Ligue 1 (France) – SportsLogos.Net News

The French Ligue 1 kicks off on Friday August 5, when Olympique Lyonnais take on newly-promoted AC Ajaccio. Other teams promoted this year include AJ Auxerre and Toulouse FC. The reigning champion of Paris Saint-Germain begins his season on Saturday August 6 against Clermont Foot 63.

REMARK: This preview includes all kit information available as of August 5, 2022.


AC Ajaccio is based in the city of Ajaccio on the island of Corsica, located in the Mediterranean Sea, southeast of mainland France and quite close to Italy. Their proximity to the sea is reflected in their light blue away shirt, which features a mottled pattern throughout. This is Ajaccio’s first season in Ligue 1 since 2013-14.


Angers SCO is ready to “defend the diamond” in 2022-23. The home kit is mostly black, with white cuffs and a triangular shape cutting across the white vertical stripes. The away kit is white with gold arm warmers and a gold insert on the back of the collar. Black and gold stripes start at the club crest on the left chest and run across the lower right side of the shirt.


AJ Auxerre actually debuted their home kits for 2022-23 before being officially in Ligue 1 for the season. They wore the kits for the first time in the first leg of their promotion play-off against AS Saint-Étienne in May. They would eventually defeat Saint-Étienne on penalties to earn their place in the French top flight.


Stade Brestois 29 is nicknamed ‘The Pirates’, and they lean into it with their 2022-23 kits, especially the black third kit. This jersey features a pair of crossed sabers under the club crest and a tone-on-tone pattern that resembles flapping pennants. All three kits also feature a pirate ship silhouette near the hem.


After surviving their first-ever Ligue 1 season in 2021-22, Clermont Foot 63 have switched kit suppliers for 2022-23, leaving with German manufacturer Uhlsport. The third gray jersey presents a silhouette of monuments of the city of Clermont-Ferrand, including the Jaude Squarea statue of the former king of Gaul Vercingetorix – who was born near where the current town of Clermont is located – and the Puy de Dome.


RC Lens’ Away pays homage to the green spaces and mining history of its region of origin. The home kit is inspired by the kits the club wore in the 1980s.


Lille OSC’s home kit for 2022-23 is a modernized version of what the club wore in 2011-12, when they won both the Ligue 1 title and the Coupe de France. The white away kit has an embossed pattern made up of various club icons including fleur-de-lys, pentgons, mastiffs, chevrons, the year the club was founded (1944) and the club motto, “We are the Mastiffs” (“We are the Mastiffs”).


The pattern of grey, black and orange spots on FC Lorient’s third kit represents the sand of the beaches around the city of Lorient. The Breton sentence “Being in a douar hag ar mor” (“Between Land and Sea”) is printed on the back collar.


AS Monaco is all-in on their club’s slogan “RISE. RISK. REPEAT.” with their 2022-23 kits. The slogan is repeated in the red half of the front of their home kits, matching the angle of the red-white diagonal split. It is also repeatedly printed at an angle and in gray in the black side panels of their away kit.


The Montpellier HSC home kit features a pattern of orange diagonal lines of varying widths on a blue base. The same pattern can be found in different colors on Sporting Clube de Portugal’s 2022-23 away kit. Montpellier’s away and third kits follow the same Nike template; the outside has a white body and red sleeves, while the third has a gray body and black sleeves.


FC Nantes is inspired by a local historical monument for its 2022-23 home kits. The embossed floral pattern on the yellow jersey is inspired by the Passage Pommerayesmall Nantes shopping center built in the 1840s.


The OGC Nice third kit is purple and orange, with an irregular line separating the two colors on the right side of the shirt. Orange stripes run down the left side. It’s a tribute to the “sky of the most beautiful city in the world”, according to the club, with the purple representing the sunset and the orange representing the morning sun.


Olympique Lyonnais launched their 2022-23 home kit on June 9, when they also announced striker Alexandre Lacazette was returning to the club. The kit is white with a red and blue vertical stripe down the center; the stripe also includes a tonal gradient chevron pattern. The red away kit features a blue smoke pattern throughout.


Olympique de Marseille is going back to basics, at least for its home jersey in 2022-23. The kit is plain white with blue trim around the sleeve cuffs and v-neck – a darker blue than they have used on their kits in previous years. Part of the Coat of arms of the City of Marseille is printed inside the collar. The navy blue away kit has light blue cuffs and a raised crosshatch pattern.


After a year without, the red and white vertical stripe returns to the front of the Paris Saint-Germain home kit in 2022-23. The gray away kit with a black stripe down the front is inspired by PSG’s home stadium, the Parc des Princes.


The Stade de Reims 2022-23 away kits pay homage to one of the club’s most famous victories: the 1953 Latin Cup, a tournament bringing together the champions of Spain, Italy, France and Portugal. The new white away kit features gold shoulder panels with a white outline pattern of the Latin Cup trophy. A silhouette of the trophy is also printed inside the collar with the date of the final (June 7, 1953)


The Stade Rennais home kits feature a tone-on-tone print all over the front and sleeves made up of the ermines of the flag of Brittany, the region of France where the club is based. “1901” is printed in white on the back collar, indicating the year the club was founded.


RC Strasbourg Alsace unveiled their 2022-23 home kit in May, and their away and third kits at the end of July. The third kit is mostly black, but features a blue zigzag pattern on the front.


Toulouse FC, which moved up to Ligue 1 in 2022-23 by finishing first in Ligue 2 last season, is breaking with tradition for its home jersey. This is the first time since 1997-98 that Toulouse opted for a mostly white shirt at home, opting for mostly purple or purple and white vertical striped shirts in the intervening years.


ESTAC Troyes and supplier Le Coq Sportif make it simple in 2022-23. The blue home and white away kits feature tonal vertical stripes woven into the fabric. Away kits feature a blue stripe around the left sleeve cuff.

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