1975–76 French Division 1

The 1975/76 season was the 38th staging of the professional French football Division 1 champion was the AS Saint- Étienne, who won their ninth title since 1957.

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:

  • Three clubs from the far north (Racing Lens, Lille, Valenciennes - Up U.S. Anzin )
  • Three from Paris and the Champagne (Paris Saint- Germain, Stade Reims, Troyes Aube Football )
  • Four from the Northeast (FC Metz, intermediate AS Nancy, Racing Strasbourg, FC Sochaux )
  • Two from the West (FC Nantes, Bordeaux )
  • Seven from the southeast ( defending AS Saint- Etienne, Olympique Lyon, Olympique Nimes, Movers Olympique Avignon, Marseille, OGC Nice, AS Monaco),
  • One from Corsica ( Bastia SEC ).

First match was August 8, 1975, last day of play June 19, 1976. 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 was the goal difference - and even if the how, was the same this year at Lyon and Troyes, the higher number of goals scored - the decisive factor for the placement. The modified in the preseason bonus point system, which was further comprising: an additional point was awarded each team for each game they had won at least three goals difference. This experiment, which was established to promote the attack football, was not continued beyond this season also.

Nice, in the previous year, only 14, started with three bonus point victories brilliantly in the season; in November, the team had to their new handlebar Jean -Marc Guillou seven points clear of the defending champions, who until Christmas, however, came within two points. Reason for this was that Saint- Étienne did not focus exclusively on his European matches and the league operating regarded as secondary; rather, the ASSE could " take Elan their international successes " and the proved over the season, especially abroad as well established as its rival. Before a home crowd both were anyway not to defeat the rest of the Division 1: Nice afforded there four, Saint-Étienne five draws. At the end of the Verts kept the team from the Côte d' Azur on distance and for the third year in a row champion. This success, along with the unfortunate outcome of the European final which helped them end up at a car parade on the Champs Elysees, and made it - as in front of them just Stade Reims two decades earlier - the " object of a wide france enthusiasm ". Nice was qualified by his surprising performance in the UEFA Cup, as Sochaux third.

At the bottom, Avignon was made in the spring relegated; the novice remained winless away and got there at all only two draws. With it, Monaco and Strasbourg had to vacate their places in the next season of three West French teams ( SCO Angers, Rennes and - Stade Laval - for the first time in their history ) were taken. The special features of this season was the dominance of Argentine striker ( see below); four of them ( Bianchi, Onni, Curioni and Yazalde ) achieved together as many goals as the entire teams of Saint -Etienne and Strasbourg.

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 (34 ), Hugues Boury (1 ) Ivan Ćurković (38 ), Gérard Farison (28 ), Gérard Janvion ( 32), Félix Lacuesta (8 ), Jean -François Larios (3 ), Jean -Michel Larqué (32 ), Christian Lopez (38 ), Alain Merchadier ( 4), Oswaldo Piazza (35 ), Pierre Repellini ( 19), Hervé Revelli (29 ), Patrick Revelli ( 24), Dominique Rocheteau (22 ), Jacques Santini (34 ), Christian Sarramagna (11 ), Jean -Marc Schaer (17 ), Christian Synaeghel (20) Yves Triantafilos (6 ), Dominique vizier ( 2)

The shooters of Saint- Etienne's 68 point game hits can not be determined exactly from the present literature. Parmentier called - for the season as a whole and not broken down by competitions - the following figures: H. Revelli, Rocheteau each 14 Larqué 9, P. Revelli 8, Bathenay 5, Piazza, Sarramagna, Santini 4 ever, Schaer, Synaeghel per 3, Larios, Repellini, Triantafilos 2 each, Janvion, Lopez, Lacuesta, Vesir per 1

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 1145 hits in 380 matches, there was an average of 3.0 goals per game.