Season


Format:

20 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 38 games each, over 38 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. fairplay ranking.



Qualification for UEFA competitions:

1-2 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League Group stage

3 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League qualifiers

4 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers

5-6 place: possible 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue outcomes)



Relegation from the league:

18-20 place: relegated to 2016/2017 Ligue 2



Promotion to the league:

3 teams from 2015/2016 Ligue 2



Changes from last season:

Evian TG, Metz and Lens relegated to Ligue 2

Troyes, Gazélec Ajaccio and Angers promoted from Ligue 2