France Champions Olympic Lyon have become the first team to reach 100 UEFA women’s club games, adding to their many records.

It was a journey that started 12 years ago in front of around 100 people in a qualifying round match in North Macedonia, and one that has taken the UEFA Women’s Champions League by storm.

On Wednesday, Lyon became the first club to play 100 matches in UEFA women’s club competition,a 4-0 win away to Fortuna Hjørring in the first leg of the round of 16.

From that opening game in what was then known as the UEFA Women’s Cup – a 12-0 defeat of Slovakia’s Slovan Duslo Šala in Strumica – they may not have improved on their margin of victory but they have gone on to claim most of the club records in the competition, not least their six titles, including a current run of four in a row.

Lyon in UEFA Women’s Cup/UEFA Women’s Champions League

First game: Qualifying round v Slovan Duslo Šala, 9 August 2007, W12-0
First team: Pons; Renard, Georges, Bompastor, Nécib, Lepailleur, Henry (Thomis 46), Cruz Traña (Brétigny 53), Simone (Faye-Chellali 55), Kátia
First goalscorer: Camille Abily (7 minutes)
Time before first goal conceded: 530 minutes (in 2-1 win against Sparta Praha, second qualifying round, Stade de Gerland)
First holders knocked out: Arsenal, 2007/08 quarter-finals
First loss over 90 minutes: 1-3 v Duisburg (a), 2008/09 semi-final second leg (17th game)
First elimination before semi-finals: 2013/14 round of 16 v Turbine Potsdam (7th campaign)
Final wins: 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Other final appearances: 2010, 2013

All Lyon’s competiton records

 

Most titles: 6 (next most – FFC Frankfurt 4)
Most consecutive titles: 4 (next most – Umeå, Wolfsburg 2)
Most final appearances: 8 (next most – FFC Frankfurt 6)
Most semi-final appearances: 10 (next most – FFC Frankfurt 8)
Most quarter-final appearances: 10 (next most – FFC Frankfurt 8)
Most games played: 100 (next most – Arsenal 81)
Most games won: 78 (next most – FFC Frankfurt 54)
Most goals scored: 379 (next most – Turbine Potsdam 236)
Most goals in single season: 45 (2013/14)
Most appearances by player: Wendie Renard 85 (highest non-Lyon player – 3rd Emma Byrne, 77 for Arsenal)
Most goals by an individual: Ada Hegerberg 51 (equal with Anja Mittag)
Most goals by player for single club: Ada Hegerberg 47 (highest non-Lyon player – 5th Nina Burger, 40 for Neulengbach)
Most goals by player in single season
: Ada Hegerberg 15 (2017/18)
Most final wins by individual player: Sarah Bouhaddi, Wendie Renard, Eugénie Le Sommer 6
Most final appearances by individual player: Sarah Bouhaddi, Wendie Renard 8
Most match wins by individual player: Wendie Renard 64
Competition record crowd: 50,212 – Lyon v FFC Frankfurt, 2012 final, Munich
Competition record crowd outside final: 22,911 – Lyon v Chelsea, 2018/19 semi-final first leg
Quarter-final record crowd: 17,840 – Lyon v Wolfsburg, 2018/19 quarter-final first leg

Records they don’t hold

Most participations: KÍ Klaksvík, SFK 2000 Sarajevo 17 (Lyon 13)
Most consecutive participations: 
KÍ Klaksvík, SFK 2000 Sarajevo 17 (Lyon 13)
Most quarter-final appearances: 
Arsenal 12 (Lyon 10)
Most consecutive match wins: Umeå 14 (Lyon 11)
Most match wins by a coach: Bernd Schröder 43 (Turbine Potsdam)
Record win: Apollon 21-0 Ada Velipojë (2012/13 qualifying round)
Most goals by player in single game: Milena Nikolić (ŽFK Spartak) 8 v SS-11 Goliador-Real (2014/15 qualifying round)
Perfect season: Umeå 2003/04 (9 wins)

SOURCE: uwcl