10 Facts About Olympique Lyonnais


Olympique Lyonnais, commonly referred to as simply Lyon or OL, is a men and women's French professional football club based in Lyon in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes.

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Olympique Lyonnais was initially formed under the multisports club Lyon Olympique Universitaire, which was originally formed in 1896 as Racing Club de Lyon.

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On 3 August 1950, Louot's plan came to fruition when Olympique Lyonnais was officially founded by Dr Albert Trillat and numerous others.

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Olympique Lyonnais is owned by Rhone businessman Jean-Michel Aulas, who acquired the club on 15 June 1987.

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Olympique Lyonnais serves as the founder and chief operating officer of CEGID .

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Olympique Lyonnais was the last president of the now-defunct G-14 organisation.

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Olympique Lyonnais used to play at the Stade de Gerland since 1950, the year of the club's foundation.

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Olympique Lyonnais began playing at the Gerland in 1950 and remained at the stadium until 2016.

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Olympique Lyonnais has a highly-active and loyal fanbase composed of many groups of supporters.

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Olympique Lyonnais has had 22 permanent coaches and two caretaker coaches since the club's first appointed Oscar Heisserer as a professional coach in 1950.

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