Olympique Marseille

Olympique Marseille
  • Country France
  • Avg. age 22.1
  • Avg. height (cm) 179.9
  • Avg. weight (kg) 71.7
  • Foreign Players 50%
  • Manager Sampaoli, Jorge (ARG)
  • Venue Orange Velodrome
  • Venue capacity 67000

Olympique Marseille is currently active in Ligue 1 (group stage - 36th matchday) on the sixth place with mostly victorious matches. In contrast, they were eliminated in the UEFA Europa League group stage, despite mainly unrivalled matches in Group H and in the round of 64 against Andrezieux Boutheon of the Coupe de France. A total of 16 out of 42 games were successfully completed, 66 goals were conceded and 56 goals were scored, with these values primarily coming from the Ligue 1. The French team is currently trained by the French Rudi Garcia.

The team's home arena, the Orange Velodrome in Marseille, offers enough space for up to 67,000 spectators. In the twelfth group phase match of Ligue 1 against Montpellier HSC on November 4, 2018, Olympique Marseille suffered the biggest possible gap of three goals in the current season. The last victory of the football team against Paris Saint-Germain was over 7 years ago. Then both teams met 37 more times. The most recent meeting took place on 28 October 2018. In the 113 games of the last 25 years, the selection had a difference of -50 points against Paris Saint-Germain. The team's goalkeepers have made an excellent effort in securing opposing goal attempts.

In the first half of the season, Olympique Marseille tends to lose to its competitor. Instead of being part of the starting line-up, various professional footballers were sitting on the bench before the kickoff. The most successful were Yohann Pele (goalkeeper), Clinton N Jie and Kostas Mitroglou (striker), Gregory Sertic and Nemanja Radonjic (midfielder) and Duje Caleta Car (defender). The 4-0 win in Ligue 1's fifth group-phase match against EA Guingamp was decided early after Olympique Marseille had achieved their best possible half-time advantage of four goals in the current season. The club suffered a defeat this season in two matches (against AS Saint Etienne, Eintracht Frankfurt) despite a lead in the first half.

With more than six orders, the football team started in the matches of the current season (3-4-3, 4-3-3, 4-4-2, 5-4-1, 4-2-3-1, 3-5-2, 5-3-2). When Olympique Marseille's 77kg heavy two-foot Dimitri Payet scored from a distance of 28m in the third UEFA Europa League group-phase match against Lazio Roma on 25 October 2018, even the fans of the opposing team cheered. Recently the selection tried the 4-3-3 arrangement against Olympique Lyon in the Ligue 1, which resulted in a failure (0:3). In away games, the selection prefers AS Saint Etienne, as this is where the most frequent successes occurred.

Every now and then it happens that a game is sealed shortly before the end of the game, as for example on 25 November 2018 against SC Amiens by two direct goals from the 179cm tall left foot Florian Thauvin and the 76kg heavy left foot Florian Thauvin in minutes 80 and 90. Such a victory Olympique Marseille otherwise achieved once again in August. Only 34% of the 14 goal shots per game (on average) finally reached the square. With a result of 30 wins, 26 draws and 57 defeats against Paris Saint-Germain in OM's own stadium, this team is the most fierce opponent there. The distance between Olympique Marseille's smallest (Maxime Lopez) and largest (Yohann Pele) soccer player is an amazing 29 centimetres, but the average is 183 cm.

As far as the mass is concerned, the mass of the football team with 77 kg is rather dainty, the 21-year-old midfielder Maxime Lopez and the French right foot Adil Rami are the exceptional cases. The most promising outcome is the one of the team against SM Caen (31/6/14). In contrast, the deal against Lazio Roma (2/2/5) is the most negative in recent years. Olympique Marseille have suffered a total of two losses in the current season, most recently 118 days ago against AS Saint Etienne after a goal from Wahbi Khazri in the 88th minute. The majority of kickers prefer the right foot.

It only took 0 seconds until the club scored the fastest direct goal of the current season. This was shot by Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt) in the fifth group stage match of the UEFA Europa League. In the current season, 24 football players have made it into the starting eleven. They include left-back Jordan Amavi, right-back Hiroki Sakai and Bouna Sarr, centre-back Adil Rami, Rolando and Boubacar Kamara plus striker Mario Balotelli. Although Boubacar Kamara and Alexandre Philiponeau are only 19 years old, Olympique Marseille has an average age of 26. With nine wins and seven defeats, the 4-2-3-1 formation is currently the team's most successful. Although the team were behind in the first half, they managed to win against Dijon FCO in such a match this season. The 73kg heavy jersey number 28 Valere Germain has won OM's latest goal of the current season in minute 93 against Racing Strasbourg.

(Last edited May 15, 2019)