1946–47 French Division 1

The season 1946/47, was the ninth staging of the professional French football Division 1 champion CO Roubaix - Tourcoing, a club that existed in the first place since 1945.

Were eligible to the clubs who had not completed the preseason worse than 17th place (exception: Lyon OU, the descent than last year's 15 yet ), and the four newly promoted from the second division. Thus, in this season the following teams played for the title:

  • Three clubs from the far north ( defending champions Lille OSC, CO Roubaix - Tourcoing, Racing Lens )
  • Four from Paris and the Champagne (Racing Paris, Red Star Olympique, Stade Français climber, Stade Reims )
  • Three from the Northeast (FC Metz, Racing Strasbourg, promoted FC Nancy),
  • Three from the Pacific Northwest (Le Havre AC, FC Rouen, Rennes UC),
  • Seven from the south (AS Saint -Etienne, Girondins Bordeaux, the two climbers Toulouse FC and SO Montpellier, Sète FC, ​​Olympique Marseille, AS Cannes).

First match was August 18, 1946, last day of play May 18, 1947. About New Year's Eve there was a 14-day " winter break ".

History, results and tables

It was the two- point rule; case of a tie, the goal difference was the decisive factor for the placement.

It was a year of dominance of the Northeast over the country south: six teams in the top eight in the table and with Roubaix - Tourcoing and Reims also champions and runners - who had finished the previous season as third or fourth - came from there. These two kept the race for the title relatively long open, and despite a home defeat against mid-April CORT led the Red and Whites from the Champagne region, the classification up to the last matchday. Then, however, Roubaix - Tourcoing made ​​no more nakedness, had the easier run - including against the two bottom club - and even at the end of an optically clear lead. Two players stood out from this team: goalkeeper Julien Darui, undisputed in this time France's number one, and striker Henry " Henri " Hiltl, one before the war, an Austrian citizen, who scored a total of 23 goals despite his 36 years, many in the last match quarter of an hour, quite often by truncated, direct free kick, and often play crucial given the alone eight 1-0 success of his team.

Defending champion Lille possessed despite the departures of Bihel and Bourbotte Although still a great offensive power ( second best storm the league) and strength at home, but against the top two teams managed just one victory in three (0-1 - ) Losses. Also the attack from Metz impressed with his 93 season hits, but only four away victories ranged only for a midfield place. Of the climbers to Stade Français, the team could coach Helenio Herrera with his " brilliant Offensivduo Ben Barek / Nyers " very far place, above. Among the four losers were with Le Havre and Rouen both Norman clubs; for the following season came, as the division was reduced again to one of 18 participants, FC Sochaux, Olympique Alès added.

TV = title holder, A = Up

Players of the Master

During the season, following 16 players had been used (in brackets: number of point games): Julien Darui (37 ), Georges Deruelle (38) Michel Frutuoso (35) Roger Grava (34 ), Henry ( 5), Henri Hiltl (36 ), Camillo Jerusalem ( 25 ), Jean -Jacques Kretschmar (12 ), Lucien Leduc ( 35), Jacques Leenaert (23) Michel Lewandowski ( 29) Maës ( 1), Stanislas " Staho " Laczny (33) Marceau Stricanne (25 ), Stanislas Sumera (25 ), Czesław Urbaniak (36 )

Goalscorer was Hiltl (23). About who scored Corts remaining 48 matches, can be found in the literature no complete compilation.

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 1,334 hits in 380 matches, there was an average of 3.5 goals per game.