1989–90 French Division 1

The 1989/90 season was the 52nd staging of the professional French football Division 1 champion for the sixth time since 1937, Olympique Marseille, which was able to defend his title from last season.

Were eligible to the clubs who had not completed the previous season 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:

  • A club from the far north ( Lille OSC ),
  • Three from Paris or Burgundy (Paris Saint- Germain, who renamed Racing Paris 1 AJ Auxerre),
  • Three, from the Northeast (FC Metz, promoted FC Mulhouse, Sochaux )
  • Three from the Pacific Northwest (SM Caen, Brest Armorica relegation winner FC, ​​FC Nantes),
  • Two from the southwest ( Girondins Bordeaux, Toulouse ),
  • Eight from the southeast (AS Saint -Etienne, Olympique Lyon climber, who renamed Montpellier, holders Olympique Marseille, SC Toulon -Var, OGC Nice, AS Cannes, AS Monaco).

First match was July 21, 1989, last matchday of the 19. May 1990. A winter break there was from mid-December to early 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.

Even before the start of this season seemed to be playing for Marseille money is no object to the Squad - qualitative and quantitative increase further - as in the previous two years. This time alternated French as Amoros, Roche and Tigana, from South America to Europe and France coli, Mozer and the 44- million -FF - transfer Waddle to the Canebière. And as Olympique after the first round was only in second place behind Bordeaux, President Tapie opened up more sources of finance, took first the young Deschamps from Nantes and Castaneda ( Saint- Étienne ) and Rousseau ( Laval ) two other goalkeepers. It was good Marseille came into the season, had decided with his offensively often spectacular play numerous encounters after just half an hour and took turns its second match with the Girondins in the guide from. Viewed over the entire season was OM total of 13 times at the top, Bordeaux which is particularly defensive ( Bell, Battiston ) was amplified and was molded by coach Goethals an especially before a home crowd almost invincible team, but even 24 times. Also, the first encounter between the two decided the Girondins clearly for itself.

In contrast, Montpellier could never meet him yet attributed to the summer of 1989 the role of secret favorites. Coach Jacquet it particularly failed to form from the nominally strong attack trio Cantona - Paille - Xuereb a working ensemble, and the MHSC started with three losses in a Series, stood for a long time in the relegation zone and could only work up even into mid-table end of the season. After all, Montpellier won for the French Cup competition after a final against Racing Paris, which then descended from the Division 1 and voluntarily undertook a fresh start in the third division. At the top table sat Marseille in early April by his victory in the top duel again before Bordeaux and then defended his narrow lead until the end of the season. With Brest it was in the second round only a single league rivals managed to conquer these two dominant clubs at least in front of his home crowd. The top scorer of the Division 1 won for the third time in a row Marseille Striker Schappappapá (30 point game results); this had previously managed only three other players ( Skoblar, Bianchi and Onnis ).

In the lower table region failed Movers Mulhouse especially on his Away weakness; the Alsatian remained winless in foreign stadiums where they only get five draws, and they had to immediately return to the second division. The third last of Nice, however secured in the subsequent Barrages in the league, so that the following season with Stade Rennes and Nancy only two newcomers supplemented the circle of the first division.

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

Players of the Master

During the season, following 24 players were under coach Gerard Gili been used (in brackets: number of point games): Manuel Amoros (34 ), Andre Basile (1 ), Gérard Bernardet (3 ), Jean Castaneda (6 ), Benoît caueter ( 1), Didier Deschamps (17 ), Abdoulaye Diallo (13 ), Éric Di Meco (33 ), Patrice Eyraud (13 ), Karlheinz Förster ( 4), Enzo Francescoli (28 ), Bruno Germain (27 ), Gaëtan Huard (25 ), Carmelo Micciche (4 ), Carlos Mozer (27 ), Éric Mura (6 ), Jean -Pierre Papin (36 ), Alain Roche ( 25), Pascal Rousseau ( 7), Franck Sauzée (36 ), Philippe Thys (12 ), Jean Tigana (37 ), Philippe Vercruysse (36 ), Chris Waddle (37).

Marseilles 75 hits achieved: Papin 30, Francescoli 11, Vercruysse and Waddle each 9, Sauzée 5, Mozer 4, Eyraud, Germain 2 each, Amoros, Deschamps, Diallo per 1

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 863 goals in 380 matches, there was an average of 2.3 goals per game.