1974–75 French Division 1

The season 1974/75 was the 37th staging of the professional French football Division 1 champion was the AS Saint- Étienne, who was able to defend her title and became the eighth time since 1957, Champion de France.

Were eligible to the clubs who had not completed the preseason worse than 17th place, as well as three direct promoted from the second division. Thus, in this season the following teams played for the title:

  • Two clubs from the far north (Racing Lens, Lille OSC Movers )
  • Four from Paris and the Champagne (the two newly promoted Red Star FC and Paris Saint- Germain, Stade Reims, Troyes Aube Football )
  • Three from the Northeast (FC Metz, Racing Strasbourg, FC Sochaux )
  • Four from the West ( Stade Rennes, Nantes, Angers SCO, Girondins Bordeaux),
  • Six from the southeast ( defending AS Saint- Etienne, Olympique Lyon, Olympique Nîmes, Olympique Marseille, OGC Nice, AS Monaco),
  • One from Corsica ( Bastia SEC ).

First match was August 2, 1974, last day of play June 3, 1975. There was a three-week " winter break " over Christmas and the New Year.

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 bonus scheme introduced last year has been maintained with a change; an additional point was awarded each team for each game they had won at least three goals difference. Thus, the attacking football should be encouraged.

This season, the French public was interested in the game for the operation of Division 1, in which the "Green " is rendered more for Saint- Etienne's course in European Champions Cup a disastrous start. After eight games, the account of the titleholder had six points behind surprise leaders Reims; for the Red and Whites from the Champagne region whose striker Bianchi had a 0-1 against Paris SG turned on the second match single-handedly in the final score of 6:1. In the further course of the first round then moved Saint- Étienne and his main rival from Marseille describe the conditions straight, and only able to Bastia at the beginning of 1975 with them even to keep up. But when his defensive support Ferdinand Heidkamp at play in Lyon could not take part, conducted a hefty 1:8 defeat a slipping of the Corsicans in the table. Saint- Étienne, however, settled by the semi-final against the Munich Bayern in the European Cup does not derail, especially the pursuer in spite of its amplification by two Brazilian international and world champion of 1970 ( Jairzinho, Paulo César ), and - in the winter break - Bereta of the "Green " not consistently sovereign occurred. With three games left in the season the ASSE was two points ahead of Marseille, was also unsubscribe but still two games to catch up and defeated in OM peak duel 4-1, what do you even brought three more points.

Saint- Étienne went on to win three of their remaining four games clear and pointed at the end of nine points ahead. On the final day of the old and new masters had the "luxury" allowed his coach Herbin, who still had a players license to provide the middle again. In the 5-1 victory over Troyes of not only his defensive duties fulfilled in its usual strength, but it could travel the last goal of the game. The team with the most powerful attack and by the best defense in Division 1 also had an unblemished home record at Stade Geoffroy Guichard they had all 19 games won. Since she had also also secured the National Cup again, it was at the end, as in the previous year, again winner of the Gold Filled; that a team wins both competitions twice consecutively, it had until then not yet exist in France. Runner- Marseille, however, was not happy with his two Brazilians; Jairzinho ( for one year) and Paulo César (three months ) received long locks because they had attacked in the Cup quarter- final against Paris a linesman physically.

For the following season relegated Angers, Rennes and Red Star by Zweitdivisionäre AS Nancy, U.S. Valenciennes Anzin and Olympique Avignon were replaced, of which only the latter an absolute novice in France fußballerischem " upper house " was.

TV = title holder, A = Up

Players of the Master

During the season, following 21 players were under coach Robert Herbin been used (in brackets: number of point games): Dominique Bathenay (32 ), Georges Bereta (19 ), Jean -Louis Cazes (1 ) Ivan Ćurković (38 ), Gérard Farison (27 ), Robert Herbin (1 ), Gérard Janvion (22 ), Félix Lacuesta (1 ), Jean -François Larios (1 ), Jean -Michel Larqué (33 ), Christian Lopez (37 ), Alain Merchadier (17 ) Oswaldo Piazza (36 ), Pierre Repellini ( 19), Hervé Revelli (35 ), Patrick Revelli (28 ), Dominique Rocheteau ( 4), Jacques Santini (19 ), Christian Sarramagna (10 ), Christian Synaeghel (28 ), Yves Triantafilos (29 )

The shooters of Saint- Etienne's 70 point game hits can not be fully determined from the available literature. According to Parmentier, indicating differentiated only for the season as a whole and not by contests this, were behind as the only "green " in the league's scoring charts recorded H. Revelli especially Triantafilos, Larqué and Bathenay successful.

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 1075 hits in 380 matches, there was an average of 2.8 goals per game.