55 competitive games played
Altogether, the Red & Whites played 55 competitive matches this season (38 in Ligue 1, 10 in the Champions League, 4 in the Coupe de France and 3 in the Coupe de la Ligue), that's 11 more than in 2013-2014. With a total of 28 wins and 16 draws, their 11 defeats account for just 20% of the games played.
20 wins + 20 clean sheets in Ligue 1
In the league, the Red & Whites finished on 71 points, from 20 wins, 11 draws and just 7 defeats. Of those 20 wins, 9 were achieved with a scoreline of 1-0, highlighting the defensive qualities of a team that registered no fewer than 20 clean sheets this campaign! That's their best defensive record in a Ligue 1 season since 1990-91.
The league's tightest defence with 26 goals conceded
AS Monaco let in just 26 goals in Ligue 1 this season, a feat they had not achieved in the top flight since the 1989-90 campaign (when they conceded 24). And by keeping a clean sheet against Lorient, they equalled PSG's record from last season (20). In the big four European leagues with 20 clubs (England, Italy, Spain, France), only the two UEFA Champions League finalists, FC Barcelona (21 goals in 38 matches) and Juventus (22 goals in 37 matches) can boast better defensive records this season. And with 51 goals scored, our team finished the season with the league's 5th most prolific attack, with a goal difference of +25.
A record-equalling 12 wins away from home
AS Monaco had the best away record of any side in Ligue 1 this season, picking up 38 points from 19 games on their travels. And by claiming their 12th away victory at Lorient, Leonardo Jardim's men equalled the record number of away wins in a single Ligue 1 season (St Etienne in 69-70, OM in 71-72, 08/09, OL in 05-06, 06-07 & PSG in 12-13, 13-14). Altogether, the Red & Whites have racked up 22 wins on their travels since returning to the top flight in 2013-14 (7 draws and 7 defeats). That's more than any other side. In the big four European leagues with 20 clubs (England, Italy, Spain, France), only FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea have done better, with Juventus equalling the performance.
30 players used
Leonardo Jardim used a total of 30 players in his team's 55 competitive games this season. The 2014-2015 squad had an average age of 24.5 years for a total of 29 players, exactly the same as Olympique Lyonnais. Only OM had a lower average age in Ligue 1 this season: 23.9 years, with a squad of 25 players. Also, 5 AS Monaco players made their professional debuts this season (Silva, Kamara, Touré, Diallo, Bahamboula) and 9 players aged under 23 are either U21 or full senior internationals (Bakayoko, Kondogbia, Kurzawa, Martial, Diallo, Carrasco, Fabinho, Wallace, Silva).
4635 minutes of game time for Fabinho
The Brazilian defender was Leonardo Jardim's most used player this season, featuring in 53 of AS Monaco's 55 matches and racking up 4635 minutes of game time. Joao Moutinho played the same number of games, but spent slightly less time on the pitch: 4568 minutes. Next came Yannick Carrasco (52 matches), Anthony Martial (48 matches), and Bernardo Silva (45 matches). Meanwhile, Danijel Subasic was the first choice 'keeper in Ligue 1 and the Champions League, playing in 47 games and racking up an amazing 26 clean sheets!
12 goals/12 assists: Martial top goalscorer, Carrasco assist leader
With 9 goals each, Anthony Martial and Bernardo Silva were the team's joint top goalscorers in Ligue 1. Behind them came Dimitar Berbatov (7 goals), then Yannick Carrasco (6 goals). In all competitions, Anthony Martial was the top scorer with 12 goals, compared with 10 for Bernardo Silva, 9 for Dimitar Berbatov and 8 for Yannick Carrasco. The Belgian international laid on a total of 12 assists in the 52 games he played, ahead of Joao Moutinho (6 assists), Anthony Martial (5 assists) and Bernardo Silva (4 assists).