Olympique Lyonnais (French pronunciation: [ɔlɛ̃pik ljɔnɛ]), commonly referred to as simply Lyon (French pronunciation: [ljɔ̃]) or OL, is a French professional football club based in Lyon in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. It plays in France's highest football division, Ligue 1. Founded in 1950, the club won its first Ligue 1 championship in 2002, starting a national record-setting streak of seven successive titles. Lyon has also won eight Trophees des Champions, five Coupes de France, and three Ligue 2 titles.
Lyon has participated in the UEFA Champions League seventeen times, and during the 2009–10 season, reached the semi-finals of the competition for the first time after three previous quarter-final appearances. They once again reached this stage in the 2019–20 season. Olympique Lyonnais plays its home matches at the 59,186-seat Parc Olympique Lyonnais, commercially known as the Groupama Stadium, in Decines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon. The club's home colors are white, red and blue. Lyon was a member of the G14 group of leading European football clubs and are founder members of its successor, the European Club Association.
Lyon are one of the most supported clubs in France, along with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille. The club's nickname, Les Gones, means "The Kids" in Lyon's regional dialect of Franco-Provencal. They have a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Saint-Etienne, with whom they contest the Derby Rhone-Alpes. Lyon have been owned by Jean-Michel Aulas since 1987.
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