The small city of Montpellier won the French soccer championship for the first time in its history on Sunday. At the top of many sports in the country, the southern city team beat Auxerre, claiming first place ahead its main competitor: the all-powerful PSG, the top team from Paris. To have an idea of how remarkable the victory of a team from such a small city (250,000), here's how Montpellier stacks up to their Parisian rivals.
|Ligue 1||In Ligue 1 since 1974||Back in Ligue 1 since 2010|
|Budget||150 million euros||36 million euros|
|Biggest buy||Javier Pastore / 42 million euros||Olivier Giroud / 1 million euros|
|Estimated worth of players||207 million euros||64 million euros|
|Average number of stadium fans||41.766||15.378|