1962–63 French Division 1

The season 1962/63 was the 25th staging of the professional French football Division 1 champion for the second time after 1961, the AS Monaco.

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

  • Two clubs from the far north (Racing Lens, newly promoted U.S. Valenciennes Anzin )
  • Four from Paris or Champagne- Ardenne ( Racing and Stade Français Paris, defending champions Stade Reims, UA Sedan- Torcy )
  • Two from the Northeast (FC Nancy, Racing Strasbourg )
  • Three from the northwest ( FC Rouen, Rennes UC, SCO Angers )
  • Two from the southwest (Toulouse FC, ​​newly promoted Bordeaux )
  • Seven from the southeast ( Olympique Lyon, promoted FC Grenoble, SO Montpellier, Nîmes Olympique, intermediate Olympique Marseille, OGC Nice, AS Monaco).

First match was August 19, 1962, last day of play May 25, 1963. A " winter break, " there were only over Christmas and New Year.

History, results and tables

It was the two- point rule; case of a tie for the first time was no longer the goal difference, but the goal difference in ranking.

During the pre-season high -traded teams from Reims, Nîmes and RC Paris played a significant role - even the runner-up at the end titleholder never stood up front -, surprised two teams the experts: Up Bordeaux, an eleven virtually without stars, had the best defense in the league and was especially away almost invincible (only three defeats, the first of which only 27 Matchday am). And Sedan- Torcy developed a run, in consequence of the Ardennes or the end of January the table with five points spearheaded ahead of Bordeaux and Monaco. The later masters she broke from there until March, after the Monegasque had come extremely bad in the season (only one win in their first eight games ), but then aufrollten the field from behind. At the end of the ASM not only won the championship, but also the National Cup and thus, as the sixth club since the introduction of professionalism (1932 ), even the Doublé.

In the relegation zone had with Marseille, Montpellier and Nancy three " long-established " clubs in the top division in the cold, to Grenoble with an association that was to play first class during the 21st century again. In their place came the following season two climbers (AS Saint- Étienne and FC Nantes ), which should dominate one for nearly two decades on the 18 participants reduced ( a) Division. Made headlines in addition the unexpected dismissal of three, in the past few years particularly successful coaches: Albert Batteux in Reims, Pierre Pibarot at Racing Paris and Lucien Leduc learned from Master Monaco that their services were no longer desired.

TV = title holder, A = Up

Players of the Master

During the season, the following 18 players were under coach Lucien Leduc been used (in brackets: number of point games): Marcel Artelesa (38 ), Henri Biancheri (34) Bart Carlier (17 ), Georges Casolari (9) Lucien Cossou ( 33 ), Jean -Marie Courtin (17) Karimou Djibrill (33) Yvon Douis (36 ), Armand Forcherio (26 ), Jean -Claude Girod (5 ), Jean -Claude Hernandez (37 ), André Hess ( 16), Michel Hidalgo (38 ), Claude Peretti (1 ) Raymond Sottimano (1 ) Georges Taberner (16 ), Théodore Szkudlapski (32 ), George Thomas (29 )

A complete compilation of the shooters of Monaco's 77 hits does not exist in the present literature. Established, they are the figures for Cossou (28) Douis (14) Djibrill ( 8), Taberner (6 ), " Théo " Szkudlapski, Carlier (5 each ), Bian Cheri (3) and Hidalgo (1 ), so that the seven gates currently can not be assigned.

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 1186 hits in 380 matches, there was an average of 3.1 goals per game.