Division 1 Arkema
Founded in 1974, the D1 Arkema is the most important national competition in France, organized in the form of a championship
Division 1 Arkema
With sixteen championship titles, Olympique Lyonnais is the most successful club in Division 1 Arkema history, including eleven during the 2010' decade. Four Parisian women have managed to win the title of best player of the season: Elise Bussaglia, Shirley Cruz, Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Parisian Marie-Antoinette Katoto finished top scorer in Arkema's D1 with 26 goals! In June 2019, Arkema's naming Division 1 was officially validated for a three-season contract.
Paris Saint-Germain Feminines won its first D1 Arkema title by achieving an incredible 2020/21 season. The Rouge et Bleu finished this season with the best defense (4 goals conceded) and the best attack (83 goals scored) of the competition and were distinguished with five D1 Arkema trophies: best player (Kadidiatou Diani), best coach (Olivier Echouafni), best goalkeeper (Christiane Endler), best hopeful (Sandy Baltimore), as well as the trophy for the most beautiful goal of the season (Grace Geyoro). An important representation of Paris Saint-Germain players in D1 Arkema in a season where PSG managed to compete seriously with Olympique Lyonnais. During the double confrontation against the Fenottes, the players of Paris Saint-Germain did not concede any goal. A decisive performance in the quest for this title that ended the hegemony of the club chaired by Jean-Michel Aulas.
PSG record in D1 Arkema
After having been rethought and restructured many times, the competition now pits the twelve best French teams against each other, with a system of ups and downs with the Division 2 level at the end of the season. Division 1 Arkema matches are played on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Thanks to France's strong position in the UEFA rankings, teams finishing in the top two places in the championship now move directly into the Champions League, without going through the play-off phases.
Division 1 Arkema stakes for Paris Saint-Germain
Eight-time Division 1 Arkema runner-up, Paris Saint-Germain aims to put its name on the competition's record for the first time in its history. In addition, finishing the season in the top two positions will guarantee them a direct berth in the next UEFA Women's Champions League.