1957â€“58 French Division 1
The season 1957/58 was the 20th anniversary of the professional French football Division 1 champion Stade Reims, who won his fourth title since 1949.
Were eligible to the clubs who had not completed the preseason worse than on the 15th place, and the three teams that had the direct ascent from the second division made or asserted itself in the relegation. Thus, in this season the following teams played for the title:
- Three clubs from the far north ( Relegation winners Lille OSC, Racing Lens, U.S. Valenciennes )
- Three from the Ile- de -France and Champagne (Racing Paris and Stade Reims and UA Sedan- Torcy )
- Two from the Northeast (FC Sochaux FC Metz),
- One from the West (SCO Angers )
- Nine from the South ( defending AS Saint- Étienne, Lyon, Toulouse FC, the newly promoted AS Béziers and Olympique Alès, Olympique Nîmes, Olympique Marseille, OGC Nice, AS Monaco).
First match was August 20, 1957, last day of play May 11, 1958. A " winter break " did not exist.
History, results and tables
It was the two- point rule; case of a tie, the goal difference was the decisive factor for the placement. Because the league was increased at the end of the season, had the tables - 16th no Barrage with the second division third unsubscribe.
After some initial difficulties Reims had in December can put on top of the table and gave this place until the end of the season not starting. One week after the last point game won by the Red -Whites also the cup final against runner- Nimes, secured by the Doublé and represented the Division 1 in the following playout of the European Cup. With seven points behind closed the south of France and Monaco Followers Nîmes, which, in the course of the season the team had also joined from Angers, from the season. That especially the Monegasque with their "iron defense " and " the right wing of Reims Glovacki / Hidalgo " the master had no more can stand up, but was also due to the bleeding from which they were not alone, but particularly affected: mid- April 1958, leaving a number of Algerian professionals in a cloak-and - dagger operation their clubs to be - its still under French rule homeland was at war against the "mother country" - the football team of the FLN to join, and among them were central pillars from Monaco Elf ( goalkeeper Boubekeur as well as intelligence chief and Zitouni Ben Tifour two national players). The defending champion from Saint- Étienne, which certainly easy to often contented themselves throughout the season with a tie (a total of 17 times ) and fell back into midfield had lost by this political action with Mekhloufi a very important player.
In the lower regions of the table threatened the "big" Olympique Marseille even the descent, because 31 Matchday still was quite the designated occupied eleven in last place, but could by a small sprint with a final lean Home 1: 1 against Sedan and thanks to the minimal goal difference at the last second saved. Not much better cut in Nice, the storm at home had indeed achieved impressive 54 hits, but away only a shadow of himself was stayed. So had to Metz and freshman Béziers the transition to Division 2 compete; due to the increase in the first league to 20 teams they were replaced the next season by FC Nancy, Rennes UC, FC Limoges and Racing Strasbourg.
TV = title holder, A = Intermediate, A = Up on the Relegation Round
Players of the Master
During the season, following 21 players were under coach Albert Batteux been used (in brackets: number of point games): André Batteux ( 1), Edmond Biernat ( 1), René Bliard (32 ), Dominique Colonna (32 ), Serge Davanne ( 6 ), Jean Desruisseaux (12 ), Claude Dubaële ( 1), Just Fontaine (26 ), Raoul Giraudo (24 ), Guy Gouttes ( 1), René -Jean Jacquet (2 ), Robert Jonquet (34 ), Robert Lamartine ( 12), Michel Leblond (29 ), Mohamed Maouche (1 ) Armand Penverne (33) Roger Piantoni (32 ), Bruno Rodzik (5 ), Robert Siatka (30 ), Jean Vincent (31 ), Simon Zimny (29 )
Reims ' 89 goals were scored by: Fontaine 34 Piantoni 17, Bliard 15, Vincent 8, Desruisseaux 6, Lamartine, Leblond each 3, Biernat, Penverne and Siatka per 1
Most successful goal scorers
With a total of 1024 hits in 306 matches, there was an average of 3.35 goals per game.