Ligue 1 from its foundation in the 1932–33 season to the start of the 2021–22 season. Currently, Marseille, Metz, Montpellier, Nice and Rennes are the only founding members of the league to be playing in Ligue 1.
Paris Saint-Germain is the only club to have not suffered points relegation. They earned promotion to the first division for the 1974–75 season and have not faltered down since. Paris Saint-Germain was administratively relegated by the league following its split from Paris FC in 1972, but returned to the top flight two seasons later.
Internationally, the most well-known Ligue 1 clubs include Paris Saint-Germain, Olympique Lyonnais, Olympique de Marseille, AS Monaco, AS Saint-Etienne, Lille OSC and Girondins de Bordeaux.