1981–82 French Division 1

The 1981/82 season was the 44th edition of the professional French football Division 1 champion for the fourth time since 1961, the AS Monaco.

Were eligible to the clubs who had not completed the preseason worse than 17th place, and two direct promoted from the second division and the winner of the Relegation Round. Thus, in this season the following teams played for the title:

  • Three clubs from the far north ( Lille, U.S. Valenciennes Anzin, Racing Lens )
  • Two from Paris or Burgundy (Paris Saint- Germain, Auxerre ),
  • Four from the Northeast (FC Metz, AS Nancy, Racing Strasbourg, FC Sochaux )
  • Four, from the North West ( Up Stade Brest, Nantes, Stade Laval, Relegation winners FC Tours)
  • One from the southwest ( Girondins Bordeaux),
  • Five from the southeast ( defending champions AS Saint -Etienne, Olympique Lyon, promoted Montpellier La Paillade SC, OGC Nice, AS Monaco),
  • One from Corsica ( Bastia SEC ).

First match was July 24, 1981, last matchday of the 7. May 1982. Though the French national team had qualified for the World Cup in Spain, there was a five-week winter break from mid-December to 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.

The defending champion from Saint- Étienne seemed especially thanks to its invincibility - the Greens were there only three draws against teams from the mid-table to - to be fair again in the Stade Geoffroy Guichard their role as favorites. However, they failed to decisively break away from an existing Bordeaux, Monaco and Sochaux Verfolgertroika; after the 28th round, especially abroad convincing Girondins had held the lead for the first time, after which, however, followed a roller-coaster ride. First, they fell back behind Monaco, overtook them but at 33 Matchday again, followed by a "black series" joined ( Loss in Saint- Étienne and Brest and at home against Lens and Auxerre).

This reduced the title fight at the duel Monaco against Saint -Etienne, two teams, both of which were based on an almost " hermetic defense," and in the league compared best attack series, which one especially when the Monegasque - with a number of young players and one in the professional sector inexperienced coach - had not necessarily expected before the season starts. The decision between these was not made until the last match, and even there only in the final quarter of an hour. Up to that time the ASSE was fictitious master because it has already led to Metz 7:2 ( Score: 9:2 ) and so their one- point and four- goal deficit against the ASM had made ​​up; only then Monaco scored the only goal of a 1-0 victory against Strasbourg. In record champions Saint- Étienne, who had to leave his opponent Paris that title in the final of the National Cup competition, then broke an already since the preseason no longer be overlooked crisis permanently. On a simplistic internal division into two camps, the resignation of longtime President Roger Rocher, who also has the existence of a " slush fund " fell, and the departure of star players, Michel Platini, followed the long-standing sporting decline of the Greens.

At this final Round the Girondins ensured once again hit the headlines. In protest against a ban that had been imposed on goalkeeper Dragan Pantelic because of his unsportsmanlike conduct against a line judge after the final whistle of the Lens- game, sat Bordeaux ' young coach Aimé Jacquet in the game in Nantes not his -budgetary substitute keeper, but instead let the Elf with "flying goalkeeper" play. During the first 60 minutes so was only 1.63 m wide, offensive midfielder Alain Giresse in the box of the Girondins, who conceded six goals; then the much longer central defender Marius Trésor relieved him from this position, did not allow another goal more during the remaining half hour.

At the lower end of the table newbie Montpellier and Nice had to be set up early in the transition to the second division, and Valenciennes knew even before the final day that his relegation from the output of subsequent Barrages against the third Division 2 depended. It sat by the unterklassige FC Mulhouse, which was thus represented again in the following season for the first time since 1937 in France fußballerischem "Upper House ". Then there were the two direct- promoted FC Toulouse FC Rouen.

TV = title holder, A = intermediate, R = relegation relegation thanks to victory

Players of the Master

During the season, following 20 players were under manager Gérard Banide been used (in brackets: number of point games): André Amitrano (1 ), Manuel Amoros (30 ), Umberto Barberis (36 ), Bruno Bellone (30 ), Dominique Bijotat ( 26), Didier Christophe ( 29), Rolland Courbis (12 ), Alain Couriol (34 ), Ralf Edström (35 ), Jean -Luc Ettori (37 ), Abdallah Liegeon (27 ), Guy Mengual (3 ), Thierry Ninot ( 27), Éric Pécout (20 ), Jacques Pérais (29 ), Jean Petit ( 2), Claude Puel (11 ), Serge Recordier (10 ), Jean -Marc Valadier (21 ), Alfred Vitalis (35 )

The scorers of Monaco's 70 hits are not fully specified in the existing literature; most successful were: Edström 15, Bellone 12, Barberis, Pécout each 11 Couriol 7, Valadier 6

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 982 goals in 380 matches, there was an average of 2.6 goals per game.