1936â€“37 French Division 1
The season 1936/37, was the fifth staging of the professional French football Division 1 By winning the championship by Olympique Marseille there was again a new title holder.
Were eligible to the clubs who had not completed the preseason worse than in 14th place, and the two newly promoted from the second division, FC Rouen and Racing Roubaix. Thus, in this season the following teams played for the title:
- Four clubs from the far north ( Olympique and the SC Fives Lille, Excelsior and Racing Roubaix )
- Two from Paris ( defending Racing and Red Star Olympique )
- Two from the Northwest ( Stade Rennes UC, FC Rouen )
- Four, from the Northeast (FC Sochaux, Mulhouse FC, Racing Strasbourg and the previously named CS Metz FC Metz)
- Four from the Mediterranean region (FC Sète, Olympique Marseille, AS Cannes and Antibes FC ).
First match was August 30, 1936, last day of play May 16, 1937 A " winter break, " there was not time. ; was played, among others, also on Christmas and New Year.
History, results and tables
It was the two- point rule; case of a tie, the goal difference was the decisive factor for the placement.
By early March 1937, the climbers from Rouen dominated the league; there had grown a team whose members are to a considerable extent already played together since youth, and in particular through their attaque mitrailleuse ( " Machine Gun Storm " ) entered the league annals. As a result, debuted five players in the "Red Devils " ( André, Antoinette, Nicolas, Payen and Rio) in 1936 or 1937 in the national team, and by early March only Olympique Marseille could keep contact with the surprise league leaders. Then, however, the FC Rouen went from something the air and both the South of France, which is early in the season, especially with a new goalkeeper ( " El Jaguar " ) and four attackers ( Aznar, " Ignace ", " Waggi ," Weiskopf ) were amplified, and FC Sochaux could go by. On the final day they met two - Marseille had two points clear - collide, and the guest from the Franche -Comté, who had won just previously the National Cup final against Strasbourg, even this top game was won 1-0 in his favor. Due to the better goal the team of coach József Eisenhoffer was still on rank one and was master of Division 1
At the bottom, however, was significantly earlier noted that the FC Mulhouse - mainly due to its disastrous defense services (102 goals ) - the transition to the second division would need to take, and also the Bretons from Rennes reported at the end of a significant gap to the first Not relegation zone on. They should be the following season by two northern French formations, the U.S. Valenciennes Anzin and Racing Lens, replaced.
TV = title holder, A = Up
Players of the Master
During the season, following 24 players had been used (in brackets: number of point games): Emmanuel Aznar (10 ), Jean Bastien (25 ), Abdelkader Ben Bouali (28) Stéphano Bistolfi ( 1), Ferdinand Bruhin (27) Henri Conchy (22 ), Georges Dard ( 1), Raymond Durand (21) Erevanian (8 ), Joseph Gonzales (10 ), Aristide Gorelli ( 1), Granier (18 ), Ignace Kowalczyk (29 ), Vilmos Kohut (20 ), Master ( 4), Marcel Miquel (11) Olej ( 3), René Rebibo (1 ) Sas ( 7), Jaguaré Vasconcelos (21 ), Édouard Wawrzyniak ( 4), Edmund Weiskopf (13 ), Mario Zatelli ( 21), Émile Zermani (26 )
Marseille's 69 goals were scored by: Zatelli 28, Weiskopf 12, Kowalczyk and Kohut each 6, Zermani 5, Miquel 4, Aznar, Durand, Wawrzyniak each 2, Bastien 1 Added to this was an own goal.
Most successful goal scorers
With a total of 870 goals in 240 matches, there was an average of 3.63 goals per game - until then the lowest league history.