Located in Lyon, Olympique Lyonna, commonly known as Lyon, competes in Ligue 1, the highest football division in France. The club was founded in 1899, but it was nationally established as a club in 1950. The most successful period of the club started form 2001. It won Ligue 1 in the 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons, creating a record of seven successive Ligue 1 titles. In addition, it won five Coupe de France titles and three Ligue 2 titles.
Paul Le Guen became the manager of Lyon in 2002 and helped the club win three titles of Ligue 1. When Le Guen was very young, he wanted to be a football manager and had already made career planning. He explained:“When I hung up my boots, I devoted myself completely to obtaining a diploma for head coach. I was ready to start my career as a coach at the age of 32. I’ve done a lot of preparation and I will never regret it.” In 2009, Le Guen was named the manager of Cameroon national team and helped it reach the knockout stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Lyon plays home games at the Stade de Gerland with a seating capacity of 25,000 spectators. The stadium is listed as a Category three stadium by UEFA’s standards. In addition to football games, it also hosts the 1972 Rugby League World Cup, UEFA Euro 1984, the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and the 2007 Rugby World Cup. If you long to feel the excitement, you are able to visit the stadium.
Born on 27 November 1941, Aimé Étienne Jacquet is a retired French football coach and former player. He transferred to Lyon in 1973 and served as the captain three years later. As an excellent coach, Jacquet was named IFFHS World’s Best National Coach, European Coach of the Year and Onze d’Or Coach of the Year, an award given by French magazine since 1991.
Olympique Lyon Home Shirt 2017-18
The brand new home shirt continues the tradition of the club and uses white as the main color. It features a white V-neck collar. Gray Adidas three stripes and cuffs bring a new appearance, in contrast to the body part. Red Adidas brand logo is printed on the right chest for easy brand recognition. The significant club badge is shown on the left, paying tribute to the great history of the club. A red stripe and a blue stripe are put on the front of the shirt, which is inspired by the classic shirts in the 1960s, showing the long history of the club and symbolizing the city Lyon. Besides, “HYUNDAI”, the club’s sponsor, is inlaid in the blue stripe and the logo is in the red stripe.
White shorts and socks complete the newly released home kit.
The comfortable and breathable football kit is available for millions of football fans. It is also stylish in your daily life. Of course, you can wear the kit to watch a home game at the Stade de Gerland and cheer on your favorite team.