Trophée des champions FR

10 fun facts about the French Trophée des Champions

Stade Saputo will be hosting France’s prestigious Trophée des Champions this Saturday, at 3pm, with European giants Paris Saint-Germain taking on Olympique Lyonnais. 

Here are 10 fun facts about the game and its two combatants:

Of the 19 editions already contested, Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais count 11 wins out of 15 entries. 

For the 20th edition, the top two teams from Ligue 1 will compete against each other for only a third time in its history.  

Designed by adidas, the official ball of the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 season will be used officially for the first time at the 2015 Trophee des Champions . 

The two clubs have won a total of 50 league titles. PSG (26) has two more titles than OL (24).  Lyon and PSG are two of the four French clubs to have won five national trophies. 

Of the last 14 Ligue 1 champions, Olympique Lyonnais and PSG share 10. 

PSG (11th) and OL (25th) are the two French clubs the best positioned in the UEFA ranking. 

Since 2000, Lyon and PSG are the only two clubs to have the league’s top scorer on two occasions among their ranks clubs: Sonny Anderson (OL, 2000 and 2001), Pedro Pauleta (PSG, 2006 and 2007) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG, 2013 and 2014). 

Ibrahimovic has already played 11 Champions Cup games over his career, winning eight of them: two in Netherlands (Ajax), five in Italy (Inter and AC Milan) and two in Spain (FC Barcelona) and two others with PSG. 

Alexandre Lacazette (27 goals) is the 4th OL player to have been crowned top scorer in Ligue 1 last season. 

In 82 games between the two clubs, the balance sheet is favourable to Paris SG, victorious 30 times. The OL has 26 wins. On the 26 games Dummies, two gave rise to the OL titles in the Champions Trophy.