1948–49 French Division 1

The season 1948/49, was the eleventh staging of the professional French football Division 1 champion Stade Reims as already seventh title holder.

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

  • Two clubs from the far north ( Lille OSC and CO Roubaix - Tourcoing )
  • Three from the Ile- de -France and Champagne (Racing and the beginning of the season emerged from a fusion Stade Français Red Star from Paris, to Stade Reims )
  • Five from the Northeast (FC Sochaux FC Nancy, FC Metz, Racing Strasbourg, intermediate SR Colmar )
  • One each from Brittany, Rhône- Alpes and Midi -Pyrenees ( Stade Rennes UC, AS Saint- Étienne and Toulouse FC)
  • Five from the Mediterranean region (FC Sète, SO Montpellier, holders Olympique Marseille, AS Cannes -Grasse, intermediate OGC Nice).

First match was August 22, 1948, last day of play May 29, 1949; However, the final game of Reims in Sète was canceled due to torrential rain and rescheduled on June 1. This season, there was no " 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.

During the first round initially Rennes had set at the top, which was the result of Racing Paris, who also won the symbolic fall championship, detached. Subsequently, the capital city won but good for two months not a single game more, and also defending champion Marseille dropped quickly in the first place. For laid with Lille and Reims the runner-up or third place last year more consistency in the day, went head - to-head race to the final day. In particular Lille " Torfabrik " produced a runaway victory after another; at the end succeeded in the Northern French with 102 point game hits a new league record, and they also presented with only 40 goals against the best defense of the season. Quite as spectacular individual results are not achieved Stade Reims indeed, but the Red -Whites were away stronger, more consistently scored points and gave in their last 14 games only three points from. As a master of Reims was also the inaugural Coupe Latine, one confined to the champions of Italy, Spain, Portugal and France precursor competition of the European Cup of Champions, qualified.

In the lower third of the table fought seven clubs to last against relegation, eventually with the Cannes lost one of the few remaining founding members of Division 1. Must accompany 'd Cannes actually, if only because of the slightly worse goal difference against FC Metz, the team from Strasbourg - the unmarried eleventh all relegation worries newcomer from Colmar pulled but shortly after the season surprising from the professional operation back and received as his large Alsatian neighbors Erstligazugehörigkeit. Up to the coming season were Racing Lens and the Girondins Bordeaux.

TV = title holder, A = Up

Players of the Master

During the season, following 15 players were under coach Henri Roessler been used (in brackets: number of point games): Antonio Abenoza (6 ), Albert Batteux (34 ), Pierre Bini (34 ), Pierre Flamion (30 ), André Jacowski ( 34 ), Robert Jonquet (34) Roger Marche ( 33 ), Jan Palluch (13 ), Armand Penverne (22 ), André Petitfils (32 ), Daniel Prince ( 2 ), Jean Prouff (34 ), Noël Sinibaldi (12 ) Paul Sinibaldi (28 ), Pierre Sinibaldi (26 )

Reims ' 90 goals were scored by: Bini 22, Flamion 15, Prouff 14, Petitfils 10, Pierre Sinibaldi 8, Batteux and Palluch each 6, Noël Sinibaldi 5, 1 Jonquet addition, there were three own goals.

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 1138 hits in 306 matches, there was an average of 3.7 goals per game.