Ligue 1 Team of the Year 2016- UNFP Team of the Season 2015/16

The Ligue 1 team of the year, as voted for by the UNFP, has been announced. Champions Paris Saint-Germain dominate the list with as many as EIGHT players in the XI. Marseille have two representatives in Goalkeeper of the Year Steve Mandanda and Player of the Year Lassana Diarra. Nice’s Hatem Ben Arfa is the only non PSG & OM player in the XI Continue reading

UNFP Trophy Awards 2016- Ligue 1 Player of the Season 2015/16

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named Ligue 1’s Player of the Year for the third time on Sunday. The UNFP Trophees (France’s version of the PFA, as voted for by peers), saw Ibra beat Angel di Maria, Hatem ben Arfa and Lassana Diarra to the crown. Ibra’s coach at PSG, Laurent Blanc, won the Coach of the Year award for the second season running.

The best keeper of the year went to Marseille’s Steve Mandanda. Continue reading

Video SCO-OM 2016 | Angers Marseille 0-1 Highlights | OM stay in Ligue 1

Olympique Marseille guaranteed their spot in Ligue 1 next season as they beat SCO Angers in this French top flight game on May 1, 2016. Batshuayi’s goal midway through the first half separated both sides at the final whistle and gave OM an eight point lead over third from bottom Reims, meaning that OM will stay in Ligue 1 next season.

OM had gone eleven league games without a win prior to the Angers clash and recently fired coach Michel.

Captain Steve Mandanda expressed relief at the result and said that his players could now focus their attention on the French Cup final against PSG in three weeks’ time Continue reading

Marseille fire Michel Gonzalez- Franck Passi to take charge temporarily

Struggling Olympique Marseille have fired coach Michel Gonzalez and have put assistant coach Franck Passi in charge for their remaining games of the season, including an important midweek French Cup tie against Sochaux.

Marseille are winless in their last eleven Ligue 1 games and are just six points above the drop zone.

Among all Marseille managers who have been in charge for more than 30 games at Stade Velodrome, Michel possesses the second worst win record- only Louis Maurer (15.8%) is worse than him Continue reading