1947–48 French Division 1

The season 1947/48 was the tenth staging of the professional French football Division 1 champions Olympique Marseille were, who won his second title after 1937.

Were eligible to the clubs who had not completed the preseason worse than 16th place, and the two direct promoted from the second division. Thus, in this season the following teams played for the title:

  • Two clubs from the far north (holders CO Roubaix Tourcoing, Lille OSC ),
  • Four from Paris and the Champagne (Racing Paris, Stade Français Paris Red Star Olympique, Stade Reims )
  • One from Brittany ( Rennes UC),
  • Four from the Northeast (FC Metz FC Nancy, Racing Strasbourg, promoted FC Sochaux )
  • One from the southwest (Toulouse FC)
  • Six from the southeast (AS Saint -Etienne, Olympique Alès climber, SO Montpellier, Sète FC, ​​Olympique Marseille, AS Cannes -Grasse ).

First match was August 24, 1947, last day of play May 30, 1948. A " winter break, " there were 28 December to 11 January.

History, results and tables

It was the two- point rule; case of a tie the Torquotient was decisive for the placement.

The three teams who had settled in the final table from the rest of the competitors, also determined the course of the season and took turns at the top. Lille had the best start with six wins in a row; then lost the Northern French in Marseille significantly. In addition, it should continually strife within the squad players - have given and a continuous dispute between the players and the President referred to as Louis Henno - the newspapers wrote about a " rift between Poland and non - Poland " " Louis XIX. ". So Reims could pass, won in particular thanks to its almost impregnable defensive (only eleven goals in the first round ) the symbolic fall of champion title and was also the end of March still slightly ahead. Then, the Red -Whites received the new darling of the Parisian audience, Stade Français, which thanks to some aces like Domingo, Hon, Grillon and Ben Barek there won 3-0 and thus helped Lille back to top spot. But the Northern French appeared in the episode to focus on the cup competition, they wanted to win for the third time in a row - which they finally succeeded -; a week before the final against neighboring Lens they settled in the League of Saint- Étienne downright " slaughter " ( 3:8 ). This was the way to the title for the " cosmopolitan troop" Marseille " with its bright, spectacular play," free Olympique, which had only made ​​a small slip-up on home soil ( draw against Rennes), ran over his last four guests with a total of 24:4 gates and thus kept Lille and Reims almost at a distance.

In the relegation battle, the soccer interested public witness of the subject of " size and decline" in the " Audoniens " of the Red Star Olympique was, while the climbers from the southern French mining town of Alès defended themselves until the end of the season, at least against an immediate return to Division 2 without him to prevent. These two teams have been replaced for the following season by the second division club OGC Nice and SR Colmar - although Red Star a number of his players through a loophole yet received the excellence: be professional area merged in the summer of 1948 with Stade Français and remained under the name Stade Français - Red Star further in the D1.

TV = title holder, A = Up

Players of the Master

During the season were under coach József Zilisy (due to his dual citizenship often Giuseppe Zilizzi called ) following 24 players been used (in brackets: number of point games): Abdelkader Amar (9 ), Emmanuel Aznar (8 ), Jean Bastien (32 ), " Salem " Ben Miloud (31 ), René Bihel (29 ), Ben Mohamed Bouchaïb ( 4), Émile Dahan (29 ), Georges Dard (26 ), Henri Fontaine ( 1), Dominique Franceschi ( 1), René Gallian ( 3), Marcel Hadidji ( 3), André -René Latrille ( 2), Armand Liberati (23 ), Cyril Martin ( 26), Andrej Nagy Prean (22 ), Félix Pironti (22 ), Jean Robin ( 10), Sauveur Rodriguez (34) Roger Scotti (34 ), Vinko Trskan (6 ), Juan Vila ( 2), Miroslav Vrátil (14 ), Mario Zatelli ( 2)

Marseilles ' 83 goals scored: Bihel 15, Dard 12, Martin, Pironti respectively 10, 7 Nagy, Robin, Aznar each 6, Scotti 5, Trskan 4, Vrátil 2, Bastien, Latrille, Rodriguez, Salem, Zatelli per 1 Added to this was an own goal.

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 1126 hits in 306 matches, there was an average of 3.7 goals per game.