media coverage

In France, the Coupe de la Ligue is broadcast by France Television until the 2008–09 season and will continue to do so until at least the 2015–16 season.

In Spain, the Coupe de la Ligue is broadcast by beIN Sports (Spain).

In Australia the Coupe de la Ligue is broadcast by Setanta Sports Australia.

In many parts of the world the game is broadcast live on TV5Monde.

See also


  1. ^ "League Cup".  
  2. ^ a b c d e "League Cup History".  
  3. ^ a b c d e f "France — List of League Cup Finals".  
  4. ^ "France Summer Cup 1982".  
  5. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 SC Bastia".  
  6. ^ "FC Metz 0–0 Olympique Lyonnais".  
  7. ^ "Roll of Honour".  
  8. ^ "Roll of Honour". Ligue de Football Professionnel. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "Top Scorer — All Time". Ligue de Football Professionnel. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  10. ^ "Top Scorer — Season 1997–98". Ligue de Football Professionnel. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 

External links

  • Coupe de la Ligue information on (French)
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