Ligue 1 players

The Ligue 1 is the top competition in France. It includes some big names like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé.

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Show the complete Ligue 1 squads with all Ligue 1 players
The Ligue 1 API contains all Ligue 1 players. This makes it possible to create an application showing every team's complete squads.
The Ligue 1 top scorers
With Sportmonks, you can create a top scorer list in your application. This can be filtered on goals, assists cards and more.
The Ligue 1 player statistics
Use the API to get your users up-to-date about the Ligue 1 players. You can show which player has made the most passes, which player is performing great and which player is underperforming.

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Create the best Ligue 1 feeling in your app

Our current customers have had some of the most inspiring ideas. We have seen them create wonderful live score applications, betting portals, fantasy games and more incredible ideas. Sportmonks offers the chance for your ideas to become a reality with the Ligue 1 players data. On the right you can see an example of the Ligue 1 lineups.


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        "venue_id": 6051,
        "name": "Toulouse vs Nice",
        "starting_at": "2022-08-07 11:00:00",
        "result_info": "Game ended in draw.",
        "leg": "1/1",
        "length": 90,
        "has_odds": true,
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                "team_id": 289,
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                "formation_field": "2:3",
                "type_id": 11,
                "formation_position": 4,
                "player_name": "Rasmus Nicolaisen",
                "jersey_number": 2
                "id": 26410116,
                "sport_id": 1,
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                "player_id": 84217,
                "team_id": 289,
                "position_id": 25,
                "formation_field": "2:1",
                "type_id": 11,
                "formation_position": 2,
                "player_name": "Mikkel Desler",
                "jersey_number": 3
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                "player_id": 26336812,
                "team_id": 289,
                "position_id": 25,
                "formation_field": "2:2",
                "type_id": 11,
                "formation_position": 3,
                "player_name": "Anthony Rouault",
                "jersey_number": 4



The ideas of our customers are expansive, ingenious and mind-blowing. We have seen fantasy games, live score applications, betting portals, and many other marvellous ideas.

What to think of this idea of Scoreplay? It is nothing like the previously mentioned apps. They created something with our API that is completely out of the box.

We chose Sportmonks because of the accuracy of its Ligue 1 API, its’ ease of use and its’ outstanding customer service. Starting with Sportmonks was incredibly easy and intuitive. The onboarding process was virtually non-existent. Just plug and play!

Xavier - CTO Scoreplay

Memorable Ligue 1 players

As previously mentioned, Ligue 1 is one of the biggest competitions in Europe. This is why some of the greatest players have had some memorable years in this competition. We have made a list containing some of the best Ligue 1 players in the history of the competition

Lionel Messi
Some might say that this is the best player ever and refer to Lionel Messi as the GOAT. After spending his whole career at FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi thought it was time for a change and made the switch to Paris Saint Germain. The Argentinian is currently in his second season after becoming a Ligue 1 Champion last season. Lionel Messi is getting incredible statistics as we are used to from him.

Ronaldinho was one of the most technical players of his time. He was always a styleful player who was always enjoying the game. After playing for Gremio in his home country Ronaldinho made his first transfer to a European club: Paris Saint Germain. The Brazilian legend was a Ligue 1 player from 2001-2003.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a prolific striker that played for Paris Saint Germain. He won four consecutive league titles between 2012-2016 scoring 113 goals in 112 appearances in the Ligue 1.

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba can be seen as one the best African players ever. The striker played for Marseille between 2003 and 2004 and has scored 32 goals in 55 appearances as a Ligue 1 player.

Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos is a Spanish defender who can be seen as one of the best defenders in recent years. Sergio Ramos is most known for his time at Real Madrid from 2005-2021, after he made the decision to switch to become a Ligue 1 player. Just like Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos decided to go from La Liga to the Ligue 1.

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane played for Cannes and Bordeaux before joining Juventus in 1996. He never played in Ligue 1 after leaving Bordeaux, but his performances in the league earned him a move to one of Europe’s top clubs. Zidane won the 1996-97 Ligue 1 Player of the Year award before departing for Italy.

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema started his professional career with Lyon in 2004, where he quickly established himself as one of the most promising young Ligue 1 players. He won four consecutive league titles with Lyon between 2005 and 2008 and was the league’s top scorer in the 2007-08 season. In total, Benzema scored 66 goals in 148 league appearances for Lyon before departing for Real Madrid in 2009.

Michael Essien
Michael Essien joined Olympique Lyon in 2003 from Bastia and quickly established himself as a dominant midfielder in the Ligue 1. In his two seasons with Lyon, he helped the team win back-to-back league titles and also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2004-05. Essien’s performances earned him a big-money move to Chelsea in 2005.