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Ligue 1 clubs post €645m loss for pandemic-hit 2020-21 season

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the Ligue 1 match against Strasbourg (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Seventeen of the 20 top-tier Ligue 1 teams posted a loss for the 2020-21 season, according to the Direction Nationale du Contrôle de Gestion (DNCG), the body responsible for monitoring the financial affairs of French football clubs.

The Covid-19 pandemic, which forced matches to be closed behind closed doors from October 2020 until the end of the season, was a major contributing factor in the losses announced by the DNCG.

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