Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon FC) players salaries.

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Olympique Lyonnais know as Lyon FC is a French club formed by Lyon Olympique Universitaire in the year 1896 initially as Racing Club de Lyon but formed it football department in 1899 it was based in Lyon in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes but was not nationally recognized until 1950, nicknamed Les Gones (The Kids) and its home ground is the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, but the naming right was sold and renamed “Groupama Stadium” with a capacity of 59,186.

The team wears a combination of white, blue, and red for its home games, while a dark shade of blue/black is used as their away jersey.

In 1951 the club came into prominence when it won the second division championship and moved to the first division, but it was a short-lived experience as they were relegated back to the second division.

Derby Rhone-Alpes.”

Lyon FC is one of the most widely supported football clubs in France with a survey in 2009 showing that over 11% of the country’s population support the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes based club, with only Paris Saint-German and Marseille sharing the same ratio.

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Some of the most important matches in the club’s footballing calendar are usually against its Ligue 1 rival Saint-Etienne tagged “Derby Rhone-Alpes.” At the same time, games against Bourdeaux, Marseille, PSG, and Lille are also a mini derby.

Lyon FC experienced its most successful era in early 2000 when it won a record seven straight Ligue 1 titles and won five Coupe de France and three Ligue 2 titles.


The team had also participated in the UEFA Champions League twelve times with their best achievement coming in 2009/10 when they got to the semifinals of the tournament for the first time.

On Saturday, August 15, 2020, Lyon defeated English side Man City 3-1 to advance through to the semifinal of the Champions League and book a date with German Champions Bayern Munich.

However, this year’s semifinal will see two French clubs (PSG and Lyon) and German clubs (RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich) meeting each other for the first time since 2012/13 different countries were in the semifinals.

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The club’s average salary is low compared to most of the clubs in other leagues with an average Lyon player earning €1.5 million/year. Here a look at the wages of Lyon players.

Player NameAgeWeekly wagesContract until
Memphis Depay25€ 80,5002021
Bertrand Traoré23€ 69,0002022
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa30€ 69,0002020
Rafael29€ 57,5002021
Anthony Lopes28€ 50,5002020
Moussa Dembélé23€ 48,0002023
Maxwel Cornet22€ 41,4042021
Thiago Mendes27€ 41,4042021
Jason Denayer24€ 38,3272022
Lucas Tousart22€ 34,6152023
Kenny Tete23€ 32,1922021
Houssem Aouar21€ 26,8272023
Ciprian Tatarusanu33€ 23,0002022
Léo Dubois24€ 23,0002022
Martin Terrier22€ 22,0772022
Marçal30€ 21,0772021
Pape Cheikh21€ 19,1732022
Youssouf Koné24€ 11,2502024
Oumar Solet19€ 10,6732022
Lenny Pintor18€ 9,5772023
Amine Gouiri19€ 8,1152022
Maxence Caqueret19€ 6,1352023
Anthony Racioppi20€ 3,3852021
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