ligue 1 set piece takers

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Ligue 1 Set Piece Takers


Last Updated on July 23, 2021 by Samuel Waihenya

The annual dominance that we so often see in the French league from perennial winners Paris Saint Germain was brought to a an astounding halt last season.

Lille clinched the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 10 years and their success has brought a new wave of fan optimism for the upcoming campaign.

So, with that said, let’s take a look at the dead ball specialists from France’s highest tier of league football.

 

Ligue 1 competition set piece takers list

ClubPenalties (Main)Penalties (Alternate)Free Kicks (Main)Free Kicks (Alternate 1)Free Kicks (Alternate 2)Corners (Main)Corners (Alternate 1)Corners (Alternate 2)
AS MonacoBen YedderCesc FàbregasCesc FàbregasGolovin-GolovinCesc Fàbregas-
RC LensGaël Kakuta-Gaël Kakuta--Gaël Kakuta--
RennesSerhou GuirassyMartin TerrierBenjamin Bourigeaud--Benjamin Bourigeaud--
NiceAmine GouiriKasper DolbergAmine GouiriDanilo-Amine Gouiri--
LilleBurak YilmazJonathan IkoneJonathan IkoneBenjamin AndréYaziciYaziciBenjamin André-
NantesAbdoulaye ToureMoses SimonTBC--TBC--
BordeauxHwang Ui-joJimmy Briandde PrevilleBasic-de PrevilleBasic-
BrestSteve MounieCharbonnierTBC--TBC--
TroyesYoann TouzgharFlorian TardieuTBC--TBC--
ClermontMohamed BayoLorenzo RajotTBC--TBC--
ReimsBoulaye DiaDoumbiaArbër ZeneliCafaro-Arbër ZeneliDoumbiaChavalerin
MetzDylan BronnAaron Leya IsekaBoulaya--BoulayaCohade-
Olympique LyonHoussem AouarBruno GuimarãesHoussem AouarLucas Paquetá-Houssem AouarLucas Paquetá-
Paris Saint GermainNeymarKylian MbappeNeymarDi MariaRamosNeymarDi MariaSarabia
AngersThomas ManganiStéphane BahokenThomas ManganiAngelo Fulgini-Thomas ManganiAngelo Fulgini-
LorientYoane WissaAdrian GrbicTBC--TBC--
Saint-EtienneDenis BouangaWahbi KhazriAdil AouchicheDenis BouangaWahbi KhazriWahbi KhazriAdil Aouchiche-
StrasbourgLudovic AjorqueDimitri LiénardDimitri Liénard--Dimitri Liénard--
MontpellierTeji SavanierAndy DelortFlorent MolletTeji Savanier-Florent MolletTeji Savanier-
Olympique MarseilleArkadiusz MilikDimitri PayetDimitri Payet--Dimitri Payet--

 

Set piece takers from Ligue 1’s newly promoted teams

Ligue 1 follows the German Bundesliga principle of having two teams go up and another two relegated to the division beneath.

Because I haven’t watched or seen any of the following promoted clubs in action, I’ll update their free kick and corner takers as the season gets underway.

 

Troyes

Quite interestingly, Troyes had 13 chances to score from the penalty spot in the 2020-21 Ligue 2 competition.

Out of all those, 5 were dispatched by the defensive midfielder Florian Tardieu, whilst Yoann Touzghar put away 3 out of 5.

For the time being, I’d expect Touzghar to step up and be the primary taker simply due to him being a centre forward and the fact that he successfully converted their most recent penalty opportunity.

 

Clermont

This team had a less eventful season in the penalty department with only 4 kicks from the spot in Ligue 2.

Mohamed Bayo scored 2 out of 4 and I’d expect him to continue with the responsibility here in the upcoming campaign.

 

Which team scored the most set piece goals in the 2020-21 Ligue 1 season?

Having cross-checked the top five leagues in Europe, AS Monaco recorded the highest figure for set piece goals with a staggering 19 conversions.

That actually equates to a set piece goal in half the Ligue 1 games!

Monaco were followed by Montpellier with 16 goals, and then Lyon and Marseille who had even lower figures of 12 and 11 goals each.

 

Closing thoughts

Hopefully this short article has provided a great amount of insight with regard to set piece takers in the French league.

When you have a couple of minutes to spare, you may also want to check out our guide on the set piece takers for Premier League clubs.

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About the Author 

Samuel Waihenya is 24 years of age and has been watching, discussing as well as playing football for a period of more than 10 years. With a solid educational background in business management, the Index Scholar website is his first foray into the digital web space and it has been created with the intention of providing the absolute best football content for its readership.