1963–64 French Division 1

The season 1963/64 was the 26th edition of the professional French football Division 1 champion was the AS Saint- Étienne, who won their second title after 1957.

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

  • Two clubs from the far north (U.S. Valenciennes Anzin, Racing Lens )
  • Four from Paris and the Champagne ( Stade Français, Racing Paris, Stade Reims, UA Sedan- Torcy )
  • Four from the Pacific Northwest ( Stade Rennes UC, FC Rouen, Angers SCO, promoted FC Nantes),
  • One from the Northeast (Racing Strasbourg),
  • Two from the southwest ( Girondins Bordeaux, Toulouse FC)
  • Five from the south-east ( climber AS Saint -Etienne, Olympique Lyon, Olympique Nimes, OGC Nice, defending champions AS Monaco).

First match was September 1, 1963, last day of play June 6, 1964. A winter break did not exist, was also played between years.

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 season, at the end of the Division 1 with Reims, Racing Paris and Nice three teams lost, who had won together eleven league titles and ten times won the cup, began quite expected: end of October led defending champions Monaco on the table, and also runner- Reims was still undefeated. Six weeks later, however, was promoted Saint- Étienne at the top and won the Autumn Cup; Monaco had to point games against Lyon and Angers each nominated only better Reserveelf before his European matches against Inter Milan and lost both matches, while Reims had six weeks without his playmaker Kopa, by the Federation "The players are for his statement slaves of associations " had locked. The Monegasque remained Saint- Étienne Although then continue on their heels, but when she lost again on 30 game against Lyon, the way to the title for the league newcomer was free. To be promoted as champions had before the ASSE only one other club (Bordeaux in the 1949/50 season) managed. The 18 -year-old Lech and the 16 -year-old Krawczyk - - the league top scorer Oudjani and the second peak Deloffre fed with templates Surprisingly good also Lens, who owned the adjacent Saint- Étienne by most powerful attack in which two young winger struck.

Reims, however, did not recover, and also a coaching change ( Prouff sparked Cottin from ) could do nothing to change the fact that the Red and Whites graduating at the end of second to last place and descended together directly with Nice. Likewise the Racing Club Paris, who had also been placed yet the end of November " within view of the table top," before Lens with a 10:2 drubbing - six goals scored alone Oudjani - the Brussels residents ' morale robbed ". Paris crashed to the number 18, but was still working in the last weeks of the season, at least on a relegation place high. At the end of the relegation zone began in sixth place: Valenciennes Anzin had only three points more to the account than the tables - 15th and first Barragist Stade Français. In the relegation of the 15th and 16th against the 3rd and 4th Division 2, Stade Français and second division SC Toulon prevailed; also returned to the following season with Lille OSC and FC Sochaux as direct movers two founding clubs in the league back.

TV = title holder, A = Up

Players of the Master

During the season, following 22 players were under coach Jean Snella been used (in brackets: number of point games): Jean -Claude Baulu (8 ), Pierre Bernard ( 32), Juan Cassadó (31 ), Régis Courbon ( 5), René Domingo ( 17), René Donoyan (2 ), Gérard Epalle ( 2), René Ferrier (14 ), Jacques Foix (32 ), André Guy ( 32 ), Joseph Hartmann ( 3 ), Robert Herbin (33 ), Aimé Jacquet ( 2 ), Jean Masson ( 2), Rachid Mekhloufi (34 ), Roland Mitoraj (10 ), Frédéric N'Doumbé (14 ), Georges Polny (23 ), Robert salen (17 ), Nello Sbaiz (23 ), Richard Tylinski ( 31), Jacques Veggia ( 7)

For a complete list of shooters from Saint- Etienne's 71 point game gates does not exist in the present literature. In Parmentier there is only a statistic, in which the number of results are summarized from all national competitions as players; then were behind Guy and Mekhloufi, which in the championship 28 or 16 hits were succeeded Herbin and Foix particularly goal threat. .

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 977 goals in 306 matches, there was an average of 3.2 goals per game.