1982–83 French Division 1

The 1982/83 season was the 45th staging of the professional French football Division 1 champions for the sixth time since 1965, the FC Nantes.

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:

  • Two clubs from the far north ( Lille, Racing Lens )
  • Two from Paris or Burgundy (Paris Saint- Germain, Auxerre ),
  • Five from the Northeast (FC Metz, AS Nancy, Racing Strasbourg, Relegation winners FC Mulhouse, Sochaux )
  • Five from the northwest ( promoted FC Rouen, who at this season renamed Brest Armorica FC, ​​FC Nantes, Stade Laval, FC Tours )
  • Two from the southwest ( Girondins Bordeaux, promoted FC Toulouse),
  • Three from the southeast (AS Saint -Etienne, Olympique Lyon, defending champions AS Monaco),
  • One from Corsica ( Bastia SEC ).

First match was August 10, 1982, last day of play June 3, 1983. There was a four-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.

From the seventh match the Canaris led from Nantes to the table and pointed at the end of a ten- point lead over their pursuers Bordeaux, one of the largest in the history of Division 1 It had been three human -breaks before the start of the season, the one such a walkover track everything could appear other than likely: Playmaker Henri Michel had his career ended, Rampillon changed the club and coach Vincent found a new challenge in the national team of Cameroon. But Vincent's successor Suaudeau, until then head of the club's junior center and previously José Arribas and even long leading players of the club, kept the " sporty handwriting " of his two predecessors, held on for over two decades developed own style of play ( jeu à la Nantaise ) fixed and built half a dozen talents of the new generation in the team. Nantes ' initially stubborn pursuers, Bordeaux, had to begin immediately after the winter break at the Stade Marcel- Saupin, there was a significant decline ( 0:4 ) and then posed no threat to the Canaris still very confident occurring, which also only in 38 point games permitted 29 goals. With his sixth league title with Stade Reims Nantes drew the same, also reached the final of the National Cup competition, but missed it again - as in 1966 and 1973 - winning the Gold Filled.

In Table cellar Away weakness on the descent decided: none of the three teams that descended at the end in the second division - Tours failed in the subsequent Barrages in the Third Division 2 -, had been able to win even a single match in the opposing stadiums: Tours brought it there after all, at least not on five draws, Lyon, however, only three and Mulhouse even only two. For the following season the newly promoted direct Stade Rennes and Sporting Toulon and Tours -slayer Olympique Nîmes returned to the top league.

TV = title holder, A = Direct Movers, Movers, thanks A = Relegation victory

Players of the Master

During the season under coach Jean -Claude Suaudeau were the following 17 players been used (in brackets: number of point games): Seth Adonkor (37 ), Henrik Agerbeck (9 ), Loïc Amisse (35 ), William Ayache (35 ), Bruno Baronchelli (35 ), Jean -Paul Bertrand- Demanes (38) Michel Bibard (22 ), Maxime Bossis (37) Michel Der Zakarian ( 1), Vahid Halilhodžić (36 ), Pierre Morice ( 4), Oscar Muller (29 ), Fabrice Picot (30 ), Fabrice Poullain (21 ), Patrice Rio (36 ), José Touré ( 37 ), Thierry Tusseau (37 )

The shooters of Nantes ' 77 hits were: Halilhodžić 27, Toure 13, Amisse 8, Baronchelli 7, Bossi 5, Poullain 4, Muller, Picot each 3, Rio, Tusseau 2 each, Adonkor, Agerbeck per 1 Added to this was an own goal.

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 1,090 hits in 380 matches, there was an average of 2.9 goals per game.