1955–56 French Division 1

The 1955/56 season was the 18th staging of the professional French football Division 1 champion OGC Nice, who thus won his third title since 1951.

Were eligible to the clubs who had not completed the preseason worse than on the 15th place, a direct promoted from the second division - the second, Red Star Olympique, the right to promotion from the Association was subsequently denied, of which the 17th of the first League, Troyes - Savinienne, benefited - and the winner of the relegation. Thus, in this season the following teams played for the title:

  • Two clubs from the far north (Racing Lens, Relegation winners Lille OSC ),
  • Four from Paris or Champagne- Ardenne (Racing Paris, defending champions Stade Reims, promoted UA Sedan- Torcy and the " green table pardoned " AS Troyes - Savinienne )
  • Four from the Northeast (FC Sochaux FC Nancy, Racing Strasbourg, FC Metz),
  • Two from the southwest ( Girondins Bordeaux, Toulouse FC)
  • Six from the southeast (AS Saint -Etienne, Olympique Lyon, Olympique Nîmes, Olympique Marseille, OGC Nice, AS Monaco).

First match was August 21, 1955; the last games were still beginning in June 1956 discharged because scheduled for 19 and 26 February games had to be canceled due to weather conditions and completely made ​​up. The actual, nearly two -week " winter break " it had given this time December 18 to January 1.

History, results and tables

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

Practically the entire season and until the end of the season it came to the table top to a pentathlon, although at 32 of the 34 days game - was named the league leaders OGC Nice - including the decisive last. The success of the Aiglons ( " young eagle " ) of the Côte d' Azur was less despite his commitment to the critically acclaimed Argentine center-forward Rubén Bravo rather average -scoring attack, but rather due to his good defense, which suffered the fewest goals in the league. Lens as stubborn competitor was home from only three points, but was away too vulnerable. In the mid-table made ​​especially cutting two teams with highly contrasting requirements for attention. The newly ascended "workers footballers" Sedan - Torcy, who had assumed the first place in 1953 professional status and almost completely going about its players a full-time livelihood, thereby distancing the "big Reims " at the end of two meters and also won this season the cup competition. Been defending Reims, however, which had been completed since 1945/46, not a single season worse than fourth place, was employed after the 17th Round for a week at the top, but then " it seemed by his participation in the European Cup downright distracted from league play to be. "

In Table cellar stood Troyes ' descent detect early, as well, that no other club had to worry anymore except Bordeaux and Lille; only the question of who still got an extra chance to avoid relegation from these two by the Barrages was decided at the last minute. Hope this tip took Lille, in the prior year third last and disastrous in this season started ( nine defeats in their first eleven games), and only thanks to its superior goal difference. The Girondins had stood still early winter safely in the midfield, but were downright crashed in the second half and picked up in February just three points. Lille failed in the subsequent relegation to the Third Division 2, the " small northern rivals " U.S. Valenciennes Anzin, thereby simultaneously Olympique Marseille for the last remaining founding member of the professional league was that had never been relegated since 1932. For the following season rose except the USVA Stade Rennes UC and SCO Angers on to Division 1.

TV = title holder, A = Up or relegation from the second division winners

Players of the Master

During the season, the following 18 players were under coach Luis Carniglia been used (in brackets: number of matches of ): Muhammad Abderrazak (26 ), Jean -Pierre Alba ( 1), Gilbert Bonvin (25 ), José Carlos Brandaozinho ( " Braga " ) (4), Rubén Bravo ( 32 ), Robert Brun ( 1), Dominique Colonna ( 24), Just Fontaine (17 ), Remy Fronzoni (34 ), " Pancho " Gonzalès (34) Babkir Hairabedian (10 ), Jean Luciano ( 1), Alphonse Martinez ( 31), François Milazzo ( 31) Aleardo Nani ( 8 ), Victor Nurenberg (32 ), Guy Poitevin (32 ), Joseph Ujlaki (31).

A complete compilation of the Protecting Nice 60 hits is not found in the present literature. Ujlaki was with 15 goals within the association of the most prolific players.

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 1010 hits in 306 matches, there was an average of 3.3 goals per game.