1954–55 French Division 1

The season 1954/55 was the 17th staging of the professional French football Division 1 champion Stade Reims, who won his third title since 1949.

Were eligible to the clubs who had not completed the preseason worse than on the 15th place, and the three 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 )
  • Three from the Ile- de -France and the Champagne region (the two climbers Racing Paris and Troyes AS - Savinienne and Stade Reims )
  • Four from the Northeast (FC Sochaux FC Nancy, FC Metz, Racing Strasbourg )
  • Two from the southwest ( Girondins Bordeaux, Toulouse FC)
  • Six from the southeast ( Olympique Marseille, OGC Nice, Olympique Nimes, AS Saint- Étienne, intermediate Olympique Lyon AS Monaco).

First match was August 22, 1954, last day of play May 22, 1955 A " winter break " did not exist.; also on Christmas and on New Year's weekend was 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. The table 16th had to confront in the Barrages with the second division third party.

The season started with an exclamation point, as in the nine games of the first match day 47 results were achieved, as many as since 1945 no more. A duel between Reims and Toulouse, who remained completely open by the end developed at the top in the first round; the symbolic fall championship went to the Rémois only on goal difference. Then the team began to Raymond Kopa but from what even a 0:5 defeat in Bordeaux in early May did not change anything, and not only qualified again for the Coupe Latine, but also for the inaugural European Champions Cup. Behind this duo occupied in the final table the surprise team of Lens, the strong Strasbourg to their Austrian striker Ernst Stojaspal and FC Sochaux the next rank, although already with proper spacing.

In the relegation zone, it was much closer to where, once again ruled the goal difference over who Roubaix - Tourcoing, 1947 nor French champion, had to accompany in the second division. This fate befell the Elf from Troyes - and defending champion Lille, a few weeks before even brighter Cup winner, escaped this fate after a roller coaster ride without equal only just, but had playoffs against Stade Rennes UC, the third-ranked Division 2, unsubscribe, where the OSC is 6:1 and 1:0 claimed. Also Troyes was still spared by season end of the descent, because the French Association of the traditional, but unsound economic tradition going club Red Star Olympique Saint- Ouen denied the sporty reached Ascension. So it was in the following season with the "workers ' footballers ' UA Sedan- Torcy of only a freshman.

TV = title holder, A = Up

Players of the Master

During the season, following 16 players were under coach Albert Batteux been used (in brackets: number of point games): René Bliard (32 ), Raymond Cicci (27) Michel Gavron ( 3), Raoul Giraudo (13 ), Léon Glovacki ( 31), Michel Hidalgo (23 ), Robert Jonquet (34 ), Raymond Kopa (31 ), Michel Leblond (31) Arne Lundquist (1 ) Armand Penverne (32 ), Claude Prosdocimi (1 ), Robert Siatka (25 ) Paul Sinibaldi (34 ), Jean Templin (25 ), Simon Zimny ​​(31 )

Reims ' 78 goals scored: 30 Bliard, Hidalgo, Kopa each 11 Glovacki 9, Leblond, Penverne 5 each, Templin 4, Cicci 1 There were also two own goals.

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 1052 hits in 306 matches, there was an average of 3.4 goals per game.