Olympique Lyonnais is a French football club from Lyon, founded in 1899 and coming out in the Ligue 1. The club belonged to the European top in the early 21st century and is a member of the ECA. The club plays its matches since January 2016 in the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, previously in the Stade de Gerland. The nicknames of the club are La Reine (the Queen) and Les Gones (the boys). Olympique Lyonnais was one of the best clubs in France and dominated the Ligue 1 in the early years of the 21st century. In 2001 they finished second behind FC Nantes, but then the club won the title seven times in a row.
The great arch rival of Olympique Lyonnais is AS Saint-Étienne. Matches between both clubs are known as the Derby du Rhône.