Ligue 1 Team of the Season (2021-22)


On Saturday (May 21), Ligue 1 saw its last day of action of the 2021-22 campaign. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), who had won the league title six games earlier, marked the occasion with an emphatic 5-0 win over Metz.

Second-placed Marseille ended their season with a 4-0 win over Strasbourg. Monaco finished third, meaning they will have to go through qualifiers to take part in the Champions League next season. Rennes and Nice occupied fourth and fifth places, respectively. Renne’s fourth-placed finish ensures Europa League football for them, while Nice will take part in the Europa Conference League qualifiers.

PSG’s triumph may not surprise anyone, but that should not take anything away from the brilliant performances we enjoyed throughout the 2021-22 Ligue 1 campaign.

Today, we will take a look at the league’s standout footballers in their respective positions. Here is the Ligue 1 team of the season:

Note: All stats courtesy FBRef.

Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas (PSG)

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Navas featured in 21 league games in 2021-22, conceding only 18 goals. He saved 78.9 percent of the shots he faced, conceding 0.87 goals per 90 minutes.

Right-back: Achraf Hakimi (PSG)

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3 – Wissam Ben Yedder has scored a goal every 3 shots in Ligue 1 this season (24 goals, 71 shots), best ratio in the Top 5 European leagues (min. 10 goals) .Remarkable.

He was on course to finish the season as the league’s joint-highest scorer alongside Kylian Mbappe.

Unfortunately for Ben Yedder, Mbappe scored a last-day hat-trick to take the prize away from him.

Left-wing: Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

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The Frenchman bagged 28 goals and provided 17 assists in the French top-flight, showing his versatility in the final third.

The 2018 World Cup winner won the Man of the Match award a whopping 12 times, more than anyone else in Ligue 1 this term.

With Mbappe extending his stay at the Parc des Princes, expect more fireworks form his next season.

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