1950–51 French Division 1

The season 1950/51 was the 13th staging of the professional French football Division 1 champion was the OGC Nice, who won his first title.

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:

  • Three clubs from the far north (CO Roubaix - Tourcoing, Lille, Racing Lens )
  • Three from Paris and the Champagne ( Stade Français, which had separated again from Red Star Olympique before this season, Racing Paris, Stade Reims )
  • Two from the Northwest ( Stade Rennes UC, Movers Le Havre AC),
  • Three, from the Northeast (FC Nancy, Racing Strasbourg, FC Sochaux)
  • Two from the southwest ( defending champions Girondins Bordeaux, Toulouse FC)
  • Five from the southeast (AS Saint- Étienne, FC Sète, intermediate Olympique Nîmes, Olympique Marseille, OGC Nice).

First match was August 27, 1950, last day of play May 27, 1951 A " winter break " did not exist.; Also on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve point matches have been played.

History, results and tables

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

This season has been very balanced by the strength of the teams involved Plays ago and went to the last game exciting; Beaudet they even referred to as " the most extraordinary and craziest League History ". Because until well into the spring could still eight teams make serious hopes of the Championship - including the defending champion and both promoted - while nine teams still fighting at this time against relegation, of which only fell Stade Français relatively early stage. Newcomer Le Havre was winter champions and led the table and the end of February just under, but then had three central forces ( Bihel, de Vroet, Christiansen ) to replace because of injuries and also had the Kräfteverschleiss in the cup (alone two replays in the quarterfinals ) tribute pay. Nice contrast was after six encounters with only a plus point on the 18th place, struggled to December to seventh place before and then profited from the fact that in the Brazilian playmaker Amalfi " blurted the node " finite. After the club's management team had already brought the third coach in February - - Finally, the OGC was two days before the end game level on points with the counterparty, Le Havre, Lille and Nimes at the top of which he could no longer repress. Lille remained, for the fourth time in a row and only due to goal difference, the thankless position as the Dauphin ( as " Crown Prince " is called in France, the runner-up ).

In the bottom half of the table, decisions were made about relegation, additional play-offs and the question of who had to accompany you on a direct path to the Division 2 Stade Français, also only in the last two days. Lens and Sète succeeded in subsequent Barrages, to stand up to the third and fourth placed second division, while Toulouse descent. For the following season, Olympique Lyon and FC Metz were added to the first division field.

TV = title holder, A = Up

Players of the Master

Among each other during the season following coaches Élie Rous, Giovanni Lardi and - as of February 1951 - Numa Andoire following 20 players had been used (in brackets: number of point games): Yeso Amalfi (18 ), Jean Bellver (27 ), Pär Bengtsson (27) Mokhtar Ben Nacef (18 ), Abdelaziz Ben Tifour (15 ), Antoine Bonifaci (32 ), Louis Broccolicchi ( 3), Désiré Carré (32 ), Jean Courteaux (27 ), François Fassone (9 ), Ahmed Firoud ( 24), Marcel Gaillard (5 ), Robert Germain (34 ), Robert Grange ( 2), Åke Hjalmarsson (8) Roger Mindonnet (31 ), Hassan M'jid ( 2), Serge Pedini (30 ), Léon Rossi ( 21), Lennart Samuelsson (9 )

The shooters of Nice 73 hits can not be completely determined from the available literature; known only when the figures are: Courteaux 27, 15 Bengtsson, Amalfi 5

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 1016 hits in 306 matches, there was an average of 3.3 goals per game.