1966–67 French Division 1

The season 1966/67, was the 29th staging of the professional French football Division 1 champion was the AS Saint- Étienne, who won her third title since 1957.

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

  • Three clubs from the far north (Racing Lens, U.S. Valenciennes Anzin, Relegation winners Lille OSC ),
  • Three from Paris or Champagne- Ardenne ( the renamed Stade Paris FC, ​​which merged to this season of UA Sedan- Torcy and Racing Paris Racing Paris - Sedan, promoted Stade Reims )
  • Two from the Northeast (FC Sochaux, Racing Strasbourg )
  • Four from the North West (FC Rouen, Rennes UC, defending champion FC Nantes, Angers SCO ),
  • Two from the southwest (Toulouse FC Girondins Bordeaux),
  • Six from the southeast (AS Saint -Etienne, Olympique Lyon, Olympique Nîmes relegation winner, intermediate Olympique Marseille, OGC Nice, AS Monaco).

First match was August 20, 1966, last day of play June 10, 1967. A " winter break " were from just before Christmas until mid-January.

History, results and tables

It was the two- point rule; case of a tie, the goal difference was the decisive factor for the placement.

Over the entire season, Nantes delivered as reigning champion and Saint- Étienne a " magnificent duel " In the first round was usually the favored defending champion at the top, and in particular Lens succeeded in keeping up with the two counterparties. The Autumn Championship, however, already went to the "Green ", while the " canaries " - this also press the usual names for Saint- Étienne or Nantes to the present day - contributed to many draw; even the 1:4 defeat in the top game in late March 1967, the ASSE no longer on the title track. Their personnel upheaval before the season started ( installation of multiple 19 - or 20 -year-old as Larqué, Bereta, Revelli to the " boning " Bosquier, Herbin and Mekhloufi around) proved to be rather than short-term perspective as highly successful.

Behind these two clubs led Angers after the completion of the return series, the very wide midfield to; a better position than this third place never reached the SCO to the present day (2012 ). In Table basement France experienced the "total collapse " of the past - the "artificial fusion Paris - Sedan " wore their home games at 250 km away Sedan - pure capital clubs, Stade Paris, who scored all 18 goals in 38 games and their own audience with only two home wins disappointed. The traditional club was accompanied by another, in the past even more successful team in the Division 2: Stade Reims lasted only one season in footballing House of Lords. After the Barrages Nîmes also dismounted, while Toulouse sporty could it secure in the league - yet for fifteen years should no longer compete in the highest league. The Téfécé sold namely his license to Red Star Olympique, 1966/67, only third from bottom of the second division, which was represented as first class for next season as the newly promoted AC Ajaccio, FC Metz and, via the detour of relegation, the AS Aix.

TV = title holder, A = Intermediate, A = promoted by relegation, R = relegation Relegation by

Players of the Master

During the season under coach Jean Snella were the following 18 players been used (in brackets: number of point games): Fernand Barek ( 4), Georges Bereta (20 ), Pierre Bernard ( 36), Bernard Bosquier (37 ), Francis Camerini ( 5), André Fefeu (33) Ginès Gonzales (17 ), Robert Herbin (20 ), Aimé Jacquet (36 ), Jean -Michel Larqué (22 ), Rachid Mekhloufi (38 ), Roland Mitoraj ( 24), Frederic N ' Doumbé (22 ), Philippe Robert ( 2), Georges Polny (38 ), Hervé Revelli (34 ), Nello Sbaiz (29) Yves Triantafilos ( 1)

Saint -Etienne scored 82 Hits: 31 Revelli, Mekhloufi 12, Fefeu 9, Herbin, Larqué are 7, 6 Bosquier, Jacquet 5, Bereta 4, N'Doumbé 1

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 1003 hits in 380 matches, there was an average of 2.64 goals per game.