1986–87 French Division 1

The 1986/87 season was the 49th staging of the professional French football Division 1 champions were the fourth time since 1950 and for the third time within the last four years, the Girondins Bordeaux.

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 )
  • Three from Paris or Burgundy (holders Paris Saint- Germain, Paris Movers Racing, AJ Auxerre),
  • Three, from the Northeast (FC Metz, Relegation winner Nancy, FC Sochaux)
  • Five from the North West ( Le Havre AC, Stade Rennes, Brest Armorica FC, ​​FC Nantes, Stade Laval )
  • Two from the southwest ( Girondins Bordeaux, Toulouse ),
  • Five from the south-east ( climber AS Saint -Etienne, Olympique Marseille, SC Toulon -Var, OGC Nice, AS Monaco).

First match was August 5, 1986, the last matchday of the 5. June 1987. There was this time a particularly long winter break from just before Christmas until the end of February.

History, results and tables

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

After re- presentable performance of the French national team at the World Cup finals interest from broadcasters and sponsors also participated in club football to grow. So, for example, the Matra Group at Racing Paris and the entrepreneur Bernard Tapie in Marseille dedicated considerable amounts, and these clubs preferred to make the purchase " ready player " than on youth development; also Bordeaux and Paris Saint- Germain invested before the season started much in the transfer market, which then three expensive scorer for example, were in PSG's squad with Halilhodžić from Nantes, Bocandé from Metz and Rocheteau with aggregated 60 goals in the previous season for the position of the storm leader. These four teams were considered favorites for the title. Also before the start of the season developed, triggered by the change of the "eternal Girondins " Alain Giresse to Marseille, a public permanent dispute between the two autocratic club president Tapie and Bez, then both should be sentenced to prison because of their financial management a few years.

Sporty were the two capital clubs already in the first round back, while Marseille (Autumn Champion) and Bordeaux established at the top, without any one of them could settle decisively. During the winter break, the Girondins reinforced by a very inexpensive, young striker from Savoy, who had played until then mostly at modest Swiss clubs ( Étoile Carouge, AC Bellinzona ), and this Philippe Fargeon proved to be a stroke of luck - in 18 point games get him 15 results. In mid-April defeated Bordeaux its direct counterparty from Marseille 3-0, although the Girondins from the 20 minutes only played with ten men yet because defender pipe had been repeated little squeamish in his choice of means against the " apostates " Giresse. Also because Olympique then still conceded another five defeats, the Girondins were already after the 35th Round determined as champion. Beginning of June, the two opponents in the cup final on each other again; Bordeaux won again, thus securing the ninth French team since 1933 in addition to Gold-Filled. Nevertheless, this season was considered as a whole strike and uneventful. She brought with respect to the total number of goals scored a league - worst record - low point was the eighth matchday just nine goals in ten league matches - and apart from the first staging of the championship when the teams but only half as many games as time denied was never become an attacker with only 18 season top scorer of Division 1. In addition, a third of all encounters (125 ) ended in a draw.

At the bottom of the table, Rennes was early on in a hopeless position, while the fight against the second relegation place and participation in the relegation round for the participating clubs to last received a certain tension. In the end it got Nancy and later also Sochaux, the playful relegation to second division side AS Cannes in the Barrages. Direct promoted to the next season were Chamois Niort and La Paillade Montpellier SC.

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

Players of the Master

During the season, following 19 players were under coach Aimé Jacquet been used (in brackets: number of point games): Patrick Battiston (32 ), Dominique Dropsy (38 ), Philippe Fargeon (18 ), Jean -Marc Ferreri (33 ), Bernard Gimenez ( 3), René Girard (34 ), Jérôme Gnako ( 1), Bernard Lacombe (16 ), Laurent Lassagne (5 ), Uwe Reinders (1 ), Alain Roche ( 28), Gernot Rohr (27 ), Léonard Specht ( 33 ), Jean -Christophe Thouvenel (33 ), Jean Tigana (37 ), José Touré ( 13 ), Philippe Vercruysse (26 ), Zlatko Vujović (35 ), Zoran Vujović (37).

For a complete list of shooters from Bordeaux's 57 hits is not available in the literature used. The most successful were: Fargeon 15, Zlatko Vujović 12, Vercruysse 8, Lacombe, Touré respectively 5, 3 Ferreri

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 796 goals in 380 matches, there was an average of 2.1 goals per game.